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Jaganmohan admits some decisions controversial

Referring to the 75% local quota in industrial employment, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister said it was a ‘pro-active and pro-industry’ step

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Editorial

Andhra Pradesh Cannot Afford Insulation

If forcing the private sector to reserve jobs for locals has not made any country or province richer, Andhra Pradesh cannot be an exception

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India

DU academic council does not want upper caste quota in contractual jobs

New Delhi: Some members of the University of Delhi‘s academic council have said they will oppose the varsity’s proposal to have 10% of permanent positions as contractual appointments. The academic council is the highest academic body of the Delhi University, responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination within the institution. It […]

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India

General category candidates get 10% reservation in education, employment from Union Cabinet

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward section in the general category, sources said Monday. The government is likely to bring a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament on Tuesday, they said, adding that the quota will be over and above the existing 50% reservation.  […]

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India

Centre to SC: Creamy layer cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in promotions

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the creamy layer concept cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in promotions to government employees of SC/ST community as the stigma of caste and backwardness is still attached to them. Attorney General KK Venugopal told a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice […]

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India

Daulat Ram College students move court over admissions

New Delhi: Sixteen students are fighting a legal battle to save their future after their admissions were cancelled following allegations of irregularities regarding admitting them under the sports quota to Delhi University’s Daulat Ram College. On 2 August the admission of 16 girls under the sports quota was cancelled by college Principal Savita Roy through […]

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India

Man ends life over Maratha quota demand

Aurangabad: A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train here over the Maratha quota demand, police said on Monday. The man, identified as Pramod Jaising Hore, had posted a message on his Facebook page and shared a message on WhatsApp yesterday, saying he would be ending his life in support […]

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India

Maratha quota: Fadnavis to hold all-party meet tomorrow

Mumbai: Amid the ongoing Maratha quota agitation that sparked violence in parts of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to convene a meeting of leaders of all parties here tomorrow to discuss the issue. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by the chief minister at his cabinet colleague Vinod Tawde’s residence late […]

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Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh

Mumbai: Maratha Kranti Morcha, an outfit spearheading agitation for quota for the Maratha community in jobs and education, called off its Mumbai bandh on Wednesday. The bandh in the financial capital of India, which began this morning, was called off just before 3 PM after various parts saw violence. “We only wanted to prove that we […]

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Maratha bandh: Three policemen injured in violence

Mumbai: Violence marred the Maratha community’s bandh on Wednesday as protesters threw stones at policemen in the neighbouring Navi Mumbai township and Satara district, injuring three personnel. The police retaliated and cane-charged protesters, fired plastic bullets and lobbed tear gas shells at them, an official said. Satara’s Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil sustained a minor injury […]