Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicManeka Gandhi

Topic: Maneka Gandhi

Talk Point: Hardik Patel should take heart, porn as political weapon always fails

There is plenty of recent evidence that suggests personal porn as a political tactic doesn’t work in India, writes Shekhar Gupta.

‘Too many checks and balances could reduce adoption rates’

Experts argue current adoption norms are extremely bureaucratic and prospective parents get tired of the waiting process and give up.

Tokenism and repackaging old provisions: Centre’s response to rise in child abuse

Union ministers Maneka Gandhi and Prakash Javadekar ask NCPCR to formulate guidelines on child abuse; activists say it’s pointless because they already exist.

The government has refused to criminalise marital rape for all the wrong reasons

The government’s affidavit perpetuates the misconception that rape cannot be established without medical evidence.

Over 90% of Nirbhaya Fund for women’s safety remains unused since 2015

Affidavit filed in Supreme Court says the Centre has sanctioned only Rs 264 crore out of total Rs 3,100 crore till August this year

Ministry of Women & Child Development turns to citizens for policy suggestions

The WCD are asking citizens to drive forward policy reforms with their suggestions via social media.

Environment ministry didn’t do enough to defend cattle trade notification – Petitioner Maulekhi

Gauri Maulekhi, who is also an aide to Union minister Maneka Gandhi, tells ThePrint the Environment ministry backed off thinking that pleasing the vote bank was more important. SANYA DHINGRA

Maneka Gandhi quietly pitched for cattle market rules, documents show

Legal papers show the Women and Child Development minister wrote to the Finance ministry in 2014 to stop the illegal transport of animals to Nepal for sacrifice. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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