Latest Dalit Stories

2011-05-20 12:11:00

AMSTERDAM, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Companies Have Taken Steps, But Exploitation Remains Widespread Big garment brands and retailers have their products made under exploitative and unhealthy conditions by girls in Tamil Nadu, South India. The girls, mostly younger than 18 and from a Dalit ('outcaste') background are employed under the Sumangali Scheme. In its worst form, this employment scheme stands for bonded labour, as described in 'Captured by Cotton', a report...

2009-03-30 08:00:00

HOUSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today a natural gas discovery at the Dalit prospect in the Michal license, offshore Israel. Located in approximately 4,500 feet of water and 30 miles offshore, the well was drilled to a depth of 12,000 feet. Formation logs identified more than 110 feet of net pay in a high-quality reservoir. Dalit represents the Company's second subsalt, lower-Miocene discovery in the underexplored Levantine basin....

2008-08-30 09:01:03

By Faiz Rahman Siddiqui KANPUR: With 20 more deaths being reported from the Kanpur Dehat region during the last 24 hours, the mystery fever continued to take a heavy toll, especially among the poor Dalit families. However, the state health minister and the four MLAs of the region - three from BSP and one from SP - have so far not cared to visit the region despite the fact that 70 per cent of the victims are Dalits. On Wednesday, TOI visited primary health centres at Gujrain and Purwa...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.