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Supreme Court to hire two transgenders: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar

The remarks came as he chaired a three-judge bench to hear a case regarding transgenders` rights on Tuesday.

Sep 12, 2018, 11:59 AM IST

Chhattisgarh government to recruit transgenders in police force to promote gender equality

Chhattisgarh has become the first Indian state to allow transgenders to join its police force.

May 04, 2018, 21:34 PM IST

New ITR rule: Now Transgenders to be recognised as independent gender category in PAN form

Till now, only male and female gender categories were available to be chosen on the PAN application form.

Apr 11, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

Transgenders above 18 years to get Rs 1,500 pension in Andhra Pradesh

Transgenders above the age of 18 years will now receive a monthly pension of Rs 1500 in Andhra Pradesh. 

Dec 17, 2017, 12:47 PM IST

Not just women, men can give birth to babies too: Study

Those who have undergone gender reassignment surgery can consider the possibility of womb transplant which would allow them to carry babies in future.

Nov 05, 2017, 11:06 AM IST

Donald Trump likely to ban transgender US military personnel, reversing Obama

The action, reversing Democratic former President Barack Obama`s policy, halted years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity

Jul 27, 2017, 06:28 AM IST

Five transgenders clear NEET

Last year, nine candidates from the transgender category had appeared for the exam and three of them had cleared it.

Jun 23, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

Transgenders demolish hospital property in Meerut

A group of agitated transgenders on Friday damaged a hospital in the wake of the murder of former councilor Hazare Fako.

May 19, 2017, 14:24 PM IST

Donald Trump to end protection for transgender students

The Trump administration plans to roll back protection for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required public schools to allow children to use bathrooms that matched their gender identities.

Feb 22, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

Pak's Bill on transgender rights copied from India

A Bill in Pakistan that seeks to protect the rights of transgenders apparently is an identical copy of a piece of legislation from India and also a replica of the provision of the 1973 Constitution, reports the Express Tribune.

Feb 09, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Manipuri transgenders demand apology from minister over attack

Personal security guards and armed personnel of the minister had allegedly beaten up Bishesh Huirem, a film and mobile theatre artiste, following a road rage incident on Wednesday night. 

Sep 17, 2016, 14:48 PM IST

Transgenders to soon be categorised as 'third gender', can change gender after sex-change surgery

As per the new government ruling, transgenders will soon be categorised as the 'third gender' and will be eligible for welfare benefits in reservation in jobs and education. 

Jul 21, 2016, 20:23 PM IST

LGBT community snubs 'fascist' Modi govt, questions PM's silence

The LGBT community members on Friday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence and speak about what he calls "inclusive society".

Jul 01, 2016, 11:40 AM IST

US military lifts ban on transgender personnel

Transgender personnel will no longer be barred from serving openly in the US military, the Pentagon announced Thursday -- a major milestone that immediately attracted criticism.

Jul 01, 2016, 01:04 AM IST

Gay, lesbian, bisexual don't come under third gender; give reservation to transgenders: SC to Centre

The apex court, while ordering the Centre to grant reservation to transgenders, maintained that lesbians, gays and bisexuals do not constitute to be a part of the third gender.

Jun 30, 2016, 13:52 PM IST

Transgenders in Pakistan protest attack on member for 'refusing sex'

The transgender community in Pakistan`s northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province took to the streets on Monday to protest a murder attempt on a community member who was shot multiple times for refusing the sexual advances of a group of armed men.

Jun 13, 2016, 23:26 PM IST

History created at Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain with 'Kinnar Akhada' - Watch Video

The ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain is a perfect place for someone who wants to witness India's colourful culture and rich traditions. With lakhs of devotees from India and across the globe, the Kumbh will witness 'shahi snan' by several akhadas.

Apr 24, 2016, 13:53 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly elections: For the first time, transgenders will be in-charge of polling booth

For the first time, a group of transgenders will be in-charge of the polling process at a polling booth in Kolkata.

Apr 13, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

Young transgender women at risk of psychiatric disorders: Study

Nearly three-quarters of the study group was unemployed and nearly half had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Mar 22, 2016, 20:25 PM IST

Maharashtra tops India's suicide list

A total of 131,666 people committed suicide in India in 2014, with Maharashtra accounting for 16,307 of the deaths, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Mar 15, 2016, 20:27 PM IST