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Jun 04, 2019
Madhya Pradesh Cabinet passes resolution to increase OBC quota to 27%; raises dearness allowance for staff, pensioners by 3%The Cabinet has also increased by three percent the dearness allowance for employees and pensioners. It will cost the state exchequer Rs 1,647 crore and will benefit around seven lakh employees.
May 30, 2019
Payal Tadvi's suicide: 'Evidence of ligature mark over neck', says autopsy report; victim's chats show she was facing tortureThe investigation into the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police on Thursday.
May 28, 2019
Payal Tadvi's suicide: Marred by casteism, dominated by donations, medical education in India needs mirror to avoid dehumanisationThree senior doctors allegedly bullied and tortured Dr Payal Tadvi because of her caste - she was born into an Adivasi family - all the way to suicide at Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital.
May 17, 2019
Look Beyond Quotas for EqualityReservations bring with them the charge of unfair equality and this leads to further acrimony between groups. It’s time we looked at new solutions
Mar 01, 2019
Cabinet approves 10% reservation for general category poor in Jammu and KashmirThe Centre approved an order for giving reservation benefits to economically weaker sections and for promotion in govt jobs to SCs,STs in Jammu and Kashmir.
Feb 21, 2019
Talk of ST status for Assam's 'tea tribes' may give BJP fillip in election year, but real benefits miles away at ground zeroThe tea tribe's sizeable population across Assam makes them a politically important demography for any party in the wake of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Hence, this made for an opportune time to pick up the quota debate.
Feb 18, 2019
Why Dalit Sikhs of Punjab's Bathinda are nonchalant towards elections, debate around caste, quota and developmentA visit to the town reveals that the Dalits in Bathinda have not benefited from the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964, where one-third of public agricultural land and cultivable common land in each village is reserved for SCs
Feb 13, 2019
Rajasthan Assembly passes bill giving five percent reservation to Gujjars in jobs and educational institutesRajasthan Assembly passed the Rajasthan Backward Classes Amendment Bill, which gives five percent reservation in jobs and educational institutes to Gujjars.
Feb 11, 2019
Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on fresh plea against 10 percent quota to general category poorThe apex court, which had earlier issued a notice to the Centre on similar petitions, Friday ordered tagging of the fresh plea of Tehseen Poonawalla with pending ones. Petitions have been filed by parties, including 'Janhit Abhiyan' and NGO 'Youth For Equality', challenging the Centre's decision.
Feb 10, 2019
Gujjar quota stir: 13 trains affected in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur-Bayana section; special trains deployed along alternative routesAs many as 13 trains were diverted, short terminated or cancelled on Sunday in the wake of the agitation by Gujjars who have blocked tracks on a section of the North-Western Railway in Rajasthan demanding a higher quota.