The Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday approved inclusion of ten sub-castes in the 'Lingayat' community in the OBC category and also recommended the Centre to grant minority status to the community.
In a major boost to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put a stay on its notification to include Jats in central list of OBCs in nine states.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre over its recent decision to include the Jat community in central list of OBCs in nine states that will benefit around nine crore people.
The Haryana "Shoshit Samaj" staged a demonstration in protest against the decision to include Jats in the OBC category, and claimed the Congress high command was given "false figures".
Tension prevailed in Hisar on Saturday as the standoff continued between the protesting Jats and the state government.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking
him to include Jat community in OBC category.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai