Minority Community

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde's remark on minority men a 'new low', says Narendra Modi January 15, 2014

    Dubbing as a "brazen attempt" to woo the minority community Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks on minority youths in jails on terror charges, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it marked a "new low" for the country. He also asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advise his cabinet...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde's remark on minority men a 'new low', says Narendra Modi January 15, 2014

    Dubbing as a "brazen attempt" to woo the minority community Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks on minority youths in jails on terror charges, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it marked a "new low" for the country. He also asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to advise his cabinet...
  • Rahul to meet members of minority communities in poll preparations January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will interact with over 200 representatives from various minority communities, including Muslims, on Monday to solicit their views and find out their demands and aspirations which may find a place in the party's 2014 poll manifesto. After holding a meeting with representatives of Dalits,...
  • Mulayam downplays rift within SP, says Azam Khan could never be upset with him September 12, 2013

    Agra: Downplaying the rift within Samajwadi Party over how the Muzaffarnagar riots were handled, party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Azam Khan could never be upset with him and whatever issues there are must be with the state government. This after senior party leaders Ramgopal Yadav as well as Naresh...
  • Muzaffarnagar: People migrate from riot-hit areas September 9, 2013

    The claims made by the government that situation will be brought under control seems to be misplaced as the there is a mixed feeling of the situation on the ground. The situation has come to a point where in many villages people have started to migrate. In a village, the...
  • Bahuguna announces scholarships for girl students from minority communities August 8, 2013

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Thursday announced scholarships to be given to meritorious girl students from minority communities, who score above sixty per cent marks in examinations. The announcement formed part of his message to the people of the state on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. Greeting people of the state...
  • Pak: Hindus protest after woman converted to Islam March 30, 2013

    Islamabad: Members of Pakistan's minority Hindu community staged a protest in southern Sindh province after a Hindu woman converted to Islam and married a Muslim man, according to a media report on Saturday. The protest and a "wave of anger" within the minority community led to the postponement of polls...
  • Minority students can get scholarships: Guj HC February 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday turned down the state government's contention that students belonging to the minority community cannot be given scholarships at the pre-matric level. The state government had challenged a scheme of the Centre saying that scholarships cannot be given on the basis of religion. But the...
  • 'Girls should not dance at weddings, use mobiles' January 12, 2013

    Udaipur: A panchayat in Udaipur district has asked families of the minority community not to allow girls to carry cellphones and prohibit them from dancing at wedding processions in public view. Anjuman Muslim Panchayat in Salumbur town, 70 kms from Udaipur, issued the diktat at a meeting held a few days...
  • Govt proposes 50 pc hike in plan allocation for minority February 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The government on Friday proposed a hike of 50 per cent in plan allocation for the next fiscal for the welfare of minority communities in India. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his budget speech said "I also propose to raise the plan allocation for the Ministry of Minority Affairs...