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Acid attack victim Yasmeen gets National Award

  AMN / NEW DELHI The story of Yasmeen Mansuree will inspire generations to come. She is a victim of acid attack. And now she was honoured with National Award for disabled people by President of India Honourable Ramnath Kovind on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Vigyan bhawan, New Delhi. Yasmeen belongs to a family … Continue reading Acid attack victim Yasmeen gets National Award

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive

WEB DESK Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time. Saudi Press Agency reports, Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June next year. The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of … Continue reading Saudi Arabia allows women to drive

3 arrested for ‘sexually harassing’ girls at Himachal child protection home

AMN Three employees of a child protection home in a remote area of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh were arrested following complains by the six inmates. Six girls accused them of sexually harassment, police said on Wednesday. The child protection home in Chilli in Tissa, over 100km from district headquarters Chamba, is run by the … Continue reading 3 arrested for ‘sexually harassing’ girls at Himachal child protection home

SC allows minor rape victims to abort their foetus

  OUR CORRESPONDENT / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court allowed two minor rape victims from Delhi and Bengaluru to abort their foetus. The court observed that the medical boards have said termination of pregnancy was permissible in these two cases. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra perused the reports of the medical boards … Continue reading SC allows minor rape victims to abort their foetus

10-year-old rape victim gives birth to baby girl

WEB DESK A 10-year-old rape victim gave birth to a baby girl at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh on Thursday. Girl was refused permission to abort despite being raped, allegedly by an uncle. According to reports she was unaware that she has delivered a child. Both the mother and newborn are in … Continue reading 10-year-old rape victim gives birth to baby girl

Nepal criminalises isolation of menstruating women

AMN Nepal’s parliament Wednesday made an ancient practice that banishes women from the home during menstruation as a ‘criminal offence’. Many communities in Nepal view menstruating women as impure and in some remote areas they are forced to sleep in a hut away from home during their periods, a custom known as chhaupadi. Nepal Supreme … Continue reading Nepal criminalises isolation of menstruating women

Was almost kidnapped on a Chandigarh road: Varnika Kundu

That being said, I’d like to take a moment to commend and thank Chandigarh Police for unparalleled efficiency and attention to a distress call from me. They almost restore my faith in the system. Here’s what went down; I was driving home from the sector-8 market at about 12:15am, and crossed the road into sec-7, … Continue reading Was almost kidnapped on a Chandigarh road: Varnika Kundu

PM describes family values, diversity as India’s greatest traditions

AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that family values, acceptance of diversity and environmental consciousness are three of India’s greatest traditions which must be nurtured. Interacting with a 25-member delegation from the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation the Prime Minister yesterday said, the Swachh Bharat Mission offers great opportunities for waste to … Continue reading PM describes family values, diversity as India’s greatest traditions

SC rejects plea for abortion of 10-yr-old rape survivor

AMN The Supreme Court has refused to allow the termination of 32-week pregnancy of a 10-year old rape survivor, relying on a medical report that it would not be good for her or the foetus. A bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, perused the report of a medical board set up by the Postgraduate … Continue reading SC rejects plea for abortion of 10-yr-old rape survivor

Govt makes registration of marriages compulsory

AMN / NEW DELHI UNION Government has decided to make registration of marriages compulsory in a bid to prevent harassment of women. This was stated by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply in the Lok Sabha yesterday. However, Mr Prasad said, as of now there is no proposal to link Aadhaar for … Continue reading Govt makes registration of marriages compulsory

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...