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By siding with Sabarimala devotees, Shashi Tharoor has failed the liberal in him

Shashi Tharoor has displayed the dexterity and flexibility of a skillful politician by making a U-turn on Sabarimala.

UP’s women civil servants criticise Modi govt’s ‘sexist’ childcare leave policy

Sixty women officers have slammed govt move to include only single men in childcare leave policy as being “against the spirit of equality”.
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Busting abortion myths in India on International Safe Abortion Day

According to a study published in The Lancet, the vast majority of India’s approximately 1.6 crore abortions took place outside a health facility.
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Women have a right to pray, can now enter Sabarimala Temple, rules Supreme Court

Constitution bench rules that traditional practice of keeping out women between the ages of 10 and 50 is a violation of a fundamental right.
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It’s 2018, and Haryana is still swapping the girl child for marriage

An age-old ritual of exchanging brides is one of the biggest challenges the state faces in its battle to restore the girl child's rights.
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Marriage stopped her from going to IIT, but she still became ISRO’s top engineer

A control engineer, V.R. Lalithambika says she owes her interest in science to watching rocket launches with her grandpa at home.
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Supreme Court reiterates woman’s right to live with partner of her choice

The first time the court upheld this right was in April, when it restored Kerala woman Hadiya’s marriage to her Muslim husband. 
Govt plans law to ban triple talaq, 3 months after saying not necessary

Modi govt’s triple talaq bill places burden on Muslim women to prove the offence

Government’s tokenism will only end up causing more trouble while leaving out glaring violation of women’s rights.
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Even after #MeToo, powerful men like Ali Zafar will always win in Pakistan

Stringent action against sexual harassment is a tall ask in Pakistan where even a woman stabbed 23 times doesn't get justice.
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India not only doesn’t want to scrap Victorian adultery law, it wants women included too

The adultery law does not exclude women to supposedly 'protect' them, but to deny them an equal right in a marriage.

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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.


China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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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?