143 of 300 girls cleared JEE under Udaan scheme: Irani

New Delhi : Under the "Udaan" scheme of CBSE, 143 out of 300 girls from the initial batch had cleared the JEE exam, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday.

The HRD ministry's programme Udaan is a CBSE project launched in November 2014 to mitigate the gap between school education and engineering entrance examination.

Maulana Azad University to offer UGC-NET coaching for minorities

By TCN News

The UGC-NET Coaching Centre at Maulana Azad National Urdu University will offer coaching classes for the UGC-NET exam scheduled to be held on July 10. The Central University, in a press release, said that the Centre will arrange Coaching classes from the month of April to June 2016 for Paper-I compulsory subject (General Studies and Teaching Aptitude) and in Papers II & III in the following subjects: Urdu, English, Hindi and Education. Coaching in paper-II & III will be provided if there are more than 10 applicants in a particular subject.

Woman seer seeking right to Shahi Snan arrested in Ujjain

Ujjain : Trikal Bhavanta, the woman seer who entered a pit to take 'Samadhi' (embrace death) here on Tuesday to press her demand for right to women to take Shahi Snan during Simhastha Kumbh, was arrested on Wednesday as she agreed to stand back on her threatened suicide only for 24 hours.

After officials' intervention, Bhavanta, the woman head of the Pari Akhara, agreed to put off her self-burial in the pit only for 24 hours, and threatened to embark on it if her demand was not met.


Looking beyond Women’s Day and Capitalism-inspired Feminism

By Ashley Tellis for Twocircles.net

केरल हाईकोर्ट ने एंट्रेंस टेस्ट में मुस्लिम महिलाओं को हिजाब पहनने की अनुमति दी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter

एर्नाकुलम(केरल): हिजाब को लेकर समाज में हमेशा कोई न कोई मुद्दा उठता रहा है. मौजूदा वक़्त में भी सोशल मीडिया पर कई लोगों ने हिजाब पर कई बातें की हैं. अब ऐसा ही एक नया मामला केरल से आया है. केरल हाईकोर्ट ने इस साल के ऑल इंडिया प्री-मेडिकल एंट्रेस टेस्ट (एआईपीएमईटी) में मुस्लिम छात्राओं को हिजाब पहनकर परिक्षा में शामिल होने की अनुमति दी है.

Mehbooba for timely completion of highway projects in J&K

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday stressed the need for timely completion of various highway projects in her state.

Describing connectivity as a prerequisite for bolstering economic growth, Mufti called for more effective coordination between different agencies so that work on prestigious road projects in the state was carried forward with greater urgency.

Case against BJP's Roopa Ganguly for assaulting woman voter

Kolkata : A police case was registered against the BJP's star candidate Roopa Ganguly on Monday for assaulting a woman voter and preventing her from casting her ballot in the West Bengal assembly elections, a police officer said.

"A case has been registered in Malipanchghara police station against the BJP's North Howrah candidate Roopa Ganguly for assaulting a voter, Soma Das, and preventing her for casting her vote," said Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma.

US university students protest kirtan singing by white woman not born Hindu

By Arul Louis

New York : Singing of kirtans at an Ivy League university has drawn protests from a section of Indian students there.

Unlike in the protests against yoga the demonstrators this time were not religious fundamentalists, but students spewing leftist rhetoric at Brown University. They protested a non-Indian white woman singing kirtans, asserting that only those born Hindu should sing the religious hymns, according to media reports.

RSS must admit women, says Trupti Desai

Mumbai : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) must allow women to become its members, Trupti Desai, who has been leading a campaign for women's right to worship in temples, said on Monday.

"The Bharatiya Janata Party was elected to power on the basis of women's votes. Women should be allowed to join the RSS to which the BJP is affiliated," she said.

Desai said she would soon write to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the issue as part of her campaign for gender equality.

Ensure toilets in every home: PM to women panchayat leaders

Ranchi/Jamshedpur : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to women representatives in panchayats in the country to make efforts to construct toilets in every house so that not a single female goes to open fields for defecation.