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A cut-out of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center in the middle of a street in Surat (Representational image)

Why Modi govt wants quota for upper castes — their state is as pathetic as OBCs

Cabinet note cites 2010 report which found very little difference in economic conditions of upper castes and OBCs at the lower levels.
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In IAS exam age limit debate, focus should be on delaying retirement for Dalits, OBCs

The service tenure of all officers should be the same.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with senior leaders of the party's Chhattisgarh unit | PTI

Congress can replicate the Chhattisgarh model of defeating the BJP

Chhattisgarh shows the way.
File photo of Sitaram Kesri | YouTube

Congress calls out PM Modi for latest gaffe—Sitaram Kesri was OBC, not Dalit

Addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh, PM Modi said former Congress chief Sitaram Kesri was a Dalit who was ‘thrown out of office’ to make way for Sonia Gandhi.
An example of the receipt given to participants in the 2011 caste census in India | Kate Geraghty/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

From Congress to BJP, everybody is afraid of OBC data

Without fresh OBC data, caste issues are resolved through muscle power.
Kancha Illaiah

BJP govt doesn’t want my books because I talk of caste equality: OBC writer Kancha Ilaiah

Four of Kancha Ilaiah’s books were recommended to be dropped from DU’s political science syllabus, but the department decided to continue teaching them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Manvender Vashist/PTI

What did OBC Narendra Modi do for the OBCs?

The OBCs are almost absent in higher judiciary and secretary-level positions in the bureaucracy.
Rajasthan High Court | Twitter

Rajasthan OBCs angry as they need more marks than general category to enter civil service

OBC candidates call it a ‘blatant’ violation of reservation policy, allege they’re being restricted to 26% quota despite good performance.
An example of the receipt given to participants in the 2011 caste census in India | Kate Geraghty/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images

Census 2021 must ask every Indian their caste, not just OBCs

Let’s see how many say ‘no caste’.
Cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters in New Delh

Why ThePrint is wrong about the BJP being an upper-caste party

The article was a desperate attempt to divide society along the lines of caste and to instigate a section of the community against the BJP.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
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After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.