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Silent march in Aurangabad against Maha Govt's move to raise quota

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 20 (UNI) Protesting against the
Maharashtra government's decision to give reservation above the 50
per cent limit in alleged violation of the norms of Indian
Constitution, the members of Fight for Justice and some other
organisations took out a silent march here on Thursday.
As per the provision in the Constitution, the reservation limit
should not exceed 50 per cent.

The silent march, led by Fight for Justice's Pravin Kabra, started
from the Kranthi Chowk and culminated at Shahgunj near the Gandhi
Statue. The protesters carried the placards with slogans of 'Save
Merit Save Nation' written on them.
Later, the march was converted into a public rally, in which even
the school students participated.
Addressing the rally, the leaders said that the Constitution has set
the limit of up to 50 per cent for reservation, however the
government intends to provide quota above the set limit for the
political mileage, they claimed.
With the government raising the quota limit beyond 50 per cent, the
students are being treated unfairly, they further claimed.

They further claimed that the state government has increased the
reservation ceiling of 50 per cent to 78 per cent for the political
benefit, consequently, the poor students of open categories are
deprived of higher education, they alleged.
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Youth dies as tractor overturns in Nashik

18 Jul 2019 | 11:00 PM

Nashik, Jul 18 (UNI) A youth was killed and four others were injured when a tractor-trolley they were travelling in overturned on Sinnar-Thangaon road at Devichi Khind in Sinnar taluka of the district.

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Start 'State Institution for Defections': AAP

18 Jul 2019 | 10:54 PM

Panaji, Jul 18 (UNI) Aam Adami Party (AAP) in Goa on Thursday said that government would do better in investing in an institution that could be used to teach as well as do research on the habitual defections by MLAs, particularly from the Congress Party.

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Dr Prashant Narnaware takes over as Jt MD of CIDCO

18 Jul 2019 | 10:42 PM

Thane , Jul 18 (UNI) Dr Prashant Narnaware on Thursday assumed charge as joint managing director of the City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) at its head office in CBD Belapur.

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ACB nabs 2 tax officials including SGST and central excise superintendent in South Gujarat

18 Jul 2019 | 10:32 PM

Vapi, Jul 18 (UNI) The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Gujarat police on Thursday caught red handed two officials of the SGST and Central Excise department including a Superintendent rank officer taking bribe of Rs 25000/- from a builder in Vapi city of Valsad district in South Gujarat.

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Woman remanded to police custody for baby's murder in Nashik

18 Jul 2019 | 10:18 PM

Nashik, Jul 18 (UNI) A young woman was on Thursday remanded to three days police custody by a local court for killing her 14-month-old daughter here recently.

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