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Evaluating Tamil Nadu's 69% quota

In 1990 and 1991, when the fire started by the Mandal Committee report engulfed northern India, the southern states were strangely silent.Today, when Human Resource Development Minister Arjun......

Pioneer of anti-Mandal stir dies

Rajiv Goswami, who grabbed the headlines when he attempted self-immolation to protest against the Mandal Commission's recommendations in 1990, died at a private hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.The......

Tanmaya Nanda on reservations

When thenprime minister V P Singh first announced the implementation of the Mandal Commission Report to counter a potentially damaging rally being called by then deputy prime minister Devi Lal, he......

Dinakaran stuns AIADMK, wins RK Nagar bypoll

The Independent candidate defeated his nearest rival by 40,707 votes.  IMAGE: Dinakaran offers floral tributes at the memorial of MG Ramachandran after winning the RK Nagar constituency......

Why Modi is furious and nervous in Gujarat

'Whatever the result on December 18, Rahul has succeeded.''He has taken the battle to the rival's territory, and forced him to take him more seriously than he has done so far, or would have wished......

Mandal Redux

Memories of the turmoil that followed the Mandal Commission were revived when the honorable minister for human resource development suggested that 49.5 per cent of the total seats in IITs, IIMs and......

Diaspora seeks its quotaq

This is one community the Mandal Commission did not include in its list. But now non-resident Indians and persons of Indian origin have demanded reservation in educational institutions. An NRI......

Farmer's suicide may strangle land Bill

The Opposition is closing ranks to put the government on the mat A farmer’s suicide at Jantar Mantar, a stone’s throw away from Parliament, has queered the pitch for Prime Minister......

How far has India gone on reforms since Narasimha Rao's regime

While previous governments had shied away from reforms, the PV Narasimha Rao's government launched broad reforms encompassing the real, external, monetary, financial and fiscal sectors.  ......

Gujarat to get biggest share of 'Make in India' pie

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call to ‘Make in India’ seems to have got an enthusiastic response from India Inc.  Call it timing: In less than a month of Modi......

Race of a lifetime for tribal kids in Singapore

Five tribal youngsters from Maharashtra's Dhule district will run the Singapore Marathon this Sunday.Harish Kotian finds out how they made it. IMAGE: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, centre,......
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