THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fwd: upper castes who do not pay income tax are akin to other backward castes (OBCs),



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From: Nikhil Anand <nikhil.anand20@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 8:25 AM
Subject: upper castes who do not pay income tax are akin to other backward castes (OBCs),



 NEW DELHI: A national commission has said that upper castes who do not
pay income tax are akin to other backward castes (OBCs), a policy
recommendation which can have far-reaching consequences.

The Commission for Economically Backward Classes, formed in response
to the clamour for reservation benefits for the poor among upper
castes, has equated them to OBCs. It has recommended that they be
given special treatment in key sectors like education, housing, health
and social sector.

Since preferential treatment in employment boils down to job
reservations, it can be asssumed that the Commission's recommendation
implies that if the government is to accept reservation for EBCs,
there will be need for a constitutional amendment to get past the 50%
ceiling on total quota.

The panel had been asked to suggest criteria for identifying EBCs,
welfare measures and reservations for them, and to suggest
constitutional and legal ways for their implementation.

The report of the Commission, chaired by SR Sinho and including
Narendra Kumar as member and Mahendra Singh as member-secretary, may
test the government at a time when it is facing quota conflicts.

The panel's recommendation that EBCs, which it has estimated at six
crore, deserve state support on a par with the OBCs flies in the face
of the post-independence policy that favoured only socially backward
classes for affirmative action.

The EBCs would comprise upper castes from all religions.

The introduction of economic criteria to affirmative action may
trigger a new debate if it is expanded to include reservation. The
present quota regime is limited to SC/STs and OBCs which are
communities facing social backwardness. The new move would lead to
insertion of economic criteria in reservation policy. This is first
move of its kind at the central level.

Sources said the commission has said that non-IT paying upper castes
would qualify as EBCs. It has argued that while they are not socially
disadvantaged like the untouchables, they are on a par with OBCs.

The panel has even given a rough estimate of the EBCs -- six crore.
After visiting 28 states over four years, the Commission has stated
that EBCs form 20% of the population which is roughly one crore
families. At an average of six members per family, the figure stands
at six crore.

Acceptance of the recommendation will mean a clutch of preferential
treatment policies for the non-IT payees among upper castes. While in
education, the EBC children will be eligible for soft loans for higher
education, scholarships, coaching for IAS/PCS exams, they will also be
eligible for subsidized health facilities. Government help in housing
sector can be in the form of loans, soft loans with lower rates of
interest.




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