gender bias

Women make 50 percent of country’s power: Amitabh Bachchan


August 30th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan believes in fair education for all, be it the country's underprivileged or the women folk.The 69-year-old veteran, who is driving home ... Read more...

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At 100, ex-army man gifts hospital to Rajasthan village (Feature)


May 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dudavas (Rajasthan), May 15 (IANS) For Rao Kabool Singh, a World War Two veteran who turned 100 this weekend, it has been a life of service with the army man ... Read more...

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AMU elects its first woman in teachers association


May 1st, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, May 1 (IANS) After being in the news for alleged gender bias, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has for the first time elected a woman to its influential teacher's ... Read more...

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Women’s empowerment key to progress: Shabana Azmi


April 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The true measure of a country's progress is not just its gross domestic product, but its human development index in which the empowerment of women is ... Read more...

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No gender bias in science: Missile scientist Tessy Thomas (Interview, With Images)


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) She sees no paradox in a woman working to develop Agni-V, the indigenously developed, 5,000-km range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile that some would call a weapon of ... Read more...

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Andhra man beats wife for carrying girl child


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In yet another incident of gender bias in Andhra Pradesh, a man beat up his pregnant wife for carrying a girl child, resulting in a miscarriage, ... Read more...

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Experts express concern over skewed sex ratio


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Experts and policy makers Wednesday expressed grave concern over the steep decline in sex ratio in the past three decades in the country. The ... Read more...

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Women entrepreneurs shine at Dalit trade fair


December 18th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Kalpana Saroj, 50, is the daughter of a Dalit police constable in Akola district of Maharashtra. Today she heads a Rs.3,000 crore business enterprise.Saroj was one ... Read more...

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Gender bias in succession to British throne to end


October 28th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) A centuries-old bias against women in the succession to the British throne is set to end, with the 16 Commonwealth nations that owe allegiance to ... Read more...

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Child labour a serious issue: NHRC


October 17th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission Chairperson K.G. Balakrishnan Monday said that despite having a good record in the implementation of international covenants, India has many problems ... Read more...

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‘Aarkshan’ tries to tell a therapeutic story: Prakash Jha (Interview)


July 20th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) National award-winning director Prakash Jha isn't sure whether his film "Aarakhsan" about caste-based reservations in educational institutions would be able to throw up any permanent ... Read more...

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Alisha Abdullah loves to ‘tickle male ego’ in the fast lane


July 17th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, July 17 (IANS) Chennai-based Alisha Abdullah, the lone female driver competing in the Volkswagen Polo R Cup, says she does not get bogged down by gender bias. Instead, she ... Read more...

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Study reveals gender bias in kids’ books


May 4th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has uncovered gender bias in children's books with male characters, including male animals, leading the fictional pack.The findings of Florida State University researchers are based ... Read more...

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Gender bias pushes women away from entrepreneurship


March 17th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Gender stereotypes can discourage women from starting their own businesses while gender-neutral messages prove most appealing to them.Of course, there have been many high-profile female ... Read more...

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Adoptions on rise - and many want a girl!


March 12th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Winds of change are sweeping through urban India, a country traditionally known for its male preference. Many city-dwellers who don't have children of their own ... Read more...

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‘1.72 million children die before age one in India’


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A "savage preference for males" leads to the killing of 7 lakh girls by their parents in the mother's womb each year in India, according to a National ... Read more...

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Nails, hair indicate booze intake over last 90 days


January 9th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): United States Drug Testing Laboratories (USDTL) has launched two new tests - one for fingernails and the other for hair - which can report a donor's alcohol exposure ... Read more...

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Tere Mere Sapne: Ekta And Yash, Not On Talking Terms, Why?


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The popular serial on Star Plus 'Tere Mere Sapne' is everything but what the title suggests as far as the lead protagonists of the serial are concerned.Reports are that the ... Read more...

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80pc Aussies disapprove of sex-selective abortions


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A recent Australian survey has found that most people Down Under disapprove of abortion based on sex of the baby.Dr Rebecca Kippen from the School of Population Health ... Read more...

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Why the same face may look male or female


November 25th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Neuroscientists have discovered that our brains apparently can perceive some faces as male when it appears in one section of our field of view, but female when it ... Read more...

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Stereotypes an ‘obstacle to gender balance’ at work


October 20th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 20 (ANI): A new report has found that Australian beliefs about the role of women are barriers for female employees seeking to gain leadership positions in business.Commissioned by the Financial ... Read more...

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Chidambaram lauds people of Delhi for their attitude towards security arrangements


October 16th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.16 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Saturday that there has been an attitudinal change in the people of Delhi towards security arrangements as well as that ... Read more...

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Remove gender bias in security forces: Chidambaram


October 16th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday called for removing "gender bias" against women in security forces and letting them hold the highest posts in security organisations."Women can ... Read more...

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Women still under-represented in news media coverage


September 30th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 30 (ANI): A new survey has suggested that women are still significantly under-represented and misrepresented in news media coverage.The research of 108 countries by the Global Media Monitoring Project, showed ... Read more...

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Click, click! Deprived girls to tell their own stories (Feature)


September 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) Schoolgirls Pooja Bhadoria and Kanchan Mishra are already feeling empowered. In a world where social prejudices are steeped against girls, they are hoping to ... Read more...

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Why autism is more prevalent in boys


September 16th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sept 16 (ANI): A new study provides further clues as to why boys are far more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autismThe new research from the Centre for Addiction ... Read more...

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‘Gender bias’ in Bible language sparks controversy


September 5th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 5 (ANI): A new order of service produced by the Scottish Episcopal Church has sparked controversy as it has removed masculine references to God, the supreme-being once universally thought of ... Read more...

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Wal-Mart Appeals In Supreme Court


August 26th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has asked the Supreme court of America to block its female employees from suing on behalf of the 1.5 million women which would ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama says there is no gender bias in Buddhism


August 21st, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurLahaul (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 21(ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul district on Friday, there is no gender bias in Buddhism and nothing prevents a woman ... Read more...

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India has a long way to go in education: PM


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India has a "long way to go" in spreading literacy, adding that paucity of funds will not be allowed to ... Read more...

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Homemakers happy, apex court recognises their contribution


July 24th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) They feel they were always taken for granted and did not get the credit for their work in spite of doing the "toughest job". But homemakers in ... Read more...

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Permanent commissions for women: Notice issued to Indian Army chief


July 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for not complying with its March 12 order to grant permanent commissions to ... Read more...

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Canadian university to award honorary doctorate to Mukhtar Mai


June 11th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.11 (ANI) : The Laurentian University of Canada has decided to award an honorary doctorate degree to Mukhtar Mai, the rape victim-turned Pakistani women rights activist.According to a statement issued by ... Read more...

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One breaks free, but child marriages go on in Madhya Pradesh


May 14th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, May 14 (IANS) All hell broke loose at Vanita's house when she refused to tie the knot before completing her studies. She was not even 18, the legal age ... Read more...

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Judge Rules Casey Anthony Could Face Death Penalty


May 12th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite the defense teams arguments that execution was a gender biased punishment in this case, that Judge Belvin Perry made his decision on Tuesday; if Casey Anthony ... Read more...

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