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Why Poor Students Face Discrimination On Rich Campuses

Nov 04, 2019 Saikat Majumdar

As India builds more private universities that attract the well-heeled, socially disadvantaged students face newer forms of inequity.

Dalit Official In UP Resigns After DM Passes Casteist Remark Against Him

Oct 01, 2019 IANS

Ballia's District Magistrate Bhawani Singh Khangraut, however, has denied the allegation. saying he had not misbehaved with the officer.


Allahabad High Court Strikes Down CM Yogi's Move To Shift 17 OBCs To SC List

The government's move was apparently aimed at wooing these communities ahead of by-elections to 12 Assembly seats.

Dalit Journalist Accuses BBC Hindi Of Caste Discrimination, Mental Torture: Report

Aug 14, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Meena Kotwal, a Dalit journalist, said she had discussed the matter with BBC Hindi editor and the editor of Indian Languages and was assured the situation would improve.


Schools Making Students Wear Caste Wristbands In Tamil Nadu, Govt Orders Strict Action

The Director of School Education has directed officials to identify schools in their districts where such discrimination is practised, besides initiating severe action.

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04 August, 2019

Today's Politics Infatuated With Hatred...Want To Step Back: Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

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Expressing unhappiness over the current state of politics, the JDS leader-H D Kumaraswamy-said it was not good for people as it was dominated by hatred and caste.


15 July, 2019

Husband Of BJP MLA's Daughter Beaten Up Outside Allahabad High Court, Claims Lawyer

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The couple had moved the court demanding protection from the "goons" of Sakshi's father Rajesh Mishra, a BJP legislator from Bareilly.


01 July, 2019

Mayawati Slams UP Govt Over Inclusion Of 17 OBCs In SC List, Calls It 'Unconstitutional'

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Mayawati also alleged that the order had been issued keeping in view the upcoming bypolls in the state and appealed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to immediately withdraw it.


30 May, 2019

Mumbai Crime Branch To Take Over Probe In Dalit Doctor's Suicide Case

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Considering the seriousness and importance of the case, the investigation has been transferred to the crime branch, Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Singte said.


30 May, 2019

Mumbai Doctor Suicide: Murder Suspected After Post-mortem Reveals Ligature Mark On Neck

Outlook Web Bureau

Under 'provisional cause of death', the post-mortem report stated 'evidence of ligature mark over the neck.'


29 May, 2019

Three Mumbai Doctors Arrested In Connection With Abetting Suicide Of Junior Colleague

Outlook Web Bureau

Mumbai Police arrested two more absconder accused lady doctors in connection with the abetment of suicide of a medico Payal Tadvi.


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29 April, 2019

Don't Know Modi's Caste: Priyanka Gandhi On PM's 'Politics Of Caste' Jibe

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Speaking to reporters in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, the Congress general secretary said she doesn't know Modi's caste.


11 March, 2019

Ananth Kumar Hegde Calls Rahul Gandhi 'Hybrid', Asks Him To Give DNA Proof Of Being Brahmin

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Ananth Kumar Hegde is the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and five-time Lok Sabha member from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka


25 February, 2019

'Denied CM's Post Thrice Because I Am Dalit', Says Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara

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Parameshwara alleged that some people wanted to suppress him politically.


11 February, 2019

BJP MP From Betul In Trouble Over Falsifying Caste Certificate

Outlook Web Bureau

She had got elected on the caste certificate of 'Gond Scheduled Tribe'. A state government panel has found Dhurve's caste to be 'indisputably Bisen/Pawar', which is not notified as a Scheduled Tribe (ST) in Madhya Pradesh.


23 January, 2019

Sushil Kumar Modi Says Centre Will Conduct Caste-Wise Census In 2021

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during his weekly Lok Samvad programme on January 21, had also favoured caste-wise census in 2021.


18 December, 2018

UP Panel Suggests Limiting OBC Quota For Yadavs, Kurmis To 7%

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Backward Welfare Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has said that if the recommendations of the panel are not made applicable before Lok Sabha elections of 2019, he will launch a mass agitation starting December 24.


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01 December, 2018

Caste System Didn't Exist During Ramayana: Satyapal Singh On Yogi's Dalit Hanuman Remark

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Udit Raj, on the other hand, had stated that caste is being directly addressed because it influences election and voting patterns.


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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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