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Najma Heptulla for result-oriented minorities schemes

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:02

Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Friday advocated for result-oriented implementation of all schemes meant for minorities.

CPI(M) criticises Najma Heptulla`s comments

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 22:45

CPI(M) Tamil Nadu unit on Thursday criticised Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla for her comment that Parsis were minorities and not Muslims, saying it would harm the existing reservation policy.

Najma Heptullah: The lone Muslim face in Narendra Modi`s Cabinet

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 20:45

Grand-niece of eminent freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Najma Heptullah is the lone Muslim face in the Narendra Modi Cabinet.

Minister defends Congress promise of quota for backward Muslims

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:29

Defending his Congress party`s promise of 4.5 percent reservation for backward Muslims, Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rehman Khan on Friday said it should not be deemed as "appeasement".

Constitution wrongly interpreted to deny rights to minorities: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 17:59

The Constitution is being wrongly interpreted to deny minorities their "legitimate rights" which needs to be addressed by treating them as a "class of citizens" to enable them to avail of benefits, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said Monday.

Govt proposes to grant minority status to Jain community

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 19:13

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the government proposes to grant minority status on the Jains which will ensure the community of 50 lakh certain benefits in government schemes and programmes.

Minority affairs minister urges promotion of Urdu

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 10:08

There should be a campaign demanding primary education in Urdu for Muslims to promote the language, union Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan said at an Urdu festival here.

Minority Affairs Ministry launched new schemes, toned existing ones in 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 10:53

The Ministry of Minority Affairs sharpened its focus in the year gone by launching new schemes as well as toning up the existing ones to reach out to minorities, mostly Muslims.

Centre mulls US$ 3bn fund to give education to Muslims

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 00:32

The Centre on Sunday said it will soon announce a special fund to the tune of US$ 3 billion for uplift of the Muslim people by providing infrastructure, mainly for education.

Laws to deal with communal riots inadequate: Rahman Khan

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 19:44

Noting that Muzaffarnagar riots have underlined inadequacies in existing laws to deal with such clashes, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday pitched for introduction of the Communal Violence Bill in Winter Session of Parliament.

Where is corruption, wonders minister

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 15:22

Where is corruption, Union Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan asked on Saturday. He said "coalgate or the 2G spectrum cases are mere presumptive losses".

Education certificates by Madarsa Boards at par with other boards

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 00:14

Educational certificates issued by State Madarsa Boards will be considered at par with ones issued by CBSE or any other board, the Minority Affairs Ministry has said in response to an RTI query.