RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

  • No house for Indians in Singapore, situation may get worse May 2, 2014

    Singapore: If you are an Indian in Singapore and looking for a house on rent, it is highly likely that you won't get one. Most Singaporean landlords don't rent their house to Indians and people from mainland China. According to local media reports, many landlords are open about it. The...
  • Bangalore University sets up separate hostel for Northeastern students February 9, 2014

    Bangalore: After the tragic death of Arunachal boy Nido Taniam in Delhi, one the largest varsities in India the Bangalore University has now set up a separate hostel for Northeastern students. The university said that the idea behind it is to protect students from racial discrimination. "We will build...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 2, 2014

    On this show, a victim of racial violence shares his ordeal, how a Mumbai professor found his way back into the campus after being sacked, a CJ's report on polluted lake in Bangalore, our CJ report that made impact this week, the much awaited results of CJ's photo contest and...
  • Emirates issues clarification afer Sikh pilot alleges discrimination November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after a Sikh pilot alleged discrimination by the Gulfbased Emirates Airlines, the airlines has issued a clarification. Emirates Airlines has said that wearing a hat on duty is mandatory for all pilots. The pilot had said that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down...
  • IT company Infosys accused of racial discrimination by a US citizen August 6, 2013

    Washington: IT giant Infosys has been accused of racial discrimination by an American citizen. The complainant has slapped a suit against Infosys, accusing the Indian IT company of discrimination against Americans in its hiring practices. Brenda Koehler, in her complaint filed in a Wisconsin court, has claimed that her job application...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents lead protests over Zimmerman verdict July 21, 2013

    Miami: Trayvon Martin's parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami on Saturday, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over the acquittal of the man who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager. The protests, outside federal court buildings and police headquarters, were set to...
  • Full Text: US President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin July 20, 2013

    US President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple...
  • Barack Obama compares himself to Trayvon, says he has faced racial discrimination July 20, 2013

    The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death case of Trayvon Martin has sparked widespread protests in the US. President Barack Obama finally broke his silence on the issue yesterday. In an emotional speech comparing himself to Martin, Obama said many AfricanAmericans, including himself have faced racial discrimination. ...
  • US: Murdered teen could have been me, 35 years ago, says Barack Obama July 20, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin "could have been me, 35 years ago" and urging Americans to understand the pain blacks felt over the case. Obama abruptly appeared in the White...
  • California gets proSikh, proMuslim laws September 10, 2012

    Colourful turbans crowded around California Governor Jerry Brown as he signed two historic bills designed to battle workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslims in the state. Brown signed the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, Assembly Bill 1964 which ensures that employees receive equal protection under law, protecting workers who wear turbans, hijabs...
  • Maharashtra will not protect us: Northeast people August 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as thousands of people from the Northeast continued to flee Karnataka, there were similar concerns in Maharashtra as well. At Mumbai's Kurla Terminus, hundreds of people from the Northeast were seen heading home, despite Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's assurances that full security will be provided to them. Meanwhile, the...
  • African student a victim of racial abuse? July 7, 2012

    A 23yearold Burundi national studying in Punjab is in coma after being brutally beaten in April this year. ...
  • US: Indian doctors win racial discrimination case February 22, 2012

    Houston: Three IndianAmerican doctors, who were derogatorily called "the Indians" and treated as "secondclass citizens" by the CEO of a medical center in the US, have won a racial discrimination case in a Texas court. The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that Citizens Medical Center in Victoria had violated...
  • India reelected to key UN committee December 1, 2011

    United Nations: Adding yet another feather to its cap, India has been reelected to a key UN committee on the elimination of racial discrimination, more than a week after securing membership of the powerful Joint Inspection Unit, the only external oversight body of the United Nations. India's nominee Ambassador Dilip...
  • When Rahul becomes Rob at work in UK July 3, 2011

    London: Many call centre employees in India take on western names while interacting with callers, but now a Leicesterbased telesales company has been found guilty of racial discrimination for forcing Indianorigin employees to adopt English names. Employee Rahul Jain, 28, was made to change his name to Rob Matthews, by...
  • Indian tenants racially abused in US, suit filed July 17, 2010

    Washington: The US Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the owner and management of an apartment complex at Renton in Washington State for racial discrimination against Indians who were treated less favourably than other tenants and even told to "go back" to India. The lawsuit seeking monetary damages and an...
  • Coloured perspective: Films on racial discrimination August 18, 2009

    Be it Bollywood or Hollywood detention based on racial discrimination has often been depicted in films. CNNIBN's Urmi Sahni gives you a glimpse into the films which have focused on this issue. Take a look. ...
  • L'Oreal found guilty of racial discrimination June 25, 2009

    Paris: LOral, the French cosmetics giant, has been found guilty by the highest court in the French judiciary of racial discrimination, for considering women from the minority communities in France unworthy of selling its shampoos. SOS Racisme, an antiracist campaign group in France had filed the case. Frances highest court was told...
  • Enough! Govt to frame policy against race attacks June 6, 2009

    Patiala (Punjab): The Central Government will soon formulate a policy to deal with racial discrimination against Indians abroad, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said on Saturday. Arriving in her hometown Patiala for the first time after being inducted in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Government, Preneet Kaur expressed concern...
  • UK's Asian cop settles his race discrimination claim November 14, 2008

    London: Britain's top Asian cop, Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur has settled his claim for race discrimination with Scotland Yard. According to media reports, the 53yearold officer will receive a 300,000 payout and his full pension entitlement. He had originally been seeking more than 1million. In return Ghaffur has apparently agreed to...
  • Race row: UK's seniormost Asian cop asked to 'shut up' August 29, 2008

    London: Hours after publicly announcing that he would be suing the Scotland Yard for racism, Britain's most senior Asian police officer has been asked by superiors to "shut up" and "get on" with his job. Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur went public on Thursday with a highly damaging legal action against Sir...
  • BritishAsian officer accuses Scotland Yard of racism August 29, 2008

    London: A top ranking British police officer of Asian origin, Tarique Ghaffur has charged his boss, the Metropolitan police chief of racial, religious and age discrimination. This high profile case may have a longerterm impact on ethnic minorities within the British police. One of Britain's top ranking Asian police officers,Assistant Commissioner...
  • Obama distances himself from 'divisive' expastor April 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Barack Obama's former pastor whose words have rallied many but offended many others says criticism of his political remarks essentially is an attack on the black church. Critics have called him "divisive" and "bombastic", but Reverend Jeremiah Wright claims they misunderstand black biblical teaching. Making...
  • No bail, only jail for Malaysia's ethnic Indians December 6, 2007

    New Delhi: A Malaysian court has denied bail to the 31 ethnic Indians who had been arrested on four counts, including attempted murder of a policemen, in a banned antidiscrimination rally on November 25. The arrested have been sent to jail and could stay there for at least one year while...
  • Racially discriminated, people from NE start helpline October 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Be it a Radio Jockey ridiculing Prashant Tamang's triumph as 'Chowkidar se Indian Idol' or the recent incident where girls from the Northeast were molested in Delhi University campus, people from the Northeast have for long been facing discrimination. Constant attacks on identity and lifestyle, sexual and racial...