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Fence at the Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal. 95% of families in the three villages - New Shikarpur, Raninagar and Dohokola - where people want ST cards, are dependent on farming. (HT Archive / Representational Image)

West Bengal: Last villages on India-Bangladesh border await pending ST cards

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Nadia: The residents of the New Shikarpur village said that several appeals had been made and letters sent to the local administration but they did not bear any result. Instead, the people were told that they needed to prove their 'Mahato identity by birth.'
In December last year, the Union Cabinet had approved Rs 59,000 crore for the post-matric scholarship for more than four crore SC students.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In December last year, the Union Cabinet had approved Rs 59,000 crore for the post-matric scholarship for more than four crore SC students.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Gujarat to get Rs 180 crore from Centre for scholarship scheme

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil, who was present on the occasion, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a decision “for the welfare of students of the SC community”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI file)

PM Modi increases budget to increase enrollment of children of SC: BJP’s Dushyant Gautam

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:35 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dushyant Gautam said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government is working for the welfare of the poor and dalits.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT File Photo )
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT File Photo )

No reduction in scholarship amount for ST and SC students: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 11:02 AM IST
“There will be no change in the amount of post-matric scholarship for SC & ST students,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a statement.
The top court said that “all insults or intimidations to a person will not be an offence under the SC/ST Act unless such insult or intimidation is on account of victim belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe”(File Photo)
The top court said that “all insults or intimidations to a person will not be an offence under the SC/ST Act unless such insult or intimidation is on account of victim belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe”(File Photo)

Insulting remarks to SCs/STs within four walls not offence: Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 10:31 PM IST
The top court said that it was held that if an offence is committed outside the building like in a lawn outside a house, which can be seen by someone from the road or lane outside the boundary wall, then that would certainly be a place within the public view.
Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Uttarakhand high court at Nainital. (HT FILE PHOTO)

SC/ ST scholarship scam: Uttarakhand govt informs HC 77% investigation complete, not in favour of handing over case to CBI

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Apprising the HC that the state was not in favour of CBI investigation in the matter, the state government stated in its affidavit that if the case is handed over to CBI, people will lose faith in the state investigating agencies
The state government has sought a report from the academy Kerala Sangeeth Natak Academy on the controversy.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The state government has sought a report from the academy Kerala Sangeeth Natak Academy on the controversy.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Kerala art body under fire after Dalit dancer’s suicide bid over alleged discrimination

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 01:24 PM IST
Police recovered a note purportedly written by the dancer in which he said that he was denied the opportunity because he belonged to a lower caste.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI file)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI file)

Kerala CM launches model project for SC,ST students

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:28 AM IST
There are many from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, who do not have adequate facilities at home for their children to study.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal while the obituary references were being made in the Punjab assembly on Friday. Social distancing was maintained as the members met amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal while the obituary references were being made in the Punjab assembly on Friday. Social distancing was maintained as the members met amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

One-day monsoon session of Punjab assembly adjourned sine die; SAD MLAs stay away, AAP legislators attend in PPE gear

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh moved a resolution against the Centre’s farm ordinances, which was backed by all members barring the BJP and the Akalis, who skipped the session citing the Speaker’s Covid protocol; AAP MLAs attended session in personal protective equipment (PPE) gear
The CM ordered effective action against cattle smugglers, illicit liquor manufacturers and sellers and those who exploit or ill-treat the poor, the members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and the Scheduled Tribe (ST), women and children.(ANI)
The CM ordered effective action against cattle smugglers, illicit liquor manufacturers and sellers and those who exploit or ill-treat the poor, the members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and the Scheduled Tribe (ST), women and children.(ANI)

Yogi: Don’t allow processions, religious functions in public

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:10 AM IST
He directed officials to keep a strict watch against those who spread rumours and mischief on social media. He also reiterated his government’s “zero tolerance” policy towards crime and criminals
The Supreme Court last year turned down the request for a larger bench to revisit the 2006 verdict but ruled that there was no need to provide “quantifiable data” to show the communities needed the affirmative action.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court last year turned down the request for a larger bench to revisit the 2006 verdict but ruled that there was no need to provide “quantifiable data” to show the communities needed the affirmative action.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

In Supreme Court, Centre’s push to review exclusion of SC, ST creamy layer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 08:56 PM IST
Attorney general KK Venugopal told the top court on Monday that a bench of 7 judges should be set up to revisit the 2018 ruling in the Jarnail Singh case that held the principle of creamy layer should be applied to SC/ST communities for reservation in promotions.
HT Image
HT Image

Eleven cabinet berths up for grabs in Haryana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:18 PM IST
Only few MLAs to be sworn as ministers today; 7 BJP, 3 JJP, 2 independent legislators in the reckoning
Kerala fails to get qualified personnel from the Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC) category to fill up 25 posts for Assistant Surgeons/Casualty Medical Officer. (Representational image)
Kerala fails to get qualified personnel from the Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC) category to fill up 25 posts for Assistant Surgeons/Casualty Medical Officer. (Representational image)

Kerala fails to get medics from reserved category

Thiruvananthapuram | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:15 AM IST
The notification, titled Third NCA Notification or Third No Candidate Available Notification, was issued on July 27, 2019, with last date of application as August 29.
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will not dilute the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act , 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will not dilute the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act , 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Will not dilute provisions of amended SC/ST Act: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 12:03 AM IST
The apex court had on Tuesday set aside its March 20, 2018 verdict that curtailed police’s power to arrest under the SC/ST Act.
Two children from the Dalit community were allegedly beaten to death by two men for defecating at a spot close to the house of the attackers in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Wednesday morning. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two children from the Dalit community were allegedly beaten to death by two men for defecating at a spot close to the house of the attackers in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Wednesday morning. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two Dalit minors beaten to death for ‘open defecation’ in MP

Bhopal/Shivpuri | By Ranjeet Gupta and Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 11:44 PM IST
The two victims – 10-year-old Avinash Balmiki and his female relative, 12-year-old Roshni Balmiki – lived in Bhavkhedi village, about 20km away from the district headquarters of Shivpuri.
The Supreme Court on Friday referred its March 2018 verdict banning automatic arrests in cases involving crimes against underprivileged classes to a three-judge bench.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Friday referred its March 2018 verdict banning automatic arrests in cases involving crimes against underprivileged classes to a three-judge bench.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court refers Centre’s plea on SC/ST act to larger bench

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The apex court had last year banned automatic arrests and registration of cases under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, triggering protests in many parts of the country against dilution of the law that was designed to protect marginalised communities from abuse and discrimination.
The Centre first filed a review petition in the Supreme Court but the court didn’t immediately stay its verdict.(HT file photo)
The Centre first filed a review petition in the Supreme Court but the court didn’t immediately stay its verdict.(HT file photo)

Supreme Court’s 2018 verdict diluting Dalit atrocity law to be reviewed by 3-judge bench

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 05:18 PM IST
The top court had last year banned automatic arrests and registration of cases under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, triggering protests in parts of the country.
Police in Odisha have been on the lookout for a cook, who is accused of repeatedly raping a class 9 student(HT FILE)
Police in Odisha have been on the lookout for a cook, who is accused of repeatedly raping a class 9 student(HT FILE)

Tribal minor found pregnant in Odisha, accused on the run

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:03 AM IST
Koraput district welfare officer Madhusmita Mahapatra said the school authorities sent the girl, who is five-month pregnant, home and did not even lodge a police complaint.
Dr Payal Tadvi, a postgraduate student at Mumbai’s BYL Nair Hospital was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her room on May 22 this year.(Ht FILE)
Dr Payal Tadvi, a postgraduate student at Mumbai’s BYL Nair Hospital was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her room on May 22 this year.(Ht FILE)

Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case: Doctors destroyed suicide note, cops say in charge sheet

Hindustan Times | By Charul Shah, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 01:13 AM IST
The crime branch has charged the three senior doctors arrested in the case with destruction of evidence — apart from abetment to suicide and ragging
Last week, a few members of Parliament raised concerns that the policy of reservation was not being followed for lateral entry recruitment.(HT Photo)
Last week, a few members of Parliament raised concerns that the policy of reservation was not being followed for lateral entry recruitment.(HT Photo)

‘No caste-based quota in lateral entry plan’: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:46 AM IST
Under the reservation policy, 49.5% of all government jobs are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and other backward classes (OBC) candidates.
An 18-year-old man was allegedly murdered in Wazirpur village near sector 95A on Wednesday afternoon.(AFP File / Representational Photo)
An 18-year-old man was allegedly murdered in Wazirpur village near sector 95A on Wednesday afternoon.(AFP File / Representational Photo)

18-year-old allegedly beaten, killed in Gurugram; cops suspect woman friend

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 09:20 AM IST
In the police complaint, the victim’s family alleged that he was shot in the head. However, police said they are yet to confirm if he was shot at.
In the past, both Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) governments have tried to push for the inclusion of OBC sub-castes, that make up for 14 per cent of the state’s electorate, but the move was rejected by the Centre.(Representative image)
In the past, both Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) governments have tried to push for the inclusion of OBC sub-castes, that make up for 14 per cent of the state’s electorate, but the move was rejected by the Centre.(Representative image)

As Centre rejects UP’s OBC inclusion bid, spotlight back on social justice report

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2019 06:09 PM IST
The Centre’s rejection of Yogi Adityanath government’s decision to fulfil the 15-year-old demand of including 17 OBC sub-castes in the Scheduled Caste (SC) category has brought the spotlight back on the Social Justice Committee report (2018) which has been gathering dust for nearly a year.
Residents at the inauguration of the first electricity meters at Naushacha Pada, Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)
Residents at the inauguration of the first electricity meters at Naushacha Pada, Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)

Residents of Naushachapada in Aarey Colony get electricity connection for the first time

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 12:40 AM IST
UGC(HT File)
UGC(HT File)

Desist from discrimination against SC, ST students on grounds of social origin: UGC tells varsities

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 01:23 PM IST
The higher education regulator has also asked varsities to develop a page on their website for lodging such complaints and take immediate action if an issue in this regard is reported to them.
UGC has instructed all central varsities to include a page on their websites for complaints of on-campus caste discrimination. (HT File Photo)
UGC has instructed all central varsities to include a page on their websites for complaints of on-campus caste discrimination. (HT File Photo)

UGC asks varsities to open page to report caste bias on campus

New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The universities may constitute panels to look into discrimination complaints received from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Other Backward Class students, teachers and non-teaching staff, the regulator has said in a circular issued on Wednesday. It has also sought a report on the action taken in all such cases within 30 days.
According to Pradeep Maral, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), the boy has been admitted to a local hospital for treatment. Image for representation.
According to Pradeep Maral, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), the boy has been admitted to a local hospital for treatment. Image for representation.

8-year-old Dalit boy made to sit on hot tiles over suspicion of theft in Maharashtra

Wardha | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 05:10 PM IST
It is alleged that the boy was made to take off his clothes and sit on the tiles which were simmering due to the scorching heat.
Medical colleges should have a grievance cell for students belonging to SC, ST and NT groups to resolve caste-based issues at a primary level.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT File Photo/Representative Image)
Medical colleges should have a grievance cell for students belonging to SC, ST and NT groups to resolve caste-based issues at a primary level.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT File Photo/Representative Image)

‘Medical colleges need grievance cell for SC/ST students ’: BANSF

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Following the suicide of a student after she being subjected to casteist taunts, the BANSF, has urged CM Devendra Fadnavis to set up cells to reduce the number of caste based hatred in educational institutes.
Dr Payal Tadvi, a trainee doctor who committed suicide on May 22 due to alleged caste-based harassment by other doctors.(HT FILE)
Dr Payal Tadvi, a trainee doctor who committed suicide on May 22 due to alleged caste-based harassment by other doctors.(HT FILE)

On casteism, films may work where media has failed

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 07:09 PM IST
Recent incidents have shown that we’ve become accomplished at turning a blind eye to the consequences of how dominant groups treat the marginalised
Dr Payal Tadvi’s family and All India Students Federation (AISF) staged a protest outside BYL Nair Hospital.(HT Photo)
Dr Payal Tadvi’s family and All India Students Federation (AISF) staged a protest outside BYL Nair Hospital.(HT Photo)

Nair Hospital suicide case: 2 more doctors arrested; all 3 sent to police custody

Hindustan Times | By Charul Shah, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Texts recovered from a messaging group indicate Dr Payal Tadvi was insulted, cop tells court
Her family has alleged that she was driven to suicide because Dr Khandelwal, Dr Ahuja and Dr Mehare discriminated against her on caste grounds.(HTPhotos)
Her family has alleged that she was driven to suicide because Dr Khandelwal, Dr Ahuja and Dr Mehare discriminated against her on caste grounds.(HTPhotos)

Mumbai doctor, accused of abetting junior’s suicide, held

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:43 AM IST
Dr Tadvi, who committed suicide on May 22, was a student of gynaecology and resident doctor at BYL Nair Hospital.
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