Social Issues

UNHCR triumph over #SaveRahaf: Canadian Government provides Asylum to Saudi Women, Rahaf-al-Qunun

The issue of Women’s freedom kindled by the online Campaign #SaveRahaf, the twitter campaign by 18-year-old Rahaf-al-Qunun ends with an optimistic answer...

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#ILO100: International Labour Organization, the global body brought you ‘decent work’ turns 100!

Who created 8-hour workday? Who fights for the end of child labor? Who introduced the rules for safety at work? The ILO (International Labour Organization) did...

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Reservations for unreserved class: A Masterstroke on a marshy turf in Indian Politics

Modi government on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker people among general category in government jobs and educational institutions. The 10 per cent reservation is, however, not only meant for 'upper caste' or just Hindus. The approved quota is intended for all those communities/classes that do not come under 50 per cent quota. It will be for all communities - for the economically backwards among Hindus, Muslims, Christians etc. This will not affect the reservation for ..

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PM Modi’s Masterstroke: Cabinet approves 10% reservations for “economically backward non-reserved” class

The Union Cabinet announced 10% reservation for economically backward non-reserved class in jobs and educational institutions today...

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Women’s Equality and Equity – The Worst Fraud

So, women’s activist groups must focus their attention and energies to synergize their efforts to fight for more critical issues instead of getting carried away by cultural issues for the sake of photo opportunities. So, first unite women must first in their fight against men on the political, judicial and institutional fronts if they are earnest to achieve parity and equity...

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Taiwan faces labour shortage, 20 lakh women at home due to family reasons

The side effects of the decrease in birth rate and increase in life expectancy are seen in some countries. Taiwan, for example, is facing the acute problem of labour shortage due to rapidly aging population posing a threat to its economy...

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On Human Right Day spare a thought for ethnic minorities of Pakistan

As the entire world connects to celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10, let us take some time to focus on the condition of Pakistan and the human rights nightmare it inherits. Well known to all, the country of Pakistan has been pursuing the policy of persecution of minorities. The militancy rule based on the fundamentalist concept of Islam has created an atmosphere of conflict and violence against the minorities in the nation. And unfortunate as it is, the conflict is marked with that of attacks ..

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Pune Police registered one more case in Bhima Koregaon Violence

In the Bhima koregaon violence case Pune Rural police have registered one more case in connection with the violence held on January 1. A woman alleged that her house, shop and food stall were ransacked...

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These Khakhi women signify strength! All women police stations protect women giving them justice

Affirming a major transition is women standing up for her defence and dignity and raising her voice against violence. With India adopting all woman police stations, the female police officers in India are changing the way violence against women is reported. Opening this forum has given hope to females to come out openly and place their complaints against violence which has shown a significant increase of 22%...

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British gifts their sikh mates with preciuos gift 'Kirpan' with amending their new weapon bill

The Sikh community of United Kingdom can now feel free to keep its religious article “Kirpan”with them, as the British government has given the most precious gift to its British Sikh mates...

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Farmers rally in National Capital

Farmers across the country have started the march towards Delhi, for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce...

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At least hear …”Me”

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world...

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Twitter’s CEO and his wrong note

How many placards the CEO of Twitter has held up so far that roared the slogans against the “white supremacy” in the USA? The wings of the twitter might be clipped any movement if it starts to “chirp out the wrong note...

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Country passing through tough times: Pranab Mukherjee

Former President Pranab Mukherjee said that the country was passing through tough times and express concern over rising incidents of intolerance and conflicts...

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Blue Helmets on the ‘Race – cue’: UN committee condemns rights violations against Rohingya Muslims

A key UN committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in Myanmar...

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Imposing justice by disposing off pending cases of rape, POSCO Act; WCD Ministry sets up 1000 fast-track courts

Implying justice to the one who has seen the dreadful face of human mankind, the Women and Child Development Department has decided to approve setting up of 1000 fast-track courts washing away all pending cases on women and children...

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Gausewa Sadbhavana Yatra Phase II begins from Kanyakumari

The second phase of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) sponsored Gausewa Sadbhavana Yatra began from Thursday from the confluence of three oceans in Kanyakumari...

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Roars of #MeToo may douse the fire of lust

Indeed, as noticed, the fear “symptom” has already started to run deep into the veins of the males. Is it not a very healthy development? Hope this will help douse their raging fire of lust...

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#MeToo: Indresh Kumar appeals women to fight back injustice

India has been known for its respect and honour for women. They were worshipped as living God in this country since time immemorial, Indresh Kumar said and appealed to the countrymen to resolve to restore that respectful position of women in this land once again...

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With #MeToo campaign gaining momentum, Govt decides to set up legal committee against sexual harassers

With the #MeToo in India turning into a massive campaign against the men who have performed unlawful activities, the Central government has decided to set up a committee of legal and judicial officers to look into all issues arising from the Indian #MeToo campaign. ..

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Decriminalization of LGBTQ should not be misinterpreted

So, let’s play cautiously with the fire of sex. The heat of the fire can burn an object but the heat of sex can burn the very fabric of the society...

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Unveiling mask with hidden intentions, LRO knocks doors of NCW to take action on retired HC judge Kolse Patil for #MeToo incidence

Taking cognizance of the news report published in Mid Day and Marathi daily Loksatta with title "Kiran Nagarkar, Kolse Patil And Bartholomew Accused Of Sexual Harassment", the Legal Rights Observatory in a letter to the National Commission of Women requested their chairperson to take a note on the matter, knowing that the retired Justice BG Kose Patil was involved in molested and sexual harassment of woman journalist few months ago. As the accused is a retired judge, there is high possibility of victim ..

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Ought to be best year for prevailing justice! SC strikes down 158 years old Adultery Law under Sec 497

With the historic judgment taken by the Supreme Court by decriminalizing Section 377 just three weeks ago, another judgment creating history is by the SC striking down 158 years old Strikes Adultery Law under Section 497 IPC. The verdict stated as, “Any provision of law affecting individual dignity and equality of women invites wrath of constitution. It’s time to say that husband is not the master of wife. Legal sovereignty of one sex over other sex is wrong.”..

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Prevailing justice, Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested in connection with a rape case of nun

After a fortified interrogation session, the Kerala police have arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal for allegedly raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016. With this, Mulakkal has become the first Indian Catholic bishop to be arrested in a case of sexual abuse against a nun...

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India's Forgotten Malala: Sanjeeta Kumari

Sanjeeta kumari, fondly called Guddi, the protagonist of our story, was one of those unfortunate kids who was lured into the insurgent Maoist front, the people' militia that is trained for arm struggle to overthrow the democratically elected government and establish 'the new democracy' as they call, the revolution based on Maoism!..

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Oriental Education Society comes forward to create awareness about women empowerment; organizes workshop

With an aim to inspire and motivate the girls and create awareness about women empowerment, Oriental Education Society on Friday last week organized a workshop on safety for women. Notably, Oriental Education Society is a well-known Public Charitable Trust working in the education sector...

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MRM to set up family counselling centers in country

The Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), a social reform movement active among the Muslims of India will set up Family Counselling Centres (Parivar Sulah Kendra) all over the country with an objective to save families from breaking on frivolous grounds...

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Arya Samaj cultivates strong ethical, moral values as well as advocates peaceful and productive human living

Arya Samaj cultivates strong ethical and moral values as well as advocates peaceful and productive human living. This was said by Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Friday while addressing the 28th Arya Mahasammelan organized by Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, America and hosted by Greater Atlanta Vedic Temple. ..

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SC pursues response from Center on fresh plea challenging practices on “Polygamy” and “Nikah Halala”

Seeking response from the Centre, the Supreme Court on Monday sought to obtain a reply from the Centre on fresh plea challenging practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslim women. ..

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Citing it as “Fundamental Right”, SC opens Sabarimala Temple doors for women

Perceiving that the right of a woman to pray was equal to that of a man, the Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the controversial ban of entry to woman aged between 10 years and 50 years at the Sabrimala temple in in Kerala. The Supreme Court said that women entry in Sabrimala temple in Kerala is the fundamental right of freedom to practice religion and is provided to all by the Constitution. ..

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SC reserves judgment on Section 377; country awaits to observe the revolutionary change!

Accepting the LGBTQ community and their relationships and suppressing the arguments in striking down the Section 377, the Constitutional Bench in its decision has reserved its judgment on the petitions to free private homosexual acts between adults from criminality...

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Showing double standards, Congress wants Women Reservation Bill to be passed; why wasn’t the triple talaq bill passed Mr. Rahul Gandhi?

Just a day ahead of the monsoon session, the congress as always shows the double standards they inherit with Congress President Rahul Gandhi requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi pass the Women Reservation Bill in the coming monsoon session. Proclaiming to provide full support, one question to the Congress President, why didn’t you pass the triple talaq bill?..

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States to appoint “Protection Officers” to ensure safety for women against domestic violence

To provide immediate protection and relief to women facing violence within families WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to all the Chief Ministers of the state to certify provisions of the ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005’...

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Anaj Bank starts functioning at Urai in UP

To provide food to the poor and needy persons, the Vishal Bharat Sansthan of Varanasi has launched ambitious service project called ‘Anaj Bank’. The latest branch of this Anaj Bank is made functional at Urai in Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh...

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Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh forcibly evicted from house for raising voice against illegal collection of funds

Minorities still in danger in Pakistan. Notably, Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh was forcibly evicted from his own house in Lahore's Dera Chahal along with his children and wife, by a group of people belonged to an organization following a property dispute...

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Justice prevails! SC rejects review petition announcing death penalty to 4 convicts in #NirbhayaVerdict

The gruesome and horrifying incident of the 2012 Nirbhaya case that shook the entire country got a winning hand when the Supreme Court had announced death penalties to the convicts. Prevailing justice, the Supreme Court today dismissed the Review petitions filed by the convicts in 2012 Nirbhaya case...

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Is controversy's favorite boy Rahul Gandhi playing it safe? Appeals Child Right Commission for 10 days’ time-span to respond show cause notice

Controversy’s favorite boy Congress President Rahul Gandhi seems enjoying the court troubles and has developed a tendency of “Ulta chor kotwal ko daate”. After the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) sent a show cause notice to Congress president, Rahul Gandhi in his reply has asked the Child Rights Commission for 10 days to reply and make the notice available in English...

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An ode to Indian women, “Mujhe Haq Hai” video by UN connects to your soul!

The UN Women India paid an ode to the strong women has launched a new video encouraging the Nari to never give up! The new campaign video by UN is winning million hearts...

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Taking a revolutionary turn, Supreme Court agrees to take petitions citing ‘Nikah Halala’ and ‘Polygamy’

Intending to consider the pleas citing ‘nikah halala’ and ‘polygamy’ the Supreme Court has decided to hear the pleas on the urgent listing. The Supreme Court agreed to consider urgent pleas challenging the practice of polygamy and Nikah Halala among Muslims...

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#MandsaurMeinAdharm : Prime accused Irfan raped small girl after being denied for ‘Neekah’; Twitertis outraged on silence of B-town

As soon as the Mandsaur rape case came into limelight, the local police immediately launched a high-voltage investigation and arrested two accused named Irfan and Asif. However, during the primary investigation, a prime accused Irfan has made a shocking revelation saying he was denied of getting married by a small girl and therefore he raped her...

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Now trace missing children through this unique ‘ReUnite’ app and unify the kids to their parents

Reuniting kids and children to their families has been one of the noblest works done by human mankind. In an initiative to take forward this noble deed an app has been launched to trace and track the missing and abandoned children in India. The App ‘Reunite’ helps in unifying the missing children back to their parents. ..

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US urged India to increase prosecutions, convictions for all forms of trafficking

The United States has continued to place India in ‘Tier 2' of its annual report on a trade of humans noting the investigations, prosecutions and convictions in the country were "disproportionately low" relative to the scale of human trafficking...

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Crafting revolution, Poshan Abhiyaan is turning out to be a mass movement!

Believing in change is very important and the change will take place only when the behavior and mindset of the people changes. Crafting a revolutionary move, the change will help in achieving the Poshan Abhiyaan goal and make it a mass movement. The month of September has been slated to be the celebrated as POSHAN month...

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Dubbing India ‘most dangerous for women’ a planned conspiracy of foreign media

The much publicized ‘Thompson Reuter Report on women, published by the philanthropic arm of the Reuters Media Company – Thompson Reuters Foundation – smacks of an well hatched out conspiracy to defame India, her people and most importantly the Narendra Modi government. And there is no doubt about their motive...

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India moves speedily towards ‘Malnutrition Mukht’ country benefiting 10 crore children

Launching the new software which enables real-time monitoring of nutrition is presently being used by anganwadis in seven states. Availing necessary facilities these nutrition software would soon be spread across the country to benefit around 10 crore children. ..

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LRO knocks NHRC doors to take action against CBCI officials for interfering in Khunti Gang Rape Case investigation

The state of Jharkhand has been in a sway of dismay and shock as the Khunti gang rape case intensifies. Legitimating the incidence over five nuns of a non-profit organization been trapped in the unnatural act, the Legal Rights Observatory issued a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission and National Women Commission of India to take strong steps against the injustice...

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After becoming a convict in RSS defamation case, Rahul Gandhi made another self-goal by disclosing identity of stripped Dalit boys

Acting unsympathetically on the purposeful act of disclosing the identity of three Dalit boys who were stripped, beaten and paraded nude in Jalgaon district, in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) sent a show cause notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday...

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Making it mandatory, NRI couples need to register their marital status within 7 days

For all the newly married couples here is some news for you, especially all NRI marriage solemnized in India need to be registered within 7 days as directed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. If the NRI marriages are not registered within seven days, the passports and visas would not be issued...

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Saluting her courage and determination; Supercop Rekha Mishra reunited children to their families under #RescueCampaign

Courage, strength and the commitment to work for the people serve the people; has been rightly seen in this Railway Police Force Inspector Rekha Mishra. Rescuing children from Chattrapati Shivaji Terminals from trafficking and taking forward the rescue campaign on right track, this Sub Inspector has inked her name in the textbooks of SSC students in Maharashtra. ..

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Children are fresh life. Transforming education system will allow this fresh life to blossom

Sadhguru..

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World Anti-Child Labour Day: Not just by words, take a pledge today to eliminate ‘Chhotus’ ‘Munnas’

Many times we see while we visit nearby tea stalls and restaurants small children serving to customers and people often calling ‘Chhotu Zara Chai Laa’ ‘Munna Zara Paani Laa’ but have we ever thought that is his (Chhotu) age to work? Today, World Day Against Child Labour is the opportunity to prove yourself that we not only speak on child labors but we do not support it at all...

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WHO acclaims India’s impressive progress in controlling Maternal Mortality Rate: Govt asserts combined efforts

An amazing example of what is possible; India has shown an impressive progress in reducing maternal mortality rate. World Health Organization commended India for this exemplary performance pertaining to maternal deaths by 77% from 556 per one lac live births in 1990 to 130 per one lac live births in 2016. ..

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Amazing example of what is possible! UNICEF praises India in bringing down maternal mortality rate

Showing immense development in making a better India, the country has conquered every milestone. Many adding in the list, the one that grabs more attention is the maternal mortality rate. Lauding India for walking on the path of evolution, UNICEF commended the country’s performance in reducing the maternal deaths. India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio, recording a 22% reduction in such deaths since 2013...

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Pune Police arrest #BhimaKoregaon culprit #UrbanMaoists

According to media reports, the arrested are ‘top urban Maoist operatives’, include Delhi-based Rona Wilson of Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP), Elgaar Parishad organiser Sudhir Dhawale, leader of Republican Panthers Jati Antachi Chalwal and Nagpur-based lawyer Surendra Gadling of Indian Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL)...

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UNHCR desperate for repatriation of Rohingyas; Selectively ignoring long-pending Baloch, Tibetan and Pandits’ rights issues?

The desperation and hyperactiveness of the UNHRC in the Rohingya Muslims’ issue send a strong conspicuous message to the world when the long pending Baloch and Tibetan rights issues with the Kashmiri Pandit repatriation matters are sidelined and brushed aside by the global Human Rights giants for years...

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Insanity of reining the power, TMC goons brutally murder dalit boy working for BJP, CPM stoops to inhuman practice of honor killing

Stooping down to the level where humanity is at stake, the Trinamool Congress has left no stones unturned to show their gruesome inhuman rule. In a latest gruesome act by the party, a 18 year old dalit boy Trilochan Mahato in Kolkata was killed and hanged on the tree with a chilling note in West Bengal. In a similar instance, the CPM in Kerala brutally tortured and murdered Kevin a Dalit Christian in honor killing...

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Centre directs all states/UTs to provide compensation to male child victims of sexual abuse

In a bid to ensure maximum relief, the central government has urged all the states and Union Territories to take necessary steps for including male child victims of sexual abuse in the Victim Compensation Fund. Notably, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi in a letter to the Chief Ministers of all States and Union Territories urged to issue necessary directions to the concerned departments to take necessary steps for including male child victims of sexual abuse in the Victim Compensation ..

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Vridavan shelters home for widows in Uttar Pradesh

Enabling methods to socially empower the women of the society, many initiatives have been instigated by the departments. In a new move to help the women, particularly the widows, the Women and Child Development Department of India has joined hands with Women and Child Development Department of Uttar Pradesh in setting up Home of Widows at Sunrakh Bangar, Vrindavan, ..

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Uplifting lives through social empowerment; #4SaalModiSarkar gains appreciation and gratitude from Nari Shakti for Ujjwala Yojana

Empowering the social life of the people through unique initiatives, Modi government has uplifted lives of common man in a very positive way. The four years of his governance has given the masses a framework of being socially empowered and development on a large scale. Highlighting the benefits of Ujjwala Yojana, PM Modi stated that the initiative has strengthened the lives of the poor, marginalised, Dalits, tribal communities...

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Sigh of relief! MHA sets up special division to address issues of women safety

Women safety has always been on top priority for the government, the Ministry oh Home Affairs has created a new division to address issues of women safety comprehensively. This Division would deal with all aspects of women safety in coordination with relevant Ministries or Departments and State Governments...

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Determination and passion paid off well; INSV Tarini bestowed with #NariShaktiPuraskar

Six women, one cruise and bags of experiences, those which will create lifetime memories. The INSV Tarini who returned back to their homeland on May 21st was appreciated by the entire country for their outrageous courage of circumnavigating the globe. Honouring the women, the Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi greeted the INSV Tarini for their extravagant experience...

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The horrendous details of the brutality of the massacre of Hindus by the Muslim Rohingya Armed Group

The horrendous details of the brutality of the massacre of Hindus by the Muslim Rohingya Armed Group..

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Amnesty report reveals the brutal face of ‘hapless refugee’ Muslim Rohingyas who massacred Hindus

The horrendous details of the brutality of the massacre of Hindus by the Muslim Rohingya Armed Group narrated in the AMNESTY International report are evident of the real criminal picture of Muslim Rohingyas who are being portrayed as ‘hapless refugees’ who as per the AMNESTY report are a atrocious group of hate mongers and inhuman creed of rapists and killers who are smelling the blood of Hindus and Buddhists...

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Daughters can! The thought which led this Indian father-daughter team scale up Mount Everest

The famous dialogue from the film Dangal, ‘Mhari choriyan, choron se kam hai ke?’ has undoubtedly come true. On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the father-daughter duo saw the rising sun from a place where only a small fraction of us will ever set foot Mount Everest...

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The way to secure your own rights, your own future, is to fight for the rights of others

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein..

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First time in 57 years, UP Sainik School opens gate for girl cadets

Hailing girl power on top, making it come first in the past 57 years, the Uttar Pradesh Sainik School has conferred admission to girls. Losing the all-boys institution tag on Friday, the UP Sainik School in Lucknow has welcomed a team of 15 girls in its cadet team...

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Taking serious note on sexual offences, WCD Ministry suggests retraining of police force

Sighting the nationwide outrage over violence and offence compounded on children, the Centre has decided to retrain the police force on various sexual offence aspects and essentially those wherein they have to collect and preserve the evidence...

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Are SC/STs getting alienated from the BJP?

Despite its sincere efforts to ameliorate the condition of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the country, a picture is deliberately created by a section of the media and political interests that these sections of the Indian society are getting alienated from the BJP...

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Maneka Gandhi intends to amend POSCO Act, making provision for death penalty in child rape cases

Following the public outrage over the gang-rape of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday declared that her ministry intends to amend the POCSO Act, making provision for death penalty in child rape cases...

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Unveiling logo for development of women and children, PM assures to attend Partners Forum 2018 in December

Focusing on exploring new innovative ideas on enhancing the efforts on women empowerment, development of children and young people, a delegation of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) called on PM Narendra Modi to invite him to the upcoming Partners Forum 2018 to be held on December 12&13, 2018, in New Delhi...

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Empowering governance, WCD sets training programs for women elected in Panchayati Raj

Boosting the need to empower women and prepare them about the coming challenges, the departments in our country have taken immense steps to bring women forward. In this framework, the Department of Women and Child development has implemented a project to train women elected in Panchayati Raj...

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Not a Zero Death Year, Attacks on Hindus increased in 2017.. Ways were different

Unfortunately, the well-intentioned article has got the facts wrong. Increasingly more and more Hindus are being butchered in the name of Islam. ..

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Birubala Rabha : Tirelessly fighting against the social evil of witch-hunting

The name of Birubala is an inspiration for many and with many more following her example we shall be successful in eradicating the social evil very soon...

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First of its kind, ‘Beti Zindabad Bakery’ empowers women rescued from Human Trafficking

She is beautiful, She is hardworking, She is Courageous! Celebrating her efforts and exertions she takes for everyone is one of the most commendable and admirable thing. Encouraging women empowerment and women entrepreneurship, a first of its kind initiative has been started in Chattisgarh. The Chattisgarh Government has started ‘Beti Zindabad Bakery’ boosting women empowerment...

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You want to bring a change, take your own decisions

Manushi Chhillar..

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Fake Cases against Army: 17 human rights cases against Saviours; 12 proved false and 5 under investigation

The Defence Ministry told the Lok Sabha that there were a total of 17 human rights violation cases against the Armed forces in last three years, of which 12 were proved to be false...

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NHRC India got ‘A’ status by Global Alliance of Human Rights Institutions

India’s National Human Rights Commission has successfully retained its status A in the rankings of the Global Alliance National Human Rights Institution (GANHRI). The global alliance has given The National Human Right Commission of India ‘A’ status in the fourth row of five years...

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Stabilizing every working mother's need; crèche facility will be available in Parliament premises

Gone are the days when mother’s had to take a leave or resign from their jobs to take care of their babies. In a new move towards inclusive and supportive work environment for women employees, Parliament has approved to set up crèche facility for working mothers in their premises. ..

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Rigorous attempt to shed mainstream taboo #YesIBleed campaign encourages awareness on menstruation

Initiating a step to ensure every woman about menstrual hygiene, She Wings in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a campaign called as #YesIBleed. The objective of the campaign is to create a general approach on issue of menstruation, which is an experience that exceeds culture, class, and caste. ..

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Hindus in Bangladesh facing grave deprivation; Thanks to Enemy/Vested Property Act

In the Enemy Property Act, India was declared as an Enemy territory and all enlisted properties of the “Enemy” meaning Hindus who had fled to India were to be taken by State control for management and benefits accruing from business relating to such properties would also fall under the control of the State. ..

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Hindu families in Bangladesh even after 71 years paying the cost of partition

It has been 71 years of partition but still now infinite Hindu families of Bangladesh are paying the cost. The Muslim –dominant neighbor of India has always shown a hostile attitude to the Hindu natives of the country. While lakhs of families left Bangladesh leaving behind everything after partition for saving lives, the remaining Hindu minority families are facing the threat every day about which human right activities, as well as international communities, seem less bothered. Here, the non-fictional ..

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Shedding the taboo about menstrual hygiene, Railway installs sanitary vending machines

Taking forward the unique initiative of informing people about sanitation and menstrual hygiene the Western Railway Women's Welfare Organisation (WRWWO) has installed sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators for female staff at all its major offices on the network. ..

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Women coming out of silence to enroll complaint against violence

The official authorities have also looked after the matter affecting people especially women and girls and have also made essential requirements for complaints against violence. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has dedicated an email ([email protected]) solely to address and resolve the issues of hateful conduct and stalking on Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook etc which came into effect from July 2016. ..

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Women safety ‘Himmat App’ upgraded, ensures more safety and security

An upgraded version of the original Himmat App and QR code has been launched containing complete information of taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers across the Delhi regions. This upgraded version was launched by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Bajaj...

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Norway cares for Mumbaikars! 1st women only toilet comes up in Mumbai built by Norway prisoners

Public toilet – only for women comes up in Mumbai after ex-convicts and former drug addicts hailing from Norway built the toilet near Mumbai Central Railway station. The project was initiated by a group called ‘Back in the Ring’, led by Alexander Medin, a yoga teacher from Norway, under whose guidance the 15-member team started building the toilet last year...

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Web portal Rapid Reporting System launched to address grievances of adolescent girls

On the occasion of National girl child day the Department of Women and Child Development has launched a web portal called as Rapid Reporting System for adolescent girls. This portal was inaugurated by WCD Secretary Rakesh Shrivastav. The aim to launch this portal was to address the grievances faced by the adolescent girls. They can report their problems here and necessary action would be taken against the issue...

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Faecebook to promote “high quality news” to avoid sensationalism, misinformation

Spreading sensational or misleading contents through social media could be really harmful in many cases. Taking note of that, social Media giant Facebook will begin to prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on its stream of social media posts...

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Women harassment and violence in India: Current scenario

India has always been seen and considered as a country which high values and rituals the customs and traditions play an important role in lives of people. A country which glorifies its name through the word ‘Mata’ is helplessly walking on a wrong path. The streets are no longer safer for women. A city which was one chaotic has not become silent...

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One Step Centers: Redefining the Status of Women Safety in Indian Society!

Bharatiya Nari! The term holds a strong significance in the life of each one of us today. Our existence depends completely on this one person who has been worshipped for years until now. Where has all the love, care, emotions and most importantly RESPECT for this word faded? Why is the country and most importantly the society depriving and degrading the importance of this word every now and then? Have we failed as a country to treasure our values and respect our elders the way we did a long time back? ..

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Saudi Arabia enters a new age of reform with Women watching football match for first time ever

The world football definitely witnessed one of the most progressive reforms on Friday. For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia, a conservative Islam country, allowed women to spectacle a Football match. The country is undertaking many reforming steps to push the gender equality forward...

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#TripleTalaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan embraces BJP saying 'PM Modi made a revolutionary law in the interest of victims'

Ishrat, who was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case, said she would work in the party's women's wing. "Modiji made a revolutionary law in the interest of victims, I was very happy. I will work in the party's women wing," Ishrat Jahan said...

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New feather added to the ‘Digi-India’ haat, tribal artifacts now available online

Do you like those accessories with long tassel strings, beads; traditional weaved cloths, pottery etc. Want to have one of them? Don’t worry because these are now available to you online. The online shopping portals have collaborated with Amazon and Snapdeal to sell these products. ..

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More power to women empowerment, promoting organic products by rural women

Women empowerment has always seen the light of the day. Many women have come forward and proved their worth of making a change in the stereotype society. So, in order to appreciate the efforts and promote the sale of organic products by women, a festival was organized in the Dilli Haat, New Delhi called as ‘Organic Products by Women’. ..

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Speak up! #OneStepCentre opened up for abused girls in #Telangana

top abuse! Speak up for yourself girls! There is no age limit for violence and thus to take a stand and speak against it, an initiative called as One Step Centers are opened for girls and women to stop the ongoing sexual harassment, eve-teasing, misbehavior. This has been started in many states and to enter the league is the state of Telangana. Women and girls who face violence can enroll their complaints in these centers and the authorities would take undue action against the culprit. The main objective ..

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As far as empowering women is concerned, we must change our mindsets at an individual level

Priyanka Chopra..

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Hey girls! Don’t remain silent on harrassment; raise your voice through SheBox

Women in India have been treated as the epitome of beauty and considered as a Goddess. But if you really consider them as Goddess then why are women facing atrocities every now and then? Why are they targeted for every mishappening in the society? We come across many cases and news where we see the women has been harassed and ill-treated. This is not just on open roads or midnights but these atrocities against the women can be seen even at workplaces. ..

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Country smiles in the battle against child marriage; the evil practice declines to 26.8%

Child Marriages in India were common throughout history for a variety of reasons, including poverty, insecurity, as well as for political and financial reasons. But it affects both boys and girls, therefore, the central government has taken several measures to eradicate this evil practice from society. As per National Family Health Survey, the percentage of women (in the age group 20-24 years), who were married before legal age, has reduced from 47.4% in 2005-06 to 26.8% in 2014-15...

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Using social media for society: Japan decides to create ‘help lines’ on social networking sites to prevent suicides

All around the world, declining mental health among common mass has become a real issue. A person depressed sometimes chooses the road to escape succumbing to the situation. Hence Japan government’s move can be a footprint for other countries also as it has decided to establish helplines on social networking sites targeting young people with suicidal thoughts...

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More than 350 complaints are registered in She-Box portal against women abuse

The initiative to start She-Box portal by the Women and Child Development sexual harassment on women has gained momentum. Complaints regarding inappropriate behavior in companies have been pouring in this portal. Around 350 complaints have been registered for inappropriate behavior. The complaints have come from both the government as well as private sector offices. ..

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Food brings smile: Hunger declines in some states of Nigeria for first time since the onset of Boko Haram crisis

Amid the piles of crisis, scarcity, Nigeria gets one good news at the end of the year. For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in conflict-torn northeastern Nigeria. As per a latest report, the number of people facing acute hunger has halved since June-August - from 5.2 million to 2.6 million people...

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Many wow factors in reforms of labour law added; Laws amended from enhanced bonus limit to maternity leaves

Change is the need of the hour and if this change is related to common man then it’s definitely a win-win situation. Labour laws in India have given beneficiaries to the people and have been trying to make valuable amendments. Thus to cater the needs of the people the government has decided to make some reforms in the labour laws in legislative assembly. These reforms are made to make things more effective, flexible, and sync in with economic and industrial scenario. The labour law is however divided ..

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At least 4 billion people across the globe lives without a single social protection: International Labour Organization

Only 45 percent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit, while the remaining 55 percent i.e 4 billion people are left unprotected. Notably, despite significant progress in the extension of social protection in many parts of the world, the human right to social security is not yet a reality for a majority of the world’s population. ..

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Actively interact with people than passive scrolling on social media; latter is more harmful to mental health

New York, December 16: “Depression”, a word which has become a highly used one among young generation. A teenage with sad eyes often says “I’m depressed.” Many psychologists say overuse of social media is a reason of declining mental health among youth. Now social media giant Facebook has itself warned about the emotional and mental toll the social network takes on its addicts. It happens many time we actually don’t talk to anyone but scroll the home page or news feed of a social media or long time. ..

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Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh soon to delete column of ‘Caste’ in police records and FIRs

Caste, creed divides people now and it should be eliminated from all kinds of a document as quickly as possible. Therefore, taking a note of this Punjab, Haryana and the Chandigarh administration have decided to delete the column of ‘Caste’ in police records and FIRs...

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Union cabinet clears Bill to ban evil practice of instant #TripleTalaq among Muslims; make it criminal offence

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cleared a bill that makes a Triple Talaq a criminal offence. Also, the central government is expecting to get the bill that makes a Triple Talaq a criminal offence in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament which commenced today...

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WHO says world needs Universal Health Coverage; essential health services not reached to all

Many people at the end of month save a fair amount of monthly income for medical insurance or such schemes. Why? That is because health expenses are sometimes way too much for common mass. But the people who can’t even afford two times meal what about them? They also fall sick but they can’t afford healthcare. The stark reality is least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services. Moreover, nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to ..

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UN kicks off a year-long campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration

The United Nations on Sunday kicked off a year-long campaign to honour the foundational human rights document in Paris and France. Notably, a foundational human rights document will mark its 70th anniversary next year...

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The universal message of Sikh tenets

The greatness of the Indian culture lies in the fact that it retained those values which are essential for spiritual as well as temporal needs of humanity and kept on abandoning, periodically, those practices which had lost their relevance according to the imperatives of the time and place...

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Eight states to get Hindu minority status in Hindu majority nation

National Commission for Minorities has set up a three-member committee to study the matter to give minority status to Hindus in eight states including Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab...

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Indian-Muslims or Hindu-Mussalmans: A psycho cultural Analysis - I

It is a psycho-cultural study from different segments of life, particularly arts of India. To also mention briefly, the basis of these explanations is rooted in what is called by Carl Gustav Jung as the Archetypal Memory of a race...

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Hats off to UN who vows to bring back around 15000 migrants from Libya

“We will bring back the migrants trapped in Libya” says International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing. He has committed IOM to fully support this week’s initiative of the African Union with the European Union and Libya’s Government of National Unity, with UN backing to alleviate the plight of thousands of migrants trapped in Libya...

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Be careful! One to be imprisoned for three yrs if utters ‘Talaq’ for 3 times in one go

Triple talaq is an evil practice that ruins the whole life of a woman. But now anyone who utters Talaq for three times in one go will be imprisoned for three years with fine...

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Unfortunate four billion! More than half of the global population has no social security protection

This world suffers from an acute problem of inequality. While some people even have their own jet, some people don’t even have proper social security and can’t afford basic needs. More than half of the global population that means some four billion people has no social security protection...

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Women need to be part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem to enable prosperity of the society

Manushi Chhillar..

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Dark Truth: Family members linked to nearly half of child trafficking cases worldwide

We know Child trafficking is one of the worst problems in this world. Out of this fear, many parents don’t allow their children to go anywhere with outside people. But what if the culprit is in the family? Yes, this cruel but true data has been revealed in a report which says almost half of the identified child trafficking cases have begun with a family member’s involvement...

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Wanna see a #zerohunger world? Just follow these 9 tips to avoid wasting food unnecessarily

Wasting food is one of the worst habits a man can have while so many people across the world suffer from and die from hunger, malnutrition. But unfortunately, almost every well-off man has this habit. It is so unfortunate that about 1/3 of the food we produce globally is lost or wasted every year. If you really want to come out of such a habit have a look at the 7 tips below...

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Government approves new women empowerment scheme

“Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” is the new scheme the Union Cabinet and Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) have approved for empowering women in the country...

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Fortis Dengue case: JP Nadda seeks details report from Fortis hospital over the allegation of ‘outstanding bill’

Overbilling of Private Hospitals without proper treatment is not at all a rare case. Adding one more example to the list, recently a hospital in Gurugam charged RS 18 lakhs for a dengue patient who was admitted for 15 days only. Moreover, the child did not survive. The family was not at all satisfied and urged for investigation. Finally, Union Health Minister JP Nadda has asked the hospital to give a detailed report and assured the unfortunate family for proper investigation...

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Congratulations Manushi Chhillar! Haryana where girls get killed inside womb; those surviving make nation proud globally

Babita Phogat..

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Muslim Yoga teacher gets threats for teaching Yoga

Yoga is not a religious practice but a scientific and a secular practice says Yoga guru swami Ramdev on the issue of attack on a muslim yoga teacher’s house. A Muslim girl named Rafia Naaz, teaches Yoga in Ranchi. Some unknown people threw stones on her house as they were angry by her interview on a tv show...

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State Policy cleared to protect transgender from social discrimination, abuse in Karnataka

With an aim of bringing the transgender community into the mainstream and also safeguarding them from exploitation in the society, the Karnataka government has cleared the State Policy for Transgenders, 2017. The policy had been drafted on transgenders, in agreement with a judgment which was a milestone by the Supreme Court in 2014...

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Number of reported cases of bullying in Japan school reaches over 320,000

From schools to colleges, universities the problem of bullying is very much prevalent in everywhere. Many students even lost their life or could not continue their education career due to trauma caused by bullying. A Japanese Education Ministry report showed the total of 323,808 bullying cases were reported at elementary, junior high and high school. ..

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Even a century may not be enough to end child marriage in Central and West Africa, UNICEF warns

Along with several other problems, child marriage is another social disease in West and Central Africa. So many unfortunate girls miss their basic rights to health, education, and losses their chilhood every year. The latest report of UNICEF says if proper progress does not accelerate in the region, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years...

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Fathers spend more leisure time while mothers work the most after the childbirth, says a renowned study

A working mother works double than a man in a household. Researchers have found that fathers are often seen having fun while mothers work around the house. The study published online in the Journal Sex Roles found that 3 months after the birth of the first baby, men are most often relaxing while working women are engaged in housework or childcare. ..

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'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' sees an upward trend in the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) graph

'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' is a social campaign focused on generating awareness and improving the efficiency of welfare services to girls. The government on Friday claimed that there has been an improvement in sex ratio at birth in 104 districts selected for Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. ..

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Situation of Hindu Rohingyas aggravating, Dhaka NGO initiates “Donate To See Hindu Rohingyas Alive” campaign

The Dhaka based Research and Empowerment Organization which is working for Hindu Rohingyas has appealed the global audience and human rights organisations to donate for the refugee Hindu Rohingya families mostly women and children whose husbands and fathers have been slaughtered by the Muslim Rohingya goons. ..

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Tamannaah Bhatia extends support for 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' campaign

In order to spread the awareness for the girl child education, Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to join the campaign of 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' through a film. Basking in the success of magnum opus Baahubali series, the ace Actress will be the part of the project 'A B C' helmed by Ramkumar Shendge...

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India turns technology into ending child labour; Rajnath Singh launches the web portal-PENCIL

One in every 11 children in India is working. More than half of the 5.5 million working children in India come from 5 major states- Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Taking a step towards ending the existence of child labour in the country, the government has launched an online portal yesterday to register, rescue and rehabilitate child workers, as part of a drive to curb the little ones’ exploitation. ..

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From Myanmar to Bangladesh: Hindu Rohingyas slaughtered, deprived, discriminated and still suffering

Prof. Chandan Kumar Sarkar, the Human Rights champion of Bangladesh and head of Research and Empowerment Organization based in Dhaka, has published a fact-finding report on the unseen and neglected plight of the Hindu Rohingyas who are migrating from Myanmar to Bangladesh after facing brutal attacks by the Rohingya Muslim goons who killed the male Hindu members and are forcing Hindu females to marry the and convert to Islam. ..

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Enough is enough! Ladies, just ‘Kick’ with this ‘Electroshoe’

When the land is no safe place for women, what we do? Tell girls to stay home, wear appropriate clothes…and the entire do’s and don’ts come like ‘the constitution book’, Right? Let us just get more realistic to face the ‘evil minds’ not by inhibiting the life of girls but rather by coming up to tackle the perverts in smart way...

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Operation Insaniyat: India sends 55 tonnes of relief material for Rohingya Muslim Refugees in Bangladesh

Day by day the influx of Rohingyas in Bangladesh is escalating as they have been severely facing the ‘humanatarian’ crisis after forced to leave from the Rakhine state of Myanmar; on the grounds of ‘Humanity’, Indian Army extended their assistance and launched ‘Operation Insaniyat’ which provided 55 tonnes of relief material to the affected Rohingya people in Bangladesh...

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Education is fundamental right: Hill schools in Bengal suffering from indefinite strike sends out message to politicians

Darjeeling area which is in limelight since June facing loss in several industries. But the most important thing is getting overlooked is education. The hill area boarding schools have always been famous even in abroad. Since the indefinite shutdown called by Morcha started more than 50 schools over there could not carry their works. The innocent students are getting deprived of their basic fundamental right. To give out a strong message through a peaceful rally, teachers and school owners in Kurseong ..

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Enough of fairness cream ads; Watch the advt featuring swimmer Bhakti Sharma to inspire yourself

Mumbai, September 12: The frequent consumers of Youtube are so habituated or rather to say annoyed with the chunk of advertisements. Any audience while watching a Youtube video will definitely press the “skip ad” option. But there is always an exception in every bunch of examples. A Hero Pleasure ad featuring a swimmer Bhakti Sharma will definitely change the notion towards and audience will start falling in love with advertisements. Amid Youtube ads full of beauty product promotions, fairness cream ..

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Hounded by ISIS, Yezidis demand for creation of separate ‘Yezidi Autonomous Region’

The Yezidi leader demanded that the United Nations, US, Canada, UK, EU and other members of the international community to intervene with the Iraqi Government, and support the creation of an “Autonomous Region” for the Yezidis and other minorities in the Sinjar region and Nineveh Plain, under the protection of international forces and directly tied to Baghdad's Central government. This right is already guaranteed under the Iraqi constitution, article 125, but it needs implementation! This is the ..

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Need more focus on gender parity: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Underlining the importance of women empowerment Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asserted that policy makers should give due diligence to gender balance in climate change policies. Addressing the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development Mahajan said that climate change, women land rights, and sustainable development are all interrelated issue and needs more focus...

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Kolkata raised voice for voiceless; protest held against torture on stray animals

Someone is beating a poor animal on road or children throwing stones on strays are so familiar scenes that we even don’t wonder when such incidents take place in front of our eyes. Recently in social media, many videos of cruel torture on animal went viral prompting anger among animal lovers. To protest such act of cruelty, a group of animal lovers came down to the road in the heart of Bengal capital...

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Kolkata peeps don’t waste food! Donate leftover food to “Food ATM”

The city of joy Calcutta has never failed to show its humanitarian face to help people in misery. This time city gets “Food ATM” to help starved poor people of the city. From 15th August the ATM will start its full-fledged work. Calcutta's Famous Eatery, Sanjha Chulha has started this innovative concept...

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We are here to tell the world, Civilians in conflict are not a target

Antonio Guterres..

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South Africa takes help of technology to prevent Gender based violence; a new app fights women abuse

Gender based violence is a prevalent global problem. As technology is improving, South African women can now take help of technology to combat violence against them. South African women's rights organization People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) unveiled an app it hopes will help survivors of gender-based violence...

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Exposed! Religious freedom under threat in Pakistan: US

Pakistan’s human rights violation and apathy towards minorities, Balochistan and others is well known by other countries. But the United States again exposed Pakistan over the attacks on minorities like Sikhs, Christians and Hindus...

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Menstruation not a crime but isolating menstruating women is now real crime in Nepal as per new code

Kathmandu, August 10: Human race have progressed with time, reached the unreachable Moon but it could not change old blind faiths. Menstruation which keeps the human reproduction ongoing has always been badly tagged as something unholy. In almost every country Women even blush to utter the word such our social construct is. When society cannot overcome its disease law comes to overthrow it. Nepal has proved that very well. The Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday enacted a new law criminalizing a custom ..

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Communist party is losing its turf, hence instigating violence: Dattatreya Hosabale

Expressing concern over the repeated cases of violence against the RSS workers in Kerala Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sah-sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale asserted that Communist party was losing its turf in the state with the rise of RSS...

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Child marriage shows declining trend effectively by 20.4%

Somewhere, some how Indians lacked to walk on the demand of time. But ‘where there is a will, there is a way’ as the central government has taken several effective initiatives to stop child marriage and has also succeeded in it. Notably, child marriage is declining in our country effectively...

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Upper House gives nod to Backward Classes Commission Bill

The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitutional (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 seeking constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes at par with the SC and ST Commission, with the government assuring that the new law will not encroach on the rights of the states or the federal structures...

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#JeaySindhudesh : State Atrocities against student activism of Sindh

In Sindh, JSSF was banned totally, Later in 1986, a long-bus carrying top-leadership & many activists heading to attend the conference in Medical college at Larkana was hurdled by Pakistan's Army At Jamshoro & Opened bullet fires. In result, Four of the leaders died on the spot, scores were severely wounded & hundreds were arrested by Pakistan's Army. They were detained for a long time or imprisoned without any charges against them. These type of the atrocities continue till today. ..

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Ever heard of clothing rights? Turkish women march for ‘Clothing Rights’ protest in Istanbul

Turkey has always been seen as a ‘conservative’ country. Women in Turkey don’t enjoy the independent rights as women in America or Britain do. As a result, there has been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing. President Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist rooted AK Party have shown little interest in expanding the rights of minorities, gay or women in that case. To protest the silence by the Turkish government on minorities’ rights, hundreds of ..

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Technology without drawback; a new smartphone in Japan to restrict the screen time of children

Overuse of smartphone is a worldwide problem. Along with the good side of a new technology, a bad aspect always comes together. Nowadays instead of reading the book, playing outdoor, kids are attracted to Smartphones only. Once upon a time, Television was a great addiction for children; the addiction is now overtaken by the Internet. Recently a survey in Japan has shown teens and youth in 20s spend longer online than in front of the small screen. In such scenario, a Japanese mobile phone service provider ..

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Integrated Child Protection Scheme aims to give safe environment for overall development of children

With the objective to create a safe and secure environment for overall development of children in need of care and protection and for children in conflict with the law, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) takes care under Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)...

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Seva is the expression of compassion- Bhaiyaji Joshi

Underlining the importance of Seva in every individual’s life Rashtriya Swayasevak Sangh Sarkaryvah Bhaiyaji Joshi said that the spirit of service is instilled in our ancient culture where we consider that service to humanity is equal to service of God...

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Malala Yousafzai urges world leaders to invest in education for children in conflict-stricken countries

Highlighting the needs and importance of educations for those kids who are displaced from their motherland, Noble Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai during her first visit to Iraq called on world leaders to invest in education for children in conflict-stricken countries. She said, “Education is necessary to protect children both now and in the future.”..

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Saudi Arabia grants full access to sports, physical education for girls in public schools  

Bringing a major reform in an education system, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that the girls in public schools now onwards will have full access to sports, physical education etc. Notably, the major reform comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports...

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Andaman to take strict action on video, photos of Jarawa community uploaded on YouTube

Taking a cognizance of objectionable videography and photographs of the protected Jarawa and other tribal communities of the Andaman Islands on ‘Youtube’ social media platform, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCST) has initiated sternest action against it...

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The number of flowing refugee, migrant from Libya to Europe increasing with time

The fraught, famine, civil war, Islamic group problems are hitting Africa badly. With the increase in such problems, the refugee problem is mounting globally. To find secured better shelter, migrants from West and Central Africa are traveling to Europe. Though the danger in the route from Libya to Europe kills many migrants, movements have increased there. United Nations refugee agency has completed a study which indicates an increase of the movement...

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Bengal Child right Commission summons Bimal Gurung for children's presence in protest march

Gorkhaland issue now seems a long-lasting unsolved problem of West Bengal. The government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha both are playing the game of increasing pressure on each other. GJM supporters burnt down important documents of GTA, started setting fire in important administration offices. But on last Monday, going one step further Morcha used children in their protest march from Singmari to Chawkbajar. Repetition of the same incident twice in a week has resulted into a show cause notice by the ..

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Human Rights abuse in Pakistan

Pakistani parliament has given extraordinary power to law enforcement agencies in Gilgit-Baltistan which are used to suppress the Shia population of the region. The authorities can detain anyone without due process of law, engage in electronic surveillance, conduct search and seizures, and use military force wherever deemed necessary...

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8 UAE princesses convicted in Belgium after found guilty of human trafficking, degrading treatment to servants

Eight Princesses from the United Arab Emirates have been convicted in Belgium after they were found guilty of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants. However, they were acquited of the more serious charge of inhumane treatment. Earlier, the princesses were given a 15-month suspended jail term and ordered to pay a £145,000 each, half the sum is suspended...

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Forced conversions… a nightmare for Pakistani Hindus

Facing the heat of orthodox societal hegemony the life of Hindus based in Pakistan have become miserable with the emerging problem of forceful conversion resulting in mass exodus of Hindus from Pakistan. According to leading newspaper The Nation, Hindu girls are being abducted forcibly converted and then married to Muslims...

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‘Solidarity Summit’ has raised $358 million for refugees, UN announces

Refugee issue is tormenting Africa, especially Nigeria, Uganda since a long time. Especially, in last month, the return of refugees to their native places is worsening the situation. Thousands of refugees are living in a horrible situation without minimum possession. Today UN held a summit Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda. This has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today. UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, ..

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Limitation, a mere word in dictionary; read about the Japanese woman who has proved that

Whenever we introduce someone, we give the description of how he or she looks. In an era, man has claimed their supremacy in every space- water, sky, land; we still don’t introduce someone by their work. Physical appearance is inherited with birth; we often seem to forget that. Dwarfism is a condition of short stature, as a result of a medical or genetic condition. But being unaware of that we make fun of dwarf people, in the circus, they work as Joker and we laugh. All these difficulties could ..

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Darjeeling terms Internet Shutdown as human rights violation based on a UN resolution

Darjeeling unrest has been troubling everyone in the Hill area and near vicinities since a week. The Gorkha land issue has totally devastated the stable situation there. Police and GJM supporters’ clashes are now commonplace incidents. Amidst such violence, the Bengal Government instructed to shut down the internet in the area for days. Since Sunday there is no internet connection. Regarding this situation, the local people have questioned the violation of human right by the government over a UN speech...

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Indian army believes in human rights: asserts Army Chief Gen Rawat

Chief of the Indian Army Gen. Bipin Rawat Saturday asserted that there was no human rights violation by the Indian armed forces in the Kashmir valley...

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European Union slams Pakistan's stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav, poor rights record

Dual facing Pakistan is been criticized in all over the world and India has played a very important role in exposing Islamabad’s dirty policies of backstabbing via spreading terrorism in other countries. Now, European Union slammed Pakistan as it adopted a resolution raising concern over the lack of civilian jurisdiction in the nation as well as on Kulbushan Jadhav row...

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The elder abuse is on rise as every 1 out of 6 is affected: WHO

Not only women and children but elder people are the victims of ‘Abuse’. A new study, supported by World Health Organization WHO and published in the Lancet Global Health, has found that almost 16% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to psychological abuse (11.6%), financial abuse (6.8%), neglect (4.2%), physical abuse (2.6%) or sexual abuse (0.9%). The research draws on the best available evidence from 52 studies in 28 countries from different regions, including 12 low- and middle-income ..

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New “Selfie with Daughter” app launched to improve child sex ratio

Gender equality is a key step for the development of a nation. Even in this twenty-first century, there are many families who don’t welcome a new female member in the family. Fetus killing is one of the worst social diseases. A balanced sex ratio is very important for the better sociological condition. Today the President Pranab Mukherjee launched a mobile application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ with a vision to improve the child sex ratio of India...

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The issue of NGO Law in Egypt leads to international outrage

Recent decisions of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have created an outrage among Egyptian citizens. On Monday, Egypt issued a new law regarding the activities of non-governmental organizations. The new law bounds the limit of NGO work only to social and developmental work. The draft of the law was first ratified in last November. The controversial law has been criticized by human right organizations...

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#LGBT: Taiwan legitimizes same-sex marriage

Taiwan has taken a unique step of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Taiwan’s Council of Grand Justices on Wednesday ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, said banning current civil law of marriage between a man and a woman is unconstitutional and that the legislature has two years to either amend the law or create a new law...

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NHRC asks Jharkhand govt over the abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Government of Jharkhand, through its Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, calling for a report after taking suo motu cognizance of a news article about abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists in Jharkhand. ..

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WCC appeals to G7 countries to save starving millions in African nations

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has appealed to the G7 nations to come forward to save the millions of starving population living in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria – all African countries...

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North Carolina Congressman George Holding gives rare honour to Indian family

A rare thing happened in in the United States for the Indian community recently at the era where we see some disturbing hate crimes; news about the Congressman from North Carolina George Holding should work as a ray of hope for Indian community in USA...

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Dark Age returns! African migrants traded in 'Slave Markets' of Lybia

Long back in school history lectures we were taught that there were slave markets. Unfortunately, the present has suddenly started copying past in Lybia. Hundreds of migrants are migrating through North African migration routes every day. They are being the victim of the modern-day slave market...

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Female leaders discuss in Tokyo Global Summit how to utilize women’s economic potential

Women’s economic potential needs to be fully harnessed, to make the economic base stronger of a nation. With an aim to discuss women’s economic progress worldwide, female government and business leaders from over 60 countries gathered in Tokyo.The 27-year-old Global Summit of Women has been inaugurated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Thursday...

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Come forward to end triple talaq, build grand Ram Temple, cow protection: MRM

Senior RSS functionary and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar appealed to the Muslim community to come forward to end the inhuman system of triple talaq, protect the cow and build a grand temple at the birthplace of Lord Ram at Ayodhya...

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Tokyo to host largest Global Summit of Women

Last year, Japan faced a drop in the ranking of World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap index. From then the country is trying to achieve a better position in global gender agenda. Now the largest ever global women empowerment forum is going to conduct their global summit in Tokyo from 11th May...

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India, the new head of UN-Habitant will work toward urban future

Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development, Housing Minister has been elected as the president of UN-Habitat in GC 26 summit, Kenya. UN-Habitat works in more than 70 countries in the world. It works in a large area of urban policy to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements across the world. India consistently worked to achieve success in this mission through various policies...

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Indore & Bhopal – the cleanest cities in India

Indore and Bhopla in Madhya Pradesh have been tagged as India’s cleanest cities by the nationwide cleanliness survey by the urban development ministry has found...

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317 Iraqi civilians killed, 403 injured in various acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict

As many as 317 innocent Iraqi civilians were killed and 403 others were injured in various acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq during April 2017. United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) revealed this shocking report which shows the actual face of the conditions in Iraq...

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Labourers to get 11 employment benefits on this #InternationalLabourDay

International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists. It occurs every year on May Day which is May 1st. It is the day to pay tribute to the labourers. In India, the first Labour Day, or May Day, was celebrated in 1923 in Chennai...

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Labourers to get 11 employment benefits on this #InternationalLabourDay

International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists. It occurs every year on May Day which is May 1st. It is the day to pay tribute to the labourers. In India, the first Labour Day, or May Day, was celebrated in 1923 in Chennai...

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NHRC notice to Delhi Hospital over lack of equipments in operation theatre

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that one of the biggest hospitals of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is running without necessary equipment. Its Anesthesia Department is operating without monitors and boiling instruments. Even the blood pressure monitoring apparatus is not available, resulting in hardships to the poor patients, said NHRC...

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Kulbhushan, Baloch Rights and Bosnian War Crimes

A brief account of an abysmal human rights track record of Pakistani Army, its paralysed judiciary and inhuman law enforcement agencies..

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Those silent on ‘triple talaq’ are like criminals: Yogi Adityanath

Raising the issue of triple talaq Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that those who preferred to remain silent on the issue were like criminals...

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India didn’t execute a single person in 2016; registers 81% growth in imposing death sentences

Although in the year 2016, India did not execute a single person but there is a hike of 81 percent in imposing death sentences. Notably, India in the year 2016 imposed 136 death sentences which was significantly higher in the year 2016 as compared to 75 death sentences in 2015...

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Executions worldwide dropped by 37%; China remains on top

Although, the number of executions worldwide is dropped down by 37% in 2016 as compared to the last year i.e 2015 but still China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan has executed most of the peoples. However, China remains on top and US for the first time is not in top five nations...

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Akshay Kumar empties toilet pit; urges all to own household toilets for health and dignity

Bollywood star and veteran actor Akshay Kumar yet again comes forward and joined PM Modi’s Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan as he on Saturday emptied a toilet pit in Reghwan village, Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. ..

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Subramanian Swamy to introduce bill on Cow Protection in RS

Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy will be introducing a private members bill on cow protection...

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Provide financial help to women in order to strengthen cooperatives in the country: Radha Mohan Singh

Agricultural Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said that it is important to provide financial help to women so as to strengthen women cooperatives in the country as there is great potential for the development and success of women cooperatives. He was speaking at a national workshop on the subject of strengthening of women cooperatives organized by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) in New Delhi...

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No place for gender bias in India where inclusive development is key objective: Prez Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday after presenting Nari Shakti Puruskar for the year 2016 said there is no place for gender bias in India where inclusive development is a key objective. President Mukherjee also congratulated the individual ladies and organizations of India who received the Nari Shakti Puruskar...

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India into the ferocious jaws of 'freedom of expression'

Unlike in any other countries in the world, this is a glaring fault-line noticed in India. Well, is it the journalistic propriety to applaud and make heroes of such treacherous youths who speak the language of terror and “defend” the activities of terrorists?..

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Guterres urged members to uphold the rights of all people in face of rising populism, extremism

Addressing the top United Nation human rights body for the first time since becoming Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres appealed to world governments to speak up for human rights in an “impartial way.”Guterres also urged member states to uphold the rights of all people in the face of rising populism, extremism and said, "We will advance security by advancing dignity, justice, equality and the rule of law.”..

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Introducing The Dot Watch: Perfect smartwatch for the visually impaired

Dot’s website said that, as most smart technology is ‘designed exclusively for the majority, our visually impaired communities can’t benefit from much of its advances’. Previously, smartwatches for the visually impaired have relied on audio prompts, but these can be disruptive...

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Pinki’s Story: Representative tale of Hindu Minor Girls raped in Bangladesh

On 14th December, Pinkis’ father informed to Research and Empowerment Organization–REO asking for help. Bikash Sornokar, head of REO at Bogra complained to the officer in Charge at Gabtoli Thana, Bogra and did a FIR under a section of child and women Nirjaton act 2003 on that day. Police officer ensured us that the perpetrator will arrest soon. ..

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Muslim clergy throws weight in favour of SP-Cong alliance

Prominent cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali on Saturday extended his support to the Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance, and expressed confidence for the coalition’s victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls...

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VHPA deplores USCIRF report on minorities, Dalits in India

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) has taken a strong objection and expressed deep concern over the report published by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on religious minorities in India...

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PM to inaugurate first ever women’s parliament on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be formally inaugurating the first three-day national women’s parliament (NWP) on February 10 at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh...

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Hindu refugees from Pakistan start receiving Aadhaar cards in their 'Hindusthan'

The Hindus who fled Pakistan for a better life with dignity are still struggling to find one. The refugees here desperately need work. A look around the place reveals their living conditions. Fragile shanties put together using bamboos, reed and plywood. For those who can afford it, there are tarpaulin/plastic sheets to save them from rain...

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Hosabale defends Vaidya, says RSS not against quota system

Setting the dust over controversy due to RSS Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya’s statement on the reservation at rest, RSS Sah-Sarkaryawah Dattatreya Hosabale clarified that RSS was not against the continuation of reservation...

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Falling birth rate, aging population worries South Korea

When in India population explosion has become a hot debating topic, far away in South Korea, population decline has become a serious issue. The South Korean government has even ventured to offer financial incentives to young couples for having more children...

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Attack on Hindus in Bangladesh rising; Bigger plot underway?

The rising attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh point out a systematically planned line of strategy to drive out Hindus from Bangladesh to grab their land and belongings. Media reports from Bangladesh have to give eyewitness accounts about how the local mosques were playing a role of the broadcaster to incite attacks against Hindus...

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OBCs in Maharashtra get separate ministry for them with VJNT and SBC

After After announcing various schemes and initiatives to pacify the Maratha community, Maharashtra cabinet has decided to carve out a separate ministry for Other Backward Classes and some other communities. The new ministry will start functioning from April 1, 2017...

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Look who admires Indian languages & says English obstructing Indians from 'priceless heritage'

“Even 70 years after Independence, so-called ‘good’ schools in India are still teaching in English medium. Naturally Indian children are cut off from their priceless heritage. They are not even fluent in their own mother/ regional tongue”, comments Maria...

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