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Ashubi Khan and her seven women panchs can no longer stand for elections, thanks to a much-criticised amendment to the Haryana Panchayat Raj Act, 1994. 
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I have done treks, runs before, but this particular event was the most unique experience and I realised why it was important for me to run my whole life. 
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Our numerous field trips to various slums around Delhi has revealed some disturbing facts about the current situation of the waste problem.
Passengers travel inside an overcrowded general class compartment of the Kalka Mail train in the northern Indian city of Kanpur March 20, 2012. By the end of the day, about 40 people on average will have died somewhere on the network of 64,000 km (39,800 miles) of track. Many will be slum-dwellers and poor villagers who live near the lines and use them as places to wash and as open toilets. Some will have fallen off overcrowded commuter trains. Of the 20 million people who travel daily on the network, many will arrive hours, even a day, behind schedule, having clattered along tracks and been guided by signalling systems  built before India gained independence from Britain in 1947.  To match Insight INDIA-RAILWAYS  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR2ZOS4
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A Muslim couple was harassed in Madhya Pradesh while travelling in a train, over suspicions of carrying beef.
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जाइए, सदियों से पीछे धकेली जा रही औरतों के लिए और उन स्त्रियों के लिये जो आपको धर्मं के नाम पर, परंपरा के नाम पर रोकने की कोशिश करेंगी।
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The living conditions in Sathe Nagar colony were appalling. Children had to walk through the sewage of the nullah if they wanted to reach school on time.
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The clash between religion and gender equality in reference to impositions on ‘menstruating women’ is an age old myth. 
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Burhan, who hails from Tral, Pulwama in south Kashmir left home in 2010, apparently incensed over the ill-treatment meted out to locals by the Indian security forces.
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Guest AuthorPosted by Abha Rai in Society

Non-profits at most times are manipulated into suiting the needs of the company in exchange of their support. 
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After a PIL filed by NGO SaveLIFE Foundation, the Road Transport Ministry issued guidelines for the protection of people who help road accident victims.
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An interesting phenomenon has gripped Kolkata and some parts of West Bengal. Residents are leaving blue water filled bottles hanging outside their doors.
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Tiwari had, according to reports, called the Prophet the first homosexual in a press note.
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On National Youth Day, the stories of these young people are sure to inspire you.
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In India, the country of 1.2 billion people, the PMP i.e. persons as organ donor per million population is just 0.08 which is extremely low.
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A long journey of achieving equal rights for the LGBTQIA+ community in the US and shows how political will and the lack thereof can make all the difference.
Villagers try to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km (310 miles) from the southern Indian city of Chennai January 16, 2013. The annual festival is part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3CIYB

Imagine being tied, force fed alcohol and stabbed. Imagine trying to put up a fight, as your body is wracked by a frenzied mob of young men.
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Down with taboos around female masturbation and porn watching alright!
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Social media, with its reach and popularity, has provided an unparalleled platform to garner support for causes, for anybody, anywhere in the world. 
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Pregnancy is portrayed as one of the happiest times of a woman’s life, but for some, it is heavily characterized by stress and anxiety.
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Last Sunday, we, a group of teenagers along with our teachers, tried to do something unique to celebrate the new year. 
A homeless man tries to get some sleep as he shivers, sitting under a bridge while others like him keep themselves warm in blankets on a biting cold day in New Delhi December 28. Chilly winds and a thick blanket of fog have brought temperatures down to 4.7 degree Celsius, making this winter New Delhi's coldest since 1973. At least 14 people have died in the cold snap which was gripped the entire northwest region of the country. Overcast skies and dense fog have also delayed both incoming and outgoing flights for the past three weeks.

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You may know of the numerous deaths caused by dengue, but did you know that almost an equal number die on Delhi’s pavements of cold, every winter?
A mother feeds her malnourished child in the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre of Sheopur district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh April 6, 2010. India ranked 65th out of 84 countries in the Global Hunger Index of 2009, below countries including North Korea and Zimbabwe -- hindering India's ambitions to channel its demographic dividend to fuel its global economic ambitions. Picture taken April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) - RTR2D0JX

India represents one of the largest number of malnourished children in the world and performs dismally on all child nutrition indicators.

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