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UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath | ANI

Yogi Adityanath’s Operation Durachari is another bad idea. Just like the Anti-Romeo squads

Whatever Yogi Adityanath’s masterstroke is, the central principle appears to be public shaming—it can unleash dangerous social vigilantism.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Road crossings in UP to display posters of accused involved in crime against women

An official spokesperson Thursday said the directions were issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to instil confidence among women and check crime against them.
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Was raped & tortured by 139 men over 11 years, says 25-year-old Hyderabad woman, police begins probe

In her statement to the magistrate, the woman is said to have named student union leaders & members of the Telugu film industry, apart from lawyers and assistants to politicians.
Dr Yogita Gautam (L) and Dr Vivek Tiwari | By special arrangement

Strangled & stabbed her, then tried to burn body — UP doctor ‘confesses’ to surgeon’s murder

Dr Yogita Gautam, 25, was found dead in Agra Wednesday. She was killed by her alleged partner after ‘she refused to marry him’.
The girl's body was fished out of Varuna river in UP's Bhadohi Wednesday.

Body of UP girl found with her face burnt sent for second post mortem

First post mortem report said the Bhadohi girl, whose body was fished out of river Wednesday, died of drowning. But family suspects rape-murder.
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No set formula for a woman’s reaction to act of outrage by a man, says Bombay HC

The remark was made by Justice Bharti Dangre while granting bail to a 24-year-old accused in a 2019 rape and molestation case.

UP cop caught masturbating in front of mother-daughter duo arrested, dismissed from service

Inspector Bhishmpal Singh Yadav was recorded by a woman complainant when she visited the police station along with her daughter to lodge a complaint on 22 June.
Women sit with their children on a footpath in Agra | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How coronavirus has made India’s devastating gender gap even worse

Women in India already suffer from a wide gender gap in employment, wages and education. The Covid lockdown has set them back even further.

Locker room boys to IT cell men: India’s rape culture grows without shame or consequences

If Delhi school boys on Instagram privately plan to rape underage girls, then men from IT cells of political parties publicly threaten women on Twitter and Facebook.
A toilet block in a village in Bhopal District, Madhya Pradesh | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Study finds Indian households with female children reduce practice of open defecation

The study found a reduction in open defecation owing to a firstborn child being a girl far greater in poor urban households than richer ones.

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UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath | ANI

Yogi Adityanath’s Operation Durachari is another bad idea. Just like the Anti-Romeo squads

Whatever Yogi Adityanath’s masterstroke is, the central principle appears to be public shaming—it can unleash dangerous social vigilantism.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?