women in politics

DMK Marches To Make Women’s Reservation Bill A Reality

The Women’s Reservation Bill has been a topic of debate for years now. While the NDA government had it in its manifesto while contesting for elections in 2014, it is yet to become a reality. To set the conversation in motion again, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, led by its Rajya Sabha member, Kanimozhi,(…)

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AAP Fields More Women Than Men For MCD Polls

The Aam Aadmi Party has recently released its second list of candidates for the upcoming MCD polls. And in a progressive move, the list of candidates consists of more women than men. Of its total 89 candidates, as many as 51 are women.

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Harley-Riding MP Seeks To Curb Big Fat Weddings

This may finally be the winning mantra to cut big fat Indian weddings. And the idea comes from a woman riding a big fat bike, a Harley Davidson to be precise — none other than Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, wife of Bihar MP Pappu Yadav. In a big move, Ranjan’s idea is currently in the form(…)

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Mehbooba Mufti Asks For Status Of All Women Welfare Schemes

On Wednesday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, directed the social welfare department to prepare an approach paper on the status of all welfare schemes for women in the state. She also demanded suggestive measures to implement these initiatives smoothly and successfully in the near future. There are many women welfare schemes underway, which(…)

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Sasikala, the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

On Sunday, AIADMK General Secretary, V.K. Sasikala was selected to be the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state. After O Panneerselvam’s resignation, Sasikala was elected as the Leader of the Legislature party by the MLAs in the party head office that is in Chennai. Sasikala will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil(…)

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For People Not For Politics: Priyanka Gandhi turns 45

For years we have heard that future of the Congress might have been different had Priyanka Gandhi led the party. Who knows if its true but the young Gandhi scion has always called herself person of people than politics. With a warm smile, an simple demeanour she has had a lot of goodwill (only marginally impacted by(…)

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People Think Women are Easy Targets: Politician Jaya Jaitly

Politician and founder-president of Dastkari Haat Samiti, Jaya Jaitly recently held the 32nd Annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar in Delhi. Jaitly founded the Samiti about four decades ago in 1986 and has been working to improve the lives of Indian artisans and craftspeople through the years. Also Read: Nupur Sharma on How Young India Can(…)

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Samajwadi Party’s Dimple Yadav: Things to Know

At a time that all eyes are on the Samajwadi Party’s first family and the drama unfolding in an election year for UP, we take a closer look at Dimple Yadav — the MP from Kannauj, who is married to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Also Read: Twitter-Savvy Sushma Swaraj Named ‘Global Thinker 2016’ Married into a family(…)

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‘Chinnamma’ Sasikala to Lead AIADMK

In the general council meeting of AIADMK today, Sasikala Natarajan has been chosen as the General Secretary of the party, a position held by the late Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa for all her political career. The senior leaders and the district secretaries of the party came for the decisive meeting at Vanagaram. A majority(…)

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The Women Behind the Historic Change in Nagaland

Meet the Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA), who have spearheaded a fight for political representation for women in the state. They’ve won one major battle, that has been brewing for years. Also Read: Feminist Rani: Women in Politics In 2006, the government permitted 33% reservation for women in urban local bodies. But the NMA wanted elections with the(…)

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