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Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

Hungry India: layered and complex

A step backward can reverse years of progress. Such a threat looms large over India’s efforts to tackle malnutrition. Data from the latest National Family Health Survey reveal that in the last f...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.20

A new kind of social conflict

A new dimension of politics that has emerged under the current regime is that of intra-elite conflict. The current political regime is not only building a majoritarian polity but is also replacing the...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 19.10.20

NEET result reply to merit sniggers

By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.20

Cut up: Sub-categorizing reservation quotas

The purpose of reservations is the just distribution of benefits to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and socially and educationally backward classes. This principle appears to lie at the basis of th...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 30.07.20

Order to govt to reveal plea on judges

The central information commissioner (CIC) has directed the law ministry to furnish within 30 days “a clear, cogent and timely response” on an RTI application seeking a copy of a communica...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 23.07.20

Fair share: The OBC reservation row

Inequality within programmes for equality needs correction. Reservations for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes have been dogged by the ‘creamy layer’ concept from the early 1990s that ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 19.02.20

Review plea likely on Supreme Court job quota order

The government is likely to move the Supreme Court for a review of its recent judgment that said states were not bound to provide reservation in jobs and there was no fundamental right that guaranteed...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.08.19

Anger after fear of OBC data omission

Organisations representing the most backward communities among the Other Backward Classes have come down heavily on the NDA government after media reports suggested that the 2021 population census wou...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.02.20

Relaxation plan for EWS quota

The NDA government is planning to offer relaxations in age and other eligibility criteria in government jobs and education to those categorised under the new quota for economically weaker sections amo...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.02.19

Judge aspirant income floor tweaked

The Supreme Court collegium has decided to introduce a lower income threshold for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes candidates and government counsel aspiring to be high cour...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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