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  • Delhi: Lack of private toilets in Bawana put women at risk August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The residents of a slum in Bawana in the national capital have been forced to use community toilets as they do not have toilets within their homes. The denial of basic necessity also meant higher risk to women's safety. Women said that they do not feel safe...
  • Beaming Arsene Wenger all set for new season to start August 11, 2014

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 3-0 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. "It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well...
  • Arsenal beat Manchester City 3-0 to win Community Shield August 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal prepared for the Premier League season by collecting the Community Shield with a 3-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, picking up where the team left off at the FA Cup final by adding another piece of silverware at Wembley. Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, who both scored in...
  • Interests of religious group can't supersede that of public: HC July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that the religious interests of a community cannot be allowed to supersede the interests of public at large. The remark came in a verdict which upheld the Centre's decision to revoke its "in-principle" approval granted to the construction of a Jain temple...
  • Husband's family forces woman to prove 'chastity' by holding red-hot iron rods July 24, 2014

    A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding red-hot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband. Allegedly, the complainant was asked to "prove her...
  • Huma Qureshi to make people aware about LGBT community June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Huma Qureshi has joined forces with a poetic campaign called 'Ishq ki Ijaazat' which will be launched online to spread awareness about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. "Ishq ki Ijaazat" is a film poem by Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh, and Huma is said to have...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on LGBT community June 22, 2014

    After Supreme Court rules gay sex illegal Cyrus Broacha in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't' compares LGBT community parade to Quit India Movement and calls it a 'glorious' day for gay community. ...
  • Watch: Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2014 June 15, 2014

    Pramerica spirit of community awards seeks to identify and recognize school children who are doing social service in their free time and making meaningful contributions. ...
  • J&K: Curfew imposed in Poonch after clash between two communities May 23, 2014

    Curfew was imposed in Jammu on Friday following tension between two communities. Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Poonch town of Jammu region as tension mounted after a girl was allegedly beaten up by a boy. "Curfew was imposed this morning as a precautionary measure," a senior police officer told IANS in...
  • Bihar government allocates Rs 245 cr to link minority community women to education May 23, 2014

    In order to strengthen its reach among weaker sections, the new Bihar Cabinet on Thursday approved more than Rs 245 crore to link women of weaker sections and minority communities with school education. The decision to allocate fund under the 'Mahadalit, minorities and extremely backward castes akshar anchal yojna' was made...
  • Meerut clashes: Security tight, arrests to be made today, says DM May 11, 2014

    A day after clashes break out in Meerut, security has been tightened in the area, said the DM Amit Renwa. ...
  • Court asks police to register case against Ramdev May 3, 2014

    A court in Jodhpur has ordered police to register a case against yoga guru Ramdev and initiate an inquiry against him for his controversial "honeymoon" remark against Rahul Gandhi. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate gave this order while admitting an istegasa (legal complaint) by Vijay Rao of Jodhpur on Friday through...
  • Doctor arrested in inebriated state, released on bail April 23, 2014

    A government doctor at a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bundi was arrested in an inebriated state for allegedly disturbing peace but was released on bail, police said on Wednesday. Ganesh Lal Meena, posted at the CHC in Indergarh was arrested on Tuesday and a case under section 107 (disturbing peace)...
  • Ellen DeGeneres named most powerful gay celebrity April 17, 2014

    New York: Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the most powerful gay celebrity in the US in a new magazine poll. The 56-year-old, who is married to 'Arrested Development' actress Portia de Rossi, secured the top spot on Out magazine's 2014 Power List, an annual ranking of the...
  • Panchayat bans girls from wearing jeans, consuming liquor March 25, 2014

    A mahapanchayat of Yadav community has barred their girls from wearing jeans and banned consumption of liquor. The mahapanchayat, held at Rahera village in Mathura on Sunday, also decided to ban child marriages, use of DJ at weddings, grant of dowry and gambling by members of the community. "The decision will help control...
  • Adele's music accused of making people gay March 18, 2014

    London: Oscar-winning singer Adele is accused of turning people gay with her music in a TV documentary. The 25-year-old singer is on a list of things that "men should avoid if they want to be straight", reported Daily Star. Doctor Christian Jessen, 37, made the bizarre discovery in Channel 4's...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 10 Muslim leaders, including a former minister, charged by SIT March 8, 2014

    BSP MP Kadir Rana, two party MLAs and former UP minister Saeed-uz-Zama of Congress are among 10 persons charged by the SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots for provoking communal tension with inflammatory speeches during a Muslim community panchayat.The charge sheet was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar by...
  • New York church posts horrific anti-gay sign outside its premises February 27, 2014

    An anti-gay pastor of a church in Harlem, New York, has raised many eyebrows by putting up a horrific anti-gay sign in front of the church. Dr James David Manning, a man who has been openly critical of the Barack Obama administration and the progression of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban February 26, 2014

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in the...
  • People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday paving the way for adoption of child by persons hailing from Muslim community even though it is not allowed under their personal law. Holding that Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)...
  • Bill for inclusion of new communities in SC category February 11, 2014

    A bill to include two dozen new communities including Kabirpanthi and Julaha (weavers) from Haryana in the Scheduled Castes category was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014, was introduced in the House amid din by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment...
  • US Justice Department to expand rights of gay married couples February 10, 2014

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday announced widespread changes within the US Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. The changes, unveiled by Holder in a speech to a gay rights lobbying...
  • Kanpur's community policing impresses foreign police, defence officials January 31, 2014

    A foreign delegation of police and defence officials, including those from the UK, recently visited the Kanpur Police to inspect the working of their community policing system and hi-tech control room facilities. Apart from the United Kingdom, officials of France, Myanmmar, Bangladesh have shown interest and enquired about our community policing...
  • Waqf assets can be used for development of community, says Manmohan Singh January 29, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said waqf assets have the potential of generating considerable returns which could be used for socio-economic development of the community. Launching the National Waqf Development Corporation Limited (NAWADCO) in New Delhi, he said it will help facilitate and mobilise financial resources for starting schools, colleges...
  • SC rejects review plea: Battle for gay rights faces uncertain future? January 28, 2014

    In another setback to the LGBT community in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict on criminalising gay sex. The court dismissed the review petitions filed by the Centre and gay rights activists against its December 2013 verdict. ...
  • Minority community status to Jains will help their growth: PM January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After the government included Jains in the list of minority communities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday expressed hope that the status would help them to grow at a faster rate. Addressing a delegation of Jain community members led by Acharya Lokesh Muni, he said the community has been...
  • Six tigers, 86 leopards killed in 14 months in Uttarakhand January 24, 2014

    Six tigers and 86 leopards were killed in Uttarakhand in a space of 14 months since the beginning of 2012 with unnatural factors like illegal poaching and accidents responsible for the deaths of 32 of them, says an official report. From the beginning of 2012 to February 2013 a total of...
  • Lawmaker calls for end of ban on Sikh articles in US military January 23, 2014

    A top American lawmaker on Thursday asked the Pentagon to end a ban on Sikh articles of faith including turban and beard in the US military, a long-standing demand of the Sikh-American community. In the wake of new Pentagon rules permitting limited religious accommodations, Congressman Joe Crowley requested the US Armed...
  • Jains welcome Union Cabinet's 'minority community' decision January 22, 2014

    Elated at being categorised as a minority community, the Jains in Jharkhand on Tuesday welcomed the Union Cabinet's decision. "The Jains are very happy at the fulfilling of the longstanding demand of being considered as a minority," said president of Jharkhand State Digambar Jain Yuva Mahasabha Ajay Jain Gangwal. "The decision will...
  • Union Cabinet gives minority status to Jain community January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant minority status to Jain community, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved a plan for the notification of Jains as a minority community at the national level. Rahul Gandhi had on Sunday spoken to PM...