minority affairs

Rajasthan has a plan for minorities


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Despite the Sachar Committee Report of 2006 that showed that the literacy rate among Muslims being far lower than national average, and their representation in managerial ... Read more...

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‘Over 95 lakh Muslim students benefited through scholarships’


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) More than 95 lakh Muslim children benefitted under the government's pre-matric scholarship scheme till the end of March this year, the government said Thursday.Minister of ... Read more...

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Mamata airs concern over northeast people’s exodus


August 20th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over the mass exodus of northeastern people from other parts of the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people ... Read more...

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Over 40,000 scholarships provided to minority community


July 13th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ne w Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As many as 42,476 scholarships were awarded to students from minority communities during 2011-12 under the merit-cum-means scholarship scheme of the ministry of minority ... Read more...

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14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati: Soni


June 27th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) There are as many as 14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said here Wednesday."Of these vacancies, 3,500 will be filled ... Read more...

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Islamic NGO gives scholarships to Hindu students


June 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulama-i Hind Islamic trust Sunday handed out scholarships to nine Hindu school students here, an official said Sunday."In the past three years, we have ... Read more...

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Will challenge sub-quota denial in apex court: Khurshid (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it would appeal in the Supreme Court against the Andhra Pradesh High Court order rejecting the state government's proposal to ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia chief backs women’s quota bill


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday advocated the passage of the women's reservation bill to empower the poor and ordinary Indian women.Giving the ... Read more...

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Maoists need ‘hand holding’: Jamia vice chancellor


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday said that Maoists were "our own people" and needed "hand holding" instead of the government's ruthless supression.Speaking ... Read more...

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Speculation mounts of changes in Congress, two ministers deny quit offer (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Speculation of a rejig in the Congress and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government increased Tuesday following reports that four ministers had offered to quit ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha poll: JMM irked over BJP decision to field Ahluwalia


April 19th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP's decision to field S.S. Ahluwalia as its candidate for the forthcoming biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha has irked the ruling alliance partner ... Read more...

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Budget: Minority girl students to get free cycles


March 16th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government Friday pledged to give free cycles for girl students from minority communities and has earmarked Rs.4.5 crore for the scheme aimed at ... Read more...

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Congress to reply to poll panel on Verma’s comments


February 20th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress party Monday said it would reply to the Election Commission on Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma's sub-quota comment within the stipulated time, ... Read more...

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Minister reinducted in Tripura amidst controversy


February 12th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 12 (IANS) Four years after he was forced to quit over his alleged links with a Bangladeshi arms dealer, Sahid Chowdhury was Sunday reinducted as a minister ... Read more...

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Tripura Left Front ministry to be expanded Sunday


February 10th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 10 (IANS) The Left Front ministry in Tripura will be expanded Sunday with the re-induction of former minister Sahid Chowdhury, an official said here Friday."Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil ... Read more...

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Government seeks report on Andaman tribals dancing for food (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The government Wednesday sought a report from the administration in the Andaman islands after a shocking video clip released by a leading British newspaper ... Read more...

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Andaman asked about semi-naked dance


January 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday asked the Andaman and Nicobar administration to explain how half naked tribal women were forced to dance for tourists.Terming the incident ... Read more...

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Cabinet expected to meet on minority reservation


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The union cabinet is expected to meet Thursday evening to consider four percent quota for minorities within the larger 27 percent quota for the Other ... Read more...

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Salman Khurshid: effective communicator in difficult times


December 13th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The beleaguered Manmohan Singh government seems to have found in Law Minister Salman Khurshid an effective public face, someone who is at ease with ... Read more...

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Quota for minorities our commitment: Salman Khurshid


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Reservation for minorities was a commitment made by the Congress-led central government which had to be fulfilled, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Friday, a ... Read more...

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MIM wants immediate steps for reservations for Muslims


September 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief and member of parliament Asaduddin Owaisi Sunday urged the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to take immediate steps for providing reservations ... Read more...

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Court seeks reply on Ajmer shrine’s administration


July 19th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to the central government seeking an explanation on the appointment of a 'nazim' (administrator) on an ad hoc ... Read more...

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A honour, a tough job: Khursheed


July 12th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Salman Khursheed, who is to replace M. Veerappa Moily as the new law minister, Tuesday said he felt honoured and had got a "very tough ... Read more...

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Sachar committee member demands creation of Indian Waqf Service


July 11th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A member of the Sachar Committee has demanded creation of the Indian Wakf Service (IWS), as recommended by the committee to look after Wakf properties ... Read more...

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Lokpal debate ends on conflicting and sour note (Roundup)


June 21st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Two turbulent months and eight bilateral meetings later, the government and the civil society Tuesday ended their marathon discussions on a Lokpal bill, agreeing ... Read more...

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Government lacks clarity on Lokpal bill, says BJP


June 18th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) With the government opposed to bringing the prime minister within the ambit of the Lokpal bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday slammed it ... Read more...

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Anna, team to boycott Lokpal Bill meeting; fast June 8 (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Social reformer Anna Hazare said here Sunday that his team of civil society members in the anti-graft Lokpal Bill joint drafting committee will boycott ... Read more...

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Anna to boycott Lokpal panel meeting


June 5th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team of civil society members in the Lokpal Bill joint drafting committee will boycott the next meeting to be held ... Read more...

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Khurshid defends Ramesh’s criticism of IITs, IIMs


May 25th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Water Resources and Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday defended Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh over his remarks on the poor quality of research ... Read more...

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People wanted change of guard, say Left veterans


May 15th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Veteran leaders who served in West Bengal's first Left Front ministry of Jyoti Basu feel that the alliance was voted out this time as as ... Read more...

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Minority ministry has a new face - virtually


May 11th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The minority affairs ministry opened its window to the world afresh Wednesday with a new website listing its projects and plans.Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid ... Read more...

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Congress defends Rahul’s visit to farmers’ village


May 11th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for terming Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's visit to an Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Consensus in Lokpal drafting panel on independence (Lead)


May 7th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Lokpal Bill drafting committee Saturday identified areas of agreement between the government and the civil society representatives on the proposed stringent anti-graft legislation, ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill draft panel to meet in capital


May 7th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Civil society and government members of the Lokpal Bill joint committee are to hold their third meeting here Saturday evening to draft a stringent ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing would help the world combat militancy: Salman Khurshid


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Describing Osama bin Laden's killing as a historic step, Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said the elimination of the Al-Qaeda leader would help governments ... Read more...

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