Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: OBC

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.

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law.

Congress handed over OBC voters to BJP. And it still hasn’t learnt its lesson

Throughout the years, Congress' mistakes in its OBC policies have been so critical that even BJP's tokenistic actions appear more welfare-oriented.

Why BJP, Congress, Sena & NCP are all agreed over delaying local polls in Maharashtra 

The unanimity among parties to push back polls comes amid impending elections to 10 municipal corporations, including in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik and Nagpur, in February-March 2022.

Mathura, Kashi, Ayodhya & more on the map in new BJP plan for OBC outreach in UP

BJP’s OBC outreach comes amid heated debate on caste census, a demand backed by many parties. Initiative will be led by Deputy CM Maurya & state BJP chief Swatantra Dev.

Bihar most aware state on caste census — 56% want information released

We surveyed over 7,000 Indians from 10 states. The result? The fear of the BJP that caste census will upset some social groups is unfounded.

Caste census is important — whether you are for or against reservation

If the support for caste census is political, so is the BJP’s opposition to it now.

India needs a caste census to see if we have conquered the social evil or merely hidden it

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.