Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Brahman samaj to get heads tonsured in protest against caste based reservations

    Bhopal: Brahman samaj members will get their head tonsured on June 10 and send their hair to United Nation organization (UNO), president and PM to protest against the caste based reservations. Under the common umbrella of Brahaman Samagam, Sawarn Jan Kalyan Sagathan brahman samaj will launch agitation on June 10 in which the representatives of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and the members of all 51 districts of MP will participate.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Conditions remain normal despite bharat-bandh call

    Lucknow: The life remained by and large normal in Uttar Pradesh today despite a country-wide shut down called by some groups against the caste-based reservations in jobs and education. The official sources said there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state till around noon during the ongoing ‘Bharat Bandh.’

  • Punjab: Transgenders seek reservation in Municipal Corporations

    Ludhiana: In line with their demand for reservation of seats in the Municipal Corporations, Punjab’s transgender community protested outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office seeking its approval to contest the upcoming Municipal polls in Ludhiana. They demonstrated by clapping their hands and dancing, while demanding to allow them to contest elections in their ward.

  • 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.

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    Marathas take Mumbai by storm

    Mumbai: The massive Maratha rally in the city ended on a positive note but without any concrete assurance on reservation in jobs and educational seats, the major demand of the community. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, however, made several announcements benefiting the Maratha students and informed a visiting delegation that efforts for handing out stringent punishment to culprits in the Kopardi rape have been taken up by his government.

  • G7 energy ministers fail to agree statement on climate change

    Rome: G7 energy ministers on Monday failed to reach agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations, an Italian minister said. The United States “reserved its position” on the text about commitments made by G7 countries under the 2015 Paris climate accord, said Carlo Calenda, the Italian minister for economic development, who chaired the meeting in Rome. Lacking unanimity, Italy, which currently presides the Group of

  • BMC Elections 2017: Delimitation shakes corporators

    Mumbai : Several corporators across the parties have received a major setback ahead of the 2017 Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) elections as the State Election Commission on Monday announced revised reservations for all 227 wards across the city.

  • Clear stand on Dhangar quota, Govt asked

    Mumbai : Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Naik-Nimbalkar on Thursday directed the government to call a meeting of all the stake holders and invite the AG there as well to discuss the issue of extending reservations to the Dhangar community in the state.

  • Modi to take call on J-K govt formation

    NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is finally stepping in to end the impasse in the formation of the government in Jammu and Kashmir by agreeing to meet Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti here next week to sort out whatever reservations she has.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to five key legislations

    A law enabling setting up of commercial benches in select high courts and another on arbitration for speedy settlement of high value business disputes are among five legislations which have got nod from President Pranab Mukherjee.

  • Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) Hardik Patel is taken to Gujarat High court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday for a hearing in the Habeas Corpus petition application filed by his advocate. PTI

    Hardik to continue stir; unveils women’s rally

    Ahmedabad : Hardik Patel on Tuesday said the agitation for reservations for Patel community in the OBC category will continue as per the earlier plans, and a mega rally of Patel women would be held in Saurashtra region soon.

  • Demand for quota should be taken up seriously: Kalraj Mishra

    Lucknow  : BJP ‘firmly’ supports the existing Constitutional arrangement for reservations, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said on Friday as he underscored the need for a debate on agitations by various castes for quotas, insisting these should be taken ‘seriously.’ “BJP firmly supports the Constitutional reservation for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes and extremely backward classes. We believe that reservation is important for the social, educational and economic development of these

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Kiren Rijiju smells ‘rat’ behind Patels’ agitation in Gujarat

    New Delhi : Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said he smelt “a rat” in the Patels community agitation in Gujarat, and added that some people are instigating the people of the state to disturb law and order. “May be some people are instigating from behind, to disturb the law and order situation in the state, they should not do like this, it is very important to keep

  • Manish Tewari

    If Patels can get reservation, why leave upper castes out : Manish Tewari

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Wednesday said that if the Patel community could demonstrate and protest for the demand of reservation under Other Backward Castes (OBC) category, then other upper castes like Brahmins and Rajputs should not be left out.

  • Congress and NCP legislators dressed in traditional Dhangar attire staged demonstrations at the stairs of Vidhan Bhavan here on Tuesday.

    Quota to Dhangars: Govt to remove legal hurdles, says CM

    Mumbai : The Dhangar community would be given reservations that would not have any legal roadblocks, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assured the legislative assembly here on Tuesday.

  • Jats, reservation

    Jats put in OBC as per Constitutional mandate: Centre to SC

    New Delhi: Government has said it has the powers under the Constitution to include Jats in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) and sought a review of Supreme Court’s decision to scrap quota for the community. In its review petition, the NDA government, which strongly supported the erstwhile UPA regime on the issue, also submitted that the apex court “committed an error” in holding that the National Commission for Backward Classes’ (NCBC) opinion would

  • Universal ID cards for persons with disabilities envisaged

    New Delhi:  The NDA government in 2014 disfavoured demands for bringing Dalit Christians and Muslims under the ambit of reservation for scheduled castes but supported the UPA regime’s move to include Jats in the central OBCs list.