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Varsities told to allot quota from this year

The Union government has directed all educational institutions and universities to implement the 10% quota for the poor in the general category from the coming academic year, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. “The government has already issued an official memorandum… We issued directives a couple of days ago …

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Rajnath cites Ambedkar, justifies reservation

Accusing the Congress of trying to secure votes of Dalits in the name of B.R. Ambedkar, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the new law guaranteeing 10% quota for the poor among the general category was introduced in tune with Modi government’s commitment to ensure development of all …

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Bill may not help many Bangladeshi nationals

Only a small number Bangladeshi nationals are likely to benefit from the Citizenship Amendment Bill, as fewer than 200 people from the neighbouring country have so far availed the long-term visas (LTVs), a senior Home Ministry official said. The number of LTVs issued by the Union Home Ministry to Bangladeshi …

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Cyclothon attracts large number of students

A cyclothon was organised by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), in association with The Hindu , here on Sunday to create awareness about conservation of fuel and the need to protecting environment. A large number of students, representing various schools, including Nandi, Jawahar, Jain Vidyalaya, Pupil Tree, Vienna Vidyalaya, along …

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