WOMEN

  • Hockey: Drew positives from Hawke's Bay Cup, says Ritu Rani 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian women's team captain Ritu Rani on Tuesday said that her squad drew a lot of positives from the recently concluded Hawke's Bay Cup and are already looking forward to the Hockey World League Semi-final slated in June. India finished seventh out of eight teams in Hastings, New Zealand....
  • Meryl Streep funds initiative to help women screenwriters 6 hours 57 minutes ago

    New York: U.S. actress Meryl Streep is among the funders of a new initiative to support women screenwriters in a film industry dominated by men. The Writers Lab, run by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) and announced at the Tribeca Film Festival, will provide mentorship to eight women...
  • Maneka Gandhi for country-wide ban on cow, buffalo slaughter 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pitching for a country-wide ban on cow and buffalo slaughter, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Monday Night said that it would be wrong to give a religious colour to such a move. "I think cow slaughter and buffalo slaughter should be banned the reason...
  • Centre should commit more resources for single mothers: National Commission for Women Yesterday

    Shillong: National Commission for Women (NCW) member Laldiangliani Sailo on Monday said single motherhood is one of the growing problems in the country, which requires the more attention by the Centre and commitment of more resources towards their betterment. "It (single motherhood) is perhaps one of the major growing problems in...
  • New Delhi Municipal Council to impart self-defence training to women employees Yesterday

    New Delhi: In the wake of rising incidents of crime against women, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to impart self-defence training to its female employees. "The civic body's security department and the workers union is organising a 10-day self-defence training programme for women employees," a senior NDMC official said. "The...
  • Three Indian race walkers qualify for Rio Olympics Yesterday

    New Delhi: Three Indian race walkers, Khushbir Kaur, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar on Sunday qualified for next year's Rio Olympics after creditable performances in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge at Rio Maior in Portugal. National women's 20km walk record holder Khushbir Kaur clocked 1:33:58, better than Rio 2016 qualification time...
  • Survey to find out condition of women in mental asylums 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government has commissioned a survey to determine the condition of women who are abandoned by their family members in mental asylums to deprive them of property rights. The Women and Child Development Ministry has asked National Commission for Women (NCW) to do a survey on the number...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to...
  • Bigg Boss contestant alleges rape in Udaipur hotel 5 days ago

    Udaipur: In a startling revelation, one of the participants of TV reality show Bigg Boss has alleged that she has been sexually assaulted in a hotel in Udaipur. The participant, an actress, has alleged that she was raped in a five star hotel where she checked-in on April 11, 2015. She...
  • 2 women read the creepy messages they received in the 'Other' folder on Facebook 6 days ago

    Have you ever checked the 'Other' message folder on Facebook? Irrespective of your gender you are like to find it filled with trash. Not very unlike the spam folder in your email account, this other folder is a cesspool of creeps, advertisements and just plain 'no idea what that was'. But...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India hockey women confident against New Zealand 6 days ago

    Hastings: Following a strong performance against World No.2 Australia, the Indian women's hockey team is all geared up for their quarter-final clash against hosts New Zealand in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Thursday. India started a on poor note, losing to China and the US. But they came back well to...
  • India women hold mighty Australia to a goalless draw in Hawke's Bay Cup 1 week ago

    Hastings: After two consecutive defeats, India women's hockey team put up a much-improved show to hold world No. 2 Australia to a goalless draw in their third match of the Hawke's Bay Cup, on Monday. By virtue of this result, the Indian eves opened their account in the points table of...
  • 800,000 children forced to flee homes in Nigeria: UNICEF 1 week ago

    United Nations: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a new report has revealed that at least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups. The report, "UNICEF's Missing Childhoods", was released...
  • Women writers do not get enough exposure in India unlike their male counterparts: Madhuri Banerjee April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Madhuri Banerjee may be a well known author of bestseller books like 'Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas' and 'Advantage Love' but the author-script writer feels that women authors in India do not get their due credit. In a free willing chat exclusively with IBNLive.com, Banerjee expressed...
  • 24-hour women helpline 'Saheli' launched in Jammu April 12, 2015

    Jammu: A 24-hour helpline 'Saheli', aimed at providing support to the female victims of domestic violence and other crimes, was launched on Sunday. The helpline has been initiated by Aditi welfare India Charitable Trust. "The women in distress can call her Saheli at 9419106905, Saheli would work for the welfare of...
  • Kerala: Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered April 12, 2015

    Idukki: In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him. Based on the complaint lodged by the girl's...
  • 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...
  • Ola auto driver allegedly thrashes woman in Bengaluru April 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: An Ola auto driver allegedly thrashed a woman in Bengaluru. She has posted the image of the driver's licence, which shows the driver's name and address on Facebook. The woman has filed a complaint and the auto driver has been booked for outraging the modesty of a woman and for...
  • Sebi announces minimum Rs 50,000 fine for failure to appoint women directors April 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Taking to task the companies without a woman director, Sebi on Wednesday announced a minimum Rs 50,000 fine on them and warned of further action, including against promoters and directors, for non-compliance beyond September. Without naming the companies that failed to appoint at least one...
  • Match against Australia would be crucial: Ritu Rani April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani today said that their pool match against Australia in the upcoming Hawke's Bay Cup will be an important one as it would give her team an opportunity to figure out its loopholes before playing in the World League Semi-Finals in June. During April...
  • Gujarat: Gangraped woman files plea in HC to terminate her pregnancy April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A woman, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by seven men, filed a plea before the High Court on Monday seeking termination of her pregnancy, stating that her husband may not accept her if she gave birth to the child. Her plea stated that she sought the...
  • Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women's chess championship April 6, 2015

    Sochi: Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling by virtue of making it to the semi-finals of World Women's chess championship. Harika lost to the eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semi-finals. Muzychuk bagged the title after defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina 2.5-1.5 in...
  • Don't send children to convent schools, says Goa Minister's wife April 6, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Minister Dipak Dhavalikar's wife Lata has waded into controversy after she asked parents not to send their children to convent schools even as she urged women to desist from aping Western culture, saying it has led to rise in incidents of rape. Lata, who is a functionary of controversial...
  • Crime against women: Telangana mulling setting up fast-track courts April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Government is "actively considering" setting up fast-track courts to deal with offences against women and children. Delivering his address at the joint conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Chief Justices in New Delhi, Telangana Law Minister Indra Karan Reddy said the state government is actively considering to...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Delhi: Two women thrashed inside police station; 4 cops suspended April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In an alleged case of police brutality, two Dalit women were purportedly beaten up by a sub-inspector and his subordinates inside outer Delhi's Rohini south police station, following which four police personnel on Saturday were suspended. The women, in their complaint, have alleged that the sub-inspector and some women...
  • AAP's Rakhi demands sacking of cops who thrashed 2 Dalit girls April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP MLA from Mangolpuri Rakhi Bidlan on Saturday demanded immediate sacking of the police personnel who had allegedly thrashed two Dalit girls inside Rohini south police station in outer Delhi. Terming the incident as "barbaric", Bidlan alleged that the girls were stripped and beaten up by both male and...
  • Delhi: Police officer allegedly thrashes two women inside police station April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Two women were allegedly beaten up by a sub-inspector inside a police station in New Delhi's Rohini area. Four police officers including a sub-inspector have been suspended. The women, in their complaint, alleged that the sub-inspector thrashed them forcing them to confess in a case of robbery. A...
  • Two held for raping minor girl in Thane April 3, 2015

    Thane: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Dombivali area, police said on Friday. The accused, who were identified only by first names, Ajmad (20) and Furshid (22), were arrested from Dombivali in Kalyan division on Thursday night for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, Manpada...