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HC quashing stay on Maratha reservations comes at opportune moment for BJP-Shiv Sena govt in Maharashtra
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HC quashing stay on Maratha reservations comes at opportune moment for BJP-Shiv Sena govt in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Assembly election is due later this year. And the high court decision gives a political fillip to the BJP and particularly Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ahead of the polls

Congress asks Narendra Modi not to 'hoodwink' country on jobs, says govt has no major achievement to show for itself
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Congress asks Narendra Modi not to 'hoodwink' country on jobs, says govt has no major achievement to show for itself

Congress accused Narendra Modi of hoodwinking the country by playing with statistics on job creation. Spokesperson Pawan khera said prime minister wanted people to believe that its failures are the "achhe din"

Maharashtra bandh: Protesters disrupt road traffic across state over Maratha quota stir; public transport suspended
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Maharashtra bandh: Protesters disrupt road traffic across state over Maratha quota stir; public transport suspended

According to officials, Maratha protestors halted buses and other vehicles on roads in Maharashtra's Latur, Jalna, Solapur and Buldhana districts.

Maratha quota stir: Protestors to go ahead with 9 August Maharashtra shutdown, blame failure of state govt to keep promises
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Maratha quota stir: Protestors to go ahead with 9 August Maharashtra shutdown, blame failure of state govt to keep promises

This comes days after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that all constitutional obligations in connection with the granting of reservations to the Maratha community in the state would be completed by November

NCP slams Maharashtra govt for not filling staff vacancies, says Devendra Fadnavis only 'makes announcements and postpones them'
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NCP slams Maharashtra govt for not filling staff vacancies, says Devendra Fadnavis only 'makes announcements and postpones them'

The Nationalist Congress Party lashed out at the Maharashtra government for not filling staff vacancies regularly and accused Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of "making announcements and then postponing them"

Rahul Gandhi responds to Nitin Gadkari's statements about Maratha reservations, asks #WhereAreTheJobs on Twitter
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Rahul Gandhi responds to Nitin Gadkari's statements about Maratha reservations, asks #WhereAreTheJobs on Twitter

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday that reservations and quotas will not guarantee employment for many, because the number of jobs is declining.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar says Maharashtra govt should decide upon Maratha reservation demand without touching existing quotas
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar says Maharashtra govt should decide upon Maratha reservation demand without touching existing quotas

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday said the Maharashtra government should not tamper with the existing reservations while deciding on the Maratha community's demand for quota.

Maratha quota stir: Man preparing for civil services ends life over reservation demand in Maharashtra's Aurangabad
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Maratha quota stir: Man preparing for civil services ends life over reservation demand in Maharashtra's Aurangabad

His family members said they will not take possession of the body till the state government takes a final decision on the issue of reservation, over which the Maratha community has been agitating.

Maratha quota agitation: Two more Maharashtra MLAs, including a BJP legislator, quit in support of demand
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Maratha quota agitation: Two more Maharashtra MLAs, including a BJP legislator, quit in support of demand

The Maratha community has been demanding quota under the OBC category in government jobs and education. The community held protests in various parts of Maharashtra and had observed bandhs in Mumbai and rest of the state.

Maharashtra Bandh: BEST buses attacked in Mumbai; shopkeepers observe shutdown; local trains run on schedule
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Maharashtra Bandh: BEST buses attacked in Mumbai; shopkeepers observe shutdown; local trains run on schedule

Protesters attacked buses and stopped local trains in Mumbai and the adjoining Thane city today during the Maharashtra bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation.

Sharad Pawar asks Devendra Fadnavis to initiate dialogue with Maratha leaders to end stand-off over quota demand
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Sharad Pawar asks Devendra Fadnavis to initiate dialogue with Maratha leaders to end stand-off over quota demand

In a statement issued Tuesday, Pawar lamented that instead of taking the grievances of the community seriously, the chief minister and certain ministers have given provocative statements

Maratha outfit calls for peaceful statewide bandh after quota stir turns violent; Mumbai Police on alert
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Maratha outfit calls for peaceful statewide bandh after quota stir turns violent; Mumbai Police on alert

The agitation by Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and education has turn violent with protests being organised by Maratha outfits on roads and highways blocking traffic and torching vehicles.

Maratha outfits call for state-wide bandh in Maharashtra, day after protester jumped to death demanding reservation for community
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Maratha outfits call for state-wide bandh in Maharashtra, day after protester jumped to death demanding reservation for community

A pro-reservation Maratha leader said they have called the bandh across the state and that they will continue their agitation until Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis apologises to the community.

Twenty-seven year old man jumps to death in Godavari river during Maratha reservation stir in Aurangabad
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Twenty-seven year old man jumps to death in Godavari river during Maratha reservation stir in Aurangabad

The agitation by Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and education today took a tragic turn after a 27-year-old protester jumped to his death in Godavari river.

Maratha Kranti Morcha to hold 'biggest rally' in Mumbai on 9 August, marking a year of silent protests
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Maratha Kranti Morcha to hold 'biggest rally' in Mumbai on 9 August, marking a year of silent protests

After organizing several protest marches since 2016, the Maratha Community will now be taking out its biggest ever protest rally in Mumbai on 9 August.

Maratha morcha: Over 150 MLAs, MLCs set to join the march in Nagpur on Wednesday
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Maratha morcha: Over 150 MLAs, MLCs set to join the march in Nagpur on Wednesday

The Maratha Kunbi Kranti Muk Morcha, on 14 December, will start from Yashwant stadium, Dhantoli and end at Vidhan Bhavan.

Atrocities an excuse; reservation the key issue in rally war between Marathas and Dalits
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Atrocities an excuse; reservation the key issue in rally war between Marathas and Dalits

Following Marathas, Dalits across Maharashtra have also begun organising peaceful rallies demanding tougher SC/ST Prevention of Atrocity Act. However, according to political pundits, the real issue is reservation

Silent Maratha Morcha held in Nagpur, descendants of Shivaji among participants
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Silent Maratha Morcha held in Nagpur, descendants of Shivaji among participants

Sporting saffron caps and holding banners, hundereds of Maratha people including direct discendants of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj from Satara gathered for the march

Maratha agitation: After Kolhapur, silent march reaches at Mumbai's doorsteps in Thane
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Maratha agitation: After Kolhapur, silent march reaches at Mumbai's doorsteps in Thane

The Maratha community today took its statewide campaign for demands, including reservation, to the doortsteps of Mumbai by organising a huge 'silent march' in the adjoining Thane district, which was joined by Minister Eknath Shinde and leaders of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP.

Were Nashik protests the trigger for Fadnavis to intervene in the Maratha issue?
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Were Nashik protests the trigger for Fadnavis to intervene in the Maratha issue?

The Nashik incident that saw a five-year-old girl — who was playing with her sister near temple at Trimbakeshwar — being raped by a 15-year-old in a dilapidated structure behind the temple