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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).

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Indian Muslims shouldn't be scared, says Shah

11 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Indian Muslims shouldn't be scared, says Shah

After tabling the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah said Indian Muslims need not fear due to the proposed amendments.

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.

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.

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

26 May 2019

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

Today in wholesome news, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha is set to step into the Parliament, making history by becoming the youngest Lok Sabha member.

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.

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.

After 'Hanuman remark', Adityanath advised against dividing Gods by UP-minister

03 Dec 2018

After 'Hanuman remark', Adityanath advised against dividing Gods by UP-minister

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's 'Lord Hanuman was a Dalit' remark invited ire from the Opposition, and now a minister in his own cabinet has criticized him.

NCST Official claimed that Lord Hanuman was tribal

30 Nov 2018

NCST Official claimed that Lord Hanuman was tribal

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairperson Nand Kumar Sai has claimed that Hanuman was a tribal, just days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the Lord Rama's ardent devotee was a Dalit.

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.

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

16 Nov 2018

For remaining term, this Karnataka-MP wants to focus on key-areas

Newly-elected Congress MP from Karnataka's Ballari, V S Ugrappa, today said he'd focus on drinking water, health, and infrastructure in the remaining five months of his tenure.

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.

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.

#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.

#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.

Despite 12% GST-cut, price of sanitary-napkins to drop by 2-3%

27 Jul 2018

Despite 12% GST-cut, price of sanitary-napkins to drop by 2-3%

Days after sanitary napkins were exempted from GST, companies like Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have announced price cuts.

After backlash, sanitary napkins finally exempted from GST

21 Jul 2018

After backlash, sanitary napkins finally exempted from GST

After many protests, the GST Council has decided to exempt sanitary napkins from the tax, confirmed Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia.

Dalit thrashed for riding bike in front of sarpanch's house

25 Jun 2018

Dalit thrashed for riding bike in front of sarpanch's house

A 30-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten up for riding a motorcycle past the house of a sarpanch in Dharampur village in Tikamgarh (MP), the police said.

JEE Advanced 2018: Registrations, date, schedule, pattern and more

10 May 2018

JEE Advanced 2018: Registrations, date, schedule, pattern and more

IIT-Kanpur has announced it will release the admit cards for the JEE Advanced on May 14.

SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

28 Apr 2018

SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Centre's plea to recall its March 20 judgment of provisions made in the SC/ST Act.

CM Adityanath, Akhilesh, Mayawati to address rallies in poll-bound Karnataka

26 Apr 2018

CM Adityanath, Akhilesh, Mayawati to address rallies in poll-bound Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly polls are the new battlefield for political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav, and BSP chief Mayawati, who will be crisscrossing the state to turn the tide in favor of their respective parties.

Over 47,000 crime cases under SC/ST Act in 2016: Government

03 Apr 2018

Over 47,000 crime cases under SC/ST Act in 2016: Government

As many as 47,338 cases of crime against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes were registered across the country in 2016, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

SC/ST protest: About 100 trains affected, routes restored

02 Apr 2018

SC/ST protest: About 100 trains affected, routes restored

More than 100 passenger and mail train services were affected on Monday as protesters squatted on the tracks to enforce an all-India shutdown against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said, adding that the routes were largely restored.

Violent protests against SC order on SC/ST Act hit Rajasthan

02 Apr 2018

Violent protests against SC order on SC/ST Act hit Rajasthan

Nearly 30 people were detained as Dalit groups protesting against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act blocked rail and road traffic and vandalized public property, including a train, in several parts of Rajasthan, disrupting normal life.

UP CM appeals to people to maintain law and order

02 Apr 2018

UP CM appeals to people to maintain law and order

Amid the reports of violence in parts of western Uttar Pradesh during the Bharat Bandh on Monday to protest against the perceived dilution of a Dalit protection law by a Supreme Court order, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to the people not to vitiate law and order.

Haryana: Stones hurled at Anil Vij's car, minister escapes unhurt

30 Mar 2018

Haryana: Stones hurled at Anil Vij's car, minister escapes unhurt

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said two people hurled stones at his official car when he was leaving the secretariat building complex in Panipat on Friday, but he escaped unhurt.

'AIIMS Bhubaneswar not equipped to care for conjoined twins'

25 Mar 2018

'AIIMS Bhubaneswar not equipped to care for conjoined twins'

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has issued a notice to the Union health secretary and director of AIIMS-Delhi over a petition that seeks to prevent the shifting of the conjoined twins from Odisha, who were separated after a surgery, from the institute to its Bhubaneswar branch.

Artificial Intelligence can help eliminate caste system, inequalities: Ambedkar followers

07 Mar 2018

Artificial Intelligence can help eliminate caste system, inequalities: Ambedkar followers

The supporters of BR Ambedkar have planned to celebrate the 127th birth-anniversary of Dalit leader at UN headquarters in New York next month with "Artificial Intelligence for Humanity" theme.

Government re-introduces bill granting constitutional status to backward classes

23 Nov 2017

Government re-introduces bill granting constitutional status to backward classes

With Gujarat elections in the offing, the BJP-led central government is all set to re-introduce the bill granting constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in the winter session of Parliament.

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

14 Sep 2017

After five decades, Chakma, Hajong refugees may get Indian citizenship

The Centre may grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees from erstwhile Pakistan (now Bangladesh), who arrived to India almost five decades back and are settled in Arunachal Pradesh.

Bengaluru- School children crowd-fund for heart surgeries

11 May 2017

Bengaluru- School children crowd-fund for heart surgeries

More than 50 students from Delhi Public School Yelahanka, belonging to standards 9,10 and 12 have initiated a crowd-funding campaign for 60 days.

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.