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An office in Gurgaon, Haryana | Representational image | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Gurugram Inc won’t expand in Haryana anymore, eyeing hubs like Noida now

There was a palpable change in the direction India was taking in the last six months. Haryana government has put fears in the industry.
Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Wary of political fallout, Modi govt puts on hold plan to change OBC creamy layer eligibility

Proposal called for raising income ceiling for creamy layer to Rs 12 lakh from Rs 8 lakh per annum and introduced salaries as a component to be calculated as income. 
Protest against caste-based reservation

Final call on 10% EWS quota lies with states, can’t enforce it, Modi govt tells SC

The central govt made the submission in an affidavit filed in response to a plea seeking the implementation of the EWS quota in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Why civil services exams in some states have had higher cut-offs for SC/ST & OBC applicants

Is there any constitutional provision that allows the cut-off marks for the reserved categories to go above the general category

Why upper castes polish shoes or sweep roads when protesting quota for Dalits and OBCs

Angry upper caste youth, from days of Mandal to now in Chhattisgarh, have always protested against reservation by performing certain tasks.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is to speak for an hour and then field questions from foreign media personnel. | Photo: PTI

Mohan Bhagwat should know reservation policy is India’s soft power, like yoga & Bollywood

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spoken of India's quota system as ‘both older and more extensive than any program ventured in the US’.
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.

Modi govt’s job quota for ‘weaker’ upper castes: Desperate poll sop or meeting aspirations?

With 2019 Lok Sabha elections nearing, the Union cabinet has approved 10 per cent reservation for ‘economically backward’ upper castes in government jobs. A Bill to amend Article 15 and 16 of the Constitution will be moved in Parliament to implement this. ThePrint asks: Modi govt’s job quota for ‘weaker’ upper castes: Desperate poll sop or meeting aspirations? Many poor excluded from affirmative policies because they don’t belong to “right” caste or religion Rajeev Chandrashekhar MP, BJP The rationale behind reservation has always been to provide opportunities to the underprivileged. However, despite decades of reservation, several underprivileged people continue to suffer precisely because the policy hasn’t been extended to them. There are several poor people who do not come from the “right” caste or religion and are therefore excluded from all affirmative policies. It is undeniable that these poor people, who belong to upper caste families, need a leg-up in society. I am aware that the bill will face plenty...
A vocational training centre | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Cabinet approves 10% quota in education, jobs for economically weaker in general category

People with annual income below Rs 8 lakh and have up to five acres of land are expected to receive the benefit of the reservation.
University Grants Commission building

Centre set to file review petition to undo own order on faculty reservations

UGC last week announced a new mechanism for implementing faculty reservations, henceforth- calculating total posts departments wise rather than Institution wise, as is the case now.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.