Caste

  • Watch: 'Lion King' cast breaks into impromptu singing of 'Circle of Life' on a plane 08-04-2014 05:40 PM

    Australian cast member Toni Stewart captured this amazing impromptu 'Circle of Life' performance on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. The cast had just had an amazing day at Brisbane season launch announcement. ...
  • Honour killing: Parents murder girl for marrying her boyfriend, arrested 24-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Hyderabad: In an alleged case of honour killing in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur, a 26-year-old techie was allegedly killed by her parents on Sunday. The woman had married her boyfriend, who belongs to a different community, in Hyderabad last week. Police arrested the accused who later confessed to committing the crime...
  • Pooja Bhatt warns against 'casting agent' misusing her name 22-03-2014 05:54 PM

    Mumbai: Pooja Bhatt was left aghast Saturday morning. A woman knocked at her door for a meeting fixed by a "casting agent", who the actress-filmmaker conjectures is "masquerading" as her on online social networking platform to exploit young Bollywood aspirants. "A young lady and Bollywood hopeful arrived at my house...
  • Man beaten to death over alleged 'love affair' 20-03-2014 10:26 PM

    A 22-year-old man was beaten to death, on Thursday, at a "jan adalat" (people's court) after he was found allegedly in a love with a girl from a different caste, sources said. According to reports given by the sources, Santosh Pandey was brutally beaten up at Narah village under Nawadih...
  • Does Ambedkar's philosophy need an updated champion? 19-03-2014 05:45 PM

    While it is normal for Arundhati Roy's views to be questioned and criticised, it is not often that one finds her self-perceived role as mediator on certain matters questioned at a fundamental level. That this has happened in relation to a long-ago ideological duel between Ambedkar and Gandhi makes it...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs 05-03-2014 11:18 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order...
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls 20-02-2014 08:02 PM

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged awalkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly whileaccusing the state government of its "failure" to ensuresecurity of girl inmates of the state-run residential schoolsand hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rapeof minor tribal girls in a government-run residential schoolat Jhaliyamari Village in...
  • Modi woos backward castes, says he's a victim of untouchability 09-02-2014 08:08 PM

    Kochi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday tried to woo Dalits and other backward castes in Kerala and hit out at the UPA for considering Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission report suggesting reservation for minorities. While addressing a meeting of backward castes in Kerala, Modi invoked Dr BR Ambedkar...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi 05-02-2014 08:40 PM

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. ...
  • No change in government policy in reservation on caste: Rajeev Shukla 05-02-2014 07:43 PM

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajeev Shukla said that there is no such proposal from the government over reservation on the basis of caste. "We will continue with existing reservation," he said. ...
  • BSP chief Mayawati hits out at Congress for opposing caste based quota 05-02-2014 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Slamming senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi for his statement against caste-based reservations, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday demanded that the party must make its stand clear on the issue. "A senior Congress leader has given a statement on reservation, this can't be an individual's opinion, but the party's...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss inclusion of 60 castes in OBC list tomorrow 30-01-2014 12:05 AM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to take up on Thursday the issue of inclusion of about 60 castes from 13 states and Union Territories in the central list of OBCs. In the event of the Cabinet clearing the proposal by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, people hailing...
  • The surprise Oscar snubs of 2014: 'The Butler', Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze 17-01-2014 12:10 PM

    Los Angeles: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' were the big scorers with 10 total nods each at the Oscar nominations this year but Lee Daniels' much acclaiamed 'The Butler' failed to find a place in the coveted list of the 86th Academy Awards. Tom Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, was looking...
  • RK Singh targeting Shinde as he's a Dalit: SC/ST panel Vice Chairman 16-01-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: Scheduled Caste Commission Vice Chairman Dr Raj Kumar Virka has said that action must be taken against Former Home Secretary RK Singh for making allegations against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Virka has accused RK Singh of targeting Shinde for being a Dalit and violating the Official Secrets...
  • Danapur: Man files defamation suit against son for inter-caste marriage 04-01-2014 06:20 PM

    A man in Bihar disowned his son and filed a defamation case against him on Saturday for marrying out of caste. Sidhnath Sharma, a Patna lawyer, also asserted that his son Sushant Jasu could no longer use his name and will have to pay Rs.10,000 copyright fees every time he...
  • CJ Show: My battle for a caste certificate 03-11-2013 06:38 PM

    CJ Satish belongs to a backward caste and needs a certificate to access the amenities that he is entitled to. However,repeated attempts by Satish have so far failed to get this important piece of paper. He has now turned a CJ to fight for his right. ...
  • Tulsi Prajapati case: Commission writes to CBI, Guj govt, demands CBI probe 05-09-2013 02:59 PM

    In the wake of a sting operation in connection with Tulsiram Prajapati killing in Gujarat, National Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked CBI to probe whether the ongoing investigation and judicial process in the case had been manipulated. The commission also decided to probe the matter and issued notices to...
  • Action against IAS, IPS officers seeking to create instability 19-08-2013 05:21 PM

    Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Backward Castes Commission on Monday said certain IAS and IPS officers want to create instability in the state and government was identifying such officers. "There are some IAS and IPS officers, who want to create instability in the state...The state government is identifying such officers," Ram...
  • Dalits of all religions must enjoy benefits, says Jayalalithaa 10-08-2013 05:49 AM

    Job quotas and other benefits meant for Scheduled Castes must be extended to Dalits in all religions including Christianity, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Friday. She made the demand in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to bring in legislation to include all Scheduled...
  • TN panel to hear Dalit youth death case today 08-08-2013 08:53 AM

    Chennai: The panel constituted by the Tamil Nadu government will hear the case probing into circumstances that led to the death of 20-year old Dalit youth E Ilavarasan in Dharmapuri. Ilavarasan was found dead near a railway track on July 4 this year. Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Divya triggered anti-Dalit...
  • Dalit priests train youngsters to perform religious ceremonies 05-08-2013 03:41 PM

    Upset over priests refusing to perform rituals at their ceremonies, a group of Dalits have trained themselves in the rituals and are now teaching them to Dalit youths in Kota and Bundi districts of Rajasthan. The Dalit priests belonging to Valmiki community are conducting all religious rituals from births, weddings...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya asks PM to drop proposal to reintroduce NEET 29-07-2013 11:44 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop the Centre's move to reintroduce NEET and abide by the Supreme Court ruling, quashing the test for undergraduate and post graduate medical and dental courses. Welcoming the judgement, she said it had finally brought to...
  • Bar Modi from contesting polls: SP leader to EC 24-07-2013 04:12 PM

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to bar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poll panel chief and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from contesting elections, claiming that his posters in Mumbai proclaiming he is a "Hindu nationalist" are aimed at creating communal disharmony. In his...
  • Mayawati's problem is ban on caste-based rallies, says BJP 15-07-2013 10:22 AM

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said BSP chief Mayawati's problem is a ban on caste-based rallies. He said the Congress government in the past had imposed a ban on RSS and VHP but the tribunal set up to hear the case had revoked the ban. ...
  • TN: Hundreds defy prohibotory orders to attend Ilavarasan's last rites 14-07-2013 09:30 PM

    Dharmapuri: Hundreds defied prohibotory orders and attended the last rites of Ilavarasan, the Dalit youth, who died under mysterious circumstances in Dharmpauri in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. He was found dead after his inter-caste marriage supposedly ended. The 21-year-old was laid to rest at a private vacant site in his...
  • Caste-based rallies organised to unite the nation, says Mayawati 14-07-2013 02:10 PM

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati on Sunday said the caste-based rallied were organised to unite the nation. In a recent ruling, the Allahabad High Court had banned caste-based rallies in Uttar Pradesh and had said such rallies divide the society. Mayawati raised an objection to it and said, "We...
  • Caste rallies banned: Will it end political appeals based on caste? 11-07-2013 11:55 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned caste based rallies in Uttar Pradesh, observing that such rallies divide the society. ...
  • UP: Parties welcome Allahabad HC's ban on caste based rallies 11-07-2013 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned caste based rallies in Uttar Pradesh, observing that such rallies divide the society. Parties say they welcome it, but the big question is whether this move will really stop vote bank politics. Top leaders from Uttar Pradesh have made political capital...
  • Caste politics must end, says Congress leader Rashid Alvi 11-07-2013 03:16 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned caste-based rallies in the state and issued a notice to all political parties on the same. The court said caste-based rallies divide the society and therefore no such rallies should be organised in Uttar Pradesh by parties. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Allahabad High Court bans caste-based rallies 11-07-2013 12:00 PM

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned caste-based rallies in the state and issued a notice to all political parties on the same. The court said caste-based rallies divide the society and therefore no such rallies should be organised in Uttar Pradesh by parties. A PIL was filed in...