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Bhaskar wants courts to be more efficient, Jagran calls Hafiz Saeed conviction an eyewash

A weekend round up of editorial comments in leading Hindi newspapers on the most topical issues of the day.
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As Yogi govt plans to add 17 OBCs to Scheduled Castes list, here’s how it can be done

UP govt told district magistrates, commissioners to issue caste certificates to 17 OBC communities. But union minister has said move not in accordance with Constitution.
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The BJP’s caste arithmetic is collapsing under its own weight

Demonetisation was at the heart of destabilising the BJP's carefully constructed caste coalition. The rise of the BJP - since the Ram Mandir movement generally, and in the Modi era particularly - has come on the back of meticulously crafted caste coalitions. These may differ from state to state, but there's one big pattern. They have married their Brahmin-Bania upper caste core base with the lower OBCs who have felt marginalised by dominant OBC communities such as Yadavs, Jats or Marathas. Even with the Modi wave the BJP would not have won 71 seats in Uttar Pradesh if it hadn't brought back Lodh leader Kalyan Singh in the party, and hadn't allied with Kurmi party Apna Dal, which won another two seats for the NDA in the state. Yet the Modi wave also helped the party win votes despite the hurdle of caste. Narendra Modi's 2014 campaign, which projected a prime ministerial...

SC’s interim order on reservation in promotion: Implementable or premature?

The Supreme Court allowed the continuation of existing laws on SC/ST reservations in promotions in government jobs till a constitution bench rules on the same. Experts weigh in.
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UGC asks universities to forget new order on hiring SC/ST faculty after govt goes to court

The order had said instead of the current practice of institution-wise hiring of SC/ST teachers, there would now be a department-wise reservation system.

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Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

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IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
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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.