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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana celebrate Rakshabandhan with fervour

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Hyderabad:  The festival of Rakshabandhan which celebrates the pious relationship between brothers and sisters, was celebrated with gaiety in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Schoolgirls and Brahma Kumaris tied rakhis on E.S.L. Narasimhan, the joint governor of the two states, at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu celebrated the festival with cabinet colleagues in Vijayawada. Ministers Paritala Sunita, P. Sujata and K. Mrunalini tied ‘rakhi’ to the chief minister.

Speaking on the occasion, the Telugu Desam Party chief assured women of both the Telugu states that he would work for their protection.

At the office of BJP’s Greater Hyderabad unit, the party’s women leaders tied rakhis on central minister Bandaru Dattatreya.

Leaders of women’s wing of Telangana Rashtra Samithi tied the thread to Irrigation Minister Harish Rao.

Foreign students joined the celebrations at a function organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in Osmania University.

In Andhra Pradesh, women leaders of the main opposition YSR Congress Party tied ‘rakhi’ to policemen during the day-long shutdown called by the party to protest delay in according special status to the state.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Survey Shows That More Women Support Live-in Relationships in India

For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

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For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

Inshorts, a news app, conducted a poll in the second week of May capturing the views of 1.4 lakh netizens — 80 per cent being in the age group of 18-35 years, read a statement.

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According to the survey, more than 80 per cent millennials think that live-in relationships are still considered a taboo in Indian society while more than 47 per cent Indians are of the opinion that marriage is better when choosing between marriage and lifelong live-ins.

More than 80 per cent Indians said that they do support live-ins as a way of life. Out of these, 26 per cent millennials went a step ahead and said that they would choose lifelong live-ins as an option over marriages.

On the other hand, 86 per cent Indians are of the opinion that lust is not the sole reason behind live-ins and more than 45 per cent say that it is more of compatibility testing before marriage.

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In the report, 45 per cent respondents have also said that since Indian society constantly judges unmarried couples staying together, any move by the judiciary to support this will not have any effect on their mindset.

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Azhar Iqubal, CEO and Co-founder, Inshorts said: “Live-in relationships, even after being legally recognised by the government, is a forbidden subject of discussion in Indian households. Our current survey was focused on capturing the sentiments of our Indian youth on such delicate issues.” (IANS)

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