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‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for  Dalits to ride’

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‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for Dalits to ride’

Is there racism in India? No? Okay, but aren’t you a teeny tiny bit racist when you say, “Look here, I won’t tolerate some chaps riding horses to their weddings because they are born into a lower caste than I?” Police in Madhya Pradesh had to make a Dalit bridegroom (‘Dalit’ is the new politically […]

Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

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Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

A BJP MP from Uttarakhand has introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill, to legally facilitate members of the Scheduled Caste Valmiki sect to become priests in Hindu temples if they wish to do so after receiving due training for the job. The Valmikis are traditionally employed as […]

Teacher or Creep?

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Teacher or Creep?

Patna, Bihar: WhatsApp? Professor saab sexted some hot stuff to one of his lady students, and now he’ll be hanging around soon… the University chaps are going to suspend him. ‘Action’ looms against the physics department teacher of AN College, Patna, accused of sending an ‘objectionable’ text on WhatsApp to a girl student of the […]

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

PUNE: A 20-year-old engineering student in the city has been arrested for posting an offensive comment against Indian Muslims on a social networking site. Amitsinh Kate [pronounced KAATAY], a first year engineering student, was arrested on Wednesday for posting a comment that stated he would avenge the Godhra incident, the Bund Garden Police said. The […]

Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

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Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

ALERT! Child in dire straits while doctors pass the buck! CHAPRA, BIHAR: When 25 year old Uma Devi (name changed) went to get ART medicines for her child she was told that the ARV 9anti-retroviral) medications are out of stock. This is despite the state government’s assurance to the High Court that adequate stocks of […]

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

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WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

Did you know that in Chhapra, Bihar, essential anti-retroviral treatment medicines have dried up at the ART centre, and if the regime is not available for even a day, the lives of the children are severely threatened?