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Shiv Sena MP Wants Larger Women Representation In Marriage Amendment Bill Panel

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

According to the members' list of the parliamentary standing committee, led by senior BJP leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, available on the Rajya Sabha website, TMC MP Sushmita Dev is the only woman among the 31 members.

Only One Woman In 31 Member Parliamentary Panel For Marriage(Amendment) Bill

Jan 02, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, piloted by the Women and Child Development Ministry, seeks to increase the legal age of marriage from 18 to 21.

Prohibition Of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill To Increase Marriageable Age Of Women Got Introduced In Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to increase the legal age for women to marry to 21 years, bringing in at par with those of men.

Bill likely on increasing legal marriage age of women from 18 to 21 years: Sources

Dec 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday had cleared a proposal to bring in uniformity in the marriageable age of men and women, sources said on Thursday.

Maharashtra: 790 Child Marriages Stopped During Pandemic, Says Govt

According to officials, the district of Solapur led the list with 88 marriages of girls under 18 years being prevented since April 2020, followed by Aurangabad (62), Osmanabad (45), Nanded (45), Yavatmal (42) and Beed (40).

09 May, 2021

Reducing Early Pregnancy Key to Safe Motherhood

Population Foundation Of India

On International Mothers’ Day, let's look at the adverse impact of motherhood on adolescent wellbeing

19 March, 2021

Punjab: Teacher Forcibly Marries Minor Student To Overcome Manglik Dosha, Performs Suhagrat As Well

Outlook Web Bureau

The victim revealed that he was forced to perform marriage rituals during his one-week confinement at his teacher's residence.

08 March, 2021

Five Countries Including India Account For Total Child Brides In World: UNICEF

Outlook Web Bureau

10 million additional child marriages may occur before the end of the decade, threatening years of progress in reducing the practice, said the UNICEF as it released its new survey

07 March, 2021

Against All Odds: Three Unsung Women Warriors

Dr. Priscilla C Ngaihte

Uncomfortable with being photographed, these three rural women battled hunger, poverty and the pandemic, emerging as leaders who actually made a difference.

27 February, 2021

Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

Outlook Web Bureau

The girl was rescued by officers of the women and child welfare department on Thursday, a day after she was married off.

31 December, 2020

6 Held Over ‘Illegal’ Marriage Of Minor Girl To 57-Year-Old Man In Hyderabad


The man, who is absconding after the marriage, was also booked for sexually assaulting the 16-year-old girl


15 December, 2020

Over 40% Women Were Married Before Turning 18 In Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura: Survey


The survey covered 22 states and Union Territories in the country in its first phase

17 October, 2020

Govt To Revise Minimum Age Of Marriage For Girls Soon: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Currently, the minimum age of marriage is 18 years for women and 21 for men.

19 September, 2020

What Does India Weigh On The Malnutrition Scale?

Dr. Sunil Rajpal

Poshan Abhiyaan targets to reduce stunting, anaemia, underweight and low birth weight in children. The potential challenge is how to bring social and behavioural change towards malnutrition at community level amidst the pandemic

24 March, 2019

War Of Words Breaks Out Between Sushma Swaraj, Pak Minister Over Abduction Of Hindu Girls In Sindh

Outlook Web Bureau

A war of words broke out between two senior ministers of Pakistan and India on Sunday over the reported abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province.

24 March, 2019

Pak PM Imran Khan Orders Probe Into Forced Conversion, Marriages Of 2 Teenage Hindu Girls

Outlook Web Bureau

The two girls were allegedly kidnapped by a group of "influential" men from their home in Ghotki district in Sindh on the eve of Holi. Soon after the kidnapping, a video went viral in which a cleric was purportedly shown soleminising the Nikah (marriage) of the two girls.


30 November, 2018

Woman Arrested For Marrying '17-Year-Old' In Mumbai, Charged With Sexual Assault

Outlook Web Bureau

The woman has been additionally booked for kidnapping and criminal intimidation as well as Child Marriage Act.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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