Kanwar Yatra has more Dalits and OBCs but Indian liberals still won’t notice them

Credits: theprint.inThe annual Kanwar Yatra is a living testament to the tradition of inclusivism in Hinduism. The northern Indian pilgrimage has its roots in the effort to neutralise the impact of venom... Read more »

MP Assembly passes bill providing 27% reservation to OBCs

July 24 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill providing 27 per cent reservation to the people belonging to the Other Backward Class (OBC) in jobs, officials said. General Administration... Read more »

A common Hindu identity has always appealed to OBC and Dalit castes

Credits: hindustantimes.comOne of the underlying trends of the 2019 verdict is the consolidation of Subaltern Hindutva. For far too long, mainstream portrayal of Hindutva, based on Left-wing academic propaganda, has been limited... Read more »

Trouble brews for Akhilesh, as CBI books ex-minister Prajapati in mining case

By Anand Singh New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Trouble seems to be in store for former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the CBI has booked his then ministerial colleague Gayatri... Read more »

Shivpal ready to ally with Akhilesh but not return to SP

Lucknow, July 8 (IANS) In a visible softening of stand, Shivpal Yadav, who heads the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP), has said that he is ready to forge an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led... Read more »

Maharashtra boy tops JEE Advanced exam

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Maharshtra’s Kartikey Gupta has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2019, by securing 346 out of 372 marks, according to the results declared on Friday by IIT-Kharagpur.... Read more »

Shivpal, Akhilesh unwilling to unite

Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s efforts to bring his son Akhilesh Yadav and younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav together do not seem to be bearing fruit. Shivpal... Read more »

Cabinet approves two-month extension to panel for sub-categorization of OBCs

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded ex-post facto approval for the extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes... Read more »

Madhya Pradesh relaxes age norms for PSC exam hopefuls

Bhopal, June 12 (IANS) Candidates from outside Madhya Pradesh will now be able to appear for the state’s Public Services Commission (PSC) exam till the age of 35. The state Cabinet on Tuesday... Read more »

Azam Khan “Madarsas do not produce Godse and Pragya”

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), June 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan has created a new controversy by saying that “Madarasas do not produce people like Nathuram Godse or Pragya Singh Thakur”. Khan was... Read more »

IIT Gandhinagar’s Opaque Admission Norms: Bias Against SC/ST Candidates?

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Ujjawal Krishnam RTI reveals that several seats reserved for dalits and adivasis remain vacant in programmes in which admissions are internally regulated by IIT Gandhinagar. Indian Institutes of Technology, widely... Read more »

SC directs Maharashtra to fill PG medical seats on merit

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that the seats made available after the scrapping of the 10 per cent quota for Economically Weaker... Read more »

Mulayam admitted to Medanta in Gurugram

Gurugram, June 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was shifted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, after his health deteriorated. Yadav was taken to Gurugram in a chartered flight on Monday... Read more »

Will Nehru’s Secular India Survive post- 2019 Elections?

Source: Countercurrents.org By Badre Alam Khan The secular minded academics and civil society have reminded us once again that Nehru’s secular legacy needs to be remembered in a given political context, on the... Read more »

What upset the Gathbandhan’s applecart in UP: Caste quotient or something else?

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Deborah Grey June, 7: The Gathbandhan, a grand alliance of secular forces committed to uplifting the subalterns, or a substantial part of them at least, has shockingly fared rather poorly... Read more »

Azam Khan wants to quit LS to contest Assembly polls

Rampur, June 3 (IANS) Within days of being elected to the Lok Sabha, Azam Khan, the Samajwadi Party MP from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, has now said that he is thinking of quitting... Read more »

Rahul lost as SP-BSP votes went to BJP in Amethi

Amethi, June 1 (IANS) The two-member Congress Committee probing the reasons behind the defeat of their President Rahul Gandhi in his family borough Amethi, has been told that the non-cooperation of the Samajwadi... Read more »

BJP keeping OBC allies at bay in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) With less than three years to go for the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is keeping its OBC allies at bay in the state. After severing ties... Read more »

Long LS stint makes Gangwar, Prahlad Joshi, Prahlad Patel and Tomar front-runners for Speaker’s job

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The countdown for the election of the new Lok Sabha Speaker will begin only after formation of the government on May 30, but there are several names doing... Read more »

Dharmendra Pradhan: From ABVP activist to Union Minister

Bhubaneswar, May 30 (IANS) Known for his organisational skills, Dharmendra Pradhan is all set to be a cabinet minister again during the second term of the Narendra Modi government. Pradhan, who held important... Read more »