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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ballabhgarh clash: Protest in Delhi seeking arrest of culprits

Members of civil society and some minority and human rights organisations on Saturday staged a protest demanding "immediate" arrest of those behind the Ballabhgarh clash of May 25, in which five persons were injured and 20 houses burnt after a fight erupted between two communities over construction of a religious structure.

Barack Obama says inequality facing minority men behind unrest in Baltimore, Ferguson

Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, US President Barack Obama on Monday said obstacles facing minority men from birth put them in a position of having "the odds stacked against them."

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.