Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Chhattisgarh to campaign for the first phase of the Assembly elections in the state.
Former Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi demanded President's rule in Bihar over poor law and order situation and "open flouting" of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act under his rule.
State governments have been regularly granting land titles to tribal people under the Forest Rights Act and no specific case of violation of the legislation has come to the notice of the Tribal Affairs Ministry, a top official has said.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday regarding quotas in job promotions for the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe employees was "welcome to a certain extent".
Supreme Court said the state does not require to collect quantifiable data on the backwardness of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) persons for giving them reservation in promotion.
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale Friday rooted for 25 per cent reservation to the poor among the upper castes by enhancing the quota limit to 75 per cent.
Supreme Court today held that a member of a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community cannot claim the benefit of reservation in government employment in other states if his or her caste is not notified there.
Maurya said he was hopeful that if the need arose and there was no way out, the Centre could opt for the legislative route in Parliament for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, when it has adequate numbers in both Houses.
Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week a PIL alleging siphoning of Rs 18,000 crore funds meant for granting scholarship to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Lok Sabha took up for discussion the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest.