Monday, December 10, 2018

Pass resolution in Assembly in support of Women's Reservation Bill: Rahul to Punjab CM

New Delhi [India] | December 9, 2018 4:41:36 PM IST
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi has asked Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to pass "a resolution calling for the reservation of one-third of the seats in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies for women, in the next session."... read..

Rahul writes to Congress CMs for passage of Women's Reservation Bill in winter session

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 7:45:19 PM IST
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has written to Congress/alliance governments in the states to have a resolution passed in their respective assemblies seeking one-third reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies.... read..

Women's BBL: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana score record half-tons

Dubai [UAE] | December 9, 2018 5:11:33 PM IST
Indian women cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored record half-centuries for their respective teams in the ongoing fourth edition of the Women's Big Bash League on Sunday.... read..

Chinese men forcing Myanmarese women into marriage, bear kids: Study

Beijing |Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Thousands of Myanmarese women who have fled or have been trafficked from the country deep in internal conflict are forced to marry Chinese men and bear their children, according to a study.... read..

Now a PIL seeking women's entry into Nizamuddin Dargah

New Delhi, [India] | December 7, 2018 5:41:34 PM IST
A group of women law students have filed a plea at the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre and other authorities to allow the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia shrine in New Delhi.... read..

Production warrant against Kashmiri women separatist leaders

New Delhi [India] | December 6, 2018 1:41:36 PM IST
A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday issued a production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, and Naheeda Nasreen of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, a banned terrorist organisation, after taking cognisance of recent charge shee... read..

On equality before God, Dalits have progressed more than women: Ramachandra Guha

Panaji |Thursday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
When it comes to equality before God and in society, Dalits in India have made more progress than women, historian Ramachandra Guha said on Thursday, while speaking at the Goa Literary and Arts Festival held here.... read..

BJD to approach national, regional political outfits on women reservation

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | December 6, 2018 7:41:33 AM IST
Leaders of Odisha's ruling party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will meet all national and regional parties to discuss the 33 per cent reservation for women in the Parliament and State Assemblies.... read..

Merck Foundation CEO, First Lady of Central African Republic, meet 100 infertile women

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | December 5, 2018 5:41:33 PM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec5 (BWI): Merck Foundation CEO, Dr. RashaKelej together with H.E. Madam Brigitte Touadera, the first lady of Central African Republic - C.A.R. & Merck more than a Mother Ambassador, conducted a special meeting with more... read..

Odisha CM urges PM to pass Bill for 1/3rd reservation for women

Bhubaneswar |Tuesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate the move to ensure one-third reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures.... read..

33 pc quota to women in Parliament, Assemblies to be finest tribute to Bapu: Odisha CM to PM Modi

Bhubneswar (Odisha), [India] | December 4, 2018 9:41:30 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies, which, he said, would be "the finest tribute to the Father of the Nation on his 150th birt... read..

Family demands CBI probe into attacks on Meghalaya women's activists

Shillong |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The family members of two prominent women's rights activists, who were injured in a mob attack in Meghalaya, on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to institute a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incident.... read..

Women to get 6 more reserved berths in AC 3 tier

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
The Indian Railways has decided to reserve six more berths in AC-3 tier of Rajdhani, Duranto and other fully air-conditioned trains except the Garib Rath Express.... read..

Women's Ballon d'Or winner shuts down 'twerk' demand made by presenter

London [UK] | December 4, 2018 11:38:02 AM IST
It was a historic moment for women's football as Ada Hegerberg of Norway became the first woman to be awarded a Ballon d'Or but the moment was dampened when presenter DJ Martin Solveig asked the footballer to twerk.... read..

Court orders reinstation of women terminated for HIV

Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | December 4, 2018 11:38:17 AM IST
A Pune-based woman employee, who was terminated by her company after being diagnosed with HIV, got justice from the Labour Court almost after three years.... read..

New chatbot Shakti to help women fight workplace harassment

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
In the wake of the recent #MeToo India movement, Silicon Valley-based bot and messaging platform Gupshup on Tuesday launched a chatbot called 'Shakti' to help women in India find a voice against sexual harassment.... read..

Fashion mantra for plus-size women

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
It is a myth that plus-size women should wear loose or baggy clothes. Shapeless garments should be avoided in favour of fitted clothing that can accentuate your best features, say experts.... read..

Tooth loss in postmenopausal women linked to hypertension

New York |Tuesday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Postmenopausal women experiencing tooth loss could be at higher risk of developing high blood pressure -- a key risk factor for heart disease, warns a new study.... read..

Ghani orders probe into sex abuse claims in women's football team

Kabul |Tuesday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a probe into the allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women's football team following a report that the females were molested by officials from the Afghan Football Federation (AFF).... read..

Tooth loss linked to high BP in older women

Washington D.C. [USA] | December 4, 2018 4:11:56 PM IST
A recent study was conducted to find if there is any relationship between periodontal disease and tooth loss with hypertension.... read..

Birthday wishes pour in for women's ODI skipper Mithali Raj

New Delhi [India] | December 3, 2018 6:11:33 PM IST
Birthday wishes poured in for the Indian women's ODI team skipper Mithali Raj from across the cricketing fraternity as the ace cricketer turns 36 today.... read..

Here's why women reject preventive drugs for breast cancer

Washington D.C. [USA] | December 3, 2018 1:11:37 PM IST
According to a recent study, only some women who are at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease.... read..

Some of the biggest gatekeepers of patriarchy are women: Filmmaker Leena Yadav

Mumbai |Monday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Whether it was about focusing on the mental conditioning that creates gender inequality in "Parched" or bringing to notice how technology is creating a generation gap with her latest project "Rajma Chawal", filmmaker Leena Yadav treats all her movies as o... read..

SWR bags 42nd All India Railway Basketball Championship for Women

Hyderabad | Monday, Dec 3 2018 IST
South Western Railway (SWR) team bagged the 42nd All India Railway Basketball Championship for Women held at the Railway Sports Complex Grounds, Secunderabad on Monday. In the finals, SWR won over South Central Railway with the score of 69-64 in four ... read..

Two women smugglers held by SSB in UP

Siddharthnagar | Monday, Dec 3 2018 IST
The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) arrested two women smugglers near the Kakrahwa town on the international border of Nepal touching this district of Uttar Pradesh, official sources said on Monday. Sources said that the women were returning from Nepal with alc... read..

How their jewellery-making skill is empowering women of the forest (IANS Special Series)

Bandha Tola (Kanha Tiger Reserve) |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Dependent on the forest for their day-to-day needs, women of Bandha Tola faced an uncertain future when their whole village, along with hundreds of other such Baiga tribal villages, was moved out of their traditional habitat in the jungles of this famous ... read..

In changing times, women idol makers make their presence felt, battle hardship, (Societal Feature)

Kolkata |Friday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST
Walking cautiously along the narrow lanes of Kumartuli, the traditional sculpting hub and potters' lane in north Kolkata, one can easily locate the few women idol makers who have carved a niche for themselves in a world hitherto dominated by men.... read..

Four women in shortlist of six for Man Booker 2018

London |Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson were announced on Thursday as the six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.... read..

How tribal women of Kanha are driving their own destiny (IANS Special Series)

Mukki (Madhya Pradesh) |Sunday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Mukki zone in the famous Kanha National Park had been known throughout its recorded history to have been ruled by tigresses, rather than tigers. True to this legacy, tribal women of the Mukki zone are breaking conventional chains by taking over men-domina... read..

How waste management is helping Vietnamese women earn a living (Societal Feature)

Hoi An (Vietnam) |Friday, 2018 3:20:56 PM IST
With over 20 million tourists visiting per year, this port city -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- produces approximately 27,000 tonnes of urban waste per year.... read..
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