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Indian women a step closer to breaking glass ceiling in politics

Quotas for women candidates in BJD & Trinamool are expected to help give a final push to reserving 33% Lok Sabha seats for women.
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Modi govt had no plans to give special benefits to upper caste poor in UPSC or SSC exams

EWS candidates hoped benefits such as age relaxation & exemption on number of attempts, applicable to SC, ST and OBC candidates, would be available to them.

Pushing through faculty quota ordinance is just pre-poll band-aid

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Alok Verma tops ‘Sabka Quota’ Bill in the media

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BJP to promote ‘well-intentioned’ quota bill, thwart opposition ‘bid to mislead’ SCs, STs

Party is set to hold outreach programmes to promote the bill, wants cadre to stop opposition ‘efforts’ to polarise SCs, STs and OBCs against it. 

Parliament’s quota debate smacks of political opportunism

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Why Modi government’s quota move may not yield the results it wants

Seen as an attempt to consolidate upper caste votes, experts call the reservation move an over-ambitious project to embark on just before the elections.
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.

Athawale’s call for reservations in Army revives old debate

Former defence minister Jagjivan Ram also wrote to then Army chief Manekshaw on caste-based quota policy

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?