Minority

China tells Myanmar military it wants closer ties

China wants closer ties with Myanmar`s military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country`s army.

Nov 23, 2017, 07:12 AM IST
J&K: SC asks Centre to take decision in three months on minority status for non-Muslims in state

J&K: SC asks Centre to take decision in three months on minority status for non-Muslims in state

 The Supreme Court today gave the last opportunity to the Centre and asked it to take a decision within three months on a plea to grant minority status to non-Muslims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Aug 08, 2017, 12:23 PM IST

Myanmar reiterates no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, even as investigations go on

A senior Myanmar government official on Tuesday denied there was ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine, where a military operation aimed at the minority has forced 75,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.

Apr 11, 2017, 15:45 PM IST
Muslim quota move will be fought politically, legally: BJP

Muslim quota move will be fought politically, legally: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday said it would "politically and legally fight" against the TRS government's proposal to increase reservation for backward sections among minority Muslims in Telangana.

Mar 28, 2017, 17:28 PM IST

Why are Muslims considered a minority in J&K despite major population share?

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Mar 28, 2017, 00:32 AM IST

DNA: Till when will politicians play the 'appeasement' card to pacify minorities?

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Mar 28, 2017, 00:31 AM IST

There should be discussion on reviewing minorities population: BJP minister Giriraj Singh

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Mar 05, 2017, 15:24 PM IST
Need to review the definition of country's minority: Giriraj Singh

Need to review the definition of country's minority: Giriraj Singh

We need to have a relook on the definition of minority tag given to the Muslims having a population of over 20 crores in the country," Giriraj Singh said.

Oct 27, 2016, 17:16 PM IST
Najma Heptulla, GM Siddeshwara resign from Union Cabinet, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi gets independent charge of Minority Affairs

Najma Heptulla, GM Siddeshwara resign from Union Cabinet, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi gets independent charge of Minority Affairs

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs  Dr. Najma Heptulla tendered her resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

Jul 12, 2016, 21:15 PM IST
Formulate common population policy, redefine minority: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

Formulate common population policy, redefine minority: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

Giriraj Singh on Sunday called for curbing "uncontrolled growth" of population through a uniform policy for all Indians.

Dec 27, 2015, 19:25 PM IST

Over 9,000 minority people employed in govt last year

Over 9,000 people of minority communities were employed in government jobs in 2014-15, the Centre said on Wednesday.

Aug 05, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

NIA files chargesheet against 26 NDFB(S) militants

NIA has filed charge sheet in five cases this month against 26 NDFB(S) militants accused in the killing of tribal villagers and members of the minority community in three Assam districts last year.

Jul 23, 2015, 21:02 PM IST

No bar on wearing customary dress during AIPMT re-test: CBSE

In view of opposition from some minority groups, CBSE on Wednesday allowed some flexibility in the dress code for the AIPMT re-test on July 25, stating there is "no bar" on wearing customary dress and for candidates who are appearing in centres in extreme climatic conditions.

Jul 22, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

Bihar polls: Iftar parties to amass Muslim votes?

Are Iftar parties just a political tool to please Muslims and amass votes ahead of the Bihar polls.

Jul 13, 2015, 19:14 PM IST

Bihar polls: Iftar parties to amass Muslim votes? -Part 2

Are Iftar parties just a political tool to please Muslims and amass votes ahead of the Bihar polls?

Jul 13, 2015, 19:13 PM IST

Being a Pakistani Hindu: The plight of being a minority in Pakistan

During a budget debate in Parliament on June 20, Pakistani lawmaker Lal Malhi spoke about the jibes he had received for being a Hindu.

Jun 26, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

Don't declare July 13 as Martyrs' Day, Panun Kashmir asks J&K govt

Panun Kashmir, an organisation for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, on Thursday appealed the J&K government to stop observing July 13 as Martyrs' Day, owing to the humiliation subjected to the community on this day in 1931.

Jun 18, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

Al-Qaeda Syria affiliate kills 20 Druze: Monitor

At least 20 members of Syria's Druze minority have been killed in an unprecedented shoot-out with Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front in northwestern Syria, a monitor said on Thursday.

Jun 12, 2015, 00:08 AM IST
Muslim employee sacked for sporting a beard in West Bengal

Muslim employee sacked for sporting a beard in West Bengal

Not many days have gone past when MBA graduate Zeshan Ali Khan was denied a job in a diamond export company in Mumbai because of his religion. Now, in Kolkata, a man lost his job because he started keeping beard.

Jun 04, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Beef ban row: Respect sentiments of majority also, says Heptulla

Against the backdrop of the row on ban on beef, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Monday said the sentiments of majority community should also be respected.

Jun 01, 2015, 19:19 PM IST