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Transgender student of Chandigarh invited to dinner with Canadian PM

CHANDIGARH: A transgender student of Panjab University (PU), Dhananjay Chauhan, has been invited by the Canadian authorities to have dinner with the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, a University official said here.

Punjab launches two flagships schemes of State government in Jalandhar

On the momentous occasion of Republic Day Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rana KP Singh today inaugurated two flagship schemes of the state government in Jalandhar.

J&K to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said benefits under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be rolled out to employees from April 1.

Himachal polls see 74% turnout, highest in four decades

A record over 74 per cent, highest in four decades, of Himachal Pradesh's 50.25 lakh electorate on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

BJP, Congress hopeful of victory as over 72% voting recorded in Himachal assembly elections

SHIMLA: The people of Himachal Pradesh have sealed the fate of BJP and Congress leaders in the ballot boxes. The polling to elect new government was held today where vver 72 per cent of 50.25 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the assembly elections.

Over 50 pc polling in Himachal Assembly

More than 50 per cent votes were cast on Thursday for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh Assembly amid tight security, an election official said here.

Modi urges Himachal to vote in record numbers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people of Himachal Pradesh to come out and vote in "record numbers" for the assembly election underway in the state.

Himachal records over 10% polling in two hours

More than 10 per cent polling was recorded in two hours for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly elections that began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here.

Polling for Himachal assembly begins

Polling for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly in a single phase began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here.

Book on Kalam's inspirational words released

NEW DELHI: An illustrative book containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released online on Sunday by Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former President.

'The Danish Girl' to premiere on Indian TV on October 15

Hollywood film "The Danish Girl" is set to premiere on Indian television on Sunday, almost seven months after its scheduled telecast was cancelled due to objections by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC).

Beside ‘Raktdhar’ even Femina creating awareness for Transgender community

Anjali Lama became the first transgender model to walk the ramp at Lakmé Fashion Week. But the journey — bullying in school, professional rejection, sex reassignment — has not been easy for her.

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.

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.

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).