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

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

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

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.
According to Gujarat speaker, BR Ambedkar, PM Modi are Brahmins
Politics

According to Gujarat speaker, BR Ambedkar, PM Modi are Brahmins

Adding to the list of controversial statements made by BJP leaders recently, Gujarat speaker Rajendra Trivedi said Dalit icon BR Ambedkar was a Brahmin.
Gujarat polls: Centre unveils Rs. 8,500cr export sops
Politics

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.
Javadekar announces additional OBC quota for National Talent Search Examination
India

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.
OBCs to be sub-divided for better allotment of quota quantum
India

OBCs to be sub-divided for better allotment of quota quantum

The government is examining formation of a commission to decide on sub-categorization of OBCs. After its constitution, it will have 12 weeks to submit a report.
Creamy layer ceiling raised from Rs. 6LPA to Rs. 8LPA
India

Creamy layer ceiling raised from Rs. 6LPA to Rs. 8LPA

The government has hiked the ceiling for the creamy layer by Rs. 2 lakh, from Rs. 6 lakh per annum to Rs. 8 lakh per annum for central government jobs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

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