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Eunuchs demand equality, special privileges

June 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Members from the transgender and eunuch community Saturday came together, demanding equality and special privileges for themselves to live with dignity in society. At the ... Read more...

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Jammu, the refugee city of India (Part-I)

May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashJammu, May 3 (ANI): It is not a happy city. The winter capital of the strife-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir has too much angst to pass off as ... Read more...

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Two celebrity transgenders aspire to fight Tamil Nadu polls

March 13th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) It will certainly be a rarity in Indian elections if two celebrity transgenders are given seats by their respective parties to contest in the April 13 ... Read more...

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Transgender candidate to contest Tamil Nadu polls

March 12th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar. 12 (ANI): A transgender has filed an application to contest the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu.Representing the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) party, Rose Venkatesan said: "Tamil Nadu is one ... Read more...

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Are the troubles over JPC over?

February 22nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government's decision to agree to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam may lead to another row - who will ... Read more...

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Bahrain king pardons political prisoners

February 22nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manamma, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The king of Bahrain agreed to pardon political prisoners, but rejected other demands by protesters, a government source told RIA Novosti Tuesday.Thousands of mainly Shiite protesters have ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific region has one of the world’s worst gender gaps: UNDP

March 8th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.8 (ANI): While Asia and the Pacific can take pride in the region's vibrant economic transformation in recent decades, this has not translated into progress on gender equality.Discrimination and ... Read more...

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Rajan Zed urges Indo-Americans to be counted in upcoming census

January 18th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed has urged all people of India-descent living in USA to stand-up and be counted in upcoming census.Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, in a statement in ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM asks all Indian parties to join Barisan Nasional

September 29th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Sep. 29 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has urged all the Indian parties to support Barisan Nasional irrespective of whether they are part of the coalition."The Indian ... Read more...

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Top UN official lauds women’s empowerment and representation in India

July 7th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Top United Nations official Deirdre Boyd on Tuesday said that women's political representation in the local bodies of India is more than the entire elected women representatives ... Read more...

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Hindus & Jews ask Ireland to urgently integrate its maltreated Traveller community

June 12th, 2009 - 10:46 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus and Jews have urged Ireland to urgently empower and integrate its vulnerable Traveller community, who reportedly face blatant discrimination and social exclusion.Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, ... Read more...

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Drug abuse, single mothers - issues faced by Sikhs in Malaysia

June 1st, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 1 (IANS) Incidence of relative poverty, drug abuse among youth and single mothers in the Sikh community settled in Malaysia's Perak state have surprised the authorities who have promised ... Read more...

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Miclub gives problems of Malaysian Indians a voice

March 8th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur.Mar.8 (ANI): Malaysian Indians have found a new way to put forth their problems and express their views on latest the developments in the country. A Yahoo discussion portal, malaysianindianclub.com (Miclub) ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandits throw their hat in the election ring

November 19th, 2008 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 19 (IANS) They know they will not win a single seat in the Jammu and Kashmir assmbly. But Kashmiri Pandits, forced to flee their homes when Muslim militancy erupted two ... Read more...

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Christians asked to take part in politics

November 17th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) As Madhya Pradesh goes to the polls Nov 27, Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal has called for greater involvement of Christians in politics though many others in the ... Read more...

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Manmohan calls for ‘broad consensus’ on women representation in politics

December 6th, 2007 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called for a 'broad consensus' on fixing the quota for representation of women in Parliament and state assemblies. Singh chose the inaugural function ... Read more...

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