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DNA: Cabinet approves 10% reservation for economically backward in general category

Narendra Modi-led NDA government has decided to give ten per cent reservation in jobs and higher education for economically backward persons in the general category.

Jan 08, 2019, 01:02 AM IST

Cabinet approves 10% reservation for economically backward in general category

Narendra Modi-led NDA government has decided to give ten per cent reservation in jobs and higher education for economically backward persons in the general category.

Jan 07, 2019, 18:18 PM IST

Our government is all for SC and ST welfare, state governments told to maintain peace: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, while maintaining that his government is committed towards SC and ST communities, said that state governments are being provided assistance to maintain law and order.

Apr 03, 2018, 12:18 PM IST

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah gifts free laptops to 31,000 SC/ST students

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday gifted free laptops to about 31,000 degree college students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

Jan 03, 2018, 22:36 PM IST

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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