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Nitish Kumar calls for caste-based census in 2021, says SC/ST and OBC populations have increased
India

Nitish Kumar calls for caste-based census in 2021, says SC/ST and OBC populations have increased

Nitish Kumar called for a caste-based census in 2021, citing that the population of the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes had gone up. He said the caste-based census will help update data estimates recorded in the last census in 1931.

Modi govt's decision on 'economically backward' quota unlikely to withstand judicial scrutiny, may also be politically counterproductive
India

Modi govt's decision on 'economically backward' quota unlikely to withstand judicial scrutiny, may also be politically counterproductive

The timing of the Narendra Modi government's announcement of the proposed quota formula is certainly a matter of suspicion.

Devendra Fadnavis bows to quota demand from Marathas: Country needs transition from community-based to income-based reservations
India

Devendra Fadnavis bows to quota demand from Marathas: Country needs transition from community-based to income-based reservations

It is time the country looked past community-based reservations and at least moved to income-based reservations in education and government jobs.

Tina Dabi's fake Facebook accounts reveal internet warriors' blinkered mindset
India

Tina Dabi's fake Facebook accounts reveal internet warriors' blinkered mindset

Barely had the news of Tina Dabi topping the civil services examinations broken that internet gladiators began a political war over her success.

Quota conundrum: Nitish Kumar's demand on increasing reservations may not lead to empowerment
Politics

Quota conundrum: Nitish Kumar's demand on increasing reservations may not lead to empowerment

Where has this quota politics, which Nitish Kumar is practicing, taken us? Quality and efficiency have become big casualties.

Ahead of election heat in 5 states, Modi talks quotas again: 'No change in reservation policy for Dalits'
Politics

Ahead of election heat in 5 states, Modi talks quotas again: 'No change in reservation policy for Dalits'

Making it clear that there will be no change in the reservation policy for Dalits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that nobody can snatch their right even as he accused his opponents of spreading “untruths” on the issue.

Jat quota stir: Modi government tries to follow in UPA's footsteps, but it won't be easy
India

Jat quota stir: Modi government tries to follow in UPA's footsteps, but it won't be easy

It is an uphill task for the Modi government to quell the rising upsurge among the Jat population in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi for demanding reservation

Delhi private school quotas: It's easy to hate Kejriwal, but here are 62 reasons to love him
Politics

Delhi private school quotas: It's easy to hate Kejriwal, but here are 62 reasons to love him

In a far-reaching reform initiative, Delhi government scrapped management and all other quotas except for the economically weaker sections in private schools for nursery admissions, putting 75 per cent of total seats in the open.

Quotas, Art 370: Why BR Ambedkar would not recognise our Constitution today
Politics

Quotas, Art 370: Why BR Ambedkar would not recognise our Constitution today

India's Constitution, with 100 amendments to date, is a poor shadow of the liberal document Ambedkar gave us. Ambedkar's reason for making amendments easy have ended up subverting its fundamental values.

Reservation row: Marathas not a backward community, petitioners tell HC
India

Reservation row: Marathas not a backward community, petitioners tell HC

The Congress-NCP government, which is facing Assembly elections next month, earlier this year took the decision to provide 16 percent reservations for Marathas and five percent for the Muslims.

Quotas for Marathas, Muslims: Cong-NCP engineer a 73% travesty in Maha
Politics

Quotas for Marathas, Muslims: Cong-NCP engineer a 73% travesty in Maha

In one stroke, the State govt has overturned the philosophy of affirmative action, subverted the Constitution, extended the quota system to the private sector, and upset the fine balance that India's courts have struck

What's wrong if quotas for Marathas, Muslims benefit us: Sharad Pawar
Politics

What's wrong if quotas for Marathas, Muslims benefit us: Sharad Pawar

A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims.

AAP may be heading towards same old toxic policies on quotas
Politics

AAP may be heading towards same old toxic policies on quotas

AAP's ideologue has spoken about extending reservations for the disadvantaged. This is not fresh thinking by any yardstick, and may also be a betrayal of the new people attracted to the party. It should retract before further damage is done to its credibility

More reforms will treat the symptoms, not the disease
Economy

More reforms will treat the symptoms, not the disease

Yesterday's cabinet decision to set up an apex investment committee, clear the Land Bill and offer incentives for urea plants are half-measures at best

Cong playing double game on quota bill: Mayawati
Politics

Cong playing double game on quota bill: Mayawati

Mayawati said that the UPA government should extend the monsoon session of parliament if it was serious about passing the promotion quota bill.

The old India is dead. Wake up, netas and business babus
India

The old India is dead. Wake up, netas and business babus

Events of the last few years show that the old way of running politics and business has killed the India Story. The story cannot be rewritten by T-Rexes in lead roles

SC/ST quota in promotions: The reality of the core constituency
Politics

SC/ST quota in promotions: The reality of the core constituency

Core constituencies are the driving force in politics and by extension democracy. Political parties cannot ignore these.

Karunanidhi urges parties to support SC/ST quota bill
Politics

Karunanidhi urges parties to support SC/ST quota bill

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday appealed to all parties to cooperate in passing in parliament a bill that provides for quotas in promotions for Dalits and tribals in government jobs.

NDA, UPA are responsible for not passing quota bill: Mayawati
Politics

NDA, UPA are responsible for not passing quota bill: Mayawati

The BSP leader has said that both the BJP and Congress had attempted to protect their political self interests instead of passing the bill.