MARRIAGE

  • CPM's youth wing launches matrimonial website 1 week ago

    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...
  • I'm just like anybody else, insecure and scared of looking bad: Miranda Lambert December 10, 2014

    London: Country singer Miranda Lambert has praised husband Blake Shelton for making her happy. The country singing duo have been married since 2011 and are still going strong, reported Digital Spy. "I'm not sunshine and roses. Blake's the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness... Literally...
  • Angelina Jolie fought hard to direct 'Unbroken' December 8, 2014

    London: Hollywood actor-director Angelina Jolie has had an amazing 2014 after getting married and releasing her movie 'Unbroken'. The 39-year-old actress-director is thrilled that her new movie 'Unbroken' is getting Oscar buzz, reported Contactmusic. When asked if she's had the best year of her life, she said, "Well, I hope that...
  • Surat businessman plays foster father, hosts wedding of 111 girls November 30, 2014

    Surat: A city-based businessman on Sunday hosted a mass wedding ceremony for his 111 "daughters" who come from humble backgrounds and have lost their fathers. Businessman Mahesh Savani who has interest in diamond trade and real estate also arranged for "nikah" of three Muslim girls at the ceremony held at a...
  • World's oldest married couple is of Indian origin, tied the knot almost 89 years ago! November 26, 2014

    London: An Indian couple, both over 100 years old and said to be the world's oldest partners, celebrated their joint birthdays this week in the UK. The couple who tied the knot almost 89 years ago on December 11, 1925 after meeting in India as teenagers celebrated their birthdays on Sunday,...
  • Irretrievable breakdown of marriage 'debatable' ground for divorce: SC November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With the government set to reintroduce the marriage laws amendment bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act to make irretrievable breakdown of marriage a ground for divorce, the Supreme Court has urged a rethink if it was an expedient...
  • UN calls on governments, adopts first-ever resolution to end child marriage November 22, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice. About 15 million girls worldwide become child brides each year and globally, more than 700 million women...
  • Honour killing: Delhi University girl murdered over inter-caste marriage, parents arrested November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a suspected case of honour killing, the parents of a 21-year-old Delhi university student has been arrested for allegedly murdering her. The deceased, identified as Bhawna Yadav, a final year student of Sanskrit Honours at Venkateswara College, was allegedly strangled to death by her parents Jagmohan Yadav, a...
  • Pakistani family sentenced to death over 'honour killing' outside court November 19, 2014

    Lahore: Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan's top courts were sentenced to death on Wednesday for the crime, their defence lawyer said. The 25-year-old's family attacked her because they objected to her marriage. Farzana Iqbal's murder in May this year briefly focused...
  • US high court gives green light to same-sex marriage in Kansas November 13, 2014

    Washington: The US Supreme Court has authorised same-sex marriages to be held in Kansas, the 33rd state of 50 where it is legal, in addition to the federal capital Washington. The high court on Wednesday rejected Kansas' request that it block same-sex marriages in the state, allowing them to proceed. Only conservative...
  • Haryana: Sisters take 2 extra 'pheras' at marriage as pledge against female foeticide November 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Taking a pledge against female foeticide, two sisters in Haryana took two extra 'pheras' (rounds of the fire) at their marriage dedicated to the vow, prompting Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to announce a reward for them. The Chief Minister announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh each for the...
  • Pope Francis mulls removing marriage annulment charges November 6, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge thousands of dollars for one. Francis told participants at a Vatican course for officials dealing with annulments that as bishop of Buenos Aires, he was...
  • Egypt jails eight men over gay marriage video November 1, 2014

    Cairo: Eight Egyptian men were sentenced to three years in jail on Saturday on charges of spreading indecent images and inciting debauchery after they appeared in an online video purporting to show the country's first gay marriage ceremony. The judge ruled that they would also be subject to police supervision following...
  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states October 26, 2014

    Washington: The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the US Supreme Court's decision earlier this...
  • US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states October 18, 2014

    Washington: The US government announced on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate. A total of 26 of the 50 US states, and the capital Washington, now legally recognize gay and lesbian marriages, giving them the same legal...
  • Former Soviet nation Estonia legalises same-sex partnerships October 9, 2014

    Tallinn (Estonia): Estonia on Thursday became the first former Soviet nation to legalize gay partnerships, while Kyrgyzstan - another ex-Soviet republic thousands of kilometers east - considers anti-gay legislation. The parallel moves reflect starkly divergent paths taken by the countries that once were parts of the Soviet empire. In Estonia, lawmakers voted...
  • Madras High Court initiates debate: Should marriageable age for girls be raised to 21? October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. The court said that the girls' age of consent to marriage should also be raised to 21. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the...
  • Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21 October 9, 2014

    Bangalore residents favour raising girls' age of consent for marriage to 21. "There should be no discrimination between boys and girls. Age should be raised to 21," says a resident. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21, say Delhi residents October 9, 2014

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday stressed upon the need to make amendments to the marriage law asking why men and women were governed by separate rules. "21 age bar is totally acceptable," said a Delhi resident. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 8, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor October 8, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: PM Modi gives forces 'free hand' to deal with Pak firing October 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured that "everything will be fine" when asked about the relentless firing and shelling by Pakistani troops across the international border. ...