caste system

38 couples tie the knot at inter-caste mass wedding in Agra


June 10th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 10 (IANS) A bania (traders' community) groom marrying a dalit girl, a brahmin girl marrying a thakur - the city of love Sunday witnessed a rare mass marriage ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi


April 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of ... Read more...

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‘Shudra’ a film on evils of the caste system (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many filmmakers have moved away from masala movies and made movies on socially relevant issues. The latest to join the list is director Sanjiv Jaiswal ... Read more...

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‘Shudra’ releases Saturday, highlights ills of caste system


April 13th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many filmmakers have moved away from masala movies and made movies on socially relevant issues. The latest to join the list is director Sanjiv Jaiswal ... Read more...

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Name Bengal township after Ambedkar: NGO


December 9th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Claiming that thousands of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes were evicted to create New Town Rajarhat -- a fast-growing residential-cum-industrial hub, an NGO Friday demanded ... Read more...

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Geneva rights fest to focus on corruption in India


August 25th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 25 (IANS) Guess what the 10th edition of the Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva is planning to spotlight next year? Corruption in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Inequalities of caste, power influence Indian society: Sociologist


August 20th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The study of inequality in India has to be holistic and take into account the inequities arising from caste, imbalances in distribution of land, power ... Read more...

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Hazare movement is destabilising for nation: Sociologist


August 20th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The anti-corruption campaign by Anna Hazare and his followers is a social churning whose effects would be destabilising for the country that is already in ... Read more...

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Telugu film ‘Vanaja’ housefull at Locarno fest


August 7th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 6 (IANS) After travelling to 32 film festivals, Telugu film "Vanaja", a tale of a 15-year-old girl's dream of becoming a world class Kuchipudi dancer, was screened ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

I don’t believe in the caste system: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


July 18th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen in a film themed on caste-based reservations, says he doesn't believe in the caste system, has never ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Woman harassed by panchayat kills herself


April 30th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pali (Rajasthan), April 30 (IANS) Depressed over harassment by a local panchayat (council), a 21-year-old woman committed suicide by immolating herself in a Rajasthan village, police said Saturday.According to a ... Read more...

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Malaysian parliament shuns debate on novel opposed by Indians


March 17th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament has rejected a motion to debate a controversial book that has upset sections of ethnic Indian community for having references to the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Malaysian PM disapproves of protests by ethnic Indian group


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has criticised a banned organisation of Indians whose supporters courted arrest to demand withdrawal of a school book they say ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Malaysia to amend textbook after ethnic Indians’ objection


January 28th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) The Malaysian government Friday said a textbook, which was objected to by ethnic Indians because of references to the caste system, would be amended.A committee of experts ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Book row: Malaysian government to talk to MIC leaders


January 25th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 25 (IANS) The Malaysian government will talk to Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) leaders this week to resolve the controversy over a school text book that has references to the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Book burning by Malaysian Indians sparks debate


January 19th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) Burning of copies of a book that refers to caste system among Malaysian Indians, allegedly by some Hindu groups, has triggered an animated debate.The point being ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sonia on a whirlwind tour of Rae Bareli


November 30th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Nov 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi went on a whirlwind tour of Rae Bareli Tuesday, the second day of her three-day visit to her Lok Sabha constituency.Driving through ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

My Cambridge speech was misreported: Karat


October 26th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday said some agencies (not IANS) had wrongly reported his speech at Cambridge."Some agencies have attributed to me ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chhoti Bahu Radhika’s Eid Wishes


September 11th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Rubina Dilaik a.k.a Radhika of "Chhoti Bahu' on the day of Eid happily wishes everyone Eid Mubarak, but rues the fact that people are confused about her ... Read more...

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Victorian maidens on Delhi’s streets to dazzle in ‘Aisha’ (IANS Preview)


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Big cars, plush bungalows, polo matches, wine ceremonies, designer wear and the brouhaha of the upper class - Jane Austen's Victorian novel "Emma" takes a contemporary turn ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Japanese journalist refused visa extension


July 12th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Indian government has refused to renew the visa of Shogo Takahashi, the New Delhi bureau chief of Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), with the broadcaster expressing ... Read more...

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Government dragging its feet on caste census: Sharad Yadav


July 9th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav Friday said he was "pained" that despite political agreement on a caste census the government had set up a ministerial ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Is counting the caste good or bad? India is divided


May 31st, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Is it good to ask the Indian his or her caste? The political class is divided although a vast majority of Indians carry their caste firmly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Caste in Indian census will set clock back (Comment)


May 29th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The renewed emphasis on caste via census operations does not bode well for India's social and political stability.That caste has been one of the most divisive forces for centuries ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Oz researchers say mobile phone helped Mayawati win 2007 Uttar Pradesh elections


May 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Mobile phones are big business in India, and according to two Australian researchers evidence has emerged that this instrument played a very key role in helping ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Violence related to caste system is tragic: Kumari Selja


May 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja Monday termed various incidents of caste-related violence in Haryana as "unfortunate and tragic" but said that the whole Jat community could not be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

My caste is Indian, declares Amitabh


May 12th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) While the debate over caste census intensifies with most parties rooting for it, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is clear where he stands on the controversial issue. If ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Most parties favour caste-based census (Lead)


May 6th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) There was near unanimity among the parties - both ruling and opposition - in the Lok Sabha Thursday on the demand for a caste-based census, with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Volcanic eruption’ if no caste-based census: Sharad Yadav


May 6th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav Thursday said the caste system "is a reality" in India, and warned that there will be a "volcanic eruption (of the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Liberated’ women manual scavengers meet US ambassador


March 1st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Himanshu Vatsa New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) It was a proud moment for the "liberated" women manual scavengers when they were received by US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer and his wife Sally ... Read more...

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‘Will work to eradicate manual scavenging by year-end’


February 5th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) There are officially 676,000 manual scavengers in India and the Safai Karmachari Sanghatana is working towards eradicating the inhuman practice by the end of this year, said ... Read more...

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Varanasi’s Ravidassia sect shocks Sikh community


February 4th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): The establishment of the Ravidassia Sect in Varanasi last weekend has shocked the world's 23 million-strong Sikh community.Founded by a radical Sikh sect called Dera Sachkhand ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Devotees take out a procession to mark birth centenary of Guru Ravidas


January 31st, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Jan 31 (ANI): Devotees took out a procession to mark the 633rd birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas, a mystic saint, who preached social unity and equality at his birth place in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Colors launches two new love stories


December 24th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After the tremendous success of the third season of Bigg Boss, Colors is now introducing two new shows- 'Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam' and 'Laagi Tujse Lagan', to fill the prime time ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

COLORS announce two new prime time fiction shows


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam and Laagi Tujhse Lagan to fill in prime time slot to be vacated by Bigg Boss 3.After the tremendous success of the third season of Bigg Boss, ... Read more...

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