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Applicants wait outside an examination centre to appear for NEET | Representational Image | PTI

NEET UG results have a loud and clear message: Dominant castes can’t continue old tactics

NEET UG results have bust the caste-merit myth. But dominant castes still have an 'anxiety' about unreserved seats.
BJP flags | Representational image | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

2 years before polls, Madhya Pradesh BJP has new target: ‘Become party of tribals and Dalits’

Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tribals in India at about 21.5% of the state’s population according to the 2011 Census, while SCs constitute 15.6 per cent.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh during a meeting on Covid management on 30 April. | Photo: Twitter/@capt_amarinder

Punjab govt forgives loans worth Rs 41.48 crore of over 10,000 SC youths

The 'pro-people' move by the state will give big relief to SC youths who found it difficult to repay loans due to circumstances arising out of Covid, an official statement said.
The hoisting of the saffron flag has led to tension at Amagarh fort in eastern Jaipur | By special arrangement

‘Trying to Hinduise us’— How Jaipur fort became flashpoint between tribal Meenas & Hindu groups 

Theft of idols at the tribal Amagarh fort, followed by hoisting of a saffron flag has led to 4 FIRs and upset the Meena community that holds sway over 18 of Rajasthan's 25 seats reserved for STs.
Tribals work at tea gardens in Phansidewa, Darjeeling, in this June 2021 photo | Representational image | ANI

11 Bengal hill tribes will ‘definitely get ST status’ as govt works on Gorkhaland solution

Two BJP leaders say the party is discussing and working on classifying indigenous hill tribes as STs. But GJM factions dismiss this as a 'bluff'.

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.

Adivasis are not Hindus. Lazy colonial census gave them the label

There is a reason Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's statement at Harvard's India Conference that Adivasis were never Hindus rattled the BJP and RSS.
A BSF personnel at a polling booth in Folding Station Veterinary Ground | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Political violence increases when regional party candidate wins election: Study

Researchers from Netherlands and Canada looked at data from 1989 until 2012 to find no increase in violence in constituencies where the assembly seat is reserved for ST populations.
College students | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
The Union Public Service Commission headquarters in New Delhi (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How UPSC ‘reserve list’ helps SC/ST candidates & why it’s not a ‘backdoor entry’ for IAS

The reserve list has always courted controversies, with the latest coming after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s daughter, Anjali, cracking the 2019 exam.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.