Marriage

  • Government ready to help women continue research post marriage: Jitendra Singh 5 hours 39 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: The central government, under its 'mid-career scheme', is prepared to help all those young women who want to continue their research work after marriage, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. "Women whose research work gets discontinued after marriage and...
  • Love Commandos fighting for the cause of love September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when the country is being exposed to an oxymoronic term 'love jihad', countering such a concept is an organisation with an equally paradoxical name called 'Love Commandos'. With a vision of uniting love birds who have attained the legal age of marriage, Love Commandos claimed to...
  • India has secondhighest number of child marriages: UN report September 12, 2014

    United Nations:India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the secondhighest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop genderbased sex selection. The report 'Improving Children's Lives, Transforming the Future...
  • 90yearold lesbian couple marries after 72 years of relationship September 10, 2014

    Imagine the stories they must have after 72 years together. A gay couple has tied the knot after 72 years of relationship and said "it is never too late for people to write new chapters in their lives", according to a report in the Quad City Times. Vivian Boyack, 91, and...
  • Marriage of newlyweds, ages 96 and 95, questioned September 9, 2014

    Alexandria: In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96yearold mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia." The courts, though, and some of Wright's other relatives aren't amused. And the future for newlyweds Edith Hill, 96,...
  • Churches urge high court to act on gay marriage September 7, 2014

    Salt Lake City: The Mormon Church and four religious organizations are asking the US Supreme Court to intervene and settle once and for all the question of whether states can outlaw gay marriage. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, in a statement on Friday, said that it joined a...
  • Egypt arrests seven over 'gay marriage' video September 7, 2014

    Cairo: Egypt has arrested seven men accused of debauchery for taking part in a "gay marriage" video that spread on social media networks, state media reported. Homosexuality is not included in a list of sexual offences explicitly outlawed by Egyptian law, but it can be punished under several different statutes...
  • Child marriage worse than rape, says Delhi court September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Child marriage "is an evil worse than rape" and should be completely eradicated from society, said a Delhi court while ordering registration of a case against a girl's parents for getting her married at a tender age. Metropolitan magistrate Shivani Chauhan issued the direction while hearing a case...
  • My wife is not insecure about me, I take feedback from her for my work: Fawad Khan September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: His good looks and romantic roles have won a huge female fan following in India for Pakistani singeractor Fawad Khan, who is making his debut in Bollywood with 'Khoobsurat'. But all this doesn't affect his wife of eight years. Known for his performance in hit Pakistani show 'Humsafar' and 'Zindagi...
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF August 29, 2014

    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 August 29, 2014

    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 August 26, 2014

    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...
  • 18yearold girl raped for 3 years on pretext of marriage August 18, 2014

    An 18yearold 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 20yearold girl on pretext of marriage, booked August 14, 2014

    A 20yearold 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 livein 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 22yearold woman in Rampur August 8, 2014

    A 22yearold 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 ZetaJones on Michael Douglas' cancer July 29, 2014

    London: Actress Catherine ZetaJones 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 subSaharan 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 fourfive 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...
  • 8yearold minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8yearold 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 samesex marriages of staffers July 8, 2014

    United Nations: The UN will now recognise all samesex marriages of its staffers across the world as it put in place a new policy aimed at ensuring "greater equality" with Secretary General Ban Kimoon 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 inlaws. The court...