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Major News and Events of 29 April 2016

What Happened on 29 April 2016

Gujarat government announces ten percent quota for economically backward in general category

In a move that is expected to benefit the Patel or Patidar community of Gujarat, the state government has announced a quota of 10 percent in colleges and government jobs for the poorest people among the upper castes. However, they are not happy as they say that it weakens their cause. Media reports quoted Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel as saying that those who are earning less than Rs 6 lakh a year will get quota if they are in the general or unreserved category from May onwards.

Adarsh Housing Society: Bombay High Court orders demolition of building

The Bombay High Court has ordered the demolition of the Adarsh Housing Society. The society has become a symbol of political corruption leading to the ouster of Ashok Chavan as the chief minister of Maharashtra. The building, which is located in Colaba in South Mumbai, was constructed for war widows and veterans; however, it was grabbed by politicians, bureaucrats and defence officers.

Kejriwal dares BJP to arrest Sonia Gandhi in the AgustaWestland chopper deal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) to arrest Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other leaders of the party in connection with the controversial Rs 3,600 core AgustaWestland chopper deal. This is the first time that CM Kejriwal has publicly named Sonia Gandhi.

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