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High Court stays 50% reservation for Delhi students in NLUD

National Law University Delhi had decided to reserve 50% of seats for candidates passing the qualifying exam from a recognised school, college or institute in Delhi.
Former BJP president Amit Shah with allies Nitish Kumar of JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP | File photo | PTI

RSS in 2015, SC in 2020 — quota row hits Bihar polls again but here’s why BJP isn’t worried

In 2015, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s call for a review of reservation had cost the BJP dearly in the assembly polls.
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Reservation not a fundamental right: SC on plea for OBC quota in Tamil Nadu medical courses

A batch of petitions was seeking the implementation of 50 per cent reservation for OBCs in Tamil Nadu in the all-India quota for medical courses.
NCP leader Nawab Malik addressing a press conference

NCP minister promises 5% quota for Muslim in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena says no decision yet

Urban Development minister Eknath Shinde dismissed Nawab Malik's claim that the Maharashtra govt will soon pass a law giving 5% reservation to Muslims in educatio
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC quota ruling is nothing new — reservation in jobs was never a fundamental right

SC ruling that reservations in jobs, promotions are not a fundamental right reiterates a long-held reading of constitutional provisions on quota. 
The Union Public Service Commission premises in New Delhi

Govt says reservation in lateral entry of professionals difficult and not viable

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said the lateral entry procedure was designed to be objective and hence background would not matter, just one's capability and experience.
Modi government to start a Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) pilot this year (Representational image) | Commons

We know the number of cows & pigs in India, but not those of OBCs & Brahmins

Modi govt rightly believes data is required for proper planning and formulation of any programme. But this holds true for social policies too.
RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale (centre) addresses a press conference in Pushkar | Twitter: @RSSorg

RSS clears stand on reservation, says should continue as long as beneficiaries need it

RSS said it supported the reservation system as mandated by the Constitution give social and economic disparity that still exists in society.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | File photo: Nand Kumar/ PTI

This is why Yogi govt’s ‘quota within quota’ system will be a win-win move in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has already held meetings with leaders of most backward classes and most marginal Dalit communities.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with Home Minister Amit Shah | PTI

Reservation to stay, says wary BJP as Mohan Bhagwat raises quota bogey before state polls

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for a ‘harmonious debate’ on reservation, forcing BJP to firefight its way out of likely poll consequences.

On Camera

File photo | PM Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during the Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan | PTI

Not Modi, not Yogi, it is Ram versus the rest for the BJP in UP 2022 election

Modi-Shah’s BJP knows the politics of George Bush-esque's binaries is clever and pushes opponents into a corner. That’s exactly what happened with the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Record stimulus to fight Covid crisis is slowing credit downgrades of Indian companies

There have been around 5 downgrades for one upgrade of rupee debt of Indian firms since 1 July, compared to ratio of almost 11 to one in first quarter.

Defence

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Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.