Mayawati calls off alliance with SP, says BSP will go solo in all elections

Credits: zeenews.india.comBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday announced that her party will no longer contest elections in alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. She said that the decision was taken... Read more »

An ode to a Dalit icon

Credits: newindianexpress.comPoykayil Appachan was a revolutionary Dalit leader and social reformer who hailed from Eraviperoor near Tiruvalla. A poet, he used carefully crafted songs for their social emancipation and also led a... Read more »

#DontSayBhangi petition gets over 62,000 signatures

June 22 (IANS) #DontSayBhangi, a petition unveiled on the social media by the team of Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer “Article 15” to urge people to stop casual usage of the word ‘bhangi’, has been signed... Read more »

BJP will now target Yadav, Jatav votes in UP

June 22 (IANS) After reducing the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party to virtual non-players in state as well as national politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh is now... Read more »

Vigil Against Fascism and Hindu-Supremacy in India: Resisting Modi 2.0

Credits: milligazette.comAt Vigil outside the Indian High Commission, in London progressive South Asians and their allies, vowed to stand with all India’s minorities and marginalised communities and individuals facing persecution, to honour... Read more »

12-year-old Dalit Girl Abducted While Sleeping, Later Killed in UP

Credits: news18.comA 12-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and later killed while she was sleeping with her family members outside their house in a village here, police said on Friday. The incident took... Read more »

Dalits not allowed to use footwear in this Mysuru village

Credits: newindianexpress.comRattehalli village near Mysuru may be famous world over for the presence of the advanced uranium enrichment plant, a jewel in the crown for modern India, however, upper caste people in... Read more »

Dalit Killed For Marrying Upper-Caste Woman, 2 Arrested In Madhya Pradesh

Credits: Two men from Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh have been arrested in connection with the “dishonour killing” of a Dalit mason in Punjab’s Ludhiana district two months ago. Police said the... Read more »

Child deaths by AES continue; doctors, officials clueless

June 19 (IANS) Children have been dying in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for over a fortnight, but doctors and heath officials are still in dark about... Read more »

Dalit activists embrace Buddhism as protest against Gundlupet attack

Progressive activists and Dalits turned up in large numbers at Gundlupet town in Chamarajanagar district on Tuesday to condemn the incident of a Dalit youth being thrashed, stripped and paraded naked. Hundreds... Read more »

Caste Hindu Strips Dalit Boy, Forces Him to Sit on Hot Tiles for Entering Temple

Credits: The Wire In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old boy, belonging to Matang (a scheduled caste in Maharashtra) community, was stripped naked and forced to sit on a hot, burning tiles at... Read more »

Provide basic amenities to dalit residents, officials told during weekly grievance day meeting

Credits: The HinduDravida Tamizhar Katchi has urged the district administration to provide basic amenities to 200-odd Dalit residents, who are living in Pattanam Panchayat for 10 years. The outfit’s south district secretary... Read more »

Dalit man in UP charred to death post India-Pak match

June 17 (IANS) A young man was charred to death when his hut with a thatched roof went up in flames early on Monday. The incident took place in Rampur Bela village. The... Read more »

Congress not to ally with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi in Maharashtra Assembly polls

Credits: dnaindia.comTo counter the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), the Congress has prepared the plan-B that will help them to regain them the Dalit, tribal and minority vote bank ahead of... Read more »

Activists take out rally in Mandya

Credits: The HinduCondemning the alleged atrocity on a Dalit youth at Kabbekatte of Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar recently, the Mandya unit of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) staged a demonstration here on... Read more »

Four Sanitation Workers And Three Others Die While Cleaning A Sewer In Gujarat

Source: Seven people, including four sanitation workers, died of suffocation while cleaning a hotel sewer in Gujarat, news agency PTI reported. The incident took place at a hotel in Fartikui village... Read more »

Dalit Man Paraded Naked: Is This “India Shining”?

Source: By Huchangi Prasad  In Karnataka, Pratap, a dalit man was paraded naked in a village for allegedly polluting a temple by entering it. The video went viral a week later, garnering... Read more »

Ananth Mahadevan’s award-winning bio-docu releases on Sunday

BY QUAID NAJMI Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Acclaimed actor-filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan’s award-winning bio-docu, “Village Of A Lesser God” — his labour of love which took a staggering six years to make — will... Read more »

Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in various Northeast projects

Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Japan has decided to invest Rs 13,000 crore (205.784 billion Yen) in several ongoing and new projects in different Northeastern states of India, an official release said here on... Read more »

Maharashtra boy tops JEE Advanced exam

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Maharshtra’s Kartikey Gupta has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2019, by securing 346 out of 372 marks, according to the results declared on Friday by IIT-Kharagpur.... Read more »