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India  /  Published 02.08.22

SC/ST: Govt admits failure

The Centre on Monday admitted in Parliament that it had closed an incentive-based scheme to promote school education among Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe girls because it could not address implem...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.22

ST tag in 6 months: Bista

Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista said on Tuesday that the Narendra Modi government would declare 11 Gorkha communities as Scheduled Tribes and a decision would be taken in six months. “As far as th...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

India  /  Published 11.11.21

Academy to train SC/ST defunct for four years

A free coaching programme for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, minority and women students that the UPA government had started at a central university in Lucknow has been stalled for the past four ye...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

Govt's tripartite meet to discuss ST status in hills

The demand to grant Scheduled Tribe status to 11 communities in the Darjeeling hills and Sikkim is likely to be discussed at the tripartite meeting that the Centre has convened in New Delhi on Tuesday...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.21

Caste data: Forgotten gold mine

India has not forgotten a social category called ‘caste’. This reality has been used relentlessly by various interest-groups, but with different degrees of seriousness. Counting the number...
By N.K. Sahu


Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Real diversity: Caste-based reservations

In his book, Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said said, “culture is not monolithic... and is not the exclusive property of the East or West nor of the small groups of men and women”. ...
By Mrinmoy Majumder, Pinaki Dasgupta

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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.21

Bengal: Cash aid applicants to rise

The Mamata Banerjee government will have to spend much more than what it had planned earlier under the Lakshmir Bhandar scheme as the huge rush in the first four days of Duare Sarkar camps hints that ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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