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Cisco Systems Inc., headquartered in San Jose, has been sued by the state of California for caste-based discrimination against an Indian-American employee | Photo via Twitter

California state sues Cisco for caste-based discrimination against Indian-American employee

The complainant reported a manager for 'outing him as a Dalit to colleagues' in 2016, but Cisco had then determined caste discrimination was not illegal in US.
File photo of protest against a spate of assaults against Muslims and Dalits in New Delhi | Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Why India’s politicians get away with casteist slurs and abuses on Dalit leaders

India is full of Savarna leaders who defame professional and social background of Dalit-backward politicians without facing any backlash.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Who will do Nyay to victims of 1984 riots & Bhopal Gas tragedy? PM Modi slams Congress

PM Modi cornered Congress on its promise of Nyay by demanding justice for the victims of mass death incidents under the Congress' rule.
UGC

Amid mounting Dalit anger, Modi govt relaxes entry rules for SC/ST students into research

Move comes two years after the govt faced massive student protests for not providing any relaxation to reserved category students.

In ‘Olympics for writers and journalists’, government seeks revision of ‘Leftist’ history

As part of the initiative, intellectuals have been told to post on social media and publish booklets and articles to present the “correct” perspective of history and Indian culture

On Camera

File image of BSE building at Dalal Street, Mumbai | Commons

How PSU’s market cap fell by 36% in 6 years under Modi govt, while stock market doubled theirs

In episode 605 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta parses numbers to highlight how public sector firms and banks lost Rs 6.9 lakh crore in value in 6 years.
Gold jewellery (Representational image) | Bloomberg

Gold sales this festival season to be India’s worst since 2008

Covid and weak economic growth are likely to push sales below last year’s 194 tons to the lowest quarterly numbers since 2008, according to a consultant at Metals Focus Ltd.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.