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Chances of an inter-caste marriage go up if groom’s mother is educated, study

The rate of inter-caste marriages in India, as recently as 2011, was merely 5.82% and there has been no upward trend over the past four decades.
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Why marrying within your caste isn’t a good idea — a scientific argument

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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The scientific argument for marrying outside your caste

Community-based marriage systems remain prevalent in India despite rapid urbanisation and the proliferation of smaller families.
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Inter-caste marriage isn’t the problem, marrying a Dalit man is

An Indian Hindu male cannot bring himself to accept the fact that an adult woman has the liberty to love and marry as per her free will.
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India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.
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As we debate Telangana caste killings, don’t excuse courts for fanning patriarchy

Courts must stop accepting complaints from Indian parents about their daughter's choices.
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Inter-caste marriages are good for health of Indians. That’s what DNA testing tells us

Around 70 generations ago, Indians stopped inter-marrying and created endogamous caste groups.
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Inter-caste couples can now avail 24-hour helpline number in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu govt's initiative aims to create awareness programmes and prevent honour killings.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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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.