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End gender-based discrimination in the Hindu Succession Act

The assumptions in HSA that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid
The assumptions in the Hindu Succession Act that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid. We must acknowledge the reality of society and treat women on par with men in all spheres of life, including in matters of property devolution(Praful Gangurde)
The assumptions in the Hindu Succession Act that govern the devolution of women’s property are no longer valid. We must acknowledge the reality of society and treat women on par with men in all spheres of life, including in matters of property devolution(Praful Gangurde)
Published on Sep 10, 2020 05:01 PM IST
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ByDevendra Damle

With uncoordinated rationing, Chandigarh’s poor sleep hungry

The city administration has not coordinated with NGOs for smoother distribution of food
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Updated on Apr 09, 2020 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Baby monitor: See how family size is shrinking

As families get smaller around the world, with the only exception being sub-Saharan Africa, the next big trend is set to be the only child. Take a look at the numbers worldwide and at home
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Updated on Feb 29, 2020 06:06 PM IST
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The perils of a two-child policy

Concerns about a national law on population revolve around two questions. Will it be coercive and will it further skew our already precarious sex ratio?
At 1.37 billion people, projected to swell to two billion by the end of the century, concerns about India’s burgeoning numbers are not new(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
At 1.37 billion people, projected to swell to two billion by the end of the century, concerns about India’s burgeoning numbers are not new(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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Quality education, health services drive family size in India

Real progress happens in states with high literacy and when people regard fertility a conscious choice that they can control. Reliable methods of contraception must also be widely available.
How India’s populations story plays out depends on its young population.(HT Photo)
How India’s populations story plays out depends on its young population.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 11:30 AM IST
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Shrinking families helped India grow in 1980s-90s

India’s family size has steadily declined and continues to — from 5.2 children per family in 1971 to 2.3 in 2016, which means the family size itself has fallen from 7.2 to 4.3.
India’s population has doubled since 1971, from 566 million to 1.35 billion in 2016. The total fertility rate in urban India has already fallen below replacement levels of 2.1.(AFP)
India’s population has doubled since 1971, from 566 million to 1.35 billion in 2016. The total fertility rate in urban India has already fallen below replacement levels of 2.1.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 05:58 PM IST
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Your dirty kitchen towels can cause food poisoning, here’s why

Dirty kitchen towels can aid the growth of pathogens and cause food poisoning, according to a new research done by the University of Mauritius.
Humid towels and multipurpose usage of kitchen towels should be discouraged.(Shutterstock)
Humid towels and multipurpose usage of kitchen towels should be discouraged.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 02:55 PM IST
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