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Bombay HC Approves Maharashtra’s Maratha quota but reduces it to 12-13%

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education. However, the quota percentage will be reduced from 16 to 12 or 13 percent, as recommended by the State Backward Classes Commission. The court was hearing a bunch of petitions challenging Maharashtra government’s decision granting a 16 percent reservation to the Maratha community. The reservation will be in addition to the existing 52 percent overall reservation. The government means to alleviate the Maratha community, which it considers socially and economically backward. Src-https://bit.ly/31YIT6M

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‘Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy has lost his mental balance’: BJP minister Prahlad Joshi

Union minister of parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi attacked Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday. “People didn’t vote for him (Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy) to be the CM. Now, he has lost his mental balance, particularly because his son lost in the polls,” he claimed. HD Kumaraswamy was in the limelight for shouting at the employees of the Yermarus Thermal Power who were protesting the unfulfilled ‘promise’ of jobs.“I will ask the police to conduct a lathi charge. You vote for Modi but expect me to solve your problems,” he told the employees. Src-https://bit.ly/2XxOP7r

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Violators to be fined Rs 10,000 for not giving way to ambulances under new motor vehicle law

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill stated violations such as not giving way to emergency services such as ambulance will attract a fine of Rs 10,000. There have been several such cases where ambulances were blocked by protestors during agitations and traffic cops during roadblocks or ministers' visits, the patients and their families suffer. The amendment is a strong step taken to tackle such cases of apathy. The Bill also includes several other amendments like fines for drinking and driving, speeding and not wearing a seat belt have been increased.

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West Bengal: BJP Supporters Protest After Worker Was Shot For Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ by Police

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in West Bengal raised a protest on Thursday after a party worker in the Hooghly district was allegedly shot at for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on Wednesday night. The BJP worker was chanting slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ when the police in Gurap, Hooghly shot him. The is in a stable condition. The BJP supporters have started protesting on Thursday morning demanding strict action against the police personnel. The slogan ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is currently the center of a political turmoil across the country.

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