India: Women’s fight for dignity with more toilets
01 May 2023 | 12:29 pm
Women's groups in eastern Odisha are the driving force behind enabling access to toilets in their homes and within their communities, with the aim of ending open defecation.
India's foreign ministry says it rejects attempts by Beijing to change the names of mountains and rivers in its Arunachal Pradesh state. China also lays claim to the region.
After India outrightly rejected China's attempt to rename places of Arunachal Pradesh, Beijing on Tuesday claimed its "sovereignty" over the region. In a regular press conference, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said, "Zangnan (Arunachal Pradesh) is part of China's territory.
The UN accused the Taliban of forcing it to choose between abiding by its principles and serving Afghans. The Taliban told the UN it could not employ women in the country; so the UN is considering its mission's future.
Undaunted by criticism from Pakistan, the Indian government has announced that it will hold G-20 and Youth20 meetings next month in the disputed region of Kashmir.
The Iraqi Constitution states that a quarter of the government must be made up of women. In the 1950s it became the first Arab country to have a female minister and to have a law that gave women the ability to ask for divorces. Women attained the right to vote and run for public office in 1980.
According to a UN forecast, India will overtake China as the world's most populous country this Friday, with more than 1.4 billion inhabitants. Large Indian cities like Mumbai are already saturated. More than 20 million people live in the country's economic capital, in an area barely six times larger than central Paris.
India's government is rejecting claims that Muslims face discrimination and violence in the country. However, many members of the community disagree.
Atiq Ahmed, imprisoned since 2019, was being taken to the hospital by police when gunmen posing as journalists opened fire at close range. The TV footage showed the assailants chanting Hindu slogans after the attack.
India is overtaking China this Friday as the world's most populous country. With 1.4 billion people and counting, India's population is not expected to peak for decades. We take a look at what life is like in the country and what lessons India can learn from neighbouring China. The challenges ahead are numerous: from education to democracy, but also as basic as having enough to eat. For more, we speak to Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director of the Population Foundation of India.
India is overtaking China this Friday as the world's most populous country. With 1.4 billion people and counting, India's population is not expected to peak for decades. We take a look at what life is like in the country and what lessons India can learn from neighbouring China.
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