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‘SC, ST employees to get reservation in promotions

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS): Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said reservation in promotion for Scheduled Castes nd Scheduled Tribes will continue at both the Centre and in the states. “There was confusion over whether the SC’s order was applicable for just Central government employees or for state government employees. In our meeting of ministers, it was cleared that the reservation is for both Central and state government employees,” Paswan told reporters.


Kerala legislator accused of manhandling youth, abusing woman

Kollam, June 13 (IANS): A woman and her son on Wednesday filed a police complaint against four-time Kerala legislator and former minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar for manhandling the youth and abusing the woman for not letting his car pass. Ananthakrishnan said he and his mother was travelling on a narrow road near Anchal when Ganesh Kumar’s car came from the opposite side. “I stopped the car and since there was more space for Kumar’s car to go a little back, so both the cars could pass through, we thought he would reverse his car. But he, instead of doing that, came out and hit me and showered abuses on my mother,” he alleged. The woman said the legislator not only used bad words against her but made her a vulgar gesture and beat her son.