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  Thursday: April 24, 2014

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Two Women Reach Out To Voters Against A Backdrop Of Maoist Violence

In the region where the three states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand meet, the threat of Maoist violence is real. more

Third Gender Aspirant Uttam Senapati Dreams Of Parliament

2014 is proving to be a year of significant victories for the transgender community in India. more

The Night Is Ours And We Will Claim It

The issue women's safety in the Capital has hit the headlines, time and again, ever since the December gang rape case in 2012 firmly brought it to public consciousness. more

Weaving A Timeless Mangalagiri Sari

Step into one of the many cooperatives of master craftsmen in Mangalagiri, the temple town located 11 kilometres from the city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, best known for producing wonderful handloom saris, and it's a sea of colour that meets the eye. more


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The success story of women's political representation could well be scripted in India's rural hinterland. In April 1993, the Government of India passed the, the Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act mandating that there should be at 33 per cent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs).

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