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Rajya Sabha wants Mayawati to withdraw resignation, says Deputy Chairman

The Rajya Sabha wants Mayawati to withdraw her resignation, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said on Wednesday, a day after the BSP chief quit as a member of the House, saying she was not allowed to speak on dalit issue.

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, attacks govt for gagging her; BJP calls BSP chief's resignation a 'drama'

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, attacks govt for gagging her; BJP calls BSP chief's resignation a 'drama'

Mayawati lost power in Uttar Pradesh in 2012 and her party was routed in this year's Assembly elections.

After being asked to restrict her impromptu speech, Mayawati resigns as Rajya Sabha member

After being asked to restrict her impromptu speech, Mayawati resigns as Rajya Sabha member

Mayawati lost power in Uttar Pradesh in 2012 and her party was routed in this year's Assembly elections.

Amreli custodial death: Dalits threaten to convert to Buddhism

As many as 200 Dalits in Amreli district have threatened to convert to Buddhism alleging police inaction in conducting a fair probe into the death of a community member in judicial custody two weeks ago.

Dalits still converting to Buddhism, but at a dwindling rate

Dalits still converting to Buddhism, but at a dwindling rate

Around 87 per cent of Buddhists in India are neo-converts; the rest belong to traditional Buddhist communities, mostly in the north-east of India and other Himalayan regions.

Yogi Adityanath lunches with Dalits after caste tensions

The chief minister had lunch with Dalits at Harmanpur village in Kampierganj area, where he also unveiled a statue of Ambedkar.

Punjab BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of turning a blind eye to farmer suicides

Punjab BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of turning a blind eye to farmer suicides

 Punjab BJP today accused Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi of turning a blind eye to "rising" number of farmer suicides and alleged atrocities against Dalits under the Amarinder Singh-led government in the state.

Marry your children into tribal families, BJP leaders told

Criticising the trend of BJP leaders taking a meal at the homes of tribal families, former Goa Chief Minister Ravi Naik on Wednesday urged them to offer their sons and daughters in marriage to members of Dalit and tribal families.

Rahul Gandhi visits Saharanpur, says UP govt failed in maintaining law and order

Rahul Gandhi visits Saharanpur, says UP govt failed in maintaining law and order

Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by AICC general secretary in charge of UP affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad, and UP Congress chief Raj Babbar.

Rahul Gandhi heads for Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh despite no permission, may court arrest

Rahul Gandhi heads for Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh despite no permission, may court arrest

The Congress had on Thursday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is nobody to stop Rahul Gandhi from visiting Saharanpur.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit violence-hit Saharanpur tomorrow

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit violence-hit Saharanpur tomorrow

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit violence-hit villages of Saharanpur on Saturday.

Saharanpur calm but tense; officials hope for early normalcy

Saharanpur calm but tense; officials hope for early normalcy

An eerie calm prevailed in violence-hit villages of Saharanpur on Thursday.

Caste violence in Sarahanpur: UP govt transfers 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates

Caste violence in Sarahanpur: UP govt transfers 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates

In the wake of clashes between two communities in Saharanpur, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday transferred 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates.

Saharanpur violence: Mayawati blamed for recent unrest in Shabbirpur – Watch report

Saharanpur violence: Mayawati blamed for recent unrest in Shabbirpur – Watch report

This is the third time in three months that violence has erupted in Shabbirpur. 

Yeddyurappa ate hotel food at Dalit's home, accused of practicing 'untouchability'

BS Yeddyurappa lands in a soup after a Dalit youth filed a complaint accusing him of practising untouchability.

एक भूमि दलित युवक ने अस्पृश्यता के अभ्यास का आरोप लगाते हुए बीएस येदियुरप्पा के खिलाफ शिकायत दायर की।

Hundreds of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar over Saharanpur clash

Hundreds of Dalits on Sunday protested in the national capital to demand justice for community members who, they said, fell victim to a communal clash in a village in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on May 5.

Caste violence in Sarahanpur: Thirty arrested for stone-pelting, torching of vehicle

As many as 30 people were on Wednesday arrested in connection with the incidents of stone pelting and torching of vehicles and a police post in Saharanpur, which has been witnessing caste-based violence since May 5. 

Cow vigilantism: SC asks five states to file counter affidavits

The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the matter concerning the ban on `gau rakshaks` for six weeks.

'Confusion' in party will end in 3 to 4 days: B S Yeddyurappa

Amid the BJP central leadership's crackdown to end infighting in its Karnataka unit, the party's state president B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said the "confusion" in the organisation's state wing would end in three to four days.

Assembly elections: BJP manifesto promises land to Dalits, houses to poor in Punjab

BJP on Sunday promised a slew of populist schemes in its manifesto for Punjab Assembly poll like providing sugar and ghee at low prices, houses to the poor, land to Dalits and backwards, besides assuring Rs five lakh assistance to the families affected by militancy.