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SIT to probe Manipur youth`s death in Delhi: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:34

Government on Tuesday said a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to investigate the death of Manipuri youth Akha Salouni in Delhi.

SC/ST Amendment Bill sent to Standing Committee amid protest

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 16:22

A bill which makes wilful neglect of duties by public servants in issues relating to atrocities against the SC and ST a punishable offence was referred to the Standing Committee by Lok Sabha amid protests and objections from Congress.

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.

Demand in RS for scholarship funds release to SC/ST students

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:53

A demand was made in Rajya Sabha on Friday for immediate release of funds meant for scholarships of students under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories, saying the students were facing much hardship due to delays.

Bill likely to strengthen law against atrocities on SC/ST

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:32

The Modi government is likely to bring a bill in the Budget session of Parliament to strengthen a law against atrocities on SCs and STs, a move initiated by the previous UPA government.

NDMA Vice-Chairman, five members resign

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:34

After some Governors, it was the turn of Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) M Shashidhar Reddy and five of its members to resign after the new government asked them to quit their posts.

Badaun gang-rape victims` family claims being threatened

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 22:12

The family of the Badaun rape victims on Monday alleged that they have received threats and demanded security from Central forces, saying they do not trust the state police.

Badaun gang-rape victims did not belong to SC/ST caste: UP govt

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 22:02

With the Centre sending a letter to the UP government asking why SC/ST Act was not slapped against the accused in the Badaun gang-rape case, the Home Department here clarifying its stand on Monday claiming, the victims did not belong to the said caste.

CPI-M for action against Ramdev under SC/ST Act

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 16:30

CPI(M) on Saturday demanded prosecution of yoga guru Ramdev under the SC/ST Act for his "uncivilised statements" against Dalit women and charged him with demeaning them.

Benami flats in Adarsh were bought under SC/ST quotas: CBI

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 21:43

Many of the `benami` flats (the flats held in the name of a proxy buyer) in the scam-tainted Adarsh Society here were purchased under the quotas for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and `weaker sections of the society`, the CBI has said in its supplementary chargesheet.

Ordinance giving teeth to penal provisions for crime against SC/STs passed

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 00:21

In a bid to woo the SCs and STs ahead of elections, government on Sunday cleared an ordinance making penal provisions more stringent.

Rajasthan CM asks police to expedite cases of SC/ST, women

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 15:14

Holding high-level meeting with SPs on law and order in the state, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje directed them to expedite cases pertaining to SC/ST, women and children and register FIRs immediately.