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PM Modi in Varanasi: Narendra Modi urges people to focus on education and skill development of daughters
India

PM Modi in Varanasi: Narendra Modi urges people to focus on education and skill development of daughters

Addressing an event marking the 98th anniversary celebrations of Sadguru Sadafaldeo Vihangam Yog Sansthan at Swarved Mahamandir, he said as India completes 75 years of independence, "su raj (good governance)" is as important as "swaraj (self-rule)" for the country

Daughters' Day 2019: 22 September celebrated globally to promote equality, raise awareness about crimes against girl child
India

Daughters' Day 2019: 22 September celebrated globally to promote equality, raise awareness about crimes against girl child

Daughters' Day: In a bid to promote equality and celebrate the presence of daughters, this day is celebrated by different countries on different days, but in India, it is usually observed on the fourth Sunday of September which is today (22 September).

Padman aims to deal with menstruation taboo but over 50% young women in rural India use unhygienic methods of protection
India

Padman aims to deal with menstruation taboo but over 50% young women in rural India use unhygienic methods of protection

More than half of young women in rural India use home-based or unsanitary methods of menstrual protection, according to national health data.

On Motherhood: Mothers tell us what they've struggled with most
Life

On Motherhood: Mothers tell us what they've struggled with most

Firstpost asked mothers about their greatest struggles, on Mother's Day

Rebel Girls, rise: We need feminist stories for our daughters; tales that empower and inspire
Life

Rebel Girls, rise: We need feminist stories for our daughters; tales that empower and inspire

In India, not much is happening in the area of feminist literature for little girls.

The changing shape of love: A story about family, space and  grief
Life

The changing shape of love: A story about family, space and grief

This, I have come to conclude, is an act of love. There is no hint of reproach, indeed only a harping on how we, my brother and I, should be there for our kids. And that little laugh when she first hears our voice.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis supports Vivek Oberoi's ONE Foundation event
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis supports Vivek Oberoi's ONE Foundation event

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who has been involved in many social causes in the past, will soon build a centre that will provide shelter, education, food and healthcare to the daughters of Mumbai’s sex workers.

Now 'digital India with laado' campaign in Haryana to put daughters' names on nameplates
India

Now 'digital India with laado' campaign in Haryana to put daughters' names on nameplates

After its ‘Beti Bachao-Selfie Banao’ initiative caught Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention prompting him to announce #SelfieWithDaughter, the Bibipur Panchayat on Sunday launched Beti Bachao-Selfie Banao’, a campaign to replace names of family-heads in the nameplates with their daughter’s moniker.

The awesome photos of Japanese dads jumping for joy next to their daughters
Life

The awesome photos of Japanese dads jumping for joy next to their daughters

The hottest thing doing the rounds of the internet are these awesome photos taken by Japanese photographer Yûki Aoyama.

Man rapes two minor daughters: Delhi HC upholds 10-year jail term
India

Man rapes two minor daughters: Delhi HC upholds 10-year jail term

The Delhi High Court has upheld a lower court verdict awarding 10 years jail term to a man for raping his two minor daughters saying that "absolutely no motive" can be attributed to the victims that they implicated their father.

Scientists decode why parents don't approve of daughter's partner
Life

Scientists decode why parents don't approve of daughter's partner

Scientists believe they have discovered why parents rarely think their daughter's partner is good enough for her - and it is all down to evolution!

The NRI double standard: Daughters, go home!
Life

The NRI double standard: Daughters, go home!

Nowhere is the Indian double standard more evident than in the bosom of a small section of seemingly modern, highly educated and sophisticated NRI’s who are sending their daughters 'home' even as they keep their sons by their side.

Parent care: How a daughter is now the new 'son'
Life

Parent care: How a daughter is now the new 'son'

Slowly but surely, the care of aging parents in urban middle class India is shifting to the daughter who is more willing and able to be their 'budhape ka sahara' than the son.