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Reservation is not at odds with merit — full text of SC order on OBC quota in NEET

The two-judge bench said that competitive examinations do not reflect social, economic & cultural advantages that accrue to certain classes & merit should be socially contextualized.

BJP rolls out fleet of OBC, Dalit leaders as star campaigners for 1st phase of UP polls

The first phase of voting for the state assembly elections on 10 February will mainly cover western UP, which has a large population of Dalit, OBC, and Muslim voters.

UP MLAs quit BJP for selfish motives, we’ll go door to door & showcase welfare: OBC Morcha head

While BJP central leadership draws up strategy to counter series of OBC MLAs’ resignations, OBC Morcha has been tasked with localised measures to tackle the issue.

Five reasons why ministers are leaving Yogi Adityanath govt right before UP elections

Dara Singh Chauhan, Swami Prasad Maurya & Dharam Singh Saini were key to BJP's non-Jadav vote bank. Adityanath and his policies damaged this relationship.

Polls round the corner, Modi govt set to grant 12th extension to Justice Rohini panel on OBCs

4-member commission headed by retired Justice G. Rohini was set up in 2017 to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs. It was supposed to submit its report by March 2018.

MVA govt seeks postponement of local bodies elections over OBC reservation issue

State Congress president Nana Patole also said that the state govt should take up the collection of data related to the OBCs immediately and ensure their political reservation stays.

SC directs 27% seats reserved for OBC be notified as general in Maharashtra local body polls

The apex court said that the SEC must immediately issue a fresh notification for the seats as general category and initiate election process for them.

Weeks before UP polls, Modi govt shelves proposal to change eligibility for OBC creamy layer

The proposed changes were: Increasing annual income limit for quota eligibility to Rs 12 lakh from Rs 8 lakh, and making salaries part of the gross annual income yardstick.

NEET UG results have a loud and clear message: Dominant castes can’t continue old tactics

NEET UG results have bust the caste-merit myth. But dominant castes still have an 'anxiety' about unreserved seats.

You are an OBC if you score 11/22 — We traced nearly 100 years of caste in Indian census

Rajiv Gandhi called Mandal report a ‘can of worms’. India has tried to open it five times and shut it as quickly.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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