Other Backward Class (OBC): News

IAS probationer Pooja Khedkar's mother sent to police custody 

Manorama Khedkar, mother of trainee Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pooja Khedkar, has been remanded in police custody until July 20.

IAS probationer Khedkar used fake ration card for disability certificate

Troubles for Indian Administrative Service probationer Pooja Khedkar appear to be never-ending as more alleged tactics deployed by the 32-year-old to secure the coveted post surface.

16 Jul 2024


Why's Pune Police looking for trainee IAS officer Khedkar's parents?

Several teams of Maharashtra Police are on the lookout for the seven people, including Dilip Khedkar and Manorama Khedkar—parents of probationary Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer Pooja Khedkar.

14 Jul 2024


IAS probationer officer's family has ties with BJP leader: Report 

The parents of trainee Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pooja Khedkar have close ties with Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pankaja Munde, India Today reported.

FIR against IAS probationer Pooja Khedkar's parents for threatening farmer 

The Pune Rural Police has lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against the parents of trainee Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pooja Khedkar, along with five others.

10 May 2024

Narendra Modi

Congress conspiring to eliminate the Hindu faith: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of conspiring to eliminate the Hindu faith.

29 Apr 2024

Amit Shah

FIR filed over Amit Shah's doctored video on SC/ST quotas

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in a complaint over a "doctored video" of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

05 Apr 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Law on civil unions between queer couples in Congress manifesto 

The Congress on Friday released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

05 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress releases manifesto for 2024 polls, focus on 'Paanch Nyay' 

The Congress released its manifesto for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on Friday.

19 Mar 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress Working Committee may approve poll manifesto in today's meeting

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will convene on Tuesday, possibly for the last time, before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections to approve the party's election manifesto and fine-tune other details.

16 Mar 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K government approves 10% quota for Paharis; increases OBC quota

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday approved a 10% job quota for newly added scheduled tribe (ST) communities—Paharis, ethnic tribes, Paddaris, Kolis, and Gadda Brahmins.

26 Feb 2024


Maratha quota: Curfew imposed in Maharashtra's Ambad amid protests

A curfew was imposed in Ambad taluka of Maharashtra's Jalna district over concerns of unrest amid the Maratha reservation protests led by activist Manoj Jarange-Patil.

20 Feb 2024

Eknath Shinde

Bill on 10% Maratha quota passed in Maharashtra Assembly

A bill that guarantees 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the Maratha community was unanimously passed in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday.

27 Jan 2024

Eknath Shinde

Maratha quota stir: Government accepts demands, Jarange Patil ends protest

Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil has called off his hunger strike and protest after meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

10 Jan 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

No elections in J&K before Lok Sabha polls, says report

Elections in Jammu and Kashmir for panchayats, urban local bodies (ULB), and the legislative assembly are expected to be held after the Lok Sabha elections later this year, The Indian Express reported, citing sources.

15 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Activist Manoj Jarange-Patil begins statewide tour for Maratha reservation

Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil launched the second leg of his statewide tour in Maharashtra on Wednesday, demanding reservations for his community members.

09 Nov 2023


Bihar passes bill to increase reservation from 50% to 75%

The Legislative Assembly of Bihar unanimously passed the Reservation Amendment Bill on Thursday to raise the ceiling of reserved quotas in the state from 50% to 75%.

07 Nov 2023


Bihar: Nitish Kumar proposes raising quota from 50% to 75%

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday proposed increasing the ceiling of reserved quota in the state from 50% to 75%, including the 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

01 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: All political parties agree on Maratha reservation

All political parties in Maharashtra agreed to reservations for the Maratha community under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said after an all-party meeting on Wednesday.

31 Oct 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maratha quota row: Maharashtra government to issue 11,500+ Kunbi certificates

The Maharashtra government will likely issue over 11,500 Kunbi caste category certificates to Maratha community members from Tuesday.

30 Oct 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha reservation protesters torch NCP MLA Prakash Solanke's house

Protesters rallying for Maratha reservations reportedly vandalized and torched Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Prakash Solanke's house in Maharashtra's Beed district on Monday.

17 Oct 2023

Congress Party

MP: Congress promises Rs. 25L health cover, reservation, IPL team

The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh's upcoming assembly elections, featuring a variety of benefits for the voters.

03 Oct 2023

Nitish Kumar

All-party meeting to discuss Bihar caste survey results today

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to host an all-party meeting on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the Bihar caste survey, NDTV reported.

02 Oct 2023


Bihar caste survey results: OBCs 63%, SC 20%, general 15%

The Bihar government on Monday unveiled the results of its controversial caste-based survey.

20 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha

Women's Reservation Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Women's Reservation Bill, called the "Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam," was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, with 454 votes in favor and two against it. The number of women members in the Lok Sabha will now increase from 82 to 181.

19 Sep 2023

Congress Party

Women's Reservation Bill reaches Parliament: How it's different from UPA's

In a landmark move, the government has approved the Women's Reservation Bill proposing 33% reservation for women in Parliament and state legislative assemblies.

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs Union Cabinet meeting amid Parliament's special session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a key Union Cabinet meeting on Monday to discuss the agenda for the ongoing special Parliament session.

17 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

As PM Modi turns 73, Centre to launch welfare schemes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 73 on Sunday, and on this occasion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned a number of outreach programs.

16 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

'Vishwakarma' loan scheme for skilled workers gets Cabinet nod

Vishwakarma Yojana—the loan assistance scheme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address—received approval from the Union Cabinet on Wednesday.

26 Mar 2023

Congress Party

Karnataka: Congress-BJP faceoff over Muslim OBC-quota scrapping; Shah invokes Constitution

A fresh spat erupted between the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka after the state government scrapped the 4% Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservation for Muslims.

25 Mar 2023


Karnataka ends 4% Muslim OBC reservation, hikes Lingayat, Vokkaliga quota

In an eye-rolling decision, the Karnataka government has reportedly ended the 4% OBC reservation quota for Muslims.

21 Mar 2023

Central Government

Nearly 4,000 SC, ST, OBC central university teaching posts vacant

Around 3,874 teaching posts for candidates from reserved categories are lying vacant in all 45 central universities across the country, the Centre informed the Parliament on Monday.

04 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

SC stays HC order on reservation for UP civic polls

The Supreme Court (SC) stayed the Allahabad High Court's order on Wednesday to provide reservations to the Other Backward Class (OBC) in urban local body elections.

27 Dec 2022

Allahabad High Court

UP: Allahabad High Court orders ULB polls sans OBC reservation

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on Tuesday quashed the Uttar Pradesh government's draft notification on urban local body (ULB) elections and ordered the polls be held without reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC).

KCR starts BRS activities in Delhi with 2-day Vedic yajna

Telangana's Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao marked the official launch of his national party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) with Raja Shyamala Yagam, a two-day Vedic ritual to seek blessings for attaining power, in Delhi on Tuesday at 9 am.

09 Dec 2022


With historic mandate, BJP regains support of 'Patidars' in Gujarat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to win back the support of the Patidar community, powering its historic win over 156 of the total 182 Gujarat Assembly seats in the 2022 polls on Thursday.

02 Jan 2022


NEET-PG counseling: Government to retain Rs. 8 lakh EWS criterion

The central government on Friday submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court (SC) concerning Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation in undergraduate and postgraduate medical seats.

Lalu charges BJP-RSS combine with 'apathy' toward OBCs and EBCs

Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday charged BJP-RSS combine with "apathy" toward OBCs and EBCs, a day after the Centre told the Supreme Court that it would not be able to enumerate numerically powerful social groups as part of the census.

Lok Sabha clears bill allowing states to make OBC lists

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Constitution amendment bill to give states the power to make their own lists of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

29 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

27% OBC reservation, 10% EWS in medical courses: Modi

The central government on Thursday approved fresh reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme for medical and dental courses.

12 Aug 2018


Constitutional status to NCBC: Milestone for OBCs' empowerment, says Hukumdev

Granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) is a major milestone towards empowering downtrodden in the country, said BJPs' key OBC leader Hukumdev Narayan Yadav.

28 Jul 2018


Telangana govt decides to take-up census of Backward Class population

The Telangana government has decided to take up a census of the state's backward class (BC) population.

03 May 2018


3 categories for UP's OBC quota, minister calls it 'Brahmastra'

Considering the caste based challenges posed by the SP-BSP alliance, the UP government aims to distribute 82 OBC groups into 3 categories.

07 Dec 2017


Gujarat polls: Centre unveils Rs. 8,500cr export sops

Ahead of Gujarat polls, Congress has mobilized its alliance with Patidars and Dalits, promised sops for farmers and enticed small traders who are upset about GST.

31 Oct 2017


Javadekar announces additional OBC quota for National Talent Search Examination

The National Talent Search Examination Stage-II conducted by NCERT will feature reservations for students belonging to the other backward classes (OBC), Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced.