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Talk Point: Political will necessary to implement quota in private sector

Whether reservations in the private sector are feasible or not depends on the political will of the governments. It is a globally proven fact that institutions with greater diversity are more successful and innovative and endure longer.
Nitish Kumar addressing a press conference | File photo: PTI

Talk Point: Demand for private sector job quota is more rhetoric than substance

Nitish Kumar finds himself in a fix as he ditched the backward class constituency in jumping onto the BJP bandwagon. As an astute politician, he realised that all his rhetoric would not work with people. Therefore, he has come out with this trick of demanding a 50 per cent reservation in private sector.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Flickr

Talk Point: If US industry can have affirmative action, why can’t we?

What Nitish Kumar has said is not anything new. This issue has been debated and discussed since the 2000s. Several Dalit politicians have stressed the need for reservations in the private sector.
SP looks beyond Muslims & Yadavs, opens door to all castes to consolidate base

SP looks beyond Muslims & Yadavs, opens door to all castes to consolidate base

Party chief Akhilesh Yadav likely to constitute a new team, select leaders from non-Yadav OBCs and Dalits.
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Following the Karpoori Thakur model, OBC sub-categorisation could be icing on BJP’s cake

Following the Karpoori Thakur model, OBC sub-categorisation could be icing on BJP’s cake.
Amit Shah and Narendra Modi

OBC sub-categorisation is a rehash of BJP’s venomous anti-creamy layer game

The decision to sub-categorise OBCs for reservation will not help anyone - not the nation, not the upper castes, and certainly not the OBCs.
Modi’s new vote: Sub-categorisation set to bring OBCs into BJP fold

Modi’s new vote: Sub-categorisation set to bring OBCs into BJP fold

By spreading benefits of OBC reservations more evenly among all castes, the BJP can win over 40 crore of India’s most deprived people.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.