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Explained: What is the caste-based census announced in Bihar by Nitish Kumar?
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Explained: What is the caste-based census announced in Bihar by Nitish Kumar?

The demand for counting castes has increased in the recent times. Here's why supporters say it's necessary, and what the Centre says

Why 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections may mark the end of Mayawati’s illustrious political career
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Why 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections may mark the end of Mayawati’s illustrious political career

Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party seem to have reached a point of terminal decline from where a political comeback appears highly improbable

Need for caste-based census driven by social concerns, not political, claims Nitish Kumar
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Need for caste-based census driven by social concerns, not political, claims Nitish Kumar

The Bihar chief minister hinted that his government could consider holding a state-specific survey of castes though a census if there were no alternative left

Reservations for Marathas being 'deliberately delayed' in Maharashtra, claims BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale
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Reservations for Marathas being 'deliberately delayed' in Maharashtra, claims BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale

Bhosale, hitting out at the Uddhav Thackeray dispensation for "not taking the issue ahead", claimed that "the state government lawyer" missed a Supreme Court hearing and that the "community will react to such tactics"

SC says hard for elected govt to have 'political will' to meet with challenges of reservation; strikes down 100% ST quota in scheduled areas
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SC says hard for elected govt to have 'political will' to meet with challenges of reservation; strikes down 100% ST quota in scheduled areas

It is very hard for an elected government to have the 'political will' to meet the challenges arising out of the reservation scenario wherein neither the lists of those entitled have been reviewed nor the quota provisions have come to an end, the Supreme Court has observed.

St Stephen's students boycott classes for first time in 30 years with JNU protesters, anti-CAA and NRC demonstrators, read Preamble to Constitution
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St Stephen's students boycott classes for first time in 30 years with JNU protesters, anti-CAA and NRC demonstrators, read Preamble to Constitution

Over a hundred students from St Stephen's College boycotted their classes, for the first time in 30 years, and marched with posters chanting slogans of Azadi in solidiarity with JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia, AMU and anti-CAA-NRC protesters

Anurag Kashyap apologises, clarifies stance on reservations after being labelled 'casteist' on Twitter
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Anurag Kashyap apologises, clarifies stance on reservations after being labelled 'casteist' on Twitter

Several Twitter users have criticised Anurag Kashyap for participating in the Mandal commission protests, accusing him of being a casteist

Quota Bill: Modi government's 10% reservation for the 'poor' is regressive and a fraud against the Constitution
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Quota Bill: Modi government's 10% reservation for the 'poor' is regressive and a fraud against the Constitution

When it takes effect, the government’s new move raises the level of quota to 60 percent.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: PM's switch hit, Sarbananda Sonawal on brink, cracks in Black Mirror; today's must read-stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: PM's switch hit, Sarbananda Sonawal on brink, cracks in Black Mirror; today's must read-stories

Narendra Modi caught his opponents off-guard and left them with just one choice: Applaud his masterstroke with a tinge of envy.

Modi's 10% quota plan: PM's switch hit has reverse-Mandalised Indian politics, caught Opposition off-guard
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Modi's 10% quota plan: PM's switch hit has reverse-Mandalised Indian politics, caught Opposition off-guard

Narendra Modi has not just reversed the direction of the political narrative by offering 10 percent reservation for upper castes, but also changed his stance on the issue, to hit the prevailing Mandal logic out of the park

Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal Commission
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Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal Commission

Unlike the Mandal Commission's report, the 10% quota move is unlikely to see protests as it includes benefits for the general category poor, including Jats, Marathas, Gujjars, Banias, Thakurs and Kammas, as well Muslims and Christians.

Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny
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Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny

As per the 10% reservation approved for economically backward upper castes, any family from the general category that holds less than five acres of agricultural land, owns less than 1,000 square feet of residential property and earns less than Rs 8 lakh per annum is eligible to seek quota.

Ram Vilas Paswan says Narendra Modi faces no real challenge in 2019, Opposition should prepare for 2024 polls instead
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Ram Vilas Paswan says Narendra Modi faces no real challenge in 2019, Opposition should prepare for 2024 polls instead

Ram Vilas Paswan made light of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's assertion that Opposition parties would unite to take on Narendra Modi and the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Amit Shah's responds to Rahul Gandhi's anti-Dalit accusation, asks Congress chief to look at facts when 'free from winking'
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Amit Shah's responds to Rahul Gandhi's anti-Dalit accusation, asks Congress chief to look at facts when 'free from winking'

Amit Shah's tweets came after Gandhi joined a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar and criticised Prime Minister Modi over government policies towards Dalits.

Democracy In India Part 6: Despite caste and religious divisions, our democratic journey reflects silent revolution
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Democracy In India Part 6: Despite caste and religious divisions, our democratic journey reflects silent revolution

Past 70 years of Indian democracy saw a gradual erosion of caste, spread of women's education, independence of judiciary and EC, among others achievements.

Dalit protests shake BJP's fort as rise in casteism challenges party's politics of Hindutva-laced nationalism
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Dalit protests shake BJP's fort as rise in casteism challenges party's politics of Hindutva-laced nationalism

If Dalits continue to clash with upper-caste Hindus, it would destroy its dream of a 'virat' Hindu 'parivar' that votes just for the BJP.

Gujarat Election 2017: Hardik Patel’s quota ‘deal’ is a cruel joke, but stirs up caste frenzy in other states
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Gujarat Election 2017: Hardik Patel’s quota ‘deal’ is a cruel joke, but stirs up caste frenzy in other states

The farcical nature of the Gujarat deal is not stopping other chief ministers from dreaming their own pipe dreams.

Supreme Court says Constitution Bench to decide if a revisit on creamy layer in SC, ST quota is required
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Supreme Court says Constitution Bench to decide if a revisit on creamy layer in SC, ST quota is required

Supreme Court agreed to consider whether its 11-year-old judgment dealing with the issue of application of the 'creamy layer' for reservation to SC and ST categories

BJP's own Mandal moment: Sub-categorisation of OBCs will deal a fatal blow to caste-driven Opposition parties
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BJP's own Mandal moment: Sub-categorisation of OBCs will deal a fatal blow to caste-driven Opposition parties

The Union govt will set up a Commission under article 340 of the Constitution, to examine the issue of sub-categorisation of the OBCs.

Nitish Kumar says Tamil Nadu's next government will be under DMK leader MK Stalin
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Nitish Kumar says Tamil Nadu's next government will be under DMK leader MK Stalin

Nitish Kumar expressed confidence that MK Stalin will head the next government in Tamil Nadu, as he asked him to implement M Karunanidhi's promise on prohibition