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More girls going to colleges in India: HRD report

AMN / NEW DELHI There has been substantial increase in the enrollment of girl students across the country, according to report of the All India Survey on Higher Education 2016-17 in New Delhi. The report was released by Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar here on Friday The survey shows that India registered its best … Continue reading More girls going to colleges in India: HRD report

Adolescents face unique challenges: Priyanka Chopra

AMN / New Delhi UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra on Saturday said that adolescents today face a unique set of challenges and giving them the tools to improve their lives will help create a generation of economically-independent citizens who will actively contribute to their communities. Interacting with a group of young girls and boys … Continue reading Adolescents face unique challenges: Priyanka Chopra

India has maximum women pilots in the world: Jayant Sinha

AMN Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that India has the maximum number of women pilots in the world be it in Air India or Indian Air Force. Addressing the gathering at golden jubilee celebrations of the India Women Pilots Association in New Delhi today, Mr Sinha said this is a testimony … Continue reading India has maximum women pilots in the world: Jayant Sinha

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

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