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Quota meant to reduce backwardness of Marathas: Maharashtra government to Bombay High Court

In the affidavit, the government also asserted that the ceiling of 50 per cent reservation imposed by the Supreme Court cannot be made applicable to all the states.

Jan 18, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Marathas to get reservation in jobs and education institutes: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

The reservation will be granted to the community under a new category called 'Socially and Educationally Backward Class' (SEBC) as per the recommendation of the commission, he said.

Nov 18, 2018, 21:04 PM IST

Kopardi rape case: Maharashtra court to pronounce quantum of sentence for 3 convicts

A sessions court in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar will pronounce the quantum sentence for the three convicts in the Kopardi rape and murder case.

Nov 29, 2017, 09:13 AM IST

Kopardi rape case: 3 accused found guilty, sentencing on November 21

Three men, accused in the 2016 Kopardi rape and murder case, have been pronounced guilty by Ahmednagar district sessions court on Saturday. The quantum of punishment to be pronounced on  November 21.

Nov 18, 2017, 13:58 PM IST

Nitish Kumar backs reservation for Jats, Marathas

Nitish Kumar on Monday said he favours reservation for the Jats and Marathas.

Nov 13, 2017, 18:50 PM IST

Govt defends decision on Maratha reservation, says 80% economically backward

The state government wants to grant reservation to the community in government jobs and educational institutions across the state.

Dec 06, 2016, 00:05 AM IST

Tension in Pune after Dalits, Marathas clash; calls for abrogating SC/ST Act

However, the situation was quickly brought under control by the police even as tensions prevail.

Oct 13, 2016, 10:17 AM IST

HC seeks written arguments from petitioners on 16% reservation to Marathas

A division bench of justices Anoop Mohta and G S Kulkarni directed all the parties concerned to submit their written arguments by October 13.

Sep 30, 2016, 18:02 PM IST

Saamana cartoon on Maratha reservation issue provokes attacks

Unidentified persons allegedly belonging to the Sambhaji Brigade pelted stones at the Saamana printing press in Navi Mumbai while some other persons threw ink outside the Thane office of the Shiv Sena mouthpiece on Tuesday, an official said here.

Sep 27, 2016, 19:06 PM IST

Supreme Court junks plea on 16% quota to Marathas in jobs, education in Maharashtra

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea alleging that petitions challenging Maharashtra government's decision to grant 16 per cent quota to Marathas in jobs and education in the state were still pending adjudication.

Sep 21, 2016, 13:56 PM IST

Celebrating India's victory in 1965 War with Pakistan

In today's episode, know about .The Battle of Hussainiwala' after the outbreak of Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and 'Indian Air Force power in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War'.

Sep 20, 2015, 00:30 AM IST

The Battle of Hussainiwala: Indo-Pakistan War of 1965

Hussainiwala, a village in Firozpur district in Punjab state, lies near the bank of the Sutlej river.

Sep 20, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

Maha OBC organisation against reservation for Patels, Marathas

The Maharashtra Other Backward Class (OBC) Organization has opposed reservation status to Patel and Maratha communities.

Sep 01, 2015, 10:01 AM IST

Decide on quota demands of Marathas, others in 15 days: Cong

 Against the backdrop of the ongoing agitation of Patel community in neighbouring Gujarat, Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday demanded that the BJP-led government take a decision on the demand of reservations by Marathas, Muslims and Dhangars within 15 days.

Aug 26, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

Maharashtra government does away with 5% job quota for Muslims

Muslims will not get the five percent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.

Mar 04, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

HC tells Maharashtra govt to file affidavit on Maratha, Muslim quotas

The Bombay High Court on Monday gave three weeks to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit submitting data to justify its decision to provide reservation to Marathas and Muslims in jobs and educational institutions.

Jan 05, 2015, 21:30 PM IST

Setback for Fadnavis; SC refuses to hear Maharashtra's plea against HC order on Maratha reservation

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear Maharashtra government's plea against Bombay High Court order staying the decision to give 16 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions in the state.

Dec 18, 2014, 11:46 AM IST

Bombay HC stays quotas for Marathas; Fadnavis government to approach SC

The Bombay High Court on Friday cancelled the previous Congress-NCP government's decision of giving 16 percent reservation for Marathas in jobs and educational institutions in Maharashtra.

Nov 14, 2014, 12:05 PM IST

Marathas are dominant community, say petitioners in HC

The petitioners who have opposed reservations for the Marathas and the Muslims in Maharashtra, Thursday argued before the Bombay High Court that these communities were not backward, and Marathas were in fact dominant in many sectors.

Sep 18, 2014, 19:26 PM IST

Maha govt justifies reservations for Marathas, Muslims

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday justified in the Bombay High Court its decision to provide reservations for Muslims and Marathas in jobs and educational institutions, saying that these communities are socially and economically backward.

Sep 17, 2014, 21:25 PM IST