Marriage

  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Abolition of child marriage in India to take 50 more years: UNICEF 6 days ago

    Kolkata: India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the practice from the country, according to UNICEF. "Child marriage has been declining at a rate of one per cent per year in...
  • 'Marriage' trailer: Joan Allen is shattered as she uncovers the secrets of her 'serial killer' husband August 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: A trailer of the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel 'A Good Marriage' has been revealed. Joan Allen stars in the thriller as a woman who finds that her husband of 25 years has been living a terrifying double life, reported Deadline. Anthony LaPaglia, plays Allen's husband, who...
  • 18-year-old girl raped for 3 years on pretext of marriage August 18, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Jaipur by a youth for three years on pretext of marriage, police said. The victim alleged in her complaint that she was raped on pretext of marriage by the accused identified as Ashraf for three years. He refused to marry her after the girl...
  • Neighbour rapes 20-year-old girl on pretext of marriage, booked August 14, 2014

    A 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Jaipur on pretext of marriage, police said. The girl has alleged in her complaint that the accused identified as Damodar Sen, befriended her six months back. He raped the victim on pretext of marriage and later refused to marry her, they said. A...
  • Comment: Locked up in a live-in relationship - no new laws please August 12, 2014

    "Love is blind and love can be foolish" - Unknown This quote wouldn't have been as meaningful ever as it is today and will be in future particularly in Indian context. I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. She teaches in a school where children are predominantly...
  • Relative, 2 others abduct, gangrape 22-year-old woman in Rampur August 8, 2014

    A 22-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by her relative and his two accomplices in Rampur district, police said. The woman, a resident of Ghanshyampur village under Patwai Police Station of Rampur district, claimed that her relative wished to marry her and without her consent he obtained a fake marriage...
  • I was a mess: Catherine Zeta-Jones on Michael Douglas' cancer July 29, 2014

    London: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has claimed that she was a mess after husband Michael Douglas was diagnosed with cancer. The couple, who have two children together, recently reunited with after a temporary separation, reported Digital Spy. Speaking about the diagnosis at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies' fifth World...
  • US announces $4.8 million for projects against child marriages July 23, 2014

    Washington: The US has announced $4.8 million to fund projects in over half a dozen countries, including India, to end child and forced marriages. Other countries include Nepal, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen. "We know the fight against child marriage is the fight against extreme poverty," US Agency for...
  • India home to one in every three child brides in the world: UN report July 22, 2014

    United Nations: India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world with one in every three child bride living in India, a United Nations report said. Child marriage among girls is most common in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and India is among the top 10 countries with...
  • Rs 1,000 every month for girls saved from child marriages July 15, 2014

    Chennai: In a bid to assist minor girls saved from child marriages, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a cash support of Rs 1,000 to each of them every month until they attain 18 years of age. Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi on Tuesday informed the Assembly that this financial...
  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic wed in romantic ceremony at a posh Adriatic resort July 11, 2014

    Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic wed Thursday in a gazebo civil ceremony on a lawn at a posh Adriatic resort. The event, held in a park above a beach close to the luxury Montenegro islet Sveti Stefan, was attended by "the families, close friends and...
  • Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic marries girlfriend Jelena Ristic July 11, 2014

    Four days after winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has married his pregnant fiancee in a private ceremony in Montenegro. Djokovic and longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic were wed on Thursday in an upscale resort on the Adriatic coast. Local media say the ceremony was attended by family, friends and guests, but away from the...
  • Misuse of Dowry and Domestic Violence Act is a Human Rights Issue July 9, 2014

    Media suddenly seems to have woken up from slumber in last four-five days on the misuse of section 498A. Every news channel is debating recent judgment by the Supreme Court (SC) - restricting immediate arrests of husband and family members under 498A. I also happened to be on one such...
  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being...
  • FIR against Dhankar for 'Bihari brides' remark, government seeks data on girls sent to Haryana for marriage July 8, 2014

    A JD(U) MLA on Tuesday lodged an FIR in Patna demanding the arrest of Haryana BJP leader O P Dhankar for his controversial 'Bihari bride for Haryana boys' remark. Manjit Kumar Singh, JD(U) MLA from Baikunthpur in Gopalganj district, lodged the FIR against Dhankar under various sections of the IPC with...
  • 8-year-old minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8-year-old girl was killed allegedly in celebratory firing during a marriage procession in Hathras, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the groom's father, Durgadutt Upadhaya, a BSP worker, fired from his licenced gun in Tabela gali while the marriage procession was on its way...
  • UN to recognise all same-sex marriages of staffers July 8, 2014

    United Nations: The UN will now recognise all same-sex marriages of its staffers across the world as it put in place a new policy aimed at ensuring "greater equality" with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for rejection of homophobia. Previously, a staff member's personal status was determined by the laws applicable...
  • 'Because your rotis are round now': Twitter users share the funniest and most hilarious Indian reasons to get married July 6, 2014

    If you're in your mid twenties there's probably a new demand your parents have been making. Get married! Indian reasons to get married are truly unique. There is an age bracket that parents define as the perfect time to get married and if you have gone past that they'll be...
  • Dowry law misused by disgruntled housewives, stop automatic arrests: SC July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has said that the dowry law is misused and automatic arrests in such cases should be stopped. This came as the apex court expressed concerns over the misuse of this law by disgruntled housewives against their husbands and in-laws. The court...
  • Newly-wed couple killed in public over love marriage in Pakistan June 29, 2014

    Lahore: A newly-wed couple was brutally killed in full public view by the family members of the girl for marrying a 'man of her choice' in Pakistan's Punjab province. According to an FIR, Muafia Bibi (23) of Satrah village of Daska tehsil, some 100km from Lahore, married Sajjad Ahmed (27)...
  • Inter-caste marriage by son costs priest his job in Tamil Nadu June 23, 2014

    Namakkal: A temple priest was sacked after his son married a woman belonging to a community of another caste, which was in opposition to the alliance, in Kumarapalayam near Namakkal, Tamil Nadu. The priest of the temple in Kumarapalayam administered by Senkuthur Trust, in which the woman's community members has stake,...
  • On the pretext of marriage, man rapes 12-year-old tribal girl June 16, 2014

    A 12-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by a youth who made false promises to marry her in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, police said. "A native of Udarsai village, the minor girl had gone to her relative's place at Manoharpur village to attend a wedding when the accused Jagendar Lohar, who was...
  • Aftab Shivdasani, Nin Dusanj are a married couple June 12, 2014

    Aftab Shivdasani, who was last seen in 'Grand Masti' has tied the knot with fiance Nin Dusanj. Britain-born Nin worked as a consultant in a luxury brand industry in Hong Kong for 6 years before shifted to India in 2012. According to media reports, Aftab married Nin in a private...
  • 24-year-old widow alleges rape on pretext of marriage June 7, 2014

    A 24-year-old widow in the city has accused a man of raping her on the pretext of marrying her. The victim also alleged that the accused, Subhas, a photographer, made a video clipping of the crime and blackmailed her, police said. An FIR was registered against Subhash and five others, who...
  • Woman alleges father raped her before and after marriage June 5, 2014

    A mother of a three-year-old child has accused her father of raping her repeatedly. According to the complaint, the woman aged around 25 years, resident of Salarpur village, alleged that her father raped her before and after her marriage, police said. She had kept the matter in the dark out of...
  • Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge marries partner Linda Wallem June 1, 2014

    New York: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Melissa Etheridge has gotten married. People magazine says the 53-year-old Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, on Saturday. Etheridge and the 53-year-old Wallem, a co-creator of the television series "Nurse Jackie," began dating in 2010. They...
  • In one of the most bizarre marriage proposals ever, 50 zombies attacked this couple! May 28, 2014

    Normally, you'd choose the best locales to propose to your girlfriend, but what this man did was insane. Claire Hulse thought it was a romantic walk along the banks of River Mersey with boyfriend Brian Tollady in Liverpool when 50 zombies started closing in on them. Just like a scene out...
  • Clashes over bursting of fire crackers during marriage ceremony May 24, 2014

    Clashes took place in an Uttar Pradesh village following an argument over bursting of fire crackers during a marriage ceremony, police said Saturday. The clashes erupted Friday night in Pratapgarh district's Gajadharpur village, police officials told reporters. Members of a community objected to the bursting of fire crackers leading to a brawl....