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Victoria Azarenka celebrates after match point against Elise Mertens of Belgium.(USA TODAY Sports)

Capping career comeback, Azarenka not disappointed as U.S. Open runner-up

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:26 AM IST
“I’m not necessarily disappointed. It’s just painful. It’s painful to lose. That is what it is,” the twice Australian Open champion said. “Am I going to think about it too long? Not at all. I’m not going to sit here and be miserable.”
(HT PHOTO)
(HT PHOTO)

Shortage of beds: Mother and Child Hospital in Ludhiana discharging women just 48 hours after delivery

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harvinder Kaur, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2020 10:46 PM IST
Ideally, women have to be kept under observation for 72 hours after delivery to monitor any post-partum complications.
Serena Williams of the United States serves against Maria Sharapova(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the United States serves against Maria Sharapova(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena proves too strong for Sharapova in U.S. Open showdown

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 09:44 AM IST
Eighth seed Williams showed no signs of the back spasms that forced her to retire in tears from the Toronto final two weeks ago and instead showcased some of her best on-court movement since returning from maternity leave in 2018.
There is also the perception that once a woman has had a child, she is less likely to pay as much attention to her job as before. This is largely untrue and unfair but that is how it goes(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
There is also the perception that once a woman has had a child, she is less likely to pay as much attention to her job as before. This is largely untrue and unfair but that is how it goes(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Invest in new mothers at work

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2019 07:22 PM IST
It is assumed that the woman will take leave to attend to her children and that her mind will not be fully on the job. An enlightened employer would see it differently
According to a July 2018 International Labour Organization (ILO)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
According to a July 2018 International Labour Organization (ILO)(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Men sharing childcare make society more equal

PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Social assumptions about Noble Mothers who sacrifice careers for their children are deeply ingrained
Finance Minister outside Parliament on Friday.(HT photo)
Finance Minister outside Parliament on Friday.(HT photo)

Budget 2019 highlights: Tax relief, mega pension plan for unorganised workers in poll year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Budget 2019 Highlights: Finance minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget 2019 and proposed a slew of changes to the income tax slabs as well as a host of schemes for the farmers.
Disha Vakani in a still from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in 2015.(Instagram)
Disha Vakani in a still from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in 2015.(Instagram)

Disha Vakani unlikely to return to TV screens as Daya Ben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Details inside

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Disha Vakani, who played Daya Ben in the hit TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, is not likely to return to the TV show. More details here.
Women who enter the workforce must both conform to the male standard at the workplace (or lose out on career advancement), and also deal with social norms that expect them to continue shouldering family responsibilities(HT Photo)
Women who enter the workforce must both conform to the male standard at the workplace (or lose out on career advancement), and also deal with social norms that expect them to continue shouldering family responsibilities(HT Photo)

Maternity leave is not a question of charity

By Gautam Bhatia
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 12:49 PM IST
The Uttarakhand High Court’s judgment has significance for how we think at the intersection of labour and gender equality
The International Labour Organisation in a 2014 report observed that India wasn’t part of the countries which legally recognised paternity leave.(Shutterstock)
The International Labour Organisation in a 2014 report observed that India wasn’t part of the countries which legally recognised paternity leave.(Shutterstock)

On International Men’s Day, why it’s important that men get paternity leave

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 09:26 AM IST
MNCs such as Microsoft led the way in India by providing paternity leave for men, hence acknowledging the father’s role post childbirth.
The proposal comes in the backdrop of the amendment made in 2017 to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, under which maternity leave was increased from 12 to 26 weeks to enable women to breastfeed babies for six months after birth.(Getty Images/Representational Photo)
The proposal comes in the backdrop of the amendment made in 2017 to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, under which maternity leave was increased from 12 to 26 weeks to enable women to breastfeed babies for six months after birth.(Getty Images/Representational Photo)

Centre may reimburse private firms for increased maternity leave

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 09:21 AM IST
In a bid to help women on maternity leave retain their jobs, the government may dip into labour welfare cess collected by states to reimburse employers providing maternity benefits to female staff, officials familiar with the matter said.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Panel formed on Panjab University PhD scholar’s sexual harassment complaint

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Arshdeep Arshi, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 10:44 AM IST
The scholar, who had met with an accident on campus, had filed a sexual harassment complaint against the person (DSW’s son) who collided his car with her scooter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre brought relief for triple talaq victims.(Twitter/@BJPLive)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre brought relief for triple talaq victims.(Twitter/@BJPLive)

Narendra Modi in Ajmer Highlights: Why is the Congress not fighting elections on facts, says PM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 03:41 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BJP’s poll campaign in Rajasthan on Saturday with the Vijay Sankalp rally in Ajmer. The rally will mark the conclusion of chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra.The BJP is leaving no stone unturned to make Modi’s public rally a grand success. State unit president Madan Lal Saini has said that three lakh people will be attending the rally.Here are the highlights:

Breastfeeding and its benefits depends on mother’s characteristics and how much they know about nutrition.(Shutterstock)
Breastfeeding and its benefits depends on mother’s characteristics and how much they know about nutrition.(Shutterstock)

Breastfeeding is not solely responsible for infant’s health and well being

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Researchers from the University at Buffalo found that the benefits of breastfeeding, reported in the vast majority of prior research, could be influenced by the mother’s characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition.
Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital.(HT File Photo)
Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital.(HT File Photo)

Against state govt rule, Uttarakhand HC grants maternity leave for third child

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:24 PM IST
The court said the second provision of the rule on maternity leave goes against a central act as well as the Article 42 of the Constitution.
Financial allowances and medical services are also being included as incentives for the couples in some of the regions.(AFP)
Financial allowances and medical services are also being included as incentives for the couples in some of the regions.(AFP)

Money, medicines, increased maternity leave if you make more babies, says China

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 06:08 PM IST
China entirely did away with its controversial and strict one-child policy in 2016 after implementing it since the late 1970s.
Serena Williams waves as she celebrates defeating Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova at Wimbledon on Wednesday.(AP)
Serena Williams waves as she celebrates defeating Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova at Wimbledon on Wednesday.(AP)

Serena Williams advances, Caroline Wozniacki knocked out of Wimbledon

Agence France-Presse, London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Serena Williams defeated Viktoriya Tomova while Caroline Wozniacki suffered fresh Wimbledon woe as the world number two was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 by Ekaterina Makarova.

Paid maternity leave for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers increased to 26 weeks

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Parina Sood, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 03:38 PM IST
The order will cover all teachers under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan with effect from April 1, 2017; about 500 teachers to benefit in UT
New mothers doing yoga exercises under the instruction of an instructor at the Lake Malaren International Postpartum Care Centre in Shanghai.(AFP)
New mothers doing yoga exercises under the instruction of an instructor at the Lake Malaren International Postpartum Care Centre in Shanghai.(AFP)

Yoga, cheesecakes and plush settings, welcome to Chinese Sitting Centres for new moms

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Shanghai
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 11:55 AM IST
Sitting Centres for new moms in China are a big hit. Mothers pay up to $11,000 per month to stay in these plush homes with their newborns. According to Chinese culture, mothers confine themselves after giving birth, also known as ‘sitting month’.
“I just couldn’t bear it. I felt like my child was crying and I had to feed the baby,” police constable Archana says.(ANI)
“I just couldn’t bear it. I felt like my child was crying and I had to feed the baby,” police constable Archana says.(ANI)

Bengaluru Police constable breastfeeds abandoned baby, gains respect on social media

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 03:47 PM IST
The newborn boy was found abandoned in a plastic bag in Electronics City on June 2 by a team led by assistant sub-inspector Nagesh.
Serena Williams pulled out of her French Open match against Maria Sharapova on Monday.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams pulled out of her French Open match against Maria Sharapova on Monday.(REUTERS)

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open clash against Maria Sharapova due to injury

Paris | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 07:26 PM IST
Serena Williams decided to pull out of her French Open fourth round clash against Maria Sharapova due to a pectoral muscle injury on Monday.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give permission to a second-year-old law student of Delhi University who was not allowed to write her exams as she had missed her classes due to her pregnancy.(HT file photo)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to give permission to a second-year-old law student of Delhi University who was not allowed to write her exams as she had missed her classes due to her pregnancy.(HT file photo)

Supreme Court refuses permission to pregnant law student to write her exams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 09:26 AM IST
The petitioner, Ankita Meena, fell short of the required attendance as she could not attend classes because she was in an advanced stage of pregnancy.
A second-year law student challenged a single-judge’s decision refused to grant relief to write the exam.(Mint File)
A second-year law student challenged a single-judge’s decision refused to grant relief to write the exam.(Mint File)

Delhi high court refuses relief to pregnant DU student barred from exams for low attendance

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:49 AM IST
Counsel highlighted Delhi University rules say attendance will not be counted in case of a married woman student who is granted maternity leave.
The amendment bill approved by Parliament earlier in the month had also empowered the government to fix the period of maternity leave.(Reuters File Photo)
The amendment bill approved by Parliament earlier in the month had also empowered the government to fix the period of maternity leave.(Reuters File Photo)

Centre notifies raising tax-free gratuity ceiling to Rs 20 lakh

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 10:33 PM IST
After implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling of tax-free gratuity amount for the central government employees was increased from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.
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