MARRIAGE

  • I am not against getting married, have my own idea of marriage: Indhuja Pillai Yesterday

    (The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A start-up entrepreneur Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • Bengaluru: Matrimonial profile of girl claiming not to be a marriage material goes viral Yesterday

    Bengaluru: The matrimonial profile of a 24-year-old engineer from Bengaluru has gone viral. A software engineer, Indhuja Pillai created a webpage to rebel against her parents plan to get her married off. She has put up the website for her marriage after her parents' sponsored an advertisement in a newspaper which...
  • Ranbir Kapoor: Marriage should happen organically; it has nothing to do with age 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Questions about marriage have been dogged by Ranbir Kapoor for a long time, but the actor says the time is yet to come and that he would want it to be a natural progression. "I am very happy in my life right now. I've not decided when I will get...
  • 'He is from a rich family, so he will keep you happy' and 20 other stupid notions Indians still have about marriages 3 days ago

    For a developing nation, we still have a lot of stupid notions about when, how and why people should get married. Marriage should be something that two people get into when they feel they are ready; not because their parents, grandparents or the society wants them to. The 'Ideal Indian'...
  • Nagpur: Man cancels marriage on receiving SMSes about bride's affair 4 days ago

    Nagpur: A police complaint has been filed against a man for calling off his wedding at the last minute in Nagpur after receiving SMSes about his fiancee's past love affair, police said on Friday. Embarrassed by the sudden turn of events, the woman's family, which hails from Nagpur, filed a complaint...
  • Strengthening political ties, Lalu's daughter marries Mulayam Singh Yadav's grand-nephew 5 days ago

    New Delhi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Raj Laxmi and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grand-nephew Tej Pratap Singh will tie the knot on Thursday in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the 'Tilak' ceremony of Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Singh in Saifai, the native village of Mulayam....
  • Gay rights, inter-generational chasms and evolving society - A conversation with Indian-American writer Mala Kumar February 20, 2015

    New York: Mala Kumar is an Indian-American writer and international development practitioner. Her debut novel, 'The Paths of Marriage', came out in October 2014, while she was working for UNICEF in the central African nation of Burundi and has made plenty of waves within the United States in general and...
  • Pakistani groom sentenced to 20 months in jail in UK after he forgot his wife-to-be's name minutes before the wedding February 15, 2015

    A UK court has sentenced three people, including a Pakistani bridegroom, to up to 20 months in prison for immigration offences after he forgot his wife-to-be's name minutes before the wedding. Authorities were alerted after Zubair Khan phoned his marriage fixer to ask his bride's name during a meeting with...
  • Gay marriage comes to Alabama over chief judge's objections February 10, 2015

    Montgomery: Alabama's chief justice built his career on defiance: In 2003, Roy Moore was forced from the bench for disobeying a federal court order to remove a boulder-size Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse. On Monday, as Alabama became the 37th state where gays can legally wed, Moore took a...
  • Delhi: Before getting married groom gets finger inked at polling booth February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Wedding and voting, both happened to be on Saturday, but groom Akshay decided to be a good citizen first and went with his 'band, baaja and baaraat' to the poll booth first. Attired in his wedding finery of gold embroidered sherwani and with matching colourful headgear, Akshay first went...
  • Bombay HC declines PIL against love marriages without parents' consent February 7, 2015

    Madurai: Madras High Court on Saturday declined to entertain a PIL petition which sought to forbear officials from solemnising love marriages without the consent and presence of parents of the couples to check honour killings. The petition, filed about a week ahead of Valentine's Day on February...
  • Photo of the day: Bride-to-be Soha Ali Khan clicked hours before her wedding January 25, 2015

    The bride to be Soha Ali Khan was spotted running some pre-wedding errands. The actress is to marry long time boyfriend actor Kunal Khemu today. The couple got engaged last year and had been seeing each other and had been living together for a long time now. Soha and...
  • Supreme court sets stage for historic gay rights ruling January 17, 2015

    Washington: The Supreme Court is getting back in the marriage business. The justices agreed on Friday to decide a major civil rights question whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The court will take up gay-rights cases that ask it to overturn bans in four...
  • Seven persons buried alive in Pakistan January 14, 2015

    Lahore: At least seven persons, including a 20-year-old bride and three children, were buried alive when roof of a marriage hall caved-in in Pakistan. The marriage function at Faizan Marriage Hall was underway in densely populated area of Shahdbagh when the roof of the main hall collapsed. Bride Shumiala, groom...
  • NHRC officer gets 7 years in jail for rape, deceitful marriage January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A senior officer of the National Human Rights Commission, convicted for raping and deceitfully marrying a widow after concealing his first wedlock, has been awarded seven years jail by a Delhi court which observed that his "high social status" has made the offence more serious. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ)...
  • Imran Khan reportedly ties knot with former BBC news presenter January 7, 2015

    Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has reportedly tied the knot with a former BBC news presenter. Breaking his silence, Khan said, "Getting married is not a crime. It is the sunnah (practice) of the holy prophet. A person can marry whenever he or she wants to." ...
  • Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively welcome their first child during Christmas vacations? January 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have reportedly welcomed their first child over the Christmas holidays. Lively, 27, announced her pregnancy on her lifestyle website, Preserve, and she kicked off a series of stylish ensembles that showed off her growing belly, reported People magazine. However, the famously private couple have...
  • Illayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar Raja ties the knot for the third time January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Yuvan Shankar Raja aka Abdul Haliq, son of music maestro Illayaraja, Friday got married for a third time. He tied the knot with Malaysia-based designer Jaffrunnisha, said a family source. The wedding took place amid close friends and relatives of the bride at a resort in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil...
  • First gay weddings in Scotland held at midnight December 31, 2014

    London: The first gay wedding ceremonies in Scotland took place on Wednesday just after the stroke of midnight, as two couples tied the knot in Glasgow. Dressed in kilts, Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown, both 42, entered the Trades Hall to the sound of bagpipes at 11:30 pm on Tuesday, and...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West purchase neighbour's house? December 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband rapper Kanye West have reportedly purchased the house adjacent to their massive $20 million estate in the luxurious area of Hidden Hills here for $2.9 million. A source told eonline.com that the ranch-style spread, which sits on 1.49 acres, is "a...
  • CPM's youth wing launches matrimonial website December 21, 2014

    In its campaign to tackle communalism, the youth wing of CPI(M), the Democratic Youth Federation of India, has come up with a matrimonial website for those willing to overlook caste and religion. ...
  • Andhra: Post graduate student throws acid on lecturer for not marrying her December 20, 2014

    Guntur: A post graduate student allegedly threw acid on her former lecturer outside a government polytechnic college at Nallapadu in Guntur district on Saturday, apparently to take "revenge" from him for reneging on his promise to marry her, police said. The incident occurred when the young woman, who is currently pursuing...
  • Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court December 19, 2014

    Allahabad: In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani passed the order while dismissing a batch of...
  • I would rather see myself getting married than the three Khans doing a film together: Salman Khan December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, who is often called Bollywood's most eligible bachelor, says in the New Year, he'd rather see himself getting married than doing a movie starring the three Khans together. Salman was present at the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2014 in Mumbai Thursday. Here, he was asked about what would...
  • With his crane crashing, man's plan to propose ends in a disaster December 14, 2014

    London: A Dutchman's dramatic plan to propose to his girlfriend has ended in a major disaster with a mobile crane smashing the roof of a house and forcing the evacuation of people from two others. The man had wanted to surprise his partner by descending in front of her bedroom in...
  • Mississippi pastor trots out horse in wedding dress to protest gay marriage December 13, 2014

    A Mississippi pastor brought a horse in a wedding dress to stand with him outside a federal courthouse on Friday in Jackson to protest a federal judge's ruling, currently on hold, to overturn the socially conservative state's ban on gay marriage. The horse, complete with white flowers tucked into its harness...
  • I represent the sound of silence and cry of innocence, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Satyarthi December 10, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize sharing the prestigious award with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai in Oslo on Wednesday evening. The Nobel Prize is presented every year on December 10, the death anniversary of its founder Alfred Nobel. Here is the transcript to the speech. My dear...
  • Is Robbie Williams thinking of quitting music? December 10, 2014

    London: Singer Robbie Williams says he will give up his music career to become a mechanic. The 40-year-old pop star said he has grown tired of making music now and wants to have a "proper job", reported Contactmusic. "To be quite honest with you I'm getting a little bit bored of...