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Ransacking of Dalit Houses: In Yamunanagar village, Dalits, Rajputs reach peace agreement

 Chandigarh:  A former village sarpanch Shyam Singh, who was leading the Dalits in the negotiations with Rajputs, told The Indian Express that the compromise between Dalits and Rajputs took place in the presence of police and civil administration officials. After ...

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The fire next time

Dalit protests; Recent debate on the Atrocities Act should factor in the milieu that marginalises Dalits at every step. Those who purvey the myth that caste is no longer a factor in determining the chances one gets in life are ...

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Dalit attack: NHRC notice to CS, DGP

Jaipur: Taking a suo motu cognizance in the matter in which a Dalit family was allegedly attacked in Bhilwara district in a wedding procession by upper caste villagers, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the chief secretary and ...

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Dalit man forced to drink urine in UP: ‘They dragged him, kept saying whose backing do they have, govt is ours’

Badaun: Ashok Kumar Sharma said the four accused, who were arrested Monday, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody and the then SHO of the Hazratpur police station has been suspended for not “acting swiftly” on April 23. Unaware of the ...

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Dalit’s beating clip goes viral as Gujarat celebrates Founding Day

Dwarka: About a year and a half after the infamous Una Dalit flogging case, an assault on a Dalit villager in Saurashtra region of Gujarat went viral on the social media on Tuesday, the Founding Day of the western state. In ...

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‘Ye Sarkar Humari Hai’, Shouted Upper Caste Thakurs as They Forced Dalit Man to Drink Urine

Badaun;  A Dalit was brutally thrashed and forced to drink urine allegedly by four upper caste Thakurs of Azampur Bisauriya in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. The four persons had reportedly asked agricultural labour Sitaram Valimiki, who had gone to harvest ...

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Mysuru: Election commission officials stall Dalit groups’ seminar; may take action against organizer after verifying event footage

MYSURU: The election commission officials stalled a seminar on ‘Save Constitution’ which was organized by the Federation of Progressive Dalit Organizations at Mysuru in Karnataka on Saturday. During the program when Kannada Development Authority chairman SG Siddaramaiah was delivering his ...

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Murder of Bhavnagar Dalit youth: No arrest yet, police bank on narco test

GUJRAT: Sources said that police have recovered a dhariyu (a sharp-edged weapon with curved blade attacked to a long handle) and a blood-stained shirt from a place around 2.5 km away from the scene of crime. A MONTH ON, police ...

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Two communities clash over Dalit groom riding horse in Bhilwara

AJMER: Bhilwara police on Monday arrested seven people of Goverdhanpura village who forced a Dalit groom to step down from a horse at his wedding procession in Hatai(Panchayat centre) of the village. There was a clash on this matter in which four people ...

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UP: Four upper caste farmers arrested for allegedly assaulting Dalit man, forcing him to drink urine

Sitaram Valmiki had reportedly refused to harvest their crops. Uttar Pradesh (Badaun): The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested four upper-caste farmers in Badaun for allegedly assaulting a Dalit man and forcing him to drink his urine after he refused ...

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Dalits seek restoration of assigned land

VISAKHAPATNAM: Dalits from K. Santapalem revenue village from K. Kotapadu met District Collector Pravin Kumar here on Monday and submitted a memorandum demanding that the land that was assigned to them in 1978 be restored. According to the dalits, as ...

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For Jind rally, Haryana Dalit groups invite Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani, a Dalit activist and an Independent MLA from Gujarat, is likely to address a rally of Dalits at Jind in Haryana on March 18. Jignesh Mevani, a Dalit activist and an Independent MLA from Gujarat, is likely to ...

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Protesters seek arrest of villager

BATHINDA: The members of Punjab Khet Mazdoor Unionheld a protest outside Lakhewali police station in Bathinda district, alleging no action was taken against a Khunde Halal village resident for making casteist remarks against two Dalit women. They said two Dalit women had gone ...

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Land grab, atrocity case: KolarMLA’s bail application rejected

KOLAR: The additional district and sessions court here has rejected the anticipatory bail application of Kolar MLA Varthur Prakash against whom a FIR was filed in connection with charges of land grab and atrocity on Dalits. Dalit woman Channamma, a ...

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Himachal Dalit students discrimination: Headmaster, 4 teachers found guilty; booked

An inquiry ordered by Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus confirmed that they practised caste discrimination against Dalit students during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ last week. An FIR was lodged against the headmaster of Government High School, Chestha, four ...

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Apparel City employee narrates her tales of horror

VISAKHAPATNAM: Accuses GM, seven others of sexually harassing her “I was sexually harassed systematically by eight men from the day I joined my organisation in 2012. And in October last year, I was raped by the general manager of the ...

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Dalit groups bracefor showdown

GUNTUR: Police deny permission for public meeting Dalit organisations are bracing themselves for a showdown with police after the latter refused permission to hold a protest meet on February 23 at the LEM school grounds. A group of 25 organisations ...

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Dalit man pushes ailing wife into river before jumping to death

Shahjahanpur: In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old Dalit man pushed his wife, a TB patient, into the Gomti river and later jumped into the river in Khuthar area of Shahjahanpur on Wednesday evening. While police have managed to recover the ...

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Special funds sought for SC/STs

CDS wants TS model followed HYDERABAD: Centre for Dalit Studies on Wednesday made a representation to the chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Castes Ramshankar Katheria, requesting for adaptation of SC/ST Development Fund in all other states and at national ...

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33 Dalits consigned to refugee camp for 15 months in Patan

AHMEDABAD: In Patan district, where Dalit activist Bhanu Vankar set himself ablaze to move the state government from its inertia, 33 Dalits have been living at a ‘refugee’ camp on the premises of a community hall for 15 months after being forced ...

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In Bihar, a land programme for Dalits improved many lives – until Nitish Kumar allied with the BJP

His government has eased off on Dakhal Dehani, which seeks to help Dalits reclaim their occupied land, allegedly to please his ally’s upper caste support base. It took the Baitha family in Chakniya village of Chakia block in Bihar’s East ...

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Ensure the Dalit voice is not stifled: Amnesty tells Indian states

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS): Day after a Dalit activist immolated himself in Gujarat, Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the state governments to ensure Dalit protestors are not denied their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. “Gujarat authorities have ...

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SC admonishes Maharashtra Police for not doing enough to arrest Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote

Maharashtra: ‘Should we hold the investigation now?’ Justices Kurian Joseph and Mohan M Shantanagoudar asked the state government’s counsel. The Supreme Court on Tuesday reprimanded the Maharashtra Police for not doing enough to arrest Milind Ekbote, who is accused of ...

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Rohith Vemula’s mother says she will accept compensation of Rs 8 lakh from Hyderabad University

Radhika Vemula said she had earlier refused to accept the money because she erroneously believed it was being offered at the behest of the varsity’s VC. Deceased University of Hyderabad scholar Rohith Vemula’s mother on Tuesday said she had decided ...

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Two dalit families get land allotment letters in Patan

Palanpur: The state government on Tuesday issued land allotment orders to two Dalit families in Dudhkha village of Patan district. With Dalit fury raging in north Gujarat and Ahmedabad following the self-immolation of 65-year-old activist Bhanubhai Vankar, the government wasted ...

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SI, head constable suspended in Dalit man’s custodial death

SHAHJAHANPUR: Lakhimpur Kheri superintendent of police(SP) S Chinappa has suspended sub inspector Ashok Tripathiand head constable Radhe Lal for “negligence” after a 40-year-old man died in police custody on February 15. Earlier, the SP had shunted Kheri police station SHO Shamsher Bahadur Singh to ...

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Uttar Pradesh: 14-year-old dalit girl gangraped

Banda (UP): A 14-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped in a village under Atarra police station area here, the police said today. The girl had gone out on Saturday night to attend nature’s call when two youth allegedly abducted ...

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No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum

RUKUM: Rukum was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on December 22, 2014, after the successful construction of toilets in 97 percent of the houses and dozens of public areas. However, the locals of three Dalit communities of Athbiskot Municipality ...

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Government orders probe into Dalit students segregation at telecast of Modi’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’

In an alleged handwritten anonymous complaint purportedly written by students alleged that they also faced “caste discrimination” during midday meals Shimla: Taking cognizance of social media reports that Dalit students of a government school in Kullu district were segregated at ...

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Land of injustice

A tragedy, the self-immolation of Bhanuprasad Vankar, a 61-year-old Dalit activist in Patan, last week, has brought the issue of landlessness among Dalits into focus. Vankar, a leader of the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, is said to have taken the ...

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‘Living illiterate, dying early’: UN report highlights plight of India’s poor and Dalit women

A crucial part of the report illustrates the compounding effect of wealth and location in widening gender gap. At least 80 per cent of the women in the poorest 20 per cent in the country are illiterate, a report from ...

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Bad news for BJP: The Dalit upsurge in Gujarat is only going to grow

The developments in Gujarat after the self-immolation by the Dalit rights activist Bhanubhai Vankar have a strong political message. The message is that the Dalit land rights issue has assumed the proportion of a cluster bomb that has the potential ...

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RSS hoardings which called Dalits ‘untouchable’ brought down after protest

MEERUT: A group of Dalits tore down hoardings put up for RSS mega convention Rashtrodyacalling the contents derogatory to the community. Dalitleaders who took out a march were protesting against a line in the hoardings which said “Just as the likes of Vashishtha, ...

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Dalits in Mehsana village face social boycott

AHMEDABAD: Seven dalit families have been subjected to social boycott in Mahiyal village of Kheralu taluka of Mehsana district after an adult dalit boy eloped and married an adult girl from an OBC community in the same village on January 1 this year. The girl (23) ...

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Civil Society Members Sign Letter Calling for Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad’s Release

‘The violent crackdown on the legitimate work of the Bhim Army bodes ill for our democracy,’ reads the statement in support of the Dalit leader. Several civil society members and organisations in Mumbai on Sunday signed a statement calling for ...

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Literature a platform to question injustice, says writer

Inaugurates literary meet on the sidelines of South Indian Cultural Fest A writer is someone who fights the unfair social practices, said Tamil writer Perumal Murugan here on Saturday. Opening a literary meet on the sidelines of the South Indian ...

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Dalit ire at RSS ‘untouchables’

Lucknow: Dalits have objected to the identification of some saints as “untouchables” in hoardings for an RSS programme to be organised in Meerut from February 25. The hoardings, announcing the Rashtrodya Samagam (Nation Awakening Meet), have been put up all over ...

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Gujarat dalit activist’s death: Funeral held after govt gives assurance of land allotment

In a letter to the family, signed by Gandhinagar District Collector Satish Patel and Superintendent of Police Virendra Yadav, the government assured to the family that the possession of land already allocated to Dalits will be handed over in the ...

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No toilets for Dalits in ODF Rukum

RUKUM, Feb 20: Rukum was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on December 22, 2014, after the successful construction of toilets in 97 percent of the houses and dozens of public areas. However, the locals of three Dalit communities of ...

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Government orders probe into Dalit students segregation at telecast of Modi’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’

In an alleged handwritten anonymous complaint purportedly written by students alleged that they also faced “caste discrimination” during midday meals Shimla: Taking cognizance of social media reports that Dalit students of a government school in Kullu district were segregated at ...

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Land of injustice

New Dalit movements see landlessness in the context of the caste question. The state must address the issue A tragedy, the self-immolation of Bhanuprasad Vankar, a 61-year-old Dalit activist in Patan, last week, has brought the issue of landlessness among ...

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Documentary highlights NRK salve on Dalits

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If a kindly engineer made the world realize that children of the Dalit colony of Kongapadam in Palakkad are no lesser students, it is the turn of Dalit activist and documentary maker Rupesh Kumar to show how it all happened. ...

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Mumbai civil society members sign statement calling for Dalit activist Chandrashekhar Azad’s release

The Bhim Army chief, who was the key accused in the Saharanpur violence in 2017, was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in November. Several civil society members and organisations in Mumbai on Sunday signed a statement calling for ...

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Dalit students in Himachal school told to sit outside, watch PM Modi’s ‘Pariksha par Charcha’

The courtyard where the Dalit students were made to sit was unkept and apparently used for cattles and horses. The Dalit students were told to not to leave the place midway as this would make them lose marks from their ...

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‘Focus on fight against caste’

Kancha Ilaiah addresses seminar in connection with CPI(M) State meet KERALA, THRISSUR :Communists should focus on fight against caste like the struggle against class, said eminent Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah. Addressing a seminar on ‘Caste System and Indian Society’, organised ...

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Teachers up in arms against Mahabubnagar DEO

Telangana, Mahabubnagar: Dissent among Dalit Bahujan teachers in Mahabubnagar district which started two months ago after a Dalit teacher Raghunandan committed suicide, is snowballing into a revolt against Somi Reddy, DEO of Mahabubnagar. Teachers from the Dalit community said the DEO ...

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Dalit protests over activist death spread in Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani detained

While city Crime Branch officials claimed that Mevani did “not behave properly” with the police during his detention, the MLA tweeted that he was pulled out of a car by police in a “very uncivilised manner”. GUJRAT: As protests over ...

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Dalit activist’s death triggers stir

Gujrat: As the protests triggered by self immolation of 60-year-old Dalit activist Bhanu Vankar intensified, the Gujarat police on Sunday detained Dalit activist and Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani apnd Congress legislator Naushad Solanki while they were on their way to ...

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Best time for SC/ST youth to go for start ups: Milind Kamble

“THE mixed economy module adopted by India after its Independence had come out with bankruptcy, and we were compelled to adapt to the new economic reforms era,” Padma Shri Milind Kamble, Founder Chairman of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce ...

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Gujarat Dalit suicide: Protesters hold rally, block roads; Jignesh Mevani detained

Bhanubhai Vanakar, who had been agitating to get land alloted to two Dalit labourers in Patan district’s Dudhka village, had on Thursday set himself ablaze at the collector’s office. Parts of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Patan were brought to a standstill ...

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‘I know how elections work, our people do sell out’

JV Pawar, who helped fire up the Dalit Panther movement in the ’70s, talks about Bhima Koregaon and the conundrum of electoral politics for Dalits. The general secretary of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, and one of the founders of the Dalit ...

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Minor ‘kidnapped, raped’ in city

VISAKHAPATNAM: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a painter in the Arilova area in the city. The 22-year old accused, who is known to the victim, reportedly kidnapped her and allegedly raped her, a couple of days ago. ...

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Bengaluru manual scavenging deaths: Owner of restaurant arrested

Bengaluru: Three days after two men died while cleaning a septic tank of Yumlok, a restaurant in AECS Layout in Bengaluru, the police arrested its owner, Avinash Gupta, on Saturday. He was on the run since February 13. This comes after ...

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Jignesh Mevani, others detained ahead of Ahmedabad rally

Gujarat: Dalit activist Bhanu Vankar’s death triggers protests in north Gujarat Gujarat police on Sunday detained Dalit activist and Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani as he was on his way to a rally in Ahmedabad to protest against the death of Dalit ...

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Karnataka: Two held for gang rape of Dalit woman

MANGALURU: Uppinangady police on Saturday arrested two people who allegedly gang-raped a Dalit woman at Uppinangady police station limits. The arrested have been identified as Dhananjay (26), an autorickshaw driver,  and Kushalappa (24), working for a private firm, both are ...

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Dalit women are top victims of domestic violence; more women justify husband beating wife than men: GoI report

A Government of India (GoI) report, likely to create a major flutter among sociologists, women’s rights activists and feminists, as also those claiming to be Dalit and tribal rights activists, has said that a whopping 24.6% scheduled caste (SC) women ...

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Immolation by Dalit activist sparks protests

AHMEDABAD: The death of Dalit activist, Bhanubhai Vankar, who set himself ablaze outside the Collector’s office in Patan protesting the delay in allotment of land to a Dalit family, triggered protests in north Gujarat. Thousands of people came out to block ...

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‘Attacks on Dalits rampant under NDA rule’

Activists take out protest rally ANDHRA PRADESH (VIJAYAWADA): Hundreds of Dalit and Dalit Christians from across the State, affiliated to the All India Dalit Rights Federation, took out a rally from Tummalapalli Kalakshetram to Dharna Chowk here and held a meeting ...

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Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows

More research is needed to determine the nutritional quality of the milk. The first scientific case study has been published describing how a US transgender woman was able to breastfeed her adopted infant by taking hormones that induce lactation. But ...

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Trans woman ‘denied job at Air India’ for fourth time asks Indian President for ‘mercy killing’

The woman has appealed to the government to end her life after facing acute discrimination on several occasions A transgender woman who was denied the opportunity to work for Air India four times has asked the country’s president to allow ...

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CMC accused of getting manual scavenging done by pourakarmikas

KARNATAKA (KOLAR ): A prominent activist working among scavengers and pourakarmikas has alleged that Kolar City Municipal Council (CMC) officials have forced some workers to clean an underground drainage pit manually. The CMC commissioner S.A. Ramprakash had forced eight Dalit workers ...

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Ahmedabad: Dalit activist who set self ablaze dies, probe ordered

Calling it a “government murder”, members of the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) on Friday warned authorities in a press release that they will “block” the Ahmedabad-Mehsana highway if those involved in the “murder”of Bhanu Vankar (61) were not identified ...

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Dalit lorry driver killed by Tamil Nadu Special Forces in custody, alleges family

Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu): On the evening of February 12, Suresh, 33, from Gandhi Nagar, Orikkai, in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu, a lorry driver by profession was called by one of the lorry owners. After he left for work, his 26-year-old ...

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Minority commission official receives petitions from dalits

Tirupur: The national commission for scheduled castes (NCSC) vice-chairperson L Murugan received grievance petitions from dalits at KVR Nagar and Nallur in the city on Friday. He was accompanied by collector KS Palanisamy. Many people requested him to address various ...

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Dalits cast out of their homes in biting cold

Himachal Pradesh High Court Evicted from their houses on the orders of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, six Dalit families of Palampur in Kangra district could not protect themselves or the children from biting cold as locals prevented them from ...

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Dalit law student murder case: Main accused arrested; iron rod, bricks used in attack recovered

With this, all four accused in the case have been arrested. Vijay Shankar Singh, a travelling ticket examiner in the Railways, was on the run since the assault on Allahabad Degree College student Dileep Saroj outside a restaurant. The main ...

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Dalit teen gang-raped in Firozabad district

Agra/Firozabad: A Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped in a remote village of Firozabad district on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old girl belonging to a village under Pachokara police jurisdiction was heading to the fields to relieve herself when she was allegedly ...

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Dalit woman hacked to death with axe in broad daylight

‘She told me about the threats… but I couldn’t save her,’ said brother of the 22-year-old woman Delhi: For four days, Rohit’s 22-year-old sister kept telling him about the death threats she had been receiving. “She told me he had threatened ...

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Dalit woman gang raped; boyfriend breaks ties after impregnating

MANGALURU: A Dalit woman has complained that she was gang-raped by three men. She is now pregnant. The 24-year-old woman has said the trio included her boyfriend, who encouraged his two friends to sexually exploit her. Though the gang rape took place ...

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TDWN seeks 50% budget for uplift of dalit women

Telangana: Dalit Women Network (TDWN) has demanded that the State Government take initiative for development of women and children belonging to Dalit communities. There are lots of gaps in the implementation of SCP and TSP, it added. Speaking to mediapersons ...

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Dalit activist immolates self, critical

PALANPUR: A 65-year-old Dalit rights activist Bhanubhai Vankar sustained critical burn injuries after he immolated himself in Patan collectorate campus on Thursday over regularizing of encroached agricultural land. Another Dalit man Ramabhai also attempted immolation but was prevented by police personnel present there. According to police, ...

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NSA against dalit student’s killers

LUCKNOW: The government said on Thursday that National Security Act (NSA) will be slapped on those accused of killing dalit student Dilip Saroj in Allahabad. Announcing the decision in the Vidhan Parishad, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said that the state government would provide adequate security to ...

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Sevalal bust leads to tension in Chamanal

KARNATAKA: The police had to resort to a mild lathi-charge to disperse people from Banjara, Valmiki, Dalit and Kuruba communities who were engaged in a verbal clash after the erection of a bust of Saint Sevalal by the Banjara community on ...

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Jignesh Mevani calls for Patan Bandh, Dalit bodies want CM to resign

Jignesh Mevani and other Dalit organisations have called for a Patan bandh on Thursday after a Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar set himself on fire outside the collectorate. Vankar set himself on fire after failing to secure land for two Dalit ...

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2.6 million dry toilets and 13,384 manual scavengers. Do the math

#GenderAnd: The law against manual scavenging can be successfully implemented if the State accepts that the practise of manual scavenging exists. The media has finally started to report on manual scavengers suffocating to death in sewage holes, but a story ...

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On average, a Dalit woman dies 14 years younger than one from upper caste: UN report

About Dalit women in India, the UN report notes that the age at death is lower even when they experience similar mortality-related factors as higher-caste women. A woman’s caste in India can increase her exposure to mortality as a result ...

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‘Demolish Santhaiyur wall’

Activists claim caste discrimination is behind the erection of the wall MADURAI:A group of research students and activists, part of the Academic Circle for Arunthathiyars’ Action, who recently visited Santhaiyur village here, have demanded the demolition of the controversial ‘discriminatory’ ...

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HC seeks govt reply on objections to transgender policy

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday gave two weeks time to Law Department to respond to the objections raised by stakeholders to the state draft policy for transgender community. Hearing a PIL on transgender community, the division bench comprising ...

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Delhi Cops To Cancel 400 temporary, 150 permanent Firecracker Licenses

The Delhi Police will cancel around 400 temporary firecracker licenses and 150 permanent ones after the Supreme Court passed an order banning their sale till November 1 in the Delhi-NCR region. The police will also issue advertisements announcing the cancellation ...

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Delhi teen dies in car crash while returning from birthday party

Priya Shukla, student of class 12, was returning with her three friends from a birthday party. Two of the ‘friends’ fled after the mishap. A 17-year-old girl returning from a birthday party was killed when her car, overspeeding on the ...

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Delhi Man Orders 166 Phones Online, Dupes E-tailer of Rs 50 Lakh Claiming Refund

New Delhi: A 21-year-old man in Delhi had ordered 166 mobile phones from Amazon between April and May and claimed refunds amounting to Rs 50 lakh from the e-commerce giant, saying he received an empty box. Police have arrested two ...

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Periyar’s Blinkers Made Him See Only the Brahmin Hegemon, None Else

Tamil Nadu’s public institutions have been exorcised of the Brahmin ghost and are now ruled by non-brahmins and non-Dalits. It is to hide this that a fake Brahmin-ghost is continuously being exorcised. P.A. Krishnan is an author in both English and Tamil. ...

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No Money For Fee, Medical Student Has Been Home For A Year. She Needs Help

Sukanya says her family lives in a rented home and nobody offers them a loan as they don’t have any property to pledge. She now seeks help, or even a loan to get back to college. B Sukanya, a 23-year-old ...

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President Donald Trump moves from ‘AfPak’ to ‘AfPakIndia’

The six-pillar strategy shifts the perspective from which the US sees Afghanistan. From “AfPak,” an abbreviation that referred to the Afghanistan-Pakistan twinning that characterized Barack Obama’s take on the region, Donald Trump has changed this to “AfPakIndia.” US president Donald ...

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Ahead of MSG verdict in sexual harassment case, Haryana govt want law and order

The Haryana government today urged the Dera Sacha Sauda followers to help in maintain law and order in the state in the view of a court’s judgment in a sexual exploitation case against the Dera chief on August 25. The ...

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HC seeks explanation from 3 judges for orders against Huda despite stay

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court has sought explanation from Ambala additional district judge Purushottam Kumarand Fatehabad additional district judge Rajinder Singh Dhanda for taking coercive steps against the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) for recovery of compensation amount for farmers despite its stay ...

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‘How It Will Implement, Monitor Mid-Day Meals’: Supreme Court Asks Government

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and states how were they monitoring the implementation and hygiene of the mid-day meal schemes in government schools across the country. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y ...

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Telangana couple tops Jharkhand’s list of most wanted left-wing extremists

While Sudhakaran, a central committee member of the banned People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army, commands a cash reward of Rs 25 lakh, Nilima has a price of Rs 10 lakh on her head. Marriage is not the only factor that unites ...

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Chhattisgarh: Woman delivers baby in open ground as health centre fails to open on time

New Delhi: In yet another incident, a woman in Chhattisgarh delivered a child in an open ground on Monday as the primary health centre had not opened for the day. The incident took place in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district, reported ANI. ...

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Cow deaths in Chhattisgarh: As tale of corruption unfolds, Congress prepares stand against govt

In BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh, any perceived disrespect to the cow can invite serious trouble to human beings, but when cattle die in great numbers in gaushalas (cow shelters), it is hardly a matter of concern for anyone, least of all the authorities. As ...

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Odisha Govt upgraded Jeypore Sub Divisional Hospital to District Headquarters Hospital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Monday upgraded Jeypore Sub Divisional Hospital to District Headquarters Hospital. The decision was announced by the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik . “The Sun Divisional Hospital at Jeypore is upgraded and given the District Heeadquarters Hospital status,” ...

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Srijan scam: Drugless health centres in Bihar asks patients to arrange medicines themselves

With the absence of government funds that remained parked illegally with Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti, an health care centre in Sabour block continued to remain without antibiotics. With the absence of government funds that remained parked illegally with Srijan ...

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42 passenger trains cancelled till Aug 27

PATNA: At least 42 long-distance passenger trains will remain cancelled till August 27 due to damages to tracks by floods in areas under Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway as well as the Samastipur division of East Central Railway (ECR). According to ...

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42 passenger trains cancelled till Aug 27

PATNA: At least 42 long-distance passenger trains will remain cancelled till August 27 due to damages to tracks by floods in areas under Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway as well as the Samastipur division of East Central Railway (ECR). According to ...

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Nitish Kumar wants plan for management of sewage water in Bihar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar instructed officials to prepare a plan for management of sewage water so that it can be utilised properly, an official statement said. He said the government is giving importance to compost farming. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on ...

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Super cool nail art ideas for short nails

Sporting a perfect manicure with immaculate nails and an eye catching design can never go out of style. Celebrities swear by this. So, no matter how stunning your outfit is, nail art can make or break your look. Although they’re ...

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Click Frenzy travel sale: Deals on flights, hotels, cruises and tours

IT’S the travel sale event set to slash the cost of your next holiday. Click Frenzy, known for its online super sales and now in its second year, is back with its annual travel frenzy offering hundres of travel deals ...

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How slowing down your travel can enhance your holiday

Alissa MacMillan reports on how slowing down and mixing up travel modes can transform your holiday They say, is the newest luxury item. If you’ve got it, use it well, especially when it comes to travel. And if you’ve had the ...

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SC grants bail to Lt. Col Shrikant Purohit in 2008 Malegaon case

On August 17, he told the court that he was caught in a “political crossfire” and languishing in jail for nine years. The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast ...

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Exclusive: Did Sasikala go out of Bengaluru prison?

CCTV footage shows her entering the jail in civilian clothes; former DIG (Prisons) Roopa hands over evidence to Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Karnataka police Video footage showing AIADMK interim general secretary V.K. Sasikala and her relative Ilavarasi, convicted by the Supreme ...

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