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From Education to Deprivation: Retired Kerala Maths Teacher Found Begging at a Railway Station

On November 5, Vidya M.R, a government employee, went to Thampanoor railway station  to wait for a friend. Just then, she saw an old woman, wearing clothes that hadn’t been washed for days; she was holding polythene bags. Vidya followed her and saw her plucking fruit from the trees and …

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Priyanka Chopra ‘rejected’ director’s demand, then ‘lost’ 10 films

Priyanka Chopra may be the most successful Bollywood actor right now, but the success hasn’t come so easy for her, as claimed by her mother Madhu Chopra. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Madhu said, “…a designer told her that the director’s brief was to dress her in itsy-bitsy clothes. The director had …

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Provide 33 per cent OBC quota in Parliament: TRS to Narendra Modi

Welcoming the fresh initiatives to bring the Women’s Reservation Bill providing 33 per cent seats in legislative bodies, TRS MP Bura Narasiah Gowd on Friday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide a minimum 33 per cent reservations to OBCs. He said that though the Centre had conducted a …

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Telangana Man Allegedly Strangled Daughter, 13, For Talking To Boys

A 13-year-old girl has become one of the youngest victims of dishonour killing in Telangana, according to the state police. The teen was strangled and her head bashed on the wall by her father because she was ‘friendly with boys’, the Telangana Police said. The man then allegedly set fire …

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Jaipur Case: Teen  Raped Allegedly By School Teachers, Suffers Brain Damage After Abortion

An 18-year-old girl raped allegedly by her teacher and the private school’s top official has suffered brain damage due to a botched abortion that she had been forced to undergo. The teacher and the director of a private school located in the outskirts of Ajitgarh town of Rajasthan’s Sikar district had …

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She killed her son to protect her granddaughter. What is the just verdict?

For 19-year-old Girija who hails from Sakkavayal village in Sivaganga district, Wednesday night was like any other. She was waiting anxiously for her alcoholic father to return. Several times in the past, he had attempted to sexually harass her within their home and the only shield against this abuse was her 65-year-old …

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This Jaipur man too lost his wife to rapist Gurmeet Singh 2 years ago, hopes for justice now

The rape conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has spurred a Rajasthan man’s quest for justice. Kamlesh Kumar, a 27-year-old labourer from Jaipur, lost his wife during a family visit to the Sirsa-based Dera on 24 March, 2015, according to his lawyer. Kumar’s wife, Guddi, in her twenties, …

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Schoolgirls Being Sold To Arab Men As ‘Brides’, Hyderabad Mosques Step In To Spread Awareness

Mosques in Hyderabad are joining a growing campaign to stop schoolgirls being sold as brides to elderly Arab men, authorities said on Monday, and an outcry about a new spate of cases. The government launched an investigation last week into the marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a 65-year-old Oman …

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Mumbai : From ‘Historic’ To ‘Conflicting’, Mixed Reactions From Women Experts On Triple Talaq Verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled instant Triple Talaq unconstitutional, saying the government will need to frame a new law. Muslim women have long argued that the law, which allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” three times, including by Skype and WhatsApp, violated their right to …

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What is Triple Talaq?

It is the divorce system in Muslims where the husband pronounces the phrase “I divorce you” (in Arabic, talaq) to his wife. A man may divorce his wife three times, taking her back after the first two (reconciling). After pronouncing Talaq either once or twice or thrice, the man has to …

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