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TopicScheduled Castes

Topic: Scheduled Castes

In the ‘battle of Bundelkhand’, BJP, BSP and SP have a new weapon — election tickets

BJP, BSP and SP all have a chance in the 3rd phase of UP elections. Dalit and Yadav communities in this region could make all the difference.

Modi govt to rethink caste-based payment of wages under MGNREGA, says aware of problems

Rural ministry statement comes week after a report in ThePrint highlighted problems being created by caste-based salary disbursal under MGNREGA among workers in Karnataka.

Why Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle doesn’t really benefit SCs, STs and OBCs

As long as there are foreign-educated, dominant-caste ministers who find a Cabinet position via Rajya Sabha, SCs, STs and OBCs will continue to lose out.

Grievance portal for SCs gets 1,276 complaints in its first 2 months, half over ‘atrocities’

NCSC portal receives 664 complaints under ‘atrocities’ head, 372 related to socioeconomic matters, and 240 for service issues since launch in April.

Bombay HC cancels ‘fraudulent’ caste certificate of Navneet Rana, imposes Rs 2 lakh

The HC held that Rana’s claim of belonging to ‘Mochi’ caste was made with the intention of obtaining various benefits available to a candidate from such category.

SC panel writes to IIT Kharagpur, seeks reply after video shows professor ‘abusing’ students

The panel's reaction comes after a video of the alleged incident, involving the professor and a class of SC/ST students, went viral on social media

Anand Kumar of ‘Super 30’ fame to coach Dalit IIT aspirants for free, Modi govt approves plan

The government has given in-principle approval to a proposal by a Delhi-based trust, under which mathematician Anand Kumar will coach 400 SC students every year.

Rs 50,000 crore, or 20% of funds allotted for SC welfare, left unused by Modi govt in 4 years

From 2017-18 to 2020-21, approx. Rs 2.6 lakh crore was sanctioned for welfare of Scheduled Castes. Of this, Rs 49,722.18 crore was surrendered by ministries/departments.

How BJP became TMC’s challenger in Bengal, wooing elite and working-class Hindus

While the Bengali bhadralok's support to the Left came riding on an anti-Congress mindset, their honeymoon with CM Mamata Banerjee's TMC was also brief.

With fewer SC/STs enrolling in college, House panel pulls up UGC for ‘under-utilised’ measures

Govt report finds Gross Enrolment Ratio of SC/ST students at undergraduate level is lower than national average of 26.3%. UGC says it has taken steps to improve these numbers.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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