Constitution 124th Amendment Bill 2019
India  /  Published 09.01.19

Kejriwal opposes bill after support

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday changed his stand to oppose the BJP government’s bill facilitating a quota for the economically backward among the general category population. In ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.01.19

BJP caste boomerang worry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told a public rally in Maharashtra’s Solapur that his government had demolished the falsehood being spread and provided 10 per cent extra reservation withou...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.01.19

RS clears quota bill amid noise

The Centre on Wednesday night cleared the Rajya Sabha hurdle on the upper caste quota bill that was likened by the Opposition to “demonetisation” and triggered demands for caste-based reservation ...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Quota bill: An assault on the Constitution

The contrast in the reactions to two landmark decisions on the contentious issue of reservations tells us a great deal about ourselves as a people and society, of our understanding of privilege and de...
By Manini Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Indian airlines should be more eco-friendly

Sir — A Portuguese charter airline, Hi Fly, recently conducted plastic-free trial flights. The first such flight took off from Lisbon, Portugal, with no single-use plastic item on board. The unbridl...
By The Telegraph


India  /  Published 23.01.19

Nitish gambit aims at Opposition

The Nitish Kumar government’s move to implement 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections is aimed at striking at the Opposition’s fault lines, sources in the Bihar chief minister...
By Sanjeev Kumar Verma & PTI in Patna

India  /  Published 22.01.19

Protests against economic quota gather steam

Three organisations fighting for the cause of social justice are up in arms against the economic quota as they see it as a threat to caste-based reservation.They feel the 10 per cent quota for “econ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.19

Our liberties dangle by a slender thread

This last week in Parliament could be, potentially, a turning point in the history of the republic. The Lok Sabha passed two bills that have large constitutional implications.The citizenship amendment...
By Mukul Kesavan

India  /  Published 09.01.19

Forward quota: Your questions answered

The Union cabinet on Monday gave the go-ahead for a legislation to give 10 per cent quota in state jobs and educational institutions for 'economically weaker sections'.The proposed criteria for determ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.19

The futility of Modi's reservation move

Isaac Newton’s third law of motion — every action has an equal and opposite reaction — is applicable in the case of the Narendra Modi government’s recent decision to give 10 per cent reservati...
By Ch. Satish Kumar


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