Rajasthan government employees end first phase of agitation

Jaipur , Dec 13

Members of the Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sankyukt Sangarsh Samiti staging a 48-hour hunger strike at all district headquarters of the state on Wednesday ended their fast but warned of a bigger protest if their demands were not met.

Women protest non-passage of quota bill, hold march in Delhi

New Delhi , Dec 13

Protesting the central government's failure to ensure reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures, hundreds of women held a march here on Wednesday and demanded passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament's winter session starting on Friday.

Bills on Triple Talaq, transgender rights listed for Winter Session

New Delhi , Dec 13

A bill to provide Muslim women the right to seek maintenance from the ex-spouse after divorce and another aimed to end discrimination against the transgenders, among other proposed legislations, are listed for taking up during Parliament's winter session starting on Friday.

Khasi tribals hold up Meghalaya highway upgrade?

New Delhi , Dec 13 Even as the Centre aspires to improve connectivity in the northeast under its Act East Policy, the two-laning of a crucial 43-km highway is hanging fire as Meghalaya's Khasi Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has delayed its nod for acquiring land for the project.

11 Sikkim communities meet minister, seek ST status

New Delhi , Dec 12

Eleven communities residing in Sikkim on Tuesday met DONER Minister Jitendra Singh, demanding they be given the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and also representation in the state assembly, reservations in jobs and exemption from income tax.