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SC upholds SC/ST Amendment Act; reintroduces bar on anticipatory bail

10 Feb 2020

SC upholds SC/ST Amendment Act; reintroduces bar on anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the 2018 amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act).

Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidates

17 Jan 2020

Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidates

Days after the Aam Aadmi Party released its list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced its poll candidates.

Maharashtra elections: BJP ally fields Chhota Rajan's rape-accused brother

03 Oct 2019

Maharashtra elections: BJP ally fields Chhota Rajan's rape-accused brother

In what qualifies as a weird news, the brother of jailed underworld don Chhota Rajan will be fighting the upcoming Maharashtra elections.

Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO

25 Sep 2019

Government seeks SC/ST employee data from companies under EPFO

The Ministry of Labor and Employment has launched a survey asking companies contributing to the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) to declare the number of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) employees.

Jagan Reddy will have five deputy CMs from different communities

07 Jun 2019

Jagan Reddy will have five deputy CMs from different communities

In what qualifies as a surprising move, Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will soon get five deputy Chief Ministers.

I've lost everything, says woman after CJI was given clean-chit

09 May 2019

I've lost everything, says woman after CJI was given clean-chit

The woman who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment is staring into darkness.

IISc Summer Fellowship Program 2019: Here's how you can apply

15 Apr 2019

IISc Summer Fellowship Program 2019: Here's how you can apply

In a joint initiative, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) & Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), Bangalore, have started Summer Fellowship applications in Science and Engineering-2019, for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students.

JEE-Main cut-off to be higher this time than last year's?

12 Apr 2019

JEE-Main cut-off to be higher this time than last year's?

Joint Entrance Examination Main 2019 for April has concluded today. And now, all eyes would be on the results of the prestigious exam.

#UPSCresults: Meet Kanishak Kataria, topper of UPSC Civil Services Examination-2018

05 Apr 2019

#UPSCresults: Meet Kanishak Kataria, topper of UPSC Civil Services Examination-2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the much-awaited final results of the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2018 on Friday.

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

30 Jan 2019

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

For the second time in seven days, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, refused to stay amendments to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, that rules out all provisions for anticipatory bail for the accused.

Chouhan announces SC/ST Act won't be misused, but protesters unhappy

21 Sep 2018

Chouhan announces SC/ST Act won't be misused, but protesters unhappy

In what can be seen as a move to placate protesting upper caste members, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, on Thursday, he would ensure the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act isn't misused in the state.

Bihar-shocker: Man buries wife inside house, as villagers deny cremation-land

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.

Life remains unaffected in UP despite Bharat Bandh call

06 Sep 2018

Life remains unaffected in UP despite Bharat Bandh call

Life remained normal across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday despite a 'Bharat Bandh' call by some upper-caste groups against the recent amendment approved by Parliament to overturn a Supreme Court judgment on the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

CAT 2018: All you need to know about eligibility criteria

04 Sep 2018

CAT 2018: All you need to know about eligibility criteria

The registrations for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 for admissions to major B-Schools of India, including the premiere IIMs began on August 8, 2018, and shall conclude on September 19.

SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC

30 Aug 2018

SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC

The Supreme Court today held that a member of a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community cannot claim the benefit of reservation in government employment in other states if his or her caste is not notified there.

Maratha protests in Mumbai called off after violence

25 Jul 2018

Maratha protests in Mumbai called off after violence

Activists leading the Maratha reservation protests in Mumbai have called off their daylong shutdown midway.

Maratha protests: Roads blocked, trains stopped, buses vandalized in Mumbai

25 Jul 2018

Maratha protests: Roads blocked, trains stopped, buses vandalized in Mumbai

Hundreds of Maratha protesters took to the streets in Mumbai today, blocking roads and stopping trains.

Maratha protests turn violent, one cop killed, vehicles set ablaze

24 Jul 2018

Maratha protests turn violent, one cop killed, vehicles set ablaze

A statewide bandh in Maharashtra today turned violent as protesters demanding reservation for Marathas attacked police, set fire to vehicles and blocked roads.

Dalit protests: 5,000 booked, 32 arrested for rioting in Ghaziabad

04 Apr 2018

Dalit protests: 5,000 booked, 32 arrested for rioting in Ghaziabad

As many as 5,000 people were booked for creating ruckus and damaging public and government properties here during protests against "dilution" of the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the SSP said.

Hyderabad: Girl humiliated for not paying school fees, kills self

02 Feb 2018

Hyderabad: Girl humiliated for not paying school fees, kills self

A 14-year-old Dalit girl hanged herself to death at her Hyderabad house on Thursday evening after being punished and humiliated in school for not paying fees.

Caste cannot be altered by marriage, rules SC

20 Jan 2018

Caste cannot be altered by marriage, rules SC

The Supreme Court annulled the service of a woman who was appointed to Kendriya Vidyalaya through reservation on the basis of her marriage to a Scheduled Caste man.

Maratha protests to resume from August

26 May 2017

Maratha protests to resume from August

The Maratha community is planning to relaunch its protests for reservation in jobs and education. A morcha has been planned on August 9.

Karnan's revenge- 8 SC Judges slapped with rigorous imprisonment, fine

09 May 2017

Karnan's revenge- 8 SC Judges slapped with rigorous imprisonment, fine

Alleging caste discrimination, controversial Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan, on Monday ordered a punishment of 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine worth Rs. 1 lakh each on 8 Supreme Court judges including the Chief Justice of India Jagdish Khehar.

Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

26 Apr 2017

Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday made a case for allowing 25% reservation for economically disadvantaged sections.

Kejriwal spends night at former Khalistani militant's house

30 Jan 2017

Kejriwal spends night at former Khalistani militant's house

Arvind Kejriwal stoked controversy after spending the night at the house of a former Khalistani militant in Moga, while campaigning in Punjab.

Arvind Kejriwal releases separate manifesto for the disabled in Punjab

19 Jan 2017

Arvind Kejriwal releases separate manifesto for the disabled in Punjab

A different manifesto of the party was released by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the differently-abled in Punjab.

Bihar government authorises 50% quota in judiciary

28 Dec 2016

Bihar government authorises 50% quota in judiciary

The Bihar government on Tuesday allowed 50% reservation in subordinate and superior judicial services of the state.

AAP-Punjab elections: Bhagwant Mann fielded against Sukhbir Singh Badal

21 Nov 2016

AAP-Punjab elections: Bhagwant Mann fielded against Sukhbir Singh Badal

Arvind Kejriwal has fielded tainted AAP MP Bhagwant Mann to contest against Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal from Jalalabad constituency.

AAP releases Kisaan Manifesto for Punjab elections

12 Sep 2016

AAP releases Kisaan Manifesto for Punjab elections

The AAP released its 31 point Kisaan Manifesto, promising to continue the policies of free power, atta-dal, Shagun and pension schemes enacted by the SAD-BJP government.

AAP to have separate manifesto for SC Community

05 Aug 2016

AAP to have separate manifesto for SC Community

Eyeing victory in the 2017 Punjab Assembly Elections, AAP has proposed to come out with a separate manifesto for the Scheduled Caste community.

AAP releases first candidate list for 2017 Punjab elections

05 Aug 2016

AAP releases first candidate list for 2017 Punjab elections

The Aam Aadmi Party released its first candidate list for 19 constituencies for the upcoming 2017 Punjab state elections.