#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – April 15 – India’s top court on Tuesday issued a verdict creating a third gender category, AP reported.
Transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents after the Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to include them in all welfare programs for the poor.
Before the judgement, transgendered Indians had to identify themselves as male or female in all official documents.
#AceWorldNews – New Delhi – April 10 – (ALJ) – Voters in New Delhi waited in long queues to cast ballots in the third stage of India’s nine-phased parliamentary elections, with hopes of controlling inflation, ushering in development and ending corruption.
Residents of the capital on Thursday started gathering at the poll stations in the early hours under the watchful eye of thousands of police and election authorities.
An estimated 12.7 million voters will decide the outcome of seven lower house seats for which 150 candidates of several political parties are contesting.
#AceWorldNews – NEW DELHI – April 07 – India’s armed forces on Monday carried out another successful, missile test. They fired the Russia produced BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, a source close to the Indian Defence Ministry told ITAR-TASS.
“The launch was carried out at the Pokhran range in the State of Rajasthan in the north-west of India at 13:00, local time (11:30 MSK) to the maximum range of 290 kilometres,” he said.
The missile that had been adopted by the country’s armed forces in 2007 was launched from a mobile launcher, in service in two Indian regiments. One more launcher of this type is to be delivered soon to another regiment of the Indian army.