Tag - Women

China’s population fells for a second straight year


Beijing: China’s population fell by 2 million people in 2023 in its second straight annual decrease, as births dropped for the seventh straight year and deaths jumped following the end of Covid-19 restrictions, the government said Wednesday. The number of deaths rose by 690,000 to 11.1 million, more than double the previous year’s increase. Demographers...

Taliban sending Afghan women to prison to protect them, says UN report


Islamabad: Taliban officials are sending Afghan women to prison to protect them from gender-based violence, according to a U.N. report published Thursday. Before the Taliban seized power in 2021, there were 23 state-sponsored women protection centers in Afghanistan where survivors of gender-based violence could seek refuge. Now there are none, the U.N. report said. Officials from...

Brahmacharya Reservations about Service vs Seva by Women


By Bal Ram Singh, PhD Democracy is a strange thing, it is wonderful that it gives people a voice, yet it takes away one’s uniqueness by uniformalizing people for voting purposes. Uniqueness is the best example of the creativity of Brahma, who creates this world according to its nature, and there are no two things...

Abortion pill case moves to appeals court


New Orleans: Lawyers seeking to preserve pregnant women’s access to a drug used in the most common method of abortion got pushback Wednesday from appellate judges with a history of supporting abortion restrictions. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments over whether the Food and Drug Administration approval of mifepristone should be revoked...

South Carolina moves closer to abortion ban


Richmond, Va.: South Carolina became the latest state to move toward a near total abortion ban Wednesday with legislation that if enacted would leave Virginia an outlier in the South as a place where women have unrestricted access to abortions amid a rapid rise in restrictions in the year since Roe v. Wade was overturned. South Carolina is...

New menopause drug for hot flashes gets FDA approval


Washington: U.S. health regulators on Friday approved a new type of drug for women dealing with uncomfortable hot flashes caused by menopause. The Food and Drug Administration approved the once-a-day pill from Astellas Pharma to treat moderate-to-severe symptoms, which can include sweating, flushing and chills. Astellas’ drug, Veozah, uses a new approach, targeting brain connections that...

7 killed in Pak passenger train fire


Karachi, Pakistan: At least seven people were killed after a car on a moving passenger train caught fire overnight in southern Pakistan, officials said Thursday. Railways official Mohsin Sial said the train caught fire in Khairpur, a district about 300 miles north of Karachi, the capital of Sindh province. He said six people were killed...

Colorado offers safe haven for abortion


Denver: A trio of health care bills enshrining access in Colorado to abortion and gender-affirming procedures and medications became law Friday as the Democrat-led state tries to make itself a safe haven for its neighbors, whose Republican leaders are restricting care. The main goal of the legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is to...

Taliban say there’s no obstacles for UN work in Afghanistan


Islamabad: The Taliban’s chief spokesman said Wednesday there are no obstacles for the U.N. to function in Afghanistan, after they barred Afghan women from working at the global body. Last week, the country’s Taliban rulers took a step further in the restrictive measures they have imposed on women and said that female Afghan staffers employed...