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India needs SC-ST sub-quota. And the Supreme Court just removed one key roadblock

It took the Supreme Court 10 years to say that an unjust order on sub-quotas needed a rethink. And then another six years for a Justice Arun Mishra-led bench to say the court may have been wrong.
Karnataka MP A. Narayanaswamy | Facebook

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

Attorney General Venugopal said the responsibility should lie on concerned officers like Superintendent of Police.
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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.

On Camera

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Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

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Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
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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.