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JD(U) demands sub-quota for SCs/STs, OBCs in women`s bill

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 16:27

JD(U) on Saturday joined BJP ally Apna Dal in demanding a sub quota for SCs/STs and OBCs in the proposed 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and Assemblies as the issue is back in focus with NDA government pledging to ensure passage of the women reservation bill.

Over 1 lakh of cases of atrocities against SCs, STs during 2001-12: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:33

More than one lakh cases of atrocities against persons belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) were reported across the country in the period between 2001 and 2012 -- when both BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA were in power.

Ajit Jogi opposes Janardan Dwivedi`s suggestion to end caste-based quotas

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 02:42

Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Wednesday strongly opposed party colleague Janardan Dwivedi`s controversial suggestion about ending caste-based quotas.

System of reservations for SCs, STs, OBCs must continue: Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 20:44

A day after Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi called for an end to reservation on caste lines, party president Sonia Gandhi snubbed him by saying that there should be "no doubt or ambiguity" over the party`s stand of continuing the system of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs.

Chhattisgarh polls: SCs, STs split in backing BJP, Congress

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 22:21

There appears to be a vertical split in SC and ST voters in Chhattisgarh as far as handing over decisive mandate to Raman Singh government is concerned, with the former extending their support to the ruling party and the latter rallying behind Congress.

Chhattisgarh polls: SCs, STs split in backing BJP, Cong

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:57

There appears to be a vertical split in SC and ST voters in Chhattisgarh as far as handing over decisive mandate to Raman Singh government is concerned, with the former extending their support to the ruling party and the latter rallying behind Congress.

OBC activists protest Maharashtra`s alleged anti-OBC attitude

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 19:50

OBC activists under the banner of Maharashtra Rajya Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad from across Vidarbha region staged a protest on Saturday in front of the local residence of Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Shivajirao Moghe to protest against what they called the Maharashtra government`s "anti-OBC attitude".

SCs/STs suffered when Congress got weakened: Jyotiraditya

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 21:10

Atrocities on SCs/STs have increased whenever the Congress got weakened in the state, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said here today.

Vote as per conscience: UP govt employees to MPs on quota bill

Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 20:38

Uttar Pradesh government employees protesting against a bill to provide reservation in promotion to SCs/STs in government jobs on Sunday appealed all Rajya Sabha members to vote as per their conscience.

Employees in UP boycott work against job quota bill

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 20:28

Scores of employees of various departments and corporations across Uttar Pradesh boycotted work for half day and staged demonstrations against the proposed bill providing for reservation to SCs/STs.

BSP to take ‘tough’ stand if SC/ST promotion bill not passed: Mayawati

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 18:53

BSP threatened to take a "tough stand" in case the government does not help bring order in the Rajya Sabha and get passed a bill providing for reservation to SCs/STs in promotion in government jobs.

Crime against SCs and STs high in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 16:29

Rajasthan has registered a high rate of crime against Scheduled Castes at 7.6 per cent.