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BJP reaffirms commitment towards Women`s Reservation Bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 15:43

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday asserted that the BJP`s commitment towards the Women`s Reservation Bill is total, and condemned the Congress Party of fraud in the matter.

Sonia, Rahul to take up women`s reservation bill in big way: Congress

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 21:19

Congress plans to raise the issue of the lapsed Women`s Reservation Bill in a big way with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi set to flag their concerns over the issue.

Govt relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:31

In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply.

Railways to open mini-reservation counters in various localities

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 19:35

For sleeper class and second seating you will have to shell out Rs 30 while you can avail this facility by paying a minimal charge of Rs 40 for other class.

Congress bats for Women`s Reservation bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 18:54

Making a strong pitch for the Women`s Reservation Bill, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said her party would press the BJP-led NDA government to ensure its passage in the Lok Sabha.

NDA supports UPA`s decision on Jat reservation

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:10

Narendra Modi government on Monday supported UPA regime`s decision to include the Jat community in the Central OBC list for providing reservation.

Provide 33% reservation to women in police: Maneka Gandhi to states CMs

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 12:41

Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women.

Women`s reservation bill unlikely to be tabled soon: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:24

The Women`s Reservation Bill, which provides for 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state Assemblies for 15 years, may not be introduced in the immediate future.

`BJP committed to give 33% reservation to women`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:29

Charging the former Congress-led UPA government of "betraying women by not giving reservation to them in decision-making bodies", BJP on Saturday said it was committed to political empowerment of the fairer sex by granting 33 per cent reservation to them.

Women`s Reservation Bill can be potential game changer: UN official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:21

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

Women`s reservation can be potential game changer: UN official

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:43

Thirty-three per cent reservation to women in Parliament has the potential to be a "game changer" as not only will such a step change patriarchal mindsets but also boost pro-women legislation, feels senior UN official Lakshmi Puri.

Ordinance promulgated for Maratha, Muslim quotas in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:34

Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan promulgated an ordinance providing for 16 percent reservation for Marathas and 5 percent for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.