Dalit forum demands probe into death

MANGALORE: The district unit of Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkarvada) has demanded a thorough inquiry into the death of Rajappa who was working at the farm of BJP leader and Karnataka Coastal Development Authority chairman B…

Muslim cleric body fields Dalit candidate

LALGANJ/AZAMGARH:  An interesting political equation has emerged in this region this time with the emergence of Ulema Council (UC) after the Batla House encounter in Delhi in September last. The UC has fielded Chandra Ram…

Chief Justice lectures on human rights in US

Born into a poor family in Kerala, he is the first member of the Dalit caste, or the "untouchables," to reach his country's highest judicial position. India's Supreme Court Chief Justice Konakuppakattil Gopinathan Balakrishnan, along…

Landless Dalit women worst hit by SEZ

CHENNAI: Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have literally wreaked havoc in the lives of Dalit women. Unemployed Dalit men are migrating to the city in search of employment, but at the receiving end are the women…

Diseases snuff out 2 million Indian kids every…

New Delhi: Forget clean drinking water and eradication of poverty. Even after 61 years of Independence, a staggering 2.1 million children under the age of five years die annually in India, according to the Unicef…

Jarnail Singh released after brief detention

New Delhi: Journalist Jarnail Singh who hurled a shoe at Home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday at a press conference here was released by police after brief detention. Station House officer of Tughlaq Road Police…