Society

Alleged ‘poor India’ remarks by Snapchat’s CEO provokes outrage

Alleged ‘poor India’ remarks by Snapchat’s C...

April 18, 2017

Even as Snap has tried clearing the air, many Indians took to boycotting Snapchat as backlash against the CEO’s alleged remarks.

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New orders imposed on prenatal sex determination ads

New orders imposed on prenatal sex determination a...

April 12, 2017

The Supreme Court of India has banned the running of any content or ads indicating of techniques related to prenatal sex determination. But, in a more considerate act, it has sought that this does not hinder the dissemination of necessary academic information on the subject.

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TN farmers shed clothes to have their voices heard

TN farmers shed clothes to have their voices heard

April 12, 2017

In a protest that has been going on for almost a month now, farmers from Tamil Nadu have made several attempts, some rather unconventional, to have their voices heard, including undressing on the anniversary of Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha.

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Differently-abled finding a place in Indian politics

Differently-abled finding a place in Indian politi...

April 10, 2017

Though many in India are ignorant about inclusion and rehabilitation of disabled people, the differently-abled are recognising the need to tap their own population. Despite the challenges, not only prominent politicians but also the disabled in rural areas are now actively partic...

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The Right to Pee

The Right to Pee

April 7, 2017

In an iconic move to end discrimination against the third gender, the Centre has issued guidelines to ensure that the third gender or transgender community is allowed access to public and community toilets of their choice. The circular issued on April 3, entitles the so called ...

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Is the liquor ban near highways is a socio-economic fallacy?

Is the liquor ban near highways is a socio-economi...

April 5, 2017

While the liquor ban on highways aims to curb drunk driving and promote road safety measures, the unprecedented decree by the Supreme Court of India is deemed as undue judicial activism and lacks the proper understanding of various complicated socio-economic issues.

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NDB meeting raises talks of sustainable investment in India

NDB meeting raises talks of sustainable investment...

April 4, 2017

As the BRICS made New Development Bank met in New Delhi, investments and future plans have been discussed even as civil society fears non inclusivity in 'sustainable development'.

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Directives issued to ‘Anti Romeo’ squads in Uttar Pradesh

Directives issued to ‘Anti Romeo’ squa...

April 1, 2017

In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a newly formed squad to tackle sexual harassment has been issued new directives after its initial operations have turned questionable.

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India passes revolutionary Mental Healthcare Bill

India passes revolutionary Mental Healthcare Bill

March 30, 2017

Only one out of 10 people in India with mental health disorder receive evidence-based treatment - the Lancet Psychiatry report revealed, last year. The issue of mental illness has grown rapidly in India and China over the last decade and will increase faster in the coming days.

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Growing murmurs against Female Genital Mutilation in India

Growing murmurs against Female Genital Mutilation ...

March 28, 2017

Female Genital Cutting performed in the Dawoodi Bohra community in India is being debated within and outside the community.

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