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West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.22

Bengal: Rs 1,000cr World Bank loan

The World Bank has approved a soft loan of $125 million (about Rs 1,000 crore) to the Bengal government for its effort to provide social assistance to the weaker sections. A media communication from ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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

India  /  Published 07.11.20

SC/ST priests for 1st time in Kerala

The Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages over 1,200 temples in Kerala, has decided to appoint priests from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. One ST and 18 SC priests will soon be appointe...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 28.08.20

SC/ST relook at quota preference

On Thursday, the bench that also had Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M.R. Shah and Aniruddha Bose said: “The million-dollar question is how to trickle down the benefit to the bottom rung...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.02.20

Not party to case: Govt on SC's quota order

The government on Monday informed Lok Sabha that it was not a party to the case in which the Supreme Court ruled that states are not bound to provide quota in appointments and promotions, after the Op...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.09.18

Concern and questions over creamy layer

Dalit commentators have expressed concern after the Supreme Court suggested that the creamy layer criteria could be applied to reservations meant for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.The creamy l...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 01.11.18

CCTV to keep eye on SC, ST hostels

The SC and ST development department has decided to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all tribal hostels across the state.The move of comes after it faced criticism over a series of ...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.10.18

Right-wing stir against Modi on SC/ST Act in Ranchi

Members of various right-wing groups on Tuesday protested in the heart of the capital against the Narendra Modi government’s approval of an amendment more than two months ago to undo the Supreme Cou...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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