Raghav Chadha launches ‘Mission Sahara’ to help transgender community during COVID-19 pandemic

The 'Mission Sahara' began after Raghav Chadha was approached by the area District Magistrate along with a non-profit organization to help the transgender community which witnessed tough times during the pandemic.

Aug 24, 2021, 15:38 PM IST

Odisha allows recruitment of transgenders in police services

The Odisha Police Recruitment Board sought online applications from men, women and transgender people for the appointment of sub-inspectors and constables (communication). 

Jun 13, 2021, 06:43 AM IST

COVID-19: Centre to give assistance of Rs 1,500 to each transgender person

The subsistence allowance has been provided as immediate support to meet their basic requirements. 

May 25, 2021, 14:55 PM IST

Bar on transgenders, others from donating blood, Supreme Court seeks Centre's reply

The Supreme Court on Friday (March 5) sought the Centre’s response on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the guidelines in the Blood Donor Selection and Blood Donor Referral, 2017, which prohibit transgender persons, gay men and female sex workers from donating blood, as they are considered a high-risk category as being HIV/AIDS infected.

Mar 05, 2021, 21:04 PM IST

Noida Metro to have she-man station for transgenders

Structural changes in terms of change in restroom infrastructure and creation of separate security check are also being considered in the she-man station.

Jun 19, 2020, 20:45 PM IST

First-of-its-kind home for transgenders to come up near Chennai, other cities to follow

In a huge relief for the transgender community, a first-of-its-kind home, spread across 3 grounds(7200 square feet) that would offer shelter, livelihood training, support and care is to come up within a year at Poonamallee, in the outskirts of Chennai city.

Mar 02, 2020, 18:40 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes bill to empower transgender persons

The motion by DMK member Tiruchi Siva to refer the bill to a Select Committee for further examination was defeated with 67 members opposing, and 48 members voting in favour.

Nov 26, 2019, 17:17 PM IST

YouTube CEO addresses LGBTQ creators' monetisation concerns

Addressing the concerns of YouTube's LGBTQ community members, CEO Susan Wojcicki has denied claims that the video-sharing platform demonetises content from the community members because they fall under queer categories.

Aug 07, 2019, 16:10 PM IST

Chinese experts to test long-lasting HIV vaccine on humans

The candidate vaccine, known as DNA-rTV, relies on replication of the virus' DNA to stimulate "effective immunization" against the virus.

Jul 19, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

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