India  /  Published 02.01.22

Lone woman in panel auditing marriage age

The parliamentary panel assigned to examine the landmark bill which seeks to raise the legal age of marriage for women to 21 has only woman MP out of 31 members. The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Am...
By Our Bureau, PTI

India  /  Published 22.12.21

Opp. forces govt to allow marriage bill scan

Concerted Opposition protests on Tuesday forced the Narendra Modi government to agree to send to a parliamentary panel for scrutiny a bill seeking to raise the legal marriageable age of women to 21 on...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.12.21

Women marriage bill tabled in LS

  A bill that seeks to have a uniform age of marriage for men and women was introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday amid protests by opposition members, with Union minister Smriti Irani urging the ch...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.12.21

Couple get married by taking oath on Constitution

A couple in Odisha’s Ganjam district has tied the knot by taking their marriage vows on the Constitution instead of following the traditional Hindu rituals. The newly weds, Bijya Kumar, 29, and...
By PTI in Berhampur

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.21

Beyond age: women's welfare

The Union cabinet has cleared a proposal to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years. It would have been heartening if women’s welfare could have been viewed beyond the pris...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 19.12.21

A rose at risk: Life of a nation on a city street

South Chennai has a fascinating lane called Anna Street, ‘Anna’ being an abbreviation of Annadurai, the charismatic scholar-leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the first non-Congre...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.12.21

Fertile idea: assisted reproductive tech

As many as 27 million Indian couples are estimated to be struggling with infertility. While those among them who have financial and other resources can seek medical intervention, the assisted reproduc...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 04.12.21

Ban on forced marriages

The Taliban decreed on Friday that they are banning the forced marriage of women in the war-torn country, in what appears to be a move to address criteria that developed nations consider a pre-conditi...
By AP, PTI in Kabul

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.21

Padma winner stops child marriage

Social worker Kamali Soren, who received the Padma Shri this year, went to Habibpur in Malda district to stop the wedding of an underage girl on Sunday evening. She also assured the girl’s pare...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Marital woes

The prevalence of child marriage in India lays bare the twin failures of the State. The first is a low score on the Human Development Index. Pervasive child marriage leads to a high school drop-out ra...
By Sudip Chakraborty


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