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No wonder that in most of the parts of India menstruation is still considered as Taboo. However, a village head in Uttar Pradesh set a milestone by breaking all the stereotype. He made people understand that menstruation is a natural biological procedure. Mamta and Pramila, residents of Khairahi village in Lucknow suddenly stopped attending school in the middle of the term...
Ireland is all set to liberalise its anti-abortion law, which was considered to be one of the strictest law in Europe.on Friday voters demanded for change in the two decades old law regarding the issue of abortion. The controversial anti-abortion law was finally subjected to a referendum last week, and 66.4% of respondents voted to repeal the eighth amendment, which...
Nearly 1400 sanitation workers in Mumbai lost their jobs due to misspelt names in documents submitted to Supreme Court. The documents submitted to the Supreme Court were to seek the permanent status of those wage earners. Due to the misspelling in names, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation fired those workers following the guidelines given by the Court. On Thursday the workers...
In a shocking incident that took place in Chandigarh, a 34-year-old woman science teacher got arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy, who used to take tuition classes from her. Both the victim and the accused resides at Ram Darbar colony in Sector 31, Chandigarh. Being neighbours, both the families were accustomed to each other well. On account of this,...
A bizarre incident came to notice on Wednesday, May 23, as police discovered the body of a 70-year-old woman from Kabir Nagar area of Varanasi, who died five months back in January. Her four sons and daughter were preserving her body in order to redeem her pension using her thumbprint. The dead woman recognised as Amaravati Devi was getting Rs...
The internet was buzzing with the hoax that Indian Railways has decided to ban non-vegetarian food in order to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. However, Indian Railways clarified that no such decision has been made and non-vegetarian food will be served to passengers. Though earlier on 22nd May, Tuesday, the Indian Railway Board came up with a suggestion of...
On Sunday, May 20, Rajkot witnessed another dreadful incident of class related violence. A 40-year-old dalit ragpicker was beaten to death. Mukesh Vaniya, a native of Parnala village of Surendranagar district, was picking rags along with his wife Jaya and another woman named Savita, around the Radadiya Factory at Shapar while five unidentified men from the factory turned up. They...
The 65-year-old woman was clueless about where to go and what to do when on Tuesday, 15th of May, she entered the Sakinaka police station in Mumbai seeking help. The homeless old woman, later identified as Lata Pardeshi, had served as a maid in the Sakinaka's Chachad Hospital for long 20 years. However, she was left unemployed and homeless after...
The aftershock of an incident as horrifying as rape is noxious as well. Not only the victims suffer a terrible trauma but it causes a suffering for their family members too, due to the stigma associated with it in our society. Recently such an incident came to notice. Uncle of a 20-year-old visually impaired rape survivor was found dead in...
Just as the film "3 Idiots", the character known as Phunsukh Wangdu, that Amir Khan recreated on screen is famous as well. But, unfortunately, very few of us know that the character was inspired by Sonam Wangchuk. Sonam Wangchuk AKA Phunsukh Wangdu, the Ladakhi engineer, innovator and education reformist is all set to provide the Indian army with pre-fabricated solar...
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