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Pune: Special drive to encourage communities to avail benefits of financial assistance scheme

The Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Anudan scheme is applicable for destitute persons aged below 65 years, orphan children, the differently-abled, those suffering from TB, cancer, AIDS, leprosy and other critical illnesses.

Video: Transgenders lathicharged for allegedly creating ruckus inside Meerut police station

"Things have come to the fore, transgenders misbehaved, but force was used to control them. If force used was more than required, probe to be conducted," SSP was quoted as saying by ANI.


Include column for transgenders in name change form: Bombay HC

A division bench of Justices A S Oka and M S Sanklecha was hearing a petition filed by a 29-year-old transgender seeking directions to the Maharashtra government to allow her name change application.

Over 73,000 eunuchs held for extorting money from railway passengers in past 4 years

The railway ministry said a total of 73,837 eunuchs were arrested during 2015 and till January this year while extorting money from passengers. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has been regularly conducting special drives to check such instances, officials said.

Thirunangai 25: Seeing transgenders in a new light

The event came to a close on November 17, after three days of educational workshops, a job fair and a health camp spelling out the feminisation process.

Pakistan: Transgender set on fire by four men for resisting sexual assault

According to police, the four accused took the transgender to a deserted place near a cab station in Sahiwal district, around 250 kms from Lahore, on Thursday and set him on fire after he resisted their attempt to sexually assault him.


Shelter-homes for trans learners; Kerala shows new path

The third genders, who are part of 'Samanwaya', an exclusive continuing education programme for them designed by the state Literacy Mission, can enjoy safe stay at shelter homes till the completion of the course.

In Chhattisgarh, transgenders to join police force

Chhattisgarh has become the first Indian state to do so. The state police have started conducting workshops to facilitate applications from the transgender community here.

Reservation in age limit should also be extended to transgenders, says Madras High Court

The HC referred to a Supreme Court judgment in the National Legal Services Authority versus Union of India case while disposing of an appeal filed by the chairman, Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services, Recruitment Board, against a single judge order.

Maharashtra to set up transgender welfare board soon

State Women and Child Welfare Ministry was entrusted with the responsibility of setting up the board which prepared the broad framework for implementing education, health, and housing policies as well as generating employment opportunities for transgenders.

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Why Is The Trans Community Still Marginalised In India?

In a viral video doing the rounds, a transgender employee of the Kochi metro makes a passionate appeal, “When you look at me, don’t look twice. I want you to look at me, and just see a person doing a job.” Kerala Metro Limited’s ambitious Koch metro train project was launched on June 17. One […]