Sunday, March 26, 2017

Will torch myself if not given a home, says poor Dalit

By IANS, Patna: Many rural poor are upset over alleged corruption in getting houses under a central government scheme and a 30-year-old Dalit woman has threatened to set herself on fire if she does not get a home due to her. Ramvati Devi, a resident of Begusarai district, has threatened to set herself on fire April 1 if she is not provided a house under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) before that. She says her name was in the 2008 waiting list of the scheme. "I will set myself on fire to protest injustice. I am a victim of injustice and corruption in the scheme.

Poll-by-poll, Mayawati’s appeal shrinking in UP

By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow : Is former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's stranglehold on her voter base dwindling? Having drawn a blank in the Lok...

Bihar to initiate moves to ban liquor

Patna : The Bihar government will soon take steps to impose a ban on liquor in the state, Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil...

‘Dalit students in J&K not getting scholarships on time’

By TCN News, Jammu: Aman Thappa, a former NSUI leader has appealed to the Director, Social Welfare Department of Jammu & Kashmir regarding problems being faced by SC students of the state. Addressing the media, Mr. Aman Thappa appealed the Director to intervene into the burning issues of SC students. He said that dalit students are not getting timely scholarships due to which they are facing a lot of hardships.

Beef, pork, and elections: A subjective commentary

By Yogesh Maitreya for TwoCircles.net, The political ground in India has always been caste-ridden. Candidates, who claim to play politics excluding these fundamental factors of sociology of India, only put voters in complete oblivion where voters are being lift up from their ground level identity and persuade to imagine their space in candidate’s utopian story-telling about changes, the changes which are mostly caste based matters to which utopian language wipes with its lucrative tongue.

Around 1,700 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Bihar

Patna : Around 1,700 Hindus in Bihar have embraced Buddhism citing the religion's emphaisis on unity and no discrimination among its followers, an official...

बिहार राज्य महादलित आयोग के चेयरमैन का बयान, मोदी हैं रंगा सियार

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net पटना: अख़बारों में छपे विज्ञापन भले ही ‘मेरा देश बदल रहा है... आगे बढ़ रहा है’ के नारे लगा रहे हों,...

Rashtriya Ekta Manch organizes protest and peace rally against killings of Muslim techie and...

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, Mumbai: With the intention of spreading environment of peace and harmony in the state and to express solidarity with the...

Indian Americans condemn Saudi award for Prime Minister Modi

Award defies logic given Modi’s record before and after taking office as Prime Minister By TCN News, Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy...

Taj city hosts biggest Dalit power show

By Brij Khandelwal, IANS,

Arundhati revisits Ambedkar-Gandhi debate on caste

Celebrated author of ‘God of Small Things’ call Mahtama a ‘Reeactionary’ and regards him as not only castist but also racist. By Lalita, TwoCircles.net, New Delhi: In an attempt to revisit the Ambedkar-Gandhi debate over caste hierarchy, celebrated author of ‘God of Small Things’ and Essayist Arundhati Roy spoke on “vicious sort of apartheid that functions in our society”, namely caste system.

Gandhi effect: Full on help for Haryana’s Dalit victims

By Jaideep Sarin and Alkesh Sharma, IANS, Hisar (Haryana) : Call it the effect of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's visit or a reported reprimand from party president Sonia Gandhi to the Haryana government, official help is suddenly pouring in for Dalit victims of violence in Mirchpur village. The Congress government in Haryana has come up with jobs, financial help running into lakhs of rupees, accommodation, renovation of houses and even a permanent police post for victims of last month's arson attack on Dalit families in Mirchpur, which falls in this district.

Gujarati writer returns award against beating of Dalits

Ahmedabad : Gujarati writer Amrutlal Makwana has returned a state award he got in protest against the beating of some Dalit youths in the...

BJP to woo Dalits, farmers; Modi urges workers to focus on development

New Delhi : The two-day BJP national executive meeting concluded here on Sunday with the ruling party drawing up a roadmap on making development...

Accused in Dalit massacre arrested in Bihar

Patna: An accused in the 2000 massacre of 34 Dalits in Bihar was arrested Friday from a school in the state, police said. Nanbutan Sharma,...

Without invoking 80,000 martyrs, Kashmiris will achieve nothing

Ref: - Time running out fast for Kashmiris in view of impending elections. Dear Sir As per September 1 media reports Huriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, asked people of J&K to completely boycott the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

Caste on my back

By Aishik Chanda for TwoCircles.net, Mumbai: “Jai Mahar” read one, “Jai Maratha” read another. Several autorickshaws of Greater Mumbai region display caste identities on the...

Multi-crore SC scholarships racket unearthed in Uttar Pradesh

By Sharat Pradhan, IANS, Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has unearthed a multi-crore racket in disbursement of scholarships to Scheduled Caste students in educational institutions in the state. The racket involves hundreds of engineering, medical, dental and management colleges that have mushroomed over the past few years in several parts of the state.

If Owaisi can criticise every leader in UP, why does he spare Mayawati?

By Soroor Ahmed, Twocircles.net The strategy of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh is different from the one adopted during the campaign ahead...

Rectify 1.4 crore errors in caste particulars, states told

New Delhi: Amid demands by some opposition parties for releasing the data of the caste census, the government on Tuesday said there were over...