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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.
Dec 20, 2016
Wiping out manual scavenging top priority of Modi govt: Amit ShahWiping out the "curse" of manual scavenging is the "top most priority" of the Centre, BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday.
Dec 17, 2016
Parliament clears Disabilities Bill 2014, but are women benefitting from this?With debates over demonetisation and corruption dominating the Winter Session of the Rajya Sabha, the chances of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill (2014) being discussed by the Upper House were looking slim.