SC, ST promotions: Shivraj Singh-led government to move Supreme Court

Hours after the Madhya Pradesh High Court set aside the provision of reservations in promotion in the state government services, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said his government will move to the Supreme Court challenging the order.

Rohith Vemula was a Dalit, claims SC/ST panel head PL Punia

Rohith Vemula was a Dalit, claims SC/ST panel head PL Punia

The Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe commission chairman PL Punia on Sunday dismissed the recent claims made by Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and said that PhD scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide in Hyderabad in January this year, was a Dalit.

SC/ST Amendment Act to come into effect from today

The Act has more stringent provisions for prevention of atrocities against SCs and STs.

SC-ST forum members call on PM Modi

 A delegation of members of the Forum of SC and ST Legislators and Parliamentarians today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and handed a memorandum to him relating to welfare issues of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Gogoi asks Modi to recognise 6 Assam communities as ST

In a letter to PM, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said Moran, Muttock, Tai Ahom, Koch-Rajbongshi, Sootea and Tea Tribes should be recognised as ST.

Govt may allow SC to define criteria for selection of eminent persons in NJAC

 On a day the Supreme Court reserved its order on the validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission, government today indicated that it may allow the apex court to define the criteria for selection of two eminent persons to be part of the new body to appoint and transfer judges.

Sachin Tendulkar meets his childhood idol Boris Becker

Former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, an Idol for many cricketers across the world, got excited when he bumped into his childhood star Boris Becker.

Govt to introduce bill on SC, ST in LS: Gehlot

Amid Congress attacking the NDA government of allowing to lapse an ordinance to strengthen the SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, the Centre on Tuesdaya said it will introduce the bill in Lok Sabha.

Nitish criticises Modi govt over IIT-Madras body derecognition

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday derecognition of the students group in IIT Madras for being "critical of PM" was "an attack on democracy" and "reflected dictatorial and fascist face" of the Centre.

Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Laureus Sports Academy

Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Laureus Sports Academy

 Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was on Wednesday inducted as one of the five new members into the prestigious Laureus Sports Academy in a glittering annual award ceremony at the Shanghai Grand theatre here.

Don't frame schemes you can't implement: SC to Centre

Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on the slow pace of the Centre in implementing the "Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana" to provide hostels to students belonging to SC/ST category, saying it should not frame schemes that it cannot implement.

National Commission for SC/ST seeks report into girls stripping incident

Taking a serious view of stripping of girl students in a school here, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on Wednesday sought a report from the district administration and asked District Education Officer to take strict action against the teacher.

Jamia opens hostel facility for civil service aspirants

Aiming to provide a holistic learning environment for the civil service aspirants who receive coaching at the varsity's Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), Jamia Milia Islamia here has opened a separate hostel for them.

Court asks cops how AAP leader Rakhi booked under SC/ST Act

A court here on Wednesday asked Delhi Police to explain how AAP leader Rakhi Bidlan and her brother, belonging to Scheduled Caste community, were made accused in a case lodged against them under the special law enacted for protection of SC and ST members.

SC/ST/OBC seats in AIIMS faculty not being filled up: SP MP

 Alleging that SC/ST and OBC seats in the AIIMS faculty are not being filled up, Opposition SP, BSP and Congress in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday demanded that the on-going faculty appointment process in the top medical institution should be stopped till Government clears the air on the issue.

Centre reimbursing education loan interest for SC, ST students

Centre reimbursing education loan interest for SC, ST students

The BJP-led central government has asked banks to submit their claims for interest subsidy on education loans availed by students belonging to scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) communities, a circular from the Indian Banks` Association (IBA) states.

Cong leader in Goa opposes reservation in judicial commission

A senior Congress leader in Goa has objected to providing reservation to the SC, ST and OBC communities in the judicial commission.

Social identities have led to discrimination: Ansari

Citizens belonging to SCs, STs, religious minorities and women have suffered discrimination due to their social identities and this in turn has affected their access to resources, opportunities and even civil rights, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said.

Bring literacy rate on par with world's leading societies: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday emphasised on stepping up efforts toward complete eradication of illiteracy from the country with enhanced focus on improving literacy rate among SC, ST, minorities and disadvantaged sections of the society.