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Govt panel sends notice to ONGC over inquiry on OBC employees ‘exploitation, quota violation’

ONGC receives notice after skipping meeting with National Commission for Backward Classes, which has data showing company did not fill its OBC employee quota for about 13 years.
Protest against caste-based reservation

Both upper caste and quota creamy layer cite merit. But their goals are different

A ‘review’ of India’s reservation system can be undertaken. But the solution involves looking into the theories propounded by John Rawls, Ambedkar, and Gandhi.

From Mandal to Modi, OBC sub-categorisation is caught up in bad politics

Anyone interested in social policy should demand that the Justice Rohini Commission findings be released as soon as the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

How Modi-Shah’s BJP is becoming a victim of their OBC reservation plot

Over two years after Modi govt’s ‘final’ deadline to Justice Rohini Commission for OBC sub-categorisation, India’s backward classes await a report. Why is the BJP hesitant?
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Ahead of Bihar polls, Modi govt extends term of OBC sub-categorisation panel by 6 months

Justice Rohini Commission’s mandate was also looking into how 27% OBC quota in jobs & education is being implemented and if all categories of OBCs are benefitting from it.
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BJP to hail amendments to SC/ST Atrocities Act as upper caste groups protest in MP

Party to pass a resolution at national executive meeting, lauding the move that reversed Supreme Court's 'dilution' of law.

On Camera

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Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?