Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: transgenders

Transgender women at Miss USA contest will impact ‘ideal vision of American womanhood’, says court

While ruling that the pageant can't be forced to allow transgender women, a US court rejected claim that policy allowing 'natural born' women violates an Oregon anti-discrimination law.

Feel, don’t just act like a man—how US, UK set off trans liberty with onstage cross-dressing

In 'Before We Were Trans', Kit Heyam traces a history of impersonation in theatre across Britian and America, which made gender nonconformity possible.

Adichie’s attack on ‘woke language’ is on point. But Right-wing cancel culture is real threat

Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie's three-part essay is what millennials get to hear from Gen Z and boomers suffering with over generalisation of the new generation.

Our rules don’t permit it — NCC chief on enrolment of transgenders in the corps

Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich also said the National Cadet Corps would need 'numbers' of the third gender and other 'dynamics' to have them in the uniformed youth organisation.

Free gender reassignment surgeries soon at govt hospitals under new transgender rights rules

The rules, framed to implement the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, also promise other facilities like govt accommodation and schooling.

Struggling transgenders, HIV patients, sex workers approach govt for shelter & livelihoods

Top official of NACO, under health ministry, writes to social justice ministry, asking for these people to be included in social protection schemes.

In Assam, you can be charged with a non-bailable offence for jumping quarantine

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Pakistan’s new census: What has changed in 20 years

Pakistan’s new census, held after nearly two decades, and marred by series of attacks on census workers, shows what has changed in its demographic

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.