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Gujarat to give 10 percent quota for economically backward classes

Gandhinagar : Ten percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions will be given to the economically backward classes (EBCs) in Gujarat, the ruling BJP announced.

The reservation will be extended to all castes not covered under the existing 49 per cent for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBC).

The quota will be extended to those whose annual income was Rs.6 lakh or less, Gujarat BJP president Vijay Rupani told the media at the party headquarters, flanked by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and senior minister Nitin Patel.

143 of 300 girls cleared JEE under Udaan scheme: Irani

New Delhi : Under the "Udaan" scheme of CBSE, 143 out of 300 girls from the initial batch had cleared the JEE exam, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday.

The HRD ministry's programme Udaan is a CBSE project launched in November 2014 to mitigate the gap between school education and engineering entrance examination.

Madhya Pradesh CM visits Sushma Swaraj at AIIMS

New Delhi : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday visited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is admitted in the AIIMS for chest congestion, pneumonia and arthritis problems.

"Yes, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh has come to AIIMS to meet Sushma Swaraj ji. He reached around 6 p.m. and is still with her only," said a source at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

RSS does not want government to pass GST bill: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Friday asserted that the RSS does not want the government to push the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill for passage in parliament. The party said it will support the key legislation if the Narendra Modi government agrees to its two "principal demands".

"We have been saying that let's pass GST. But because RSS has red flagged GST, the government will not like to pass GST and they will only blame us," party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said to reporters at the Foreign Correspondent's Club here.

Four BJP MPs demand changes in Jharkhand's domicile policy

Ranchi : Four BJP parliamentarians from Jharkhand have demanded changes in the domicile policy brought forth by their own party's government in the state.

As per the notified domicile policy, anyone living in Jharkhand for 30 years and possessing immovable assets will be considered a state resident.

In a letter to Governor Draupadi Murmu, Ranchi's Lok Sabha MP Ram Tahal Chaudhary, Karia Munda (Khuti), Bidyut Baran Mahto (Jamshedpur) and Lakshman Gilua (Chaibasa) have demanded changes in the policy.

Lok Sabha compliments ISRO for satellite launch

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha on Friday complimented scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of the seventh navigation satellite, which will lead to the country getting its own satellite navigation system.

As soon as the house assembled for the day's proceedings, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said: "With this launch, India would successfully establish its own satellite navigation system.

AAP to launch anti-drugs campaign in Delhi, Punjab

New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to launch an anti-drugs campaign, primarily in Delhi and Punjab, a party source said on Friday.

The campaign, "Ek Nasha", comes at a time when the party has stepped up its efforts to win next year's assembly elections in Punjab.

"A big awareness campaign is going to be launched in Delhi and Punjab. Our leader Kumar Vishwas will be the face of the campaign," the source told IANS.

BJP, Congress, CPI-M should reveal 'unknown donors': Trinamool MP

New Delhi : The three major national parties - the Congress, the BJP and the CPI-M - should give details about their "unknown sources" of income as huge funds are said to have been collected by them in the last few years, a Trinamool Congress MP said on Friday.

"I was most surprised when it came to light that a party like CPI-M could collect a staggeringly high amount of Rs.417.26 crore from 2005 to 2011 as accounted by the Marxist party itself in their audit report submitted with the Election Commission," Swagat Roy told IANS here.

Retired IPS officer files petition against appointment of cop accused in Ishrat Jahan Fake Encounter as Gujarat DGP

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Gujarat: Julio Ribeiro, former Mumbai Police Commissioner has filed a petition in Gujarat High Court against IPS officer, PP Pandey’s appointment as in-charge Director General of Police (DGP), Gujarat.

Pandey, who was out on bail in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan, has been appointed as the in-charge Director General of Police (DGP) of Gujarat after the incumbent P C Thakur was transferred to Delhi on April 16, 2016.

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