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Why older Indian women are poorer compared to older men

The gap between female and male poverty rates widens dramatically after the age of 45 in India.
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Are conversations between husbands and wives keeping rural Indian women from working?

An MIT study tests if lack of decision-making power of wives is due to lack of information, or lack of communication with husbands.
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Hindu women are finally allowed to remarry in Sindh

In response to Hindu concerns about religious conversions in Pakistan, the law also banned underage marriage.
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India maybe revolutionising, but when it comes to marriage, ‘middle-class morality’ wins

Author Flock says Indian middle class wants to push boundaries while maintaining a certain status.
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The new arranged marriage: When algorithms replace your parents

As a result of India’s rising incomes, higher education levels and technological advances that ease communications, arranged marriage is changing there and among people of Indian heritage who live elsewhere.
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Absconding NRI husbands may face severe travel restrictions

The circulars will be valid around the world, and will ensure that the moment these men go to any airport, they can be brought back to India.
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Don’t be a rape apologist. Marital rape is rape

The definition of rape in India is still looked at through the lens of a woman’s marital status. If you oppose criminalising marital rape, you are a rape apologist.
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‘Absconding’ NRI husbands could soon have properties in India seized

To address growing problem of NRIs deserting and harassing spouses, govt considers bringing in a new law that’ll make the erring spouse a proclaimed offender.
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Put The Dog Down

When real judges won’t trust a 24-year-old with knowing what’s good for her, you decide what’s more curious, real life or reality TV? Shekhar Gupta

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India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

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Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?