12 May 2021
NCSC asked to postpone Bengal visit inquiring into 'Dalit atrocities'
The West Bengal government has asked the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) to postpone its visit to the state to inquire into alleged atrocities against Dalits during post-poll violence in the state, citing the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and protocols.
06 Jan 2021
Ahead of release, Richa Chadha's 'Madam Chief Minister' receives flak
Bollywood actor Richa Chadha's upcoming film Madam Chief Minister, which claims to follow the tale of an "untouchable who rises to the top," has come under fire after the poster of the political drama was released on Monday.
18 Dec 2020
Sundance Fest 2020 to feature three Indian films, new directors
Sundance Festival 2020 is just around the corner.
13 Oct 2020
Hathras case: Victim's brother taken by CBI for questioning
The team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the Hathras gang-rape case, took the victim's brother with it on Tuesday for questioning, reports said.
08 Oct 2020
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan dies at 74
In an unfortunate development, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has passed away, his son Chirag Paswan confirmed on Thursday evening. He was 74 years old.
07 Oct 2020
Pregnant Dalit teen killed in Uttar Pradesh for "bringing shame"
A 16-year-old teen belonging to the Dalit community was allegedly killed by her father and elder brother for bringing "shame to the family" with her pregnancy, reports TOI.
03 Oct 2020
Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi en route to meet Hathras victim's family
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are proceeding toward Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, to meet the family of a 19-year-old woman who was raped and murdered.
02 Oct 2020
Top UP officials served summons over Hathras gang-rape, hurried cremation
The Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned senior officials of the Uttar Pradesh administration and high-ranked police officers in connection to the Hathras gang-rape incident and the hurried cremation of the 19-year-old Dalit victim.
01 Oct 2020
UP: Rahul, Priyanka detained, not allowed to march toward Hathras
Uttar Pradesh Police detained former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and sister Priyanka on Thursday, just as they were on way to Hathras to meet the bereaved family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was raped earlier this month and succumbed to serious injuries on Tuesday.
01 Oct 2020
On way to Hathras, Rahul Gandhi claims he was lathi-charged
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday claimed Uttar Pradesh Police lathi-charged him and pushed him to the ground, just as he was on his way to meet the bereaved family of the Hathras gang-rape victim.
01 Oct 2020
After Hathras, another Dalit woman gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh, dies
Just as the atrocities meted on the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras shocked India, another rape was reported from the same state — Uttar Pradesh.
31 Aug 2020
AP: Man beaten, tonsured over alleged theft at filmmaker's home
A 20-year-old man was beaten using sticks, abused, and tonsured for allegedly stealing an iPhone from the house of film producer Nutan Naidu.
17 Jul 2020
Dalit couple assaulted in MP, six cops suspended, probe underway
An inhumane incident reported from Guna in Madhya Pradesh has led to the suspension of six police officers, and the transfer of District Collector and Superintendent of Police.
25 Feb 2020
Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) should not have asked airlines to put comedian Kunal Kamra on a no-fly list, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday while hearing a petition filed by him.
20 Feb 2020
Accused of theft, Dalits thrashed; petrol poured in private parts
In a hair-raising incident, two Dalits, accused of stealing money from a two-wheeler showroom in Rajasthan, were tied and thrashed by a couple of men.
07 Feb 2020
Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?
Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.
17 Jan 2020
Out on bail, Bhim Army Chief reaches Jama Masjid
Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of the Bhim Army, participated in yet another protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Delhi's Jama Masjid, the spot where he appeared four weeks ago.
31 Oct 2019
Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware
In a shocking disclosure, WhatsApp has revealed that Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to snoop on the messages of several Indian journalists and activists.
22 Aug 2019
Dalits forced to "drop" dead-bodies after denied access to crematorium
It's 2019 and caste discrimination is still alive and kicking in India. We were reminded of the same once again, after a discomforting case was reported from Tamil Nadu.
19 Aug 2019
#HarishJatavLynching: Government agrees to fair probe, family cremates his father
The family of Harish Jatav, who was allegedly beaten to death by a mob in July, performed the last rites of his father on Sunday after the Rajasthan government gave assurance of a fair probe.
17 Aug 2019
Cousins, who wanted to marry one another, thrashed in Andhra
A disturbing incident has been reported from Andhra Pradesh. A minor Dalit girl and her 20-year-old cousin, named Sai Kiran, were allegedly thrashed by a village elder as they wanted to marry each other.
15 Jul 2019
Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center
A Dalit woman was molested, touched inappropriately, her kurta ripped off, and when her husband came to her rescue, he was brutally thrashed.
11 Jul 2019
Papa sent goons: BJP leader's daughter threatened for marrying Dalit
The daughter of a BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh has alleged her life is under threat from her own father, as she married a man belonging to lower caste.
16 May 2019
'Justice will be done': RaGa after meeting Alwar gang-rape survivor
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the survivor of the horrific Alwar gang-rape and said justice will be done, adding action will be taken against culprits.
13 Feb 2019
'Kaala', 'Masaan' shortlisted for first Dalit Film Festival in US
Art seeks to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, giving voices to those who are silenced by societal structures of oppression.
28 Jan 2019
After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife
Union minister Anantkumar Hegde, who has grabbed the limelight time and again for his wild statements, has hit a new low.
18 Dec 2018
Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh
In the run up to the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi had promised that every person in the country would receive Rs. 15 lakh if Indians' black money stored in offshore accounts was recovered.
18 Dec 2018
#MeToo: Seven IIT-Roorkee faculty members accused of sexual harassment
The #MeToo wave has now hit the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.
08 Dec 2018
If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath recently sparked a controversy by calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit, which was followed by a widespread debate.
06 Dec 2018
Uttar Pradesh: BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party
BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party today, saying it is dividing society.
06 Dec 2018
Accusing BJP of dividing society, Dalit MP Savitribai Phule resigns
Upset with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party on Thursday.
12 Nov 2018
Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination
Twenty-five Dalits converted to Buddhism in Shamli district (Muzaffarnagar) in a ceremony performed by Bodh Bhikshu Bhante Pergyashil.
06 Nov 2018
Odisha Congress MLA KC Sagaria resigns over Kunduli gangrape incident
Congress MLA Krishna Chandra Sagaria today resigned as a member of the Odisha Assembly, protesting "injustice" meted out to an alleged gangrape victim of Kunduli, Koraput district (Odisha), who committed suicide earlier this year.
26 Oct 2018
Jignesh Mevani hurls abuses at PM Modi at Patna rally
While speaking at a rally in Patna, independent MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was caught abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeatedly on camera.
21 Oct 2018
Two-women prevented from climbing Sabarimala-hills. Will the row ever settle-down?
As the Sabarimala row in Kerala refuses to die down, Ayyappa devotees on Sunday prevented two Telugu-speaking women from climbing the holy hills.
01 Oct 2018
#SeriesInFocus: 'Inside Edge', despite sloppiness, gets International Emmy nomination
'Inside Edge' recently got nominated for the International Emmy Awards. The cricket-themed Indian show that aired on Amazon will go up against Brazil's 'One Against All', Spain's 'Money Heist' and UK's 'Urban Myths'.
24 Sep 2018
UP: Dalit woman leaves college after constant harassment by man
A 22-year-old Dalit woman had to leave college after being allegedly harassed by a man in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, police said today.
15 Sep 2018
Maharashtra: Owaisi's AIMIM, Ambedkar's BBM to merge for 2019 polls
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) will forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019, party leaders announced.
13 Sep 2018
Bihar-shocker: Man buries wife inside house, as villagers deny cremation-land
In a shocking incident, a Mahadalit in Kewatgama village of Madhepura district in Bihar buried his dead wife inside his house, as villagers denied land for the cremation.
11 Sep 2018
#NewsBytesOriginals: Peering into the dark underbelly of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Narendra Modi's flagship 'Swachh Bharat' program is in its fourth year, but underneath the sheen lies the dark reality of manual scavenging, which was again highlighted by the death of five sanitation workers in West Delhi.