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Scheduled Castes

Top Court To Examine SC/ST Reservation

The court clarified that it will not delve into the validity of prior extensions granted for SC & ST reservations through earlier amendments

21 Sep 2023 1:08 AM

AA Edit | Identity is no bar: Every Indian can aim to be PM

India has had, during its history, Presidents and Vice-Presidents elected, who were from religious minorities and oppressed castes

27 Oct 2022 12:10 AM

Bill to extend SC and ST political quotas ratified

In the Vidhan Parishad, chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar announced that the bill was passed unanimously.

09 Jan 2020 1:18 AM

Supreme Court laments practice of untouchability

Reserves order on plea to review SC/ST Act verdict.

19 Sep 2019 2:29 AM

BJP MP demands reservation for SCs, STs, OBCs in private sector

She said the government had also given reservation of 10 per cent to economically backward sections among the general category people.

30 Jul 2019 9:42 AM


SC refuses to entertain plea challenging usage of word 'dalit' by media

The petitioners said that Ministry, by erasing term ‘Dalit’ from public debate, creats false impression that the term itself is derogatory.

18 Feb 2019 1:05 PM

Tattoos in TN schools keep caste cauldron simmering

Tattooing of a single star or a mango, symbols of the rival parties, are among other means used by students to exhibit their caste affiliations.

24 Sep 2018 1:58 AM

Colourful bands, tattoos in TN schools keep caste cauldron simmering

School compound walls are painted with graffiti of outfits espousing respective causes and with students asserting their caste identities.

23 Sep 2018 1:44 PM

Bharat Bandh call is BJP, RSS conspiracy: Mayawati

BJP, RSS are indulging in divisive politics as part of which agitations are being organised to oppose the amendments to the SC ST Act.

08 Sep 2018 12:40 AM

Govt’s ‘dalit’ advisory wrong

The term “dalit” isn’t used in government documents as a rule.

07 Sep 2018 6:47 AM


Nationwide strike call brings life to halt in UP

The police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the mob and clear the highway.

07 Sep 2018 5:51 AM

BJP keen on caste clash: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh says it pursues policy of divide and rule, Yogi denies charge.

07 Sep 2018 1:01 AM

Supreme Court reserves verdict on quota in govt jobs

Attorney-general K.K. Venugopal told the court that the community (SC/ST) as a whole has been facing discrimination.

31 Aug 2018 12:46 AM

12 Jats get life for 2010 dalit killings

It was only after the Supreme Court pulled up the Haryana police that the accused were booked after four months of the incident.

25 Aug 2018 4:06 AM

CM Fadnavis: state to push forward welfare schemes for farmers

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is also committed towards the development of industries in the state, he stated.

16 Aug 2018 5:47 AM


Independence of judiciary: Do away with post-retirement appointments

Commissions are a highly institutionalised tradition, a deeply ingrained feature of the political culture.

15 Aug 2018 12:22 AM

Ram Vilas Paswan mocks Rahul’s claim of being pro-dalit

Training his guns on BSP chief Mayawati over dalit welfare issue, Mr Paswan accused her of adopting “double standards”.

12 Aug 2018 3:05 AM

Parliament passes SC/ST amendment bill

The bill, which was passed by a voice vote in the Rajya Sabha, had got the Lok Sabha’s nod on August 6.

10 Aug 2018 1:03 AM

Govt pushes for SC/ST bill passage

Rajnath said this while responding to the issue after it was raised by the Congress during Zero Hour in the lower house.

03 Aug 2018 6:50 AM

Promotion for SCs, STs in govt jobs welcomed

He claimed the assumption that the performance of SC and ST officers in government jobs is low is incorrect.

08 Jun 2018 5:54 AM