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Did nothing for women besides installing wife on CM's chair when himself got jailed: Nitish Kumar slams Lalu
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Did nothing for women besides installing wife on CM's chair when himself got jailed: Nitish Kumar slams Lalu

The Bihar chief minister made the remark about his bete noire and jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad during an election rally at Parbatta in Khagaria

States consult with Union minister Harsh Vardhan to formulate new S&T policy 2020
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States consult with Union minister Harsh Vardhan to formulate new S&T policy 2020

This is imperative at both the policy-making and implementation processes and is achievable through greater communication and collaboration between the Centre and states.

FIR against BJP MLA Surendra Singh’s son, 10 others for manhandling, abusing Dalit revenue official in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia
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FIR against BJP MLA Surendra Singh’s son, 10 others for manhandling, abusing Dalit revenue official in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia

An FIR has been registered against Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh's son and his supporters for allegedly manhandling a Dalit revenue official

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
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Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups

Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms

Jharkhand Assembly election 2019: 45.14% voter turnout till 1 pm in third phase; peaceful polling in all 17 constituencies, says police
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Jharkhand Assembly election 2019: 45.14% voter turnout till 1 pm in third phase; peaceful polling in all 17 constituencies, says police

Altogether 56,18,267 voters, including 26,80,205 women and 86 third gender voters, are eligible to vote to decide the fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women nominees in the third phase of Jharkhand assembly elections

After abrogation of Article 370, BR Ambedkar's dream of 'One Nation One Constitution' is fulfilled, says Union minister Kishan Reddy
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After abrogation of Article 370, BR Ambedkar's dream of 'One Nation One Constitution' is fulfilled, says Union minister Kishan Reddy

MoS for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy on Sunday said that BR Ambedkar's dream of 'One Nation One Constitution' has been fulfilled now after the abrogation of Article 370.

Narendra Modi to launch Kisan Man Dhan Yojana during visit to Jharkhand today; scheme aims to secure lives of 5 crore farmers
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Narendra Modi to launch Kisan Man Dhan Yojana during visit to Jharkhand today; scheme aims to secure lives of 5 crore farmers

Narendra Modi will launch the Kisan Man Dhan Yojana scheme and 400 Ekalvya Model Residential Schools during his visit to Jharkhand on 12 September.

Rahul Gandhi writes to Arjun Munda, Pinarayi Vijayan over relief for flood-hit areas in Kerala
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Rahul Gandhi writes to Arjun Munda, Pinarayi Vijayan over relief for flood-hit areas in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi has written to Union minister Arjun Munda and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, urging them for early payment of compensation to tribals and reconstruction measures in flood-hit areas.

Chhattisgarh government's high-level scrutiny committee dismisses former CM Ajit Jogi's claim of belonging to Scheduled Tribe
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Chhattisgarh government's high-level scrutiny committee dismisses former CM Ajit Jogi's claim of belonging to Scheduled Tribe

A high-level scrutiny committee set up by the Chhattisgarh government has dismissed former chief minister Ajit Jogi's claim of belonging to a Scheduled Tribe (ST), an official in Raipur on Tuesday.

CBSE increases board exam fees by 24 times for SC, ST students; general category candidates to pay double of earlier amount
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CBSE increases board exam fees by 24 times for SC, ST students; general category candidates to pay double of earlier amount

Student, who fails to deposit exam fee before last date, will not be registered and will not be allowed to appear in 2019-20 examination, CBSE official said

For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledge
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For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledge

Mawasi tribal villages in Madhya Pradesh's Satna face uncertain future as limitations on access to forests pushes the once self-sufficient Scheduled Tribe towards migration and scarcity of food

Rebel AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar files petition in Delhi Assembly, claims videos presented by Saurabh Bhardwaj 'not authentic'
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Rebel AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar files petition in Delhi Assembly, claims videos presented by Saurabh Bhardwaj 'not authentic'

Rebel AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar filed a petition in the Delhi Assembly claiming that the videos presented by Saurabh Bhardwaj are unauthentic.

West Bengal govt announces 10% EWS quota in govt jobs, educational institutions; minister Partha Chatterjee hails 'historic' decision
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West Bengal govt announces 10% EWS quota in govt jobs, educational institutions; minister Partha Chatterjee hails 'historic' decision

West Bengal on Tuesday announced 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically weaker sections in the general category. The details about the eligibility criteria for it would be announced later, but those who are already covered by other quotas will not be considered for this reservation, said state minister Partha Chatterjee. Leader of the opposition in the state assembly, Abdul Mannan, senior CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty as well as the BJP's Manoj Tigga welcomed the move.

Mayawati slams Maharashtra govt over 'hurry' to grant reservation to Maratha community, accuses BJP of favouritism
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Mayawati slams Maharashtra govt over 'hurry' to grant reservation to Maratha community, accuses BJP of favouritism

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati launched a scathing attack on BJP over its "hurriedness" to give reservation to Maratha community in Maharashtra, while accusing the party of not being 'interested' in the welfare of people other castes

SC to hear pleas challenging implementation of 10 percent quota for General category poor on 16 July
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SC to hear pleas challenging implementation of 10 percent quota for General category poor on 16 July

SC on Monday fixed for 16 July hearing on a bunch of pleas challenging the implementation of the Constitution Amendment that gives 10 percent reservation in jobs and education for EWS of the General category. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde will start hearing arguments to decide whether interim order should be passed to stay the implementation of the Constitution Amendment. One of the petitions, filed by Tehseen Poonawala, has challenged the 103rd Constitutional Amendment saying it was against the basic structure of Constitution.

Payal Tadvi suicide case: Akhilesh Yadav calls death of tribal medical student a 'murder' of constitutional protection to Scheduled Tribes
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Payal Tadvi suicide case: Akhilesh Yadav calls death of tribal medical student a 'murder' of constitutional protection to Scheduled Tribes

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday termed the death of Dr Payal Salman Tadvi, a medical student in Mumbai, "a murder of the constitutional protection given to the Scheduled Tribes", the community she hailed from.