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

India  /  Published 21.11.20

Marrying first cousin is illegal: HC

Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that marriage between first cousins is illegal.  The court said that the marriage, which the petitioner wants to perform with a girl, who is his first cous...
By PTI in Chandigarh

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.20

East Midnapore tightens screws on child marriage

The East Midnapore district administration, in a written directive to all block-level officials, has mandated  that persons involved in the marriages of underage girls must be reported to police ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.20

Special target: Interfaith marriage

The Indian State can seldom desist from fiddling with its people’s lawful personal affairs. Two consenting adults can marry legally; it is nobody’s business if one partner decides to chang...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 04.11.20

Conversion for marriage ripples

Karnataka minister and BJP national general secretary C.T. Ravi on Tuesday said the state government would enact a law banning religious conversions for the sake of marriage. “On the lines of A...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 23.10.20

Uniform marriage age plea

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a uniform marriageable age for men and women. The petitioner, who has sought the transfer of all related appeals to the Supreme Court from the high ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.20

Revising legal age of marriage of girls

On Independence Day, the prime minister had announced that his government might raise the legal age of marriage of girls from 18 to 21. A high-level panel looking into the average age of motherhood, e...
By The Editorial Board in

Entertainment  /  Published 12.10.20

The ladies behind Indian Matchmaking

With Indian Matchmaking — a show that gets into the nitty-gritty of the desi matchmaking business, through the work of Mumbai-based matchmaker Sima Taparia — becoming a bonafide hit on Net...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 11.10.20

The changing rules of marriage

They are the opposite of a ‘happening couple’. They appear blissfully domesticated with only the noise from a malfunctioning fridge in their house indicating perhaps all is not well in the...
By J.R. Ram in


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