Women's collective voices demand for reservation bill

New Delhi , Oct 18

In the run-up to parliament's winter session next month, an alliance of more than 1,600 women's organisations on Wednesday again demanded that the Lok Sabha, where the ruling BJP has a majority, pass the Women's Reservation Bill.

Girl dies at Patna AIIMS for lack of treatment, RJD demands probe

Patna , Oct 18

As a 9-year-old girl died at Patna AIIMS while her poor father completed the formalities for her treatment and an official posted at the counter refused to help him, the opposition RJD on Wednesday demanded a high-level probe into the matter.

Structural reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies urged

New Delhi , Oct 17

A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.

Nasscom to train girls in using technology

Bengaluru , Oct 17

The Nasscom Foundation on Tuesday said it would train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues like violence, health and education.

Charges against Kancha Ilaiah absurd: Amnesty

Bengaluru , Oct 17

The charges against writer Kancha Ilaiah, a staunch critic of the caste system, are an "absurd assault" on the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International India said on Tuesday.