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  • Indian women lose to Georgia in World Chess Championship 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Chengdu, China: India's chances of a medal went up in smoke as the team crashed to a heavy loss against Georgia in the seventh round of the World Women's Team Chess Championship. In a shocking turn of events, three favourable positions were spoilt by the Indians on last three boards as...
  • Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society: Maneka Gandhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them. The competition, a first-of-its-kind initiative taken by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, would be held on...
  • Rs 1,273 crore Nirbhaya Fund lying unused 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As much as 1,273.31 crore is lying unused under Nirbhaya Fund set up two years back in the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a young girl on December 16, 2012, Parliament was informed on Friday. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...
  • J&K: All four convicts who raped and killed Tabinda Gani in Kupwara in 2007 given death sentence 2 days ago

    Kupwara: All four convicts in the rape and murder of 13-year-old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara have been given death sentence by a local court in Jammu and Kashmir. The brutal rape and murder took place eight years back in 2007 when the four men brutalised the teenager when...
  • Take a Nap Campaign 3 days ago

    In the demand for a true democracy, issues of women's safety and reclamation of public spaces have driven huge outcries. Citizen Journalist Jasmeen Patheja shows how taking a nap can be a reason for mounting queries and head-scratching. Shylaja Varma reports ...
  • Kupwara: Sentencing of four convicts in Tabinda Gani rape and murder case today 3 days ago

    Kupwara: Eight years after the brutal rape and murder of 13 year old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara, a local court will handover the quantum of sentence to four convicts. Gani was abducted, raped and brutally murdered by four men in 2007 in Kupwara in Kashmir. The family of...
  • Hyderabad: Businessman strangles his wife after she refused to serve him food 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: A businessman was arrested on Thursday on charges of strangling his wife, a former air hostess, after she allegedly refused to serve him food. Hyderabad Police arrested businessman Sachin Uppal and his friend Rakesh, who allegedly did nothing to prevent the crime. Sachin, who was being questioned for last three days,...
  • Afghanistan lynching stokes anger against 'fake mullahs' 4 days ago

    Kabul: The savage lynching of an Afghan woman who railed openly against superstitious practices has stoked public anger over the treatment of women but also ignited revulsion against Kabul's ubiquitous shamans, forcing them to go underground. In March 19, a furious mob turned on Farkhunda, 27, beating her in broad...
  • Indian women hold top seed Ukraine in world team chess championship 5 days ago

    Aided by an excellent victory by Padmini Rout against former world champion Anna Ushenina, the Indian women played out a draw with top seed Ukrainian women in the third round of world women's team chess championship in China. It was the clinical approach by Padmini that stole the limelight on another...
  • Hockey: Drew positives from Hawke's Bay Cup, says Ritu Rani 5 days 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 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week 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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 14, 2015

    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 April 14, 2015

    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...