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  • 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',...
  • 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....
  • Satya Nadella's gaffe brings Microsoft's gender pay gap, male culture into focus October 11, 2014

    A well-known picture in tech circles, taken in 1978, shows the first 11 employees at Microsoft. Two are women. One of them left two years later after a pay dispute. Almost four decades later, the ratio has improved: About a third of Microsoft's 110,000 or so employees are women. But the...
  • Nationalists march against 'biased' BBC Scotland vote coverage September 14, 2014

    Glasgow: Some 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Glasgow today to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, four days before the knifeedge vote. Demonstrators claimed that coverage by the British broadcaster has been biased against the separatist "Yes" camp, which wants Scotland to break away from the...
  • Centre says UPSC CSAT made 'language neutral', Opposition sees red August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said that the marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Service Aptitude Test would not be included in preparing the merit list but the opposition continued to raise objections, alleging discrimination against regional languages. Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh...
  • What the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test controversy is all about July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Preliminary Examination, which is the first step towards joining the top echelons of bureaucracy, has taken an ugly turn with the issue being diverted to the linguistic fight. The structure of the CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) is the...
  • UPSC language row rocks Parliament July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition on Friday created ruckus in Parliament over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice during Question Hour following Opposition's demand for a clarification by no other than the Prime Minister or...
  • Haryana's gender bias continues with portable ultrasound machines July 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana has heightened the crackdown against illegal sex determination tests to reverse the negative image caused by its skewed gender ratio. This has meant a strict check on ultrasound machines but the authorities are now grappling with the new menace of handheld ultrasound machines. Health and Food and Drug Administration...
  • LS polls: Hema Malini, BSP's Mathura candidate allege 'bias', move EC April 11, 2014

    BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency Hema Malini and BSP's Yogesh Dwidevi have filed a complaint with the EC against the district administration alleging bias against them. The two candidates said, they being the contenders from the two registered national parties, should have been accorded preference in the the order...
  • Is the Aam Aadmi Party's criticism of the media overdone? March 14, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party has been attacking the media over a volley of issues. Is the Aam Aadmi Party's criticism of the media overdone? ...
  • NGO demands for 'Ministry of Men's Welfare' November 17, 2013

    With a large number of men falling victim to "genderbiased laws", an organisation fighting for "male rights" demanded on Sunday that a "Ministry of Men's Welfare" be set up to look into long neglected issues that affect them. Quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, men's rights organisation Hridaya said a...
  • Delhi Police short of 2,500 lady officers June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising crimes against women, some startling facts have emerged. There's a shortfall of 2,500 lady officers in the Delhi Police. With less than ideal working conditions, even serving women officers are struggling to make a difference. "I leave every morning at 8. I...
  • Pakistani Hindus hope for a home in India April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani Hindu refugees, who have escaped the country fearing violence are hoping that India will provide them an asylum. They are hoping that their children will get a chance at a better life in India. Fifteenyearold Ramkali's fate has dealt many cruel blows. A refugee from Pakistan, she...
  • MLA demands withdrawal of book for promoting 'gender bias' March 13, 2013

    Thane: A Shiv Sena MLA on Wednesday requested the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker to direct the state government to withdraw from circulation a Marathi book, saying it was promoting "gender bias". Vivek Pandit made a special mention on the floor of the Lower House seeking a ban on the book titled...
  • Educating girls the best way to bring progress for women: Tharoor March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women's Day, Minister of State for Human Resources Development and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that education of girls is the best way to bring about progress for women. "If you educate a boy, you educate a person. If you educate a girl,...
  • No northsouth bias in Padma Awards: Narayanasamy January 28, 2013

    Tirunelveli: Government on Sunday rejected noted playback singer S Janaki's claim that artistes from south were generally neglected in Padma awards. "There is no bias towards any state in selecting the awardees. But she had stated she was not interested in receiving the award because south Indians were neglected. It...
  • Centre not biased in allocating funds to TN: MK Alagiri January 1, 2013

    Madurai: Refuting charges that the Union Government was biased in allocating funds for Tamil Nadu, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers MK Alagiri on January 1 said whatever allocation was made to the state during DMK rule is being made now. "The chief minister (Jayalalithaa) is deliberately making such statements...
  • Delhi is biased, says Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa November 23, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused the central government of taking a negative approach towards Tamil Nadu's demands. Speaking at the wedding of Industries Minister P Thangamani's son here, Jayalalithaa said: "The Centre has been reducing the supply of kerosene to the state. It is also taking...
  • Low sexratio responsible for Haryana rapes? October 7, 2012

    Hisar: All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has said low sex ratio is partly responsible for the spate of rapes in Haryana as the ninth case was reported from the state in less than a month. The association also accused the police of apathy towards rape victims and their families....
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 4, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. "Biwi purani ho to maza nahin aata (when wives grow old there is no more fun), so said Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal at a public function. He's not the first politician to make such statements. An FIR has now been lodged against Jaiswal and...
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 3, 2012

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal came under heavy criticism over his remark that old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. ...
  • Case filed against Jaiswal for 'old wife' remark October 3, 2012

    Kanpur: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has landed himself in trouble after saying old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. Meanwhile, women MPs have also said that they will write to Congress President Sonia...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage, goodwill September 15, 2012

    Portable incubators providing a new lease of life to newborns, grandmothers fighting gender bias by taking up shooting and more inspiring stories. ...
  • UP: Grandmoms become shooters, fight gender bias September 12, 2012

    Baghpat: Grandmothers from Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district have decided to take on age old prejudices and discrimination against women. The gunwielding grandmoms are the new force to reckon with. In the wild west of Uttar Pradesh, where female foeticide is practised, the two guntoting grandmoms are shooting some age and...
  • Hyderabad: Jail official shifted for bias towards VIPs August 28, 2012

    Hyderabad: Alleged preferential treatment to the VIPs lodged at the Chanchalguda central prison and their family members by the prison superintendent K Kesava Naidu led to his transfer here on Monday. Though the exercise is being described as "routine" by the prison top brass, sources said Naidu was transferred after...
  • B'lore: Man gives poisoned milk to daughter, held August 21, 2012

    Bangalore: A 20dayold baby girl died after her father allegedly fed her donkey's milk laced with poison at Nelamangala taluk in Bangalore District, police said on Tuesday. The 25yearold man, a mechanic, was arrested in the morning following a complaint from his wife, police said. According to his wife, he did not...
  • UP: Another baby girl found abandoned April 7, 2012

    Hardoi: A newborn baby girl was found abandoned near the railway tracks near Sandila Railway Station in Hardoi, the third such case involving baby girls this week. The girl was found lying near the railway tracks on Thursday morning, RPF subinspector S K Singh said. He said the girl was admitted...
  • AP, Jodhpur: Gender bias still a reality in India? April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Just a few days after a couple from Jodhpur in Rajasthan abandoned their baby girl, a father allegedly blinded by superstition, assaulted his sixmonth pregnant wife with an iron rod that resulted in a miscarriage. The 30yearold woman from Andhra Pradesh lived to tell the tale of horror...
  • Act against spiritual guru: NCW Chief on AP abortion case April 3, 2012

    Commenting on the Andhra Pradesh forced abortion incident, NCW Chairperson Mamata Sharma said that the 'baba' who ordered the act should be held. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Man beats wife to force abortion April 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a brutally shocking incident, a man in Guntur district along with his parents, allegedly beat up his sixmonth pregnant wife with an iron rod on the stomach causing her to undergo a miscarriage on Sunday. Police say the family, blinded by superstition and faith in a baba, believed that...