Five must-read stories—February 14

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Rohith Vemula not a Dalit, says collector; Andhra govt to cancel SC certificate

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to declare Rohith Vemula, the research scholar of University of Hyderabad whose suicide in January 2016 triggered a nationwide uproar, as belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and that he was not a Dalit. It has also decided to cancel the Scheduled Caste certificate “fraudulently” obtained by Rohith and his mother Radhika Vemula, reports The Hindustan Times.

Vyapam scam: Supreme Court cancels degrees of 634 doctors

Coming down hard on corruption in MBBS admissions in Madhya Pradesh between 2008 and 2012, the Supreme Court cancelled the degrees of 634 doctors on Monday and said admissions obtained through a mass fraud called "Vyapam scam" could not be condoned, reports The Times of India. editor arrested for publishing UP exit poll results

Dainik Jagran’s online editor Shekhar Tripathi was reportedly arrested late Monday night for poll code violation by Ghaziabad police. The Election Commission had ordered an FIR against the editors and management of the publication on Monday, reports The Quint.

Infosys board vs Narayana Murthy: Is the fight really over?

Key stakeholders, including Infosys founder Narayana Murthy, CEO Vishal Sikka and chairman R Seshasayee claim a truce but analysts say the message is not clear, reports Mint.

Second year in row, data on suicide by caste and religion isn't disclosed

For the second year running, the annual report published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) on accidental deaths and suicides does not include data compiled under caste and religion. And, once again, the report was released before elections in a state where caste equations were crucial, reports The Indian Express.

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