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Gujarat to set up 16 special courts to handle SC/ST atrocity cases

Gujarat to set up 16 special courts to handle SC/ST atrocity cases

These courts will be set up in 15 districts. Ahmedabad will get two different courts - Ahmedabad (Rural) and City Civil Court, Ahmedabad.

PM Modi launches Stand up India to promote financial inclusion - In Pics

Giving a push to government's financial inclusion programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the Stand-up India scheme under which 1.25 lakh bank branches will provide loans up to Rs 1 crore to SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.

Government's big push to create entrepreneurs from SC/ST, women: FM Arun Jaitley

Asking party workers to reach out to SCs, STs and women, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said government will soon launch 'Stand Up India' scheme to provide loans of up to Rs one crore to help members of these communities become big entrepreneurs. 

Mayawati favours quota for poor upper castes

Mayawati said people from SCs/STs and OBCs, who have converted to become Christians, Muslims and Sikhs, should also get the benefits of reservation.

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi presents parallel report card of his tenure

Hindustani Awam Morcha leader Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday termed the report card of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ten-year rule in Bihar as "fraud and eyewash" and presented a parallel report card on the nine months he was in power.

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

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.

Ensure SC/ST representation in senior positions: Panel to Govt

Observing that SC/ST officers were not represented in senior positions in Ministries and public sector firms due to existing policies, a Parliamentary panel asked government to ensure that their adequate presence is ensured there.

Custodial death: Commission asks police to fix responsibility

The National Commission for Scheduled Caste has asked Punjab police to fix responsibility of police officers in the alleged "custodial death" of a fruit orchard contractor in Mehtiana police station.

Tribal woman gang-raped in MP village

A tribal woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by four men in Barodia village in the district, police said on Sunday.

Amend SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: Ramadoss

PMK founder leader Dr S Ramadoss on Sunday called for amending the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 to ensure that the legislation is not misused against non Dalits`.

UPA’s next test – quota in promotions for SC/STs

After its decisive victory on the issue of allowing 51% FDI in retail, the UPA government aims to get the constitution amendment bill to restore quota in promotions for SC/STs cleared by the Parliament.

Funds under SC/ST sub-plans diverted, alleges MIM leader

Akbaruddin Owaisi has criticised AP CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy alleging that funds were diverted in the last eight years.

Funds under SC/ST sub-plans diverted: MIM leader

Owaisi targeted Reddy and levelled the allegations during the debate on the SC and ST Sub-Plans Bill in the state Assembly yesterday.

Raj govt asked to reply plea challenging promotion of SC/STs

Raj HC granted three weeks time to the state government to reply to a plea challenging its notification which gave protection to SC/ST employees.

Literacy prog must reach SC/ST, minorities: Ansari

Expressing concern over high rate of illiteracy in the country, Vice President Hamid Ansari said literacy programme must reach SC/ST and minorities.

Demand for reservation for backward sections in promotion

An OBC leader in Congress has demanded that the backward sections should also be included in the proposal for reservation in promotion for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe.

SP against promotion quota bill, BJP wants amendment

The party, which has taken a stand against the bill, accused the government of taking a politically motivated decision.

Soon, exclusive courts for disposal of SC/ST atrocity cases

Taking serious note of the trial
mechanism and poor conviction rate in cases of atrocities against SCs and STs, the Centre has asked all the states to set up exclusive special courts to handle such matters.

Nitish Kumar launches e Z-Pay cards

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launched e Z-Pay cards for students belonging to scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, backward and extremely
backward castes for payment of stipends to them for their
performance in the matric examination.

No reservation for state OBC candidate in Central govt job:CAT

The Central Administrative
Tribunal has held that a person belonging to state
government`s Other Backward Caste (OBC) list but not
categorised so by the Centre is not entitled for reservation
in central government jobs.