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  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations 6 days ago

    Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. ...
  • Twitter faces class action lawsuit for alleged gender-biased promotion policy 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Twitter is reportedly being sued by a former female software engineer at the company who has claimed that the company's promotion process unlawfully favoured men. Former employee, Tina Huang, has filed a class action lawsuit against Twitter alleging that the company relied on a 'black box' style of promotion,...
  • Kerala to host its first global conference on gender equality March 19, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As gender discussions increasingly take centre stage in and outside the country, Kerala is gearing up to host a global conference on gender equality with the participation of thinkers, scholars, field experts, professionals and policymakers from around the world. The Gender Park, an institution under the state department of Social...
  • Emma Watson shows us again that she is amazing as she talks about gender equality on a Facebook Q&A March 9, 2015

    Actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, in honor of International Women's Day on 8 March, 2015 took to Facebook to advocate for men and women joining together in the fight for gender equality.Watson, last year made a speech at the United Nations in September and it was...
  • Re-defining gender stereotypes March 8, 2015

    In Bengaluru, a young woman posted her own matrimonial advertisement that seeks non-stereotypical men while a group of design students have created a poster that takes a dig at conventional good girls. CNN-IBN's Shylaja Varma talked to the youngsters who are re-defining gender stereotypes. ...
  • Women's Day special: Celebrities speak up about gender pay gap in Bollywood March 8, 2015

    They have interesting ideas. They have the right potential. They know what it means to slog. They are achievers. Yet they don't earn as much as their male counterparts. No matter how hard we try to evade the topic, but the reality is that Indian showbiz industry is rife with...
  • US support India's efforts to address gender-based violence March 6, 2015

    Washington: The US on Thursday said it supports Indian efforts to address "gender-based violence" in the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of Nirbhaya, but refused to comment on the latest controversy surrounding the BBC's documentary on the issue. "We have not seen the documentary in question and cannot comment...
  • Kirron Kher speaks her mind: Talks about women safety, consent and society March 5, 2015

    Kirron Kher talks about gender discrimination at the Lok Sabha. 'What's the point of schemes like 'Beti Bachao' if mindsets don't change' said the Actress and Member of the Parliament in a moment of clear anger at the failing system.She talks about gender biases and the idea of a country...
  • 1.7 billion women in emerging economies do not own mobile phones: Report March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 1.7 billion females in low-and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 per cent less likely to own a mobile phone than men -- creating a gender gap of 200 million fewer women than men owning mobile phones, a report said...
  • Facebook adds 'fill in the blank' as the 59th gender option for users February 27, 2015

    San Francisco: Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. "Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add...
  • CNN-IBN's Runjhun Sharma bags Laadli award for gender sensitivity February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN corespondent Runjhun Sharma has been honoured with the Laadli Media and Advertising award for gender sensitivity 2013-14. She has been awarded for her report on fight for justice for the rape and murder of a young college girl in Jind, Haryana. The report was part of the...
  • Delhi elections: 311 electors aged over 100 years February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Assembly polls will not only see youngsters flaunting inked fingers after casting their votes but over 300 voters above the age of 100 years will also be exercising their franchise. Also, over 800 voters belonging to the third gender are registered in the electoral rolls for the polling...
  • Women perceived incompetent because of gender: Study January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: A study on men's attitude towards women has brought to the fore the deep-rooted gender bias against the fair sex and hurdles the women face as members of the local self government bodies in Maharashtra. The study paper presented by the students of Applied Psychology of Mumbai University (MU)...
  • Don't objectify and disrespect women this year: Varun Dhawan urges his fans January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: With the arrival of 2015, actor Varun Dhawan has stressed attainment of gender equality and has urged his fans to respect women. The son of director David Dhawan took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his views. "In 2015 if you follow me or even like me a little promise to...
  • Mumbai Police to focus on gender sensitisation: Jt Commissioner December 15, 2014

    Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Phansalkar said there will be major reforms with focus on gender sensitisation. He said, "Communication is an area that we need to work on. Come 2015, we will be all out on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Police reforms is taking place....
  • It was fantastic and passionate: Cate Blanchett on Emma Watson's UN speech November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Cate Blanchett says she's so extremely proud of Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the United Nations. "I was so f--king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN. It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic," Blanchett said...
  • Japanese man sues women-only university for rejecting him November 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A young Japanese man is suing an all-female public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports. The man, aspiring to enroll in Fukuoka Women's University's bachelor of nutrition programme, has gone to court with the argument that gender discrimination in public institutions of higher...
  • Turkish president rounds on feminists, says men and women not equal November 25, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting on women's rights on Monday that gender equality was contrary to nature and said feminists did not recognize the value of motherhood. Erdogan, whose conservative, Islamist ideology frequently raises hackles in more liberal segments of Turkish society, said women's "delicate" nature meant it...
  • e Lounge: SC puts an end to gender discrimination in Bollywood, quashes law prohibiting women make-up artists November 12, 2014

    In a progressive step undertaken by the Supreme Court, the six decade long law prohibiting women make-up artists in Bollywood was successfully quashed, thus ending gender discrimination in Bollywood. ...
  • AMU bars girls from entering library, HRD Ministry to look into the matter November 11, 2014

    In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock to...
  • AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor defends not allowing girls into the library, says more boys will flock November 11, 2014

    Aligarh: In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock...
  • No gender bias, insensitivity in passport matters, clarifies MEA October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India's external affairs ministry on Friday sharply rebutted reports that a single parent, especially a woman, is required to state, while applying for passport for her child, how she conceived the child, saying it does "not countenance insensitivity or gender discrimination" in passport matters. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed...
  • I have really grappled with fame emotionally: Emma Watson October 30, 2014

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has admitted that she was "very nervous" before delivering her highly-praised speech on gender equality at the United Nations summit last month. The 24-year-old actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador covers December's Elle UK, the magazine's inaugural feminism issue, which is focused on inspiring...
  • India ranks 114 out of 142 nations on World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report October 28, 2014

    New York: India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival. India's slipped 13 spots from its 2013's ranking of 101 on the Gender...
  • Chhattisgarh to set up district-level panels for third-gender community October 23, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up district-level committees for the effective implementation of its schemes for the third-gender community. The district-level committees, to be headed by Collectors or Additional Collectors, will ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes for transgenders reach them, an official said. In a...
  • Our pay scale is very less when compared with the men, but this is not a war: Deepika Padukone October 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says the payment disparity between male and female stars in Bollywood is a concern but it should not become a cause for conflict. The 28-year-old actress has had a dream run at the box office with back-to-back hits like 'Race 2', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', 'Chennai Express',...
  • Australian envoy for women and girls visits India October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Australian ambassador for women and girls Natasha Stott Despoja is on an India visit, to promote the cause of Australia's international engagement with gender equality and their support to the empowerment of women. "Despite progress over the past few decades girls around the world face several challenges...
  • Satya Nadella gaffe: Research shows wide gender pay gap in Indian IT sector October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella's gaffe on linking pay hike for women to 'good karma', research shows that a considerable pay gap emerges between men and women staff in Indian IT sector over time, despite they normally starting at similar levels. Speaking at a conference on women in...
  • Satya Nadella's theory of 'good karma': The facts and the figures October 11, 2014

    New York: Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth statement at an event celebrating women in computing....