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High court stays quota for Marathas, Muslims

Mumbai, Nov 14 - The Bombay High Court Friday stayed the Maharashtra government's decision to provide educational and job quotas to Marathas and Muslims while allowing educational reservation for the latter. The previous Congress-NCP government granted in July 16 percent reservation to the Maratha community and five percent to Muslims. This was approved just before the assembly elections. Admitt ...
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New Delhi | 2 years ago
Plea questions reporters' right to access court proceedings

New Delhi, April 25 - An NGO Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the media does not have a fundamental right to access courts and report their proceedings.An apex court constitution bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice D.K. Jain, Justice S.S. Nijjar, Justice R.P. Desai and Justice J.S. Khehar was told by the counsel for NGO Youth for Equality that the court had unrestricted powers to tak ...
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New Delhi | 2 years ago
Apex court questions JNU on students' union poll

New Delhi, Nov 28 - The Supreme Court Monday asked the Jawaharlal Nehru University, its students union and the organisation Youth for Equality to file affidavits stating their respective positions on holding elections to the students' association of the varsity.The court said that 'this is a matter of holding JNUSU - elections. The elections to JNUSU could not be kept pending indefinitely. The mat ...
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New Delhi | 4 years ago
Delhi doctor dies in accident in Indonesia

New Delhi, April 14 - Kumar Harsh, a cancer specialist in Delhi and one of those who led a movement against reservation in institutes of higher education, died in a road accident in Bali, the Indonesian capital, close friends of the doctor said here Wednesday.Harsh, who studied and did his senior residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences -, was hit by a speeding car while riding a m ...
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5 years ago
851 Delhi voters said no to all candidates

New Delhi, May 9 - Eight hundred and fity one Delhi voters went to the polling booths Thursday but refused to vote for any of the candidates. They used section 49-O that enables a voter to reject all candidates. According to the Election Commission, among those who used this provision of the Conduct of Elections Act, the upscale New Delhi constituency led with 178 people saying 'I don't wish to ...
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5 years ago
Don't wish to vote? Say it with Code 49-O

New Delhi, May 4 - If you are dissatisfied with the work done by political leaders and believe none of the candidates deserve your vote, then don't just sit at home during Thursday's Lok Sabha polls. Come out and let election officials know just that. Like the 40 odd villages of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, you too can go to the polling booth and express your disapproval by exercising your right ...
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5 years ago
Log on to get your candidate's criminal record

New Delhi, April 13 - Want to know if the candidate you plan to vote for these elections has a criminal record? Thanks to the efforts of a recently launched 'No Criminals' campaign, you can do that now, either by logging on to their website or sending an SMS. Just over a month old, the campaign, whose goal is to wipe out criminalisation of politics, is gaining momentum amongst people, especiall ...
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5 years ago
They chose their candidate through public forum

New Delhi, April 8 - Trying to set an example in how people's ideal candidate can be chosen, a youth group here has selected its nominee - a former woman army officer - through a public debate on who should be fielded from the New Delhi constituency in the upcoming elections. Major Sangeeta Tomar, 39, a former army officer will be the candidate of Youth for Equality, an organisation that says it ...
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5 years ago
Youth organisation campaigns against criminals in politics

New Delhi, Jan 4 - Determined to do its bit to punch out crime from politics, an organisation of youngsters has launched a campaign that props up hoardings across the capital saying 'Welcome to the state of criminals; 40 percent of Delhi's MLAs are criminals'. Kaushal Mishra of the Youth for Equality said the organisation has put up 20 such hoardings at key sites in Delhi since the beginning of ...
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5 years ago
Don't wish to vote? Make use of code 49-0

New Delhi, Nov 28 - If you do not wish to vote anyone in the Delhi assembly elections Saturday, do not sit home but go to the polling station and exercise your right not to vote. Many may not be aware about the provision called 49-O in the Conduct of Elections Act, 1969, which enables people to go to the polling booths, confirm their identity, get their finger marked and convey to the presiding ...
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6 years ago
Students group to challenge apex court verdict on OBC quota

New Delhi, April 10 - Youth for Equality -, a students' organisation that spearheaded the anti-reservation agitation last year against the 27 percent quota for other backward classes -, Thursday said it would challenge the Supreme Court verdict upholding the quota. The YFE now plans to take up its agitation with a fresh perspective. It says that since the benefit of reservation is meant for 'soc ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Apex court adjourns hearing on government's quota plea

New Delhi, July 31 - The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned to Aug 7 the hearing of the central government's latest plea for revival of the suspended law for the reservation for Other Backward Class - students in government-funded higher educational institutions.A bench headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan adjourned the hearing on the government's plea, saying the matter would be heard by the fi ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Constitution bench to hear quota issue Aug 7

New Delhi, July 26 - A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will begin on Aug 7 scrutiny of the legality of a law giving 27 percent reservation for backward class students in centrally-funded higher educational institutions.A bench headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan also said it would hear the central government's July 17 plea for revival of the suspended law on quota for stud ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Apex court stays quota in Symbiosis admissions

New Delhi, July 16 - The Supreme Court Monday restrained the Symbiosis International University, a private educational institute, from admitting other backward classes - students as per the government's law on quota for them in centrally-funded educational institutions.A bench of Justices B.N. Agarwal and P.P. Naolekar was hearing a petition by the Youth for Equality, challenging reservation of th ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Jessica remembered, Sabrina gets a salute

New Delhi, April 30 - Exactly eight years after she was brutally killed, friends and supporters of slain model Jessica Lal turned up at her cemetery Monday to say a prayer for her - and also laud her sister Sabrina who tirelessly battled on for justice.The landmark case in which the public and the media rallied around the Lal family to help bring the culprits to book is only too fresh in India's m ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Congress faces tough challenge in Delhi civil polls

New Delhi, April 4 - Hit by mass anger over rising prices of essential commodities and the sweeping sealing of illegal shops, Delhi's ruling Congress party faces a tough challenge from the opposition in the municipal corporation elections here Thursday.With the number of wards in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi - going up from 134 to 272 in a bid to take governance closer to people, Congress le ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Delhi civil polls will see housewives, students as candidates

New Delhi, April 2 - From Ph.D. students to a 'chhole bhature' vendor to housewives - all are in the fray to become agents of change for a better city in the hotly-contested April 5 Delhi civic elections.The election will also see many firsts - a whopping 2,575 candidates for 272 wards, a blanket ban on posters and banners in public places and the active participation of resident welfare associati ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Arjun Singh booed, shown black flags in JNU

New Delhi, March 31 - Dozens of students booed and shouted slogans against Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh Saturday at the Jawaharlal Nehru University - for supporting quotas for backward classes in elite educational institutions.Singh had been invited as the chief guest by the social science department of JNU that was celebrating 150 years of the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, popularly known ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Some jubilant, others dejected over quota stay

New Delhi, March 29 - The Supreme Court ruling Thursday staying the implementation of 27 percent reservation for backward classes in higher educational institutes evoked mixed reactions with anti-quota protestors celebrating it while campaigners supporting the reservation were a disappointed lot.Resident doctors and students at the capital's All India Institute of Medical Sciences -, the epicentr ...
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New Delhi | 7 years ago
Temperatures rise as Supreme Court spikes study quotas

New Delhi, March 29 - The Supreme Court Thursday stayed until August caste-based admissions into India's most elite educational institutions, fuelling political and caste tensions and pitting the judiciary against the legislature.Taken aback, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance - government insisted it would adhere to the legislation - passed unanimously by parliament in December - and ta ...
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