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Pitroda's claim on Constitution sparks row, BJP calls Congress 'anti-Dalit'The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday criticized the Congress, labeling it as "anti-Dalit," following comments by Sam Pitroda, the Indian Overseas Congress chief. Pitroda suggested that..
Justice PB Varale sworn-in as Supreme Court judge, apex court gets full strengthKarnataka high court Chief Justice P B Varale sworn in as a Supreme Court judge, filling the sole existing vacancy. The top court now has 34 judges, including three sitting judges from the Dalit..
Mayawati demands Bharat Ratna for BSP founder and Dalit icon KanshiramMayawati demands Bharat Ratna for BSP founder Kanshiram, echoing the wishes of his followers. She praises the government's decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Karpoori Thakur and highlights the..
True tribute to Karpoori Thakur's tireless struggles: Amit ShahSenior BJP leaders appreciate Centre's decision to award Bharat Ratna to Karpoori Thakur, acknowledging his role in empowerment of marginalized. Home Minister Amit Shah praises Thakur's dedication to..
NCW demands report after Dalit woman alleges abuse by DMK leader's kinThe National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognizance and condemned the incident wherein an 18-year-old Dalit woman hailing from Tamil Nadu's Kallakurichi district was allegedly abused while she..
Dalit domestic worker alleges torture by DMK MLA's son in Chennai, says 'they burnt my hands'18-year-old Dalit domestic worker claimed that during her seven months of employment at the DMK MLA I Karunanithi son's residence, her employees had "physically assaulted" her "in whatever way they..
Centre forms panel for Madiga welfareThe Centre has formed a committee to extend welfare benefits exclusively targeting the Dalit sub-group in the upcoming Lok Sabha contest in Telangana. The committee will focus on providing targeted..
PM Modi’s insights played key role in temple, Ayodhya development‘Sapta Mandapam’, an important element of the Ram Mandir, has been designed as a quarter meant to honour Valmiki, Shabri, Ahilya, Nishadraj and sage Agastya, all important characters from the epic..
Akhilesh Yadav 'unlikely' to join Congress's Bharat Jodo Nyay YatraSamajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav announced on Wednesday that he is unlikely to participate in Congress' "Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra" led by Rahul Gandhi. During a press conference held at the..
Dalit beaten to death over affair with woman of another casteA man belonging to the Dalit community was allegedly beaten to death over an "illicit affair" with a married woman of the same village belonging to a different caste. Police said the victim Ankit..
Supreme Court vows to end caste bias in jail, sends notices to governmentsThe Supreme Court on Wednesday vowed to eradicate caste-based discrimination of inmates inside jails and issued notices to 13 states and the Union government after entertaining a PIL which alleged that..
Amid caste census push, Valmiki and Ravidas temple priests get VHP inviteThe Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has invited priests from Valmiki and Ravidas temples for the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. This move is significant in the context of the caste..
Jharkhand lowers pension age for tribals, Dalits to 50 yearsJharkhand CM Hemant Soren announced plans to lower the age limit for old-age pensions from 60 to 50 for SCs, STs, and OBCs. The state currently provides a monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to senior citizens..
Archbishop seeks PM's intervention to address Christians' concerns such as attacks on churchesArchbishop Peter Machado appreciates PM Modi for hosting Christmas celebrations and urges him to address concerns like hate speeches, attacks on Churches, and anti-conversion law. Machado suggests that..
'Hindu religion is fraud': SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya triggers controversy, says 'SC has said the same thing'Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya sparks controversy with comments on Hinduism, referring to Supreme Court, RSS chief Bhagwat, and PM Modi. He states that Hinduism is a deceit, not a religion,..
'Just a courtesy meet': Prashant Kishor meets Chandrababu, sets off buzz in Andhra politicsFormer election strategist Prashant Kishor met with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada, sparking speculation about his role in the upcoming Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls...
Unemployment reason behind Parliament breach: Rahul GandhiCongress leader Rahul Gandhi said the youth of India spend 7.5 hours a day on social media because they don’t have jobs, blaming the Modi government for “rampant unemployment” in the country,..
Congress president Kharge slams Vice President Dhankhar for linking caste to mimicry incidentLashing out at Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar for linking caste to the incident of mimicry, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge told the vice president that he is always denied the opportunity..
Should I say I am not allowed to speak in Parliament because I am Dalit: KhargeCongress president Mallikarjun Kharge criticizes dragging castes into every issue and questions the need to mention his Dalit origins when not allowed to speak in Rajya Sabha. He condemns the mimicry..
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Kharge as opposition's PM face? Mamata, Kejriwal ruffle manyWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal propose Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge as opposition's prime ministerial candidate, citing his Dalit background. Kejriwal..
Mamata Banerjee proposes Mallikarjun Kharge's name as PM candidateAt the fourth joint meeting of the INDIA coalition of opposition parties, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee ruffled feathers on Tuesday when she suddenly threw up..
Congress and its allies 'embarrassed' the entire country: BJPOpposition MPs insulted the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha chairperson, disrupting parliamentary proceedings with placards and embarrassing the entire country. BJP justifies their suspension,..
‘Shameful’: BJP attacks Karnataka’s Congress government over strippingThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongly criticized the Karnataka government for the incident in Belagavi, where a Dalit woman was publicly humiliated. Party president J P Nadda denounced the incident..
Belgavi incident amplifies concerns about law and order in Karnataka: SitharamanFinance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman criticizes the Karnataka government for its ineffective handling of crimes, citing the recent incident in Belgavi where a Dalit woman was paraded naked. She compares..
Will work to take Centre's schemes to last mile: Rajasthan Deputy CM BairwaRajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Prem Chand Bairwa on Friday said the state's new government will work to take the Centre's schemes to the last mile. After taking charge as the deputy chief minister of..
Debutant MLA Bhajan Lal first Brahmin CM of Rajasthan in 33 yearsThe BJP, known for its unexpected choices in appointing Chief Ministers for Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, continued its trend by surprising everyone on Tuesday. The party selected Bhajan Lal Sharma,..
Eye on 2024? Mohan Yadav, an OBC, is surprise Madhya Pradesh chief ministerBJP surprises by selecting Mohan Yadav, son of tea-seller, as Madhya Pradesh CM, signaling focus on new leaders and OBCs. This move ends Shivraj Singh Chouhan's 20-year reign in state politics. Jagdish..
Move to name heir seen as bid to inject youthful energy into BSPMayawati, the BSP supremo, named her nephew Akash Anand as her successor, marking the first time she has officially designated a successor. Akash Anand holds an MBA from London and is the son of..
Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge slams government over rising crimes against dalits, tribalsCongress president Mallikarjun Kharge has accused the Modi government of promoting division in society and neglecting the safety of Dalits and tribals. He referred to a recent report from the National..
Crimes against Dalits increased by 46.11 per cent since 2013, Adivasis by 48.15 per cent: Mallikarjun KhargeCongress president Mallikarjun Kharge said that according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), crimes against Dalits have increased by 46.11 per cent since 2013 and against Adivasis..
Centre will ensure early completion of tribal university in Telangana, says govtThe Lok Sabha discusses the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2023 to establish the Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University in Telangana as mandated by the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act,..
Revanth Reddy invites people to attend swearing-in as Telangana CMTelangana's Chief Minister-designate A. Revanth Reddy invites people to his swearing-in ceremony at LB Stadium in Hyderabad. In an open letter, he emphasizes the creation of Telangana through student..
Revanth Reddy to take oath as Telangana CM Thursday; may get a Dalit deputyTelangana Congress president Revanth Reddy will be sworn in as the next chief minister on Thursday. The party is considering appointing a deputy chief minister from the Dalit community. Revanth will be..
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Gujarat court acquits Congress MLA Jignesh Mevani, 6 others in 2016 rioting caseA metropolitan court on Tuesday acquitted Congress MLA and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani and six others of the criminal case lodged against them for staging a demonstration and blocking traffic on..
'Dora then, Dora now,' Telangana Congress ad mocks KCR'S 'hypocrisy'The Congress Party mocks Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's 'dora' image in a campaign ahead of the Assembly elections in Telangana. Full-page advertisements list 14 statements made by KCR..
Only the affluent who love to drink are against me: Nitish KumarCM Nitish Kumar plans to visit every home in Bihar to determine the stance on the liquor ban. He wants to ensure that the survey covers all areas and is not limited. Nitish attempted to make..
Dalit boy thrashed, forced to drink urine in UP villageA teenaged Dalit boy was allegedly assaulted, forced to drink urine, and his eyebrows shaved by at least two men from his village under Sujanganj police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district on..
In Dalit outreach, JD(U) to hold Bhim Sansad todayJD(U) will hold a 'Bhim Sansad' in Patna to mobilize support of dalits for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The event is expected to draw over one lakh people, boosting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's..
Odisha crematorium drops Brahmin tagThe Kendrapada municipality in Odisha has changed the name of a crematorium from 'Brahmin Samsan' to 'Swargadwar' after facing criticism for being exclusive to Brahmins. The decision came after locals..
‘Brahmins only’ crematorium sparks rowDalit groups in Kendrapara, Odisha, are protesting against the declaration by the oldest civic body that only Brahmins' bodies are entitled to be cremated in a specific crematorium. The crematorium,..
Nothing more important than dynastic politics, corruption for Congress: Prime Minister Narendra ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the Congress government in Rajasthan, accusing them of prioritizing appeasement politics and wanting to eradicate 'Sanatan'. He also highlighted the Congress'..
BJP's goal is to further propagate agenda of RSS: Mallikarjun KhargeCongress President Mallikarjun Kharge trained guns at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and called it a party of anti-Dalits whose goal is to propagate the agenda of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh..
Cop accused of raping girl arrested, axed from jobA sub-inspector in Rajasthan has been fired and arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl who is from the Dalit community. The accused, Bhupendra Singh, was assigned to a flying squad for the..
Ambedkar not given Bharat Ratna for decades due to Congress, committee soon to empower Madigas: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to form a committee to address the demands of the Madigas, a Scheduled Caste (SC) community, for categorisation of SCs. Speaking at a rally organised by the..