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Friday, February 07, 2020
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 132 centenarian voters, 110-year-woman oldest electorate
More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated “as a VIP” on the polling day, officials said on Thursday. Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had...
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Delhi elections: Women voters want manifesto to address more than their safety issues
While political parties are sweating it out to woo the electorate ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, women voters in the national capital feel manifestos should offer more to them than limiting their demands to safety issues. Adult females of...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Demeaning women is an assault on our politics
Women in Indian politics face a double disadvantage. The first is the difficulty in getting a foot in through the door in a male-dominated arena. Women account for only 12.15% of the outgoing 16th Lok Sabha. The second is facing unacceptable sexist...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Delhi: Parties claim big, but still keep women out
Campaigning for the December 4 Assembly elections in Delhi ended on Monday with around 25 rallies and road shows being organised in the capital. The public engagement programmers included those by BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dalit Woman Stages a Political Revolution
With a population of 170 million, Uttar Pradesh is India's largest state and the world's seventh largest political entity. It now has a government led by Mayawati (51), herself a Dalit and a single woman. For more information, please...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Democracies without Violence: Engendering Politics, Policies and Actions
In South Asia, the concept of power and authority are ascribed to certain social characteristics determined by the male privileged groups to exclude women. Women normally are not given the opportunity to hold positions of power in politics. Being...