The recommendations of a central panel for 27 percent reservation for OBCs in private sector jobs on Tuesday evoked favourable reactions from parties.
Making caste census data public will hit the likes of Lalu, Nitish the hardest, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Pitching for a comprehensive classification of caste data before its release, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said once in public domain it will hit leaders like Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar the most.
The results of civil services (main) examination, 2014 were declared on Sunday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea of Jat students seeking benefits of reservation under Other Backward Class (OBC) in the ongoing process of admission in post-graduate (PG) medical and dental courses.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the notification issued by the erstwhile UPA government to include Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for according benefits of reservation to them.
several groups of Hindus in Maharashtra are mulling converting to Buddhism.
The name which didn’t figure on the Bharat Ratna wish-list was of former Prime Minister VP Singh.
An NCAER survey talks of a high level of untouchability among Indians - with one in four admitting to such attitudes. But there is more to it that just this. The data need a more nuanced reading to draw the right conclusions.
Dubbed as a semi-final to the Bihar assembly polls next year, these polls are expected to give all political stakeholders a sense of the people’s mood in the state.
The Lalu-Nitish combine is one of arithmetic common sense and electoral expediency. But if their caste math does not work out, each has much at stake.
The party's efforts to shed its upper caste image appears to have had some impact in critical states such as UP and Bihar
In the absence of a consolidation of the Muslim vote in favour of any one party or alliance, the Muslim voter will be choosing from among the Congress, SP, BSP and even the Aam Aadmi Party.
As the Congress launched the first major consultations for preparing the party's manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the party declared that Gandhi has opened the closed doors of politics by ensuring grassroot participation in policy making.
The Congress, possibly rattled by Modi's fairly successful use of their own 'secular' card, is now trying to make sure that they have suitably prepared for any other move that the BJP is likely to make. In an exclusive report, The Indian Express says that the UPA is now planning to announce reservations for Jats in the OBC quota for government jobs.
The BJP could win 27 seats in UP and 17 in Bihar, but that's still only a third of the 120 seats in the Hindi heartland -- the wave of support for Modi is not the tsunami he needs.
The creation of Muslim sub-quotas within the OBC quota will inevitably lead to the reduction of all quotas into very small sub-quotas for community.