After protests, govt nod to restore old quota roster in varsities

The Union Cabinet approved the human resource development ministry’s proposal to introduce an ordinance that will restore the 200-point roster for faculty reservation in universities. This comes a day after nationwide protests against the new quota roster. Read More
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Tribals, dalits, call Bharat bandh over forest rights and quota

Tribals and dalits from across the country called for a Bharat bandh in protest against the Supreme Court’s order to states to evict forest dwellers from forest lands and the University Grants Commission’s new 13-point roster system. Various opposition parties supported the protest Read More
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Tribals call for Bharat bandh in order to protect their rights

While the bandh is less likely to have an impact on normal life, tribal outfits across states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and the northeast have called for a peaceful bandh, demanding the Centre to ensure that their rights are protected. Read More
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Bharat Bandh – Day 2: Violence, rail blocks hit life in many states

On the second day of the two-day strike called by 10 major central trade unions, few incidences of violence have been reported along with rail blockage and shutdown of road transport services that paralyzed public life in many states. Read More
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Bharat Bandh: Bengal, Kerala paralyzed, overall mixed response

West Bengal have been the most affected state with incidences of violence and disruption of public life due to paralyzed transportation. Kerala, Mumbai, Odisha and Rajasthan witnessed mixed response to the call for shutdown. Read More
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Cong, opposition calls for Bharat bandh to protest fuel price hike

The Congress and other opposition parties jointly called for a nationwide shutdown (Bharat bandh), on Monday, to protest against the Narendra Modi government’s failure to control the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country. Read More
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