Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account gets suspended, Mother’s Day Celebrations, and many more. Here is a weekly wrap of women in news (2 May – 9 May)
The last week happened to be cherishing and overwhelming at the same time. COVID cases are soaring, and we witnessed Mother’s Day on Sunday. And amid that, there has been some good and bad news related to women. Women from sports, politics, entertainment, and media, all have found their names in the news of the last week. And one of the highlights remains Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account getting permanently suspended. Constituting other highlights too, here is a weekly wrap of women in news this week.
PV Sindhu becomes ‘Believe In Sport’ ambassador
Along with Michelle Li of Canada, Indian ace badminton player PV Sindhu has been named an athlete ambassador for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) “Believe in Sport” initiative. The ‘Believe in Sport’ movement seeks to raise concern among athletes and their entourages about competition manipulation.
Mamata Banarjee calls all journalists COVID-19 Warriors
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee calls all journalists to be COVID-19 warriors after she wins the general elections. Doing this assures that in those states, Journalists will be given the first preference for vaccination.
“No Time For Vaccine Nationalism” – Nirmala Sitharaman to other nations
On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman urged countries to share COVID vaccine technology in the face of the pandemic, emphasizing that there should be no vaccine nationalism. In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic, she also proposed looking at the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) negotiation.
Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account got suspended
Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter Account Has Been Deleted. “We’ve made it clear that we’ll take tough disciplinary action against anybody who engages in behaviour that has the potential to cause offline injury. The referenced account has been indefinitely suspended for persistent breaches of Twitter Laws, namely our Hateful Conduct and Abusive Behaviour policies,” a Twitter spokesman said, adding that the rules were enforced fairly and evenly. Read a report by ThePrint
Kalash Yatra celebrated amid COVID
Women, in different parts of the country, were seen celebrating the Kalash Yatra amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Pictures went viral.
Women gathered in large numbers yesterday at Navapura village in Sanand, Ahmedabad district to offer prayers at the Baliyadev temple.
Action taken against 23 people including the Sarpanch of the village, says KT Kamaria, deputy superintendent of police, Ahmedabad Rural. (ANI) pic.twitter.com/ToIWETlCqP
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 5, 2021
Comedian Sugandha Mishra charged for violating COVID protocol at her wedding
Sugandha Mishra, a comedian, has been charged with violating COVID-19 protocols at her wedding to Sanket Bhosale. Their wedding took place on April 26 at a resort in Phagwara, Punjab. Sugandha Mishra, the bridegroom, the resort owner, and the participants were all charged by the police on Wednesday night. According to reports, the viral video of her wedding shows a huge crowd at the wedding, which is against COVID-19 protocol. A case has been filed under the Sedition Act, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Paramjit Singh.
Actors took to social media wishing Mother’s Day
Well, this was all we had for this week’s women in news. Stay tuned for next week’s wrap.
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