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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rights groups demand immediate social security measures for women, labourers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Rights groups demand immediate social security measures for women, labourers

Women's rights groups urged Narendra Modi to provide an immediate cover of social security measures for urban and rural women in view of lockdown to combat coronavirus

High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme
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High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme

Even though govt data shows the Ujjwala scheme exceeding its target of providing 5 crore subsidised LPG connections, the scheme has been a dud on the ground with BPL families claiming they can't afford LPG refills

Invisible Women, Visible Work: P Sainath's photos document the labour and lives of Indian rural women
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Invisible Women, Visible Work: P Sainath's photos document the labour and lives of Indian rural women

The exhibition, documenting the ‘astonishing labour that poor women put in every day of their lives and the gigantic – yet unacknowledged – contribution they make to national economy’ was first inaugurated in the winter of 2002 at a conference of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) in Visakhapatnam.

Sabarimala women entry ban lifted: CPM stumps opponent by using Supreme Court verdict to join progressive league
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Sabarimala women entry ban lifted: CPM stumps opponent by using Supreme Court verdict to join progressive league

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had set the ground for the offensive by terming the opposition to the apex court verdict as against the ethos of the secular outlook and culture of equality that the state has imbibed from a series of renaissance movements.

Delhi government opposes criminalisation of marital rape in HC, says it is 'already an offence'
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Delhi government opposes criminalisation of marital rape in HC, says it is 'already an offence'

The AAP government on Thursday opposed before the Delhi High Court the criminalisation of marital rape, saying it was already an offence under the existing laws.

Indian laws compartmentalise criminality in rape cases: Notion of 'women as property' eclipses consent
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Indian laws compartmentalise criminality in rape cases: Notion of 'women as property' eclipses consent

The law compartmentalises the criminality of rape based on the relationship of the victim to the offender. How does one even begin to talk about consent in such a culture?

Ram Rahim Singh sentencing in rape case today: Rohtak cops warn rioters of bullets as Dera followers hope for miracle
India

Ram Rahim Singh sentencing in rape case today: Rohtak cops warn rioters of bullets as Dera followers hope for miracle

Police seem to be prepared to prevent an encore of Friday's violence as the special CBI court announces quantum of sentence on Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh rape case around 2.30 pm on Monday

The sorry saga of a factionalised CPM and an insecure Congress
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The sorry saga of a factionalised CPM and an insecure Congress

The chaotic scenes that dominated the CPM's three-day Central Committee meeting in New Delhi, however, saw neither democracy nor centralism, rather a Bollywood style fight sequence between the Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat camps

CBI director's rape remark: Delhi HC wants code of public conduct
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CBI director's rape remark: Delhi HC wants code of public conduct

The court also directed the petitioner to submit their suggestions before the ministry which would then examine it for framing the guidelines.

Is the Haryana government covering up what killed the young Dalit girl in Jind?
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Is the Haryana government covering up what killed the young Dalit girl in Jind?

Sangwan said she was hopeful that the SIT (Special Investigation Team) that has been constituted would get to the bottom of the issue.