Sunday, 29 May, 2022
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TopicScheduled Tribes

Topic: Scheduled Tribes

Modi govt’s Stand-Up India scheme worked for women but missed its target — SCs, STs

Stand-Up India scheme worked successfully for women. But what happened to the '1.25 lakh Dalit entrepreneurs' it was supposed to create?

India protects customary tribal laws that violate equality for ST women. Who’s hearing? None

The customs that the Constitution protects restricts ST women’s rights to inherit property—Narasu Appa Mali, Madhu Kishwar cases are proof.

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.

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 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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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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.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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