India  /  Published 13.01.21

Interfaith marriage notice optional

The mandatory publication of notice of interfaith marriages under the Special Marriage Act was made optional on Wednesday by the Allahabad High Court in a move that is likely to bring relief to such c...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Allahabad

India  /  Published 06.01.21

SC to look at love jihad law

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to look into the controversial new laws of the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments against ‘unlawful’ religious conversions on the pretext of in...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.01.21

Wedding fair for poor in coal town

Dhanbad social organisations, in a bid to help people of the economically disadvantaged sections, have come forward to help them in organising weddings during a mass marriage function.  The Sri ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 03.01.21

Religion column: Blank. Life: Full

They left the religion column blank while admitting their kids to school. Their daughter uses both their surnames. Another couple did not give any surname to their daughter. Two Hindu-Muslim couples ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.12.20

HC: won't interfere in an adult's decision to marry

Hearing a petition by a father claiming that his daughter has been unduly influenced to marry a man of a different religion, the Calcutta High Court has observed that there can be no interference if a...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta


India  /  Published 13.12.20

Plea in HC against ‘love jihad’ law

An appeal has been filed in Allahabad High Court challenging the Uttar Pradesh ordinance against “love jihad”, calling the government move “morally and constitutionally repugnant&rdq...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.20

Underage bride brought back home

An underage girl, spotted after her marriage was solemnised with rituals on Tuesday, was rescued by the child protection committee, the panchayat, an NGO and the police, from a village under Habibpur ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

World  /  Published 12.12.20

Bhutan MPs amend same-sex law

Bhutan’s parliament has voted to decriminalise same-sex relations, amending an existing law that penalised what it deemed “unnatural sex”. The amendment was approved on Thursday by ...
By AP via PTI in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.20

Award for saying ‘no’ to marriage

A 16-year-old village girl from Murshidabad, who complained to the BDO against her parents for arranging her marriage this April after her Madhyamik exam, received the state Birangana (bravery) award....
By Alamgir Hossain in

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.11.20

Dhanbad retail market sees hope

Pradeep Singh, President of Dhanbad Zila Decorator Association, said, “As very few marriages were solemnized during the previous lagan season of June-July, around 5,000 marriages are s...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad


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