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  • Saudi women can start own business without male permission

    Riyadh: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades.

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    Navi Mumbai tragedy: Mother, 5-year old daughter die after fire breaks out in Airoli

    Mumbai: A 24-year-old woman and her five-year-old daughter died due to suffocation after a fire broke out due to a short circuit on the ground floor of a fashion and beauty store in Sector 3 in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, in the wee hours of Thursday. Manju Araram Choudhary, along with her husband and deceased daughter Gayatri, stayed on the first floor above the novelty store owned by the family.

  • Thane: Woman gets Rs 7.87 lakh claim for husband’s death

    Thane: A consumer court here has ordered an insurance company to pay Rs 7.87 lakh to a widow for the death of her husband in a road accident in 2009. Thane District Consumer Rederessal Forum president Sneha Mhatre and member Madhuri Vishwarupe said the insurance firm was deficient in services as it rejected the claim citing wrong reasons, due to which the claimant had to undergo mental torture.

  • Woman delivers baby outside, after denied entry in Gurgaon hospital for not carrying Aadhaar card

    Gurgaon: A woman today delivered her baby outside the emergency ward of a civil hospital here after the staff allegedly denied her admission into the labour ward for not carrying her Aadhaar card, her family members said. After the incident came to light, Gurgaon Chief Medical Officer Dr BK Rajora said a doctor and a staff nurse were suspended from duty. The patient, identified as Munni Kewat (25), was taken to the

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    Indore: Woman hoodwinked of Rs 24,000

    Indore: Police have registered a case against unidentified person for hoodwinking Rs 24,000 from the bank account of a woman in LIG area on Tuesday. Police are examining CCTV footage of the ATM booth from where the money was withdrawn.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Police arrest 4, including BJP MLA's cousin, for extorting money from truckers

    Mumbai: Woman tries to self-immolate at Republic Day parade at Shivaji Park

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Friday detained a woman along with her two sons while trying to enter Republic Day parade venue at Shivaji Park. She was reportedly aggrieved over husband’s custodial death and was planning to immolate herself. More details are awaited.

  • No one can touch a woman without her consent: Delhi court

    New Delhi: No one can touch a woman without her consent, a Delhi court has said and termed it unfortunate that women continue to be victimised by “lecherous and sexually-pervert” men. The court’s observation came while awarding a 5-year jail term to Chavi Ram for inappropriately touching a nine-year-old girl inappropriately in a crowded market in north Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar in 2014.

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    Bombay High Court allows woman to abort 28-week foetus over fears of trauma to her

    Mumbai: In a significant ruling, now courts will have to consider the threat perception and risk to the life of a pregnant woman post delivery while deciding matters of medical termination of pregnancy. This ruling was delivered by the Bombay HC on Tuesday while allowing a 28-weeks pregnant woman to abort her foetus.

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    Woman approaches Bombay High Court to abort 28-week foetus

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court is likely to decide on Tuesday if termination of pregnancy at an advanced stage can be allowed by considering the “mental trauma”, a mother would undergo if allowed to continue with the pregnancy. This comes after a 28-weeks pregnant woman petitioned the HC seeking permission to terminate her foetus.

  • Mumbai Crime: Man watches obscene video in share auto, touches woman inappropriately

    On Wednesday, when Mumbai was busy in protests led by Dalits, an incident of misbehaviour with a woman in a share rickshaw took place. Apparently, a 32-year-old man watching obscene video on his phone inappropriately touched a 24-year-old woman in the auto in Andheri on Wednesday. The woman then alerted a patrolling police team and got the man arrested.

  • Ujjain: Youth duped by fake marriage bureau, woman arrested

    Ujjain: A group of five people from Indore, operating a fake marriage bureau, targetted a youth from Rajasthan by arranging his marriage with an Ujjain girl. They got the youth married in a temple in return for R 2.5 lakh. However, later the girl refused to go him and denied getting married to him. Police have arrested the girl, but the gang members are on the run.