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  • Stampede breaks out during blanket distribution on Mulayam's birthday, 1 dead Yesterday

    Badaun: A woman died when a stampede broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district where blankets were being distributed as part of Samajwadi Party supremo Mualayam Singh Yadav's 75th birthday celebrations on Saturday. SP MP Dharmendra Yadav was distributing the blankets in Badaun when a stampede broke out. State BJP unit...
  • Rajasthan: Woman beaten up, paraded half-naked by her husband in Sikar 1 week ago

    Jaipur: A week after the infamous Thuravad incident in which a woman was paraded half-naked on a donkey, a 40-year-old woman was on Sunday allegedly beaten up and paraded half-naked in a market area in Sikar district by her husband in the presence of their teenage daughter, police said. Accused Kesar...
  • Women in our films have moved away from stereotypes: Amitabh Bachchan November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Noting that the visual representation of women has changed dramatically over the past two decades, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan Monday saluted the way contemporary Indian films portray multi-hued female characters which have moved away from the pre-set stereotypes of wife, vamp or the sacrificing mother. "From the 1990s, along with...
  • Anti-national elements damaging image of Indian women: ABVP November 8, 2014

    Vijayawada: BJP's student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) all India president P Murali Manohar said on Saturday that some anti-national elements are trying to damage image of Indian women and culture in the name of freedom and rights. Manohar alleged that anti-national elements and particularly the left oriented organisations, who...
  • Bengaluru Police arrests four people for gangraping woman November 4, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru Police on Tuesday arrested four people in connection with an alleged gangrape and robbery in HSR Layout. The victim is a 25-year-old woman One of the men had been arrested when an initial complaint was lodged. Three were picked up on Saturday. Meanwhile, another man has been arrested for...
  • Woman in Bulgaria sets herself on fire in capital November 3, 2014

    Sofia: A Bulgarian woman has set herself ablaze in front of the presidency in the capital, Sofia, and has been hospitalized with severe burns. Witnesses said on Monday they saw her stepping out of a taxi in front of the president's office when she pulled out a bottle of liquid, dousing...
  • Iranian-British woman gets year in prison for attending men's volleyball game November 3, 2014

    Dubai: An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of spreading propaganda against the ruling system and sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Britain immediately raised concerns about Ghoncheh Ghavami's trial. The case highlighted the limits to...
  • Watch: Bike rider frees woman trapped underneath her car in US October 30, 2014

    A bike rider in San Diego freed a woman who was trapped underneath her car on the highway. He recorded the incident on his helmet camera and it has now gone viral, one year later. ...
  • Warner Bros seeks female director for 'The Wonder Woman' film October 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Warner Bros is on the hunt for a female director for 'Wonder Woman'. The studio is said to be actively seeking a female filmmaker to take on the high-profile solo superhero film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Female directors of superhero films have been in short supply. Rachel Talalay directed...
  • British-Iranian woman jailed for attending men's volleyball and asking for women to be able to go to volleyball matches, awaits trial October 16, 2014

    A British-Iranian woman was arrested in Tehran for attending a men's volleyball game and asking for women to be able to go to such matches. An Amnesty International, UK, petition, being widely shared on social media stated that Ghoncheh Ghavami was imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison just for asking...
  • Penelope Cruz named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire magazine October 14, 2014

    Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year's "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. The 40-year-old follows last year's winner, American actress Scarlett Johansson, to earn the honor chosen by Esquire editors. Cruz, whose last film was director Ridley Scott's 2013 thriller "The Counselor," alongside...
  • Esquire names Penelope Cruz 'sexiest woman alive' October 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Penelope Cruz is Esquire's "sexiest woman alive." Cruz is the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Previous honorees include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson. The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Vanilla Sky" actress tells Esquire that she had "an attraction to drama"...
  • Man, who helped evacuate pregnant woman from cyclone Hudhud, dies in Odisha October 12, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man who had risked his life to save seven women and children from meeting a watery grave in a crocodile-infested rivulet during the evacuation drive ahead of Cyclone Hudhud, died on Sunday sending shockwaves across far-flung Okilopala and Satabhaya villages in Odisha's Kendrapara district. "Sahadev Samal died...
  • Swedish woman world's first to give birth after womb transplant October 5, 2014

    Stockholm: A Swedish woman has become the world's first to give birth after having a womb transplant, opening up the possibility for thousands of infertile women to have babies, the doctor in charge of the research project said on Saturday. The unnamed Swede in her mid-30s delivered a healthy baby boy...
  • Woman with a new womb gives birth to baby October 4, 2014

    London: In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said on Friday. The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and...
  • White US woman sues over sperm from black donor October 3, 2014

    Cleveland: A woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The Ohio woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank doesn't make a similar mistake...
  • Assam: Woman cheated by lover, gangraped September 14, 2014

    Rangiya (Assam): A 25yearold woman was gangraped allegedly by a youth she trusted as her lover and seven of his friends at Hajo in Rangiya on Saturday night. SubDivisional Police Officer Kanteswar Gogoi said the girl from Nalbari came to meet the boy, who had befriended her...
  • Indian man admits to sexually touching sleeping woman on plane September 11, 2014

    New York: A 62yearold Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison. The accused, Devender Singh, a resident of Louisiana, admitted before US District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark federal court...
  • J&K: Woman rescued from marooned house, delivers baby in army hospital September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Acting on a distress message, the Army evacuated a pregnant woman from her house in the submerged ShereShafi locality in Srinagar to the military hospital where she gave birth to a baby boy. "We received a message in the afternoon that one Ms Arshida, a resident of Pampore area...
  • Elderly woman beheaded in machete attack in UK September 5, 2014

    London: An 82yearold woman of Italian origin was beheaded at her home here by a machetewielding suspect who may have been inspired by videos of the Islamic State's recent gruesome killings of two captive American journalists. Palmira Silva was found dead in the garden behind a house in Edmonton in north...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a story of an interstate heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a braindead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Doctors...
  • ISIS asks US to release a woman known as 'Lady alqaeda' August 29, 2014

    ISIS is asking US to release a woman known as 'Lady alqaeda'. She is a Pakistani neuro scientist with a world class education. ISIS is offering to set hostages free if the US releases "lady al qaeda" from a Texas prison. ...
  • ISIS offered to swap Pakistani woman scientist for slain US journalist August 22, 2014

    Washington: In an email to the family members of slain American journalist James Foley, his captors from the Islamic State militant group demanded release of several prisoners, including a Pakistani woman scientist who has been convicted of terrorism charges in the US. In their email dated August 12, to family members...
  • With nine surgeries, a Delhi woman fights a rare disease August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Life cannot be more cruel to Payel Bhattacharya, a patient of Von HippelLindau (VHL), a rare autosomal genetic condition that predisposes individuals to benign and malignant tumors. The 34yearold, who has already undergone nine surgeries, is still suffering as the tumors continue to spread in her body ...
  • Female bank staffers may soon get transfers of their choice August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Female employees of public sector banks will soon be entitled to a major benefit of getting transfers of their choice. The Finance Ministry has asked the banks to formulate womenfriendly transfer policies so that they can get transfers at places where their husbands are working or parents are living. The...
  • Furore over dancing with woman police officer sexist: Shah Rukh Khan August 12, 2014

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan hit back at those who criticised a woman police officer for dancing with him at an event in Kolkata recently. The actor said the furore of the incident is silly and sexist. Subinspector Sampa Haldar was seen dancing to a popular number from the Khanstarrer...
  • This woman photographed her hair growing back after chemotherapy and it's the most amazing thing to look at August 11, 2014

    A cancer survivor, who lost all her hair to chemotherapy, photographed every stage of it growing back. From the stubble to lush wavy locks, the photographs are the most satisfying thing you will see today. ...
  • Bangalore: woman nabs sexual assaulter, hands him over to the police August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: In a heroic display of courage, a young woman from Bangalore chased, nabbed and hit a man who was sexually harassing her. Veena Ashiya Chindlur, a young entrepreneur, was on her morning jog on Friday when a man accosted her. Instead of being intimidated, she chased him, forced him to...
  • Scolded for late coming on duty, woman CISF constable shoots self August 10, 2014

    A woman CISF constable allegedly shot herself at Bhopal airport after being scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, police said on Sunday. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) shot herself on August 5, after being allegedly scolded by a Central Industrial Security Force's (CISF) officer. She is battling for life...