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NHRC notice on school turning away gangrape victim


September 13th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government over a Dalit girl being allegedly denied admission in school ... Read more...

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IIM-Lucknow to help train SC, ST candidates


September 7th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) IIM-Lucknow has begun an exercise to enhance competitive skills of reserved category candidates and expand the pool of applicants by helping them train for the Common ... Read more...

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SP protests promotion quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it will hold street protests against the UPA government introducing a bill to provide quotas in promotions in government ... Read more...

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BSP welcomes cabinet nod for reservation in job promotion


September 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Tuesday welcomed the union cabinet's approval to a bill to give Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes reservation in job ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves quota in promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday approved quota in promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, a move that was discussed at an all-party meeting last month.The ... 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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PM to head all-party meet on job promotion quota


August 21st, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue of giving reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) ... Read more...

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Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections by coming out with programmes ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on promotion quota Aug 21


August 9th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in job promotions will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday.The government would also try to table ... Read more...

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SC order against promotion quotas rocks Lok Sabha


August 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Supreme Court ruling upholding an Allahabad High Court order quashing quotas for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotions in government jobs in ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over quotas in promotions


August 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes groups ... Read more...

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BSF stops Bangladeshi tribals’ bid to enter India


August 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 5 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled an attempt by over 250 Chakma tribals, including women and children, from Bangladesh to enter India after their homes ... Read more...

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Dikshit announces job scheme for poor


July 31st, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday announced a self-employment scheme for people from the weaker sections of society.After a cabinet meeting, Dikshit said the Dilli ... Read more...

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Bastar to get central tribal varsity


July 15th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Scheduled Tribes Advisory Council, a powerful statutory body looking after developmental aspects in tribal areas, has given the green signal for setting up a ... Read more...

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New norms to improve forest rights act


July 13th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The tribal affairs ministry Thursday issued new guidelines to improve implementation of the forest rights act by expanding the list of items considered as forest ... Read more...

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UP local bodies’ election will go ahead: Supreme Court


June 11th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) In a breather for the newly-elected Uttar Pradesh government, the Supreme Court Monday declined to stall the election of chairpersons of the state's local bodies ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks Uttar Pradesh view on poll quota ruling (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government whether it intended to contest the state high court's finding that reservation in 38 municipal agencies, ... Read more...

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Apex court challenge the reservation in Uttar Pradesh poll


June 7th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government whether it intended to contest the state high court's finding that reservation in municipal agencies, where ... Read more...

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Basic rights denied at Kudankulam: Report


June 4th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) The central and Tamil Nadu governments should stop harassing people protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and withdraw cases registered against them, a report ... Read more...

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Highlights of Delhi budget


May 29th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Highlights of the Delhi budget for 2012-13 presented Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit:- Scholarships for students belonging to th Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes(ST), other backward classes (OBCs) and ... Read more...

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Government to amend law on atrocities against SCs, STs


May 17th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government is looking into amending the existing laws to prevent atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), Social Justice and Empowerment Minister ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes amended OBC quota bill


May 16th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Parliament Wednesday passed a bill which will give higher education institutions three more years to fill up the 27 percent seats reserved for other backward ... Read more...

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Sariska villagers protest relocation


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday blocked the main entrance of the Sariska tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan's Alwar district, protesting relocation of their villages falling within the reserve, ... Read more...

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16 Taliban surrender in Pakistan


May 6th, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) A total of 16 Taliban militants, including four commanders, have surrendered in Pakistan's northwest tribal region.The militants, who were part of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, had ... Read more...

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‘Quashing reservation in promotions goes against SCs, STs’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) In the wake of the Supreme Court overruling the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to provide reservations in job promotions, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Amend statute for job promotions to SCs, STs: Mayawati


April 30th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Monday called for amending the constitution to provide reservation in job promotions to the Scheduled Castes and the ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes amended central institutions act


April 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday passed amendments to the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act, 2006, exempting some central institutions from implementing the other backward ... Read more...

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Minorities education monitoring committee meets


March 5th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The newly-constituted committee for monitoring education access among minorities met for the first time Monday and decided to set up five panels to look into ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh asks schools to honour RTE Act


February 15th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Wednesday instructed private schools in the state to take steps to reserve one-fourth of their total seats for the Scheduled Tribes (ST), Scheduled ... Read more...

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Ministry withdraws press release about hiked amount to SC victims (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Within hours of its release, the Ministry of Social Justice Thursday withdrew a press release from the government's official website about its decision to increase ... Read more...

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Relief for scheduled caste/tribe victims up 150 percent


February 9th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has increased the minimum amount payable to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe victims of atrocities by 150 percent, ... Read more...

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Barabanki gets the chills, slow polling in first hours


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 8 (IANS) The enthusiastic first time voter and the loyal Dalit were out but many others stayed inside their homes Wednesday, waiting for the chill ... Read more...

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Compensate rape victim, Bihar told


January 31st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Bihar government to pay Rs.5 lakh as interim relief to a woman raped by a home ... Read more...

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Odisha denies Bonda tribes’ exploitation


January 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Wednesday denied that primitive Bonda tribes in the state were in any way exploited by tourists.The denial came after a section of media ... Read more...

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Unfair to let Jarawas live in beastly conditions: Minister


January 13th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Tribal Affairs Minister V.Kishore Chandra Deo Friday indicated that the Jarawa tribes people of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands could be gradually exposed to modern ... Read more...

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