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Raktdhar first Bollywood film showing a transgender’s death rituals

India is the only country where the tradition of eunuchs is prevalent today. There are about 1 million of them, though their role in life has changed drastically from that of royal servants, confidantes, and friends. Eunuchs, or hijras as they are called here, have become something to be feared.

Ram Rahim: Controversial and colourful in equal measure

CHANDIGARH: Seen as an convict under law, treated as a God by his millions of followers, courted by politicians and political parties, protected by the police with Z-plus security cover and targeted by Sikh radicals, Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, is as controversial as he is colourful.

Chandigarh Administration constitutes Transgender Welfare Board

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Administration has fulfilled a longstanding demand of the transgender community by constituting a 14-member Transgender Welfare Board.  The board has 10 members taken from police department; social welfare department; law department; GMCH-32; health services; state liaison officer (education department);  Registrar, Panjab University; Registrar, Birth and Death Department; SCBC Corporation including three non-official members.

IWF constitues Sport Program Commission

The International Weightlifting Federation today announced the establishment of its Sport Program Commission. 

Indian-American girl sues school over gender identity

An eight-year-old Indian-American transgender girl and her family are suing a private school in California for forcing her to dress as a boy and preventing the child from expressing her preferred gender identity.

Facebook refuses to install crucifix emoji

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Facebook has refused to install a cross "reaction" emoji as demanded by conservative Christians following the social networking site's decision to celebrate LGBT Pride month in June.

May to form government with DUP backing

Punjab News Express
LONDON: Resisting calls for her resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will put together a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) to guide the UK through crucial Brexit talks.

Top Ranked American University selected LPU Student on Full-Scholarship

Punjab News Express/S K.Vyas
JALANDHAR : One of the top ranked American university in the world ranking list, Indiana University has selected Lovely Professional University’s Film & Television Production Programme final year student “Dulcie Suri” on full-scholarship for Film-Making Workshop. 

Punjab battle: AAP upbeat as Akalis, Congress keep up bold face

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Third time lucky, third time unlucky or making it in the first attempt. This sums up the political fortunes of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Congress and the AAP respectively as Punjab prepares to count the votes of 117 assembly seats on Saturday.

Re-poll begins in 5 Punjab districts

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Voting in 48 polling stations in five districts in Punjab began on Thursday morning following re-polling announced by the Election Commission (EC).

Repoll ordered in 48 polling stations in Punjab

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday ordered repolling in 48 polling stations of five assembly constituencies in Punjab.

Modi urges youth to vote in Goa and Punjab

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people, particularly the youth, to vote as Goa and Punjab went to polls on Saturday.

Punjab braves chill, 11% votes in two hours

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Braving the winter chill, thousands of voters turned out on Saturday morning to cast their vote for the Punjab assembly elections.

Punjab braves chill, 11% votes in two hours

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Braving the winter chill, thousands of voters turned out on Saturday morning to cast their vote for the Punjab assembly elections.

Long queues as voting begins in Punjab amid tight security

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Long queues were seen at most polling stations in Punjab as voting began in all 117 assembly constituencies in the state on Saturday. Voting commenced at 8 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m.

Punjab polls: Candidates at doorsteps to woo voters amid tight security

Punjab News Exppress
CHANDIGARH : With only a couple of hours left for the February 4 Punjab assembly elections to get unerway, leaders and workers of various political parties on Friday moved from door to door in a last-ditch effort to woo voters amid tight security in the border state.

Uttar Pradesh now has 14.12 crore voters

Punjab News Express
LUCKNOW : With the Election Commission publishing the revised and final voters list for the state, Uttar Pradesh now has a whopping 14.12 crore voters, who are eligible to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming State Assembly polls beginning February 11.

'Game of Thrones' rules Emmys 2016 with 12 awards

Punjab News Express
LOS ANGELES : Fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night triumphed in 12 of the 24 categories, including Outstanding Drama Series, it was nominated at the 68th annual Emmy Primetime Awards ceremony, which saw Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra making a ravishing debut as a presenter.

Workshop on “Rights of Trans-genders and Gender Identity”

Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: One-day workshop on the “Rights of Trans-genders and Gender Identity” concluded here in Convention Hall, Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Sector 43 on Saturday with a positive note. The workshop was organized by the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), U.T., Chandigarh organized in association with’ Humsafar Trust’, Mumbai and Chandigarh State Aids Control Society. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, High Court of Punjab and Haryana and Executive Chairman, State Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh was the Chief Guest.

Muslim group break Ramadan fast with Irish LGBT community

Punjab News Express/IANS
DUBLIN : A Muslim group aimed at fostering peace and integration in Ireland has joined members of the country’s LGBT community to break fast during Ramadan, it was reported on Monday.

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