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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Bihar Cabinet has reduced the fee for various competitive examinations for women candidates of all categories of the state.
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
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.
Women candidates' highest share of 14.3 percentage of the total votes polled was registered in 2009.
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.