India  /  Published 19.09.19

Minor marriage query summons

The Supreme Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh home secretary to appear before it in person, taking exception to the state’s failure to respond to a 16-year-old’s contention that Mohammedan law ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.12.18

Kumbh Mela axe on Allahabad weddings

Yogi Adityanath’s administration has allowed a pilgrimage to interfere with people’s private lives, ordering hotels and marriage halls in Allahabad city to cancel all bookings for weddings during ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Bihar  /  Published 28.11.18

All eyes on civil court in l'affaire Tej Pratap

When his mother Rabri Devi and brother Tejashwi Prasad Yadav are battling the government in the legislature, Tej Pratap Yadav is at an undisclosed location counting down to divorce proceedings.The win...
By Amit Bhelari in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.06.20

'Safe' wedding rocks Dhanbad

Abhishek Mishra, a vocalist of Indian Idol (2007) fame from Dhanbad, performed the roles of driver, singer and dancer, on his wedding day, to demonstrate the importance of social-distancing and eco-fr...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.19

Marriage: Made in heaven and protected on Earth

Couples getting married usually promise to stay hitched till death does them part. While partners may not always be earnest about their marriage vows, a zoo in Changzhou, China, has taken the oath a b...
By The Editorial Board in


India  /  Published 25.07.19

Govt defends bill on triple talaq

The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up for consideration the contentious bill to make the practice of instant triple talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband. Moving the bill for consid...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 03.03.20

Two held over teen marriage in Dhubri

The Dhubri District Child Welfare Committee, along with local police, rescued a teenager from being married off on Tuesday and arrested her brother and the prospective groom. Rehana Khatun, 17, is a r...
By Mukesh Kumar Singh in Dhubri

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

Are marriages best when they don't happen?

My 11-year-old comes back home from school and announces that her class is studying the status of women in the late Vedic age in history. I ask her what she has learnt. She answers that the status of ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 19.08.18

Adultery, that small-time imp

By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in


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