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Sushil Modi takes on JDU; accuses Bihar CM of misleading Assembly, public

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:24

Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Legislative Council, Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was misleading the Assembly and confusing the public over non-availability of post-matriculation scholarship for students belonging to Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC).

Bill in LS to strengthen law to stop atrocities against SC, ST

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:31

With a view to strengthening the law to prevent atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, a bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, which makes wilful neglect of duties by public servants in issues relating to atrocities a punishable offence.

Govt mulling to amend SC/ST Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 18:27

The Centre is considering to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and expand its presumptions such as punishment for neglect of duties by public servants not belonging to SCs and STs, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

SC Commission team visits violence-hit Kanavani village

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 04:11

A team of National Commission for Scheduled Castes today visited Kanavani village and met victims of a clash that took place there between Dalits and Gujjars last week.

Social organisation seeks constitutional status for Minority Commission

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 17:32

Social organisation for minorities demanded that National Minorities Commission be granted constitutional status such as that enjoyed by National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

Bail of accused in Nido Tania murder case to be heard by Special court

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 20:09

Delhi court transferred bail applications of 2 accused arrested in death of 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh youth, to Special Court due to lack of jurisdiction to hear the cases.

Odisha minister has grabbed Dalit family`s land: NCSC state co-od

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 15:21

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has claimed that the allegation of land grabbing against Odisha`s school and mass education minister Rabi Narayan Nanda was found true, which he has denied.

SC tells government to decide on post reservation in AIIMS

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 22:53

The Supreme Court Thursday said it was for the central government to decide whether there should be reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in super speciality posts in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the court declined to revisit its July 2013 judgment.

Visiting rape victim: Scheduled Castes panel slams Ramdev

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 19:55

National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) slammed yoga guru Baba Ramdev for visiting minor girl who was allegedly raped by five constables, saying it had breached the sensitivity of the matter.

Scheduled Caste status for 17 backward castes demanded

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 14:34

Eyeing support of backward castes, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday demanded Scheduled Caste (SC) status for 17 backward castes for their "socio-economic upliftment".

EC proposes reserving Mirzapur for SC, two assembly seats for ST

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 20:53

The Election Commission has proposed to reserve the Mirzapur parliamentary constituency for Scheduled Castes and de-reserve the Robertsganj seat in its place in Uttar Prdesh.

Mainstreaming disadvantaged groups a national priority: Kumari Selja

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 21:39

Union Minister Kumari Selja on Monday said the UPA government was committed to inclusive growth and a major component of it was mainstreaming the disadvantaged groups, as well as who were physically and mentally challenged.