RSS files complaint against ‘fake booklet’
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has filed a police complaint against a booklet that claims RSS was rewriting India’s Constitution.
SC 9-judge bench commences hearing on pleas on discrimination against women at religious places
The apex court had on November 14 asked a lar...
Diversity under lens as IT faces fresh suits in US
In December, Wipro received a lawsuit over allegations of racial discrimination by an Afri...
PM Modi reaches out to Muslims, says no discrimination
Modi said countries such as Palestine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan have good relations with India, while the Maldives and Bahrain have bestowed their highest civil honour on him.
Will Citizenship Amendment Bill legalise religious discrimination?
The government’s logic is that these minority groups have come escaping persecution in Muslim-majority nations. However, the logic is not consistent – the bill does not protect all religious minorities, nor does it apply to all neighbours.
BSP ready to accept govt's challenge for debate on CAA: Mayawati
Addressing a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) here on Tuesday, Shah had dared, besides Mayawati, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav to a debate with him on the law on a 'sarvjanik manch' (public platform).
India falls to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index
India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories. On India, the report said, the country dropped ten places in the Democracy Index's global ranking to 51st. The primary cause of the democratic regression was an erosion of civil liberties in the country.
Bombay HC refuses to hear PIL against CAA
The Nagpur bench comprising Justices R K Deshpande and A M Borkar of Bombay High Court refused to hear a PIL challenging constitutional validity of Citizenship Amendment Act. Since there were similar petitions against the CAA pending before the Supreme Court, it would not be proper for the high court to interfere, the bench observed.
Pakistan, 'even America' are theocratic states, India is secular: Rajnath Singh
Speaking at the NCC Republic Day Camp in Delhi, Singh said: "We (India) said we would not discriminate among religions. Why did we do that? Our neighbouring country has declared that their state has a religion. They have declared themselves a theocratic state. We didn't declare so."
Sun Pharma ex-employee alleges US Law violation, discrimination
Sandra Hagenbrock, who was national account director at Sun in the US and employed there from February 2016 to July 2019, alleged the company asked her to carry out off-label promotions of drugs, which she said was prohibited by federal laws.
CAA pleas: SC gives four weeks to Centre to respond, 5-judge Constitution bench to be set up
Hearing a batch of 143 petitions, an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the Centre and restrained all high courts from hearing pleas on the CAA till it decides on the pleas. The bench, also comprising Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, said it will hear the petitions pertaining to Assam and Tripura.
Report finds companies do not suffer financially if they’re LGBT inclusive
The report found that about 60% of the Indian cos surveyed belonged to the very top tier of companies that are non-discriminatory, in particular towards LGBT+ populations. This is significantly higher than the average of 39% for all companies. The report found that there was no impact on revenue for companies who were vocal about their support for the LGBT cause.
#CancelAllBlueTicksInIndia trends on Twitter, netizens slam caste-based discrimination
Twitter is in the eye of the storm, yet again.
Halliburton to pay $275,000 to Indian, Syrian-origin employees for discrimination
The Houston-based company is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry with over 55,000 employees
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