IAS in Controversy

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IAS Officer Angrily Asks Schoolgirl ‘Want Condom Too?’ Over Her Query On Sanitary Pads

A female IAS officer has been attracting controversy for verbally attacking a schoolgirl who had a query on the prices of sanitary pads. In a program run by Bihar government,  schoolgirl asked an IAS officer if the government can provide sanitary pads at lower price. Annoyed IAS Officer replied, “you will eventually hope that the government will give you condoms for family planning?”.

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 08:43 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: IAS, Patna, sanitary pads, Condom, Bihar

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

School Students With A Box Of Sanitary Pads

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Nellore: Husband-Wife Teacher Duo Raise Awareness On Menstrual Cycle

To increase awareness on menstrual hygiene, a husband-wife teacher duo from Andhra Pradesh's Nellore launched a program that provides sanitary pads to the girls of government schools. The idea for this initiative struck M Suresh Babu when he observed the girls skipping school for 3 to 5 days every month that affected their studies. Reportedly, Suresh and his wife are providing sanitary pads to girl students of three districts - Nellore,… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 03:48 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: sanitary pads, Nellore, government schools, menstrual hygiene

Punjab CM

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Punjab CM Says High School, College Girls To Get Free Sanitary Pads

Taking a step towards the menstrual hygiene measures, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has announced to provide free sanitary pads for high school and college girls in the state. Launching 'Dheeiyan Di Lohri', the CM also announced that the month of January will be dedicated to girl child. The measure announced on January 7 was one among the many initiatives which included BASERA scheme, smart metering and distribution of free cricket kits… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 07:17 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, sanitary pads, Menstruation

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After Brexit, UK Scraps VAT On Women Sanitary Products

As a measure to eradicate poverty, the United Kingdom government has scrapped Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary products from January 1, 2021. Moreover, the government has planned to provide free sanitary products in schools, colleges, and hospitals. The rule came as the Brexit transition period ended on December 31, 2020, relieving the UK to avoid European Union’s 5% VAT directive on sanitary products.

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 07:51 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Brexit, Menstruation, sanitary pads, Tampons, VAT

Courtesy: Zee News


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Social Organisation Gifts Women Maoists Sanitary Pads, Menstrual Cups

To promote peace through Diwali celebrations, a social organisation has planned to gift sanitary pads and menstrual cups to women Maoists of Chhattisgarh's Bastar forest. This will be done under "New Peace Process" campaign. The organiser Shubhranshu Choudhary said women Maoists would receive a gift pack worth Rs 1000 that would consist re-useable sanitary pads and a menstrual cup. He added the funds were being raised and the offerings would… read-more

Sat, 14 Nov 2020 - 12:14 AM / by Shivam Chandrashekhar Kulkarni

Tags: Chhattisgarh, Maoists, Women, sanitary pads

Courtesy: Times of India

Lal Bhatia

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Lal Bhatia Donates For Sanitary Pad Vending Machines; Installed at WBs' Schools & Colleges

Lal Bhatia, author of his real-life experience book 'Indicting Goliath', decided to support the installation of sanitary pad vending machines in schools and colleges of West Bengal. Bhatia, who was jailed in the US for false charges, announced that a part of the earnings from the book's sale will be donated for the cause. He stated that Sanitary Pads are necessary and added, "Every girl must have access to it."

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 - 07:25 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: sanitary pads, lal bhatia, West Bengal

Courtesy: Yahoo News