Women

  • Telangana CM urges PM to implement 33% reservation for women 12 hours 20 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to implement 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament as well as state legislatures. In a letter written to the Prime Minister, Rao also sought 33 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) both...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower Yesterday

    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...
  • Married women safer on street than in matrimonial homes: Delhi HC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Observing that "married women in India are safer on the street than in their matrimonial homes", the Delhi High Court on Monday upheld the life term awarded to a man for killing his wife in 2011. A bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Mukta Gupta made the observation...
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  • Goa: Girl denies rape by father; medical report negative 4 days ago

    Panaji: A minor girl on Saturday refuted before the police allegations that her father had raped her. The girl's 30-year-old father, who hails from Maharashtra and is currently living in Goa, was accused of allegedly raping his daughter, mother-in-law and sister-in-law over a period of time in a complaint filed...
  • Kolkata: Durga Puja tourists welcomed with 'Respect Women' messages 4 days ago

    Kolkata: In a bid to make women travellers feel at ease, tourists landing at the Kolkata airport during the Durga Puja festival are being welcomed with the message of 'Respect Women'. Airline officials, hotels and others in the tourism industry have started distributing thousands of badges bearing the message on the...
  • Asian Games Archery: Indian compound women's team wins bronze 5 days ago

    Incheon: India's compound women's team on Saturday pocketed the bronze medal after beating Iran 224-217 in the archery competition of the Asian Games here. Indian team comprising Trisha Deb, Purvasha Shende and Surekha Jyothi, shot 224, while Sakineh Ghasempour, Maryam Ranjbarsari and Shabnam Sarlak of Iran could manage a total of...
  • Women have outnumbered men throughout history: Study 6 days ago

    Berlin: Women have outnumbered men throughout human history and made a greater genetic contribution to the global population than males, according to a new study. The study compared the paternally-inherited Y chromosome (NRY) with maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of 623 males from 51 populations. The analysis showed that female populations...
  • Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia to face molestation trial 1 week ago

    Melbourne: A 28-year-old Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia will face trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger. Sunil Kumar Saharan will face trial for repeatedly assaulting a woman after picking her up alongwith her four other friends from the Perth suburb of Victoria Park earlier this month. The alleged offences took...
  • 'Rape survivors in India are always traumatised' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: How cruel the world can be for a rape survivor, Suzette Jordan, the 2012 Park Street survivor, can tell you but this hasn't killed her spirit or made her give up her zest for life. "Survivors in India are always traumatised. People pointed at my dignity. They did not...
  • Missed call to women will lead to jail in Bihar 1 week ago

    Patna: Give missed calls to women and cool your heels in jail. CID Inspector General (IG) (Weaker Section) Arvind Pandey on Tuesday issued a circular to all district Superintendents of Police (SPs) and Government Rail Police (GRP) SPs asking them to ensure that police investigates and takes action in such...
  • Indian films high on pervasive stereotyping and sexualisation of women: UN report September 24, 2014

    United Nations: India tops the chart in showing attractive women in its movies and as much as 35 per cent of these female characters are shown with some nudity, finds a first-ever UN sponsored global study of female characters in popular films across the world. The study, commissioned by the...
  • Actress Emma Watson's plea for equality wins men's support September 24, 2014

    London: British actress Emma Watson's plea for men to join the fight for equal rights for women has sparked a flood of pledges across the world, including from fellow celebrities and politicians. Watson, 24, who rose to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, gave her first major speech as...
  • Minister resigns over Spain's failed abortion reform September 24, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's justice minister resigned over a failed bid to restrict women's right to abortion, which had sparked mass protests and international condemnation. The reform claimed the first scalp in Spain's conservative government since it took power in 2011, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, 55, a top member of the ruling Popular Party...
  • Skillsoft brings training courseware to curb sexual harassment September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Cloud-based learning solutions provider Skillsoft on Tuesday introduced an e-learning courseware focused on sexual harassment sensitisation and prevention, customised for India. The online course, suitable for employees across levels, introduces learners to sexual harassment prevention guidelines, the company said in a statement. "It helps to identify and prevent sexual harassment...
  • Google India launches new campaign to help women get online September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Search giant Google on Tuesday launched a new social campaign in association with Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar's initiative MARD, to increase internet literacy among women in the country. Google India had first time launched a 'digital literacy' initiative campaign called 'Helping Women Get Online' (HWGO) in collaboration with Intel, HUL...
  • Crimes against women: Was PM Modi right in saying family values can prevent rape? September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there should be no compromise in the dignity of women, it's our collective responsibility. There should be no erosion in the law and order situation. Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, the Prime Minister said, "The main thing is the girl child education....
  • Abetment of suicide: DU college principal summoned as accused September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The principal of a Delhi University college has been summoned as accused by a court in an abetment of suicide case of a woman employed with the institution, saying there was sufficient prima facie material to proceed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Jagminder Singh summoned Bhim Rao Ambedkar College principal...
  • Pakistan: 18yearold girl and family attacked with acid by jilted lover September 21, 2014

    Lahore: An 18yearold Pakistani girl and two other members of her family were injured on Sunday in an acid attack allegedly carried out by two men, one of them her spurned lover in Punjab province. Shabnam Bibi, along with her mother and brother, were attacked on Saturday while they were asleep...
  • Girl child's education important for the empowerment and development of the country: PM Modi September 21, 2014

    Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there should be no compromise in the dignity of women, it's our collective responsibility. There should be no erosion in the law and order situation. "The main thing is the girl child education. By doing so the possibility of...
  • Indian women lose 010 to Thailand in Asiad football September 21, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian women's football team suffered a 010 loss at the Asian Games as they went down to Thailand in their third Group A match at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field here on Sunday. Nisa Romyen and skipper Kanjana Sung Ngoen fired in four goals each past Indian goalkeeper Aditi...
  • Delhi: Nurse found dead in LNJP Hospital staff quarters September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A 45yearold nurse was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside her room in LNJP Colony of central Delhi. Police said the deceased was identified as Nirmala, who was working at LNJP Hospital and lived in the staff quarters. According to police, the matter came to light last night when the...
  • Customised Android tablets make way to India at Rs 5,000 onwards September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Challenging the onesizefitsall approach of leading electronics manufacturers, a homegrown company has brought in a new concept of customised tablets for specific segments like children, women, seniors, professionals and gamers with prices starting at under Rs 5,000. Besides being customised at the hardware and software levels, these tablets ...
  • Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful AsiaPacific women September 21, 2014

    New York: As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the AsiaPacific region. Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region, while three...
  • Labhpur gangrape: 13 convicts sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A court in Bolpur has sentenced all 13 convicts in the Labhpur gangrape case to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 each. The court has also directed the West Bengal government to shoulder the financial responsibilities of all the family dependents of the convicts...
  • Asian Games football: Indian women face Thailand in crunch tie September 20, 2014

    Incheon: Smarting from their humiliating 010 loss to hosts South Korea, India women's football team head coach Tarun Roy admitted they need to regroup quickly before their crucial last Group A match against Thailand in the 17th Asian Games here Sunday. India have three points after two matches and will have...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's tennis team beats Oman in opener September 20, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian women's tennis team was off to a winning start in the 17th Asian Games as it blanked Oman 30 in the first round here on Saturday. Prarthana Gulabrao Thombare and Ankita Raina notched up contrasting singles victories before the pairing of Natasha Marie Anne Palha and Rishika Sunkara...
  • 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...
  • Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative 'Power of 49' sweeps Emvies, wins 5 golds, 2 silvers September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative, "Power of 49", has swept the Emvies winning 5 golds and 2 silvers including the Grand Emvies. The Emvies, awarded by the Advertising Club Bombay, honour "Measurable and Significant contributions in the field of media". The 'Power of 49' campaign was aimed to...
  • Watch: This video captures the struggles, sort of, of the most selfieaddicted (and hash tagobsessed) people in India September 19, 2014

    There is no avoiding the selfie on any social media website you browse. You will find them on Facebook, they're tweeted out at all hours and they're on Instagram, improved with filters. Despite their popularity, such is the abhorrence of the selfie in the user community on Imgur that there...