economic empowerment

Emirati business woman wins international award


July 31st, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 30 (IANS/WAM) Emirati woman entreprenuer Faiza Al Sayed has been named as a recipient of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 Awards.Al Sayed, vice ... Read more...

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Indian wins Ramon Magasaysay Award


July 26th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) India's Kulandei Francis is one of the six winners of the prestigious Ramon Magasaysay Award for 2012, announced by the organisers in Manila Wednesday.Francis is being ... Read more...

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BRICS urged to develop small, medium enterprises


July 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South Africa and other BRICS members should prioritize the development of small and medium enterprises as a way of quick job creation to benefit communities and ... Read more...

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World Bank offers Bihar $100 mn loan


July 9th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The World Bank Monday offered a $100 million loan for a rural livelihood project in Bihar that is expected to benefit 1.5 million households.The project ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton hails Indian NGO Chintan’s work


March 10th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has hailed the work of Chintan, an Indian NGO chosen for America's first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and ... Read more...

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Indian NGO Chintan chosen for first US Innovation Award


March 8th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Chintan, an Indian NGO, has been chosen for America's first Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, for training and organizing wastepickers and ... Read more...

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Empowering lives, transforming villages - the self-help way (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), March 7 (IANS) Bimla Devi of Bara village in Bodh Gaya block of Gaya district mobilised over 200 women to block traffic movement on the highway ... Read more...

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Pakistan to encourage women’s cricket


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The women's cricket initiative would dispel the negative image of Pakistan, said a minister while inaugurating the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women Cricket Challenge Trophy.Federal Minister ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago to tie up with Jaipur institute


January 9th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Monday announced that her country will collaborate with Jaipur-based Shankara Group of Institutions for training of women, especially in ... Read more...

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Sharjah Business Women Council signs MoU with Oxfam


December 9th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 8 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oxfam GB, a member of an international confederation of 15 organisations working together ... Read more...

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CHOGM call to end forced marriages


October 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Championing the cause of gender equality and women's rights, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Saturday called for action to end early and forced marriages ... Read more...

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South Asia should now launch war on poverty: Pakistani minister (Interview)


September 13th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The countries of South Asia should join hands to launch a war on poverty in the region just as they have done with the war ... Read more...

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Women empowerment top priority: Gilani


July 13th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government was committed to granting economic empowerment to women who now constitute 51 percent of the ... Read more...

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Government focused on power to women, says Gilani


July 11th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) The government is focused on political and economic empowerment of women, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani said: "The empowerment of women will establish their ... Read more...

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Comprehensive strategy needed in war against terror: Gilani


July 8th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said a comprehensive national policy and strategy on the war against terrorism needs to be formulated in accordance ... Read more...

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Pak govt. determined to fulfil Benazir Bhutto’s dream of empowering women: Gilani


March 9th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that his government is determined to fulfil Benazir Bhutto's dream of empowering women in the country.Speaking on the ... Read more...

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WCD Ministry committed towards socio-economic empowerment of women


March 8th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Krishna Tirath on the occasion of 'International Women's Day' today said her ministry is committed towards the socio-economic empowerment of women.Addressing ... Read more...

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Form Malay Indian voter group to address community issues, says leader


February 7th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb.7 (ANI): An Indian voters' association should be established to consistently and continuously address issues facing the community, Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) central working committee member S. Vell Paari has ... Read more...

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The vulnerable lives of Bengal’s Birhor tribals


February 6th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The world knows little about them and development too has passed them by. The endangered Birhor primitive tribals find themselves a vulnerable lot in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Govt. taking effective steps to address challenges of Scheduled Caste women, children: Tirath


January 19th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath has asked the stakeholders to take all preventive, precautionary and rehabilitative measures in all cases ... Read more...

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Ravi Shankar asks NGOS to join effort against corruption


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 3 (IANS) Spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living (AoL) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said Friday that Indians were torn between "slum India and scam India" and urged ... Read more...

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Development uneven, need more honest state: PM


November 19th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Pointing out that India's "development was uneven", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said "we need a state that is more sensitive, more responsible, more transparent, ... Read more...

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Patil calls on India, US to work together for world peace


November 9th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has said both the US and India have a profound responsibility to work together for peace, stability and security in the world.In ... Read more...

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India, US can cooperate for global economic development: President


November 8th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) India and US should work together for global peace and stability and be partners in diverse sectors like international economic development, clean energy, food and health ... Read more...

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We need your ideas to build ties: Hillary to Indian Americans


October 29th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Indian Americans to use their connections to India to tackle tough challenges from improving global health ... Read more...

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First Asian transgender activist invited to US programme


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) City-based Kalki Subramanian has become the first Asian transgender activist to be invited to take part in the International Visitors' Leadership Programme (IVLP) to be held in ... Read more...

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Build peace, solution will follow: PM to Kashmir (Intro Roundup)


August 11th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In his first initiative to address the latest unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged Kashmiris to "give peace a chance" and ... Read more...

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Women empowerment mission to begin work soon


July 6th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The central directorate of the National Mission for Empowerment of Women will soon be operational, officials Monday said. "The directorate will have four posts with a director ... Read more...

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Assam’s women weavers walk out of vulnerability with ex-supermodel


June 8th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Internationally renowned fashion designer and former supermodel Bibi Russell has joined hands with the ethnic Bodo women of Assam in creating a new line of lifestyle products ... Read more...

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Rs.6.53 Cr released for Tripura under Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana


June 7th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): The Centre has released over 6.5 crore rupees for implementation of centrally sponsored Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana in Tripura's four districts."The Ministry of Rural Development has ... Read more...

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Central aid to uplift northeast’s poor


June 7th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The rural development ministry Monday released aid to four northeastern states under a government scheme that aims to organise the rural poor into self-help groups and ultimately ... Read more...

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Will ensure stable government: new Meghalaya chief minister


April 20th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 20 (IANS) Newly-elected Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul M. Sangma Tuesday said he would strive to ensure a stable government and also focus on the youth and poor of the state. ... Read more...

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‘Jhum’ fire claims two more lives in Mizoram


March 12th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 12 (IANS) At least two young people were killed while burning their 'jhum' forest in Mizoram, officials said here Friday. The tribal people in the hilly terrain of northeastern states ... Read more...

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Government to boost sports in northeast: Sonia


March 6th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 6 (IANS) The central government is giving special attention to boosting sports in northeast India, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi said here Saturday. "There is huge sports potentiality ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to persuade EU against trade benefits denial (Lead)


February 17th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will persuade the European Union for reversal of its decision to suspend the island nation from EU's preferential trade concessions. "Sri Lanka will continue her engagement with ... Read more...

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