Sunday, March 18, 2018

Muslim women protest against Triple Talaq Bill

Osmanabad | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
Thousands of Muslim women carried out a silent march on Saturday here protesting against the Triple Talaq Bill brought in Parliament by the Central government. As per the order issued by the Muslim Personal Law Board, the morcha was taken out... read..

PTI women activists throw eggs, tomatoes at Ayesha Gulalai

Lahore [Pakistan] | March 17, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Incidents of attacking political leaders in Pakistan have been on the rise this month.... read..

Haryana to grant CLU permission for setting up of DAV Women University

Chandigarh Mar 17 | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
Haryana government has decided to grant Change of Land Use (CLU) permission for the setting up of DAV Women University in the revenue estate of village Panjeto, Mukarampur, Chaneta and Mundakhera in Chhachhrauli tehsil of Yamunanagar district. The Univer... read..

Women farmers to be role models for others – Kshama Metre

Dharamshala | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
Padamshri Dr Kshama Metre, National Director CORD today expressed concern that women play vital role in farm and its allied sector and yet face inequality in many ways. ''They have to come forward to bring forth a change in the society to become role mo... read..

AiRSWEEE to train 450 women entrepreneurs to take up entrepreneurship as a career

Bhubanneswar | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
The All India Roadshow on Women's Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship 2.0 (AiRSWEEE) has planned to train 450 women entrepreneurs in smaller Indian Cities to encourage them to take up entrepreneurship as a career. AiRSWEEE2.0 Chairperson See... read..

ATA celebrates International Women's Day in US

Hyderabad | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
American Telugu Association (ATA) has celebrated International Women's Day at Royal Albert's Palace, New Jersey USA on a grand scale on Friday. The event was attended by more than 400 women from all walks of life. The celebrations started with the trad... read..

NASLAR organizes 'Leadership Summit-2018 Led by Women' in Hyderabad

Hyderabad | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
Centre for Management Studies, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad organized a "Leadership Summit 2018 – Led by Women "here on Saturday. The event, celebrating the evolving leadership of women in diverse roles in the contemporary society has received... read..

KIITU Bhubaneswar men and women champs in All India Inter University Rugby

Chandigarh | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar claimed the men's and women's five-a-side trophies in the All India Inter University Rugby (Men & Women) Championship, hosted by Punjabi University in Patiala today. Hosts Punjabi University, Patiala, finished runners-up in th... read..

Women inspire & encourage men towards success: RDA Minister

Panaji | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
Goa Minister for Rural Development Agency (RDA) Jayesh Salgaonkar on Thursday said that excellence of women in every field of human endeavour was itself an indication of the knowledge and strength she possessed. Speaking at a function organised to mark... read..

Australia: Tasmania elects majority of women

Canberra | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
Tasmania has become the first state in Australian history to elect a majority of female MPs to its legislature, A BBC News report said on Friday. The state, Australia's smallest, held its election on 3 March, but counting was not finalised until this week... read..

Of women in business, quest, mystery and truths for children (IANS Books This Weekend)

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Are women getting their due at workplaces or are they being overlooked? What happens when a devastated man embarks on a quest to find the recipient of his donated kidney? IANS book shelf for this weekend presents an exciting array of books that, apart fro... read..

British Council to felicitate 100 Indian women

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST
As many as 100 Indian women will be awarded the British Council's 70th Anniversary Scholarships to mark the organisation's 70th anniversary in India here on Saturday. It is the organisation's largest investment in a scholarship programme in India, accordi... read..

LaQshya program for pregnant women, newborns in public health institutions

New Delhi | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently announced the launch of programme 'LaQshya', aimed at improving quality of care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre. The programme will improve quality of care for pregnant women in labour roo... read..

Early puberty may result in obesity for women

London [U.K.] | March 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, early puberty is linked to the increased risk of obesity for women.... read..

1st Mumbai edition of Women of India Organic festival inaugurated

Mumbai | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
Maharashtra Minister for Women and Child Development Pankaja Munde inaugurated first Mumbai edition of Women of India Organic Festival 2018, organised by Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal, Maharashtra, and supported by Women and Child Development Ministry, G... read..

Women's safety issue echoes in MP Assembly

Bhopal | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
The issue of women safety reverberated in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly again today. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Dr Govind Singh (principal-opposition Congress) said that a rape victim committed suicide in the Home Minister's native district yes... read..

Short film 'Unmute' on violence against women

Mumbai |Thursday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
A new short film "Unmute" talks about violence that women face in their workplace.... read..

With smart crops and cash, women slash female genital mutilation in Kenya

KAMANYAKI | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
Edna Kambura was only seven years old when she had "the cut" – female genital mutilation – in her village in central Kenya. "It still hurts to think about it," said the 16-year-old, carrying a toddler on her back as she walked to a borehole to fetch w... read..

Women's Day celebrated at Sahkaar Sankul

Panaji | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
The Office of the Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Patto, in association with Goa State Co-operative Bank Ltd celebrated International Women's Day at the Multipurpose Hall of Sahakar Sankul in the city on Wednesday. Padma Jaiswal, IAS, Secretary fo... read..

Empowering rural women, girls: India's insight at UN

United Nations |Thursday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
India has shared with other countries its insights on empowering rural women and girls at an event on the sidelines of the meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women drawing on its many programmes.... read..

Oppn raises issue of women's security in MP Assembly

Bhopal | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
The principal-opposition Congress today raised, in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the issue of women's security again in the wake of suicides by a student each in Bhopal and Betul. During the Zero Hour, Mr Ramniwas Rawat (Cong) sought a discussion on the is... read..

Regular exercise may prevent dementia in women

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | March 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia in women.... read..

Physically-fit women less likely to develop dementia: Study

London |Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Women with high physical fitness in middle age were nearly 90 per cent less likely to develop dementia, compared to women who were moderately fit, according to a study.... read..

Cell Therapy brings new fertility hope for women with early menopause

New Delhi [India] | March 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Cell therapy, a known panacea for several medical conditions-- liver cirrhosis, diabetes, PCOD and autoimmune diseases -- has added early menopause to the list of things it can possibly set right.... read..

Youth Olympic Qualifiers: Indian men to face Cambodia, women team to take on Singapore

New Delhi | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
The U-18 Indian men's hockey team will play their first match against Cambodia while the women team will take on Singapore in the opening match of the Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers 2018, beginning April 25 in Bangkok, Thailand. Indian men's hock... read..

Jemimah in India squad for T20I women's tri-series

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
The BCCI's women's selection committee on Wednesday picked teenaged all-rounder Jemimah Rodrigues in the Harmanpreet Kaur-led 15-member Indian cricket squad for the upcoming T20 tri-series against Australia and England, to be played in Mumbai from March 2... read..

Squad for Women's T20I tri-series named

Mumbai (India) | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Mumbai (India), March 14: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming trilateral T-20 series against England and Australia to be played in Mumbai between March 22 to March 31.... read..

Commonwealth Games: Indian women's hockey squad announced

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
Hockey India on Wednesday named a 18-member national women's squad for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4.... read..

Having more women filmmakers is bringing a change: Lara Dutta

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
From winning the Miss Universe crown to navigating her way in Bollywood, coming up with a prenatal yoga series and now debuting on television, Lara Dutta Bhupathi has enjoyed various roles in showbiz. She says with increasing participation of women behind... read..

Cong stages walkout over women's safety in MP Assembly

Bhopal | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
The principal-opposition Congress today staged a walkout in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly over the issue of women's safety in the wake of a college student – vexed by molestation – committing suicide in the state capital. Raising the issue during the Ze... read..

Wings, zodiac designs: Tattoo designs for women

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 AM IST
There are a number of tattoo designs that are trending but designs like that of different wings, zodiacs and birds are more popular among women, say experts.... read..

GCCI Women's Wing to showcase achievers

Panaji | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Goa Chamber's Women's Wing will showcase Goan Women Achievers from various fields as a part of their International Women's Day celebration to be held on March 17 at hotel in the city. According to a statement here on Wedensday, International Women's Da... read..

Sanjula Naik to lead Goa U-23 Womens Cricket Team for South Zone T-20 Tournament

Panaji | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Sanjula Naik will lead the Goa U-23 Women's Cricket Team for the South Zone T-20 Tournament to be held at Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, from March 17 to 23, 2018. The team comprised Sanjula Naik (Captain), Vinavi Gurav (Wicket Keeper), Sugandha Ghadi, Tejas... read..

Himachal CM launches handbook on women safety

Shimla |Wednesday, 2018 3:45:06 PM IST
To empower womenfolk, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday released a handbook on women safety here.... read..

Women activists highlight persecution of Christians in Pak at UN

Geneva [Switzerland] | March 13, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Christian women activists on Monday raised the issue of persecution of minority community by the hands of Islamic fundamentalists and the misuse of blasphemy law in Pakistan during the 37th session of human rights council session in Geneva.... read..

Muslim women take to streets against Triple Talaq Bill

Sikar (Rajasthan) [India] | March 13, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Scores of burkha-clad women held a protest march against Triple Talaq Bill in Rajasthan's Sikar on Monday, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce.... read..

Uber driver arrested for molesting women passenger

New Delhi [India] | March 13, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
A 25-year-old Uber cab driver was arrested for allegedly abducting and molesting a women passenger in Delhi.... read..

Change unequal power dynamics against women: UN chief

United Nations |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 AM IST
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that it is important to change the unequal power dynamics that underpin discrimination and violence against women.... read..

Microsoft India launches program to empower young women

New Delhi | Tuesday, Mar 13 2018 IST
Microsoft India on Tuesday launched YouthSpark Code < A > Career program in two Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) here to empower and enable girls through technology and build greater diversity and gender equality in the IT-BPM sector. The program w... read..

Indian rural entrepreneur praised in UN as symbol of women's empowerment

United Nations |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has held up Sunita Kashyap, the founder of Umang, as an example of women empowering themselves and coming up with solutions to their problems.... read..

Nepali women still do not have equal status

Kathmandu | Tuesday, Mar 13 2018 IST
Between October 2015 and June 2016, Nepal received its first women in powerful positions — the President, the Speaker of Parliament, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; however, the women in the country still do not have equal status. The new co... read..

Five people, including two women, died in a road mishap

Bengaluru | Tuesday, Mar 13 2018 IST
Five people, including two women, died on the spot and two others injured in a serial mishap involving a car, a lorry and s KSRTC bus near Hosur, bordering Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. According to reports reaching police headquarters here, the inmates, all hai... read..

Women lawmakers slam Naresh Agrawal over sexist comment

New Delhi [India] | March 13, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The women lawmakers of the country have lashed out at the newly inducted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Naresh Agrawal, for his alleged sexist comment on actor and Rajya Sabha election candidate, Jaya Bachchan.... read..

Hrubesch named interim coach of Germany women's football team

Berlin |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:07 PM IST
Former Germany international Horst Hrubesch is stepping in as interim head coach of the women's national team after the dismissal of coach Steffi Jones, the German football association (DFB) announced on Tuesday.... read..

Maneka Gandhi cancels speech to UN on rural women's empowerment

United Nations |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:07 PM IST
India's Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has cancelled a speech to the UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW) and Joint Secretary Chetan Sanghi is to speak in her place, according to rosters of speakers posted by the UN.... read..

Delhiites get the taste of Bengali zamindari cuisine preserved by generations of Bengali women

Kolkata | Tuesday, Mar 13 2018 IST
The rich legacy of zamindari cuisine was revived, far from its origins, in Delhi, when a sit-down dinner was organised by two Bengalis-- designer Pranay Baidya and entrepreneur Shirsha Guha, on the occasion of International Women's Day. Zamindari cuisine,... read..

Germany's Hrubesch takes over women's team on interim basis

BERLIN | Tuesday, Mar 13 2018 IST
Former Germany international Horst Hrubesch has been named interim coach for the women's national team after the sacking of Steffi Jones, the German Football Association said on Tuesday. Hrubesch, a European champion and World Cup runner-up as a player wi... read..

Migsun Kaushalam announces to provide placement linked training to 12,000 rural women

New Delhi [India] | March 12, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Mar 12 (NewsVoir): In an endeavour to laud womanhood, Migsun Kaushalam, a skill development vertical of prestigious Migsun Group has pledged to provide placement linked skill development training to at least 12,000 female candidates fro... read..

Women writers come together to discuss significant issues

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The second edition of Women Writers Festival delved into a range of issues and genres, including fiction and nonfiction writing, parenting, women at work, women in politics, nonfiction narratives, popular fiction with romance, gender issues and travel wri... read..

DRDO organises workshop on International women's day in Ladakh

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | March 12, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Minister for Ladakh Affairs and Cooperatives Jammu and Kashmir, Chhering Dorje inaugurated a national workshop here, to celebrate the International Women's Day.... read..

Bengal Govt to install sanitary napkin vending machines in 69 women's institutions

Kolkata | Monday, Mar 12 2018 IST
The West Bengal Government has decided to install sanitary napkin vending machines along with incinerators for proper disposal in 69 women-specific educational institutions in the State. Of the 69, 68 are colleges and the other is the Diamond Harbour Wom... read..
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