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Oct 26, 2017
Rajasthan Assembly passes bill raising reservation for OBCs to 26 percent; move to benefit GujjarsRajasthan Assembly passed a bill to raise reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 21 percent to 26 percent with a voice vote
Oct 03, 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind appoints commission to examine OBC quota benefitsPresident Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed a five-member Commission to examine the sub-categorisation of OBCs under Article 340 of the Constitution
Sep 12, 2017
Centre likely to tweak definition of transgender: Major step towards recognition of community's civil and political rightsIt is very commendable that the Centre has decided to take action about the definition of transgender in order to safeguard the rights of the community.
Sep 11, 2017
Ram Rahim Singh convicted: Ramdas Athawale urges Dalits not to go, support self-styled babasRamdas Athawale has asked Dalits not to support self-styled godmen like convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Aug 20, 2017
Maneka Gandhi urges government to enact law to rehabilitate and reintegrate beggarsUnion minister Maneka Gandhi has said there was a need to enact a law on begging with an emphasis on rehabilitation and reintegration of the vulnerable section of the society rather than criminalising the act.
Aug 01, 2017
Ramdas Athawale says issue of Vande Mataram is an attempt to cause feud among communitiesUnion minister Ramdas Athawale has said there was nothing wrong if one didn't recite the national song Vande Mataram.
Jul 21, 2017
Transgenders should have option to choose gender, says parliamentary panelThe Parliamentary Standing Committee felt that the proposed definition of transgender in the bill is in stark contrast to global developments, where transgenders have been granted the right to self-determine and to seek benefits according to such identity
Jul 15, 2017
Manual scavenging is a contravention of human rights: Madras High Courtmanual scavenging was prima facie a contravention of human rights and the right to live with dignity as per the Constitution, the Madras High Court today directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government
Jun 26, 2017
Consensus on bill giving constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes reachedA parliamentary panel examining a bill on National Commission for Backward Classes has reached a consensus, paving the way for its passage in Rajya Sabha in the monsoon session
Jun 21, 2017
Replace 'Scheduled Castes' with 'Dalit' in official communication, says Gujarat minister Atmaram ParmarGujarat's Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Atmaram Parmar asked officials of his department not to use the word 'Dalit' and replace it with 'Scheduled Castes'