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Tripura assembly sees chaos; ‘Fake SC status’ of ruling Left MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The Tripura state legislative assembly Friday witnessed bedlam after the speaker rejected an opposition-sponsored adjournment motion which sought discussion on the alleged fake Scheduled Caste-status of ... Read more...

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Veena strings to mark World Melody Day Oct 2


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 16 (IANS) India's ancient string instrument veena will be played by music maestros across the world Oct 2 to mark "World Melody Day", it was announced Sunday."Violin maestro ... Read more...

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NHRC notice on school turning away gangrape victim


September 13th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government over a Dalit girl being allegedly denied admission in school ... Read more...

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SP to ensure next government will need its support (Roundup)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Dismissing the UPA spearhead Congress as 'scam-tainted", the Samajwadi Party Wednesday urged regional parties to forge a Third Front and said it was determined to ... Read more...

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SP must be key to next government in Delhi: Mulayam


September 12th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday said he was determined to ensure that no government takes office in New Delhi next without his ... Read more...

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Exempt Tamil Nadu from common dental entrance exam: Jayalalithaa


September 7th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday protested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the nationwide common entrance exam for Dental Council of India (DCI) ... Read more...

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After 13 days of disruption, monsoon session ends (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned sine die Friday, after a month-long monsoon session that witnessed 13 days of disruption in 20-day session.The session ended after the ... Read more...

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Congress playing double game: Mayawati


September 6th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of playing a "double game", Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Thursday said the UPA government should extend the monsoon session of ... Read more...

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Quota bill not to divert attention: Congress


September 6th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The job promotion quota bill was meant for social justice, the Congress said Thursday, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called the ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi urges parties to back quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday appealed to all parties to cooperate in passing in parliament a bill that provides for quotas in promotions for Dalits and ... Read more...

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Scuffles, brawls in parliament, state assemblies (Timeline)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
The Rajya Sabha Wednesday witnessed high drama as a scuffle broke out between a Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agarwal and BSP member Avtar Singh Karimpuri as a bill on quotas ... Read more...

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Quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced the controversial promotion ... Read more...

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Trouble likely in quota bill passage, PM meets ministers


September 5th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Hinting at trouble in getting the promotion quota bill passed in parliament, the government Wednesday said there is little time during the monsoon session, ... Read more...

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Both Congress and BJP against quota in promotions bill: Mayawati


September 5th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati Wednesday said both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had "political motives" against reservations in job promotions for ... Read more...

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SP protests promotion quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it will hold street protests against the UPA government introducing a bill to provide quotas in promotions in government ... Read more...

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UP employees asked to strike work against promotion quota bill


September 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) More than 18 lakh Uttar Pradesh government employees have been asked to strike work Wednesday to protest the central government decision to move a constitutional ... Read more...

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Body in pieces: Police question victim’s friend


September 4th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Three days after a 23-year-old BBA student's chopped body was found on railway tracks here, police Tuesday questioned a woman, whom the victim secretly married, ... Read more...

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BJP to meet on reservation in promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party will meet in the national capital late Tuesday to decide their strategy on the constitutional amendment bill for ... Read more...

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Promotions quota bill Wednesday, says government


September 4th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government said it will Wednesday bring a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes (SC/STs) in job promotions and ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for job promotion quotas; BJP, SP, BSP spar (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government job promotions. It immediately created ... Read more...

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SP against promotion quota bill, BJP wants amendments


September 4th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Soon after the union cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill for reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves bill for reservation in job promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in government job promotions.The decision on reservations ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves quota in promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday approved quota in promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, a move that was discussed at an all-party meeting last month.The ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu


August 29th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The country's apex human rights panel Wednesday issued notice to Tamil Nadu, seeking reports in four weeks over the Scheduled Castes children being denied admission ... Read more...

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What about Reddy brothers, Lalu asks BJP


August 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday targeted the BJP over its allegation that the government took hefty bribes ("mota maal") while allocating ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to simplify caste certification process


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up a high-powered committee to suggest ways to simplify the caste certification procedure, administration sources said Wednesday.According to sources, ... Read more...

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PM hints at amendment bill for quota in job promotions (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said his government will find out a way to help the states with reservations in job promotions for ... Read more...

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PM seeks solution to quota in job promotions


August 21st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged political parties to suggest ways for a legally sustainable solution to the issue of reservations in job promotions ... Read more...

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PM to head all-party meet on job promotion quota


August 21st, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue of giving reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) ... Read more...

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Posts for SCs, STs lie vacant in central universities


August 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Even as the government is pushing for affirmative action for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the field of education, most ... Read more...

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Chandy announces welfare measures on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the Independence Day announced a series of welfare measures, among them free treatment for poor women and children in all ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on job promotion quota Aug 21 (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in promotions in government jobs will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday after the issue figured ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on promotion quota Aug 21


August 9th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in job promotions will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday.The government would also try to table ... Read more...

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Tripura legislator accused of faking caste certificate


August 9th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 9 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Tripura Thursday demanded arrest and removal from the membership of the state assembly of ruling Left Front legislator Partha Das who, they ... Read more...

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SC order against quotas in promotions rocks parliament (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The issue of reservation in promotions in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh saw an uproar in both houses of parliament Thursday with the Rajya ... Read more...

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