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Meet K. Prithika Yashini, the first trans-woman sub-inspector in India

Meet K. Prithika Yashini, the first trans-woman sub-inspector in India

K. Prithika Yashini fought a long legal battle to become the first trans-woman sub-inspector in the country. The author reports on her story of resilience K. Prithika Yashini talks in a measured tone, her voice revealing no emotion during the one-hour-long conversation. She has a well-framed answer to every question, probably due to her numerous […]

Prashant Bhushan challenges Arvind Kejriwal to public debate on Lokpal Bill

Prashant Bhushan challenges Arvind Kejriwal to public debate on Lokpal Bill

New Delhi: After terming ruling AAP’s 2015 ombudsman Bill “mahajokepal“, former party leader Prashant Bhushan today challenged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to a public debate on the Jan Lokpal Bill even as he warned of a stir outside Assembly tomorrow when the proposed legislation is tabled. The senior lawyer said that the agitation will be […]

Sunni Muslim Cleric Says Women Are Only Fit To Deliver Children, Calls Gender Equality Un-Islamic

Sunni Muslim Cleric Says Women Are Only Fit To Deliver Children, Calls Gender Equality Un-Islamic

Kerala Sunni leader Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musalyar has controversially described the concept of gender equality as being “un-Islamic” and said that women could never equal men as “they are fit only to deliver children”. Musalyar, the chief of All India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama, said on Saturday that women do not have mental strength and do […]

How To Manage Expectations

How To Manage Expectations

People’s expectations bogging you down? Try looking at them differently! If people’s expectations of you have been bothering you, perhaps it’s time to look at things from a different perspective. Expectations, Sadhguru tells us, could be an opportunity to go beyond our limitations and do something with life. Sadhguru: Different people have different expectations of you, […]

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan petition PM Modi on personal law

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan petition PM Modi on personal law

ALIGARH: Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, a national coalition of Muslim women with over 70,000 members across 13 states, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders on reforms needed in Muslim Personal Law. This comes as the Supreme Court bench of Justice Anil Dave and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel instructed the National Legal […]

Going Green! Indian Government Mandates Contractors To Use Plastic Waste To Make Roads

Going Green! Indian Government Mandates Contractors To Use Plastic Waste To Make Roads

The government has made it mandatory for road developers to use waste plastic along with bituminous mixes for road construction to overcome the growing problem of disposal of plastic waste in India’s urban centres. Road developers will now have to use waste plastic along with hot mixes for constructing bitumen roads within 50 km of […]

63L toilets made in 8 months: NSSO

63L toilets made in 8 months: NSSO

NEW DELHI: A recent sample survey carried out by the government on the usage of toilets seeks to disprove the notion that access to toilets may not automatically change attitudes of people who prefer defecating in the open. According to NSSO findings, at least 95% of family members in rural areas and around 99% household […]

Tolerance in India Increased After Modi – Communal clashes killed fewer people this year than earlier, claims MHA report

Tolerance in India Increased After Modi – Communal clashes killed fewer people this year than earlier, claims MHA report

NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the ‘intolerance’ debate, lesser people have died in communal incidents this year as compared to 2014.While 86 people were killed until October this year, communal violence claimed 90 lives in the corresponding period of 2014. However, the total number of communal incidents till October witnessed a rise this year with 630 incidents […]

Executions in Saudi Arabia at a 20-year peak, 151 so far this year: Amnesty

Executions in Saudi Arabia at a 20-year peak, 151 so far this year: Amnesty

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has executed at least 151 people this year, the most since 1995 and far above the annual figure in recent years which rarely exceeded 90, Amnesty International said on Monday. No one at Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry was immediately available to comment on the surge in the numbers of executions but diplomats […]

Towards a new Cosmopolitan Muslim mindset

Towards a new Cosmopolitan Muslim mindset

During one of my recent summer trips to India, an incident in the Mewat region of Haryana reported in a local newspaper caught my attention. A road accident had escalated into a communal riot between Muslims and Hindus. Media reports quoted local observers, including police officials, who expressed surprise at the amount of firing that […]

#MarchforIndia rally: nobody has the right to call our country intolerant, says Anupam Kher

#MarchforIndia rally: nobody has the right to call our country intolerant, says Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher leads march against ‘intolerance’ protesters Veteran actor Anupam Kher, director Madhur Bhandarkar and a few other from the film industry are set to lead ‘March for India’ on Saturday. The symbolic march will protest the voices being raised over “intolerance” in the country. The actor will be joined by a string of artistes, […]