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National Conference on Movements for Equity in Reservations

Conference on: February 21-22, 2011, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

The process of identification, classification and grouping of castes and tribes in India has become contentious due to self-perceived incongruity between socio-ritual and politico-economic statuses of various castes and tribes. This is increasingly manifesting in the recent times with some castes and tribes demanding a re-classification into an entirely different group or sub-classification within the group for intra group political equality, socio-economic mobility, as an assertion of identity and also to avail reservation benefits equitably.

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Haryana govt sanctions Rs 192 cr for education

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has earmarked a sum of Rs 192.18 crore for various educational schemes—launched for the students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes-A and families living below poverty line—during the current financial year.

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From homemakers to decision makers

Collectives in Bihar are slowly transforming the social role of women to leading their families as men migrate for work Madhubani,

Madhubani, Bihar: Arhuliya Devi remembers a time when she could barely sleep because of stress. A petite woman with a weather-worn face, she tightens her red scarf around her hair and shudders at the memory.

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Punjab Govt Would Continue Subsidies: Sukhbir

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the SAD-BJP government would continue with subsidies until the economy of debt-ridden farm community, industry suffering due to "biased" attitude of the Centre and common people reeling under inflation is put back on track.

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SC-ST Schemes Appreciated By Punia

AP is a role model for the rest of the country in the successful implementation of welfare schemes, says Punia.

Chairman of the National Commission for SCs Dr. P L Punia, on Wednesday, said, "The government of Andhra Pradesh is doing an excellent job for the overall welfare of SCs.

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Monthly renumeration of safai karamcharis hiked

Panipat :The Haryana government today hiked the monthly remuneration of safia karmacharis from Rs 3525 to Rs 4348.Making an announcement to this effect at a function here, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the step would benefit nearly 11,700 workers.

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Indian government should ensure torture law meets international standards

Amnesty International has urged the Indian government to help end the routine torture of those held by police and prison authorities by ensuring the new Prevention of Torture Bill in India, 2010 meets international standards before adopting it.

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