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DAS CHALKS OUT STARTUP SCHEMES FOR SC, ST YOUTHS, WOMEN

In order to give a boost to ‘Startup India’ plan, one of the flagship schemes of the Modi Government at the Centre, the State Government has decided to rope in the youths of weaker and marginalised sections such as women, ...

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9-YEAR-OLD GIRL FORCED INTO BEING ‘DEVADASI’ RESCUED IN KARNATAKA

State child helpline officials on a visit to a government school in a remote village in Kalaburagi district spotted a 9-year-old girl wearing a chain with beads generally worn by children who are dedicated to the Devadasi system prevalent in ...

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Kerala’s Dalits continue to face discrimination despite state’s advancement in social indices

Twenty four-year-old Lijesh Prakash is on a mission that may seem improbable to many. A mission to eradicate a social stigma that he and many others are still living with — untouchability. For Prakash and a handful of determined youth, ...

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‘We don’t get enough to eat. From where will we get shampoo?’ Dalits criticise Adityanath

Members of the community in Banda are angry at distribution of soap, shampoo to Dalits in Kushinagar, ahead of Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s visit. “If powerful, famous people practice this kind of untouchability, then what of small people like us?” ...

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Youth dead, girl battles for life after consuming poison

Trichy: A youth died while his girl friend is battling for life after they consumed poison in what appeared to be a suicide pact at G-corner in the city on Monday. Parents’ opposition to their relationship was suspected to have ...

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