MARRIAGE

  • US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states 5 days ago

    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. ...
  • Girls' age of consent for marriage should be raised to 21: Madras HC October 8, 2014

    Chennai: 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. "Why a different age limit has been set aside for men and women for marriage?" the court asked. The court said that the girls'...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa spent Rs 3 crore on foster son's wedding, says court October 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Holding that it was AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa who had paid for the arrangements for the lavish marriage of her now estranged foster son VN Sudhakaran, the special court in the disproportionate assets case against her pegged the expenses incurred by her at Rs 3 crore. Sudhakaran's marriage, dubbed as...
  • Government ready to help women continue research post marriage: Jitendra Singh September 30, 2014

    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...