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Ashok Gehlot Asserts The Love Of Rajasthani's Made Him Chief Minister And Not His Caste

Dec 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The government led by Gehlot had faced a crisis last year after the then deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 Congress MLAs had revolted against his leadership.

Bowing To Day-Long Protests, Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur Announces Setting Up Commission For Upper Castes

Dec 10, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Commission, to be named as ‘Samanya Varg Aayog’, will be formalised through a legislative enactment when the Himachal Pradesh assembly meets next in February-March 2021 for the budget session of the House.


Mayawati Slams Samajwadi Party For Being 'Contemptuous' Of Dalits

The BSP Chief has accused the Samajwadi Party of being disrespectful towards great men from the Dalit community.

Yuvraj Singh Arrested In Yuzvendra Chahal Casteist Remarks Case, Released On Bail

Oct 17, 2021 PTI

Yuvraj Singh has already apologised for his comment on Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat with Rohit Sharma.


Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

In the final part of her four-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami draws conclusions from her in-depth report from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.

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16 October, 2021

The Long March To Freedom

Meena Kandasamy

In the third part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.


16 October, 2021

Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Meena Kandasamy

In the second part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.


16 October, 2021

The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

Meena Kandasamy

In which, poet and activist Meena Kandasami visits Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media


15 October, 2021

‘Follow Sardar Patel, Don’t Let Castes And Religion Turn Into Hindrance For You’: PM Modi To People

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people of the country to follow the footsteps of India’s ‘Iron Man’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.


02 October, 2021

Mihir Bhoj Statue Row: BJP And UP CM Insulted Our Dignity, Lament Gurjar Leaders

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The recent Mihir Bhoj statue row has further widened the differences between Gurjars and Rajput communities.


17 August, 2021

Uttarakhand Plans To drop ‘East Pakistan’ Term From Caste Certificates Of Bengali Migrants

Outlook Web Bureau

It fulfils a long-standing demand by members of the displaced Bengali community settled mostly in Udham Singh Nagar district.


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12 August, 2021

As Politics Over OBCs Hots Up In Odisha, BJD Seeks Law To End 50% Cap On Reservation

Sandeep Sahu

Odisha is among the few states which are yet to accord 27% reservation to OBCs because of the 50% cap imposed by the apex court in the Indra Sawhney case.


12 August, 2021

‘Rajnath Singh Promised Caste Census In 2018, Why Backtrack Now?' NDA Allies Up The Ante

Preetha Nair

The central government’s negative response to a caste-based census has angered its important constituents


07 August, 2021

Rani Rampal Condemns Alleged Casteist Slurs Hurled At Vandana Katariya's Family, Says 'It Is So Shameful'

PTI

The family of Vandana Katariya, who scored four goals during the Olympics, were at the receiving end of allegedly casteist slurs from few people


24 June, 2021

Top Gurjar Leader Issues Threat To Akshay Kumar Over Movie ‘Prithviraj’

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Call Prithviraj Chauhan a Gurjar king or face dire consequences, says top Gurjar leader


25 May, 2021

Gujarat Caste Violence: Dalit Man Attacked For ‘Sporting A Long Moustache’

Outlook Web Bureau

Three people have been arrested in connection with the case, police said


13 April, 2021

Covid-19 Hits Maternal Care, Underlines Gender Divide

Poonam Muttreja

The status of women in their families is a key factor in maternal health, besides poverty, caste, education and nutrition


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20 March, 2021

Maratha Quota Case: Where Is Equality If There Is No Limit To Reservations, Asks SC

Outlook Web Bureau

The SC made the observation while hearing pleas challenging the Bombay HC verdict which upheld the grant of quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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