UN International Day of Rural Women October 15, 2017

The invaluable contribution of rural women to development The crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, has been increasingly recognized. Women account for a substantial proportion of the agricultural labour force, including informal work, and perform the bulk of unpaidRead More

Impact of GST on Social Sectors and NGOs

From: www.feelancer.com The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will no doubt have a great impact on the Indian economy, as it will effectively result in an increase in taxes across the board. Nevertheless, while the economic impact has been extensively discussed, few have observed the social consequences of the GST, particularly withRead More

Impact of GST on NGOs and Charitable Trusts

From: www.cleartax.in Implementation of GST has seen as a great tax reform that will unify the entire nation, as far as taxation is concerned. This has been beneficial for various sectors, at the same time, implementation of GST will have social consequences on charities and the non-profit organizations. Let us take a look at theRead More

The Maneka Gandhi column: To protect your heart, watch out for the dairy danger

By Maneka Sanjay Gandhi There are some words that we have grown up with. We accept them without even asking what they mean. Do you know what “pasteurized” and “homogenized” mean when it comes to milk? You need to know the processes that take place before food reaches your mouth, especially milk of which youRead More

Contract marriage racket busted

In a major crackdown on contract marriages racket involving old Arab sheikhs “marrying” local teenage Muslim girls, Hyderabad Police raided several guesthouses and lodges and arrested five Oman and three Qatar nationals, who were camping in the city to “marry” teenage girls. Two of them are in their 80s and walk with the help ofRead More

UN International Day of Peace 21 September

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” The themeRead More

Is ancient India overrated?

Is ancient India overrated ? A mindblowing analysis by Chinese Ex Professor from University of Toronto Author: Pak L. Huide Publication: Postcard.news Date: July 22, 2017   Seriously? If anything, ancient India is sorely UNDERRATED.   I mean, I’m an ethnic Chinese living in Canada. But when I was growing up in Canada, I knewRead More

UN’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons 30 July 2017

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation. While it is not known how many ofRead More

No immediate arrests in dowry harassment cases: SC rules to curb misuse of law

  A Family Welfare Committee (FWC) in every district will scrutinise dowry harassment cases before local police can arrest the accused, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, laying down a set of guidelines to curb misuse of the law. Indian Penal Code’s Section 498A has been criticised for giving “disgruntled women” a legal option toRead More

Transgenders should have option to choose their gender: Parliamentary panel

It further observed the definition of transgender was unscientific and primitive and based on biological attributes.   New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice And Empowerment has recommended that a transgender should have the option to choose their gender independent of surgery or hormones. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 definesRead More