In Rajasthan, a cradle which saved over 100 female infants

By Gaurav Sharma,

Udaipur : Nearly three years ago, Radha, an infant then, was found lying in thorny bushes in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district. The palm-sized girl child was badly bruised and almost dead. Today, Radha is a chirpy curly-haired girl with big eyes. She could have been another case of female infanticide in Rajasthan which, as per independent statistics, reports 2,000 such cases every day - startling as the figure may sound.


Indian women should document their achievements: Sitharaman

New Delhi:Asserting that Indian women have a significant role to play in nation building, Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said women should start "documenting their achievements".

Speaking on the topic of 'Hindu women's participation in politics and social leadership' on the second day of the World Hindu Congress here, Sitharaman said: "The women should start recording their achievements, not in a pompous way but document it, show it out."


Illegal weapons recovered in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: Illegal weapons have been recovered from an arms manufacturing factory in Ghaziabad, police said.

Police nabbed three people Friday midnight at Maharajpur check post opposite Anand Vihar Bus Terminal. They were travelling in a hired three-wheeler auto.

They revealed during an interrogation that they manufactured weapons on demand. One weapon costs from Rs.3,000 to Rs.5,000. If a buyer wants an automatic weapon, its price goes up to Rs.20,000, police said.


Abducted Tripura girl rescued in Bihar

Agartala: Bihar Police have rescued a 16-year-old girl kidnapped from Tripura and arrested her abductor, police said here Saturday.

"A married young man kidnapped the girl Sep 4 and took her to Bihar," an officer said.

Acting on a tip off from Tripura Police, Bihar Police Friday rescued the girl and arrested her abductor Premananda Biswas from Gaya district, the officer said.

A team of Tripura Police led by West Agartala Women's Police Station officer-in-charge Shova Telli Friday rushed to Bihar to take back the girl and Biswas.


Bihar woman leaves husband's house for lack of toilet

Patna: A woman in a Bihar village has left her husband's house after he failed to construct a toilet. She has returned to her parents' house and made it clear that she will not return until the toilet is built.

She has also submitted a written petition at a women's police station here demanding her husband construct a toilet.

Babli Devi, 20, left the house early this week at Bikram in Patna district after her repeated demands to construct a toilet was ignored by her husband Rakesh Sharma.


Meghalaya home minister quits

Shillong : Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri has resigned from the ruling Congress-led government, a party official said Friday.

Warjri, the first woman home minister, submitted her resignation to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma late Thursday.

"I have resigned owning moral responsibility for the prevailing law and order situation in Garo Hills where precious lives of both civilians and men in uniform have been lost," Warjri told IANS over phone.

However, it is not known if the chief minister has accepted Warjri's resignation.

After youth, AAP to reach out to women

New Delhi : After receiving an "overwhelming" response at the interaction with youth as part of its Delhi Dialogue Campaign, the AAP will reach out to women with its vision for them.

The party has prepared a list of women's issues which revolve around their safety in the capital, party leaders told reporters here Thursday.

The second of its series of interactions as part of the Delhi Dialogue Campaign will be organised Nov 26 - the AAP foundation day.

Muslim, tribal and dalit women demand a sub-quota within women’s reservation

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

Coimbatore: Putting an end to saffronization of education and history; justice and rehabilitation of riot victims; enactment of laws to punish acid attack culprits; stopping forceful sterilization of women and immediate stopping of false propaganda of ‘Love Jihad’ are among the eight resolutions passed at the ‘Awakening’, the first national conference of the National Women’s Front.

Nikki Haley to address 'Women In Leadership' in Mumbai

Mumbai : Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina in the US, will take part in an interactive session on "Women In Leadership" here Thursday, along with Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde, an official said Wednesday.

The session has been organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Indian Women Network, a special CII initiative to promote the cause of women.


500 Iraq-returned nurses interview for new jobs

Thiruvananthapuram : More than 500 Kerala nurses, who lost their jobs and had to return from Iraq and Libya, appeared for an interview here Tuesday before representatives of five Middle East-based hospitals.

P. Sudeep, CEO of Roots Norka, the state agency that looks after the welfare of the Kerala diaspora, told IANS that this was part of an assurance given by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to the nurses after their return.