India elections: Will women voters be a game changer?
22 April 2019 | 9:57 am
Although women have held powerful government positions in India, their political participation in the country has largely been curtailed by a male-dominated system. Will the ongoing general election bring about a change?
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A group of women have set up a collective to help female creatives thrive and expose wrongdoing in the male-dominated film industry. But being associated with the pro-gender equality group comes at a price.
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More than 80 people have been injured in southern India as villagers continue to protest the building of a seaport. The project is being financed by Asia's richest man, Gautam Adani.
India is taking over the G20 presidency amid tough times, with the world confronting a raft of geopolitical and economic crises.
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India's central bank hopes a digital rupee will facilitate cheaper and easier financial transactions, as well as protect people from the volatility of private cryptocurrencies.
On her first visit to India, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will address the climate crisis and sign a mobility agreement.
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LGBTQ couples are demanding the government grant them equal rights as married couples, including adopting children and inheriting property. However, resistance to same-sex marriage remains.
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