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  • Maratha quota stir: Class 11 girl commits suicide over reservation in Ahmednagar

    Ahmednagar (Maha): A 17-year-old student allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on Monday, demanding reservation to the Maratha community, police said. Kishori Baban Kakade, a Class 11 student of Radhabai Kale women’s college, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a hostel room at 3 pm, Superintendent of Police Ranjan Kumar Sharma told PTI.

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    Quota stir: Appeasement politics to blame

    The objective of reservation was to provide opportunities to those sections of people who were for generations socially oppressed and discriminated and kept backward. The Article 15(4) of the Constitution says, “Nothing shall prevent the State from making any special provision, by law, for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens.” The benefits of reservation were meant for 10 years. But the vote back politics of successive governments

  • Maharashtra Bandh Live Updates: Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh

    The Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh. The ‘peaceful’ bandh in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane called by Maratha Kranti Morcha turned violent as the day went by. Protesters blocked the Mumbai-Pune Highway while stones were pelted and a bus was set ablaze in Mankhurd.

  • Mumbai: Maratha Kranti Morcha gears up to submit data to State Commission to back their quota demand

    Mumbai: Even as the Maratha community is waiting for reservation, the Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) in Mumbai is gearing up to submit the data to substantiate its claim of ‘economic and social’ backwardness to the State Backward Class Commission. This was decided at a meeting on Friday after the state government’s judicial commission bought time till July 31 from the Bombay High Court to submit the main report.

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    Supreme Court issues notice to Centre over reservation for orphans

    Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to Centre and states after hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a direction to the Central Government to give benefits to orphans. The PIL demanded similar benefits to the orphans as extended to children belonging to minorities, SC’s, ST’s, OBCs and BPL categories.

  • Bhopal: SPAKS runs against reservation in promotion

    Bhopal: A run was held by Samanya Pichhada Evum Alpsankhyak Varg Adhikari Karmachari Sanstha (SPAKS) in the state capital in protest against reservation in promotion on Sunday morning. If demands are not fulfilled, SPAKS samaj will contest elections in all the 230 seats in the state. Many including journalists, employees, officials and people of all walks of society joined the run. Besides, SPAKS samaj also convened a meeting on the same issue.

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    Mumbai: Prakash Ambedkar accuses BJP of hatching conspiracy against reservations

    Mumbai: The Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh chief, Prakash Ambedkar, held a press briefing to demand certain answers from the Bharatiya Janata Party government for arresting Dalit students and calling them ‘urban Maoists.’ Ambedkar accused the government of adopting a new strategy to create a divide within society along caste lines and the reservation issue.

  • Ujjain: SAPAKS observes warning day

    Ujjain: ‘Samanya Adny Picchda Alpsankhyak Adhikari-Karmachari Sangathan (SAPAKS) organised a warning day on Tuesday against CM Shivraj Singh’s statement in which he had said that reservation cannot be abolished. The organisation also warned the CM saying, ‘If the attention is not paid by the government to its demands the government will see its affect in the coming assembly election’.

  • Niti Aayog shows how to eradicate reservation

    Instead of filling up its posts that would have warranted reservation, the NITI Aayog has been hiring ‘consultants’ claiming “procurement of consultancy services is not regular employment against the sanctioned posts and hence norms of reservation are not required.”

  • 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.

  • Bihar JDU, BJP leaders demand reservation for poor from upper castes

    Patna: Now, the demand to give reservation to poor from upper castes has come up from Bihar. The upper caste leaders from Janata Dal-United (JDU) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have demanded reservation for the forward caste people who are economically worst than the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs /STs).

  • Indore: Give 25% reservation to upper castes, says Ramdas Athawale

    Indore: As the protests against repealing the provisions of SC, ST Act mount, the union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said 25 percent reservation should be given to financially weak sections of upper castes like Brahmins and Thakurs.

  • Bhopal: Reservation in direct recruitment in medical colleges overlooked, AJAKS protests

    Bhopal: The direct recruitment in new medical colleges in Vidisha, Ratlam, Khandwa, Shahdol, Shivpuri and Datia of the state, is not going down well with the reserved category candidates. The process of recruitment on 829 posts of professors, assistant professors, associate professors and demonstrators is underway.

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    Mumbai: Appointments to public bodies must be based on talent, observes Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Observing that appointments to all public bodies must solely be based on “talent”, the Bombay High Court has denied relief to a group of lower cadre employees of the city civic body seeking that they be absorbed against the existing vacancies for clerks. A bench of Justices S C Dharamadhikari and Bharati Dangre recently held that since the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was a public body, it was required to maintain

  • Ujjain: Kshatriya Mahasabha to stage protest against caste-based reservation

    Ujjain: The one day meet of the Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha was organised at Vedic Vatika, Khak Chowk on Tuesday. A unanimous
    decision was taken at the meeting to hold a grand protest against caste-based reservation on April 8, 2018 in Bhopal. More than 50000 people from all districts will come together to protest caste based reservation. National executive president Dr Shivram Singh Gaur (Delhi), patron Rajarajendra Singh (Raibarely), national general secretary Surendra Singh