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NCW Summons Hairstylist Jawed Habib For ‘Spitting’ On Woman’s Head

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

NCW (National Commission for Women) also asked Uttar Pradesh police to probe the veracity of a purported video, which shows hairstylist Jawed Habib spitting on the woman's head while styling her hair.

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.


Uttar Pradesh: Congress Girl Marathon Disallowed, Administration Cites ‘Omicron Covid-19 Curbs'

Uttar Pradesh: The women in large numbers had turned up for the marathon in Jhansi and Lucknow on Sunday, under Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s women centric event.

Whose Right Is More Right? Mine Or Grandma's

Dec 18, 2021 Hina Fatima Khan

The author goes over the debates she’s had with her grandmother who is 'quite outspoken in her criticism of almost anything that may set a woman free'.


Saturdays In Puducherry To Be 'Pink Licence' Days: Here's What It Means

Transport Minister of Puducherry Chandra Priyanka said the purpose of earmarking Saturdays as Pink Licence Day is to ensure expeditious availability of the licences to women and girls.

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08 December, 2021

World Inequality Report 2022: Women’s Share In Labour Income Globally Less Than 35%, From 30% In 1990

Kamalika Ghosh

The study has been coordinated by economists Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman. The report has a foreword by Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee.


30 November, 2021

Women In Protests: When Veils Turn To Flags

Nivedita

No one can stop women when they wake up. No gun has the power to silence them, to prevent them from fighting for their rights.


29 November, 2021

Tharoor's Selfie With Six Women MPs Tweet Sparks Row

Outlook Web Desk

Reacting sharply, National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma tweeted, "You are demeaning their contribution in parliament and politics by making them an object of attraction. Stop objectifying women in parliament".


26 November, 2021

Why Experts Consider J&K’s Low Fertility Rate A Success Story

Naseer Ganai

The decline in fertility rate has an adverse impact on the economic and social aspects of J&K, however experts and doctors see it as a success story.


24 November, 2021

Amaravati Farmers To Continue Protests

Outlook Web Desk

For nearly two years, the farmers, women and other sections of people in Amaravati have been continuing their protest. They say Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government's move to dump Amaravati as the only capital and develop Visakhapatnam and Kurnool as administrative and judicial capitals dashed their hopes of a bright future after giving away 33,000 acres of land.


23 November, 2021

Kolkata Lawyer Files Complaint With Cops, Women Rights Panel To Probe Into Tathagata's "Women And Money" Remark

Outlook Web Desk

Tathagata Roy, who has apparently decided to bid "farewell” to the state unit of the BJP for the time being, has repeatedly poured scorn on its leaders since the party's defeat in the assembly elections, often using the "money and women" swipe.


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22 November, 2021

Making Gender Parity A Reality: Small Steps To Big Strides

Madhu Singh Sirohi

Women’s progress in economic participation and opportunity has declined, forcing gender parity to a low 57.8%, a fact further exacerbated by a devastating pandemic.


21 November, 2021

Violence Against Women: Why France Is Witnessing Large-Scale Protests

Deutsche Welle

More than 100 women have been killed in France by their partners or ex-partners in 2021.


20 November, 2021

Struggle For A Gender-Inclusive Dress Code In Kerala

Thufail PT

A teacher has refused to accept a job offer as the institution insisted that she wear saree on campus. Meanwhile, a government school has introduced gender-neutral uniform for its students, perhaps the first such instance in the country.


18 November, 2021

Andhra Pradesh Government Spent Rs 1.07 Lakh Crore On Women Welfare

Outlook Web Desk

Making a statement in the Assembly, Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Taneti Vanita said a sum of Rs 74,022 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of 3,43,17,182 women under DBT schemes like Amma Vodi, Kapu Nestham, Cheyuta, Aasara, Rythu Bharosa, Vahana Mitra, etc.


13 October, 2021

New Rule Allows Abortion Till 24 Weeks Of Pregnancy For Certain Categories Of Women

Outlook Web Desk

The new rules come under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021 passed by Parliament in March.


10 October, 2021

Book Review | Women Who Wear Only Themselves: Conversations With Four Travellers On Sacred Journeys

Anjana Basu

Subramaniam chose four who were unsung heroines, with little cult following. They cast off their lives and were very clear about the divide between the material and the spiritual.


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23 August, 2021

Rajasthan Tehsildar Appeals To Women To Voluntarily Give Up Their Rights From Parental Agri Land

Tabeenah Anjum

The Tehsildar wrote a letter titled, 'make Raksha Bandhan memorable, get sisters to voluntarily give up their rights'.


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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