Include Christian, Muslim Dalits in SC category: CBCI

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) on Friday demanded the inclusion of Christian and Muslim Dalits in the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.

Kudroli Temple appoints two SC, ST widows as priests in Karnataka

Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple here has perhaps become the first in the country to appoint two widows from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities as priests to perform pujas and other rituals.

Doctors call off strike in Maharashtra, minister assures to accept demands

The Medical Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Saturday called off their indefinite strike across the state after being assured by the state government that their demands would be fulfilled within a fortnight.

Ordinance giving teeth to penal provisions for crime against SC/STs passed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scheduled Castes of all religions should enjoy benefits: Jayalalithaa

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

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.

Haryana govt announces incentives for SC students

Haryana government on Sunday decided to increase the monthly incentive of the poor students from the Scheduled Caste community, ranging from Rs 50 to Rs 200.

Reimburse funds to private, unaided schools for SC/ST students: HC

Bombay HC directed Maharashtra govt to reimburse unaided schools for education of students belonging to SCs and STs under Right to Education Act.

Condition of Muslims in India worse than SC, STs: UK scholar

Muslims in India are even less privileged than members of SCs and STs, a noted British scholar claimed on Monday.

Rajasthan Police probes Ashis Nandy’s controversial remarks

Ashis Nandy had said that the people belonging to OBC (Other Backward Class), Scheduled Caste (SC) and ST (Scheduled Tribe) are more corrupt during a discussion at the JLF on January 26.

Nitish orders special action plan to deal cases of

Nitish Kumar ordered for setting up a special cell in SC & ST Welfare department for effective implementation of laws for the weaker sections.

Zero in exam? In Andhra, you can still get admission

Last year, 26 out of 73 students who got zero marks in EAMCET were declared qualified. Of them, 17 got admissions into engineering and nine in agriculture/veterinary colleges.

Relief for atrocities against SC/STs increased

Enhanced monetary relief in the case
of atrocities against SCs and STs has come into effect with the Centre notifying amended rules.

Scheduled caste benefits to dalit Christians, Muslims looked into: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh has said the issue of extending scheduled caste benefit
to dalit Christians and dalit Muslims is being "seriously
looked", according to a Mumbai-based Christian body.

Dalit doctor murder case: NCSC to serve notice to UP govt

The National Commission for
Scheduled Caste said it will serve a notice to the UP govt on a complaint that the probe into the
murder case of a dalit doctor here was being "politicised".