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BJP rolls out fleet of OBC, Dalit leaders as star campaigners for 1st phase of UP polls

The first phase of voting for the state assembly elections on 10 February will mainly cover western UP, which has a large population of Dalit, OBC, and Muslim voters.

Ravidas Jayanti & the Dalit vote — why Punjab parties got EC to shift polling date by 6 days

The EC Monday postponed Punjab assembly elections from 14 to 20 February, avoiding a date on which lakhs of voters would likely be out of state to honour Sant Ravidas.

Violence goes viral — Dalits in Rajasthan have a new tool against atrocities, their phones

What happens when a video of a crime against a Dalit in Rajasthan goes viral on the internet? The police and state can’t ignore it.

How ‘Trads vs Raitas’ plays out online as Hindutva fault lines emerge after Bulli Bai row

As the probe into the Bulli Bai & Sulli Deals cases progresses, two alt-Right groups that mushroomed in India’s digital ecosystem have begun clashing online.

Uttarakhand SCs boycott Brahmin cook’s food. It’s more effective than untouchability laws

Many school students protested Sunita Devi being removed for being a Dalit cook in Uttarakhand by not eating food made by her Brahmin replacement.

For VicKat, Rajasthan an ultimate wedding destination. For Dalits, it’s most dangerous

Even if Elon Musk makes colonies on Mars, Indians would remain segregated in localities named Mukherjee Nagar and Ambedkar Nagar.

Twist in Prayagraj Dalit family murder, police say ‘spurned stalker’ of daughter has confessed

Four members of a Dalit family were found murdered in their Prayagraj home last week. Relatives had pointed fingers at upper-caste family with whom they had a land dispute.

Inclusion of 4 Dalits in Rajasthan Cabinet a ‘big message’, says Sachin Pilot

Former Rajasthan deputy CM said he is happy that the issues he had raised, including increasing the representation of Dalits in the Cabinet, have been addressed.

Punjab’s Dalits are shifting state politics, flocking churches, singing Chamar pride

In this ground report, ThePrint travels across 7 districts of Punjab to highlight the fault lines, and focus on a revolution that is now starting to be recognised.

KCR’s Telangana is utopia for his caste group, land barons. Oppressed continue to suffer

As a Dalit from Telangana, I often ask: “Is this the Telangana we fought for?” The killing of Manthena Madhukar and Pranay Kumar indicate that feudal forces continue to rule.

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Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Why 20 crore missing jobs are the biggest challenge for FM Sitharaman in Budget 2022 math

For India’s employment-to-population ratio to be at the global average, nearly 60 crore people need to be at work. Currently, only a little more than 40 crore are.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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