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Meet The Woman Who Brought Drinking Water, Toilets To A Tamil Nadu Village

By Bhanupriya Rao/ IndiaSpend Melamarungoor, Sivagangai district (Tamil Nadu): Mazharkodi Dhanasekar has a radiant smile and is keen to talk about her achievements, which, as it emerges, are considerable: Building 650 toilets and making her...

Despite Law, 70% Working Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment At Workplace, Shows Study

Manisha Chachra/ IndiaSpend Ridhima Chopra, 25, once with a NGO in New Delhi is among the growing number of Indian women encouraged to complain -- without an end-result -- about harassment at work by the...

#WeAreEqual: Social Campaign Exposes Patriarchy, Celebrates Women’s Rights

In the run-up to the International Women’s Day on March 8, the Ministry of Women and Child Development's latest social media campaign #WeAreEqual was launched two weeks ago. The Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...

In Uttar Pradesh’s Government Schools, Children Don’t Learn Much, Say Parents

By Shreya Shah/ IndiaSpend Bahraich and Mirzapur districts (Uttar Pradesh): "Path mera alokit kardo, naval prath ki naval rashmiyon se, mere ur ka tam har do," Saidun Ahmed, 8, recited a Hindi poem by Dwarika...

New Maternity Bill Reaches Lok Sabha, But Gaps Remain

Nishu was 27 when she became pregnant with her son five years ago.  She was working with a start-up then. For a young employee like her, working in a start-up that was growing fast had been satisfying. Like other...

More Women Delivering In Hospitals, But Many Still Dying During Childbirth, Shows Study

By Devanik Saha / IndiaSpend Surujmuni Marandi, 24, decided to deliver her baby at the district hospital in Godda, Jharkhand. Like many, she was drawn to the idea of free medical assistance, medicines, nutrition and...

Crowded, Damp, Dirty: Shelters For Homeless Offer Little Beyond A Roof

Delhi/Gurugram: As temperature dips below 3 degrees, for the homeless in Delhi-NCR, sleeping in the winter nights is getting tougher by the day. To take stock of the situation on the ground, NDTV did...

Delhi Doctors Remove ‘Melon Sized’ Tumour From Woman’s Throat Using Robotic Surgery

New Delhi: A hospital in Delhi has removed a 450 gram tumour, as big as a melon, from a woman's throat through a minimally-invasive robotic surgery. The doctors said this was the first robotic...

Government Spends Paltry 4% Of Its Budget On Children: Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi: Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the government’s demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until...

Disowned By Family, Women Rescued From Brothels Turn To Counselling

Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh: At a village counselling centre in Andhra Pradesh, a woman dressed in a bright pink sari starts the conversation on a bright note, but 10 minutes into her session she is...

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