Golfers Dagar, Malik favourites for national women's tourney

New Delhi : Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik will be among the favourites when the 100th edition of the USHA All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship starts here on Monday.

The duo, who are the top two in the national ladies rankings, are inspired by Aditi Ashok who represented India at the Rio Olympics.

They are aiming to win the upcoming tournament at the Delhi Golf Club and go on to emulate their idol's exploits at the international stage.


Triple Talaq is cruelty against Muslim women, rules court

Allahabad : In a landmark ruling, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday termed Triple Talaq as "cruelty against Muslim women" and said no "Personal Law Board" was above the Constitution.

The judgement came during the hearing of two petitions filed by Hina and Umarbee, two residents of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.

The single bench of Justice Suneet Kumar also said that nowhere in the Holy Quran was divorce considered correct.

The court also dismissed the petitions for relief under the Triple Talaq norm, saying the issue was under the Supreme Court's consideration.

Rural women are increasingly accessing government hospitals

By Devanik Saha

There was a 24 per cent rise in rural women accessing public healthcare between 2004 and 2014, according to a new report by Brookings India, a think tank, significant in a country where half the rural population uses private healthcare, which is four times costlier.

Overall, there was a six per cent rise in dependence on public healthcare for out-patients and seven per cent for in-patients over the decade ending 2014, said the Brookings report, which analysed National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data over this period.

Panel discussion on racial discrimination bats for improved laws, public education to tackle racism

By TCN News

New Delhi: Control Arms Foundation of India in collaboration with Multiple Action Research Group and India Habitat Centre successfully conducted a panel discussion on UN Convention on Racial Discrimination: Time for India to Enact an Anti-Racial Law and National Action Plan on Racial Discrimination and Ending Sexual Violence on December 5, 2016 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Chennai : She was a shy girl when she first stepped into the movie world. Decades later, by when she was one of the most popular actors in Tamil, Jayalalithaa became a colossus in Tamil Nadu's politics, one who dreamt of playing a larger national role too.

Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night after a 74-day battle for life, was a politician par excellence, a Brahmin woman who reached the pinnacle in a state where anti-Brahminism is very strong and led her AIADMK party to four victories in assembly elections - the last two in succession.

First Zamira Begum Rahman memorial lecture held in Tezpur

By TCN News

Guwahati: The First Zamira Begum Rahman Memorial Lecture on the topic “Women Empowerment and Society” was delivered by Sarmistha Das, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Tezpur University at a rural school, Kabilabad HE School in Tezpur. The lecture was attended by over 250 students of classes eight to ten including the teachers of the school.

हम सब भारतीयों को मिलकर देश बचाना है – नासिरा ज़ुबैरी

US flag burned in Bhopal to mark the 32 years of struggle for elusive justice

By Pervez Bari for TwoCircles.net,

Bhopal: The victims and survivors along with their progenies and their kin of Bhopal gas tragedy, world’s worst industrial catastrophe, continue to languish in utter neglect even after 32 years of the gory event as justice continues to elude them.

The victims’ demand of adequate compensation, clean up of environmental contamination and exemplary punishment of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical to the powers that be over three decades of the disaster goes on deaf years and they continue to live in shambles with pain and agony.

Instant Talaq and polygamy well rooted in Muslim personal law, JUH claims in counter affidavit

By TCN News

The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind [JUIH] has filed its counter affidavit through its General Secretary Maulana Syed Asad Madani as a party respondent impleaded by the Supreme Court in all the matters pertaining to ‘Triple Talaq’, ‘Nikah Halala’ and ‘Polygamy’.

अपने गाँव को शिक्षित किया तबस्सुम, तरन्नुम और रुबीना ने

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net

वाराणसी: बनारस से लगभग बीस किलोमीटर दूर सोजईं नाम का एक गाँव है. गाँव में बिजली-पानी की हालत खस्ता है. गाँव में मुस्लिम बस्ती है, यहाँ अधिकतर बुनकर रहते हैं. बुनकारी वैसे भी ऐसा पेशा माना जाता है जिसमें पैसे कम होते हैं, लेकिन ख़ास बात यह है कि कम पैसों और संसाधनों के साथ इस बस्ती के हरेक घर का बच्चा आज शिक्षा पा रहा है. और यह मुमकिन हुआ है गाँव की तीन लड़कियों तबस्सुम, तरन्नुम और रुबीना की बदौलत.