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TN School Education minister says caste bands not banned, traditional practices to continue

The usage of caste bands has been in practice for the last several years, especially in the northern districts of the State

Published on 16th August 2019
Suraj Yengde

The Suraj Yengde interview: People are eager to learn about Nazis, but not about caste oppression in India

Suraj Yengde is a Harvard scholar, he was also the first Dalit to get a PhD from an African University. He is in India to promote his book 'Caste Matters'

 

Published on 5th August 2019
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Even if I'm making people angry, it's ok: Pa Ranjith on controversy over Raja Raja Cholan comments

Pa Ranjith was speaking at the 'Caste Matters' book release organised by Neelam and Penguin Publications

Published on 26th July 2019
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Mamata Banerjee government issues notification for 10 pc reservation in WB state jobs

People, who are not covered under reservation schemes for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes, will get 10 per cent reservation in direct recruitment in civil posts

Published on 16th July 2019
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Payal Tadvi's suicide note recovered, letter names accused, claims casteist abuse and harassment

Police have said that they have reason to believe that the three accused destroyed the suicide note, CCTV captured two doctors walking into room after the suicide  

 

Published on 5th July 2019
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From Anti-Indian to Asifa, how Therukural has changed the face of Tamil hip hop forever  

The album produced by Pa Ranjith and the Casteless Collective released on June 26 and is getting rave reviews from musicians and the general public

 

Published on 2nd July 2019
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Payal Tadvi suicide case: Court rejects bail plea of three doctors

Tadvi, who belonged to the Scheduled Tribe community, ended her life in her hostel room at BYL Nair Hospital on May 22, allegedly after facing harassment from her seniors due to her caste

Published on 24th June 2019
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NEET Results 2019: Not a single SC,ST student figures in the top 50 ranks, OBC students get 7

The number of scheduled caste students who appeared for the exam was 2,11,303 and about 99890 students passed which is about 51 percent  

Published on 5th June 2019
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Payal Tadvi suicide: Why casteist slurs on Indian campuses shouldn't surprise us in 2019

The institutional murder of Payal Tadvi shows us how marginalised students have to fight caste on a day to day basis, with professors, principals, society and sometimes their own friends

Published on 30th May 2019
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Less than 15 percent of medical colleges have platforms for students to file caste discrimination-based complaints

Among institutes of higher education, the highest number of ragging complaints comes from medical colleges

Published on 30th May 2019
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UGC order of forming ‘equal opportunity cells’ was never implemented in most medical colleges

Out of India’s 512 medical colleges, not even 80 have a platform where students can lodge complaints related to caste-based discrimination

Published on 30th May 2019
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National SC Commission directs NIT, Trichy to conduct enquiry into allegations of caste discrimination against PhD student

R Deepha, a Civil Engineering PhD research student, wrote to NCSC Vice Chairman L Murugan stating she faced caste discrimination and had been asked to quit her research because of it

Published on 29th May 2019
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Chaiwala, chowkidar and caste politics in India: Does Narendra Modi talking about caste add to his wave? 

 Though the Prime Minister speaks about his caste and why it is important for him to identify with members of a similar caste, can it be seen as anything beyond a ploy for votes, asks this researche

Published on 12th May 2019
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Thirumavalavan, Anbumani et al: Lessons from the caste violence at Ponparappi, Ariyalur

Chief Electoral Officer has recommended a re-poll in 10 polling booths, 8 of which are in Dharmapuri constituency where the president of PMK’s youth wing Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss is defending his seat

Published on 25th April 2019
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If I withdrew discrimination complaint, my PhD would have been cleared: IIT-Kanpur scholar Subrahmanyam Saderla

IIT-Kanpur's associate professor, Subrahmanyam Saderla, has been on the news for the "caste-discrimination and institutional harassment" he has faced at his institute

Published on 13th April 2019

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