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Hardik Patel to join BJP: How the party can benefit from the Patidar leader ahead of Gujarat Assembly polls
Politics

Hardik Patel to join BJP: How the party can benefit from the Patidar leader ahead of Gujarat Assembly polls

The BJP's induction of Hardik Patel is aimed at wooing back the Patidar community, an important voting block in Gujarat with a population of 1.5 crore and an influence in around 70 Assembly seats

After SC order on OBC quota in local bodies, Goa govt to seek legal opinion on panchayat polls
India

After SC order on OBC quota in local bodies, Goa govt to seek legal opinion on panchayat polls

On 10 May, the Supreme Court had held that no reservation for Other Backward Classes can be provisioned until the triple test formality

Chasing the OBC rainbow in Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav and Yogi Adityanath go neck and neck
Politics

Chasing the OBC rainbow in Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh Yadav and Yogi Adityanath go neck and neck

The BJP has the advantage of announcing more sops than anyone else. The SP, in contrast, has a traditional hold over a major chunk of the OBC base, but it has to do much more

UP polls: Is BSP chief Mayawati's muted campaign part of some grander design?
Politics

UP polls: Is BSP chief Mayawati's muted campaign part of some grander design?

While there is no clear answer there are definite pointers. A key assumption being, she is playing along with the BJP as part of its B team. There are no happy coincidences in politics

UP Assembly elections: Here's why OBC vote share may hold key to victory in Uttar Pradesh
Politics

UP Assembly elections: Here's why OBC vote share may hold key to victory in Uttar Pradesh

The BJP believes it will not drop below 40 per cent vote share, and will form a government easily while the SP won’t cross the 30 per cent vote mark despite its best efforts and BSP will remain a factor with at least 20 per cent vote share in 2022

Day after labour minister quits UP cabinet, now OBC leader Dara Singh Chauhan exits BJP
India

Day after labour minister quits UP cabinet, now OBC leader Dara Singh Chauhan exits BJP

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has tweeted a picture with Chauhan, sparking speculations of the latter joining the SP

NEET-PG Counselling 2021: Supreme Court reserves order on EWS quota case
India

NEET-PG Counselling 2021: Supreme Court reserves order on EWS quota case

A bench of justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna asked the parties to file their written submissions for consideration

NEET admission: SC sets aside Madras HC observation on EWS reservation
India

NEET admission: SC sets aside Madras HC observation on EWS reservation

The apex court made clear however that it is not quashing the entire high court order passed on 25 August or stating any opinion on its merit

Old Oriental Bank and UBI cheque books to be discontinued from next month
India

Old Oriental Bank and UBI cheque books to be discontinued from next month

In the wake of PNB merging with OBC and UBI, customers with e-OBC and e-UNI cheque books will have to replace them with PNB cheque book with updated PNB IFSC and MICR

Maharashtra Assembly: 12 BJP MLAs suspended for ‘misbehaving’ with presiding officer; all you need to know
Politics

Maharashtra Assembly: 12 BJP MLAs suspended for ‘misbehaving’ with presiding officer; all you need to know

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anil Parab said during the period of suspension, the 12 legislators will not be allowed to enter the Legislature premises in Mumbai and Nagpur for next 12 months

Reservations are psychological crutches for Scheduled Castes, have only perpetuated caste system instead of destroying it
India

Reservations are psychological crutches for Scheduled Castes, have only perpetuated caste system instead of destroying it

Scheduled Castes must realise that they cannot succeed in their struggle for social amelioration if they are isolated, writes former justice Markandey Katju.

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates
India

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates

In transmission, the coronavirus seems to follow principles of equality, but in so doing exposes with absolute clarity the distinctions between privilege and the lack thereof

PNB unveils new logo; lender merges United Bank of India, OBC with it, with effect from 1 April
Business

PNB unveils new logo; lender merges United Bank of India, OBC with it, with effect from 1 April

Punjab National Bank (PNB) has unveiled a new logo as it merges the United Bank of India and OBC with it, with effect from 1 April

Rajya Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale and several others win unopposed; Rajasthan set for tough fight for 3 seats
Politics

Rajya Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale and several others win unopposed; Rajasthan set for tough fight for 3 seats

Several candidates for Rajya Sabha, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Union minister of state for social justice Ramdas Athawale, and deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh won unopposed on Wednesday with no nominations filed against them

Oriental Bank of Commerce Q3 net profit jumps 39.11% to Rs 201.66 cr; gross NPAs decline to 12.64%
Business

Oriental Bank of Commerce Q3 net profit jumps 39.11% to Rs 201.66 cr; gross NPAs decline to 12.64%

State-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) on Thursday reported a 39.11 percent jump in net profit at Rs 201.66 crore for the quarter ended December 2019, mainly due to reduction in bad loans

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram calls National Register of Citizens a 'mischievous plan' to divide India
India

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram calls National Register of Citizens a 'mischievous plan' to divide India

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday dubbed the National Register of Citizens a sinister and mischievous plan to divide the country

CAA protests: BJP trying to amend Constitution through backdoor, says P Chidambaram at Congress 'Maha rally' in Kerala
India

CAA protests: BJP trying to amend Constitution through backdoor, says P Chidambaram at Congress 'Maha rally' in Kerala

Intensifying its protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Congress in Kerala took out a "Maha Rally" to the Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday, demanding the suspension of the law and to stop the National Register of Citizens (NRC)

State Bank of India employees to get gifts worth Rs 25 cr; OBC plans to give festival gifts too
Business

State Bank of India employees to get gifts worth Rs 25 cr; OBC plans to give festival gifts too

The two banks have announced a Diwali gift of sweets/dry fruits/chocolates for their staff worth Rs 1,000

PNB, UBI, OBC merger: Outside expert may be roped in to decide logo of new merged entity
Business

PNB, UBI, OBC merger: Outside expert may be roped in to decide logo of new merged entity

The proposed merger, expected to be effective from 1 April next year, will lead to the creation of the country's second-largest lender after State Bank of India, with a total business volume of about Rs 18 lakh crore