Saturday, February 25, 2017

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...

Ashalata Kamble: Redefining motherhood to include the voices of marginalised women

By Shiva Thorat, Twocircles.net How does one define motherhood? Is it not important to locate the position of scholars who have commented and written extensively...

Union Budget is a massive step backwards for Dalits, Adivasis: NCDHR

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter The Union Budget presented yesterday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has split opinions; the industrialists, of course, found it cheerful; ratings...

Writer-activist from Assam bags Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Known for her significant contribution to children's and women's literature, noted writer-activist Eli Ahmed was on Wednesday named a...

An eyewitness account of the Women’s March in Boston

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net “This is the biggest march I have seen,” said an old timer who seemed to be someone who have participated in lots...

Social disparity to blame for molestation, rape: Javed Akhtar

By Saket Suman   Jaipur (IANS) : Celebrated Indian poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar on Sunday rebuffed claims that Westernisation leads to rapes and other crimes...

AAP government reconstitutes STF for women safety in Delhi

New Delhi (IANS) : The Aam Aadmi Party government has reconstituted a Special Task Force (STF) for women's safety in the national capital, a...

बंधुआ मजदूरी और देह व्यापार के दुश्मन अजीत सिंह

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी : अजीत सिंह बनारस में एक जाना पहचाना नाम हैं. बनारस की अंधी बस्तियों से लेकर बड़े-बड़े मकानों में अजीत सिंह...

Women support centre launched in Delhi with aim to assist racial, sexual violence survivors

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter Control Arms Foundation of India along with Multiple Action Research Group and Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network inaugurated its Delhi Women...

Modi government tried to kill me in a plane crash: Mamata

Kolkata: Virtually comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Ravana, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused his government of running a terror...

Mamata announces three-day protests against note ban

Kolkata: Terming demonetisation a "shameless flop show", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced three days of nationwide protests starting on Tuesday. "Trinamool...

India reduces baby deaths but still hasn’t met 2012 targets

By Rhea Colaco First, the good news: 37 babies died for every 1,000 that were born in 2015, two better than the government's...