Shut masjids, madrasas: Minorities panel to clerics
With an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases related to participants of a Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi recently, the Centre has asked all states through its Union Minority Commission to reach out to mosques and madrasas to "strictly enforce the 21-day lockdown and stop all religious congregations."
Plea in Delhi High Court claims Hindus are minorities in various states, but denied minority rights
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Ju...
Nearly 140 new minor planets found at edge of solar system: Study
Astronomers have discovered 139 new trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) -- minor...
No one can touch India's minorities: Rajnath Singh at ET GBS 2020
Rajnath Singh elaborates on the idea behind CAA, defence preparedness and rules out any significant threat perception from China.
ET GBS 2020: Government reassures minorities on Citizenship Act
The PM set the tone on Friday when, in his address, he questioned the Opposition’s double-speak and termed the CAA as well as other measures such as scrapping Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir as his government “doing the right things”. “People who lecture the world on the rights of migrants oppose the CAA, which has been brought in for migrants,” Modi said.
Congress, SP vying for minority votes in UP
The Uttar Pradesh Congress under its general secretary in-charge Priyanka Gandhi is actively standing with those protesting against CAA and NRC, especially the minority community.
No jail, custody of minor protestors: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said no child in conflict with the law can either be held in police custody or jailed, let alone be tortured, speaking up for the minors who were allegedly picked up and tortured in UP and Delhi during the anti-CAA protests.
Religious minorities continue to face violence in Pakistan: UN rights chief
"The (Pakistan) Government, despite recommendations from international human rights mechanisms, has not amended or repealed blasphemy law provisions which have led to violence against religious minorities, as well as to arbitrary arrests and prosecution," the former Chilean president said in a statement on Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law.
Centre to ensure tribals get MSP for produce
Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (Trifed) managing director Pravir Krishna said, “The pandemic has struck at a time when it is gathering time for MFP.
Anyone targeting minorities in Pakistan would be dealt with strictly: Imran Khan
Pakistan PM Imran Khan warned that anyone targeting minorities in the country would be dealt with strictly, as he condemned the ongoing violence in India.
Covid-19: How ministers and bureaucrats are keeping the wheels of governance turning in these testing times
Here's how ministers and bureaucrats are keeping the wheels of governance turning in a nation interrupted.
Nirbhaya case: Convict Vinay attempts to hurt himself, receives minor injuries
Vinay Sharma, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, attempted to hurt himself by banging his he...
Avoid bankruptcy trial for companies with minor defaults: FinMin
The finance ministry has issued an advisory to the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) asking it to avoid referring companies with loans defaults of less than Rs. 200 crores to the bankruptcy tribunal, two bankers familiar with the matter said.
Karnataka minorities in two minds about dealing with NPR
While many Muslim community leaders and organisations have decided to totally boycott the NPR in whatever form the exercise is executed, some are waiting to see how the situation will play out and the central government responds to the ongoing agitation.
How nominations work in insurance policies, bank accounts, shares, mutual funds, PPF
A nomination is a very effective tool to access assets such as PPF, mutual fund etc. in case of death. If there is no nomination, the legal heirs may have to go through a long drawn and cumbersome process of proving themselves as legal heirs
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