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SC rejects Tamil Nadu, AIADMK request for 50% OBC quota in state medical seats for 2020-21

The state govt and AIADMK were challenging the Centre's contention that it was impossible to grant 50% quota in the current academic year.

Samajwadi MP demands scrapping of creamy layer for OBCs, wants quota in private sector jobs

In his letter to PM Modi, Samajwadi Party MP Vishambhar Prasad Nishad has also sought exclusion of salary while assessing annual income for OBC quota.
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.
File image of NEET candidates in Jabalpur (for representation) | Photo: ANI

Backward Classes panel set to press Modi govt for OBC quota in NEET today

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had highlighted the problem in a letter to PM Modi, saying OBC candidates had lost 11,000 seats under NEET since 2017.
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Less than 1% of OBC castes corner 50% reservation benefits, 20% get none, govt panel finds

The panel was formed in October 2017 to examine the sub-categorisation of OBCs, a demand that seeks to bridge the gap in the distribution of quota benefits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Delhi's Karkardooma. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

How BJP is undoing three decades of Mandal gains and still getting OBC support

The Modi govt wants to include salary earnings to calculate household income to determine the 'creamy layer' among OBCs. If implemented, it will exclude even the lower middle class.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

OBC panel to press Modi govt to double ‘creamy layer’ income ceiling to Rs 16 lakh

The panel will, however, give its nod to including salary as a component to determine income ceiling for the creamy layer of OBCs, something it had categorically opposed in March.

Congress is not anti-OBC. One Rajiv Gandhi speech is used to cancel out all pro-quota steps

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s letter to PM Modi about OBC reservations in educational institutions is only the latest instance of her party’s bid for inclusion.
Civil services

Centre calls for immediate action against IAS officer who submitted ‘fake’ OBC certificate

In a letter to Kerala chief secretary, the DoPT has said the OBC certificate of the 2016 batch IAS officer was ‘erroneous and incorrect’.
File image of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Reservation not a fundamental right: SC on plea for OBC quota in Tamil Nadu medical courses

A batch of petitions was seeking the implementation of 50 per cent reservation for OBCs in Tamil Nadu in the all-India quota for medical courses.

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Maulana Khadim Hussain Rizvi

Pakistani State sympathises all sorts of religious groups. Khadim Rizvi was just one of them

Since the establishment of Pakistan, each decade has seen different religious groups that have amplified religious-ideological sensitivities around various issues.
Women employees working in an HDFC Bank Ltd. branch in Mumbai, India | Bloomberg File Photo

Why RBI has restricted HDFC bank from launching new digital facilities, issuing credit cards

RBI issues order to HDFC Bank to temporarily stop all launches of digital business-generating activities and other proposed IT applications.


Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh | File photo: Subhav Shukla | PTI

Navy and govt discussing funding models like railways’ IRFC, Admiral Karambir Singh says

Admiral Karambir Singh says Navy will prioritise ordnance delivery, networking and unmanned solutions such as drones/UAVs with the resources that’ll be made available to it.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.