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Denied Ration or Alcohol –What Killed the 3 Brothers in Karnataka?

Did three brothers from a Dalit family die of starvation in Karnataka’s Gokarna because their local PDS shop refused to give them grain for not linking their ration card to Aadhaar? On 16 July, TNIE reported that three men from the same ...

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Proposal to drop the word ‘Dalit’ from official records sparks a row in Kerala

In what is turning out to be a contentious decision, the Kerala State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has asked the government to consider replacing the word “Dalit” with “scheduled caste” in all official documents. The move was ...

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Winds of change in Telangana Cong as party plans to take on KCR in 2019

With the Congress rather uncharacteristically looking to put its house in Hyderabad in order, the first signs of a serious contest in Telangana are emerging.  Earlier this year, the Congress High command accommodated leaders of just about every prominent caste ...

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Modi should admit to demonetisation ‘mistake’, says Kamal

Actor tenders open apology “for his haste” in lauding the note ban move. Actor Kamal Haasan has apologised for “hastily” supporting demonetisation and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should accept his “mistake”. Mr. Haasan said he was “duty-bound to openly ...

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Kerala’s Dalit Sunrise

In a progressive move, the state has appointed members of marginalised communities as temple priests. But is it an attempt to sustain Brahminism which is fast fading away? “I did not launch the temple entry movement because I wanted the ...

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