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79% Women’s report harassment and abuse, trend more prevalent in Northern India, reveals a Study

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: A recent research by UK-based advocacy group ActionAid has once again highlighted the grim situation of women's security, with a study that has revealed that 79% women in India had reported harassment and abuse.

The survey conducted by multinational advocacy group in four countries – United Kingdom, Thailand, Brazil and India – has found that nine per cent of city women have “experienced” rape in India besides 21 per cent of women complaining that they faced “another form of physical sexual assault”.

#TCN10: Some thoughts about the eventful journey

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step: Chinese Philosopher Laozi

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

People in Delhi suffering from LG-Kejriwal confrontation: Sheila Dikshit

By Ankush Vats

New Delhi : Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said there was "no administration" in the national capital and people are confused about the policies of the Arvind Kejriwal government.

In an interview with IANS, the three-time former chief minister attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for indulging in "frequent confrontations" with the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) and "not focusing" on development.

मौजूदा नतीजों से खुलता उत्तर प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनाव का रास्ता

सिद्धांत मोहन,

चार राज्यों और एक केन्द्रशासित प्रदेश में चुनाव के नतीजे सामने आ चुके हैं. असम में भाजपा ने जीत दर्ज की है. पश्चिम बंगाल में तृणमूल कांग्रेस फिर से सरकार बनाएगी. तमिलनाडु में जयललिता फिर से आ रही हैं. केरल में लेफ्ट ने सरकार बनायी है.

जिन राज्यों के चुनाव परिणाम आज आप देख रहे हैं, उनमें कांग्रेस के बरअक्स लेफ्ट या भाजपा की जीत देखना एक बड़ी भूल है. उनमें कांग्रेस की हार का सिलसिला ही आगे बढ़ता दिख रहा है. विनोद के लहजे में कहें तो भाजपा के ‘कांग्रेसमुक्त भारत’ का सपना भी साकार करने में कांग्रेस खुद लगी हुई है.

Six hurt in communal clash in Gujarat

Ahmedabad : At least six people, including three policemen, were injured after a minor altercation between two persons snowballed into a communal clash in central Gujarat's Petlad town in Anand district on Monday.

The clash prompted the police to lob as many as 24 teargas shells to disperse the mob comprising over 200 people, who were pelting stones at each other and damaging vehicles in a communally sensitive locality.

According to Anand Superintendent of Police Saurabh Singh, besides stone-pelting, some people also ransacked a house.

HC asks DU about procedure for sports quota admissions

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Delhi University on the procedure being followed in the admission process through sports quota, while hearing a plea seeking direction for the varsity to make the admission through this more streamlined and centralised.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked DU to file its response by August 17 on a plea by NGO Child Health Organisation.

Vice-President's wife endorses 'Om' during Yoga

Lucknow : Vice President Hamid Ansari's wife Salma Ansari on Monday endorsed chanting of 'Om' during International Yoga Day on June 21 and criticised those who have been opposing it.

Slamming the groups that are opposing the chanting, Salma Ansari, who was in Aligarh for an event, said the chant is useful as it increases oxygen in the body. She further said the opposition to 'Om' was petty and wrong.

"Even I practise yoga and find it very useful to improve my health," Ansari told reporters on the sidelines of the event.

Surge in female contestants, not MLAs

By Saumya Tewari

Female contestants increased across the four states that went to polls recently - but not legislators - and three times as many women contested in Kerala compared to the 2011 elections, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of electoral data.

Two of the four states had incumbent women chief ministers - West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee and Tamil Nadu’s J Jayalalithaa - and they registered consecutive victories for their parties.

Increase in women candidates, not MLAs

बसपा का मिशन 2017

फहमिना हुसैन,

लखनऊ: उतर प्रदेश में अगले साल होने वाले विधानसभा चुनाव की तैयारियां अभी से पार्टियों ने शुरू कर दी है. एकतरफ जहां समाजवादी पार्टी ने राज्यसभा में अपने प्रत्याशियों का चयन किया, वहीँ बसपा सुप्रीमों मायावती ने भी मिशन 2017 के आगाज के साथ ही सियासी एजेंडे को बुनना शुरू कर दिया है. इस कवायद के साथ बसपा ने अपने प्रत्याशियों का चयन और राज्यसभा के उम्मीदवारों का चयन, दोनों ही कामों को अंजाम देना शुरू कर दिया है.

Modi holds talks with Iranian president

Tehran : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, on the second day of his two-day visit to Iran, held a "restricted" meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“Building an enduring partnership. PM @narendramodi and President Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted tete-a-tete,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

India, Iran and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on Monday to develop the Chabahar port in this Persian Gulf nation.