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Activists of various groups during Bharat Bandh called over SC/ST reservation issue, in Allahabad

What Congress’ OBC quota in Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh says about its new political shift

The political situation compelling Bhupesh Baghel and Kamal Nath to take similar decisions favouring the OBCs is built on three main factors.
(L-R) Additional Principal Secretary P K Mishra , PM Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra in South Block | ThePrint Photo by Praveen Jain

Of 89 secretaries in Modi govt, there are just 3 STs, 1 Dalit and no OBCs

Minister Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha that higher entry age of SC/ST/OBCs meant they retired before their batches came up for central govt secretary posts.
Gujjars, a dominant OBC, want themselves included in Scheduled Tribes category | pexels.com

As Yogi govt plans to add 17 OBCs to Scheduled Castes list, here’s how it can be done

UP govt told district magistrates, commissioners to issue caste certificates to 17 OBC communities. But union minister has said move not in accordance with Constitution.
Union minister Thawarchand Gehlot

Thawarchand Gehlot — BJP’s low-key, ‘obedient’, top Dalit face who has taken on CM Yogi

BJP’s leader in Rajya Sabha Thawarchand Gehlot has said Adityanath govt decision to include 17 OBC communities in Scheduled Castes list ‘not proper’.
Supreme Court of India

No, my lord: Indians are unequal and our laws can’t be caste neutral

Supreme Court shouldn’t question special rights to SC/ST at a time when other countries are making laws to protect oppressed groups.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi (C), Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia (L) with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath (R) | PTI

Congress has never been a party of OBCs, but something’s changing now

At the level of ideas, ideology and leadership, the Congress has been a party of social elites since its inception.
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How three key Supreme Court judgments shook the faith of SCs, STs and OBCs in one year

Two of the most important Dalit issues have been impacted by these judgments: protection from atrocities and adequate representation.
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Quota seats for SC, ST students in higher education remain vacant, OBCs fare better

As the Centre introduces a 10% quota for 'poor' upper castes, data shows that little has been done to improve education enrolment for SCs and STs
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Rs 736 crore windfall for Maharashtra’s OBCs and tribes, months ahead of polls

The money is part of a conscious effort by Devendra Fadnavis govt to reach out to the OBC community, which forms 52% of the state’s population.
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30 OBCs who cleared 2017 UPSC exam not given services for ‘hiding their high income’

‘Creamy layer’ OBC candidates are not entitled to reservation, according to a 1990 SC ruling.

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As many as 300 foreigners from 16 countries had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi in March (representational image) | Photo : Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Let’s talk about how Tablighi Jamaat turned Covid hate against Muslims around

After all those days of hate, there was redemption for Tablighi Jamaat in the end. Some say it was in keeping with what Quran teaches.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

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IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
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Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.