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Nov 12, 2019
Guru Nanak's langar and legacy: Tracing the origin of the practice, what it says about his commitment to inclusionThe practice of langar, whereby Sikh gurdwaras around the world serve free food and the poor and hungry can eat there as often as they want, emerged because of Guru Nanak's failure as a merchant. It is an embodiment of his compassion and rejection of caste
Oct 31, 2019
Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremonyEvery year, Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Sep 03, 2018
Alumni appalled by IIM-A's rejection of 'quota' in FPM course, call it 'violation of law' and against spirit of 'social justice'The plea, filed by the Global IIM Alumni Network, sought to further a case for “social justice” in education by advocating that IIM-Ahmedabad, like its sister institutions in Lucknow and Bengaluru, apportion a fixed number of seats for applicants from SC, ST and OBC categories.
Jul 31, 2018
Punjab cabinet approves restoration of reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC) state government employeesIn a reprieve to the state government employees belonging to Scheduled Castes, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the proposal for restoration of the reservation of 14 percent to Scheduled Caste (SC) employees in Group-A and Group-B and 20 percent in Group-C and Group-D services for filling up the vacancies by promotion.
Feb 14, 2018
How an organisation called Evidence is fighting against 'honour killings', by aiding victims in legal casesEvidence's Founding Executive Director Kathir @ Vincent Raj talks about the complexities of honour killing cases, and the strong hold that caste continues to have on the people of Tamil Nadu | #FirstCulture
Feb 12, 2018
South Africa to launch new banknotes in Nelson Mandela's remembrance on his 100th birth anniversaryThe South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said on Sunday it will launch a set of commemorative banknotes in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela's centenary
Dec 07, 2017
Narendra Modi hails BR Ambedkar's social and democratic principles, attacks Congress for suppressing his legacyPaying rich tribute to the father of the Indian Constitution Babasaheb Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that his government is working towards fulfilling Ambedkar's idea of a social justice.
Oct 26, 2017
Rajasthan Assembly passes bill raising reservation for OBCs to 26 percent; move to benefit GujjarsRajasthan Assembly passed a bill to raise reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from 21 percent to 26 percent with a voice vote
Aug 01, 2017
Ramdas Athawale says issue of Vande Mataram is an attempt to cause feud among communitiesUnion minister Ramdas Athawale has said there was nothing wrong if one didn't recite the national song Vande Mataram.
Apr 01, 2017
People can be arrested for 'looking poor' in most parts of IndiaThe act of begging is a crime in 20 states and two union territories of India, reflecting society’s embarrassment at manifest poverty.