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Kerala introduces bill in Assembly to regulate private medical colleges

Kerala introduces bill in Assembly to regulate private medical colleges

A bill to regulate the admissions and fee structure for private medical colleges in Kerala has been introduced in the state assembly on Monday.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Goa: Congress dubs Subhash Bhamre's lunch with ST family as 'political drama'

Goa: Congress dubs Subhash Bhamre's lunch with ST family as 'political drama'

The Goa Congress has dubbed Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre's lunch with a scheduled tribe family at their house in Taleigao village in the state, as "political drama".

Jun 07, 2017, 11:06 AM IST
Government to hire 980 officers through civil services exams, lowest in 5 years

Government to hire 980 officers through civil services exams, lowest in 5 years

The government will hire 980 officers to fill up vacancies in the prestigious IAS, IFS and IPS through civil services exam 2017, the lowest in the past five years.

Feb 26, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
SC/ST Bank sought on lines of Mahila Bank to help Dalit and tribal entrepreneurs

SC/ST Bank sought on lines of Mahila Bank to help Dalit and tribal entrepreneurs

In order to help Dalit and tribal entrepreneurs, the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations – Parisangh – urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open a separate bank. The proposal put forward is to start a bank with Rs 1 lakh in capital.

Nov 28, 2016, 20:47 PM IST
Assam tribal bodies against grant of ST status to 6 communities

Assam tribal bodies against grant of ST status to 6 communities

The groups resolved to take legal recourse and file writs before the Supreme Court if the Centre and State governments go ahead with granting ST status to the communities.

Aug 22, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

Hemant Soren complains against top police officer

 JMM leader Hemant Soren has lodged a complaint against police officer Anurag Gupta under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, for using "humiliating words" against him.

Jul 25, 2016, 12:41 PM IST
Harish Rawat seeks clearance of Rs 123 cr for scholarship to SC, ST, OBC students

Harish Rawat seeks clearance of Rs 123 cr for scholarship to SC, ST, OBC students

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today met Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot and sought clearance of Rs 123 crore in scholarship dues of the state's Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and OBC students.

Jul 01, 2016, 13:45 PM IST

SC, ST promotions: Shivraj Singh-led government to move Supreme Court

Hours after the Madhya Pradesh High Court set aside the provision of reservations in promotion in the state government services, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said his government will move to the Supreme Court challenging the order.

May 01, 2016, 06:38 AM IST
Rohith Vemula was a Dalit, claims SC/ST panel head PL Punia

Rohith Vemula was a Dalit, claims SC/ST panel head PL Punia

The Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe commission chairman PL Punia on Sunday dismissed the recent claims made by Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and said that PhD scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide in Hyderabad in January this year, was a Dalit.

Feb 01, 2016, 09:33 AM IST

SC/ST Amendment Act to come into effect from today

The Act has more stringent provisions for prevention of atrocities against SCs and STs.

Jan 25, 2016, 19:29 PM IST

SC-ST forum members call on PM Modi

 A delegation of members of the Forum of SC and ST Legislators and Parliamentarians today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and handed a memorandum to him relating to welfare issues of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Dec 12, 2015, 00:37 AM IST

Gogoi asks Modi to recognise 6 Assam communities as ST

In a letter to PM, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said Moran, Muttock, Tai Ahom, Koch-Rajbongshi, Sootea and Tea Tribes should be recognised as ST.

Nov 26, 2015, 19:57 PM IST

Govt may allow SC to define criteria for selection of eminent persons in NJAC

 On a day the Supreme Court reserved its order on the validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission, government today indicated that it may allow the apex court to define the criteria for selection of two eminent persons to be part of the new body to appoint and transfer judges.

Jul 15, 2015, 22:25 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar meets his childhood idol Boris Becker

Former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, an Idol for many cricketers across the world, got excited when he bumped into his childhood star Boris Becker.

Jun 16, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

Govt to introduce bill on SC, ST in LS: Gehlot

Amid Congress attacking the NDA government of allowing to lapse an ordinance to strengthen the SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, the Centre on Tuesdaya said it will introduce the bill in Lok Sabha.

Jun 02, 2015, 23:10 PM IST

Nitish criticises Modi govt over IIT-Madras body derecognition

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday derecognition of the students group in IIT Madras for being "critical of PM" was "an attack on democracy" and "reflected dictatorial and fascist face" of the Centre.

May 30, 2015, 19:49 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Laureus Sports Academy

Sachin Tendulkar inducted into Laureus Sports Academy

 Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was on Wednesday inducted as one of the five new members into the prestigious Laureus Sports Academy in a glittering annual award ceremony at the Shanghai Grand theatre here.

Apr 15, 2015, 20:26 PM IST

Don't frame schemes you can't implement: SC to Centre

Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on the slow pace of the Centre in implementing the "Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana" to provide hostels to students belonging to SC/ST category, saying it should not frame schemes that it cannot implement.

Jan 30, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

National Commission for SC/ST seeks report into girls stripping incident

Taking a serious view of stripping of girl students in a school here, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on Wednesday sought a report from the district administration and asked District Education Officer to take strict action against the teacher.

Jan 14, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

Jamia opens hostel facility for civil service aspirants

Aiming to provide a holistic learning environment for the civil service aspirants who receive coaching at the varsity's Residential Coaching Academy (RCA), Jamia Milia Islamia here has opened a separate hostel for them.

Jan 12, 2015, 20:51 PM IST