Lucknow woman's family stages sit-in, demands CBI probe

Lucknow : The family of a Lucknow woman, who was murdered last week, Friday began an indefinite sit-in here, trashing police investigations and demanding the case be handed over to the CBI.

Alleging that there was "more to it than met the eye", the family junked the Uttar Pradesh government's claim that so far they had not made any formal request for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.

"This is a white lie. We have sent the request duly signed by us to the Chief Minister's Office by registered post," a family member told IANS.


Himachal to provide bicycles to women labourers

Shimla : Himachal Pradesh will provide household items, including a bicycle, to women labourers and insure all workers enrolled under the state Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, an official said Friday.

The cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Thursday allowed amendments in the Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Welfare Board (Regulation and Employment and Condition of service) Rules of 2008, a government spokesperson told IANS.


NCW seeks guidelines on online content offensive to women

New Delhi : The National Commission for Women (NCW) Thursday said the government should create guidelines for intermediaries to pull down any content offensive to women from the internet.

In a statement released after a day-long consultation on cyber crimes against women, the NCW called for sensitising police regarding cyber crimes.

"The government should provide guidelines for intermediaries to pull down any content offensive to women," it said.


Ramadan 1435: Unframed

By Shuchi Kapoor, TwoCircles.net


Members of the Muslim Youth Committee pose with the props when they got together for their community iftaar. This group organizes help for the needy and orphans as well as raising a consciousness among their community. Both girls posing in this picture work at an institute for differently-abled people.

A Pakistani woman expatriate struggling in acquiring inherited properties

By Naveed Baloch, TwoCircles.net,

Islamabad: “I came to my homeland with a hope, a belief in the system of justice, but it is too late for me”. These were the words of a senior citizen and Pakistan origin British national woman who is stranded in Pakistan as she is in litigation of her family shares. Despite knocking every door to get timely justice, she is not expecting to fly abroad until late September this year.

Ramadan 1435: Choices

By Shuchi Kapoor, TwoCircles.net


A woman in jilbab checks out a wide variety of Hijab that is available for purchase in a shop in Chennai.

Ramadan 1435: TCN series

Saudi Arabia allows women to participate in municipal polls

Riyadh : A new law that allows women in Saudi Arabia to vote and contest in municipal elections has come into force, a media report said Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia's Council of Ministers at a meeting chaired by Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Crown Prince Salman Monday approved the legislation that gives men and women equal right to stand as candidates, vote and nominate others in next year's municipal council polls, Arab News reported.

Women were not allowed to participate in the elections in 2011.

A post-graduate course in “facilitating women’s wellness and justice”

By TCN News,

Bangalore: Baduku Community College (Samvada, Bangalore) invites applications for a 3-month Post-Graduate Certificate Course: *Facilitating Women’s Wellness and Justice*, to be conducted between 18th August and 18th November, 2014.

Saudi Arabia recruiting maids aged between 25 and 50

Dubai : The age of Indian domestic workers looking for employment in Saudi Arabia has been set between 25 and 50 years under a new employment agreement finalised by the two countries, media reported.

"Our agreement with India sets the age of the domestic workers coming to the Kingdom (Saudi Arabia) at between 25 and 50 years. If an Indian maid aged 25 agrees to come to Saudi Arabia, the Indian government will not prevent her," Emirates 24/7 reported citing Ahmed Al Faheed, Saudi labour ministry undersecretary for international affairs, as saying Sunday.

Ramadan 1435: Peek

By Shuchi Kapoor, TwoCircles.net


A young girl curious to take a peek into the male section of Thousand Lights Mosque in Chennai, perhaps searching for her father, or for curiosity sake. She was later scolded by her mother for doing so.

Ramadan 1435: TCN series