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The Indian Express
Hardik accepts Congress quota ‘formula’, Deputy CM Nitin Patel says ‘fools’they had accepted a Congress “formula” on granting reservation to Patidars and
The Indian Express / Posted 2 hours ago
they had accepted a Congress “formula” on granting reservation to Patidars and other non-reserved categories “at par with OBC reservation”. Reacting to the announcement, BJP leader and Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said: “The nexus... Read more
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Gulf News
Congress finally seals deal with Hardik Patelthe Congress.“The Congress has accepted our demand for reservations with a form
Gulf News / Posted 11 hours ago
the Congress.“The Congress has accepted our demand for reservations with a formula that provides for benefits equivalent to OBCs constitutionally, without disturbing the present 49 per cent quota for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs,”... Read more
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14h
dna
Hardik-Congress club one of mutual deception, 50% reservation cap can't be breachedreservation formula given by the Congress for his community will be over and ab
dna / Posted 14 hours ago
reservation formula given by the Congress for his community will be over and above the 50 per cent quota for the SC, ST and OBCs. On the 50 per cent reservation cap set by the Supreme Court, he said that it is just a "suggestion". Hardik said if... Read more
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asianage
Hardik confirms support to Cong after party okays Patidar quota demandreservation formula given by the Congress for his community will be over and ab
asianage / Posted 14 hours ago
reservation formula given by the Congress for his community will be over and above the 50 per cent quota for the SC, ST and OBCs. On the 50 per cent reservation cap set by the Supreme Court, he said that it is just a "suggestion". Hardik said if... Read more
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16h
Business Standard India
Gujarat polls: Congress promises quotas to Patidars, Hardik pledges supporthis support to the Congress in Assembly elections after it promised to give job
Business Standard India / Posted 16 hours ago
his support to the Congress in Assembly elections after it promised to give job quotas to the Patel community under the OBC category in Gujarat. Hardik Patel made the much-awaited announcement on behalf of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti... Read more
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The Hindu
Hardik Patel accepts Congress quota formula for Patidars46, the quota agitation leader told media in Ahmedabad, adding that the party h
The Hindu / Posted 20 hours ago
46, the quota agitation leader told media in Ahmedabad, adding that the party has agreed to give Other Backward Classes (OBC) equivalent benefits to those not entitled to quotas in jobs and education. “The Congress has agreed to put our quota... Read more
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Business Standard India
For first phase of Gujarat polls, both BJP and Congress play caste cardsthe party for fielding 'unpopular' faces and ignoring some of the sitting legis
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
the party for fielding 'unpopular' faces and ignoring some of the sitting legislators. As for the Other Backward Class (OBC) community, the first list of nominations for 89 seats saw Congress giving tickets to 33 candidates and BJP to 26. The... Read more
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asianage
Chop off fingers, break hands of those who speak against PM, warns Bihar BJP chieffrom Bihar BJP Chief and Lok Sabha MP from Ujiyarpur Nityanand Rai. Speaking a
asianage / Posted yesterday
from Bihar BJP Chief and Lok Sabha MP from Ujiyarpur Nityanand Rai. Speaking at a function called by the Vaishya and Kanu (OBC) communities, on Monday, Rai said, "..Unki or uthne waali ungali ko, uthne waale haath ko…hum sub milke…ya to tod dein,... Read more
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dna
Fingers, hands raised at PM Modi will be chopped off, says Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rairepresents Ujiyarpur Lok Sabha constituency, made the remarks while speaking at
dna / Posted yesterday
represents Ujiyarpur Lok Sabha constituency, made the remarks while speaking at a function called by the Vaishya and Kanu (OBC) communities. "Your own son rose out of poverty to become PM, regardless of differences everyone in the country should... Read more
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The Indian Express
Fingers, hands raised at PM Modi will be broken, chopped off, says BJP’s Bihar chiefwas raised” against him, it would be broken or chopped off. Rai was speaking at
The Indian Express / Posted 2 days ago
was raised” against him, it would be broken or chopped off. Rai was speaking at a function called by the Vaishya and Kanu (OBC) communities. Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s journey from his humble past to the post of PM, the Bihar BJP... Read more
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dna
Gujarat Elections 2017: List of Cong star campaigners indicate massive OBC outreach, Alpesh Thakore and Sam Pitroda includedCongress which is reaching out to OBCs through social coalitions in Gujarat in
dna / Posted 2 days ago
Congress which is reaching out to OBCs through social coalitions in Gujarat in this assembly poll, has included young OBC leader from the state Alpesh Thakore in its list of start campaigners, which also has Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and former... Read more
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Central Chronicle
BJP faces anger, resignation over dropped leaders in Gujarat poll listits candidate in the election. The proposal given by the Congress has not touch
Central Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
its candidate in the election. The proposal given by the Congress has not touched 49 percent reservation for SC, ST and OBC which exists in the state. Kumar has already made a decision to field around 12 candidates in the tribal belt of Gujarat... Read more
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Business Standard India
Gujarat Assembly polls 2017: Caste, factionalism delay Cong candidate listgiven its hold on the numerically strong community, has demanded around 20 seat
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
given its hold on the numerically strong community, has demanded around 20 seats from the Congress quota, Alpesh Thakor-led OBC group has demanded 12 seats, which has delayed the Congress' list. Thakor had joined the Congress recently. Moreover,... Read more
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3d
asianage
Gujarat Assembly elections: After Hardik deal, Cong first list of 77 outRajkot West, senior party leader Arjun Modhwadia will stand from Porbandar. Th
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
Rajkot West, senior party leader Arjun Modhwadia will stand from Porbandar. The caste arithmetic in this list has eight OBCs, 12 Kolis and seven dalits, among others. The Congress has tried to repeat its sitting candidates: 14 on the first list... Read more
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3d
The Hindu
Pulls and pressures for ticket rock BJP boatparty and then I will have to resign from the BJP.” Both parliamentarians are
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
party and then I will have to resign from the BJP.” Both parliamentarians are seasoned grassroots leaders belonging to the OBC community and have considerable sway in their respective districts. Moreover, the ruling party is facing protests in... Read more
3d
The Hindu
Agreement reached with Congress, says Hardikhold on the numerically strong community, has demanded nearly 20 seats from the
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
hold on the numerically strong community, has demanded nearly 20 seats from the Congress quota, the Other Backward Classes (OBC) group, led by Alpesh Thakor, has demanded 12. Mr. Thakor joined the Congress recently. Congress hopeful A Congress... Read more
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dna
Gujarat Elections 2017: Here's why Congress is yet to declare its candidate listgiven its hold on the numerically strong community, has demanded around 20 seat
dna / Posted 3 days ago
given its hold on the numerically strong community, has demanded around 20 seats from the Congress quota, Alpesh Thakor-led OBC group has demanded 12 seats, which has delayed the Congress' list. Thakor had joined the Congress recently. Moreover,... Read more
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asianage
Guj polls: Cong list delayed as party struggles with internal factionalismgiven its hold on the numerically strong community, has demanded around 20 seat
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
given its hold on the numerically strong community, has demanded around 20 seats from the Congress quota, Alpesh Thakor-led OBC group has demanded 12 seats, which has delayed the Congress' list. Thakor had joined the Congress recently. Moreover,... Read more
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Business Standard India
Show result of 23-yr rule in Gujarat, not 23-yr-old's CD: Hardik to BJPRs 40 crore. Mansa is the place where Patels had held a massive public rally o
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
Rs 40 crore. Mansa is the place where Patels had held a massive public rally on July 22, 2015, to seek quota under the OBC category. It was also the second public gathering after the quota agitation began in Mehsana on July 6, 2015. Couple of... Read more
4d
Business Standard India
Dalits, Patidars, OBCs victims of Gujarat model: Jignesh MevaniAlong with Patidar leader Hardik Patel and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, Dalit lead
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
Along with Patidar leader Hardik Patel and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani has emerged as the foremost critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat. Mevani, 34, a lawyer and social activist, tells Archis... Read more
4d
Hindustantimes.com
OBC panel asks states for details of admissions, recruitments done via quotais crucial since it could identify the most deprived of the castes among the th
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 4 days ago
is crucial since it could identify the most deprived of the castes among the thousands that fall under the OBC umbrella, which can then be split up in a manner that the most powerful are not able to corner the most of the quota... Read more
5d
dna
BJP repeats 51 sitting MLAs in first list of 70, 5 are ex-Congress leadersseems to have played safe by repeating 51 of its sitting MLAs, while dropping o
dna / Posted 5 days ago
seems to have played safe by repeating 51 of its sitting MLAs, while dropping only two, both women. It has also played the OBC card, as more than one-third of the 70 candidates belong to various Other Backward Classes. The list includes Chief... Read more
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asianage
Guj polls: BJP lists 70 nominees; CM to contest from Rajkot Westnot been given tickets in the first list. There are four women in the 70-member
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
not been given tickets in the first list. There are four women in the 70-member first list. Of these, 17 are Patels, 18 OBCs, three SCs and 11 STs. A majority of OBC candidates are Thakores followed by Kolis. The names were finalised by BJP’s... Read more
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The Hindu
Patidar and Thakor camps push for seatsMembers of the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and Other
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
Members of the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and Other Backward Class (OBC) leader Alpesh Thakor, who joined the Congress recently, have held meetings with top party leaders to decide on candidates as both groups are striving... Read more
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The Hindu
Gujarat polls: Congress still in talks, list may take a day or twoinfluential traders over the GST, the Congress is also banking on a rainbow coa
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
influential traders over the GST, the Congress is also banking on a rainbow coalition of different castes like Patidars, OBCs and Dalits to take on the BJP. On Friday, four members of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, led by Hardik Patel, met... Read more
6d
Business Standard India
Driving licence to ration card: Delhi to home-deliver 40 public servicesthe minister said, and termed the service the first of its kind in India. The
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
the minister said, and termed the service the first of its kind in India. The 40 services on offer include issue of OBC and SC and ST certificates, motor Registration certificate, driving licence, handicapped and old age certificates as well... Read more
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dna
It's payback time: Hardik Patel's clarion call to supporters to oust BJP in new videoHe told us that the Congress should give ticket to credible and efficient candi
dna / Posted 7 days ago
He told us that the Congress should give ticket to credible and efficient candidates that will be acceptable to all OBC, SC,ST and Patidar communities,” the party member added. Meanwhie, OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who recently joined the... Read more
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7d
dna
Congress agrees to Hardik's demands; to field eight candidates recommended by himHe told us that the Congress should give ticket to credible and efficient candi
dna / Posted 7 days ago
He told us that the Congress should give ticket to credible and efficient candidates that will be acceptable to all OBC, SC,ST and Patidar communities,” the party member added. Meanwhie, OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who recently joined the... Read more
8d
AllAfrica.com
Tanzania Ends Hunting Deal With Dubai Royal Familyof Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to arrest and investigate Isaac Mollel, executive d
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to arrest and investigate Isaac Mollel, executive director of the Ortelo Business Corporation (OBC), which is a game-hunting outfit owned by a Dubai leader, for trying to bribe him and his predecessors. Dr Kigwangalla... Read more
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dna
Gujarat assembly elections: BJP's ally in Maharashtra, Rashtriya Samaj Party to contest 40 seatsstate unit was insisting that they contest on at least 100 seats. The RSP claim
dna / Posted 8 days ago
state unit was insisting that they contest on at least 100 seats. The RSP claims to have a base in the Brahmin, Marwadi and OBC communities in Gujarat as it has promoted leaders from these groups. The party also has support in the pastoral Bharwad... Read more
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Business Standard India
Fine with Congress' reservation options: Hardik amidst alleged sex CD leaksBut, another judgement had said reservation beyond that limit can be granted by
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
But, another judgement had said reservation beyond that limit can be granted by conducting a survey. Patel community in Madhya Pradesh was included under OBC quota in 1994. Similarly, Patidars in Gujarat can also get reservation," he told repor... Read more
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9d
The Hindu
Game on in Gujarata large section of Adivasis were firmly behind it. It is quite possible that Co
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
a large section of Adivasis were firmly behind it. It is quite possible that Congress’s aggressive courting of Patel, OBC and Dalit leaders is alienating its core Adivasi voters who could be feeling left out in the caste calculations. Gujarat... Read more
10d
dna
Beside ro-ro ferry, Gogha fishermen reeldrinking water once every fortnight, at times only once a month. The village,
dna / Posted 10 days ago
drinking water once every fortnight, at times only once a month. The village, known for its fishermen community — mostly OBC Kolis, but also Muslims — is a picture of neglect where basic amenities are nearly absent but for the toilets built under... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Cricket can bridge caste gap, says MIT studyand July 2017, 1,261 Indian men aged 14-30 from eight gram panchayats near Vara
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 10 days ago
and July 2017, 1,261 Indian men aged 14-30 from eight gram panchayats near Varanasi with roughly equal numbers of General, OBC, and SC/ST residents participated in cricket tournaments for money. The results of this socioeconomic experiment,... Read more
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Carsurvey.org
2017 Seat Toledo Xcellence Comments (r144030)speeds. (20 - 70 MPH). The car has averaged 46 MPG over the last 10 tanks of f
Carsurvey.org / Posted 10 days ago
speeds. (20 - 70 MPH). The car has averaged 46 MPG over the last 10 tanks of fuel (best = 52.3 MPG / worst = 43 MPG). The OBC typically over estimates MPG by 5-10%. I've elected to stick with standard unleaded fuel (Esso, Shell and Cost-co), but... Read more
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Business Standard India
India needs a single GST at 18% cap, not 5 Gabbar Singh Taxes: Rahul Gandhithe BJP bastion over the years, is on a three-day visit to the state. Alpesh T
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
the BJP bastion over the years, is on a three-day visit to the state. Alpesh Thakore, leader of the Other Backward Castes (OBC), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST), OSS Ekta Manch, who has been inducted in the grand old party's Gujarat... Read more
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asianage
Congress claims credit for forcing GST rate cutAmit Shah, has been under the BJP’s rule for over two decades and the Congress,
asianage / Posted 11 days ago
Amit Shah, has been under the BJP’s rule for over two decades and the Congress, buoyed by support from Patidar and OBC leaders, has launched an aggressive campaign against the ruling party in the state. Congress leaders, particularly Mr... Read more
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11d
asianage
Rahul Gandhi fires salvos at BJP from Modi-Shah bastionwhich has a large, devoted following among the Patel. The Congress is desperat
asianage / Posted 11 days ago
which has a large, devoted following among the Patel. The Congress is desperately trying to woo the Patels, along with the OBCs, in the coming polls. Mr Gandhi offered prayers to Lord Swaminarayan at the temple and began his three-day tour which... Read more
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12d
The Hindu
A reality check on Gujaratcaste mobilisation — Patidars with Mr. Patel, Dalits with Mr. Mevani and a segm
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
caste mobilisation — Patidars with Mr. Patel, Dalits with Mr. Mevani and a segment of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) with Mr. Thakor — has to crystalise into votes for the Congress, else they will end up as also-starred in the Gujarat... Read more
13d
dna
Dissolve Waqf board, says man who locked its officeShabbir Ansari of All India Muslim OBC organisation on Thursday demanded that t
dna / Posted 13 days ago
Shabbir Ansari of All India Muslim OBC organisation on Thursday demanded that the Waqf Board be dissolved and an administrator be appointed. Ansari had locked up the Maharashtra Waqf board head office in Aurangabad on November 7 alleging that no work... Read more
13d
dna
Raj HC restrains state govt from implementing bill to raise reservation quota beyond 50%The Rajasthan High Court today restrained the state government from implementin
dna / Posted 13 days ago
The Rajasthan High Court today restrained the state government from implementing the provisions in the OBC reservation bill, 2017 aimed at increasing the ceiling of the quota beyond 50 per cent for the benefit of the agitating Gujjar and four other... Read more
13d
asianage
Gujarat poll: Cong gives 3 options for quota to Hardik Patel led PatidarCongress party," Bambhania said. He said, "The Congress proposal has not touch
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
Congress party," Bambhania said. He said, "The Congress proposal has not touched 49 per cent reservations for SC, ST and OBC which exists in the state. The options that have been given are over and above it." The PAAS convener said the meeting... Read more
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14d
Business Standard India
Key things to watch out for before the opening bellresults today including Aban Offshore, Arvind, Ashok Leyland, Bharat Forge, Bom
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
results today including Aban Offshore, Arvind, Ashok Leyland, Bharat Forge, Bombay Dyeing, CESC, City Union Bank, EID Parry, IRB Infrastructure, MAS Financial, Mahanagar Gas, OBC, Petronet LNG, Pidilite Industries, Rain Industries, etc. among oth... Read more
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asianage
Don't make 'hollow statements': Mayawati on Nitish Kumar's remark on private sector quotaminister should initiate action at his level also," Mayawati said. She said BS
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
minister should initiate action at his level also," Mayawati said. She said BSP reiterates its demand of quota for Dalits, OBC in private sector and also the economically poor among the upper castes and Muslim community. Mayawati also demanded... Read more
15d
Business Standard India
Why is Nitish Kumar playing for job quota in the private sector?Rashtriya Janata Dal's Lalu Prasad. It may not be the dominant view within the
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
Rashtriya Janata Dal's Lalu Prasad. It may not be the dominant view within the Bharatiya Janata Party, but its Dalit and OBC (Other Backward Classes) leaders support such a move. While not on the subject of reservations in the private sector, but... Read more
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Business Standard India
Moody's ups Bank of India, Union Bank, Oriental Bank's outlook to stableagency Moody's has revised upwards credit outlook on Bank of India, Union Bank
Business Standard India / Posted 16 days ago
agency Moody's has revised upwards credit outlook on Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) to stable from negative and also retained these state-run lenders' Baa3 deposits ratings. For Bank of India, Moody's... Read more
16d
The Hindu
Congress out of comfort zonethe earlier Gujarat elections, says a senior BJP leader pointing to a key diffe
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
the earlier Gujarat elections, says a senior BJP leader pointing to a key difference in its strategy. The induction of OBC leader Alpesh Thakore and the negotiations the party is holding with Patidar agitation chief Hardik Patel is new turn for... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
After reservation in outsourced jobs, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar bats for quota in private sectorof adequate pool of human resource, Kumar said, “we have abundant manpower for
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 16 days ago
of adequate pool of human resource, Kumar said, “we have abundant manpower for every sector to find candidates from SC/ST, OBC, EBC, women and even those entitled for horizontal quota from the category reserved for the grandchildren of freedom... Read more
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17d
dna
Gujarat Elections 2017: Amit Shah meets party workers, Cong likely to take call on Patel reservation on Mondayon Patel quota The Congress might take a final call on Monday on the issue of
dna / Posted 17 days ago
on Patel quota The Congress might take a final call on Monday on the issue of promising reservation for Patidars under the OBC category, a condition set by quota spearhead Hardik Patel for extending his community's support to the party in... Read more
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18d
Hindustantimes.com
Inclusiveness not an option, but a necessity, says ex-VP Hamid Ansari at Patna lecturegrowth, should aim at bringing about a basic change in social structure to ushe
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 18 days ago
growth, should aim at bringing about a basic change in social structure to usher in improvement in the lives of SC, ST, OBC, minorities and women. Clarifying he was not suggesting an alternative to PM Narendra Modi’s policies, Dubey said, “all... Read more
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