Sunday, March 26, 2017

Modi says glad to see highest number of women in UP assembly

New Delhi, (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed happiness to see a new record of highest number of women MLAs elected to...

On International Women’s Day, let us remember the legacy of first lady of Islam

By Moin Qazi for Twocircles.net Motherhood is a mercy, being linked By close affinity to prophethood, And her compassion is the prophet’s own. For mothers shape the way...

Nearly one in three Bohra women have been mutilated, but why is it never...

By Maariyah Siddiqui for Twocircles.net It is dark and quiet. The glass window at the higher end of the ceiling lets escape long strands of...

President wishes all women on International Women’s Day

New Delhi, (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday extended his "best wishes" to all women of the world for International Women's Day, observed on...

Despite law, 70% working women don’t report workplace sexual harassment, employers show poor compliance

By Manisha Chachra Ridhima Chopra, 25, once with a NGO in New Delhi is among the growing number of Indian women encouraged to complain --...

Jain body starts digital payment training scheme for women

New Delhi, (IANS): In a first initiative of its kind post-demonetisation, an organisation of the Jain community has launched a programme to train 250 women...

शिक्षा में नाम रौशन किया अम्मारा समन ने

फहमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net जूना(महाराष्ट्र): 'अंग्रेज़ी की एक प्रेरक कहावत है- 'स्ट्रगल एंड शाइन.' यह वाक्य हमें बड़ी शक्ति देता है, जिंदगी में आगे बढ़ने की...

I will continue to fight against AFSPA, but through politics: Irom Sharmila

By Aaquib Khan for Twocircles.net For the past decade and a half, Irom Chanu Sharmila’s name has been synonymous with peaceful resistance against State policies....

NGO Majlis Manch allowed to assist SC in final hearing on Triple Talaq

By TCN News Mumbai-based NGO Majlis Manch, which has been working for legal rights of women and provides support to victims of domestic violence, especially...

In solidarity with Shehla Rashid

By Sana Khan for TwoCircles.net So much has already been written, in support of her and against her, so much so that a few AMU...

See if triple talaq impinges Muslim women’s rights, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, (IANS): The Centre on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to examine whether the practice of 'talaq-e-bidat' (instantaneous triple talaq), 'nikah halala' and...

Celebrating the writings of women

New Delhi, (IANS): Women writers, journalists, academics and professionals will come together later this month to debate and discuss issues that shape women professionals...

SC to examine the legal validity of triple talaq

New Delhi, (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would not get into the issue of Uniform Civil Code but described the...

UP: Women winning fewer elections, losing deposits in larger numbers

By Rahul Mohan Sharma  Poor, populous Uttar Pradesh was the first state to have a female Chief Minister -- Sucheta Kriplani from 1963 to 1967...

Congress poll manifesto for UP promises 50% quota for women

Lucknow, (IANS) : The Congress party on Wednesday released its manifesto here for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls and announced 50 per cent reservation...

Enough jails for women prisoners: Government

New Delhi, (IANS) : The government on Wednesday said the country has enough jails for women prisoners. Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha,...

Nirbhaya fund does not reach intended beneficiaries, SC told

New Delhi, (IANS) : The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the Nirbhaya fund created to support measures for women's safety and empowerment...

Activist groups demand passage of women reservation bill

New Delhi, (IANS) : Several members of women's rights groups assembled here on Tuesday to demand from the government passage of long-pending Women's Reservation...

Only Muslim woman candidate in Manipur elections vows to fight against domestic violence

The upcoming elections in Manipur are likely to be the most interesting one in years with Congress, historically the strongest party in the region,...

10,000 Saudi women get mobile phone repairing training

Riyadh, (IANS) : More than 10,000 Saudi women have received mobile phone repairing training to improve the employment chances of females, the media reported...