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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.

Election anecdote: When BR Ambedkar lost in first Lok Sabha polls

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 23:11

The first Lok Sabha polls was spread over five months, between October 1951 and February 1952.

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.

Recruitment to 15,000 vacant reserved posts soon: Hooda

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 22:55

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said his government had started the process to fill in more than 15,000 vacant posts under the Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes categories in the state.

Bill for effective implementation of SC, ST sub plan passed

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 18:22

A bill that provides for imprisonment of officials upto six months for willfully neglecting their duties under the SC, ST Sub-plan was passed by the Karnataka Assembly here on Thursday.

Court orders man to pay maintenance to 84-year-old mother

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 23:43

Coming to the rescue of an aged woman, a Family Court here ordered her son to pay a sum of Rs 5000 per month for her maintenance and medical expenses.

Chhattisgarh polls: Congress offers sops to farmers in poll manifesto

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 23:22

Free 35 kg rice a month, free power supply to farmers, crop loans to peasants at zero per cent interest rate are among the sops promised by Congress in its manifesto for Chhattisgarh assembly elections scheduled this month.

DMK leader Vijaykant`s party likely to enter poll fray in Delhi election

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 21:53

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) party leader Vijaykant is mulling fielding candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls.

Is SC woman married in another state entitled for quota? Apex Court

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 20:58

The Supreme Court has decided to refer to a larger bench for its authoritative pronouncement on the issue whether a Scheduled Caste woman is entitled for reservation benefits after marriage in another state where she is living with her husband of same caste.

Scheduled Castes of all religions should enjoy benefits: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 12:37

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa urged the PM to bring in necessary laws to include all Scheduled Castes under Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950.

55 new hostels for SC students in Odisha

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 20:27

As part of efforts to ensure all-round development of Scheduled Caste people, the Odisha Government has decided to construct 55 new hostels for SC students.

Punjab SC commission urges PM to bring back Sarabjit to India

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 17:11

Punjab Scheduled Caste (SC) Commission on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to act at the highest level to bring death row convict Sarabjit Singh, lying in coma in a Lahore hospital, to India for better treatment.