13 May 2014
New Delhi: Even as the UPA government projected itself as a champion of minorities as part of its ‘secular agenda’ for the nation, schemes initiated for the community's benefit have continued to function poorly with many of them not reaching the targeted beneficiaries, a report by a committee constituted by the Centre to study their effectiveness has found.
02 Apr 2016
Meerut: Absconding former Uttar Pradesh district official was arrested and sent to jail in connection with her alleged involvement in a six-year-old scholarship scam, a police spokesman said here.
02 Oct 2013
Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a PIL seeking to know why only Muslim girls were being given benefits and financial aid under its minority welfare scheme ‘Hamari Beti, Uska Kal’.
09 Aug 2013
New Delhi: A toll-free "Khidmat" helpline to provide information about welfare programmes for minorities was launched on Thursday by Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan.
29 Dec 2011
Rejecting claims that the Sachchar panel recommendations were ignored, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the government had launched several minority welfare schemes based on the suggestions and the same were showing good results.
31 Oct 2012
A separate cell will soon be set up in the social welfare department of Uttarakhand to speed up implementation of schemes meant for the minorities.
15 Feb 2013
Senior Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay accused the previous BJP-led government of failing to utilise central funds sent for minority welfare in Jharkhand.
26 Sep 2011
The infighting amidst two Ministers of Jharkhand over the issue of monetary grant to Madarsas in the state has posed a new challenge before the BJP-led coalition government.
27 May 2011
In its bid to reach out to Christian, the BS Yeddyureppa Government in Karnataka on Thursday decided to spend Rs 35 crore for construction of their community halls and providing financial help to their poor students, and Rs 15 crore for progress of churches.
14 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah on Wednesday underlined the role of NGOs in ensuring effective implementation of public welfare schemes at the grassroot level and said that collaboration between government and such agencies can bring about change in the society.