Friday, June 22, 2018

Protecting women in Hyderabad from harassment

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | June 22, 2018 6:11:22 AM IST
Sexual harassment can happen anywhere and can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or social status. It's with this in mind that SHE teams held an awareness campaign against it on Thursday.... read..

iPad neck pain more common among women than men

New York |Thursday, 2018 2:15:48 PM IST
Women are two times more likely than men to experience pain in their neck during iPad use due mainly to bad postures, warns a new study.... read..

Iran allows women to enter soccer stadium for 1st time in decades

Tehran (Iran) |Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
A day after their national football team suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Spain, female Iranian fans were on Thursday still relishing the feeling of having been allowed to enter a major soccer stadium for the first time in four decades, an activity t... read..

Two women farmers commit suicides in Nanded

Nanded | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
Two women farmers allegedly committed suicide in different tehsils of the district in a single day for reasons unknown. In an incident, the deceased, Savita Basaveshwar Chiwade (22), a resident of Kurla in Kandhar tehsil, committed suicide by hanging he... read..

Tandarust Punjab: Min launches doorstep 'cancer detection van' for early diagnose of disease amongst women

Chandigarh | Thursday, Jun 21 2018 IST
Keeping in line with the various activities being conducted by the Punjab government under its flagship Tandarust Punjab Mission, Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today flagged off an advanced cancer detection mobile van fitted with lates... read..

Derogatory post against women journos : Shekher appears before court, gets bail

Chennai | Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 IST
BJP functionary and film actor S Ve Shekher on Wednesday appeared before the Egmore Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in connection with a case filed by the city police for sharing a derogatory post against women journalists. Shekher, who came to the c... read..

Skill police in addressing crimes against women and children: Maneka

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 8:45:06 PM IST
Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday emphasied the requirement to empower and skill police agencies and other responders in addressing the crimes against children "professionally and diligently", and called for every police ... read..

Nasscom launches programme to support women techies

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST
In an effort to increase the number of women in senior levels in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Nasscom on Tuesday unveiled its 'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme for women techies, the Indian IT industry's apex body said.... read..

Indian Women's Hockey Team end Spain Tour on high, defeat hosts 4-1 in 5th match

Madrid (Spain) | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
The Indian Women's Hockey team ended their Spain Tour on a bright note as they defeated the hosts 4-1 in the fifth and final match here at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium on Monday. India dominated the match in terms of possession and cha... read..

Iran captain sidesteps women in stadiums issue

KAZAN | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Iran captain Masoud Shojaei said on Tuesday that the World Cup was the wrong place to discuss the issue of women being allowed to watch football matches at stadiums in the Islamic republic. Iranian women are expected to be in the crowd at the Kazan Arena ... read..

Facebook partners with NCW for digital literacy for women

Chandigarh |Monday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Facebook on Monday announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University.... read..

Punjab amends rule to bar misuse of stamp duty rebate for women

Chandigarh |Monday, 2018 6:45:07 PM IST
The Punjab government has amended a rule to curb the misuse of stamp duty rebate extended to women on property registration, an official said here on Monday.... read..

Four women killed, 11 injured in bus-taxi collision in Maharajganj

Maharajganj | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Four women killed on the spot while 11 others were injured in mini-truck-taxi collision near Amhawa crossing in Kotwali area on Monday. Police sources here said that a taxi heading towards Nautanwa dashed into mini-truck coming from opposite direction nea... read..

Punjab amends rule to curb misuse of stamp duty rebate extended to women

Chandigarh | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
Punjab government has amended a rule to curb the misuse of stamp duty rebate, extended to women on property registration. The scheme was launched to empower women by giving them a two per cent rebate on the acquisition of property in their name. But this ... read..

Spain series: Indian women lose to Spain by 4-1

Madrid | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
Indian women's Hockey team lost against Spain by 4-1 in the fourth match of their Spain Tour at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium. India's only goal of the match was scored by Udita in the 22nd minute on Saturday. Spain's Lola Riera continu... read..

Chhattisgarh: Women forced to live in 'menstruation house' when chumming

Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) [India] | June 17, 2018 2:41:34 PM IST
Menstruation has always been taboo subjects in India and even after several campaigns people still consider it a topic to 'not talk about openly.'... read..

Women group launches awareness drive against drinking in Bastar

Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India] | June 17, 2018 7:11:24 AM IST
A group of women in Chhattisgarh's Bastar has launched a drive to spread awareness against alcohol consumption.... read..

Spain series : Indian Women's Hockey Team register first win on Spain tour

Madrid (Spain) | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
The Indian Women's Hockey team registered their first win of the Spain Tour as they defeated the hosts 3-2 in the third of the five matches here at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium on Friday. Spain took an early lead through Maria Lopez in ... read..

Only Nigerian lead player can date Russian women, says coach

Kaliningrad |Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Having previously announced a ban for his footballers from having sex with the Russian fair sex at the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Nigerian coach Gernot Rorh rushed to specify his words.... read..

Women's hockey: Vandana Katariya hits 200-cap milestone

Madrid [Spain] | June 16, 2018 6:41:29 AM IST
Indian women's hockey team's third match against Spain saw Indian forward Vandana Katariya touch the 200-international cap milestone.... read..

Saudi women at World Cup talk up new found soccer freedoms at home

By Gabrielle T├ętrault-Farber MOSCOW | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
Saudi Arabia's soccer team may have been thrashed in its first World Cup match, but Saudi women attending the tournament said they still had lots to celebrate after a ban on them attending matches at home was lifted earlier this year. Yakir Zaki was one o... read..

These platforms are inspiring women to restart their careers post maternity break

New Delhi [India] | June 15, 2018 2:41:33 PM IST
Women drop out of workforce at various stages but the main thrust often comes during and post pregnancy stages in women' life. The baby then takes precedence over everything else and having a full-time career seems like a thing of the past!... read..

Save our girls: Change comes from below for Rajasthan's women (IANS Special Series)

Jhunjhunu |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Sending her elder daughter Manushree to an English-medium school in Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) was a distant dream for Sushila Thakan some eight years ago. Though she had her husband's moral support, she received little cooperation from her in-laws after she g... read..

Equal pay for equal work still a distant dream for Indian women (March 8 is International Women's Day)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
There is an increasing focus on women's empowerment and gender equality in our public discourse and every year it reaches its peak on the occasion of International Women's Day. But how much of equality actually exists when it comes to wages or pay scale i... read..

Walking for a cause: Srishti Bakshi's 3,600-km journey aims at empowering women (Societal Feature)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Eleven states, 3,600 kms and 260 days. One woman is on a mission to cover the entire stretch from Kanyakumari to Kashmir -- on foot, and all alone. Meet Srishti Bakshi who has taken up this mission to create awareness about the security and social status ... read..

Lit fest to show women power in contemporary Indian literature

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
From a Jnanpith laureate to Sahitya Akademi award winners, from a sex worker-turned-author to a domestic help-turned-writer, the upcoming LIC Gateway LitFest here will feature more than 50 women writers from varied backgrounds.... read..
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