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On Monday, SC to hear Centre's appeal on sub-quota for minorities

Jun 09, 2012

On Monday, SC to hear Centre's appeal on sub-quota for minorities

The Union government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court order quashing the 4.5 per cent reservation for minorities. #Supreme Court #Other Backward Class #Andhra Pradesh High Court #Union government #Indian caste system #Minority group
Will govt move SC on promotion quota?

Apr 30, 2012

Will govt move SC on promotion quota?

Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy said discussions were being carried out between the Ministries of Law and Justice, and Social Justice and Empowerment. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Reservation #Minister of State #Indian caste system #quota
Has the time come to elevate Ambedkar over Gandhi?

Apr 23, 2012

Has the time come to elevate Ambedkar over Gandhi?

It is a tragedy that BR Ambedkar is seen as only a Dalit icon, when his contribution to societal reform is as large, if not larger, than Gandhi's. #OnOurMind #Gandhi #Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi #Caste #B. R. Ambedkar #Columbia University #Indian caste system #National Icons
Bihar to launch caste census from 20 April

Apr 19, 2012

Bihar to launch caste census from 20 April

Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said the state administration is fully ready to begin the much awaited caste census from panchayats to district level. #NewsTracker #bIhar #Sociology #Indian caste system
Caste politics: Mumbai's Indu mills will be Ambedkar memorial

Mar 30, 2012

Caste politics: Mumbai's Indu mills will be Ambedkar memorial

The long-pending contentious issue of providing land for the proposed BR Ambedkar memorial here has moved forward with the central government agreeing to transfer a mill premises for the project, an official said Friday. #Politics #PoliticalPlay #Dalit #Dadar #Columbia University #Indian caste system #B.R. Ambedkar memorial
UP Muslims and the 'P' factor

Feb 17, 2012

UP Muslims and the 'P' factor

The Peace Party may not win too many seats but it will certainly upset poll calculation of parties. #Congress #Samajwadi Party #Bahujan Samaj Party #Kanshi Ram #UP2012 #Indian caste system #Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections #Peace Party
BJP promises temple, Congress jobs, quota

Jan 27, 2012

BJP promises temple, Congress jobs, quota

BJP today revived the Ayodhya issue promising to build a Ram temple but Congress came out with plans to create 20 lakh jobs for unemployed youth in their manifestos for the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. #Bharatiya Janata Party #Indian National Congress #UP2012 #Reservation in India #Indian caste system
A woman as CM, but UP is no state for the fairer sex

Jan 27, 2012

A woman as CM, but UP is no state for the fairer sex

A neglected segment in Uttar Pradesh by all parameters, but women get nothing more than lip service from parties. #Uttar Pradesh #Mayawati #Bahujan Samaj Party #UP2012 #Indian caste system #National Crime Record Bureau
EC puts 4.5% minority quota on hold in 5 poll-bound states

Jan 11, 2012

EC puts 4.5% minority quota on hold in 5 poll-bound states

There have been complaints that the decision of the Union Cabinet could influence voters in these states as it came just ahead of the announcement of poll dates. #Politics #Uttar Pradesh #NewsTracker #Election Commission #Indian caste system