Discrimination

  • No discrimination in France against any community: Ambassador September 9, 2014

    Amritsar: French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Tuesday said that there is no discrimination against any community in his country. "There is no discrimination in France as at present most of Sikhs are working at prime positions in my country with beard and 'turban' (head gear)," Richier said addressing...
  • Gurgaon: Woman kills herself after husband's taunt on skin colour June 6, 2014

    Gurgaon: A 29yearold woman committed suicide on Thursday after her husband taunted her on her skin colour, police said, adding he has been arrested on dowry death charges. Pooja, hailed from Uttarakhand's Nainital, committed suicide early hours on Thursday in her house in Jyoti Park. She lived with her husband Virendra...
  • 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...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making March 29, 2014

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University, Ansari...
  • SC issues notice on discrimination against HIV children March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre and all the states on a petition saying there should be no discrimination on admitting HIV positive children to schools. An apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan issued notice after NGO Naaz Foundation urged it to issue...
  • 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...
  • CJ teaser Web Special Episode February 7, 2014

    Coming up on our web special episode, students from north east pick up CJ mike to speak out against discrimination faced by them, actor Amir Khan speaks on the upcoming one billion rising campaign and more of your content from ibncj.com ...
  • 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...
  • Sikh man to get compensation in religious discrimination case November 20, 2013

    A New Jersey car dealership will pay monetary compensation to a Sikh man to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by him which alleged that he was not hired by the dealership because he maintains a beard. Gurpreet Kherha had filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
  • FTP: Is there an housing apartheid when it comes to castes and communities? November 11, 2013

    A leading property portal is in the line of fire after a broker posted an advertisement for the sale of a flat in Mumbai clearly mentioning that Muslims are not welcomed. The advertisement about a flat located at Dadar's Hindu Colony in Mumbai was put up on 99acres.com by broker...
  • 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...
  • Sikh pilot alleges Emirates denied him a job because he wears a turban November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A pilot has alleged discrimination by the Gulfbased Emirates Airlines, saying that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down only because he wears a turban. CNNIBN has accessed the email exchange between the airline and the pilot. He has been a pilot for almost nine years...
  • Powerful UN Women ads use Google search to highlight worldwide sexism October 19, 2013

    In a series of advertisements for UN Women, the United Nations' entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, Ogilvy & Mather uses Google's suggest/autocomplete feature to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. Each ad has the face of a woman of different ethnicity and over her lips appears...
  • Watch: Yuvraj Singh joins Farhan Akhtar's initiative 'MARD' September 19, 2013

    After master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, another cricketer, Yuvraj Singh has joined hands with Farhan Akhtar for his social initiative, MARD - Men Against Rape and Discrimination. Javed Akhtar had penned a poem for MARD in Hindi that's been translated to Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Punjabi. Yuvraj has narrated the Punjabi...
  • Concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name: Farhan Akhtar August 29, 2013

    Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who launched the Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign earlier this year, believes that the concept of fast-track courts must live up to its name, thereby granting speedy justice to victims of rape. He also believes it can result in a serious difference to rising number of...
  • Sports bar fined for racially discriminating against IndoCanadians August 18, 2013

    A popular sports bar in Canada has been fined for racially discriminating against three IndoCanadians by denying them entry for a graduation party two years ago. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Shark Club of Langley caused injury to the dignity and selfrespect of Surinderjit Rai, Manjit Gill...
  • 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...
  • Mahesh Babu joins Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign May 6, 2013

    Super star Mahesh Babu has joined Farhan Akhtar's MARD campaign (Men Against Rape and Discrimination). The MARD campaign was started recently by Farhan Akthar, to spread awareness about gender inequality and against the atrocities on women. Veteran lyricist Javed Akthar, father of Farhan Akhtar, has penned down a poem to promote...
  • Oxford University to review admissions policy March 23, 2013

    London: The University of Oxford has been forced to review its postgraduate admissions policy after it was accused by a student of discriminating against the poor. Damien Shannon, 26, had sued St Hugh's College at the worldrenowned university, for "selecting students on the basis of wealth and excluding those not...
  • FIFA gears up to fight against racism March 2, 2013

    Edinburgh: Soccer has failed to respond to victims of racism on or off the pitch for far too long and needs to change its attitudes now, Jeffrey Webb, the chairman of FIFA's new Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force said on Saturday. Webb, the president of the CONCACAF confederation of countries...
  • Gujarat: Students say won't eat in utensils cleaned by a Dalit woman February 6, 2013

    Sabarkantha: In a startling case of discrimination, students of a government school in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district have been opposing the government's midday meal scheme. The reason being that the utensils are cleaned by a Dalit woman. On any other day there would have been dozens of students queuing up for midday...
  • Many Indian women still trapped in dark ages December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The birth of a girl, so goes a popular Hindu saying, is akin to the arrival of Lakshmi the fourarmed goddess of wealth, often depicted holding lotus flowers and an overflowing pot of gold. That should assure pride of place for women in Indian society, especially now the...
  • Girls in India discriminated, mindset must change: UNICEF December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Girls in the country are facing discrimination and to correct it, the prevailing mindset has to be changed, Louis Georges Arsenault, UNICEF's India head said in New Delhi on Tuesday. Millions of adolescent girls in India, and across the globe, are not given the same opportunities to grow and...
  • Pregnant women face discrimination in Australia: Study November 16, 2012

    Sydney: Pregnant women and mothers face discrimination, negative comments and dead ends in their career in many workplaces in Australia, a study has found. A survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of 357,500 working women with a child under two found that 19 per cent faced discrimination in the...
  • Never compared Dawood with Vivekananda: Gadkari November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari on Monday sought to downplay his controversial remark at a function in Bhopal whereby he compared Swami Vivekananda and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, claiming that their IQ levels were almost the same. While Gadkari went on to add that Swami Vivekananda had...
  • Dawood's IQ level almost same as Vivekananda's: Gadkari November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari may have meant well but his remark is bound to raise a few eyebrows. At a meet, while trying to explain that gender discrimination is unfair and that people should be judged only on the basis of their qualities, Gadkari made...