The horrors of Mandal Commission protests of 1990s have not been forgotten yet. The reservation debate and subsequent battle and chaos it generated is one of the black marks of our history. The divide it created between lower and upper castes (terms which ... Trak.in, 2 months ago
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A group of political workers belonging to BJP Nambol Mandal allegedly forged signatures of 20 people and submitted a representation to the Election Commission of India (ECI) . Speaking to media persons at Leimapokpam Mayai Leikai today, Leimapokpam Gram ...E Pao!, 2 months ago
Noida: There was evident enthusiasm among voters in Noida which went to the polls in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, but many felt disappointed after finding their names missing from the voters list. The constituency abutting Delhi ...Sify, 1 week ago
(Ashutosh is an official spokesperson for the Aam Aadmi Party. He comments on the change of guard in the Samajwadi Party, and what it means for the politics of Uttar Pradesh.) Is this the beginning of the end for identity politics in India? In a country ...catchnews.com, 1 week ago
The landmark judgement of a 7- member Constitutional Bench of India's Supreme Court, literally putting a ban on candidates and their agents in any election appealing for votes by invoking religion, race, community, caste or language, has halted an ongoing ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
'The ruling provides a Constitutional template, it draws boundaries, and there is this expectation that henceforth political parties will not make crude appeals to religion for electoral gains.' Zoya Hasan -- Professor Emerita, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development -- is one of India's most distinguished political scholars. Professor Hasan, image, below, tells Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore that the Supreme Court ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, has been the centre of a hot power struggle this winter. In fact, the ongoing feud in Mulayam Singh Yadavs family is reminiscent of political upheavals in the 18th century era of the Nawabs, and even before that, the intrigues of ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
With hardly anything tangible to show for the performance of his government over the last three and a half years, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is banking on dubious plans for increasing reservations to shore up his image before the Assembly ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
On Thursday, the Akhilesh Yadav government approved a proposal to include 17 Other Backward Castes (OBC) in the Scheduled Castes (SC) list. The proposal - clearly aimed at wooing the OBCs in the coming elections - has brought the old genie out of the bottle.catchnews.com, 2 months ago
Unaccounted cash worth Rs 4.4 lakh in new currency notes of Rs 2,000 was seized today from Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, police said. The seizure was made in the early hours at Gosaveedu village of Gampalagudem Mandal from four persons after they were ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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