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J'khand Civil Service Exam Irregularities: BJP Creates Ruckus In Assembly, CM Attacks 'Manuwadi' Mindset

Dec 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Soren, however, said, "There has been no interference from the government (in conducting examinations).

Tribal Body Urges Shah To Look Into Repressions On Chakmas

Nov 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The CDFI in a memorandum submitted to Shah on Friday cautioned against the "growing alienation of the Chakmas from the Bharatiya Janata Party as a result of repression on them in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura and Mizoram".


Akhilesh’s Strategy: Wean Back Most Backward Castes From BJP, But Will That Be Easy?

Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to the BSP to a reasonable extent in 2007, gradually shifted to the BJP over the last seven years.

Covid-19 May Wipe Out Andaman Tribes If Utmost Precaution Not Taken, Scientists Warn

Oct 13, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

A group of 11 scientists from 13 institutions across the world have sounded the alarm based on the genomic analysis of Indian populations.


Centre Finds Caste Census Of Backward Classes Administratively Difficult, Tells SC

In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said that caste enumeration in Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 was “fraught” with mistakes and inaccuracies.

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24 September, 2021

Caste Census Won’t Breed Casteism: Union Minister Athawale

Preetha Nair

'Atrocities are still happening against backward communities. Though there have been government interventions to end caste- based discriminations from the society, we are yet to see any positive result.', said Ramdas Athawale


15 September, 2021

Bengal Assistance Scheme For Women: Govt Issues Record 8.5 Lakh Caste Certificates In 45 Days

Outlook Web Bureau

This huge number of certificates were issued following a flood of applications triggered by the Bengal CM's scheme for monthly financial assistance to female heads of families, named Lakshmir Bhandar.


20 July, 2021

Oxfam: Only 25.9 Percent SC ST Households Have Access To Non-Shared Sanitation Facilities

Outlook Web Desk

'Data shows that 65.7 per cent of households belonging to the general category have access to improved, non-shared sanitation facilities, while only 25.9 per cent scheduled tribes households have improved, non-shared sanitation facilities,' the report said.


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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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