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Verdict will decide course of Dalit politics
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Verdict will decide course of Dalit politics

BSP faces an existential crisis and continues to decline despite the SP alliance in UP

In UP's Bundelkhand, caste politics over water could see Dalit anger translate into voting behaviour on Monday
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In UP's Bundelkhand, caste politics over water could see Dalit anger translate into voting behaviour on Monday

In Bundelkhand, all villages are segregated into upper cast and lower caste sections

Five years after Lokpal Act came into force, Centre seeks applications for anti-corruption body chief, members
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Five years after Lokpal Act came into force, Centre seeks applications for anti-corruption body chief, members

The government has sought applications for chairman and members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal, nearly five years after the Lokpal Act came into force, officials said Wednesday.

Supreme Court refuses stay to amendments to SC/ST Act, will hear all matters on issue on 19 February
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Supreme Court refuses stay to amendments to SC/ST Act, will hear all matters on issue on 19 February

The bench refused to stay the amendments after senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for one of the petitioners who had challenged the changes made to the Act, sought an immediate stay on it.

10% quota for economically weaker sections to be implemented for Central govt jobs from 1 February
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10% quota for economically weaker sections to be implemented for Central govt jobs from 1 February

Beginning next month, all central government posts will be filled after factoring in the recently approved 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections according to an official order.

Supreme Court declines to stay amendments to SC/ST Act; CJI to decide if review petitions, pleas are to be heard together
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Supreme Court declines to stay amendments to SC/ST Act; CJI to decide if review petitions, pleas are to be heard together

The Supreme Court today declined to stay amendments in the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny
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Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny

As per the 10% reservation approved for economically backward upper castes, any family from the general category that holds less than five acres of agricultural land, owns less than 1,000 square feet of residential property and earns less than Rs 8 lakh per annum is eligible to seek quota.

Odisha govt announces Rs 10,000 crore KALIA scheme for farmers' development; CM calls Congress' farm loan waiver promise 'ridiculous'
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Odisha govt announces Rs 10,000 crore KALIA scheme for farmers' development; CM calls Congress' farm loan waiver promise 'ridiculous'

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said that Congress' farm loan waivers may help a section of the farmers, but the KALIA scheme will cover 92 percent of cultivators of the state.

Telangana Assembly polls: Beyond BJP-AIMIM’s slanging match lies cold calculation that caught Congress unawares
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Telangana Assembly polls: Beyond BJP-AIMIM’s slanging match lies cold calculation that caught Congress unawares

Congress’ worry is understandable. It may try to pose as the victim, but given its history of engaging in appeasement politics and playing the ‘identity’ game, Rahul is hardly in a position to claim a seat on the moral high horse.

As Telangana Assembly elections draw nearer, predicting an outcome turns into psephologists' nightmare
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As Telangana Assembly elections draw nearer, predicting an outcome turns into psephologists' nightmare

The Telangana Vidhan Sabha elections are quickly turning into a psephological nightmare for both the voter and the pollster alike

Narendra Modi and RSS, Part III: Sangh, PM are on same page; never rely on static social base for support
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Narendra Modi and RSS, Part III: Sangh, PM are on same page; never rely on static social base for support

As the 2019 elections draw near, Narendra Modi’s outreach to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes must be seen as a determined plan to expand the party’s support base beyond its traditional social constituency

Amid protests, Shivraj Singh Chouhan says no arrests will be made under amended SC/ST Act without probe
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Amid protests, Shivraj Singh Chouhan says no arrests will be made under amended SC/ST Act without probe

Chouhan was replying to a query on the protests in the state against the Parliament clearing the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 in August restoring some stringent provisions of the Act.

UP govt's decision to release Bhim Army chief early may be part of strategy to wean SC community away from BSP
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UP govt's decision to release Bhim Army chief early may be part of strategy to wean SC community away from BSP

The Bhim Army founder has in the past voiced his dissatisfaction with the BSP supremo while praising party founder Kanshi Ram in the same breath.

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre on pleas challenging new amendments in SC/ST Act
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Supreme Court seeks response from Centre on pleas challenging new amendments in SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court was hearing pleas which alleged that both Houses of Parliament had "arbitrarily" decided to amend the law and restored previous provisions in such a manner so that an innocent cannot avail the right of anticipatory bail.

Union minister Ramdas Athawale to move Supreme Court over usage of 'Dalit' to refer to Scheduled Castes
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Union minister Ramdas Athawale to move Supreme Court over usage of 'Dalit' to refer to Scheduled Castes

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had earlier suggested that the media use the word “Scheduled Castes (SC)”, in order to comply with he Bombay High Court's directions.

I&B Ministry's 'Dalit' diktat: If democracy is to prevail, nomenclature must be protected, used and disseminated widely
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I&B Ministry's 'Dalit' diktat: If democracy is to prevail, nomenclature must be protected, used and disseminated widely

Dalit is an anti-caste spirit imperative for the creation of nation based on equality, liberty and fraternity.

Months before I&B ministry advisory, Centre told states to avoid word ‘Dalit’ in official docs; seen as move to ‘suppress’ unrest
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Months before I&B ministry advisory, Centre told states to avoid word ‘Dalit’ in official docs; seen as move to ‘suppress’ unrest

The NDA government has asked state and Central departments to avoid the nomenclature 'Dalit' when describing members belonging to Scheduled Castes for all official transactions.

I&B ministry advises TV channels not to use the word 'Dalit', urges them to say 'Scheduled Caste' instead
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I&B ministry advises TV channels not to use the word 'Dalit', urges them to say 'Scheduled Caste' instead

The advisory urges channels that they may refrain from using the term 'Dalit' while referring to people belonging to Scheduled Castes.

SC's effort to dilute Atrocities Act fraught with blind spots, threatened to do Dalits yet another injustice
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SC's effort to dilute Atrocities Act fraught with blind spots, threatened to do Dalits yet another injustice

Most of us can never understand the plight of the lakhs of Dalits and therefore can never convince ourselves with a valid justification of the Atrocities Act

Delhi High Court dismisses appeal of 15 convicted of killing Dalits in Haryana's Mirchpur village
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Delhi High Court dismisses appeal of 15 convicted of killing Dalits in Haryana's Mirchpur village

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the appeal of 15 persons belonging to the dominant Jat community against their conviction and sentencing in a case of burning alive a 70-year-old Dalit man and his physically-challenged daughter at Mirchpur village in Haryana's Hisar district in 2010.