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10 January, 2019 11:05 AM Bill for 10% reservation for poor in general category challenged in Supreme Court

New Delhi: A plea challenging the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was Thursday filed in the Supreme Court. The petition, filed by Youth For Equality organisation and Kaushal Kant Mishra, sought the quashing of the bill saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation. The plea said the bill violates 38

10 January, 2019 9:21 AM Winter Session of Parliament: Productivity of Rajya Sabha at 18%, Lok Sabha at 46%

Productivity of the session was the third-lowest in the 16th Lok Sabha The Winter Session of Parliament ended on January 9 shortly after the Rajya Sabha passed The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Upper House had been extended by a day to help pass the constitutional amendment bill. The Lok Sabha ended on January 8, after clearing the same bill. According 54

10 January, 2019 9:18 AM Gandhi-Pawar seat-sharing talks 'inconclusive': NCP leader

A seat-sharing talks between Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on January 9 remained inconclusive as there was no consensus on the eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra, a senior NCP leader on January 10 said. According to the leader, who is privy to the talks, Congress general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge and senior NCP leader 83

9 January, 2019 6:15 PM 10 per cent quota to poor in general category in central and State govt jobs: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that 10 per cent reservation to poor in the general category will be applicable to jobs in both central and state governments. Intervening in the debate on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, he said the legislation gives powers to the states 50

9 January, 2019 5:49 PM Victory for social justice: PM Modi hails Parliament's nod for 10% reservation for general category poor

New Delhi: A day after Lok Sabha's green signal, Rajya Sabha passed the historic quota bill by an overwhelming margin on Wednesday in what is being seen as a big win for the Modi government. Moments after voting concluded in Rajya Sabha, PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and thanked Parliamentarians for a healthy debate on the matter and said that the bill would 55

8 January, 2019 3:48 PM On Quota Bill, AIADMK Hits Rewind: "Had PM Given 15 Lakh To Each Person..."

The debate on quota bill today witnessed a surprising argument from Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK. Had Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered Rs 15 lakh to each Indian as promised, none of this would have been required, said lawmaker M Thambi Durai, referring to a pre-election promise that is regularly raised by the Congress and other opposition parties 61

8 January, 2019 8:16 AM Bill for 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes tabled in Lok Sabha

The bill was tabled in Parliament by Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot amid protests by Samajwadi Party. A debate on the same is likely to take place in the House at 2 pm.  NEW DELHI: The Government on Tuesday tabled in Lok Sabha the Bill seeking 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically backward section in the general 46

8 January, 2019 7:23 AM Centre's 10% Quota Announcement An Election Stunt, Says Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati said her party, however, welcomes the "immature" move. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati today said the Union Cabinet's decision to provide 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to the economically weaker sections is an "election stunt and political gimmick" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "BSP's demand 61

7 January, 2019 9:44 PM After 10% Quota Announcement, AAP Demands Special Parliament Session

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the Centre should call for a special session of the parliament or they will consider it another "jumla". Calling the upper caste quota an election stunt by the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded a special session of the Parliament to bring constitutional amendment for the implementation of the decision 96

28 December, 2018 4:20 AM Delay in portfolio allocation in newly-formed Congress govt in MP matter of concern: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

In a reply to a question,Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the Congress should implement farm loan waiver in accordance to their promise. Taking a jibe at the functioning of the newly-formed Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan alleged that the delay in the allocation of portfolios to the ministers is a "matter 62