Women
Ten-year-old pregnant by stepfather to abort child under courtorders

A 10-year-old girl pregnant with the child of her rapist stepfather will undergo an abortion this week, doctors at the leading government hospital in this Haryana city said on Tuesday.

Woman barges with gun, stops ‘husband’ from marrying

The woman claimed she was the "lover" of the groom and they were "secretly" married at a temple.

Woman jailer suspended for exposing tribal women torture

A deputy jailer, posted at the central jail in Chhattisgarh’s capital city Raipur, was suspended on Saturday for a social media post alleging torture of a tribal women by the security forces in the state’s Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar region.

Woman divorces by uttering 'talaq' three times

Amreen Bano asserted that if men can divorce their wives by saying 'talaq' thrice, why can't women do the same?

Women now at the helm of four major High Courts

In the male-dominated world of higher judiciary, there is a silver lining — women now head the four major and oldest high courts in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. With the appointment of Indira Banerjee as chief justice of the Madras High Court on March 31, women created history by heading the four historical HCs.

MP first state to moot death penalty for rapists

The Madhya Pradesh government will bring a legislation in the forthcoming monsoon session for awarding death penalty to rapists, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Friday.

Maharashtra dance bar girls move Supreme Court challenging the constitutional Validity of ban on dancing

An association of women dancers, waitresses, singers and other performers working in bars and hotels in Maharashtra has moved the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of a 2016 state law prohibiting dances by women in these establishments.

Marriage offer cannot be used as inducement in every rape case: High Court

 A promise to marry cannot be considered an inducement in every rape case, the Bombay high court  has ruled while granting pre-arrest bail to a 21-year-old youth after his former girlfriend lodged a case of rape following their break-up. Justicw Mridula bhatkar held that an educated girl who has consented to have pre-marital sex should take responsibility for her decision.

Infantilization of women manifests itself in Punjab’s left too: Nikita Azad

It would be an understatement to say that apart from sexualization of young girls, society infantilizes women on a regular basis. Whether in domestic sphere where men decide what is best for the family and women, or office where men consider their women counterparts as less intelligent and inferior, such infantilization manifests itself in various forms and at various places. 

Excessive abdominal fat increases risk of breast cancer in Indian women

Immaterial of their menopausal and hormone receptor status, Indian women who have a high waist-to-hip ratio (central obesity) of over 0.95 have three times higher risk of breast cancer than those who have waist-to-hip ratio of less than 0.84, according to a study published a few days ago in the European Journal of Cancer. 

Incest cases on the rise in India crime report states

One would not expect a father to rape his daughter or a son to sexually assault his mother, but the latest government figures show that scores of such offenders across the country were caught last year. Whether it is a grandfather, father, brother or son, according to the ‘Crime in India 2015’ report, there were 488 people who were accused of sexual assault.

Malvika doesn’t have a class X certificate but makes it to prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi doesn’t have a class X or XII certificate but has made it to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thanks to her computer programming talent. Hers is a story about a mother’s conviction to break stereotypes and the self belief of the teen.

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