Rajnath Singh concerned over low representation of women in jobs

New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed concern over low representation of women in many fields, including police where it is less than 10 percent.

Addressing the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Indian Women's Press Corps here Sunday, Singh recalled that one of the first things he did after becoming home minister was to issue an advisory to Delhi Police, and police in other states, to fill 33 percent posts with women.

Women comprise 5.5 percent of 288-member Maharashtra assembly

Mumbai : Barely 5.5 percent of the 288-member Maharashtra legislative assembly are women, according to an analysis of poll results Monday.

Of the total 4,119 candidates, who contested in the Oct 15 election, only 276 women were in fray from mainstream political parties and a few Independents.

At the end of counting Sunday, only 16 (out of 276) were declared elected, all from the major parties.

Among the winners, 10 belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party while five are from the Congress and one from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Asma Nama- Sensitivity Quotient: A Simple Note on Simplicity and Sensitivity

By Asma Anjum Khan for TwoCircles.net,

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An Afghani child falls asleep after hard work at a brick kiln. Children as young as three year olds do hard labour, as seen here.

Record 13 women get elected to Haryana assembly

Chandigarh: Haryana's legislative history has a new entry - 13 women candidates have been declared elected to the new state assembly Sunday out of the record 116 who had contested.

Out of those elected, eight belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), three to the Congress and one each to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC).

Country's richest woman loses in Haryana polls

Chandigarh: Savitri Jindal, the richest woman in the country, lost from the Hisar assembly seat, officials said Sunday.

Jindal, who was elected from Hisar in 2005 and 2009 and is a minister in the outgoing Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government in the state, lost to BJP candidate Kamal Gupta by 13,646 votes.

Jindal, who is the mother of billionaire industrialist-cum-politician Naveen Jindal, trailed during counting. She was the Congress candidate on the Hisar seat.

Molestation charges against a college teacher in Karimganj district of Assam: What is the truth?

By Mustafa A. Barbhuiya,

Curfew has been imposed for last two days in the Karimganj district of Assam after massive street protests from people of minority community over attack on a college teacher by alleged right wing Hindutva activists.

Ghaziabad teacher arrested for sexually assaulting student

Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Police arrested a teacher for sexually assaulting a class XI student of a prestigious public school in Modinagar town here.

The police said that teacher Sanjay Agrawal was arrested Friday night following a protest by students outside the police station.

The students complained that Agrawal who teaches in Chhaya Public School also runs a coaching institute from his Harmukhpuri residence where they used to attend classes.


Court jails married man for raping, cheating woman

New Delhi: A court here awarded a 10-year jail term and also slapped a fine of Rs.1 lakh on a man who concealed his marriage and had sexual relations with a woman.

The court said the act by the convict was only to satisfy his lust and he did not have any care or concern for the victim's emotions and sentiments.

Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt convicted Garvit Indora under various sections.


Love Jihad and targeting of religious minorities

By John Dayal,

The recent outpouring of support for the “development” agenda of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, by several leaders of the Catholic and Protestant churches may possibly stave off the immediate attention of the Intelligence Bureau and the Ministry of Home affairs, but it is not likely to reduce the deep and seemingly abiding distrust the Indian political and social system has of what is popularly called the “Missionaries”. Nor will it mitigate the hate that is now erupting in India against religious minorities.

Two BSF troopers arrested for molesting girl

Agartala: Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old tribal girl in Tripura, police said here Friday.

"Two BSF jawans molested a tribal girl Thursday at bordering village Simna. The girl lodged a complaint in this regard with us," a police officer said.

Other BSF troopers posted at Simna border outpost (BOP) were transferred elsewhere, the officer said.

Agitated villagers gheraoed the BOP demanding punishment for the accused BSF personnel.