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India must move forward as whole: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday highlighted India's rich diversity, saying the country must move forward as a whole and not by caste or community.

Newly married couple commits suicide in UP

Driven to desperation because their parents wouldn't accept their relationship, a young couple belonging to different castes exchanged married vows at a temple and then committed suicide, police said here.

Assembly polls: Desist from seeking votes in name of religion and caste, EC tells political parties

Assembly polls: Desist from seeking votes in name of religion and caste, EC tells political parties

EC on Tuesday directed political parties to desist from seeking votes in the name of religion and caste.

SC verdict banning use of religion to garner votes can be exploited: Jamaat

The recent Supreme Court verdict that outlawed appealing for votes in the name of religion, caste, and other identities can be "exploited" by parties campaigning using the "Hindutva plank", Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Saturday said.

Election campaigns in name of caste, religion and language against law: SC

Supreme Court directs for not using name of caste and religion during election campaign. Watch complete news story to get the detailed news updates!

Seeking votes in name of religion is 'corrupt practice', says SC

Seeking votes in name of religion is 'corrupt practice', says SC

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday said no politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed, or religion.

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister`s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average -- over 10 years -- for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).

Not mandatory to disclose caste in application forms: HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ruled that persons who do not wish to disclose their caste or religion in application forms for admission to educational institutions in the state, should not be compelled to do so.

No plans to write caste of children in birth certificate: Govt

There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificate, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Lalu lying on quotas: Amit Shah

With RJD supremo Lalu Prasad seizing upon RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's call for a quota review to consolidate his voters, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday accused him of speaking a "blatant lie" and insisted his party always supported the reservation policy and wanted no change.

Development main issue, says JDU as Lalu invokes caste loyalty

Amid a controversy over ally Lalu Prasad's alleged casteist remarks, JD(U) Wednesday sought to do a delicate balancing act, asserting that inclusive development with social justice is the poll plank of grand alliance led by Nitish Kumar in Bihar polls.

Reservation should be based on economic criteria: BJP MP

BJP MP Ch Dharambir, who represents Bhiwani-Mahendergarh constituency in Haryana, Tuesday said reservation should be based on economic criteria and not on caste.