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Poultry farming brings prosperity to Rajasthan Dalit village


September 7th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 7 (IANS) Till five years ago, Kanchanpura was a just small village in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district. Today it is in the limelight for successful poultry farming that has ... Read more...

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Rajasthan woman seeks annulment of her child marriage


August 4th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 4 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman in Rajasthan's Barmer district has requested the authorities to annul her marriage which was solemnised when she was only two years old, police ... Read more...

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Patil’s goodbye wish: A ‘corruption-free India’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil bid farewell to the nation Tuesday on completing of her five-year term, expressing confidence that India will soon be a corruption-free ... Read more...

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Rajasthan youth refuses to marry minor, moves court


July 21st, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, July 21 (IANS) An 18-year-old youth approached a court here against his parents, who he claimed were forcing him to marry a minor girl against his wish, police said ... Read more...

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‘Enforcement of laws on women hit by lack of funds’


July 12th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Enforcement of women-friendly laws suffers from lack of funds and training among the implementation agency personnel, activists said here Thursday."Even though there are laws to ... Read more...

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Another Rajasthan woman wants annulment of child marriage


June 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 27 (IANS) Another woman in Rajasthan has requested the authorities to annul her marriage which was solemnised when she was a child and sought permission to live with ... Read more...

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Rajasthan girl seeks annulment of her child marriage


June 18th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, June 18 (IANS) A 20-year-old girl has sought protection by the Rajasthan authorities from members of a village community council who, she says, are threatening her with serious consequences ... Read more...

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Rajasthan woman approaches court to annul child marriage


June 12th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, June 12 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman Tuesday approached the Rajasthan High Court's Jodhpur bench requesting it to annul her marriage that was solemnised when she was nine years old.After ... Read more...

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Court order promotes ‘balika vadhus’ among Muslims: Thackeray


June 8th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday expressed concern over a recent Delhi High Court judgement allowing Muslim girls attaining puberty the right to get married."This is ... Read more...

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TRPs blamed for social messages going awry on TV


May 25th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Just a few years ago, television producers found a new recipe to make successful shows - social messages garnished with melodrama and entertainment. The delicacy ... Read more...

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Delhi government clears marriage registration bill


May 21st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With the government Monday clearing the draft Delhi Registration of Marriages Bill 2012, married couples in the capital will soon have to get their marriages ... Read more...

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‘Balika Vadhu’ celebrates 1,000th episode


May 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Anjum Farooqi, who plays Gauri in Colors' show "Balika Vadhu", said she feels great to be associated with a show, which has completed 1,000 episodes."I feel ... Read more...

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At 100, ex-army man gifts hospital to Rajasthan village (Feature)


May 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dudavas (Rajasthan), May 15 (IANS) For Rao Kabool Singh, a World War Two veteran who turned 100 this weekend, it has been a life of service with the army man ... Read more...

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‘Balika Vadhu’ celebrates its 1,000th episode


May 15th, 2012 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Anjum Farooqi, who plays the role of Gehna on Colors' "Balika Vadhu", said she feels great to be associated with such a show, as it celebrated ... Read more...

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Very few shows complete 1,000 episodes: Smita on ‘Balika Vadhu’


May 13th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) The popular television show "Balika Vadhu" completes 1,000 episodes Monday and Smita Bansal, who plays protagonist Anandi's mother-in-law, says it's a rare feat and that she ... Read more...

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14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal


May 1st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and ... Read more...

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16-year-old refuses to accept her child marriage


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) She was married off when she was only an infant yet, but coming of age the 16-year-old Rajasthani girl now wants that marriage annulled and freedom ... Read more...

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Coalitions have their compulsions: Azad


April 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday that coalition governments are laden with compulsions and are not easy to run."It is not easy to ... Read more...

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Rajasthan cracks down on child marriages


March 31st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) In an effort to prevent child marriages, the administration of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan has made it mandatory for the date of birth of the groom ... Read more...

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High rate of underage marriages in Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) A high number of underage marriages in Pakistan is leading to rise in violations of women's rights, a study has found.According to a survey report issued ... Read more...

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India has the will to bring change: Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India has the political will to bring change that can help abolish evils like child marriage, Nobel laureate and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond ... Read more...

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Talking against child marriage, Bihar girls impress The Elders


February 9th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Speaking out against child marriage, some youths in Bihar, particularly girls, have impressed The Elders, a visiting group of world leaders led by Nobel laureate Desmond ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu calls on Meira Kumar


February 8th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar here Wednesday with the two discussing women's empowerment and other related issues.Tutu ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Need to correct gender discrimination: Patil


January 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Holding that the status of women is an important indicator of progress in a society, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday called for removing social prejudices ... Read more...

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Five Bengal girls fight child marriages


December 31st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Five brave girls from West Bengal, described by President Pratibha Patil as icons, are becoming agents of change and inspiring other young girls in the ... Read more...

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Scattered Mizos must live in unity, says Lal Thanhawla


December 12th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 12 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Monday stressed that Mizo people living in various regions, including Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and neighbouring Myanmar, must live in unity for ... Read more...

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Empowering children to tackle their problems themselves


November 14th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Eleven-year-old Azad Kumar, a class five student at Pindara village in Varanasi was disgusted when his teacher asked him to clean toilets. Voicing his views ... Read more...

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Bihar has most child marriages: Unicef


September 9th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 9 (IANS) India's eastern state of Bihar tops the child marriage chart with a staggering 68.9 percent of the marriages in the state involving girls below the marriageable ... Read more...

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More than half of Jharkhand’s kids underweight, women anaemic


September 1st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 1 (IANS) Around 55 percent of children under three years in Jharkhand are underweight and 70 percent of women and adolescent girls anaemic, Unicef says.Job Zachariah, Jharkhand chief ... Read more...

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Need to fight bias against girl child: President


August 14th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Expressing grief over the country's declining sex ratio, President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that it reflected the bias against the girl child in Indian ... Read more...

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Minor basketball player saved from marriage


July 6th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jhajjar, July 6 (IANS) A teenaged national-level basketball player was saved from entering into wedlock with a man almost double her age in this Haryana district, police said Wednesday.Police got ... Read more...

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Shun violence, join mainstream: President Patil to Maoists


June 24th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday called upon the Maoists to shun violence and enter into dialogue with the government to ensure development of tribal people. "I call ... Read more...

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Haryana officials prevent minor’s marriage


June 15th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) Officials and police made a timely intervention Wednesday and prevented the marriage of a minor boy in a Haryana village.Child Marriage Prohibition Officer and ... Read more...

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An American scribe’s sideways glance at India


June 13th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) "Sideways on a Scooter", a new book on India by an American journalist who lived in New Delhi for some years, is billed as a "deft ... Read more...

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