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Ahmedabad : Benhur Samson, an NRI settled in the US has started a matrimony website for homosexuals to find their life partners in India.

He works in the field of medical tourism and helps gay couples have children through surrogacy. He decided to start the service arrangegaymarriage.Com for homosexuals to get life partners after requests from his clients, after, Obama declared marriage equality rights.

His website has already got about 250 requests from gays, mostly Indians, and the agency has helped around 29 couples to get married till now.

The idea of the website came up because of the several of his gay clients, who were opting for surrogacy services, were visiting India to get their babies where they’d find partners and would like to stay together. After the clients get enrolled, the portal gives them a one year time and promises them to find them a suitable partner within that time frame.

The portal has been doing this since last eight years and has been successful in making around 29 gay couples tie the knot.(inputs from agencies)

  • Annesha Das Gupta

    Yes, many will find hope in this story and will think that one is stepping away from the culture of homophobia. Though it is need to be noticed that the term ‘arranged’ and ‘marriage’ which have applied to the heterosexual couples for centuries had bring on the surface hordes of the internal prejudices like casteism and discrimination based on religion and ethnic communities, not to mention the skin color; another of the ‘ideal type’.

  • Arranged Gay Marriage specialize in “Arranged marriages” between same sex couples internationally. More info@www.arrangedgaymarriage.com/

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  • Annesha Das Gupta

    Yes, many will find hope in this story and will think that one is stepping away from the culture of homophobia. Though it is need to be noticed that the term ‘arranged’ and ‘marriage’ which have applied to the heterosexual couples for centuries had bring on the surface hordes of the internal prejudices like casteism and discrimination based on religion and ethnic communities, not to mention the skin color; another of the ‘ideal type’.

  • Arranged Gay Marriage specialize in “Arranged marriages” between same sex couples internationally. More info@www.arrangedgaymarriage.com/

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Petrol Prices On The Reverse Trend For The Last 13 Days: Prices Fall

Both in Delhi and Kolkata, diesel prices in the fortnight have declined

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Petrol Prices On The Reverse Trend For The Last 13 Days: Prices Falls
Petrol Prices On The Reverse Trend For The Last 13 Days: Prices Falls, flickr

Domestic petrol prices, which had hit record levels for 16 consecutive days in May, have been on the reverse trend for the last 13 days, including Monday, but the relief for consumers has been slow in coming.

The pace of decline has been less than half the rate of surge.

Percentage-wise, since May 30, when prices started to take a downturn, petrol prices have slipped 2.35 per cent in Delhi, compared to the 5.5 per cent in the previous 16 days.

In absolute terms, prices have gone down by Rs 1.85 a litre since May 30, compared to the increase of Rs 3.8 per litre in the during May 14-29. On Monday, fuel was sold at Rs 76.58 per litre in the national capital, down 20 paise from Sunday’s level, the IndianOil Corp’s website showed.

In Mumbai, where petrol prices were the highest in the country last month, the decline has been much slow at Rs 1.23 per litre so far, against the rise of Rs 3.76 a litre during May 14-29.

On Monday, petrol price in Mumbai was Rs 84.41 per litre against Rs 84.61 on Sunday. Similarly, in Kolkata and Chennai, the fuel was sold at Rs 79.25 and Rs 79.48 respectively.

In Kolkata and Chennai too, the decline has been Rs 1.81 and Rs 1.65 per litre in the last 13 days, around 50 per cent of the previous rate of increase.

In tandem with petrol prices, diesel too has seen a decline, but of only around 2 per cent in all the major cities including Delhi, compared to over 5 per cent rise in the previous fortnight.

Petrol station
Petrol station, flickr

Both in Delhi and Kolkata, diesel prices in the last 13 days have declined by Rs 1.36, and in Mumbai and Kolkata, the fall was of Rs 1.44 and Rs 1.45 per litre respectively.

Also read: Petrol price slashes by 32 paise and diesel price by 85 paise

On Monday, prices of the fuel in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai were at Rs 67.95, Rs 70.50, Rs 72.35 and Rs 71.73 per litre, respectively. (IANS)