Opinion  /  Published 18.01.22

Dawn of the rainbow

A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court, arguing that same-sex marriage should not be permitted in the Hindu Marriage Act as it would be an “intrusion by secular state into the re...
By Chaaru Gupta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.22

Wedding guest limit raised to 200

The Bengal government has offered relaxations to Covid restrictions such as permitting up to 200 people at a time to attend a wedding and related events and allowing open-air fairs. The government ex...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.22

BJP strings along Paswan Junior. Why?

The BJP MP from Bhubaneswar and national spokesperson, Aparajita Sarangi, now has another feather in her cap. She is being honoured with a DLitt and the Shri Saraswati Samman by the MIT Art, Design an...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 08.01.22

Ganjam now child marriage-free

Odisha’s Ganjam district, the home turf of chief minister Naveen Patnaik, has been declared as child-marriage free district. The district administration has also increased the reward for inform...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 05.01.22

Over 15k held for flouting prohibition: Nitish

More than 15,000 people have been arrested in less than two months for flouting prohibition in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday. He revealed the statistics at a public meeting in th...
By PTI in Aurangabad


India  /  Published 02.01.22

Lone woman in panel auditing marriage age

The parliamentary panel assigned to examine the landmark bill which seeks to raise the legal age of marriage for women to 21 has only woman MP out of 31 members. The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Am...
By Our Bureau, PTI

India  /  Published 22.12.21

Opp. forces govt to allow marriage bill scan

Concerted Opposition protests on Tuesday forced the Narendra Modi government to agree to send to a parliamentary panel for scrutiny a bill seeking to raise the legal marriageable age of women to 21 on...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.12.21

Women marriage bill tabled in LS

  A bill that seeks to have a uniform age of marriage for men and women was introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday amid protests by opposition members, with Union minister Smriti Irani urging the ch...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.12.21

Couple get married by taking oath on Constitution

A couple in Odisha’s Ganjam district has tied the knot by taking their marriage vows on the Constitution instead of following the traditional Hindu rituals. The newly weds, Bijya Kumar, 29, and...
By PTI in Berhampur

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.21

Beyond age: women's welfare

The Union cabinet has cleared a proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years. It would have been heartening if women’s welfare could have been viewed beyond the pris...
By The Editorial Board


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