Jat, OBC leaders oppose Gujjar stir for reservation

 As Gujjars planned to intensify their stir for five per cent quota in government jobs, leaders of Jat and Other Backward Classes (OBC) community on Saturday opposed their demands, saying it will reduce OBC quota and the matter in pending in Rajasthan High Court.

Parl forum seeks separate ministry for OBC welfare

A parliamentary forum has sought a separate ministry for the welfare of OBCs and constitutional powers for the National Commission for Backward Classes.

Four held in fake OBC certificate racket in Delhi

Three persons have been arrested, and an advocate has been taken into custody, for allegedly using fake stamps and signatures to fraudulently obtain OBC certificates, police said on Tuesday.

Jats put in OBC as per Constitutional mandate: Centre to SC

Government has said it has the powers under the Constitution to include Jats in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) and sought a review of Supreme Court's decision to scrap quota for the community.

Government moves SC seeking review of Jat quota verdict
Government moves SC seeking review of Jat quota verdict

The BJP-led government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court pleading for its nod to extend reservation to the Jat community in the field of education and for jobs under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.

Supreme Court scraps OBC reservation for Jat community

In a crucial judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Centre's notification to extend reservation under other backward class (OBC) category to Jat community in nine states.

Woman tops IFS exams

A woman has topped the Indian Forest Service (IFS) examinations, 2014 results of which were announced on Wednesday by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Expelled BSP leader Dara Singh Chauhan joins BJP

Expelled former BSP MP Dara Singh Chauhan on Monday joined BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah.

Cong leader in Goa opposes reservation in judicial commission

A senior Congress leader in Goa has objected to providing reservation to the SC, ST and OBC communities in the judicial commission.

Social identities have led to discrimination: Ansari

Citizens belonging to SCs, STs, religious minorities and women have suffered discrimination due to their social identities and this in turn has affected their access to resources, opportunities and even civil rights, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said.

Sushil Modi takes on JDU; accuses Bihar CM of misleading Assembly, public

Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Legislative Council, Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was misleading the Assembly and confusing the public over non-availability of post-matriculation scholarship for students belonging to Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC).

FIR against Congress leader Gohil for calling Modi "fake OBC"

FIR was registered against Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil under Representation of Peoples Act for promoting enmity between two classes in connection with elections for his remark that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is a "fake OBC".

Narendra Modi insulted OBCs by "neech jati" remark: Congress

Amid the row over Narendra Modi`s caste, Congress today attacked the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate over his "neech jati" (low caste) remark, accusing him of insulting the OBCs and demanded that he must apologise to people.

Modi belongs to upper caste, manipulated OBC status: Congress

Narendra Modi belongs to an upper caste but has "manipulated" OBC status for political gains, Congress said today seeking to "expose" the BJP`s PM candidate ahead of his crucial Lok Sabha election from Varanasi.

Jat Maha Sabha flays Badal over reservation in OBC category

The All India Jat Maha Sabha on Sunday held Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal "responsible for the denial" of reservation benefits under OBC category to Jats of Punjab.

BSP wants quota for Muslims, poor from upper castes: Mayawati

After Congress promising reservation to Muslims hailing from Other Backward Classes (OBC), BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said that along with Muslims her party wanted to extend benefit of quota to poor from upper castes.

OBC docs oppose inclusion of Jats in OBC category; HC seeks Centre`s reply

Delhi High Court sought a response of the Centre and Delhi government on a plea by some doctors from reserved category opposing a notification which has included Jats in other backward classes (OBC).

`Move to clear Jat reservation a poll stunt`

Union government`s decision to include Jats in the central list of OBCs for nine states drew mixed reactions from political parties.

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

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