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Avinash Tiwary rejects criticism for playing 'SC character' while being Brahmin

Actor Avinash Tiwary replied to a Twitter user who objected to his character in Khakee: The Bihar Chapter and stated that 'SC character should be played by SC actor only'. He added that he is for equality of opportunities but not at the expense of his earned opportunity.

Actor Avinash Tiwary in a still from the Netflix series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter.
Actor Avinash Tiwary in a still from the Netflix series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 06:04 PM IST

Centre justifies no SC tag for Dalit Muslims, Christians in Supreme Court

Currently, the constitutional right to reservations in jobs and education as a member of the SC community is extended only to people from Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist faiths, in accordance with the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950.

The government informed the court that it has last month formed a three-member panel headed by former CJI KG Balakrishnan to examine whether SC status can be granted to Dalit Muslims and Christians. (PTI)
The government informed the court that it has last month formed a three-member panel headed by former CJI KG Balakrishnan to examine whether SC status can be granted to Dalit Muslims and Christians. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 05:22 AM IST

Karnataka to provide monetary aid for SC/ST patients with rare diseases

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said the monetary aid would be given for rare and high cost diseases that are not covered under the Centre's 'Ayushman Bharat' scheme.

Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar.
Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar.
Published on Sep 08, 2022 05:04 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Centre to promote 8,000 officials, grant quota in promotion

Many of these regular promotions were pending for over six years, leading to protests by officials demanding a resumption in the practice, as well as granting reservation in promotion, which applies up to the rank of undersecretary in the government.

Of the total promotions, 1,734 are posts not covered under the reservation in promotion scheme, while 5,032 are unreserved promotions. (Representational photo)
Of the total promotions, 1,734 are posts not covered under the reservation in promotion scheme, while 5,032 are unreserved promotions. (Representational photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 07:20 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Violence in a classroom rocks Tamil Nadu district torn by caste division

On April 25, during the lunch break at the school, the 17-year-old’s classmate from the dominant OBC (other backward classes) Thevar community was hit by a brick during an altercation which cut his ear, leading to a blood clot that killed him five days later.

 (HT Photos)
(HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 07, 2022 11:22 AM IST
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