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Data shows Dalit MPs battle parties, voters and prejudice even in reserved seats

The Chitradurga MP’s experience exemplifies how upper castes respond to Dalit politicians, even in 2019.
Akhilesh and Mulayam Singh Yadav

Supreme Court wants CBI to share status of probe against Mulayam Singh Yadav & his sons

The top court's bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta directed CBI to file its response in two weeks.
IIT Delhi

Diversity deficit in IIMs, IITs — just 23 STs and 157 SCs in 9,640 faculty posts

Together SCs, STs and OBCs make up just 9% of total faculty in IITs and 6% in IIMs. Some of the institutes have no SC or ST faculty.  
Sajjan Kumar

SC issues notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s appeal in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

The former Congress leader was convicted and sentenced for the death of five Sikhs and the burning down of a gurudwara in Delhi.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

SCs, STs set to benefit big time from Modi’s mega healthcare scheme

40 per cent of Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries are SCs and STs even though they form a smaller proportion of India’s population.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Rising incidents of vandalism, rioting ‘grave’: Supreme Court

Attorney General Venugopal said the responsibility should lie on concerned officers like Superintendent of Police.
A view of Supreme Court of India | PTI Photo by Atul Yadav

The Supreme Court didn’t dilute the SC/ST law, but just ensured that it applied to genuine cases

The solution to the broken criminal justice system for the victims of discrimination, lies in working towards fixing it, rather than on upending our Constitution.
Stand Up India

Two years on, Modi’s ‘Stand-Up India’ is still on its knees in Maharashtra

PM Modi’s pet project to boost entrepreneurship among SCs, STs and women has reached only 12% of targeted beneficiaries in state.
Champat Rai

VHP turns up heat ahead of Ayodhya SC hearing, says will take to the streets if needed

Won’t put pressure on govt for a law right now. But depending on SC ruling, we’ll decide whether to solve the matter on the streets: Secy gen Champat Rai.
Hadiya at Supreme Court

Hadiya case shows that instead of fighting terror, the NIA has become a marriage bureau

Instead of fighting terrorism, the NIA seems to have become part of a marriage bureau, which is very unfortunate.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.