Woman

  • Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria 15-04-2014 11:53 PM

    Maiduguri: Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the...
  • Delhi: Woman alleges rape by father-in-law, husband's friend 14-04-2014 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: A 23-year-old woman has accused her father-in-law and her husband's friend of raping her in south Delhi's Govindpuri, police said on Monday. According to a complaint filed by the woman, the father-in-law raped her over a year ago while her husband's 32-year-old friend, Sonu raped her in March,...
  • US woman arrested for killing her seven babies 14-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Washington: Police in the US state of Utah on Sunday arrested a 39-year-old woman for killing her seven infants over a 10-year period, the media reported. Megan Huntsman was arrested from her Pleasant Grove home and booked on murder charges, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Huntsman's ex-husband, who is believed...
  • US: Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech 11-04-2014 07:07 AM

    Las Vegas: A woman was taken into federal custody after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage on Thursday before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the...
  • Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann at 'The Other Woman' premiere 04-04-2014 11:17 AM

    Los Angeles: Actresses Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann attended the premiere of 'The Other Woman' in London. Diaz wowed in a black leather dress and matched it with Manolo Blahnik shoes. Upton looked classy in a black William vintage frock that she paired with Christian Louboutin heels, while...
  • Jajmau: Pak woman held in Kanpur for overstay 31-03-2014 04:03 PM

    An elderly Pakistani woman has been arrested for allegedly overstaying in the country after expiry of her visa and submitting fake documents for visa extension, police said on Monday. 70-year-old Surya Khatoon belongs to Karachi and was living in the city even after her visa had expired, they said. She...
  • Abandoned at a Burger King 27 years ago, woman finally traces her birth mother after popular Facebook campaign 27-03-2014 12:23 PM

    A woman abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, fast-food restaurant bathroom has been reunited with her birth mother after a social media blitz, local media reported on Wednesday. Katheryn Deprill, left in the Burger King bathroom only hours after she was born, met her birth...
  • Honour killing: Parents murder girl for marrying her boyfriend, arrested 24-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Hyderabad: In an alleged case of honour killing in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur, a 26-year-old techie was allegedly killed by her parents on Sunday. The woman had married her boyfriend, who belongs to a different community, in Hyderabad last week. Police arrested the accused who later confessed to committing the crime...
  • Thane: Woman beaten up with iron rods for not becoming a prostitute 23-03-2014 08:02 AM

    Thane: In a heinous incident, a 23-year-old girl was allegedly beaten up with iron rods by three men in Thane after she refused to enter into prostitution. The incident took place in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district. Police say that the assailants also chopped off a body part of the...
  • 50-year-old woman stabbed to death in Mumbai local train 22-03-2014 11:01 AM

    Mumbai: A 50-year-old elderly woman has been stabbed to death in a Mumbai local train on Saturday morning. The incident took place inside the luggage compartment of a Virar-bound local train. Police have filed an FIR in the case against unknown persons. They claim that the victim was a vegetable...
  • Congolese woman alleges gangrape by salesmen in Delhi 22-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of crime against foreign nationals in the national campital, a Congolese woman has alleged that she was gangraped in South Delhi. The woman has alleged that she was gangraped by two men at her residence in a South Delhi locality. Police have registered a...
  • Woman raped, murdered in Rajasthan 22-03-2014 12:08 AM

    A man raped a woman and then killed her by throwing her into a water tank in Rajasthan on Friday, police said. The criminal has been arrested. According to the police, the incident took place near Panchu town in Barmer, some 599 km from Jaipur. "The woman had come to...
  • Mumbai: Journalist alleges molestation, five arrested 17-03-2014 09:10 PM

    Mumbai: Months after a photojournalist was gangraped in Mumbai's Shakti Mills, another woman journalist has alleged molestation while covering an event in the financial capital of India. The journalist has alleged that a group of men molested her while she was on an assignment on Monday on the occasion of...
  • Martyred soldier's wife joins Indian Army as Lieutenant 15-03-2014 05:09 PM

    Chennai: Scripting history, 26-year-old Priya Semwal, who lost her husband in a counter-insurgency operation two years back, was today inducted into the technical wing of the armed force as a young officer. From a college-going woman married to an Army jawan in 2006 to an officer commissioned into the Corps...
  • Autorickshaw drivers molest, rob German student in Delhi 15-03-2014 11:56 AM

    A 23-year-old management student from Germany was molested and robbed by two autorickshaw drivers in New Delhi last week, police said on Friday. The incident occurred when the student was returning to her home in south Delhi from Barakhamba Road area of central Delhi on March 8. According to her...
  • 'Pretty Woman' headed for a Broadway musical 13-03-2014 03:40 PM

    Los Angeles: Julia Roberts-Richard Gere starrer 1990 romantic comedy 'Pretty Woman' is may get a stage adaptation on Broadway. The Garry Marshall directed-film saw Gere in the role of a cold businessman who falls in love with a prostitute played by Roberts. Marshall is in New York this week to...
  • Divorced woman in the UK has 'married' her pet dog who she says has all the qualities she needed in a life partner 10-03-2014 03:16 PM

    London: Puptial knot! A 47-year-old divorced woman in the UK has 'married' her pet dog because the canine had all the qualities she needed in a life partner. Apparently dismayed by men, Amanda Rodgers, from south London, married her loyal pet terrier called Sheba. The wedding ceremony took place in...
  • 47-year-old UK woman 'marries' pet dog 10-03-2014 01:58 PM

    Puptial knot! A 47-year-old divorced woman in the UK has 'married' her pet dog because the canine had all the qualities she needed in a life partner. Apparently dismayed by men, Amanda Rodgers, from south London, married her loyal pet terrier called Sheba. The wedding ceremony took place in front...
  • Who is this fat, deformed woman in the mirror? A mother's story about fighting cancer and finding herself again 10-03-2014 09:35 AM

    Who is this fat, deformed woman in the mirror? She can't be me. I hate her! In my head I was still the long limbed, statuesque woman I've always been. Flashback: Age 20 : winning pageants, walking the ramp, toast of the town. Age 30 : two babies and a...
  • 60 per cent women drop career in middle: Experts 09-03-2014 01:26 PM

    Notwithstanding the upsurge of debates and measures to promote gender equality in workplace, experts say around 60 per cent of the women drop their career in the middle. At the entry level, most organisations do well in hiring and training women, but the struggle with retention begins when women reach...
  • Legislation alone cannot emancipate women, says Pranab Mukherjee 08-03-2014 06:18 PM

    Legislation alone cannot emancipate women and has to be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. "New legislations, no matter how well conceived, must be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms. Legislation, alone, cannot emancipate our women", said Mukherjee in his address on International Women's Day. "There...
  • What mothers and daughters can teach you 08-03-2014 02:52 PM

    2012 "Mumma meri Kummo se baat karogi?" (Mother, will you talk to Kummo?) asked excitedly my 2 year old daughter drowning whatever my mother was telling me on phone. I asked my mother about this 'Kummo' who had activated such enthusiasm in Nyasa. "Her name is Kamala and she teaches...
  • Birds of a feather sit together

    Strictly non-bureaucratic |  Shailaja Chandra
    Unless women show confidence no one will show respect. On International women's Day I write this to encourage women professionals to show solidarity -by ...

  • Pregnant mother drives her minivan packed with three children into the ocean, sister says she was 'talking of demons' 07-03-2014 10:50 AM

    A pregnant mother is accused of driving herself and her children into the ocean, saved only in the nick of time by eyewitnesses and life guards in a chilling murder-suicide attempt. The woman's sister told the police that she was talking of demons just before driving off with the minivan,...
  • Indian woman dies after falling off Abu Dhabi tower 06-03-2014 09:01 PM

    Dubai: An Indian woman fell to her death from the 18th floor of a high-rise in Abu Dhabi. The woman died after falling off the 18th floor of Liwa Tower in Al Falah Street on Tuesday afternoon. "I was walking nearby when I heard a big thud. It was really...
  • Ohio driver finds $12,000 stash of marijuana in spare tire 06-03-2014 10:10 AM

    An Ohio woman took the car she bought seven months ago to a dealership to replace a flat tire this week and learned she has been driving around with eight pounds of marijuana in the spare. Mechanics at the dealership in Amherst, Ohio, west of Cleveland made the discovery when...
  • 61-year-old Indian arrested in US for sexually harassing co-passenger 04-03-2014 12:38 PM

    Washington: A 61-year-old Indian national has been arrested in the US on charges of sexually assaulting a fellow woman passenger aboard a domestic flight. Devender Singh, who lives in Baton Rouge, was arrested on Sunday by the FBI after the plane arrived in Newark. He appeared in New Jersey Court...
  • Woman who died in Assam was not present during Rahul meet: Police 01-03-2014 11:28 AM

    Guwahati: The Assam Police has clarified that the woman who died in Assam of burn injuries is not the one who kissed Rahul Gandhi at an event on February 26. It was earlier reported that the woman who kissed the Congress Vice President had died of severe burn injuries after...
  • Uttarakhand: Congress minister booked for molesting woman 26-02-2014 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: Uttarakhand Minister Harak Singh Rawat has been accused of molesting a 30-year-old woman. The woman, who is a resident of Meerut had submitted a written complaint to the police alleging that Rawat had molested her at a house in South Delhi in September last year. The complainant said...
  • Woman gives birth in class 12 board exam hall 21-02-2014 04:33 PM

    A woman in Bihar gave birth in the examination hall where she was appearing for her class 12 exams, an official said on Friday. The incident took place at a college in the state's Saran district where Manisha Devi, in her early 20s and married, was taking an exam on...