With Dalit voters in mind, BJP ropes in Buddhist monks to dent Mayawati's kitty in poll-bound UP

With Dalit voters in mind, BJP ropes in Buddhist monks to dent Mayawati's kitty in poll-bound UP

In an attempt to propagate Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's thoughts on Buddhism and Bhimrao Ambedkar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has roped in Buddhist monks who will travel across Uttar Pradesh in next six months. 

Protesting against liquor shop, Dalits in Rajasthan claim they've converted to Buddhism

The residents of Sant Ravidas Colony in Bhadasia suburb of Jodhpur have been protesting for three weeks now against the liquor shop.

Kanhaiya Kumar's family objects to Mayawati remarks against him

Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar's family on Friday took a strong objection to Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati's castiest remarks against him, allegdly calling him anti-Dalit and from upper caste.

We got Telangana because of Ambedkar, says K Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday laid the foundation stone for a 125-ft bronze statue of BR Ambedkar on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary and announced a slew of welfare programmes for dalits and other communities.

Rohith Vemula's family embraces Buddhism, says `we'll be free from daily humiliation`

Rohith Vemula's family embraces Buddhism, says `we'll be free from daily humiliation`

Rohith Vemula's mother Radhika and brother Naga Chaitanya Vemula were given 'deeksha' at a function in Dadar in Mumbai.

Rohith Vemula's brother, mother to embrace Buddhism in Mumbai today

Rohith Vemula's brother, mother to embrace Buddhism in Mumbai today

Today is the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Dalit icon and the principal architect of the Indian Constitution.

'Anti-Dalit' BJP forgets Eklavya while renaming Gurgaon: AAP

 AAP on Wednesday attacked BJP over the renaming of Gurgaon, calling the party "anti-Dalit" and questioned whether it approved Guru Dronacharya's act of asking "Dalit and Advivasi" pupil Eklavya's thumb.

Arvind Kejriwal offers clerical job to Rohith Vemula’s M.Sc degree holder brother

Arvind Kejriwal offers clerical job to Rohith Vemula’s M.Sc degree holder brother

During his meeting with Rohith Vemula’s mother in Delhi on February 24, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had vowed to offer an “appropriate” job to Raja Vemula.

Tension in Jammu town after boy found dead

The boy, identified as Karan Kumar, was found dead in the local higher secondary school at 10.30 pm on Monday.

Good news: Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed for 1st time at UN

Good news: Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed for 1st time at UN

The birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution and Dalit rights activist, would be observed at the United Nations for the first time with focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

'Acche din' for SC/ST, Dalit, physically challenged; Smriti Irani promises 100% fee waiver at IITs

'Acche din' for SC/ST, Dalit, physically challenged; Smriti Irani promises 100% fee waiver at IITs

An IIT panel last month approved a proposal for a three-fold hike in annual fees of IITs from the present Rs 90,000.

PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Babu Jagjivan Ram

Jagjivan Ram, known popularly as Babuji, was an Indian independence activist and politician from Bihar.

Rajasthan: Dalit girl raped, murdered by physical trainer in school hostel room

Rajasthan: Dalit girl raped, murdered by physical trainer in school hostel room

Days after the body of a Dalit girl student was found in a water tank of the school on Tuesday, the local police have arrested the physical trainer and instructor for allegedly raping the murdering the girl in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. 

25 Hyderabad University students get bail in connection with vandalism at V-C's lodge

25 Hyderabad University students get bail in connection with vandalism at V-C's lodge

A local court on Monday granted bail to 25 students and two faculty members of the Hyderabad University who were arrested on charges of vandalising the Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile's lodge during a protest last week. 

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Ambedkar memorial today

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Ambedkar memorial today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will lay foundation stone of Dr. BR Ambedkar National memorial in New Delhi, ANI report said. 

Tamil Nadu murder case: Left, Dalit groups call for statewide protest

Tamil Nadu murder case: Left, Dalit groups call for statewide protest

The attack has once again highlighted the scourge of casteism that is still prevalent in the country, despite progress in the education and economic front.

Four killers arrested after broad daylight murder video of Tamil Nadu Dalit boy goes viral

Four killers arrested after broad daylight murder video of Tamil Nadu Dalit boy goes viral

In a daylight murder, which appears to be an honour killing case, a 23-year-old Dalit man was hacked to death by three assailants in broad daylight in at a busy marketplace on Sunday afternoon. 

Modi govt anti-Dalit, repressing voice of youth: Congress

Modi govt anti-Dalit, repressing voice of youth: Congress

Several Congress leaders on Wednesday attacked the NDA government at a demonstration here, accusing it of being "anti-Dalit" and "repressing" the voice of the country's youth.

Rohith Vemula suicide: KC Tyagi, KTS Tulsi to give privilege notice against Smriti Irani in RS on Monday

Rohith Vemula suicide: KC Tyagi, KTS Tulsi to give privilege notice against Smriti Irani in RS on Monday

Janata Dal (United) MP KC Tyagi and nominated MP KTS Tulsi will on Monday give privilege notice against Smriti Irani in Rajya Sabha over Rohith Vemula suicide case.

Black flags, protest welcome Arvind Kejriwal in Punjab

Black flags, protest welcome Arvind Kejriwal in Punjab

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a five-day visit to Punjab, faced protest, black flags and 'Go Back Kejriwal' posters allegedly by SAD-BJP workers on Friday.