WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

  • Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar April 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said. "We have found that educating girls is the best way to stabilise population. Data reveals that average fertility rate of...
  • Over 250 companies appoint women directors on Tuesday to meet Sebi deadline April 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Waking up at the last moment, over 250 companies including from Adani and Essar Groups, appointed women directors to meet the Sebi deadline of Tuesday midnight for having at least one female board member, even as some PSUs were seen lagging behind. The companies...
  • Deepika Padukone receives flak on social media for 'My Choice' video March 31, 2015

    Deepika Padukone's video titled 'My Choice' speaks about the choices every woman is entitled to. The film is made by Homi Adajania and features 99 women from across different professions. Amidst much praise, the video got a lot of flak on social media from many quaters. ...
  • Nitish Kumar unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas March 22, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday. "The Empowerment Policy released here will provide education and employment opportunities to women in Bihar. It will ensure their participation in political, social and...
  • Central Paramilitary forces will have 33 per cent women: Rajnath Singh March 22, 2015

    Wagah: Thirty-three per cent posts in central paramilitary forces will be reserved for women, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "We are planning to increase the strength of women in paramilitary forces to 33 per cent," Singh said at a function organised by Border Security Forces (BSF) in Wagah. At present,...
  • Evil of female foeticide needs to be eradicated: Smriti Irani March 9, 2015

    Raipur: Strongly denouncing the practice of female foeticide prevailing in the country, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday stressed that people need to change their mindset towards women. "It is an irony that we worship goddess Maa Durga for nine days during Navratri, but the evil of female foeticide is still...
  • Government to recruit women officers in Indo-Tibetan Border Police for first time March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In a maiden initiative undertaken for women empowerment in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the government has decided to recruit young female officers in the force and deploy them at select locations like Nathula Pass along the Indo-China frontier. ITBP is the designated security force to secure 3,488-km of the...
  • On Women's Day, read the suicide note of a man March 7, 2015

    While the entire country is rejoicing and celebrating Women's Day, an old mother is crying inconsolably in Jhansi. Her son, Avadhesh Yadav committed suicide on February 25, 2015 because of a "woman". This day has no meaning for her as she is confused of the word that means "Women Empowerment"....
  • She Rocks: CNN-IBN celebrates womanhood on Women's Day March 6, 2015

    On the International Women's Day, CNN-IBN celebrates womanhood. On this special show 'She Rock', a panel of experts discusses women empowerment. ...
  • 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...
  • Reese Witherspoon urges reporters to 'ask her more', Patricia Arquette demands equal rights; women empowerment was eminent at the Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Apart form racism, women's right was the other theme that ruled the Oscar ceremony this time. Much before the red carpet, Best actress nominee Reese Witherspoon took to instagram and posted a picture saying '#Askhermore' (ask her more). Through her picture she requested the reporters to ask the...
  • Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: India on 26 January will celebrate its 66th Republic Day, showcasing before the chief guest US President Barack Obama and the world its military might and cultural diversity with a splendid display of land and naval weaponry, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. With "Women's Empowerment" being the theme of 2015's...
  • Cuttack workplaces mostly not aware of women laws November 9, 2014

    Cuttack: A large number of institutions here having more than 10 employees are not aware of the laws protecting women at workforce, according to a recent study by a social organisation. About 30 per cent heads of offices both in organised and unorganised sectors are not aware of the Visakha Guidelines-1997...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in...
  • New panel to tackle female foeticide issues: Harsh Vardhan September 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A new committee will tackle issues related to female foeticide in India, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. Addressing reporters here on his first visit to Kerala after becoming a cabinet minister, he said that apart from monitoring, the need of the hour is to have cooperation of...
  • Teach girls meaning of 'Love Jihad', says Mohan Bhagwat September 6, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' saying the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the "trap", more than a fortnight after the Bharatiya Janata Party avoided its mention in political resolution at its executive...
  • Attached to the concept and need for women empowerment, girl child education: Modi to Japan September 2, 2014

    Tokyo: On the fourth day of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with students of Sacred Heart University in Tokyo and stressed on the need for women empowerment. At an all women's college in Tokyo, Modi listed steps taken by him for girlchild education and women...
  • Rahul's roadmap for Congress: 'a tsunami of women' to break barriers August 20, 2014

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed party workers in Delhi on Wednesday on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi's 70th birth anniversary. ...
  • Watch: What women really want August 18, 2014

    In an interactive session with empowered women CNBCTV18 brings out the essence of what women in India really aspire for. ...
  • Gujarat government to observe 'Women's Empowerment Fortnight' July 18, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday said the state government will celebrate Women's Empowerment Fortnight from August 1 and August 15. According to an official release, she spoke about the celebrations during her meeting with members of all women safety committees from across Gujarat at Mahatma Mandir. The Gujarat...
  • Budget 2014: Jaitley aims to make roads safer for women, announces schemes for the girl child July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when there is growing demand for steps to ensure safety of women in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget, announced various initiatives for the same. He also announced schemes for women empowerment and for the girl child. In an attempt to make road...
  • I was referred to as burden at my birth, says Irani June 27, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani revealed that at the time of her birth, she was cursed as a "burden". "I am sharing it for the first time that when I was born, someone hinted to my mother that beti to bojh hoti hai (daughter is a burden) and...
  • I was referred to as burden at my birth, says Smriti Irani June 27, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani revealed that at the time of her birth, she was cursed as a "burden". "I am sharing it for the first time that when I was born, someone hinted to my mother that beti to bojh hoti hai (daughter is a burden) and...
  • US negotiating MoU with India on women's issues June 26, 2014

    Washington: The US is in the process of negotiating a memorandum of understanding with India on women's issues, a top Obama Administration official has informed lawmakers saying they are "horrified" at the recent incidents of gangrape and murder of two girls in UP. "We are in the process of negotiating...
  • US official cites West Bengal for greater women representation June 21, 2014

    Washington: Citing the example of West Bengal villages, a top US official has said that local elected bodies with greater women representation raise important social issues. "In India, research showed West Bengal villages with greater representation of women in local panchayats, saw an investment in drinking water facilities double that...
  • Empower women: Begin with separate toilets May 28, 2014

    In 1883, Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu became the first female graduates of India. They excelled as a medicine expert and an educationist respectively; thereby demystifying the myth that women cannot venture out and contribute to the society like men. Today, more than 61.1 million girls are enrolled at the primary...
  • Modi Cabinet: Meritocracy the criteria, allies not given much space May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has stamped his authority on the new Union Cabinet by not bowing before the allies and also giving important portfolios to leaders who are likely to deliver the results quickly. He has broken the conventional experiments of ministerial quota being dependent on how many MPs an...
  • Power of 49 – The Manifesto April 14, 2014

    49% of India's voter base is women. The 'Power of 49' campaign aimed to awaken women to the power they had, to influence the political system to address the issues faced by them. Simultaneously it was aimed at communicating to the political establishment that was a force they could no...
  • CJ Show: Khabar Lahariya report on Panchayat elections in UP March 24, 2014

    Watch how a husband gets garlanded for her wife's success in Panchayat Elections in a UP village. This report has been produced by our partners 'Khabar Lahariya' a unique initiative enabling rural women to highlight the issues that matter to them. ...
  • ThinkEdu conclave: Empowering women through education March 11, 2014

    In India, emphasis is still not laid on girls' education and many of them are being dropped out of the school. In spite of the increase in the number of girl students, much needs to be done. ...