AIDWA wants quota-within-quota for girls

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI): All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) today pitched in for a special quota for girls within the proposed 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutions."We demand a…

The Muslim voice gets stronger

Prakash Patra, Hindustan Times, May 29, 2006Muslim politics in India is at a crossroads. The clerics (ulema), whose writ was supposed to be confined within the social structure, are becoming increasingly more assertive in the…

Nilanjana S Roy: Banned books in India: 1970s-2006

SPEAKING VOLUMESNilanjana S Roy / Business Standarad, New Delhi May 30, 2006The 1970s: Politics, and what the state often saw as the misrepresentation of either India’s policies or its leaders, triggered most book bans in…

Mandal mooted a separate ministry for OBCs

But the Central government, for its own reasons, disregarded other recommendations and chose to take only the quota route New Delhi: The UPA government, set to push OBC quotas into centres of excellence, has junked…

Mulki: Cops Arrest 6 Bajrang Dal Leaders Accused…

Daijiworld News Network �Mulki (VM), May 30, 2006Mulki, Apr 30: After facing public humiliation in the Kudroli Slaughterhouse episode, the Bajrang Dal image in the district received another jolt when the accused in the burning…

13-member quota Oversight Committee set up

Committee told to submit report to Union Government by August 31# Three groups set up to draw up modalities for implementing the decision# The groups asked to complete their job by July 31NEW DELHI: The…

Quota supporters jam Hutatma Chowk with 3,000 strong…

Pro-reservationists came together in a 3,000-strong rallySantosh Andhale, Mumbai Mirror, MUMBAI, Tuesday, May 30, 2006Twenty-five days after the anti-reservationists hit the roads to protest Union Human Resource Development minister Arjun Singh’s education quota plans, a…

End stir, Court tells students

Siddharth Narrain, The Hindu, 30 May 2006Won't stay 93rd Amendment Act but issues notice to Centre on quota issue# OBC figure quoted by Mandal Commission challenged# Court asks Government: explain modalities and rationale for fixing…