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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.
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Forest Rights Act is quite clear on genuine forest dwellers, but states are letting it down

India cannot save her forests, but for the active involvement of the forest dwelling scheduled tribes.
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How three key Supreme Court judgments shook the faith of SCs, STs and OBCs in one year

Two of the most important Dalit issues have been impacted by these judgments: protection from atrocities and adequate representation.
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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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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.
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Talk Point: Political will necessary to implement quota in private sector

Whether reservations in the private sector are feasible or not depends on the political will of the governments. It is a globally proven fact that institutions with greater diversity are more successful and innovative and endure longer.

Athawale’s call for reservations in Army revives old debate

Former defence minister Jagjivan Ram also wrote to then Army chief Manekshaw on caste-based quota policy

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Who needs a Google Map? Naya Pakistan is Naya Mapistan

A map, a highway, a song and a minute of silence — that’s the ingredient Pakistanis came up with, and Kashmir ban gya Pakistan.
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India’s gold imports rebound in July after 79% fall in first half of 2020

The rise showed the first year-on-year increase in first half of the year. However, gold demand is forecast to slide to record low as virus-related restrictions left million jobless.

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Ladakh situation ‘sensitive’ — Defence ministry says China standoff likely to be prolonged

In an official document, which has now been taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.