Medical, bar associations extend support to ‘RapeRoko’ campaign

New Delhi, March 4 : The #RapeRoko campaign, started by the Delhi Women Commission (DCW) after the rape of an eight-month-old baby, has received support from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Bar Associations of Delhi, the Commission said on Sunday. “Today Indian Medical Association and Bar Associations of Delhi have extended support to […]

Caste discrimination a reality in Himachal schools

By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 4 : Caste discrimination continues to leave a bad taste among students savouring their midday meals in almost every rural government school of Himachal Pradesh, a state where the literacy rate is at a high of 82.8 per cent. Lower caste students face social discrimination in all school activities, including […]

The invincible: A disabled woman’s relentless fight for accessibility

By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru, March 4 : Never give up — these were the simple yet profound words that kept Virali Modi, 26, fighting on after a deadly bout of malaria had her comatose for weeks and left her paraplegic and wheelchair-bound at the age of 14. In coma for 23 days, she miraculously opened […]

JN Metro station closed to quell SSC aspirants protest

New Delhi, March 3 : In the wake of protest by SSC aspirants here, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station was closed down on Saturday for an indefinite period as a precautionary measure, officials said. The station here was closed on Saturday morning till further notice, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson said. The […]

WCD Ministry announces three proposals under Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi, March 1 : The Ministry of Women and Child Development on Thursday announced three more proposals for women’s safety and security, with a major focus on the safe city project, Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) and a Central Forensic Science Laboratory under the Nirbhaya Fund. The decisions were taken at the 14th meeting […]

Tell truth or resign: Nobel laureates tell Suu Kyi

Dhaka, March 1 : Three female Nobel peace laureates have asked Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi “to act now” or “face the consequences” for what they called “genocide” being carried out in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. More than 688,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Rakhine State to neighbouring Bangladesh since August […]