The political reality of women in India pretty much mirrors the actual reality.
Studies show that biased coverage – from jabs at the German chancellor’s low-cut dress to insinuations that Argentina’s president has a ‘mood disorder’ – undermines women in public office.
In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
In a series of tweets, the economic affairs secretary warned that Amazon’s intolerance would come “at its own peril.”
The external affairs ministry told Amazon that it should keep “Indian sensitivities and sentiments” in mind while allowing third party vendors to sell their products.
Amazon needs to “tender an unconditional apology” and then “withdraw all products insulting our flag immediately,” the minister had said.
India, on the other hand, said it it is ready to intervene if a formal request is made by the mother.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, currently recuperating from a liver transplant, has asked for a report from the Indian ambassador in Oslo
India has chosen Amritsar as the venue for the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference to stress the importance of connectivity, with a planned visit to the Wagah border intended to underline Pakistan’s refusal to allow transit trade to Afghanistan.
Aziz is scheduled to attend the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference in Amritsar in December, which will be the first high level visit since the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj travelled to Pakistan last year for the same meeting.
Despite making progress with talks on November 6, both sides are still conflicted over the timeline by which bottom trawling should be brought to an end.
The Centre conceded to a long standing demand of the Mizos and urged Myanmar to protect the tribe’s family tree in the Sagaing region.
Although a ban has been imposed on Pakistani actors in Bollywood and on Indian channels in Pakistan, it is not all bad news.
In a briefing chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, representatives of all parties have applauded the actions of the Indian Army.
Pakistan is attempting to weaken the case for Baloch self-determination by getting the Iranians on board the CPEC.
‘We have attempted a new paradigm of friendship in the last two years which is without precedent and what did we get in return? Pathankot, Bahadur Ali, and Uri,’ said India’s external affairs minister about Pakistan.
In conversation with Asaduddin Owaisi on his experiences in the recent all-party delegation to Kashmir and how he thinks peace could be restored in the Valley.
The Bill was introduced by the Deve Gowda government in 1996 and was passed by the upper house in 2010 after being tossed around for various reasons.
Pakistan ‘is a country which has systematically abused and violated the human rights of its own citizens, including in Balochistan,’ India tells the Human Rights Council.
Conversations around surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies feed into an age-old assumption: that a woman must be a mother.
How committed to women’s issues are the parties contesting in Delhi University?
The courts have repeatedly stripped the surrogate of the little power she might have in such arrangements, a position the new bill is likely to take forward.
Both countries also announced they will resume their stalled trilateral meeting with Afghanistan – just as Kabul is expressing growing frustration over Pakistan failing to act against the Taliban.
The US sees the relationship in the context of India’s larger role in Asia, first as a counter-weight to China, and then as a partner in the US-led order. India, unsure of its future role in the region, is mainly looking for transactional benefits.
Championing the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, Sushma Swaraj said it will protect women from being exploited, especially by the rampant medical tourism industry.
It’s disingenuous to frame an argument on victory’s shoulders. If a female athlete needs to accomplish extraordinary tasks to be acknowledged as ‘India’s daughter’, then what status does she enjoy before that?
China’s idea of bilateral relations seems to be to aggressively push their national interests while dismissing India’s concerns as unimportant.
Modi has been ‘ruminating’ on Balochistan situation, is ‘troubled by human rights violations by Pakistani forces there’, say sources in New Delhi.
Hindustani vocalist singer brothers and Padma Bhushan awardees Rajan and Sajan Mishra were also refused the same Tier 5 visa that Khan had applied for. The celebrated Indian artists were slated to perform at the annual Darbar Festival in London in September.
Discussions were held in a “positive, constructive and open spirit” say sources but the gulf on key issues appears to remain as wide as ever.
As is evident from the recent events, Saudi Arabia has not lived up to the labour cooperation agreement signed with India in April this year.
Over 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia have lost their jobs and not been paid their complete wages, foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj estimated.
Indian officials have made clear that Modi’s visit to Islamabad for the Saarc summit on Nov 9-10 will take place even if the graph of India-Pakistan relations does not rise in the months ahead.
Monika Khangembam says she was harassed again when she returned to Delhi from Seoul.
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
The former Portuguese prime minister came out on top in a recent UNSC straw poll, despite there being some groundswell for the next UN chief to meet at least one of two criteria – being an east European or a woman.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also said India will not sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Ananth S. M. was denied a visa to study in Australia on the grounds that his presence in the country maybe associated with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The women and child development minister has responded to a petition by a single mother seeking a passport for her daughter without the name of her husband, who deserted them years ago.
A petition created by a woman whose husband abandoned her and her daughter has encouraged others to share similar experiences, all highlighting archaic and gender-biased rules.