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Annihilation of caste in Indian corporate possible. But firms must say Dalit lives matter

Many multinational companies have come forward to support Black Lives Matter movement. Few things Indian corporate should do if they believe in equal opportunities.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad launches new political outfit — Azad Samaj Party

The Dalit leader said Bhim Army will run parallel to his political party and continue to fight for Dalit rights.
A Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

Ambedkar Navodayas, scholarships — Modi govt eyes education sector for Dalit outreach 

Modi govt is considering a proposal to set up 150 Ambedkar Navodaya Vidyalayas, on the lines of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, for SC students.
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Roshni, the Shivpuri Dalit girl killed for ‘open defecation’, wanted to become a doctor

Roshni, 12, and her minor nephew Avinash were beaten to death in MP for allegedly defecating in the open, triggering a wave of shame and anger in the country.
File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

How ‘manyavar’ Kanshiram stood up for a colleague and changed Indian politics

Dalit leader Kanshiram, who died on 9 October 2006, was the force behind the Bahujan Samaj Party, an important powerbroker on the Indian political scene.

‘Progressive’ south India is catching up with the north when it comes to honour killings

The caste divide is equally strong in India's 'progressive south', and lovers equally unsafe.
Police detain activists during a protest against the arrest of activists in connection with Bhima-Koregaon violence | PTI

Bhima-Koregaon arrests: Letter ‘seized’ from activists talks of ‘Congress support’ for protests

The letter also mentions a phone number, which allegedly belongs to a senior Congress leader who is referred to as a ‘friend’.

Sudha Bharadwaj blames present regime for arrests of those fighting for minority rights

The police have seized Bharadwaj's laptop, mobile, and pendrive.
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10 activists arrested for Bhima-Koregaon violence. Nine names weren’t even in FIR

The only person named is Sudhir Dhawale, one of the organisers of Elgaar Parishad, the event said to be at the root of the January clashes.

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File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
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RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.