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  • Shiv Sena MLA announces new party, to fight for Maratha quota

    Mumbai: Accusing the Shiv Sena leadership of asking him not to voice his views on the Maratha quota issue, party MLA in Maharashtra Harshvardhan Jadhav announced on Wednesday that he is floating a new outfit. Jadhav, who tendered resignation on the issue of reservations for the Marathas, Dhangars and Muslims in July, said his new party will strive to get quota for these communities. His resignation as MLA is yet to be accepted by

  • Mumbai FYJC admissions: State education department plans to hold 3rd FCFS round; 16,000 seats quota still vacant

    Good news for those who seeking admission in FYJC, the state education department is planning to hold a third round of first-come, first-serve (FCFS). While the second FCFS second round is underway, the third round is a big relief for students. On the other hand, still, around 16,000 seats of in-house, management and minority quota have not been surrendered to the education department for the ongoing second FCFS round.

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    Quota: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis calls meeting of Dhangar leaders next week

    Mumbai: With Dhangar community members threatening to intensify their stir for quota, the Maharashtra government has invited them for a meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on August 27. The ‘Dhangar’ (Shepherd) community which constitutes 9 per cent of the total population of Maharashtra is seeking the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status. They are currently included in the Vimukt Jati Nomadic Tribe (VJNT) category whereas the “Dhangad” community is classified under the ST category.

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    ‘U-turn’ of Maharashtra government over quota to Gowaris irks Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday delivered a landmark ruling and granted ‘independence’ to the Gowari community. The HC in its judgment has teared into the Maharashtra government for dragging its feet for decades altogether in providing a separate and independent status for the Gowari community.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Vinayak Mete demands amendment in Constitution for quota

    Mumbai: Desperate to hog the limelight, Shiv Sangram leader and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Vinayak Mete sighting announcement made by CM Devendra Fadnavis regarding Maratha quota claimed that it was his suggestions that CM has agreed to. Mete claimed credit over the slew of decisions announced by the government related to the Maratha quota stir.
    Speaking to media persons on Monday, Mete stated the government should send a proposal

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    Maharashtra: Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant questions, why not change the SC order on 50 per cent reservation in jobs?

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has supported reservation to Marathas, on Monday said the government should take steps to enhance reservation in jobs beyond the 50 per cent ceiling. Participating in the debate on SC/ST (Protection of Atrocities) Bill, 2018, Shiv Sena MP Arwind Sawant said the government had brought a legilstation to restore “dilution” of the SC/ST Act following Supreme Court verdict. It should do the same on the verdict putting a

  • Maratha quota stir: Shiv Sena, Congress demand immediate implementation of quota

    Mumbai: After a series of meetings throughout the day on Monday, Shiv Sena and the Opposition Congress took a strident position and demanded immediate implementation of the quota for Marathas. The NCP, less vociferous, expressed the need to reassure the community.

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    Mumbai: Quota must be on economic basis, not caste lines, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Echoing the Centre’s probable consideration of giving reservation on the basis of economic backwardness, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday said reservation should be on economic basis and not along caste lines. He held the late former Prime Minister V P Singh, responsible for unleashing “quota politics” on the country.

  • Two more held for violence in Morena during Bharat Bandh

    Morena: Police have arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the violence in Morena during the April 2 Bharat Bandh, an officer said. With the arrest of the duo, the total number of those arrested from Morena district in connection with the violence has gone up to 100, police said.

  • Quota in promotions on Supreme Court radar yet again

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will once again reopen the debate on reservations in promotion it had settled in 2006, in view of a challenge relating to the interpretation of Articles 16(4A) and 16(4B) of the Constitution.

  • Maratha Kranti Morcha: Maharashtra government backs quota, sets no deadline

    Mumbai: The Marathas have sent out a loud message to the government with a massive silent march attended by several lakh protestors. In the short-term, though, the men, women and children went back with a bunch of assurances from the Fadnavis regime.

  • Will transformation (quota) process kill South African cricket?

    Is South Africa cricket committing suicide? Will South Africa become another West Indies? Is South African cricket on self-destruct mode? The above questions pertain to step taken by Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) policy of having six coloured players in playing eleven on average (two must be black Africans), which in short means only five white players in the team.

  • Comments by Vaidya spark concern in BJP

    New Delhi : The quota row touched off by a senior RSS functionary’s remarks has sparked concerns in the BJP over its fallout in the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly polls with party leaders terming the comments “ill-timed”.

  • Now, Athawale seeks 25 pc quota for upper caste poor

    Bhubaneswar : Seeking 25 per cent reservation for upper caste poor, dalit leader and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today said the present ceiling of 50 per cent should be raised for this additional quota for which the Constitution might be amended. “I am in favour of providing 25 per cent reservation for the economically backward sections belonging to upper caste from the 50 per cent left for general people,” the Minister of State

  • Quota issue to dominate run up to Gujarat assembly polls

    Ahmedabad: The demand for quota by Patidars is likely to be a key issue in run up to Gujarat Assembly polls next year, with BJP’s attempt to put the row behind by announcing 10 per cent reservations for economically backward among the upper castes appearing to meet little success.

  • SC for quota benefits to deprived at any cost

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has set aside a Delhi High Court verdict which held that selected persons cannot be accorded quota benefits on account of non-submission of OBC certificate before cutoff date, saying weaker sections should not be deprived of reservation as they have been facing “centuries of oppression”.