IWPC protests harassment of woman journalist in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi : The Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) on Monday protested against the intimidation and harassment of a woman journalist by people said to be functionaries of the BJP and Congress in Chhattisgarh.

In a statement issued here, IWPC expressed shock over the harassment of Malini Subramaniam, a contributor to online news portal Scroll, at the instigation of some political functionaries in Jagdalpur area of Bastar district.

Women to operate two-wheeler ambulances in Tamil Nadu

Chennai : In a first-of-its-kind, Tamil Nadu will now have women paramedical members weaving in and out of traffic on their two-wheeler ambulances to provide medical help, drastically reducing the response time.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday flagged off the '108' two-wheeler ambulance service here involving an outlay of Rs.70 lakh.

A total of 41 two-wheeler ambulances -- 31 motorcycles and 10 scooters -- have been pressed into service and based on the response, the service will be expanded, the government said in a statement.

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हैदराबाद : 70 की उम्र पार कर चुकी क़ासिम बी अब बिस्तर से उठ नहीं सकती हैं, बल्कि वे अपने हाथ पैर भी नहीं हिला सकतीं. उनके शौहर और बेटे का इंतक़ाल कुछ सालों पहले हो गया. वे अब अपने पोते के परिवार के साथ नम्पाली के एक छोटे से घर में रहती हैं. पेशे से उनका पोता ऑटो-रिक्शा चलाता है.

बहादुरपुर की 35 साला विधवा साजिदा बेगम की कहानी भी परेशान करने वाली है. लकवाग्रस्त साजिदा अपने भाई के परिवार के साथ रहती हैं. वहीं दूसरी ओर 65 साला खैरुन्निसा के पास अब कोई नहीं है. वे अपनी ज़िन्दगी के बाक़ी बचे दिन अकेले ही काट रही हैं.

Half-widowed at 23, Rafiqa Mushtaq fights government, in-laws to ensure property rights for her children

In the third of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Rafiqa Mushtaq.

Tengpora (Srinagar): On the late evening of Sunday, April 13 1997, Rafiqa Mushtaq, then 23, was feeling exhausted after spending the day cleaning her house in Tengpora locality of Srinagar for Eid-Al-Adha which was due to be celebrated after four days. After serving an early dinner, she put her infant son to sleep while two other sons had already slept beside their father, Mushtaq Ahmed Khan.

SC allows Jamiat-e-Ulema to intervene in rights of Muslim women matter

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday permitted an intervention application by the Jamiat-e-Ulema-Hind contending that Muslim personal law was protected by the right to freedom of religion guaranteed under constitution and there was sufficient protection for women's rights under it.

A bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri and Justice R. Banumathi permitted the organisation of Muslim clerics to intervene in the matter relating to gender equality of Muslim women that was directed to be taken up a PIL by one of the benches of the top court.

BJP continues attack on Mamata over crime against women

Kolkata : Continuing its attack on the Mamata Banerjee government over crime against women, the BJP on Friday claimed the situation in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal was "sad and frightening".

Targeting the Banerjee government ahead of the assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party's women wing is undertaking a 10 day march highlighting the rising crime against women in the state.

The march from Kamduni in North 24 Parganas district began on Wednesday and will culminate in Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas.

Indian woman rescued in Germany reaches Delhi

New Delhi : Gurpreet, the Indian woman who was rescued from a refugee camp in Germany along with her eight-year-old daughter, reached New Delhi on Thursday, the external affairs ministry said.

Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing here that she returned on an emergency certificate as she had not gone abroad by following the normal procedure.

"Our embassies and consulates issue these certificates to Indian citizens to return to to their country," he said.

Sushma calls attack on Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru 'shameful'

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday described as "shameful" an alleged attack and stripping of a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru following a road accident.

Expressing deep pain over the Sunday incident on microblogging site Twitter, the minister said she has sought a report from the Karnataka government and asked Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to ensure safety of foreign students.

BJP begins 10-day march over crimes against women in Bengal

Kolkata : Days after three people were awarded the death penalty for gang-raping and murdering a college student in West Bengal's Kamduni, the BJP on Wednesday began a 10-day march from the village in North 24 Parganas district to highlight the rising crimes against women in the state.

Led by the BJP women's wing national president Vijaya Rahatkar and state chief Roopa Ganguly, the march will culminate at Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district.

Woman detained for crossing barricade on PM's route in Delhi

New Delhi : A 20-year-old woman was detained by Delhi Police on Wednesday for crossing a barricade put up on a route to be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's convoy.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal said the woman ran across the barricade on the Race Course Road around 2.15 p.m. and broke a flower pot in the process.

"She has been detained for questioning. She only said she wanted to seek justice, but has not given any clear reason," he told IANS.