Three Thai officials, Myanmar man held over migrant deaths: Police

Three local Thai officials and a Myanmar national have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after the remains of 26 migrants were found in a mass grave in southern Thailand, police said Monday.

Pakistani lawmaker celebrates Holi amid Senate polls

Ramesh Kumar, a minority member of Pakistan`s National Assembly, celebrated Holi on Thursday while casting his vote for the Senate elections, media reported.

Ayodhya issue: Ansari to involve prominent Muslim leaders

In his attempt to find an out-of- court resolution to Ayodhya dispute, the main litigant in Babri Masjid case Hashim Ansari on Thursday said he will involve prominent members of the minority community for a peaceful conclusion to the matter.

Govt reports decline in recruitment of minorities to central forces

The representation of minority communities in recruitment to paramilitary forces registered a decline over a four-year period till 2011, the government told Parliament on Tuesday.

US at crossroads on race relations, policing: FBI director

The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said.

Efforts on to simplify minority schemes implementation: Naqvi

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said efforts were on to simplify the implementation process of various minority- related schemes announced by the previous UPA government.

Owaisi for Muslim quotas in Maharashtra, speedy trial in cases

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday demanded job reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra and also called for speeding up the trial of cases against members of the minority community, claiming they were being falsely implicated on terror charges.

Najib pledges assistance to protect culture of ethnic groups

Lauding the contribution of ethnic Indians to Malaysia's progress, Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday vowed to safeguard the language and culture of the minority community.

Obama visit: APSCC asks Sikhs in Kashmir to remain vigilant

A Sikh organisation on Thursday asked people of Kashmir to remain vigilant and foil any attempts to target the minority communities in the valley ahead of the visit of US President Barack Obama to India.

Delhi polls: 'Too dangerous' to vote AAP to power, says Congress

The Congress, which propped up a minority Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi for 49 days over a year ago, Monday said it was "too dangerous" to vote that party back to power in the assembly elections next month.

Pakistan police move minister's murder trial to military court

Pakistan`s police on Thursday said they have asked that the high-profile trial for the murder of a former minority minister be moved to a newly formed military court.

Modi government to reach out to minorities: Naqvi

 The government won`t allow anyone to derail its development agenda by creating chasm among different communities, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday.

Skill development scheme for 100% jobs for minorities: Govt

A special skill development programme for minorities has been launched by the government with an aim to provide jobs to all of them who undergo it, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

US Senate tussles over spending bill as shutdown looms

The US Senate convened a special session on Saturday amid deep divisions over a USD 1.1 trillion spending bill that lawmakers must pass to avert a government shutdown.

Received threats over of minority status to Jauhar varsity: Qureshi

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has claimed that he had received threats to dissuade him from granting minority status to the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University here, when he held the additional charge as UP Governor.

With BJP's rise, worst fears of minorities coming true: NALSAR VC

Noted jurist and vice-chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Faizan Mustafa on Thursday voiced "grave concern" at the rising incidents of "minority bashing" after the NDA government assumed office earlier this year.

BJP committed to ensure justice to minorities: Jitendra Singh

BJP on Saturday said it was committed to ensure "fair deal and justice" for the members of minority communities in Jammu and Kashmir.

Nitish Kumar asks JD(U) workers to foil BJP 'divide and rule' policy

Accusing the BJP of being an expert in "misinformation campaign", senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday asked party workers to give a befitting reply to the saffron party's "divide and rule" policy in the coming Assembly elections.

Israeli leaders decry mayor's Arab ban

An Israeli mayor came under government fire on Thursday after ordering a ban on some Arab municipal workers in the wake of Tuesday's deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.

Minorities under attack in West Bengal: BJP MLA

Shamik Bhattacharya, the lone BJP MLA in West Bengal Assembly, on Thursday alleged that minorities and the poor were under attack in the state and the government was refraining from taking any step.