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Chinese women fly most advanced fighter jet


August 18th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Five female pilots have become China's first women to fly the J-10 combat aircraft, the country's most advanced fighter jet, a media report said.J-10, also called ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Adams wins first women’s gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Nicola Adams became the first woman to win gold in Olympic boxing here Thursday, pummelling China's Ren Cancan in the final of the 51kg ... Read more...

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Olympic gymanstics: Mustafina wins first women’s gold for Russia


August 7th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Aliya Mustafina became the Olympic champion in women's uneven bars here Monday.Mustafina scored 16.133, beating reigning Chinese Olympic champion He Kexin, who took silver ... Read more...

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President hosts farewell tea for media


July 17th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With just a week to go before her five-year stay in Rastrapati Bhavan comes to an end, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday hosted over ... Read more...

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US woman aviation pioneer dies


May 12th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Pilot Evelyn Bryan Johnson, known as "Mama Bird", died in Morristown, Tennessee, a media report said Friday. She was 102.Johnson, who started flying in 1944, held ... Read more...

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Zeenat Aman, Priya Dutt to judge Women Awards 2012


March 13th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, Congress MP Priya Dutt and designer Nandita Mahtani will be among the judges of the first edition of Women Awards 2012, ... Read more...

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UN holds photo exhibit on Afghan women


March 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) A month-long photo exhibition organised by various UN agencies to highlight the status and achievements of women in war-hit Afghanistan kicked off Saturday in the capital.The ... Read more...

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India needs more women scientists, says Nirupama Rao


January 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (IANS) Calling for out-of-the-box thinking to harness the potential of science, Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao Thursday called for increased participation and retention of ... Read more...

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Kanye West to launch women’s wear line


September 15th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) American rapper Kanye West will showcase his first women's wear collection during the Paris Fashion Week next month.According to Harper's Bazaar magazine, the 34-year-old's show ... Read more...

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Gisele Bundchen: World’s first billionaire model?


June 4th, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Gisele Bundchen is expected to become the world's first billionaire model, according to Forbes magazine.Bundchen has been named as the first women to earn the figure, ... Read more...

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Chinese woman may reach space by 2012


April 30th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): China's female astronauts could fly into space as soon as the latter half of 2012.The two women astronauts, both pilots from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air ... Read more...

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Record number of women elected to Finland parliament


April 20th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 20 (IANS) A total of 86 women have been elected as members of parliament in Finland, setting a new record of proportion of women MPs in the house, ... Read more...

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President Patil felicitates first women paramilitary regiment in Delhi


March 8th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on the occasion of International Women's Day today felicitated the country's first paramilitary battalion comprising exclusively of women.The first all-women battalion of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

From a Punjab kitchen, these sweets, snacks have travelled far


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) A business formula that originated three decades ago in the kitchen of a homemaker is creating a buzz in international markets. What is more, it counts ... Read more...

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SNDT University honours Meira Kumar with doctorate


January 4th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar was Tuesday honoured with a doctorate by the SNDT Women's University on its 60th convocation day.Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayan conferred the honorary ... Read more...

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First women-only call centre opens in Saudi Arabia


December 25th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Dec 25 (IANS) Saudi women, who are prohibited by society from living or working independently without written permission from a male guardian, will now be part of a first-of-its-kind "women-only" call ... Read more...

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Pak woman publicly flogged by Taliban yet to get over her horror and humiliation


December 7th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 7 (ANI): Nearly two years after the Taliban left Pakistan's Swat district, life seems to have returned to normalcy, but a woman named Saira Bibi still seethes with pain ... Read more...

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Spiritual leader Sri Daya Mata dies in US (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Sri Daya Mata, successor to Indian spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda, has passed away after heading the worldwide religious movement founded in 1920 for over half ... Read more...

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Spiritual leader Sri Daya Mata dies in US


December 2nd, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Sri Daya Mata, successor to Indian spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda, has passed away after heading the worldwide religious movement founded in 1920. She was 96.One ... Read more...

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Asian Games rowing: India win bronze in women’s pair


November 19th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 19 (IANS) India's Pratima Puhana and Pramila Prava Minz won the bronze medal in the women's pair rowing event at the Commonwealth Games here Friday.Pratima and Prava Pramila became thee ... Read more...

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Indian shooters bag gold, two silvers (Lead)


October 12th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian shooters bagged a gold medal and two silvers in just an hour Tuesday. Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh won the yellow metal in the women's ... Read more...

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Delhi CWG venues being guarded by Naga women police


October 8th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.8 (ANI): The first women police battalion from Nagaland is providing security at venues of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2010.Around 600 women personnel are patrolling the streets and ensuring maximum ... Read more...

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Buzunesh Deba And Sergio Reyes Emerge As Twin Cities Marathon Champion


October 4th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Minneapolis, Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Like every year, the annual Twin Cities Marathon was held on Sunday morning and the event witnessed the participation of thousands of enthusiastic runners. History ... Read more...

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Dallas-Based ESPN Producer Leah Siegel Dies At 43


July 27th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three-time Emmy award-winning Dallas sports television producer of ESPN, Leah Siegel died of breast cancer on Monday at a Dallas hospital. The 43-year-old is survived by ... Read more...

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Ordaining women priests is a ‘crime against faith’: Vatican


July 16th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): New rules announced by the Vatican have declared that ordaining women as Roman Catholic priests is a "crime against the faith" and subject to discipline by its watchdog. ... Read more...

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NRI playwright wins prestigious award in Britain


June 30th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 30 (IANS) Well-known actor-playwright Sudha Bhuchar and artistic director Kristine Landon-Smith, joint founders of London-based Tamasha Theatre Company, have won this year's prestigious First Women Awards in the ... Read more...

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IAF women officers scale new heights, summit Mt. Kamet (With Images)


May 25th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Women officers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are scaling heights...literally, in preparation to summit Mt.Everest next year. Young Flight Lieutenant Nivedita Choudhary and Squadron Leader Nirupama, ... Read more...

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CWG Delhi 2010 to encourage greater participation of women in sports


May 11th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11, 2010: To achieve greater participation, gender equality, and to address all women related matters during the Commonwealth Games time and beyond, the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games ... Read more...

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China deploys its first women astronauts


May 8th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): China has for the first time, included two women in its new seven-member astronaut crew. Though no names were disclosed, authorities did reveal that the new entrants ... Read more...

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Book on Indira Gandhi would play important role in improving Indo-Pak ties: Pak writer


May 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 5 (ANI): Keeping in view the global situation, it was imperative for both India and Pakistan to work together for improving ties, and her book: "Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi" would ... Read more...

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Navy To Open Submarine Duty To Women


April 30th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Navy made a formal announcement on Thursday that it plans to integrate female officers into submarine duty. They are not expecting the change to be very difficult ... Read more...

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U.S. Navy to allow women to serve on submarines


April 30th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30(ANI): The first women allowed to serve aboard submarines will be reporting for duty by 2012, the U.S. Navy said.The century-old ban on women serving with men in the cramped ... Read more...

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Discovery Launch Puts Record Women In Space


April 6th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Cape Canaveral, Florida, Apr 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The space shuttle Discovery commenced its journey towards the International Space Station during early Monday morning in order to provide the space station ... Read more...

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Jesse James’ mistress Michelle McGee ‘thinks he’s a snake’


March 31st, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Michelle McGee, the first women to come out in open about her affair with Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James, now thinks that he is a "snake", revealed ... Read more...

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Women-driven taxis are popular in Middle East


March 29th, 2010 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Cam McGrath Cairo, March 29 (DPA) Fleets of "pink" taxis, driven by women, are cruising the streets of Middle East cities, providing a safe and comfortable ride for women wary of getting ... Read more...

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