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Modi announces 27 per cent quota for OBCs, 10 per cent for Economically Weaker Sections in medical courses

New Delhi/IBNS: In a significant step ahead of polls in various states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday announced a 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and 10 per cent for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in medical courses.

Maratha reservation: Uddhav Thackeray requests Modi to lift 50 per cent ceiling on quota

New Delhi/IBNS: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lift the 50 per cent ceiling on quota to allow the Maratha community to avail reservations, media reports said.

OBC quota to go up from 14 to 27% in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Mar 6 (UNI): Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said on Wednesday that the state government would enhance reservation for Other Backward Classes from 14 to 27 per cent and implement 10 per cent reservation for the economically-underprivileged within the General Category vis-a-vis government employment.

SC/ST activists oppose quota bill for upper castes

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IBNS): Even as major opposition parties supported the Constitution Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha, which seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically backward sections in the country in the general category, activists of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities criticised the government over the same.

LS debates Quota Bill for upper castes, major opposition parties support

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IBNS): As the Lok Sabha is debating the Constitution Amendment Bill, which seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically backward sections in the country in the general category, most of the opposition parties have backed the bill on Tuesday.

Modi cabinet approves 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes, opposition leaders, Yashwant Sinha express concern

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IBNS): In a major decision taken just months before the country elects a new Prime Minister,  the Union Cabinet on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes, media reports said.

KCR slams Amit Shah for opposing quota to Muslims

Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IBNS):  Telangana Rashtra Samithi supremo and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has attacked BJP president Amit Shah for opposing his government's proposal to increase reservation for Muslims in the state, reports said.

Man allegedly commits suicide over demands of quota for Marathi community

Mumbai, July 30 (IBNS): A 35-year old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in Aurangabad as a protest for quota in government jobs and educational institutions in Maharashtra, media reports said.

Maratha protest for reservations escalates, reaches Mumbai

Mumbai, July 25 (IBNS): The Maratha protest for reservations in the government jobs and educational institutions reached Mumbai on Wednesday, the capital city of Maharashtra, media reports said.