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HC stays caste-based rallies in UP


Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday stayed with immediate effect caste-based rallies throughout Uttar Pradesh, while issuing notices to central and state governments, EC and four major poli

Panel begins probe into caste slur case


Madurai: The National Commi­ssion for SC/ST commenced its enquiry into the incident wherein a dalit child was forced to carry his foot­we­ar on his head by a caste Hindu at Vadu­gapatti, in Madurai d

In Rajasthan, power of ghee fights caste

Ayurveda describes ghee (clarified butter) as nectar and suggests its use for healing. The Hindu scriptures term it an essential requirement for sacred rituals.

But for the dalits of Chakwara villag

PMK MLA files petition on caste census

PMK MLA J. Guru has approached the Madras high court to declare illegal the direction by the Union and state governments to enumerators to specifically record the caste for SC/ST alone by verifying th

Caste census to go hi-tech

The Socio-Economic and Caste Census to be conducted from April 10 will be a paperless hi-tech affair for the first time, with the Union government sanctioning 20,000 tablet PCs to record the details c

Caste, not corruption, the big factor for UP


It’s caste, not corruption, that dominates Uttar Pradesh, where voters appear to have shunned the sermons of self-styled Gandhian Anna Hazare.

“Thank you, Anna Hazare, for making us aware about corru

SP leader files complaint against Ramdev for 'casteist'remarks

A complaint has been filed here by local Samajwadi Party leader Ashok Sant against Baba Ramdev accusing him of making objectionable remarks against Scheduled Castes and Tribes during his press conf

Cabinet nod to census on caste, religion and poverty

The government Thursday approved a proposal to conduct a survey based on caste, religion and economic conditions that will help in identifying people living below and above the poverty line and their

Caste-dominated politics still rule IT hub

Bengaluru: The state of Karnataka is a land of contradictions - a leader in education, banking, science and technology but backward-looking in politics dominated by caste equations.

In the last 10

Caste census gets the nod

New Delhi, Aug. 11: Enumeration of castes in the ongoing Census process may now become a reality as the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the issue, headed by the finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, has

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