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Women's representation in Lok Sabha polls: On election-eve, Tamil Nadu's abysmal numbers leave much to be desired
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Women's representation in Lok Sabha polls: On election-eve, Tamil Nadu's abysmal numbers leave much to be desired

The only Indian state with a female Gross Enrolment Ratio at college level of around 41 percent, which is nearly double that of its closest contender, has under eight women running for the 17th Lok Sabha

Women perform poorly amid little representation in Assembly polls across five states; Mizoram elects no female MLA
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Women perform poorly amid little representation in Assembly polls across five states; Mizoram elects no female MLA

In Madhya Pradesh, women's representation in the Assembly has dropped 33%, but Chhattisgarh is the only bright spot in this context, with 12 women in the 90-member House.

Rajasthan polls: Given dismal representation of women across parties, it will take 300-plus years to bring gender parity
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Rajasthan polls: Given dismal representation of women across parties, it will take 300-plus years to bring gender parity

The number of women candidates contesting the Rajasthan Assembly election has been growing since 1952, but at the current rate it would take another 315 years to reach a stage where the number of women candidates contesting the polls is equal to that of men

In Mizoram, women voters outnumber men, but female candidates are still struggling to make mark
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In Mizoram, women voters outnumber men, but female candidates are still struggling to make mark

Even as women voters outnumber the men in Mizoram, female candidates are still fighting an uphill battle for respect and to be taken seriously, both by the public and the major political parties.

Rajasthan Assembly polls: 189 women candidates in fray; Kiran Maheshwari from BJP; Girija Vyas from Congress among key faces
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Rajasthan Assembly polls: 189 women candidates in fray; Kiran Maheshwari from BJP; Girija Vyas from Congress among key faces

Of the 189 women candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections, 23 are from the ruling BJP and 27 are from the Congress. It is also the highest number of women candidates contesting in the last 10 years.

Assembly polls 2018: Rahul Gandhi's promises on denying tickets to turncoats and including more women fall flat
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Assembly polls 2018: Rahul Gandhi's promises on denying tickets to turncoats and including more women fall flat

In Chhattisgarh, for the 90-member Assembly, the Congress gave tickets to 13 women, one less from the last Assembly elections.

Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki: US President questions intelligence agencies, not Putin, on Russia meddling in 2016 US elections
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Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki: US President questions intelligence agencies, not Putin, on Russia meddling in 2016 US elections

Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit and seemed to accept Putin's insistence that Russia's hands were clean. Putin said he did indeed want to Trump to win — because of his policies — but took no action to make it happen.

12 Russian intelligence officers charged with hacking Democratic party computer networks during US 2016 election
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12 Russian intelligence officers charged with hacking Democratic party computer networks during US 2016 election

The US Justice Department announced charges Friday against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election.

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort jailed; judge revokes house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in Mueller probe
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Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort jailed; judge revokes house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in Mueller probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

US primaries: Big night for 56 women candidates while Republicans, Democrats both escape unhurt ahead of midterms
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US primaries: Big night for 56 women candidates while Republicans, Democrats both escape unhurt ahead of midterms

With the prospect of a "blue wave" in the November elections, Republicans and Democrats escaped major embarrassment Wednesday after US primaries across eight states while women seeking elected office in historic numbers cleared a big hurdle with at least 56 female candidates making the cut

Bihar govt reduces examination fees for women candidates, gives nod for restructuring of Bihar Administrative Service
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Bihar govt reduces examination fees for women candidates, gives nod for restructuring of Bihar Administrative Service

The Bihar Cabinet has reduced the fee for various competitive examinations for women candidates of all categories of the state.

Once a matriarchal society, Kerala has now relegated its women to background
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Once a matriarchal society, Kerala has now relegated its women to background

One may call the rape and murder of a Dalit law student in Kerala an isolated incident, but elections are when claims of women empowerment stand exposed

BJP, Congress and AAP field only 19 women candidates for Delhi polls
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BJP, Congress and AAP field only 19 women candidates for Delhi polls

A total of 19 women candidates have been fielded by three major political parties in the contest - BJP, Congress and AAP - in the Delhi polls.

Election 2014: 16 women candidates to contest in Assam
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Election 2014: 16 women candidates to contest in Assam

Women candidates' highest share of 14.3 percentage of the total votes polled was registered in 2009.

Despite Sheila, women candidates not a hit with Delhi voters
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Despite Sheila, women candidates not a hit with Delhi voters

But what is striking is that despite Dikshit, the Congress party has not attracted the lion’s share of the women voters in Delhi. An analysis of votes polled show that women voters are almost equally divided between the Congress and the BJP.