Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicDalit

Topic: Dalit

Why Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle doesn’t really benefit SCs, STs and OBCs

As long as there are foreign-educated, dominant-caste ministers who find a Cabinet position via Rajya Sabha, SCs, STs and OBCs will continue to lose out.

Dalit man allegedly killed for objecting to remove Ambedkar poster outside home in Rajasthan

The accused Anil Sihag and Rakesh Sihag were arrested along with their friends Saksham and Haidar Ali. Two others, involved in the attack, were absconding, police said.

Meet M. Nagloo, India’s first Dalit hotelier who was famous among British, US travellers

M. Nagloo rose from obscurity to become a prominent figure in late 19th century. His biography, written by his son, is perhaps the first Dalit biography written in English.

Dalit Veda Vyasa was India’s first nation builder. He was the child of an inter-caste union

In ‘Makers of Modern Dalit History’, Sudarshan Ramabadran and Guru Prakash Paswan write Veda Vyasa’s achievements show how Dalit communities have helped Hinduism revolutionise and reform.

Who are Devendrakula Vellalars and why BJP is wooing them in Tamil Nadu

Hindu Pallars, who have a presence in 28 of Tamil Nadu’s 33 districts and are 17% of the population, want to be classified as Devendrakula Vellalars, a demand the Modi govt has met. 

2 men arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba

The incident took place Friday night when the minor was standing outside her house. The girl has been sent for a medical examination.

Police files FIR against Yuvraj Singh over alleged casteist remarks against Yuzvendra Chahal

Lawyer Rajat Kalsan alleged that Singh's comment had hurt the sentiments of the Dalit community, stating that a large number of people had watched the video on social media.

Amitabh Bachchan was once ‘casteless’ Hindu. Tandav, Ludo now flaunt loud, proud Brahmins

Pankaj Tripathi in Hotstar’s Criminal Justice to Saif Ali Khan in Tandav, Dabangg to Jolly LLB, Bollywood now showcases only Brahmin stories.

‘You will cry forever’ — How a brother killed sister’s husband in Haryana ‘honour killing’

Police have arrested brothers of Komal, a Dalit, for the murder of her husband Neeraj Verma, who belonged to a backward caste.

Teflon Modi does not have one Achilles heel, but two

In the past six years, Modi has taken a series of controversial decisions not caring for tremendous opposition. But two opponents made him blink.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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