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‘Quota bill aimed at diverting attention from Coalgate’ (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday termed the introduction of a bill for quota in job promotions as a "diversionary tactic" by the Congress, to take away ... Read more...

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‘Quota bill aimed at diverting attention from Coalgate’


September 5th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed the introduction of a bill for reservation in job promotions as a "diversionary tactic" by the Congress, ... Read more...

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Will challenge sub-quota denial in apex court: Khurshid (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it would appeal in the Supreme Court against the Andhra Pradesh High Court order rejecting the state government's proposal to ... Read more...

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Meet moots equal opportunities for Pakistani women


October 11th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Women in Pakistan need to be provided equal job opportunities as well as gender equality at the workplace, speakers at a national conference here said.The national ... Read more...

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Outrage over Republican senator’s racist, sexist ‘ minorities don’t work’ comments


April 30th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern has caused outrage by making both racist and sexist remarks during a state House debate.During the debate, Republican senator Kern said Blacks earn less ... Read more...

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Trump bristles at claim that he’s racist


April 29th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 29 (ANI): American billionaire businessman Donald Trump has said that it is "terrible" the host of CBS' "Face the Nation" has accused him of racism.Trump told TMZ ... "That ... Read more...

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Apartheid prevails at Australian hotel’s pubs


April 6th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 6 (IANS) A hotel in Australia has opened two separate bars to keep the non-indigenous people and the Aboriginals away from each other. One is called Sportsman's Bar ... Read more...

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WCD Ministry committed towards socio-economic empowerment of women


March 8th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Krishna Tirath on the occasion of 'International Women's Day' today said her ministry is committed towards the socio-economic empowerment of women.Addressing ... Read more...

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Get local bodies to implement food security, suggest experts


October 26th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) There should be more clarity in implementing the Food Security Act and local bodies could be involved in the process, experts said Tuesday while welcoming the ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games faces threat from Jat Community


July 29th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Claiming to be victims of government apathy since decades, scores of members from Jat community gathered here on Wednesday to voice their demand for reservation in government ... Read more...

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Milk worth millions drained out by Shiv Sena activists


July 23rd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Satara (Maharashtra), July 23 (ANI): The right-wing Shiv Sena activists drained out thousands of litres of milk in Maharashtra's Satara city on Friday as a mark of protest against the State Government's ... Read more...

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Cabinet will decide on caste-based census: PM


May 24th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government had not taken a decision on caste-based census and the issue will be deliberated in the cabinet. "I made ... Read more...

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Orissa tribals demand ST status


May 10th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Malkangiri (Orissa), May 10 (ANI): Tribals of the Konda Reddy community staged a protest in Orissa's Maoist-infested Malkangiri District on Monday demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status from the state government.Tribals residing in ... Read more...

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Sherry declines Pak Cabinet re-induction offer as Foreign Minister


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): Former Pakistan Information Minister Sherry Rehman has reportedly declined to accept the Government's latest offer of re-induction into the Cabinet as Foreign Minister.According to reports, close aides of ... Read more...

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Shareholders must fix corporate salaries, says minister


November 17th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) High salaries in the corporate sector is not a "dogmatic" or an ideological issue with the government, according to Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Salman Khurshid. "We ... Read more...

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Khurshid asks IT sector to give inputs on new Companies Bill


September 15th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday urged the Information Technology (IT) sector to spell out its standpoint and suggestions on the Companies Bill which is slated to come ... Read more...

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Malaysian Hindu temple relocation plan shelved for the time being


September 6th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Shah Alam, Sep. 6 (ANI): Following a heated meeting between the residents of Section 23 of Shah Alam and City Council enforcement officers, the controversial decision to relocate a Hindu temple from ... Read more...

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Social engineering needed in appointment of judges: Moily


July 9th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government is not planning to enact legislation for reservation in the higher judiciary, but would request the top judiciary to ensure "social engineering" in the appointment ... Read more...

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D Napolean assumes charge as Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment


June 1st, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): D Napolean, the Minister State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, took charge of the office in the presence of Cabinet Ministers Azhagiri and Dayanidhi Maran here ... Read more...

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UTV suspends all commercial deals with Pakistan


December 23rd, 2008 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) UTV Software Communications Tuesday temporarily deferred all deals with Pakistan in an endeavour to support the Indian government in demanding stricter action against terrorism emanating from across ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses plea against Sachar panel proposals


July 8th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader B.P. Singhal challenging the Sachar Committee's report that showed Muslims as leading a pitiable life ... Read more...

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Rajasthan government, Gujjars to meet again Saturday (Lead)


June 13th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 13 (IANS) The Rajasthan government and Gujjar leaders met here Friday for "positive talks" and would hold more discussions Saturday in their effort to resolve the prolonged standoff over the ... Read more...

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Government should decide on Gujjar issue: BJP


June 3rd, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said it was for the central government to take a decision on granting Scheduled Tribe status to Gujjars who have launched ... Read more...

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More violence in Gujjar stir, three killed (Third Lead)


May 30th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) The Gujjar movement for affirmative action took another violent turn Friday in Rajasthan with three people killed in clashes with the police. But there was talk of peace ... Read more...

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More violence in Gujjar stir, three killed (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) The Gujjar movement for affirmative action took another violent turn Friday in Rajasthan with three people killed in clashes with the police, but there were was talk of ... Read more...

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Three killed in Gujjar-police clash in Rajasthan


May 30th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Three people were killed in Rajasthan Friday when Gujjar community members fighting for affirmative action clashed with the police. The movement for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status took another ... Read more...

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Women protest against price rise in Bihar


May 1st, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by admin
Patna, May 1 (ANI): Scores of women took to the streets in Bihar on Wednesday to protest against rising prices of essential commodities. A women's group called the 'Rashtriya Mahila Brigade' held ... Read more...

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CII speaks of progress in affirmative action


April 1st, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A leading industry chamber Tuesday said it had trained some 22,500 members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and enhanced their skills in response to a ... Read more...

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Tribals in eastern India protest seeking quotas in jobs, colleges


February 28th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Hoogly (West Bengal), Feb 28, (ANI): Tribals staged a protest march and stopped trains in West Bengals Hoogly district on Wednesday to pressurize the state government to introduce a quota system in ... Read more...

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Mayawati demands reservation in private sector, wants amendment in Constitution


February 6th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , Feb 6 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati has asked the Union Government to amend the Constitution in order to provide reservation to backward classes in ... Read more...

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