233 babies born under ‘Jiyo Parsi’ scheme

Government of India today said that 233 babies were born to Parsi (Zoroastrian) couples in India under the ‘Jiyo Parsi’ scheme. Under the scheme, the government provides financial assistance to Parsi couples for Assisted Reproductive Technologies such as In-vitro Fertilization and Intra Cytoplasmic Injection, including surrogate pregnancies. Jiyo Parsi scheme was started in 2013-14, and […]

Beef withdrawn from Indian Consulate exhibition after protests

An Indian cultural organization was forced to take ‘beef curry and parota’ — a popular food item in the South Indian state of Kerala — from its menu at an exhibition organized by the Indian consulate in Frankfurt. The incident took place over the weekend at ‘Indien Fest’, an event aimed at giving local Germans […]

Rahul Easwar alleges ‘deep state conspiracy’ behind Sabarimala, Jellikettu controversies

Rahul Easwar, one of the most prominent spokespersons of the Hindu right wing in Kerala, has blamed a section within the Hindu right wing for the controversies surrounding South Indian traditions likes Jallikettu and Sabarimala. Easwar, who can be found on TV on most days expounding the Hindu right wing perspective on Kerala-related issues, said […]

Govt seeks sports memorabilia from citizens for first ever Sports Museum

India will establish its first National Sports Museum at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, and has appealed to citizens to contribute any memorabilia held by them for permanent display in the National Sports Museum. The contributors will be recognized and acknowledged, the ministry of youth affairs and sports said in a statement. “The aim […]