India  /  Published 23.12.21

Govt contradicts itself on caste census in House

The Centre has told Parliament that it “has not enumerated” caste-wise populations other than those of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes since Independence, contradicting a stateme...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.12.21

Nitish ‘nod to caste census’

Chief minister Nitish Kumar is said to have agreed to conduct a census to calculate the populations of different castes in Bihar, after the Centre rejected the state’s demand for such an exercis...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 25.11.21

SC query on IIT quota ‘flout’

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and the 23 IITs on a petition alleging that these institutions were not offering reservation to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.11.21

Wankhede meets NCSC chief

Fighting allegations that he forged documents, Narcotics Control Bureau's Mumbai zonal head Sameer Wankhede on Monday presented his original caste papers to prove he is a Dalit to National Commiss...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.09.21

SC to take up quota in promotions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to examine the contention of the Centre and the states that recruitments for various government jobs have come to a standstill owing to disputes over grant of reser...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


India  /  Published 28.07.21

Crime against SC, ST on the rise

The number of cases related to atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities in 2018 decreased approximately by 11.15 per cent from the year 2017, but increased by 11.46 per cent in ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.21

Congress dissent on NHRC

Kharge had said in a statement on May 31 after a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office where the NHRC chairperson was selected: “I reiterated at today’s meeting my concern over the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.21

Editorial: Bottom rung

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only thrown the entrenched inequalities in Indian society into sharp relief but also exacerbated them further. What is shocking is that these iniquities can often be the ...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.21

Dalit panel scan on post-poll violence

A team of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on Thursday reached Bengal on a two-day tour to visit areas hit by post-poll violence amid stiff resistance from the Bengal government. The two-...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.04.21

SC panel takes up abuse complaint

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has taken suo-motu cognisance of the alleged “use of unparliamentary language and casteist remarks” by an IIT Kharagpur teacher during an onlin...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur


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