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Chief of Muslim educational group in Kerala receives death threats over face veil ban

The Muslim Educational Society (MES) had imposed a ban on veils covering women's faces stating it was a new trend and was not in practice in the state earlier.
File photo of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | PTI

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.
Sabarimala Temple in Kerala | Commons

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.
Child's hands with mehendi

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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2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.