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Three years a slave: TN man replicates tiny hut he lived in as bonded labourer to spread awareness

Chinnaraj Balan spent three years in bondage at a brick kiln in Tamil Nadu, working endlessly to repay a loan of just Rs 5,000. The hut sits in the middle of a government office in southern India. Small, with smudged ...

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Madhya Pradesh Tribals to be Taught Rudimentary Science

Vigyan Prasar has partnered with MPCST to help the tribals, starting with the Gonds, to understand things like – ‘why water kept in copper utensils promotes health’, ‘how to support the environment’ and dispel myths like witchcraft. Bhopal: Tribals in Madhya ...

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Karnataka govt celebrates Dr Ambedkar: Quest for equity or appeasement?

‘Reclaiming social justice’ screams the tagline of ‘Quest for equity’, an international conference organised by Karnataka government to celebrate the 126th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar. While the three-day event is purportedly aimed to ‘Revisit Ambedkar’, the timing, ...

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India Elects Kovind, Man From Lowest Caste, as President

Ram Nath Kovind, a low-caste politician backed by the ruling Hindu nationalist-led coalition, easily won India’s presidential election on Thursday, tightening the government’s hold on positions of power. India’s constitution provides a largely ceremonial role for the president, with the ...

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NCSC team meets kin of slain Dalit youth

Residents of TNSCB apartments in Rajakoor demand police outpost in the area A team from National Commission for Scheduled Castes, led by its Vice-Chairman L. Murugan, visited Rajakoor in the district on Thursday to meet the family of P. Azhagar, ...

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