Jharkhand  /  Published 22.09.21

Caste: parties told to meet Shah

Prime minister Narendra Modi has not given an appointment to Hemant Soren to discuss the need for a caste based census in the upcoming national population survey, but has suggested that the chief mini...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 14.09.21

Promotion of STs: SC clears air

The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would not reopen its decision on granting reservation in promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) as it was for the states to decide how they i...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.21

Year of paradoxes: A tale of two abbreviations

The present moment in our contemporary history is riddled with paradoxes. The year, 2021, marks the commencement of our existence as an independent country for over seven decades. It naturally reminds...
By G.N. Devy

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.09.21

Census: Hemant plans to meet PM

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren has announced that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for a caste based census, throwing his weight behind his counterparts in several Opposition-...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 08.09.21

Caste census cry in Bengal

Prominent civil society members in Bengal have written to Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, demanding a caste-based enumeration in the forthcoming census for the socio-economic development of backwar...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 26.08.21

Letters to the editor: Demand for a national caste census

Numbers game Sir — The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, recently led an all-party delegation to meet the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to press for a caste enumeration (“Caste coun...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.21

Demand for caste census

Politics is a strange animal; contestation can thus masquerade as consensus. Consider the all-party delegation led by the chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, that met the prime minister, Narendra M...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 25.08.21

BJD caste-based census cry

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday raked up the issue of caste-based census in Odisha, putting the ball into the Centre’s court. With the BJD joining Nitish Kumar-led JDU in seeking ca...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 24.08.21

Nitish sanguine on caste census

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has listened attentively and intently to submissions of an all-party delegation from Bihar which met him on the issue of caste census and a positive outcome was expected, ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Patna

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.21

Caution on fake caste papers

The Mamata Banerjee government will set up an inquiry commission if it receives complaints that ineligible people were among the recipients of 21 lakh caste certificates issued during the first editio...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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