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Practice disease distancing — how India can use corona crisis to kill its caste virus

The coronavirus does not care whether one is a Dalit or Brahmin, Muslim or Christian. Modi govt and media must stop recommending ‘social distancing’ as a measure.

We’ve lived in peace with Rajputs for generations, this attack is a first: Nagaur’s Dalits

Residents of Rajasthan's Son Nagar say Dalits and Rajputs lived like brothers before a Scheduled Caste man was assaulted with a screwdriver dipped in petrol.
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Domestic violence top crime against women, sedition cases doubled in 2018: NCRB data 

NCRB data for 2018 pegged Uttar Pradesh as the most unsafe for women while Madhya Pradesh recorded the most number of rape cases.    

Amit Shah and Fadnavis play hardball with Sharad Pawar as Mehul Choksi is now ‘unwanted’

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Why neo-liberal capitalism failed Dalit enterprise

This new image of Dalit capitalists is a creation of the dominant castes to diffuse the potential risk of Dalit rebellion against capitalism.
PM Modi at the Badrinath Temple

Narendra Modi’s 2019 victory is Hindutva 2.0 — and Dalits & OBCs form its backbone

The “threat to Constitution” brigade, which created a fake fear around quota, will hopefully take some lessons from this outcome.
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Crimes against Dalits rose 746% in 10 years & the police are half as likely to help

In March, the Supreme Court ruled there shall be no immediate arrest without prior permissions for crimes registered under the the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. 

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.


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No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.