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Minister launches India’s first oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin

AMN / Bangalore Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar today launched India’s first oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin in Bengaluru on World Environment Day. Priced at just rupees 10 for a pack of four sanitary pads, these will be available in all the 3,600 Jan Aushadhi kendras across the country by the 10th of next … Continue reading Minister launches India’s first oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

Denmark has banned Islamic full-face veil in public spaces. The Danish parliament today passed a law in this regard, becoming the latest European country to do so. As per the law, anyone who wears a cloth that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine. The law was passed with 75 votes … Continue reading Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

Hindu Widow can remarry in Pakistan

Photo- Virndavan Today AMN Pakistan’s Sindh province assembly has passed a landmark bill allowing Hindu widows to remarry. The bill was initially moved by Nand Kumar Goklani of the functional Pakistan Muslim League in the assembly. The Bill allows Hindu widows to remarry out of their own free will but only after a period of … Continue reading Hindu Widow can remarry in Pakistan

Ireland votes to end ban on abortion

AMN / DUBLIN A constitutional ban on terminating pregnancies was overturned with the support of two-thirds of voters in a referendum on Friday. Under a constitutional amendment adopted in 1983, abortion is allowed only when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape or for other reasons. This has led many … Continue reading Ireland votes to end ban on abortion

Women are doing well in key areas: Defence Minister Sitharaman

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said that women were performing extremely good in several key areas and it was matter of satisfaction that their job was being acknowledged. She said that effort should be made on every frontier including the informal sector to ensure women’s participation. Addressing an event at … Continue reading Women are doing well in key areas: Defence Minister Sitharaman

Marital rape not an offence: Gujarat HC

By A Correspondent /Gandhinagar The Gujarat High Court today observed that non-consensual intercourse by a husband cannot be dubbed as rape. However, it also stated that subjecting his married partner to have oral or unnatural sex was akin to cruelty. The court made these observations in a case pertaining to a lady doctor’s complaint of … Continue reading Marital rape not an offence: Gujarat HC

Saudi women should have choice to wear abaya robe: Saudi Prince

WEB DESK Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has announced that women need not dress in the black abaya often seen as their expected attire throughout the kingdom. Stating this ahead of his US visit, Mohammed bin Salman, in an interview to US news channel CBS, indicated that Sharia law did not dictate that women … Continue reading Saudi women should have choice to wear abaya robe: Saudi Prince

Women in India are now more empowered: I&B Minister Smriti Irani

AMN Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani today said women in India are now more empowered. Speaking at the inauguration of Stree Swabhiman-a CSC initiative propelled by women entrepreneurs for promoting women’s health and hygiene on the occasion of International Women’s Day in New Delhi, Ms Irani said, today women feel more comfortable to discuss … Continue reading Women in India are now more empowered: I&B Minister Smriti Irani

Deccan Queen Train run by all-female staff on Women’s Day

AMN On the occasion of the International Women’s Day in Mumbai, Central Railway today deployed an all-women staff on the popular Deccan Queen Express that runs between Mumbai and Pune. Mumbai’s Divisional Manager, S K Jain has informed that Asia’s first woman train driver Surekha Yadav will pilot the express and senior assistant loco pilot … Continue reading Deccan Queen Train run by all-female staff on Women’s Day

Saudi women don’t need male permission to start businesses

NADA HAMEED / ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Saudi women do not need the permission of a male guardian to start their own business, according to the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment. “No need for a guardian’s permission. Saudi women are free to start their own business freely,” ministry spokesperson Abdul Rahman Al-Hussein tweeted on Thursday … Continue reading Saudi women don’t need male permission to start businesses

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