Backwards, dalits will ensure BJP comes to power in UP: Amit Shah

Reaching out to backward and dalit communities, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said they should ensure that the party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh for it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can understand their plight as he has risen from among them.

Web-based tool to monitor atrocities against Dalits, tribals

Claiming that the government has failed to safeguard the interests of the marginalised, National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairperson P.L. Punia on Wednesday called for advancing awareness about a web-based monitoring tool called ATM that tracks atrocities against Dalits and the tribals across India.

Temple locked following dispute over entry of Dalits in Tamil Nadu

Prohibitory orders were on Tuesday clamped in 21 villages in the district and a temple locked by revenue officials apprehending trouble after Adi Dravidar community people were allegedly barred from attending its consecration slated tomorrow by caste Hindus.

Social boycott of Dalits can't be ended by judicial order: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that it cannot pass an order to end alleged social boycott of the Dalit community in violence-hit Mirchpur village in Haryana as it would be an "ineffective" one.

SC relief to Ramdev in new 'honeymooon remark' cases

Supreme Court on Monday stayed fresh criminal proceedings initiated recently in different parts of country against Yoga guru Ramdev, for his alleged controversial "honeymoon" remarks targeting Rahul Gandhi over visiting homes of Dalits.

Bihar: Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi exhorts Dalits to hold key to power

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday exhorted the Dalits to hold key to power or their progress was not possible.

Bihar CM Manjhi exhorts Dalits to hold key to power

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday exhorted the Dalits to hold key to power or their progress was not possible.

Madras HC moved for relief to Dalits

 Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Government to file a counter affidavit within two weeks on relief and rehabilitation measures in Kolliruppu village in Cuddalore District where Dalits were allegedly attacked in November last year.

NSCS team holds inquiry into attack on Dalits

A two-member team of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) on Wednesday conducted an inquiry into the alleged attack on Dalits last week at Kuraiyur in the district that left one person dead and two others injured.

I will continue to be Bihar CM, says Manjhi

Jitan Ram Manjhi Monday said he will continue to be chief minister of Bihar.

Discrimination against Dalits in giving Bharat Ratna: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons like Kanshi Ram while awarding Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya.

BJP promises economic, social security to Dalits in Delhi

Going all out to woo the city's Dalit community, BJP leaders Monday took part in a rally here promising to dedicate the year 2015 to the uplift of the community.

Eyes on 2017 UP Assembly polls, SP tries to woo Dalits

Sensing an opportunity in the dismal showing by BSP in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party is silently working towards weaning away its arch-rival's Dalit vote bank with an eye on the 2017 Assembly polls.

Dalit killings: Fadnavis visits kin, Congress calls it 'photo op'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday met family members of three dalits who were murdered in Javkheda village last month, drawing flak from opposition Congress which described the visit as a "photo op" and the fallout of "political compulsion".

Maha Dalit killings: NGO to stage protest in Maharashtra tomorrow

A city-based NGO will stage a protest here on Saturday against the recent killings of Dalits at a village in Maharashtra.

Ravi Shankar Prasad want Dalit women to operate CSC in dalit villages

 IT Ministry is now working on a plan to train dalit women in running common services centres in villages that have major population of the community, telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.

Bihar CM alleges bias against dalits, says 'temple was washed after my visit'

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he himself had been a victim of bias against 'mahadalits', claiming that a temple in Madhubani district was washed and purified soon after his visit a couple of months back.

Bihar CM alleges bias against dalits, says 'temple was washed after my visit'

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he himself had been a victim of bias against 'mahadalits', claiming that a temple in Madhubani district was washed and purified soon after his visit a couple of months back.

Bihar CM Manjhi asks 'mahadalits' to unite

Asking 'mahadalits' or the most backward among the Scheduled Castes (SC) to unite, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said it will make them powerful and gain political power.

Four held in connection with murder, beheading of Dalits

 Four persons were arrested today in connection with the beheading of two Dalit brothers after they were hacked to death here.