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Karva Chauth: Why it's time for Indian women to leave this archaic and patriarchal custom behind

Updated : Oct 19, 2016

By : Rutu Shah

Category : Life

Karva Chauth: Why it's time for Indian women to leave this archaic and patriarchal custom behind

The apparent history of Karva Chauth is associated with the tale of queen Veervati and her penance to keep her husband alive #Feminism #India #Religion #InMyOpinion #Family #equality #fast #Women's rights #Karva Chauth #Patriarchy #Shareworthy #Veervati
Jain teen dies after 68-day fast: Time for govt to send strong message against such acts of abuse

Updated : Oct 10, 2016

By : Ajay Kumar

Category : India

Jain teen dies after 68-day fast: Time for govt to send strong message against such acts of abuse

Last week, a thirteen-year-old girl collapsed and fell into a coma in Hyderabad after finishing a sixty-eight-day fast. The girl was observing Chaturmas on the advise of a Chennai-based priest. This advise was supposed to help the family recover from business losses. #West Bengal #Chennai #Hyderabad #fast #Jain #Chaturmas #Female genital mutilation #Gajan festival #Rights of the Child #CRC
Manipur branch of Red Cross Society to provide shelter to Irom Sharmila

Updated : Aug 11, 2016

By : IANS

Category : India

Manipur branch of Red Cross Society to provide shelter to Irom Sharmila

The Indian Red Cross Society will provide shelter to Irom Sharmila, who is being shunned by many in Manipur after she ended her 16-year-long fast. #India #NewsTracker #Hunger strike #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #fast #Human Rights #Iron Lady #Red Cross Society
Manipur should take the struggle over from Irom Sharmila instead of abandoning her

Updated : Aug 10, 2016

By : Sanjukta Basu

Category : Politics

Manipur should take the struggle over from Irom Sharmila instead of abandoning her

Shame on the people of Manipur who made Irom Sharmila feel dejected by preventing her from entering Kaisampat area of Imphal town. #Politics #Feminism #India #CriticalPoint #Hunger strike #Manipur #Women #Gender equality #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #fast #Human Rights #Kaisampat
Irom Sharmila finally ends her 16-year-long fast, says she wants to be Manipur CM

Updated : Aug 09, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : India

Irom Sharmila finally ends her 16-year-long fast, says she wants to be Manipur CM

After being on a hunger strike for 16 long years, Irom Sharmila finally broke her fast and said that she wants to become the Chief Minister of Manipur. #India #NewsTracker #Hunger strike #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #fast #Human Rights #Imphal #Iron Lady
Irom Sharmila's family, associates say they are surprised at her decision to end fast

Updated : Jul 26, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

Irom Sharmila's family, associates say they are surprised at her decision to end fast

The sudden decision of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila to end her 16-year-old hunger strike against AFSPA next month has taken everyone by surprise. #India #NewsTracker #Hunger strike #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act #fast
Lonely in her struggle, Irom Sharmila to end fast 9 Aug: Plans to marry, contest Manipur polls

Updated : Jul 26, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : India

Lonely in her struggle, Irom Sharmila to end fast 9 Aug: Plans to marry, contest Manipur polls

Manipuri human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for 16 years to press for the repeal of AFSPA, will break her fast on 9 August. #India #NewsTracker #Hunger strike #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act #fast #suicide attempt charge
Hunt for ET: China to use world's largest radio telescope to look for extra-terrestrial life

Updated : Jul 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Hunt for ET: China to use world's largest radio telescope to look for extra-terrestrial life

China on Sunday hoisted the final piece into position on what will be the world's largest radio telescope, which it will use to explore space and help in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, state media said. #China #fast #Xi Jinping #extraterrestrial life #Shareworthy #radio telescope #space power
Delhi court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on 6 October

Updated : Aug 12, 2015

By : hidden hidden

Category : India

Delhi court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on 6 October

A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed 6 October for recording the statement of Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila. #India #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Delhi court #fast
A day after being released from jail, Irom Sharmila arrested again

Updated : Jan 23, 2015

By : hidden hidden

Category : India

A day after being released from jail, Irom Sharmila arrested again

A day after being released from jail, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was on Friday arrested once again by police. #India #NewsTracker #Hunger strike #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act #fast #Imphal #Iron Lady