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Can Maharashtra backward panel report pacify angry Maratha or is it start of a long battle?

Devendra Fadnavis has indicated that his government will implement the long-pending demand for a quota by the Marathas.
Protestors from the Maratha community take part in a rally demanding reservation, in Karad, Maharashtra | PTI

Anti-Fadnavis sentiment turns peaceful Maratha quota protesters violent

Protesters torched vehicles, vandalised buses, blocked highways, in parts of Maharashtra a day after youth killed self by jumping into Godavari.
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Dalit activists among five arrested for ‘inciting’ Bhima Koregaon violence

Police in Pune have accused the activists of having Maoist links. They had earlier booked a duo with Hindutva affiliations. Pune: The Pune Police today arrested five people allegedly having close Maoist links, including prominent Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence on January 1. According to sources in the Pune Police, Dhawale was arrested from his house in Mumbai, lawyer Surendra Gadling, activist Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen were picked up from Nagpur and Rona Wilson was arrested from his flat in Munirka in Delhi in simultaneous raids this morning. Dhawale was one of the organisers of Elgar Parishad, organised to commemorate 200 years of the Koregaon Bhima battle on December 31 at Shaniwarwada. There Kabir Kala Manch activists had allegedly made provocative speeches leading to violence at Koregaon Bhima in the district, according to an FIR registered at Vishrambaug police station after...

Bhima-Koregaon has made the RSS’s social engineering boomerang

A combined resentment was waiting to explode, and the flashpoint was the anniversary celebration, which brought out all caste contradictions.

Painting the Bhima-Koregaon incident as a pan-India Dalit assertion is a mistake

Dalit assertion is not making the upper castes anxious since it comes in the light of deepening of our democracy, which has been a gradual process.

Economic and digital revolution have strengthened Dalits. This shook the upper caste world

Whether it is Rohith Vemula, Una, or Saharanpur, upper caste mainstream media has beem taken aback by the pro-active resistance by dalits

The Brahmin Peshwas are trying to settle a 200-year-old score with the Mahars

Today’s conflict has little or nothing to do with the British, it’s between the Brahmin Peshwas and Mahars. At present, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra is a Brahmin.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.


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Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.