Caste

Caste, community gaining in public life over character, capacity: Venkaiah Naidu

Caste, community gaining in public life over character, capacity: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu, who gave away the 12th Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, also said that journalism is possible only in an environment of freedom of expression. 

Dec 20, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

Dalit girl forced to lift her excreta by upper caste man in MP's Chhatarpur

A case was registered against Singh on charges of unlawful compulsory labour, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and relevant section of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, Khan said.

Aug 22, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

India must move forward as whole: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday highlighted India's rich diversity, saying the country must move forward as a whole and not by caste or community.

Jun 29, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

Newly married couple commits suicide in UP

Driven to desperation because their parents wouldn't accept their relationship, a young couple belonging to different castes exchanged married vows at a temple and then committed suicide, police said here.

May 06, 2017, 12:14 PM IST
Assembly polls: Desist from seeking votes in name of religion and caste, EC tells political parties

Assembly polls: Desist from seeking votes in name of religion and caste, EC tells political parties

EC on Tuesday directed political parties to desist from seeking votes in the name of religion and caste.

Jan 24, 2017, 20:54 PM IST

SC verdict banning use of religion to garner votes can be exploited: Jamaat

The recent Supreme Court verdict that outlawed appealing for votes in the name of religion, caste, and other identities can be "exploited" by parties campaigning using the "Hindutva plank", Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Saturday said.

Jan 07, 2017, 16:37 PM IST

Election campaigns in name of caste, religion and language against law: SC

Supreme Court directs for not using name of caste and religion during election campaign. Watch complete news story to get the detailed news updates!

Jan 02, 2017, 12:54 PM IST
Seeking votes in name of religion is 'corrupt practice', says SC

Seeking votes in name of religion is 'corrupt practice', says SC

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday said no politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed, or religion.

Jan 02, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister`s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average -- over 10 years -- for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).

Jul 23, 2016, 12:17 PM IST

Not mandatory to disclose caste in application forms: HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ruled that persons who do not wish to disclose their caste or religion in application forms for admission to educational institutions in the state, should not be compelled to do so.

Jun 15, 2016, 20:45 PM IST

No plans to write caste of children in birth certificate: Govt

There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificate, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Dec 15, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

Lalu lying on quotas: Amit Shah

With RJD supremo Lalu Prasad seizing upon RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's call for a quota review to consolidate his voters, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday accused him of speaking a "blatant lie" and insisted his party always supported the reservation policy and wanted no change.

Oct 01, 2015, 00:47 AM IST

Development main issue, says JDU as Lalu invokes caste loyalty

Amid a controversy over ally Lalu Prasad's alleged casteist remarks, JD(U) Wednesday sought to do a delicate balancing act, asserting that inclusive development with social justice is the poll plank of grand alliance led by Nitish Kumar in Bihar polls.

Sep 30, 2015, 18:09 PM IST

Reservation should be based on economic criteria: BJP MP

BJP MP Ch Dharambir, who represents Bhiwani-Mahendergarh constituency in Haryana, Tuesday said reservation should be based on economic criteria and not on caste.

Sep 23, 2015, 02:57 AM IST

Don't enslave great men in caste cage: RSS chief

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday asked the people to change their perspective towards great men and said such people cannot be enslaved in cages of caste or ideology and it is not easy to appropriate their legacy.

Aug 13, 2015, 23:42 PM IST

BJP's OBC Morcha to form its first state-level executive in Bihar

Eyeing crucial backward castes votes in poll-bound Bihar, the BJP's newly created OBC Morcha will form its first state-level executive there and give due representation to the state leaders in its national executive as the party focuses on to win over the community.

Jul 17, 2015, 15:50 PM IST
DMK asks Centre to release Census info on caste

DMK asks Centre to release Census info on caste

DMK president M Karunanidhi on Monday urged the Centre to immediately release the caste data enumerated under the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 so that appropriate upward revision could be done in reservation.

Jul 06, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

Panel discussion on rising water crisis in India

Rising temperatures and water crisis has left people across the north India helpless and furious!

May 24, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Panel discussion on rising water crisis in India- Part 2

Rising temperatures and water crisis has left people across the north India helpless and furious!

May 24, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Government does not endorse discriminatory statements: Rajnath

The government on Tuesday said it does not "endorse" any kind of statement which seeks to discriminate between the people of the country.

Apr 21, 2015, 23:12 PM IST