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Thursday, November 08, 2007


The problems Indian women face are same as those faced by their counterparts in other nations. Additionally, there are some unique problems in India for women.

  • The Dowry system prevalent in India calls for a large sum of money to be paid to the groom at the time of marriage.  Brides that cannot meet the husband's expectations are sometimes harassed after the wedding.

  • Desire for male progeny has caused natural imbalance and numerous problems for women.

  • Unwanted touching of women in public places -- this problem is known as Eve teasing in India.

  • Unequal share of inheritance -- in most Hindu families, only the sons inherit the wealth of the parents as married girls are considered no longer part of the family.

  • Ill-treatment of widows -- many families blame the untimely death of a husband to the misfortune of the woman. In extreme cases, the widow is made to wear only unattractive clothing and shave her head, although this practice is on the decline.



Events in Pakistan have overshadowed recent developments in Sri Lanka and its impact in Tamil Nadu. (The Other Crisis, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 08, 2007)

THE government move to ensure that at least 33 per cent direct and indirect benefits of all schemes must reach women and girls is commendable. (Empowering Women, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 08, 2007)

The BJP today said the Indo-US nuclear deal needs to be renegotiated, overturning the impression that the party was softening its stand. (Bjp Roots For Nuke Rethink , Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto threatened today to lead a mass protest heading to the capital unless President Pervez Musharraf quits as army chief, holds elections and restores the constitution. (Benazir Ultimatum To Pervez, Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

The Indo-US nuclear deal should be renegotiated, said the BJP on Wednesday, ending speculation that the party was willing to help the government push it through. (Renegotiate Nuclear Deal, Says Bjp, Hindustan Times, Shekhar Iyer, Nov 08, 2007)

The practice of businessmen lending money to their suppliers was not illegal and would not come under the Money Lenders Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. (Money Lending Is Now Legal, Says Sc, Hindustan Times, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)

The world’s largest commercial utility employer and largest rail organization is now also the world’s largest transport organisation in the fight against climate change. (Railways Send Out Green Signal, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

US President George W Bush bluntly asked Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to hold elections in January as planned and quit as army chief as patience in Washington wore thin. (Bush To Mush: Hold Elections Soon, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Former Prime Minister and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto today warned General Musharraf that she would launch a "long march" from Lahore to Islamabad next week if he failed to rescind the emergency, restore the Constitution and announced election schedule (Benazir Plans ‘Long March’, Tribune, Afzal Khan, Nov 08, 2007)

Stung by reports of confusion emanating from the BJP over the party’s stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal, the party today sought to cast its response in stone and spelt out its four-point opposition to the 123 Agreement. (Bjp Urges Upa For Renegotiation, Tribune, Rajeev Sharma, Nov 08, 2007)

Participating in his first meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), Rahul Gandhi made a strong plea for injecting greater flexibility in the guidelines for AICC membership. (Cong To Amend Its Constitution , Tribune, Anita Katyal, Nov 08, 2007)

Democracy and federalism should be the guiding principles for a new world order as power-sharing arrangements between different units of the government give a sense of belonging to various groups within the political system . . . . (Federalism Tool For Global Order: Pratibha , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

The intersection of genetics and intelligence is an intellectual minefield. (Let's Unravel Intelligence, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 08, 2007)

Radcliffe even did training regimens like hill repeats - repeatedly running up hills to build strength and endurance. (Pregnancy And Long Distance Running , Deccan Herald, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)

Bhutto, who flew into the capital from the southern city of Karachi on Tuesday to consult other opposition leaders on steps to oppose the emergency, said a public meeting scheduled for November 9 in the nearby garrison city of. . . (Take To The Streets, Bhutto Tells Pak , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

It would not have been quite cricket. This seems to have been the Indian security establishment’s thinking when it advised against a visa to Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed for the cricket match at Mohali on Thursday. (Emergency, ‘Terror Camp’ Behind Denial Of Visa To Pak Minister, Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

The last, wan defence but one is that Pakistan is too vast for any minority to rule effectively (Proud But A Failing State , Deccan Herald, Peter Preston, Nov 08, 2007)

Attempting to divert attention from the real problems facing BPO workers, and to evade responsibility for such tragic incidents by accusing them of being irresponsible, will only tarnish the reputation of ITES companies themselves. (Who Killed Jyoti? , Deccan Herald, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)

I have a confession. My uncle is a cyborg, and my aunt is a Frankenstein’s monster, patched together from different body parts. (Man And Superman, Tribune, Johann Hari, Nov 08, 2007)

Lately, saving Africa has become very fashionable. Hollywood celebrities are adopting African babies. (Time For The British To Pay Up In Kenya, Tribune, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)


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