"Realised Politics Not My Cup Of Tea": Manipur's Iron Lady Irom Sharmila
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:09 PM
Manipur human rights activist Irom Sharmila has criticized the NDA government, accusing it of disregarding people's sentiments when making policy decisions. Democracy exists in country "only in name" under the current dispensation, she said, urging people to vote for bringing about a change in the country. Ms Sharmila went on to say that finding an alternative to Modi government won't be an easy task.
10% reservation for poor among upper caste: Who all will benefit?
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:35 AM
The Modi government approved a 10% reservation for economically backward upper castes in government jobs. The new quota proposal seeks to benefit the economically backward among those castes that do not fall under the quota meant for socially backward. This means that people who do not benefit from the 50% existing quota and are below the EWS criteria, will benefit from this proposal.