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  • For single women in India's Maharashtra, owning land can determine life or death

    OSMANABAD: Rajshree Gungoo, a chatty 27-year-old with a quick smile, speaks up at a gathering of about 40 women discussing the challenges facing single women in India's western Maharashtra state...

    Maharashtra, one of India's most prosperous states, has seen some of the biggest battles for the rights of marginalised communities, including the Laxmi Mukti campaign of the early 1990s to transfer half the family's land to women...

  • Prisoners of gender in Maharashtra

    The bench was explicit on the point that women shall no longer be barred from entering places of worship in Maharashtra...

    The incompetence of the Maharashtra government appears to have provoked a certain women’s group called the Bhumata Ranragini Brigade to file an FIR against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as well as the police deployed near the temple to uphold the temple authorities’ terms of engagement ...

  • Welfare cuts led to deaths of 600 children from malnutrition in India's Maharashtra state

    MUMBAI: Funding cuts for welfare schemes by India's government have contributed to child malnutrition in Palghar district in the western state of Maharashtra, where 600 children are said to have died of starvation this year, according to activists...

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the government of Maharashtra on Wednesday, asking for a detailed report on the deaths within four weeks...

  • World T20: BCCI in consultation to keep Pakistan away from Maharashtra

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been in consultation with the state government of Maharashtra to keep Pakistan away from playing in Mumbai and Nagpur during the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 to be held in India...

    Top officials in BCCI fear that right-wing party Shiv Sena might cause trouble in relation to law and order in Maharashtra on account of Pakistan playing matches in the state, a report published in The Indian...

  • BJP suffers setback as Maharashtra slips out of its control

    MUMBAI: In a setback, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in the western state of Maharashtra — the country’s richest — leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an alliance...

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in a state election in Maharashtra last month, and was expected to comfortably retain power with the help of its...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia's poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves...

    “In Myanmar, we can't afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, a teacher and tech entrepreneur taking virtual reality into the classroom
  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    LAHORE: “No one has ever achieved much from staying within the confines of a system...

    The bespectacled curly-haired student from the Lahore College of Arts and Sciences (LACAS), Johar Town, A-Level Campus, got published a research paper in the journal, Royal Society Open Science, based on research he had conducted for the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in Russia last year...

  • Road map to bring electric vehicles to local roads

    KARACHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has taken the initiative for “engineering foresight” to gear up auto assemblers and parts makers for new challenges, especially electric vehicles (EVs)...

    Various countries including the United States and India have already unveiled their plans for introducing EVs
  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    “The ban has been imposed for five days and it was done on instructions of an inter-ministerial committee, who took cognisance of an incorrect map of India in which the channel showed parts of Kashmir in Pakistan and China,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity...

    The Indian government in 2011 ordered The Economist magazine to cover up a map of disputed borders in Kashmir...

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