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    'Thappad' and 'Bulbbul': Portrayal of domestic violence in films sees a major shift

    The scene where Indraneel beats up Bulbbul in a film by the same name currently streaming on Netflix is crucial to the story. I winced while watching the scene which depicts cruelty a husband can inflict upon his wife. Most might argue it's just a story or it's just a movie. But don't literature and films mirror our society? I believe they do. What goes on behind...

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    Sexual misconduct case: Delhi HC vacates interim injunction granted to venture capitalist in defamation suit

    In a setback to venture capitalist and Managing Partner of Seedfund, Mahesh Murthy, the Delhi High Court has set aside interim injunction orders passed in 2017 in his defamation suit against entrepreneurs and media houses, for allegations of misappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment on his part, legal news website BarandBench.com has...

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    Gas leaks: Deposit money with Andhra officials, NGT tells 2 firms

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed two companies in Andhra Pradesh to deposit with Visakhapatnam and Kurnool district authorities within two week the compensation amount to given to kin of those who died and those affected by the toxic gas leaks last month.Benzimidazole gas leaked at Sainor Life Sciences Private Limited in Visakhapatnam district on June 30, which...

    • 2 days ago
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    'Fair & Lovely' to 'Glow & Lovely': Has the time for 'dark is in' finally come?

    Okay, Indian women, we will now glow and be lovely and not just be fair and lovely. Global consumer giant Hindustan Unilever said on Thursday it will rebrand its skin-lightening cream 'Fair & Lovely' to 'Glow & Lovely,' after facing backlash that the name promoted negative stereotypes towards darker skin tones. And to top it all its skin cream for men will...

    • 6 days ago
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    Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hits Alwar in Rajasthan; tremors felt in north India, Delhi-NCR

    A medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.7 jolted Alwar district in Rajasthan on Friday, tremors of which were felt in parts of north India including Delhi-NCR, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.According to the NCS, the quake occurred at 7 p.m. at a depth of 35 kilometres.The tremors of the quake were also felt in Delhi-NCR, triggering...

    • 6 days ago
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    NCW receives 2,043 complaints of crimes against women in June, highest in 8 months

    The NCW received 2,043 complaints of crimes committed against women in June, the highest in the last eight months.According to the National Commission for Women (NCW) data, 452 complaints of domestic violence were received in June alone.Of the 2,043, 603 complaints related to mental and emotional abuse and were filed under the 'right to live with dignity'...

    • 6 days ago
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    New bride being aloof, shunning chores, not cruelty: Delhi High Court

    The Delhi High Court has observed that it is the duty of the husband's family to make a new bride feel at home and has held that her conduct of trying to remain in her room or not showing initiative in doing household work cannot be described as cruelty."As such conduct of the wife of being interested in remaining in her room or not showing initiative in doing household...

    • 7 days ago
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    Over 97% CO2 emissions from space heating in Himalayas attributed to households

    Over 78% of the total emissions of CO2 in the Indian Himalayan region are from space heating in residential dwellings in rural areas, with 71.4% attributed to the northern states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir, according to a recent report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).Around three per...

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    Why must a woman 'look' married to be married? Symbols of marital status an added burden on women

    I remember a train journey. My spouse was posted with the UN Police in Kosovo. I had gone to join him for a few months. While there we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary in Athens, Greece. For this we had to take a train from Skopje the capital of Macedonia (which bordered Pristina, capital of Kosovo) to Thessaloniki in Greece and from...

    • a week ago
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    Koalas face extinction in New South Wales before 2050

    Koalas will face extinction in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state before 2050 due to the continuous destruction of their habitat and frequent natural disasters occurring in the region, according to an official report published on Tuesday which urges greater environmental protection.According to ecologist Oisin Sweeney's research, some 15,000 to 20,000 koalas were in NSW which suffered...

    • a week ago

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