Tuesday, June 18, 2024


North East

RPF of NFR rescues 45 minors and 3 women

Dimapur, June 9: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of NF Railway, while conducting regular checks and drives within the zone between May 17 to 31 apprehended 32 persons involved in human trafficking and theft of Railway passengers' belongings. During their drives at different stations and trains, they successfully rescued 48 persons including 45 minors and 3 women and apprehended 3 human traffickers from different locations. Similarly, the teams also recovered stolen passenger belongings like valuables worth approximately Rs 4,95,000. The teams apprehended 29 persons involved in this connection with recovery...

Women treated unfairly when they complain of pains, says Lancet report

NEW DELHI, MAY 30: Women have a greater burden of painful conditions, including low back pain, headache disorders and other musculoskeletal disorders, compared with men, but despite that millions of women globally find that their chronic pain remains untreated, says a report in The Lancet. The article published in The Lancet Rheumatology said that medical gas-lighting of women's pain has a long history. Medical gas-lighting - when a patient feels that their symptoms are inappropriately dismissed as minor or primarily psychological by a healthcare professional - can have detrimental effects,...
North East

Arunachal Pradesh struggles with low representation of women in polls

Itanagar, April 7: Even after the passage of the Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill aimed at bolstering women’s participation in electoral politics, the ground reality speaks of a different narrative in Arunachal Pradesh. Only a few women are taking part in the simultaneous polls to two Lok Sabha seats and 50 assembly constituencies to be held in this northeastern state on April 19. Toko Sheetal, a greenhorn representing the Gana Suraksha Party, is the only woman among the total 14 contestants for the two Lok Sabha seats – Arunachal East and...
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