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Now Kerala is bringing literacy to tribals, migrant labourers

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It has been billed as a state with 100 per cent literacy. But people there know they had an unfinished task. Having actually reached an overall literacy rate of 93.94 per cent, Kerala has now embarked on a programme to bridge the small gap in its achievements by training illiterates among tribals, scheduled castes, transgenders and the migrant labour communities.

Trump moves to ban most transgenders from serving in military

US President Donald Trump has moved to formally ban most transgender persons from serving in the military with limited exceptions, according to a White House memorandum.

Lakhs of women take part in Attukal Pongala festival

Lakhs of women took part in the famed Attukal Pongala festival in Kerala on Friday.

Google sued for 'bro culture' leading to sexual harassment

A woman software engineer has sued Google alleging that it has a "bro-culture" that allowed her to be sexually harassed daily while the tech giant did nothing to intervene, media reports said.

Former engineer sues Google over discrimination

 A former employee has sued Google for "discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination", alleging that the company fired him over writing pro-diversity internal posts.

Former engineer sues Google over discrimination

 A former employee has sued Google for "discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination", alleging that the company fired him over writing pro-diversity internal posts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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