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Rangoli Chandel — small town grit, no airs but a raging Right-wing bigot

It's easy to dismiss Rangoli Chandel as Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's spokesperson or as her alter-ego or Twitter troll. But she is the sum of all these parts and more.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court upholds Modi govt’s SC/ST Amendment Act, says approval not needed for FIRs

A 2018 Supreme Court verdict had made provision for anticipatory bail to offenders under the SC/ST Act. Modi govt removed this through amendments.
Members of Dalit community display a portrait of Bhim Rao Ambedkar during 'Bharat Bandh' in New Delhi | PTI

NCRB adds ‘insult’ to crimes against Dalits. And yes, merit argument is an insult

Insertion of ‘insult’ in the NCRB report gives us a fresh perspective on Dalit atrocities and helps us take the empowerment conversation ahead.
Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Lucknow|

BJP to hail amendments to SC/ST Atrocities Act as upper caste groups protest in MP

Party to pass a resolution at national executive meeting, lauding the move that reversed Supreme Court's 'dilution' of law.
Activists of various groups during Bharat Bandh called over SC/ST reservation issue, in Allahabad

Govt moves to control damage, asks top court to recall SC/ST Act order

As Dalits demand ordinance to undo Supreme Court’s 'dilution' of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Centre tells court the entire judgment is ‘vitiated’.
BJP MP Sadhvi Savitri Bai Phule

How Dalit leader Savitri Bai Phule became a rebel with a cause within the BJP

The 37-year-old BJP MP from Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh has recently made headlines with her scathing attack on the party’s stand on Dalit issues.
Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Lucknow|

Dalits in BJP are angry as party doesn’t have a single SC office-bearer despite rule

Dalit leaders in the ruling party say the party has ignored them and does not have a senior SC leader to manage the protests in the heartland states.
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Last Laughs: A job opportunity for Kejriwal, a toothless SC/ST Act and diesel’s chokehold

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

TalkPoint: Is the SC/ST Act review petition by the govt political damage control before 2019?

Experts weigh on the government's move to petition the Supreme Court's to review its move to 'dilute' the SC/ST Act by dismissing immediate arrests and ordering a seven day inquiry instead.

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.