Minister defends Congress promise of quota for backward Muslims

Defending his Congress party`s promise of 4.5 percent reservation for backward Muslims, Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rehman Khan on Friday said it should not be deemed as "appeasement".

Bill for `Equal Opportunities Commission` soon: Minister

The bill for establishment of an "Equal Opportunities Commission" recommended by Rajinder Sachar Committee is likely to be moved soon.

Bill for `Equal Opportunities Commission` soon: Minister

The bill for establishment of an "Equal Opportunities Commission" recommended by Rajinder Sachar Committee is likely to be moved soon, Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan said here.

Khan favours reservation for backward Muslims

New Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan strongly favours reservation for backward Muslims as well as for Dalits among Christians and Muslims notwithstanding the Supreme Court`s observation on the sub- quota issue.

Govt to examine if minorities are benefiting from schemes: K Rehman Khan

The government will examine whether minorities are benefiting from various programmes, Minority Affairs Minister K Rehman Khan said on Monday.

Cong may propose Kurien`s name for post of RS Deputy Chairman

Congress member P J Kurien could be the party`s choice for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha which has fallen vacant due to the expiry of term of K Rehman Khan.

`Strong India-Middle East ties will benefit both`

Underlining the need for
increased cooperation between India and Middle East, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha K Rahman Khan Wednesday said close ties between the two sides would prove beneficial for both of them.