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Awareness of ‘consent’ improving? 82% women able to refuse sex to husbands, finds govt survey

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82% women in India able to refuse sex to their husbands, finds govt’s family health survey

Men were asked if they have right to 4 kinds of behaviour: Reprimand, refuse to give money, use force, or go have sex with another woman. 6% said all of the above, 72% said none, reports Abantika Ghosh.

 

Umran Malik through his family’s eyes: Toddler who loved ball now gunning for Shoaib’s record

SunRisers Hyderabad pacer’s father Abdul Rashid runs a fruit & vegetable stall in Jammu. He says he’ll continue to do so, because he doesn’t want IPL success to go to son’s head, report Ananya Bhardwaj and Praveen Jain.

 

Iron Age in Tamil Nadu dates back 4,200 years, ‘oldest in India’

Archaeological excavations in Mayiladumparai have found that the date of iron artefacts unearthed ‘ranges from 2172 BCE to 1615 BCE’, CM Stalin tells Tamil Nadu Assembly, reports Sowmiya Ashok.

 

Delimitation shows India’s democracy continues to struggle in the face of Kashmir challenge

The Delimitation Commission’s mapping of electoral constituencies for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has reopened the communal wounds of the Dogra century, writes Praveen Swami.

 

In Myanmar, a new ‘criminal’ State is rising. And China is paying to build it

Myanmar’s narcotics warlords are finally becoming the arbiters of the State. While China quietly moves in, India will have to make tough choices, writes Praveen Swami.

 

India needs to challenge colonialism in its own language. But solution isn’t Hindu worldview

There’s no cut-off time to recover India’s ‘indigenous consciousness’—it’s the product of a colonial mindset. Think across traditions, ask real questions, writes Yogendra Yadav.

 

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past, writes Shekhar Gupta, in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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