Minorities secure, their rights safe in India: Centre

New Delhi, May 24 : The central government on Thursday said that the rights of minorities are more safe and secure in India compared with the rest of the world, and that “secularism, social and communal harmony and tolerance” are in the country’s DNA. The remarks came days after a letter from the Archbishop of […]

TN toll rises to 13, Thoothukudi tense

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 24 : Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi remained tense for the third day on Thursday as one more person injured in police firing in protests against the Sterlite factory died, taking the toll to 13. Selvasekar succumbed to his injuries in the district hospital, as the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board issued an […]

US city police apologises for NBA player’s arrest

Washington, May 24 : The police in US city of Milwaukee have apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown for his January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, saying some members of the force had been disciplined. The incident occurred in the early morning of January […]

Gram Swaraj Abhiyan great example of doorstep delivery of services: Modi

New Delhi, May 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ is a great example of effective delivery of services at the doorsteps of the poor and claimed the initiative had ensured total coverage of seven leading flagship welfare schemes. “As part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, various teams ventured across […]

Priyanka Chopra marvels at dichotomy of life at refugee camps

Dhaka, May 24 : Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has been meeting women and children at the Rohingya refugee camps. Their stories remind her of the dichotomy of life, and she pondered upon how women find their ‘house of peace’ in the […]

13 transgenders will contest 2018 Pakistan general elections

Islamabad, May 24 : At least 13 transgenders will contest the Pakistan general elections this year. Two of them will contest for the National Assembly and the rest for the provincial assemblies. This was officially announced on Wednesday at a national consultation organised by All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (APTEN) in collaboration with the Election […]