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Accused of theft, Dalits thrashed; petrol poured in private parts

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.

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

10 Feb 2020

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

The West Bengal government on Monday announced a subsidy on electricity along with a flurry of sops in its last full Budget ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.

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).

UP: Dancer, shot for stopping performance, will need multiple surgeries

13 Dec 2019

UP: Dancer, shot for stopping performance, will need multiple surgeries

She was performing at a wedding function on November 30, paused to catch a breath, and her life took a deadly turn as she was shot at.

Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

20 Aug 2019

Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

Almost a month after he was sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa expanded his Cabinet on Tuesday, with 17 MLAs taking the oath.

IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data

16 Jul 2019

IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data

India's premier educational institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are facing severe faculty shortage, said HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently.

Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

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.

Agra: BJP MP's security beat toll staff; shots fired

06 Jul 2019

Agra: BJP MP's security beat toll staff; shots fired

Days after PM Modi called violent behavior by members of the BJP "unacceptable" following Indore MLA Akash Vijayvargiya's assault on a civic official, reports of party MP Ram Shankar Katheria's security personnel thrashing toll plaza employees in Agra have emerged. The incident was captured on video.

#CareerBytes: These institutes offer free UPSC IAS coaching for underprivileged

26 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: These institutes offer free UPSC IAS coaching for underprivileged

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest exams. But with the right preparation and hard work, one can crack the exam.

Five rape woman in front of husband, video goes viral

07 May 2019

Five rape woman in front of husband, video goes viral

In a horrifying incident, a woman, who was travelling with her husband, was allegedly raped by five men in the Alwar district of Rajasthan on April 26.

#CareerBytes: These institutes offer free UPSC IAS coaching for underprivileged

29 Apr 2019

#CareerBytes: These institutes offer free UPSC IAS coaching for underprivileged

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest exams. But with the right preparation and hard work, one can crack the exam.

Kerala: Congress leader raped minor for a year, booked

30 Jan 2019

Kerala: Congress leader raped minor for a year, booked

A Congress leader from Kerala's Wayanad district allegedly raped a minor tribal girl for over a year, police said on Wednesday.

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.

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

21 Jan 2019

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.

#Roadto2019: PM Modi to touch 20 states in 100-day campaign

31 Dec 2018

#Roadto2019: PM Modi to touch 20 states in 100-day campaign

Having suffered electoral defeats in three Hindi heartland states, the BJP is planning to bounce back with a focused strategy and fresh alliances ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Uttar Pradesh: BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party

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.

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

28 Nov 2018

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders release of post-matric SC scholarships

02 Oct 2018

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders release of post-matric SC scholarships

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh yesterday ordered the release of the pending post-matric scholarships for Dalit students, warning strict action will be taken against private institutions if they deny admission due to delayed payment.

PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

25 Sep 2018

PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

In the wake of nationwide caste protests by Dalits, Marathas, Jats, and upper-caste groups, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), for the first time, has held a meeting to discuss affirmative action in the private sector.

UP: Dalit woman leaves college after constant harassment by man

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.

Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'

07 Sep 2018

Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'

BSP Chief Mayawati on Friday dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' called by some upper caste OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an "electoral conspiracy" of Bhartiya Janta Party to divide people on the basis of caste ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act

07 Sep 2018

Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act

Amid widespread anger, including calls of 'Bharat bandh', against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the issue must not be politicized and all political parties should get together to discuss the issue.

Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

04 Sep 2018

Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

In a letter, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed media outlets to refrain from using the word "Dalit" henceforth.

Noida: Men abduct, rape 16-year-old, force her to drink alcohol

31 Aug 2018

Noida: Men abduct, rape 16-year-old, force her to drink alcohol

In Noida, a 16-year-old was allegedly kidnapped, forced to drink alcohol and gang-raped by two men, police said on Thursday.

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.

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

22 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

Constitutional status to NCBC: Milestone for OBCs' empowerment, says Hukumdev

12 Aug 2018

Constitutional status to NCBC: Milestone for OBCs' empowerment, says Hukumdev

Granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) is a major milestone towards empowering downtrodden in the country, said BJPs' key OBC leader Hukumdev Narayan Yadav.

Extend Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law to J&K: TRCF

12 Aug 2018

Extend Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law to J&K: TRCF

An organization representing Gujjars and Bakerwals said today the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, in its amended form, should be extended to J&K to ensure social equality and provide speedy justice to tribals in the state.

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

11 Aug 2018

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

Amit Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC bill

05 Aug 2018

Amit Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC bill

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended OBC bill, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities or not.

Gujarat: Dalit youth sports mustache causing clash between Dalits, Rajputs

02 Aug 2018

Gujarat: Dalit youth sports mustache causing clash between Dalits, Rajputs

Members of Dalit and Rajput communities clashed in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, after Karadia Rajputs, an OBC group, allegedly objected to a Dalit youth wearing shorts and sporting a mustache.

Cabinet reverses SC order, takes SC/ST Act to original form

01 Aug 2018

Cabinet reverses SC order, takes SC/ST Act to original form

Right before the 2019 elections and a week ahead of planned Dalit protests, the Union Cabinet has introduced a bill in parliament restoring the original provisions of the SC/ST Act.

Female student enrollment lowest in institutes of national importance: AISHE

27 Jul 2018

Female student enrollment lowest in institutes of national importance: AISHE

The enrolment of female students is lowest in the institutions of national importance, followed by state private open universities and government deemed universities, according to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE).

MP: Tribals stripped naked, thrashed for stealing 120-liters of diesel

16 Jul 2018

MP: Tribals stripped naked, thrashed for stealing 120-liters of diesel

A transporter and his friend have been booked for allegedly stripping his three tribal employees naked and assaulting them for "stealing" 120-liters of diesel from his trucks in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), the police said.

AMU gets notice over not providing reservation benefits to SC/STs

04 Jul 2018

AMU gets notice over not providing reservation benefits to SC/STs

The Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Commission today said the Aligarh Muslim University is not a minority institution and issued notice asking to explain why it does not give reservation to the SC/ST communities.

Maharashtra: Man arrested for raping woman on pretext of marriage

30 Jun 2018

Maharashtra: Man arrested for raping woman on pretext of marriage

A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on several occasions after promising to marry her in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said today.

Delhi-govt to provide loans to 'safai-karmcharis' to buy sewer-cleaning machines

21 Jun 2018

Delhi-govt to provide loans to 'safai-karmcharis' to buy sewer-cleaning machines

Now manual scavengers or 'safai karmcharis' will no longer have to dig deep into manholes risking their lives, as the Delhi government has decided to provide them loans to purchase sewer cleaning machines.

Delhi: Row between DUTA, DU administration over reservation mechanism ends

18 Jun 2018

Delhi: Row between DUTA, DU administration over reservation mechanism ends

The deadlock between Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) and DU administration over several issues, including a new faculty reservation mechanism, ended after a meeting between the Vice-Chancellor and DUTA.

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

05 Jun 2018

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

The SC today permitted the Center to continue with reservation for SC/ST employees in promotions for now, and agreed to hear a petition against quashing of the practice.

Arrest shouldn't be so easy: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act

04 May 2018

Arrest shouldn't be so easy: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court (SC) has again refused to stay its ruling on the SC/ST Act, which, according to the Center, violated the powers of the legislature as guaranteed by the Constitution.