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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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UP to provide broadband service to all panchayats


July 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday decided to go ahead with the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project under which all village panchayats (councils) in the state ... Read more...

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Will government now hobble towards 2014? (Comment)


March 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
The assembly election results are not all good news for the country, the government that leads it and states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.While the setbacks suffered by the ... Read more...

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Mayawati blames Congress, BJP, Muslims for rout (Fourth Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) After resigning as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Mayawati Wednesday blamed the rout of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Maya stokes Jat fire in west UP


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday blamed the Congress-led central government for dilly-dallying on the issue of reservation for Jats.Addressing a massive rally in ... Read more...

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UP: anti-incumbency will produce hung assembly (Comment)


February 18th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Even at this early stage of the UP elections, a few predictions can still be made with reasonable certainty. One is the results will produce a hung assembly with neither ... Read more...

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Dalits allege denial of water by upper castes


February 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 13 (IANS) Dalits of a Jharkhand village allege that they have been denied water from handpumps and entry into a community hall by upper castes in Chatra district.People ... Read more...

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Dalit groom seeks police protection to ride mare


February 11th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) A Dalit bridegroom in a Rajasthan village had to seek police protection to ride a mare as part of his marriage rituals following opposition from upper ... Read more...

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Will Mayawati’s magic work in 2012? Pundits doubtful


January 31st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Her rock solid Dalit support may still be intact. But with charges of corruption and poor governance enveloping her, Chief Minister Mayawati may find ... Read more...

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In intercaste marriage, facts decide offspring’s status: Court


January 19th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the determination of caste of a person born of a marriage between a tribal and a non-tribal cannot be ... Read more...

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BJP smells victory in Uttar Pradesh


October 9th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Buoyed by its internal surveys which show the party has gained ground in Uttar Pradesh on the issue of corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Mayawati seeks reservation for upper caste poor


September 18th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) Barely a day after she raised demand for reservation for Muslims, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday shot off another letter to Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s Dalit women celebrate ‘liberty’ at temple


June 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, June 20 (IANS) In a revolution of sorts, some 200 Dalit women from Rajasthan Monday achieved what they thought would remain a mirage -- performing rituals with upper caste ... Read more...

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More and more Indians want Rahul as PM: Survey


June 19th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As many as 46 percent of people believe that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will make a better prime minister than incumbent Manmohan Singh, ... Read more...

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Kantilal Bhuria new chief of Congress in Madhya Pradesh


April 7th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday appointed union Tribal Affairs Minister Kantilal Bhuria as its party unit chief in Madhya Pradesh.Bhuria, a tribal leader from Jhabua district, replaces ... Read more...

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Dalit icon Mayawati is focus of scholar’s research


February 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 14 (IANS) Apart from being an icon for millions of India's Dalits, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has now also become a topic of research for doctorate ... Read more...

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Raja in jail for making mobile phone accessible: Karunanidhi


February 4th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Chennai Feb 3 (IANS) DMK party president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday strongly defended former communications minister A. Raja, saying that his only fault was to make mobile phones ... Read more...

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Bihar to set up panel for upper caste poor


January 27th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 27 (IANS) Keeping his election promise, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has approved setting up of a commission for the poor among the upper castes.The state cabinet in its meeting ... Read more...

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Mayawati will become UP CM again, says survey by politicsparty.com


January 24th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Mayawati will win the 2012 assembly polls and form the government in Uttar Pradesh to become the Chief Minister again, according to politicsparty.com.Politicsparty.com, which conducted a ... Read more...

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Munda stays ban on sale of OBCs’ land to upper castes


December 9th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 9 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda has stayed the order of the state revenue secretary that bans sale of backward communities' land to higher castes, an official said Thursday.According ... Read more...

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New TV serial shows both sides of Mandal divide


November 26th, 2010 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) What happens when a girl who lost her brother in the Mandal Commission protests of 1990 - against reservation for the backward classes - falls ... Read more...

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Mirchpur caste violence: Apex court makes strong observations


November 23rd, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) "What is happening in the country", an upset Supreme Court remarked Tuesday when told of how people belonging to the Valmiki community of Mirchpur village in Haryana's ... Read more...

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Amid threats of Maoist violence, Bihar polls enter last lap (Curtainraiser - Phase 6)


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) The six-phased Bihar elections enters the last lap Saturday when 26 constituencies, 18 of them in Maoist strongholds, go to the polls with officials fervently hoping that ... Read more...

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Farm tenants’ rights, caste issues on test in Bihar poll (Curtain Raiser, 4th round)


October 31st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) Development, new caste arithmetic, bataidari (sharecropping) and the minority card will be the main issues on test as 42 constituencies, nearly a dozen of ... Read more...

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Rebel JD-U MP warns against Nitish’s return to power


October 20th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) A day ahead of the first round of the six-phase Bihar assembly elections, a rebel leader of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Wednesday appealed to farmers not to ... Read more...

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Nitish reaches out to upper castes in poll-bound Bihar


October 19th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 19 (IANS) Wooing the upper castes ahead of the Bihar assembly polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday promised to set up a commission to study the problems faced by the ... Read more...

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Lalu as chief minister? Others call it daydreaming


August 17th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Critics think Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad is deceiving himself by thinking he can be Bihar's chief minister again. "It is nothing but daydreaming," Congress spokesperson ... Read more...

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Most MPs against women’s bill: Sharad Yadav (Interview)


July 11th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Continuing his opposition to the Women's Reservation Bill, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav says that 90 percent of MPs are against the bill ... Read more...

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Students refuse food cooked by Dalits, principal suspended


July 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The principal of a government-run school in Uttar Pradesh's Ramabai Nagar district was suspended for inaction and negligence after students refused to eat the midday meal prepared by ... Read more...

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Honour killings: Chickens of identity politics come home to roost (Comment)


June 27th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Even a decade ago, khap panchayats - the caste-based village councils with their kangaroo courts functioning mainly in Haryana - were virtually unknown, and sporadic "honour killings" were reported ... Read more...

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Will wait, watch Nitish moves: Paswan


June 21st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In view of the rift between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan has ... Read more...

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Mayawati dissolves all BSP district, city units


June 10th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 10 (IANS) In a sudden move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati Thursday dissolved all district and city units of the party, including the ... Read more...

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‘Ijjodu’, a realistic take on Devadasi system (Kannada Movie Review)


May 7th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Ijjodu"; Cast: Anirudh, Meera Jasmine, Sathya, Nag Kiran, Arundhati Jathkar, Mandya Ramesh and others. Director: M.S. Sathyu; Music Director: Manikanth Kadri; Camera; Bhaskar; Rating: ***Octogenarian director M.S. Sathyu makes ... Read more...

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Mayawati: Will her garland turn into noose? (Comment)


March 20th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The apparently bizarre nature of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's politics can be understood by remembering that she is driven by an intense desire to make a mark in ... Read more...

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Who said what on women’s quota


March 9th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The women's reservation bill saw some good speeches from leading lights in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday outlining the positions and ideologies of the different parties over ... Read more...

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