India  /  Published 04.03.21

Caste data hole in first meet on Census update

Preparations for the second Socio-Economic Caste Census have begun, but collection of caste-specific data was not discussed at a review meeting held in December, casting doubts over whether the inform...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.03.21

Former judge joins BJP

A retired Kerala High Court judge, who had kicked up a row by extolling the virtues of Brahmins and stating that only members of the community should be at the helm of affairs, has joined the BJP. V....
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 18.02.21

Unnao: autopsy inconclusive

No injury marks were found on the bodies of the two teenage girls found dead in Unnao. The postmortem couldn’t ascertain the cause of their death said Uttar Pradesh Police chief, Hitesh Chandra ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.21

Way ahead: inter-caste marriage

This is not the first time that the higher judiciary has protected an inter-caste union. Pronouncing on a case in which two teachers from different castes married in Delhi to escape the woman’s ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 13.02.21

Inter-caste marriage the way forward

The Supreme Court has quashed an FIR against a highly educated inter-caste couple, saying such marriages are the way forward for reducing rising caste and communal tensions in the country. The court ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 12.02.21

A tale of two health schemes

As always, the battle over healthcare schemes has begun before elections. However, political parties tend to forget or intentionally ignore the importance of universal healthcare coverage. A year befo...
By Sumanta Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 03.02.21

Safai karamcharis: Listen to the voices from below

Last year, in November, the Centre proposed a landmark amendment to the existing manual scavenging legislation, aiming to mechanize sewer cleaning across urban India. It announced that 243 cities are ...
By Sarita Vijay Panchang in

Opinion  /  Published 23.01.21

Steps to build anti-Islamophobic movement

As the last year winded towards its end, two sets of events defined the state of the country. One was the series of attacks on mosques in Madhya Pradesh, where Hindutva mobs set out to terro...
By Asim Ali in

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.21

EC to verify caste papers of legislators

The Election Commission has asked the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Bengal to find out whether 14 persons, including three sitting MLAs and a sitting MP, are in possession of original Scheduled Cas...
By Avijit Sinha, Soumya De Sarkar in Siliguri/Malda

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.20

Hollow pledge: upholding dignity, equality

A steady rise in cases of atrocity against Dalits reflects the deep-seated caste bias in India. Public servants are not immune to this prejudice. The manner in which local authorities approa...
By Dhruv Jadhav, Sharan Bhavnani in


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