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Putin envisions Russia as Paralympic powerhouse


September 11th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia must anchor its position among the leaders of the world Paralympic movement and more broadly ensure equal opportunities for all, President Vladimir Putin said ... Read more...

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‘Courts must keep in mind limitations of state’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) Courts should keep in mind weaknesses and constraints of the state and authorities before issuing directives and judgments, a Guwahati High Court judge has said."The judgement ... Read more...

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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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Disabled student challenges IIT’s rejection in court


June 25th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) for denying admission to a student under the handicapped category on ... Read more...

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Government should implement reservation for disabled: MP


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijay Wednesday demanded that the government fully implement reservation provisions for the disabled and apprise parliament about the ... Read more...

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Palsy patient still feels scared when boarding plane


April 19th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Forty-two-year-old Jeeja Ghosh, who was offloaded from a Spicejet flight a few months back for being a patient of cerebral palsy, Thursday said she still feels ... Read more...

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Great education debate: will it create a revolution or social friction?


April 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The beginning of a revolution in education or a cloud on the autonomy of private institutions and a financial burden on the middle class?The ... Read more...

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China seeks equal treatment in Australia


March 29th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has urged the Australian government "to remove blinkers" toward investors from China and stop foiling the ordinary business plans of Chinese enterprises.Foreign ministry spokesman Hong ... Read more...

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Tighter cultural norms frown on women as leaders


March 9th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) Countries strictly upholding cultural norms are more likely on frown on women as leaders - unless those norms support equal opportunities for both sexes, says a ... Read more...

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Britons lose jobs for being ‘work shy’


October 15th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) British workers are losing jobs to migrants because some firms think they are work-shy, expensive and unreliable, a media report said Saturday.Daily Express reported how MP ... Read more...

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Meet moots equal opportunities for Pakistani women


October 11th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Women in Pakistan need to be provided equal job opportunities as well as gender equality at the workplace, speakers at a national conference here said.The national ... Read more...

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UN chief praises women’s role in advancing peace


October 8th, 2011 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 8 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday praised women's role in advancing peace after this year's Nobel Peace Prize were awarded to three women."With this decision, the ... Read more...

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Israeli envoy for collaboration in agriculture


September 13th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Terming West Bengal a land of great opportunities, the Israeli envoy to India Tuesday said his country was eager to set up an India-Israel centre ... Read more...

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Parliament panel slams defence forces on gender issues


August 17th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A parliamentary committee Wednesday came down heavily on the army, navy and the air force on issues of gender equality, saying the armed forces have ... Read more...

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I wasn’t taught to differentiate between caste, creed: Big B


July 27th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who is playing a pivotal role in "Aarakshan", about caste issues, Wednesday said he was not brought up in an atmosphere ... Read more...

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‘Aarakshan’ gets clean chit from censors


July 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" has been issued a U/A certificate without a single cut by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), according to megastar ... Read more...

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No ‘Aarakshan’ in Indian film industry: Amitabh


July 13th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is proud to see that there is no "Aarakshan" (reservation) in Indian film industry and he is certain that it sets the ... Read more...

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Armed forces considering greater role for women officers: Antony


June 10th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India Friday said women will play a greater role in its armed forces, which are in the process of opening up more streams for them ... Read more...

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Mexico bans discrimination against disabled


May 29th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon has passed a new law to provide anti-discrimination protection to people with disabilities.Calderon said that for the first time "the ban ... Read more...

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Card with a message: Nidhi Kaila’s mission for the blind


May 25th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) She is an IIM-Kolkata alumnus, a devoted mother, a working woman and an avid blogger. But Nidhi Kaila still finds time for a cause close ... Read more...

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Activists demand higher allocation for education, health


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Civil society activists Tuesday urged the government to increase allocations for various social schemes, especially those related to health and education, as they directly impact ... Read more...

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Antony asks DRDO brass to curb attrition rate of scientists


March 25th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With an average of 75 scientists quitting the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) annually, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday asked the agency's top brass ... Read more...

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‘Nurture talent, ensure fairness’: Antony to DRDO top brass


March 25th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday called upon the DRDO top brass to nurture talent and ensure "fairness at all levels" in order to realise the organisation's ... Read more...

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Women’s Day: March planned to Chouhan’s house Tuesday


March 7th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 7 (IANS) Women pressing demands of Dalit, tribal and the excluded communities plan to march to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's house here on International Women's ... Read more...

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Wajahat Habibullah is new head of minorities’ panel


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Former bureaucrat and India's first chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah Thursday took over as the new chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities. Habibullah will hold the ... Read more...

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New law on disability soon, says Mukul Wasnik


January 14th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The old disability act will soon be replaced by a new legislation that will be suitably aligned with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with ... Read more...

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Pakistani hotel introduces braille menu for blind


December 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) A hotel in Islamabad has introduced a menu in braille for its visually impaired guests on World Disability Day.Serena Hotel Islamabad has become the first hotel in ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s babes’ ‘vicious catfight’ shakes up coalition


November 28th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition is under threat following a vicious catfight between two of his most glamorous allies.Mara Carfagna, a former topless model appointed equal ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s favourite model minister quits


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 23 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi's shaky government is about to lose another minister - a former Miss Italy contestant and men's magazine model who was a favourite of the troubled Prime ... Read more...

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Girls are held back by ladette culture: Cambridge University academic


November 20th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A senior academic from prestigious Cambridge University has stated that young women are so sexualized and image conscious that they lack intellectual confidence.Dame Patricia Hodgson, principal of ... Read more...

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Italian government to ban prostitution in public places


November 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Mara Carfagna, the Italian equal opportunities minister said that the government would soon introduce measures to prostitution in public places.Silvio Berlusconi's government "has reached a further milestone", declared ... Read more...

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Koel Mallick Still Feels Nervous On Friday Mornings


October 11th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Koel Mallick is the reigning actress of the Bengali film industry, but she still feels nervous whenever her films are about to release. Recently, we ... Read more...

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Pakistani held for killing wife in Italy


October 5th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Modena (Italy), Oct 5 (IANS/AKI) A Pakistani was arrested near this northern Italian city after he allegedly killed his wife when she defending their daughter for refusing an arranged marriage.Ahmad Khan Butt, ... Read more...

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Empower women, girl child for country’s growth: Shabana


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Girls should be given opportunities equal to boys and they must have access to health and education for their empowerment, says noted actor and social activist Shabana ... Read more...

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Victorians outraged over tribunal ban on uncovered shoulders, thighs for Ramadan 2011


September 16th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept.16 (ANI): An overwhelming 94 per cent of readers of the Australian daily, The Herald Sun, have disagreed with the legal ruling approving the contentious ban on uncovered shoulders and thighs ... Read more...

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