MARRIAGE

  • Photo of the day: Bride-to-be Soha Ali Khan clicked hours before her wedding 3 days ago

    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...
  • 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...