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#GamingBytes: Five best 'Red Dead Redemption' Easter Eggs

27 Mar 2020

#GamingBytes: Five best 'Red Dead Redemption' Easter Eggs

Red Dead Redemption 2, by Rockstar, is one of the finest open world games currently available.

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

20 Aug 2019

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday saying he no longer respects the views of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of BJP.

Andhra Pradesh becomes first state to reserve 75% of private jobs for locals

23 Jul 2019

Andhra Pradesh becomes first state to reserve 75% of private jobs for locals

Andhra Pradesh, on Monday, became the first Indian state to reserve jobs for locals by passing the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019, in the state assembly.

Maratha-reservation: SC doesn't stay verdict but issues notice to government

12 Jul 2019

Maratha-reservation: SC doesn't stay verdict but issues notice to government

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Maharashtra government in connection to the Maratha Reservation verdict, which the Bombay High Court cleared last month.

Congress to launch manifesto: Issues party's likely to focus on

02 Apr 2019

Congress to launch manifesto: Issues party's likely to focus on

The Congress is expected to release its much-awaited crowd-sourced manifesto for the upcoming seven-phase General Elections on Tuesday.

Inflation based on wholesale prices rises to 2.93% in February

14 Mar 2019

Inflation based on wholesale prices rises to 2.93% in February

Inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93% in February over the previous month, due to hardening of prices of primary articles, fuel and power, according to government data released today.

Kannadigas to get priority in private-sector-jobs in C, D categories

15 Feb 2019

Kannadigas to get priority in private-sector-jobs in C, D categories

Breathing life into more than a three-decade-old committee report, the Karnataka government has decided to amend rules to give primacy to Kannadigas in jobs under Group C and D category in the private sector.

Rajasthan: #GujjarProtest for quota continues; 23 trains canceled, 20 diverted

09 Feb 2019

Rajasthan: #GujjarProtest for quota continues; 23 trains canceled, 20 diverted

Gujjar community leader Kirori Singh Bainsla along with supporters in Rajasthan continued the sit-in protest in Sawai Madhopur demanding the implementation of 5% quota in jobs and education for Gujjars, Raika-Rebari, Gadia Luhar, Banjara, and Gadaria communities as promised by the state government.

Rajasthan: Gujjars launch quota protest; rail-tracks blocked, Delhi-Mumbai route hit

08 Feb 2019

Rajasthan: Gujjars launch quota protest; rail-tracks blocked, Delhi-Mumbai route hit

The Gujjar community in Rajasthan has launched a protest demanding the implementation of the 5% quota in jobs and education as promised by the state government.

This year, IITs could introduce 5% EWS reservation; IIMs unsure

29 Jan 2019

This year, IITs could introduce 5% EWS reservation; IIMs unsure

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are likely to implement the recently announced 10% quota for economically weak sections (EWS) of the general category in a gradual manner.

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

21 Jan 2019

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

16 Jan 2019

To enable quota for economically-weak, 25% hike in college seats

Union Minister for Education Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced a 25% increase in seats across universities and colleges in the country to ensure the new caste-agnostic reservation doesn't affect the existing quotas.

10% general category reservation cleared by President; becomes law

12 Jan 2019

10% general category reservation cleared by President; becomes law

President Ram Nath Kovind has cleared the bill seeking to provide 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category, thereby making the bill a law.

10% reservation for general category poor bill challenged in SC

10 Jan 2019

10% reservation for general category poor bill challenged in SC

A plea challenging the bill to provide 10% reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was filed today in the Supreme Court.

#Reservations: Constitutional amendment required for new quota passed in LS

08 Jan 2019

#Reservations: Constitutional amendment required for new quota passed in LS

A day after the Modi government announced its plan to introduce a 10% reservation quota in jobs and education for the general category, the bill to bring about the required constitutional amendment was tabled in the Lok Sabha.

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

07 Jan 2019

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

In a surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation for economically challenged sections of the society.

Are you eligible for the 10% reservation for general category?

07 Jan 2019

Are you eligible for the 10% reservation for general category?

On Monday, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government announced 10% reservation in jobs and education for economically backward upper castes.

Maratha quota Bill, ATR to be tabled in Maharashtra Legislature

29 Nov 2018

Maratha quota Bill, ATR to be tabled in Maharashtra Legislature

The much-awaited draft Bill, which provides for reservation to the Maratha community will be tabled in the Maharashtra Legislature today.

Maratha quota issue: Maharashtra Assembly adjourned twice today

27 Nov 2018

Maratha quota issue: Maharashtra Assembly adjourned twice today

The Maharashtra Assembly was adjourned twice today over the issue of tabling the State Backward Class Commission's report recommending quota for the Maratha community in the House.

After a year of agitation, Marathas to get reservations

18 Nov 2018

After a year of agitation, Marathas to get reservations

After over a year of agitations, the Maratha community is set to get reservations in jobs and education, confirmed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday.

PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

25 Sep 2018

PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

In the wake of nationwide caste protests by Dalits, Marathas, Jats, and upper-caste groups, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), for the first time, has held a meeting to discuss affirmative action in the private sector.

Ram Vilas Paswan seeks 15% reservation for upper caste

11 Sep 2018

Ram Vilas Paswan seeks 15% reservation for upper caste

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, in an interview to Hindustan Times, demanded that the upper caste should get 15 per cent reservation.

SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC

30 Aug 2018

SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC

The Supreme Court today held that a member of a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community cannot claim the benefit of reservation in government employment in other states if his or her caste is not notified there.

Gujarat: Hardik Patel begins indefinite fast for Patidar quota

25 Aug 2018

Gujarat: Hardik Patel begins indefinite fast for Patidar quota

Patidar leader Hardik Patel began an indefinite fast at his sprawling farmhouse in Gujarat's Ahmedabad today to press for quota for the community after the Gujarat government refused permission for various protest venues he had sought.

Reservation here to stay; mob lynching is a crime: Modi

12 Aug 2018

Reservation here to stay; mob lynching is a crime: Modi

PM Narendra Modi has iterated that mob lynching is a crime, no matter the motive, and states need to take effective measures to check such incidents.

Maratha groups declare Maharashtra bandh, but protests lose steam

09 Aug 2018

Maratha groups declare Maharashtra bandh, but protests lose steam

Various Maratha outfits have called a day-long shutdown in Maharashtra today, continuing their agitation for 16% reservation in education and jobs.

NCP demands 5% quota for Muslims in education in Maharashtra

31 Jul 2018

NCP demands 5% quota for Muslims in education in Maharashtra

NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today demanding 5% quota for Muslims in education.

Maharashtra: Another man ends life over Maratha quota in Aurangabad

30 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: Another man ends life over Maratha quota in Aurangabad

A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in Aurangabad in Maharashtra over the Maratha quota demand.

No reduction in reservation for OBCs in medical courses: Fadnavis

09 Jul 2018

No reduction in reservation for OBCs in medical courses: Fadnavis

There will be no reduction in reservation for students from OBCs in admissions to medical courses in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today.

AMU gets notice over not providing reservation benefits to SC/STs

04 Jul 2018

AMU gets notice over not providing reservation benefits to SC/STs

The Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Commission today said the Aligarh Muslim University is not a minority institution and issued notice asking to explain why it does not give reservation to the SC/ST communities.

Gurjar delegation meets Rajasthan minister over reservation demands

29 Jun 2018

Gurjar delegation meets Rajasthan minister over reservation demands

A Gurjar delegation led by leader Kirori Singh Bainsla yesterday met Rajasthan Social Justice Minister Arun Chaturvedi over their demands, including 5% reservation for members of the community.

Delhi: Row between DUTA, DU administration over reservation mechanism ends

18 Jun 2018

Delhi: Row between DUTA, DU administration over reservation mechanism ends

The deadlock between Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) and DU administration over several issues, including a new faculty reservation mechanism, ended after a meeting between the Vice-Chancellor and DUTA.

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

05 Jun 2018

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

The SC today permitted the Center to continue with reservation for SC/ST employees in promotions for now, and agreed to hear a petition against quashing of the practice.

Why minority status for the Lingayats before Karnataka elections?

10 May 2018

Why minority status for the Lingayats before Karnataka elections?

Karnataka goes to polls in 2 days, and the hottest debated question of the assembly elections - is which way will the Lingayats vote?

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

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.

SBI is recruiting over 2,000 probationary officers. All details here

21 Apr 2018

SBI is recruiting over 2,000 probationary officers. All details here

State Bank of India (SBI) is looking to hire 2,118 bank probationary officers (POs) across its various branches.

Bangladesh ends reservation in government jobs after students protested

12 Apr 2018

Bangladesh ends reservation in government jobs after students protested

Giving in to demands of thousands of students, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced about the scrapping of reservation in government jobs.

After violent Dalit protests, states brace for 'Bharat-Bandh' against reservation

10 Apr 2018

After violent Dalit protests, states brace for 'Bharat-Bandh' against reservation

States across India have upped security after reports of a planned 'Bharat Bandh' against caste-based reservation.

Meet the girl behind Maharashtra's 1% employment reservation for orphans

21 Feb 2018

Meet the girl behind Maharashtra's 1% employment reservation for orphans

In January, Maharashtra became the first Indian state to give 1% reservation in jobs to orphans who don't have any documentary proof validating their socio-economic standing.

Acid attack victims, disabled to get quotas in govt jobs

28 Jan 2018

Acid attack victims, disabled to get quotas in govt jobs

The government has finalized reservation in central government jobs for people with autism, mental illness, intellectual disability and acid attack victims.