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Watch: Maneka Gandhi loses cool, abuses UP official

Union Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi lost her cool while reviewing the welfare works in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly and chided an official, a video of which has gone viral on......

Maneka Gandhi suggests legalising marijuana for medical purposes

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested legalising marijuana, a psychoactive drug, in India for medical purposes on the lines of the practice adopted by some......

Pankaja Munde gets clean chit in 'chikki scam', says charges were a plan to defame her

In a relief for Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde, the anti-corruption bureau has given her a clean chit in the 'chikki' case that pertained to alleged irregularities in......

Maneka Gandhi defends anti-trolling move, says won't patrol the net

Responding to criticism of its anti-trolling move, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that the ministry’s attempt to check trolling will not imply online......

Maneka orders probe into gang rape, tattooing of Alwar woman for dowry

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the National Commission for Women to probe the incident in Rajasthan’s Alwar where a woman was allegedly gang-raped by her......

Jaitley announces Rs 1.84 lakh crore for women and child development

Presenting his fourth Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced that funds for the welfare of women and children under various schemes across all ministries would be......

Govt nods welfare scheme for women, children

To check rampant under-nutrition and anaemia among women and children, the government approved on Wednesday the implementation of a Rs 1000 crore (Rs 10 billion) scheme for the welfare of mother......

Why are govt policies blind to human needs?

While there is no move to set up day-care centres for children of poor women, the rural jobs Act remains the only law to recognise it is a woman's right to have an ayah to take care of her......

Amartya Sen's advice: No biscuits in anganwadis

Pressure is building on the United Progressive Alliancegovernment and the ministry of women and child development to ensure cooked meals in pre-school centres under the central programme of......

In Budget, Jaitley announces world's largest health protection plan

The National Health Protection Scheme -- announced by the finance minister -- is aimed at benefiting 10 crore poor families by providing coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year HIGHLIGHTS......

Review: Pari wants to scare you...

...But ends up being oddly moving, says Sreehari Nair. Prosit Roy's Pari is Ek Thi Daayan in reverse. For a film with a cunningly baroque and riveting first half, Kannan Iyer's Ek Thi Daayan had......

The BEST FOREIGN Films of 2017

Aseem Chhabra gives us the top films that enriched his year. There was a lot of love in different shades in the films of 2017 that I liked -- from a mute woman falling in love with an alien, to a......

'Ladies First': Story of Deepika's journey from Ranchi to Rio

'It's a story of a fightback and believing in yourself. You should never give up.' IMAGE: Deepika Kumar in action during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters The......
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Mumbai sees first edition of Women of India Organic Festival

Mumbai is hosting the first edition of ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ at the World Trade Centre, which was inaugurated on Friday by... ...
Measures agreed to fast-track child adoption process

In order to fast-track the process of child adoption, the Women and Child Development Ministry on Friday said they have decided to shift the legal... ...
Why do parents avoid government schools for their children?

[India], Mar. 16 (ANI): Why do parents avoid government-run schools for their children? "The Principal is not present today, whenever this happens... ...

The number of divorced and separated women in the country has increased by over nine lakh from 2001 to 2011, with Maharashtra leading the tally... ...
Haryana passes bill allowing those guilty of raping children be hanged

The Haryana assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a bill which provides for death penalty to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 years or... ...

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