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SC notice to Punjab on ‘Aarakshan’ film ban


September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition by film producer Prakash Jha seeking compensation for banning the screening of ... Read more...

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Odisha to implement public service act from Jan 2013


September 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Odisha will implement the right to public service act from Jan 1 next year to make the state administration accountable for providing certain services to citizens ... Read more...

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Bengal women’s panel seeks report on newly-wed couple


September 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) The West Bengal Commission for Women Wednesday sought a police report on the arrest of a man and harassment of his newly-wed wife following complaints ... Read more...

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‘Quota bill aimed at diverting attention from Coalgate’ (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday termed the introduction of a bill for quota in job promotions as a "diversionary tactic" by the Congress, to take away ... Read more...

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‘Quota bill aimed at diverting attention from Coalgate’


September 5th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed the introduction of a bill for reservation in job promotions as a "diversionary tactic" by the Congress, ... Read more...

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Six Odisha coal mines closed


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) Six coal mines were ordered closed in Odisha as they were operating without forest clearances, an official said Sunday.One open cast mine and five underground mines ... Read more...

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Indians must rise above caste, creed, colour and religion: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


August 31st, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) It's time for Indians to rise above the biases of caste, creed, colour and religion, says Indian cinema's icon Amitabh Bachchan who believes firmly that ... Read more...

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Police acting only against Muslims, Yadavs: RJD


August 28th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) The RJD Tuesday accused the Bihar government of confiscating the property of only Muslims and Yadavs charged with crime.The allegation was made by RJD leader Abdul ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu leaders greet Malayalees on Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday greeted Malayalees on Onam.In a statement issued here, Jayalalithaa said, "The Onam festival stresses ... Read more...

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Two dead in ‘honour killing’


August 26th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 26 (IANS) A man killed his sister and her minor daughter, chopped the bodies and threw them into the Ganges for marrying against the family's wishes, police Sunday ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to simplify caste certification process


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up a high-powered committee to suggest ways to simplify the caste certification procedure, administration sources said Wednesday.According to sources, ... Read more...

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Nikhil Tonk wants Shekhar-Adhyayan for Bhanwari Devi movie


August 20th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Nikhil Tonk is keen to cast father-son duo - Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan Suman - for his upcoming film, based on Bhanwari Devi murder."We have ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh tribals issued invalid caste certificates


August 19th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has been left embarrassed after discovering that hundreds of thousands of caste certificates it has issued to tribals were invalid.The certificates became useless ... Read more...

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Tripura lawmaker nailed for false Scheduled Caste tag


August 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) An administrative committee in Tripura has found that a ruling Left Front legislator, Partha Das, had falsely claimed he belonged to the Scheduled Castes category, officials ... Read more...

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Caste council in Rajasthan orders family’s boycott, police file case


August 4th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Cases have been registered against members of a caste council in a village in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district which ordered residents to ostracise a family disobeying a ... Read more...

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NHRC to hear scheduled castes’ complaints in Chennai


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a three-day open hearing in Chennai to listen to complaints from members of the Scheduled Castes in ... Read more...

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Right to Services in three months in Kerala


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said his government has stepped up efforts to implement within three months the Right to Services law which seeks to ensure ... Read more...

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Aamir’s ‘Satyamev…’ ends with aplomb


July 29th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) From garnering overwhelming TRPs to getting prominence on social networking websites, the impact of Aamir Khan's maiden TV show "Satyamev Jayate" has been colossal. ... Read more...

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Giant national flag hoisted at Kargil war memorial


July 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A giant national flag was hoisted at the Kargil war memorial in Drass Friday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the war.Member ... Read more...

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Eight arrested for stripping, beating eloping couple


July 24th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 23 (IANS) Eight people of a village caste council in Rajasthan's Udaipur district were arrested Monday, a day after they publicly beat and stripped a married woman and ... Read more...

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Caste council strips, beats woman, paramour in Rajasthan


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) The members of a village caste council in Rajasthan's Udaipur district beat and stripped a married woman and her boyfriend publicly after tying them to a ... Read more...

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Violence rising against women for using right to choose partner


July 20th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Incidents of violence against women for love marriages or entering into relationships are increasing in the country, a feminist legal group said Friday.Advocating the women's ... Read more...

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Politics, unionism in education cannot be separated: Amartya Sen


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Observing that politics cannot be separated from unions formed by teachers or students, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday emphasised on the need for using the synergy ... Read more...

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States responsible for checking highway blockades, SC told (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The central government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was the state governments' responsibility to maintain law and order and ensure free and uninterrupted ... Read more...

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Region is not larger than nation, says court


July 15th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) A Delhi court has said that a region cannot be larger than the nation while awarding 10 years' imprisonment to five people who had killed ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav for action against caste panchayats


July 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Slamming Taliban-style diktats by a caste panchayat in Uttar Pradesh against women, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav deamnded action against such "unconstitutional" groups.Talking ... Read more...

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UP Khap diktat outrages women politicians, activists (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Reacting to the decision of a Khap panchayat (community council) in an Uttar Pradesh village - banning love marriages and restricting movement of women ... Read more...

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Shock, disgust in Karnataka over BJP power struggle (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) The unabashed hankering for power and exploiting caste lines for it in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is evoking shock and disgust in the ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka CM, promises graft-free regime (Afternoon Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) Jagadish Shettar Thursday took oath as the Karnataka chief minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) third man in the post in four years, and ... Read more...

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Jockeying for power in Karnataka delays leadership change


July 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) hopes for a smooth leadership change in Karnataka were dashed Tuesday as supporters of outgoing chief minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda ... Read more...

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Vokkaligas protest Gowda’s removal in Karnataka


July 9th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Hundreds of Vokkaligas, including lawmakers and cadres across various parties, Monday protested against the move of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to oust D.V.Sadananda ... Read more...

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BJP replaces Gowda with Shettar in Karnataka (Roundup)


July 8th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Buckling under mounting pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the BJP Sunday said D.V. Sadananda Gowda was being replaced as the Karnataka chief minister by Rural ... Read more...

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Caste equation scores over clean administration in Karnataka (News Analysis) (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's propensity to score self-goals has become legendary. Now it has shot itself, not in the foot but at what it flaunts ... Read more...

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Delhi government diverted funds meant for SCs: NGO


July 8th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Out of funds worth Rs.1,901.56 crore earmarked exclusively for the welfare of Scheduled Castes, the Delhi government diverted Rs.1,703.93 crore for schemes under the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Shettar is Karnataka’s new chief minister (Evening Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Desperate to prevent a split in the party and save its government in Karnataka, the BJP Sunday announced that Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar ... Read more...

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