Other Backward Class Obc
India  /  Published 14.01.21

Labourer digs well to ease wife’s burden

A labourer in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna has dug a well in his house in a fortnight for his wife who used to fetch water daily from a hand-pump located half-a-km away from their home at Guna. Bharat...
By PTI in Guna

Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

OBC-B for Baishnab Bairagis

The West Bengal Commission for Other Backward Classes has recommended to the state government that the Baishnab Bairagi community be given the OBC-B status, the chairperson of the commission, retired ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 13.10.20

DU caste certificate hurdle for student

A student from Uttar Pradesh got a big jolt on Monday when her application for admission into a Delhi University college under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) non-creamy layer category was rejected o...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.09.20

Locked up: Minority trials and convictions

Can life behind bars hold a mirror up to the world outside? This is, by no means, a rhetorical query. The latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau on the disproportionate share of Ind...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.07.20

Builders: wary of Jharkhad quota

The Jharkhand centre of Builders Association of India (BAI) has welcomed the state’s move to change the existing rules for awarding government contracts worth up to Rs 25 crore to local firms bu...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


India  /  Published 21.07.20

OBC: Govt panel to subdivide quota

A government commission is set to recommend subdividing the Other Backward Classes quota into three sections, endorsing the long-held suspicion that a few OBC sub-communities were cornering a dispropo...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty 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 21.01.19

Rs 8 lakh quota cut-off stays, with 4 more tests

A gross annual family income below Rs 8 lakh is the criterion for identifying the economically weaker sections among people so far left out of reservation, the government has announced, ending specula...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.01.19

Reservation for private colleges

The Centre on Tuesday announced that the entire range of reservations would be extended to admissions in private higher education institutions from the academic year beginning in July.The announcement...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.02.19

Government admits roster axe on tribal quota

The government on Thursday admitted before a parliamentary panel that the Scheduled Tribes would virtually be left without reservation in college and university teachers’ jobs if each department is ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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