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Missing women in 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:17

Is election in India primarily about men with women only offering a symbolic presence?

27 women candidates in fray for LS polls in Kerala

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 15:33

A record number of 27 women candidates, including two each from mainstream parties like Congress, CPI(M) and BJP, are among 269 candidates contesting in the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala going to polls on April 10.

43 women among 318 candidates fielded by Congress

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 09:13

For all the claims of giving greater say to women this election, of the total 318 candidates announced so far by the Congress party just about 14 per cent happen to be women.

Women empowerment? Under 10% women candidates in 22 state polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 17:05

At a time when the UPA government is determined to push through the Women Reservation Bill during the ongoing winter session of Parliament, comes the shocking news of abysmally low participation of women candidates in the electoral process.

SP to field women candidates from Agra seats in 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 14:31

Samajwadi Party has decided to field two women candidates for the Agra City and Agra Rural (Fatehpur Sikri) Lok Sabha seats.

Where are the women candidates, asks Pakistani daily

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:02

The list of candidates for 272 National Assembly general seats includes only 36 women.

Oman voters rebuff push by women candidates

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 15:16

Voting for the Shura Council was the first major test of public opinion in Oman since protests earlier this year.

Two women vie for Afghan presidency

Last Updated: Thursday, August 06, 2009, 09:35

In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish, highlights her eyes with glitter and wants to be Afghanistan`s next president.