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dow ree

  • n  money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

  • WOMEN KILLED BY GREED AND OPPRESSION In india the ancient custom of the bridal dowry has become a vicious and increasingly murderous way for a husband's family .
  • Reluctance to abolish the dowry is more than a matter of male chauvinist greed.
  • PTI: So how is it that even 50 years after independence, the caste system, child marriages, dowry deaths and other ills still persist? Agnivesh: Exactly.
News & Articles

  • Manhattan nups cost an average of $76,000
    There’s no more expensive stroll in America than a walk down the aisle in Manhattan. A Manhattan wedding in 2012 cost the average couple a dowry-busting $76,687, by far the most expensive of any geographic area in the United States, according to nuptials-planning Web sites and...
    Aug. 9, 2013 - New York Post
  • Edison International Acquires SoCore
    Distributed solar developer brings a dowry of a who's who customer list and and extensive pipeline of projects        
    Aug. 6, 2013 - The Motley Fool

  • Ed Towns in Washington Times
    In short, the Treasury Department had provided a $20 billion dowry for a shotgun wedding,said Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns, New York Democrat. "But the question may be, who was holding the shotgun?"
  • Renuka Chowdhury in (blog)
    The data available with the NCW indicates an increase in the number of complaints received on dowry, rape and harassment against women,Chowdhury said.
  • Yasser Arafat in
    Hanadi did not know at the time, but when her father agreed for her to spend a month with the Saudi tourist, he was paid a large sum of money in return in the form of a dowry, which she never had a share in,said Yasser Sobhi al-Okeili, who...

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