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15 November, 2018 4:14 PM Maharashtra clears reservation for Marathas, to be implemented from December 1

Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Thursday confirmed the reservation for Maratha community in government jobs and in admissions in academic institutions from December 1. The Marathas will get 16 per cent reservation, as suggested by Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission. The commission had submitted its report on social and economic conditions 62

24 October, 2018 12:03 PM BSNL Takes on Jio by Launching Rs. 1,699, Rs. 2,099 Recharge Packs With Unlimited Voice Calls, Data Benefits for 365 Days

Just days after bringing a Rs. 1,097 recharge pack that is limited for customers in Kolkata, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has now expanded the bouquet of its prepaid offerings by reportedly launching the Rs. 1,699 and Rs. 2,099 annual recharge packs. Both new recharge packs by the state-run telecom operator offer benefits such as unlimited voice 73

22 September, 2018 4:00 PM Gujarat BJP to hold Sardar Patel yatras in 10,000 villages

The Gujarat BJP will organise "Sardar Patel Yatras" in 10,000 villages over 10 days prior to the unveiling of the "Statue of Unity" on October 31. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the statue on October 31, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Patel. The 182-meter tall statue, in Kevadiya 69

18 September, 2018 5:32 PM Extend Reservation To The Poor But Don't Disturb SC Quota: Union Minister

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has said he favours increasing the 50 per cent cap in job reservation to 75 per cent to include the economically weak among the upper castes even as he emphasised that the quota given to the Scheduled Castes should not be disturbed. "The percentage of reservation should be enhanced from the existing 50 percent to 75 per cent," Mr Athawale 66

12 September, 2018 11:08 AM Hardik Patel Breaks Fast, Says Won't Oblige Enemies By Dying

Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who was on an indefinite hunger strike demanding reservation for Patidars and loan waiver from farmers, broke his fast after 19 days today, saying he would not play into the hands of those who want to kill him. Mr Patel was holding out for a response from the government on his demands. Last week, the 24-year-old ended up in hospital 55

12 September, 2018 11:06 AM Hardik Patel ends fast; no negotiation in sight

Quota spearhead Hardik Patel ended his indefinite fast Wednesday after 19 days, even as there were no talks between him and the Gujarat government over the leader's demands for reservation to Patidars and farm loan waiver. Hardik broke the fast by having lemonade from the hands of Patidar community leaders Naresh Patel and C K Patel. After ending his fast, the quota 55

6 September, 2018 10:29 AM World Championships: Saurabh Chaudhary Smashes Junior World Record, Wins Gold In 10m Air Pistol

Asian Games gold-medallist Saurabh Chaudhary claimed a record-shattering gold in the junior 10m air pistol event while the senior shooters fetched a men's team silver but failed to impress individually at the ISSF World Championships on Thursday. In the senior competition, Abhishek Verma, Om Prakash Mitharwal, who claimed the 50m pistol gold, and Shahzar 103

4 September, 2018 6:53 AM ISSF World Championships: Om Prakash Mitharwal Strikes Gold In 50m Pistol

Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharwal picked up his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships, claiming the top honours in the 50m pistol event on Tuesday. The seasoned Jitu Rai, who won a silver medal in the 2014 edition of the tournament, endured disappointment as he finished 17th in the field with a below-par score of 552. The ongoing championship 41

30 August, 2018 10:57 AM SC/ST members from one state cannot claim reservation benefit in another unless caste notified there, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that a member of a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) community cannot get the benefit of reservation in government employment in other states if his or her caste is not notified there. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi unanimously held that a person belonging to Scheduled Caste 53

30 August, 2018 7:52 AM NDA finalises seat-sharing formula for Bihar, BJP may fight on 20 Lok Sabha seats, JDU 12

If Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) fights as a part of the NDA, they could be given two seats in Bihar. PATNA: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar has finalised its seat-sharing formula for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. As per sources, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be fighting on 20 seats, Janata Dal United (JDU) on 12 seats 52