COMMUNITY

  • Conversion row: Additional security sought for churches on Christmas eve 4 days ago

    Aligarh: Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city. "Following reports that the organizers of this 'ghar wapsi' programme may shift their venue to different rural-based destinations in Aligarh and...
  • Gays wish for freedom from 'myopic mindset' November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The setting Sunday sun in the heart of the capital was accompanied by a rainbow of a different kind. As the assertive and confident members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community took part in the Delhi gay parade, they all wished for freedom from the...
  • Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Sydney praise PM Modi November 16, 2014

    Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Sydney praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Modi is a great PM and leader. PM Modi is working hard to develop India," said Dawoodi Bohra leader. ...
  • Our community will vote for PDP, will not allow communal divide in J&K: Sikh group November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Asserting that the members of the Sikh community will vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said nobody will be allowed to divide the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. Accusing the coalition National Conference (NC) and Congress government of discriminatory against...
  • JMM red-faced as manifesto gives Jharkhand domicile issue a miss, party to release it again November 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar after a long struggle with the tribal population alleging discrimination from Patna. One of the main agenda of the parties championing the cause of Jharkhand was the domicile issue which has been a hot potato for every political party as no one has...
  • PM Modi invites ideas for his forthcoming visit to Australia October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited ideas and thoughts from people for his forthcoming visit to Australia. Modi is scheduled to visit Australia in November. "During my Australia visit in November, would be attending a variety of programmes, including an interaction with the Indian community there," Modi tweeted. "I want...
  • Chhattisgarh to set up district-level panels for third-gender community October 23, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up district-level committees for the effective implementation of its schemes for the third-gender community. The district-level committees, to be headed by Collectors or Additional Collectors, will ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes for transgenders reach them, an official said. In a...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Violence rocks Hisar, Sirsa; 2 injured, several vehicles burnt October 15, 2014

    Hisar: Violence erupted in several parts of Haryana on Wednesday as the state went to polls. Clashes broke out between members of the Jat and Dalit communities in Hisar where several vehicles were burnt during the violence, the police said. The immediate cause for the violence was not known. The state...
  • Big stars lining up for PM Narendra Modi reception in New York September 17, 2014

    Washington: Young IndianAmerican pop star sensation Anjali Ranadive, popular playback singer Kavita Subramaniam along with renowned violinist L Subramaniam would perform at a public reception being hosted by IndianAmerican community for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York. Ranadive, the daughter of the Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, would sing the...
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result September 13, 2014

    Glasgow: On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. Colorful displays of Yes posters outnumber those backing the Better Together campaign. Talk on the street is of opportunity and a chance to create a...
  • Delhi: Lack of private toilets in Bawana put women at risk August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The residents of a slum in Bawana in the national capital have been forced to use community toilets as they do not have toilets within their homes. The denial of basic necessity also meant higher risk to women's safety. Women said that they do not feel safe...
  • Beaming Arsene Wenger all set for new season to start August 11, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 30 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. "It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well...
  • Arsenal beat Manchester City 30 to win Community Shield August 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal prepared for the Premier League season by collecting the Community Shield with a 30 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, picking up where the team left off at the FA Cup final by adding another piece of silverware at Wembley. Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, who both scored in...
  • Interests of religious group can't supersede that of public: HC July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that the religious interests of a community cannot be allowed to supersede the interests of public at large. The remark came in a verdict which upheld the Centre's decision to revoke its "inprinciple" approval granted to the construction of a Jain temple...
  • Husband's family forces woman to prove 'chastity' by holding redhot iron rods July 24, 2014

    A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and motherinlaw, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding redhot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband. Allegedly, the complainant was asked to "prove her...
  • Huma Qureshi to make people aware about LGBT community June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Huma Qureshi has joined forces with a poetic campaign called 'Ishq ki Ijaazat' which will be launched online to spread awareness about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. "Ishq ki Ijaazat" is a film poem by Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh, and Huma is said to have...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on LGBT community June 22, 2014

    After Supreme Court rules gay sex illegal Cyrus Broacha in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' compares LGBT community parade to Quit India Movement and calls it a 'glorious' day for gay community. ...
  • Watch: Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2014 June 15, 2014

    Pramerica spirit of community awards seeks to identify and recognize school children who are doing social service in their free time and making meaningful contributions. ...
  • J&K: Curfew imposed in Poonch after clash between two communities May 23, 2014

    Curfew was imposed in Jammu on Friday following tension between two communities. Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Poonch town of Jammu region as tension mounted after a girl was allegedly beaten up by a boy. "Curfew was imposed this morning as a precautionary measure," a senior police officer told IANS in...
  • Bihar government allocates Rs 245 cr to link minority community women to education May 23, 2014

    In order to strengthen its reach among weaker sections, the new Bihar Cabinet on Thursday approved more than Rs 245 crore to link women of weaker sections and minority communities with school education. The decision to allocate fund under the 'Mahadalit, minorities and extremely backward castes akshar anchal yojna' was made...
  • Meerut clashes: Security tight, arrests to be made today, says DM May 11, 2014

    A day after clashes break out in Meerut, security has been tightened in the area, said the DM Amit Renwa. ...
  • Court asks police to register case against Ramdev May 3, 2014

    A court in Jodhpur has ordered police to register a case against yoga guru Ramdev and initiate an inquiry against him for his controversial "honeymoon" remark against Rahul Gandhi. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate gave this order while admitting an istegasa (legal complaint) by Vijay Rao of Jodhpur on Friday through...
  • Doctor arrested in inebriated state, released on bail April 23, 2014

    A government doctor at a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bundi was arrested in an inebriated state for allegedly disturbing peace but was released on bail, police said on Wednesday. Ganesh Lal Meena, posted at the CHC in Indergarh was arrested on Tuesday and a case under section 107 (disturbing peace)...
  • Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay celebrity April 17, 2014

    New York: Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay celebrity in the US in a new magazine poll. The 56-year-old, who is married to 'Arrested Development' actress Portia de Rossi, secured the top spot on Out magazine's 2014 Power List, an annual ranking of the...
  • Panchayat bans girls from wearing jeans, consuming liquor March 25, 2014

    A mahapanchayat of Yadav community has barred their girls from wearing jeans and banned consumption of liquor. The mahapanchayat, held at Rahera village in Mathura on Sunday, also decided to ban child marriages, use of DJ at weddings, grant of dowry and gambling by members of the community. "The decision will help control...
  • Adele's music accused of making people gay March 18, 2014

    London: Oscar-winning singer Adele is accused of turning people gay with her music in a TV documentary. The 25-year-old singer is on a list of things that "men should avoid if they want to be straight", reported Daily Star. Doctor Christian Jessen, 37, made the bizarre discovery in Channel 4's...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 10 Muslim leaders, including a former minister, charged by SIT March 8, 2014

    BSP MP Kadir Rana, two party MLAs and former UP minister Saeed-uz-Zama of Congress are among 10 persons charged by the SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots for provoking communal tension with inflammatory speeches during a Muslim community panchayat.The charge sheet was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar by...
  • New York church posts horrific anti-gay sign outside its premises February 27, 2014

    An anti-gay pastor of a church in Harlem, New York, has raised many eyebrows by putting up a horrific anti-gay sign in front of the church. Dr James David Manning, a man who has been openly critical of the Barack Obama administration and the progression of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban February 26, 2014

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in the...