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.

Train services disrupted due to protests in West Bengal

Train services were disrupted on the Asansol-Jhajha section of Eastern Railways on Monday after a group of around 4,000 supporters of Melar Adim Janajati Sangram Morcha (MAJSM) obstructed train movement between Kaseetar and Jamtara stations demanding inclusion in Scheduled Tribe category.

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.

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.

Bandh affects normal life in central Assam

Stray incidents of violence during a bandh hit normal life in central Assam districts on Monday.
The bandh has been called jointly by All Tiwa Students Union and Karbi Students Union for a separate autonomous council for Tiwas under the provisions of the sixth schedule of Constitution and scheduled tribe status to Karbis living in the plain districts of Assam.

JKPPM demands ST status for Pahari people

A local outfit today demanded granting of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to Pahari people in Jammu and Kashmir, saying any further delay on the issue would be against the national interest.

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.

JKPPM demands ST status for Paharis

Demanding ST status for Pahari community, J&K Pahari Peoples Movement threatened to launch a state-wide agitation.

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.

No quota for SC, STs in promotion without justifiable data: SC

Reservation to members of SC,
ST and OBC at the time of promotions cannot be sought as a
matter of right but is subject to the available quantifiable
data to justify it, the Supreme Court has ruled.