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VARIETY

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Board Exams, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh, Caste Discrimination

Guess who failed their board exam – Madhya Pradesh government scores low on caste

After stamping 'SC/ST' on job candidates' chests, state education board now lists Class 10,12 results with students' castes.

VOICES

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Dress Code, Bombay High Court, hijab, bhiwandi college

I wear a hijab – why should that veil my right to equality?

It's tragic a student in Mumbai has been unfairly stopped from attending classes, taking exams, for wearing a headscarf.

POLITICS

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BJP, United Opposition, hd kumaraswamy, karnataka govt formation

The behind-the-scene moments at HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in

Despite their 'secular' credentials and a common enemy — the BJP — the new Opposition seems weak.

VARIETY

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Tamil Nadu, tuticorin protests, vedanta group, vedanta sterlite

Chilling video shows how the state grossly overstepped by killing Tuticorin protesters

Protests, even terror strikes, in other nations are handled with sense and sensibility by the police. Why was that completely absent in Tuticorin's Sterlite agitation?

POLITICS

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Pollution, Police Firing, protests, Sterlite Copper

How the peaceful protests at Tuticorin against Sterlite Copper turned bloody on 100th day

At least 11 civilians have died in the clashes between protesters and police.

VARIETY

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Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, fuel price hike, petrol prices

Petrol and diesel prices rise may fuel Modi government's biggest heartburn yet

The government's refusal to provide any relief to the common man has invited sharp attack from the Opposition as well as the common man.

POLITICS

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Tamil Nadu, Sterlite, tuticorin protests, vedanta group

How Tamil Nadu stood and watched as police fired bullets at Tuticorin protesters

Locals have been protesting against the Sterlite copper plant which is alleged to be the cause of grave health and environmental damage.

POLITICS

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Dalit, caste system, BR Ambedkar, rajkot lynching

Why Rajkot lynching is no big surprise — in India, certain castes, not caste itself, get killed

Unlike Europe, India has not even tried to tackle discrimination like caste from within society. This is left to government, law and order — while brutal caste practices continue.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
BJP, Assam, citizenship amendment bill, national register of citizens

Citizenship Amendment Bill — What is it the Assamese fear the most

It is not hatred for other communities, but the fear of being reduced to a powerless minority in one’s own homeland.