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US destroyer sails close to contested islands in SCS: Pentagon

US destroyer sails close to contested islands in SCS: Pentagon

The USS Decatur passed close to the Paracel Islands and "conducted this transit in a routine, lawful manner, Pentagon said.

Vietnam's top leaders hail India's position on disputed South China Sea

Vietnam's top leaders hail India's position on disputed South China Sea

"We must also intensify our coordination in regional and multilateral fora," a top Vietnamese official told PM Modi.

China launches website to highlight its case on SCS

China on Wednesday launched a new website to defend its stance over the South China Sea after an international tribunal quashed its claims over the disputed area.

Not considering reservation in pvt sector: Govt

No proposal for reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector is under government consideration, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

China plans to build artificial island in disputed SCS

China is planning to expand its installation at a disputed island in the South China Sea to establish an artificial island with an airstrip and sea port, rejecting the jurisdiction of the international court over the festering dispute in the region.

Over 1 lakh of cases of atrocities against SCs, STs during 2001-12: Report

More than one lakh cases of atrocities against persons belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) were reported across the country in the period between 2001 and 2012 -- when both BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA were in power.

Ajit Jogi opposes Janardan Dwivedi`s suggestion to end caste-based quotas

Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Wednesday strongly opposed party colleague Janardan Dwivedi`s controversial suggestion about ending caste-based quotas.

System of reservations for SCs, STs, OBCs must continue: Sonia Gandhi

A day after Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi called for an end to reservation on caste lines, party president Sonia Gandhi snubbed him by saying that there should be "no doubt or ambiguity" over the party`s stand of continuing the system of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs.

Chhattisgarh polls: SCs, STs split in backing BJP, Congress

There appears to be a vertical split in SC and ST voters in Chhattisgarh as far as handing over decisive mandate to Raman Singh government is concerned, with the former extending their support to the ruling party and the latter rallying behind Congress.

Chhattisgarh polls: SCs, STs split in backing BJP, Cong

There appears to be a vertical split in SC and ST voters in Chhattisgarh as far as handing over decisive mandate to Raman Singh government is concerned, with the former extending their support to the ruling party and the latter rallying behind Congress.

OBC activists protest Maharashtra`s alleged anti-OBC attitude

OBC activists under the banner of Maharashtra Rajya Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad from across Vidarbha region staged a protest on Saturday in front of the local residence of Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Shivajirao Moghe to protest against what they called the Maharashtra government`s "anti-OBC attitude".

Freedom of navigation in SCS false proposition: China

China on Thursday warned countries, which are having maritime disputes with it over the South China Sea, against seeking "private interests" under the guise of freedom of navigation in the region.

China, Vietnam to set up hotline to avert tension in SCS

Amid bitter maritime disputes over the South China Sea, China and Vietnam agreed to set up a hotline to deal with incidents involving their fishing vessels.

Crime against SCs and STs high in Rajasthan

Rajasthan has registered a high rate of crime against Scheduled Castes at 7.6 per cent.

NHRC public hearing to deal with SCs grievances

Schedule Caste community members, who have a complaint of atrocity committed by a public servant, can send their complaints to NHRC by October 07.

More atrocities against SCs in rural areas: NHRC

NHRC was reaching out to villagers as atrocities against those belonging to the SCs was more prevalent in rural areas than in urban.

Uma asks SCs, STs to fight for their demands

Senior BJP leader Uma Bharati called upon members of SC and ST here to continue their fight till their demands are accepted.

`SCs, STs account for nearly 25% households in Maha`

Scheduled Castes (SC) comprise 13.9 per cent, while Scheduled Tribes (ST) account for 10.3 per cent of the total 2,38,30,580 households in Maharashtra, latest census statistics reveals.

Crime against SCs, STs on rise: Govt

Crime against Scheduled Castes
and Scheduled Tribes communities has seen a surge in the
recent years as close to 40,000 cases were registered during
2008, about 3,600 more than the previous year.

`SCs/STs for open seats be treated as general`

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates qualifying against open seats for promotion cannot be adjusted against the vacancies earmarked for SC/ST quota, the CAT has held while giving relief to a Delhi Police woman constable.