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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Panel discussion on rising water crisis in India

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

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!

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.

Ambedkar Jayanti: Political parties trying to cash in on the Dalit icon to woo voters?

Political parties are trying cash in on Dalit icon Dr BR aligning themselves with him to woo voters.

Maharashtra: Youth paraded naked on donkey, booked for raping minor girl

A complaint of rape has been filed by a minor girl against a 19-year-old youth, who last week was allegedly paraded naked on a donkey as a punishment for having an affair with the girl who belongs to a different caste, police said on Wednesday.

Cash reward for inter-caste marriage raised in Haryana

The Haryana government on Friday said it has decided to raise the cash reward under the inter-caste marriage scheme from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh.

I was once subjected to discrimination on caste basis: Mulayum Singh Yadav

Amidst the row over mass conversions in Agra, SP chief Mulayam Singh takes over the debate.

A temple in Bilaspur where entry is allowed on the basis of caste!

Markandeya Shiv Temple, situated in Bilaspur still belives in regressive practices as the entry into this temple is alloweed on the basis of caste.

Ansari calls for finding balance between development, citizens' rights

Voicing concern over incidents of violence and discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity and economic status, Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday said a system of governance is required where there is a fuller accountability and no "culture of impunity".

Dishonour killing: Bhavna Yadav murdered by her parents in Delhi

In a case of honour killing, a 21-year-old girl Bhavna Yadav was allegedly murdered by her parents who opposed her marriage to a youth belonging to a different caste.

Caste-based census important to ensure social justice: Karunanidhi ​

A day after Supreme Court set aside a Madras High Court order directing the Centre to conduct caste-based census, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Union Government to factor in the necessity of holding such an exercise.

Rajnath Singh calls up Karnataka CM; talks about attack on NE youth

In the wake of attack on three Northeast youth in Bangalore, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called up Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and asked him to ensure that there is no discrimination against anyone on the basis of caste, creed and sect.