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    Imposing Only Fine on Woman Convict in Serious Case Unfair: SC

Imposing Only Fine on Woman Convict in Serious Case Unfair: SC

The Supreme Court has held that imposing only a fine in serious offences, which entail award of jail terms and fine both, on women convicts would lead to “unfair” and

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    India Can Only Progress When Women Are Empowered: Modi

India Can Only Progress When Women Are Empowered: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that modern India can progress only if women are empowered, and that whenever given a chance, women have outperformed men. He said his

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    Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala Violate Right to Equality, Centre tells SC

Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala Violate Right to Equality, Centre tells SC

Triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy violate Muslim women’s right to equality and dignity and are not protected by the right to profess, practise and propagate religion under Article 25(1)

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    Nagaland Enhances Maternity Leave

Nagaland Enhances Maternity Leave

Nagaland government has enhanced the existing ceiling of 90 days of maternity leave under Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 to 180 days for female state government employees. The Department

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    Daughters at Peril: Crime Against Women

Daughters at Peril: Crime Against Women

March Edition, Special Story, Rupamjyoti Nath In a pleasant February afternoon exactly one week after the Saraswati Puja when her friends were busy sharing, liking and commenting their Puja photographs

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    Mother Couldn’t be a Judge in India for Being a Woman: Nikki Haley

Mother Couldn’t be a Judge in India for Being a Woman: Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has claimed her mother, who had studied to be a lawyer in India, was not allowed to sit on the bench as a

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BSF Gets First Woman Combat Officer After 51 Years

  BSF Gets First Woman Combat Officer After 51 Years

Tanushree Pareek became the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the BSF, the country’s

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SBI Chief Bhattacharya 26th in Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders

  SBI Chief Bhattacharya 26th in Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders

State Bank of India (SBI) chief Arundhati Bhattacharya has been ranked 26th in the Fortune’s top 50 greatest leaders. She

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India at 148th in Number of Women MPs; UN Calls for Quotas

  India at 148th in Number of Women MPs; UN Calls for Quotas

Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of

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Lok Sabha Passes Bill to Extend Maternity Leave Period

  Lok Sabha Passes Bill to Extend Maternity Leave Period

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to increase maternity leave to 26 weeks from 12 weeks at present.

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5 from Northeast Receive Nari Shakti Puraskar

  5 from Northeast Receive Nari Shakti Puraskar

Bringing laurels to the region, four noted women personalities and one women organisation have received Nari Shakti puraskar on the

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President’s Honour for Asia’s First Woman Diesel Engine Driver

  President’s Honour for Asia’s First Woman Diesel Engine Driver

Mumbai motorwoman Mumtaz M. Kazi, who shot to fame as Asia’s first diesel engine driver three years ago, was among

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Bangladesh Introduces New Law Reducing ‘Minimum Age of Marriage to Zero’

  Bangladesh Introduces New Law Reducing ‘Minimum Age of Marriage to Zero’

A new Bangledeshi law that lets children be married could effectively reduce the minimum age of marriages to zero, according

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Women in India Earn 25% Less Than Men: Survey

  Women in India Earn 25% Less Than Men: Survey

Women in India earn 25 per cent less than men, with men earning a median gross hourly salary of Rs.

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Empowering Indian Women will Add Millions of Businesses, Jobs: Facebook

  Empowering Indian Women will Add Millions of Businesses, Jobs: Facebook

As four out of five women in India wish to become entrepreneurs, the country is missing out on a potential

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Mother’s Market Traders Ask for Better Economic and Social Security Schemes

  Mother’s Market Traders Ask for Better Economic and Social Security Schemes

Just few days before the legislative assembly elections, women traders of Mother’s market (Ima Keithel), in Manipur demanded the immediate

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Only 44% Women of Assam, Aware of Safe Sex

  Only 44% Women of Assam, Aware of Safe Sex

In a shocking revelation, the latest National Family Health Survey-4 said that only 44.6 percent women in Assam are aware

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