Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday told the Assembly that he wants to increase reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, as well Other Backward Classes and Extremely Backward Classes. The reservation is meant for government jobs and educational institutions. This excludes the Centre’s 10 per cent reservation for individuals from economically weaker sections. Nitish was speaking in a debate… Continue reading "Bihar seeks to raise quota to 65% after tabling caste survey"
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As the first phase of the caste-based census begins in Bihar from Saturday Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav said that the enumeration exercise will give enable the government to scientifically carry out development work in the state for the benefit of the poor. The caste-based headcount will be conducted across all 38 districts in two stages. In the first phase, which will be over… Continue reading "Caste-based census begins in Bihar from today"
Ending the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is likely to take oath as Bihar’s Chief Minister again today while while Tejashwi Yadav would become the deputy CM. If returned to power, this will be the eighth time when Nitish Kumar will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar. Kumar ended his… Continue reading "Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM for the 8th time today"
Protesters blocked roads in Bihar’s capital Patna and other places in the state today after opposition parties called a bandh over alleged “irregularities” in the Railway Recruitment Board exam. Several students’ groups including the All-India Students Association, or AISA, have called the Bihar bandh. A passenger train was set on fire and another was attacked with stones in Bihar in… Continue reading "Protesters block roads over railway exam in Bihar Bandh"