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Declare Anglo-Indians separate minority community: MP

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:47

Noting that a majority of Anglo-Indians in the country were facing a "severe economic crisis", a Lok Sabha MP has asked the government to declare them as a separate minority community.

Apply for modifying SC order for minority quota, government told

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 22:26

SC asked govt to move an application seeking a modification of its 2012 order refusing to stay an Andhra Pradesh HC verdict.

Centre moves SC on quota for minorities issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 20:14

The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Ponty case: Murder charge dropped against 21, trial from March 28

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 18:18

Delhi Court will commence trial from March 28 against 21 accused, including Uttarakhand minorities panel chief Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, in shootout case involving Ponty Chadha and Hardeep.

Pakistani Taliban threats hamper murder trial of minister

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 23:30

Threats from Pakistani Taliban hampered murder trial of former Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, shot dead for speaking against blasphemy law, the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) said.

Former bureaucrat SMH Burney dead

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 10:58

SMH Burney, a former bureaucrat and former governor of Haryana, has passed away, family sources said.

Police suffer from certain prejudices: Habibullah

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 00:32

National Commission for Minorities Chairman Wajahat Habibullah said minority communities continue to face challenges, which were starkly highlighted during the recent riots in Muzaffarnagar.

Shinde to write to CMs again on cases against minority youths

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 20:27

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said he would soon write a second letter asking state chief ministers to set up committees to scrutinise such cases and release minority youths wrongfully booked.

Government considering reservation for minorities

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 13:50

Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said the government is looking into the issue of reservation for minorities as per the recommendations of the Ranganath Misra Commission report.

Minorities panel issues notice to UP govt on Muzaffarnagar riot victims

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 15:23

The National Commission for Minorities on Friday issued a notice to the state government over plight of Muzaffarnagar riot victims.

Be `careful` while arresting minorities: Shinde tells CMs

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 14:31

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday reiterated Centre`s stand against illegal detention of youth of minority communities.

Attacks on minorities must be curbed: UK minister tells Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:43

A Pakistani-origin British minister has asked Pakistan to curb attacks on minorities.