Four rapes, mostly of minors, in the last four days in Haryana have raised serious questions about women’s safety in the northern state.
The assaults on women and girls — and mutilation of their private parts, in some cases — remind of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2016 that led to a huge uproar across the country. Delhi was then called the rape capital of the country.
For Haryana, which has been known for a very poor sex ratio, the incidents come at a time when the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government announced that the number of girls born in the state had touched an all-time high of 914 per 1,000 boys in 2017. Continue reading
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Sultana Abdullah is a retired Air India hostess who spent more than 30 happy years on the national carrier’s in-flight cabin crew. She is now 60 and is looking for a bookish romantic handsome man to marry.
A 60-year-old woman with her own apartment in a posh central Delhi locality is looking for a bookish romantic handsome man to marry.
The white coiffured Sultana Abdullah is a retired Air India hostess who spent more than 30 happy years on the national carrier’s in-flight cabin crew. These days, she is often seen cycling around her colony’s bylanes.
Ms Abdullah’s principal qualities — in her own words — include her “wicked sense of humour”, “unfailing loyalty to friends” and the fact that “I check my email only once a month.” Her ideal man should be between 50 and 65 and with common sense. He must be proud of his Indian heritage but should have western sensibilities. “I prefer a happy balance of liberal and conservative instincts.” The suitable candidate should be fond of good music and must not talk politics around the dining table under any circumstances. He should be sufficiently wealthy to take care of his comforts — “at least.” Continue reading
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HYDERABAD: A 25-year-old woman is critical after she was set ablaze in full public view in Secunderabad on Thursday, allegedly by a man suspected to be her lover, police said. The incident occurred at around 6.45pm in Lalaguda area. As per preliminary probe, the woman, who works as a receptionist, was called to the spot by the man. After
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On Thursday afternoon, cab driver Kamal (45) allegedly raped a 38-year-old woman inside his bedroom, his three kids were sitting in the fear outside.
Aged between 5-8 years, the children knew from the woman’s loud cries that she was being brutalized by their father. But none of them could collect courage to raise an alarm. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: The government should change laws to ensure time-bound disposal of matrimonial disputes, make education free for girls of poor families and provide better facilities for working women, a final draft of the National Policy for Women has suggested.
The Union women and child development ministry has sent the proposed policy to the Cabinet for approval. The new policy will guide government action on improving the lot of women over the next 15-20 years.
The proposed policy takes into account suggestions made by a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by foreign minister Sushma Swaraj in May. Proposals from an earlier draft that have been retained included lower income tax for single women, mandatory registration of marriages and greater participation of women in work force.
NEWDELHI: Don’t eat meat, say no to sex after conception, avoid bad company, have spiritual thoughts and hang some good and beautiful pictures in your room to have a healthy baby.
This is ministry of Ayush’s prescription for pregnant women in India, where 26 million babies are born each year.
The recommendations are part of a booklet called Mother and Child Care, compiled by the government-funded Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) under the Ayush ministry, formed in 2014 to promote Indian traditional healing practices.
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Last month, the Jamnagarbased Garbh Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra — allegedly linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) — said couples can conceive the “best progeny” through purification, having sex on auspicious days and abstinence after conception.
Yoga guru Ramdev, known to be close to the BJP, faces criticism after one of his companies claimed to have concocted a medicine that ensures a male child for couples who can’t conceive.
Union minister Shripad Naik, who released the booklet ahead of International Day for Yoga on June 21, said it was published three years ago and is a compilation of yoga practices that are believed to help pregnant women.
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