gender issues

Innovations needed for sustainable farming, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indian agriculture sector is currently facing a number of challenges and needs to adopt innovative technologies to achieve sustainability, said experts at a conference ... Read more...

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Sports effective tool for change in gender issues: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Sensitising young athletes and their coaches about gender issues can be an effective tool for prevention of violence against women, according to a study by ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches diploma in women and gender studies


May 10th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Thursday launched a post-graduate diploma programme in women and gender studies, a university statement said.The one-year programme will ... Read more...

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Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

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SAARC poll bodies’ meet in Delhi from April 30


April 27th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will host the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries from April 30 to May 2 ... Read more...

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US opens ‘American Corner’ in Uttar Pradesh


April 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) With an aim to promote American studies in India and strengthen India-US relations, an American Corner and American Studies Curriculum were inaugurated at a college here.The ... Read more...

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Court orders permanent commissions for three IAF women officers


March 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the defence ministry grant permanent commissions to three women short service commission officers of the Indian Air Force within ... Read more...

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Pakistani students seeking out ‘immoral’ books


November 28th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Students in Pakistan were least interested in reading knowledgeable books and shopkeepers, in order to earn a living, were forced to sell those that were "vulgar, ... Read more...

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Rakesh Nath wins Kovalam fest’s Emerging Writer’s Award


September 17th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Rakesh Nath, a 26-year-old journalist and writer based in Kerala, has won the second edition of the Emerging Writers' Award, an initiative of the Kovalam ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

IGNOU to have a centre for diasporic studies


September 9th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon be setting up a centre for 'Diasporic Studies' at its campus here."The university is in the ... 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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Young South African women told to be independent


August 12th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 12 (IANS) A popular South African gospel artiste has asked young women to become educated, independent and avoid taking financial support as well as being abused by men, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

What women want - from Mamata


May 14th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Many women in Bengal see themselves in her, clad in a simple cotton sari and chappals and hair tied in a loose knot. And now ... Read more...

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Brit kids considering sex change given access to puberty blocking drugs


April 16th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): British children as young as 12 have been given access to drugs that block puberty while they contemplate to have a sex change.One of the main effects ... Read more...

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Australian Army says sex scandal ‘isolated’ incident


April 9th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) A sex scandal that hit the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and threatened to stain the institution's reputation was described by the defence chief as an ... Read more...

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Indian filmmaker awarded UNDP fellowship


January 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Delhi-based independent filmmaker Naghma Iman is one among the four awardees of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) fellowship for their work on women's status in their ... Read more...

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In India, a school for democracies world over


December 26th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) They come every year from many countries to learn how the world's largest democracy works, at a little known school in the Indian parliament that ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Kerala girls to make documentary on gender issues


December 16th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 (IANS) The Kerala government has joined hands with film-maker Sanjiv Sivan to bring together 25 girls who will make a documentary video "Girls Unlimited". The film will be based ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

National Coming Out Day Celebrated By LGBT And Other Communities


October 11th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday the Americans celebrated National Coming Out Day, the internationally observed civil awareness day for coming out and people discuss about gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN announces new agency for women


September 15th, 2010 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday announced a new agency - UN Women - headed by former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, to oversee all programmes aimed at promoting ... Read more...

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Peeping Tom claims gender issues made him peek into women’s toilet cubicle


August 18th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): A waxing and fingernail salon owner in Australia has claimed that gender identity issues, which sometimes make him feel like a woman, made him peep into a women's ... Read more...

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Age is not the best criteria to bridge generation gaps at work


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Companies that look only at age to bridge generational gaps among workers risk losing knowledge to retirements, higher turnover and other productivity-clogging problems, according to new University ... Read more...

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CEC designate Quraishi promises to ‘uphold nation’s trust’


July 28th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The softspoken S.Y. Quraishi, who will take charge as chief election commissioner (CEC) Friday, says he will uphold the "immense trust the nation has in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UN creates unified organisation for women


July 3rd, 2010 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 3 (DPA) The UN General Assembly Friday took a major step by pulling together fragmented groups to establish a new entity aimed at intensifying efforts to meet the needs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

IAF grants permanent commissions to 22 women officers (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to grant permanent commissions to 22 women officers in line with a court directive to ensure gender equality but this ... Read more...

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Kids as young as 3 questioned about kissing, flirting by Oz researcher


May 18th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 18 (ANI): A Melbourne university researcher grilled children as young as three about kissing and flirting as part of a project.Dr Mindy Blaise from Monash University spent five days at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Charkha Development Comm. Network wins award for “Best Feature Service”


April 20th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 20 (ANI): Charkha Development Communication Network, a non-governmental organization, has won a special award for "Best Feature Service" (Gender Issues) under the UNFPA-Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2009-10 ... Read more...

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Treat women and men officers at par, says court (Roundup)


March 12th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) In a landmark ruling, the Delhi High Court Friday asked the government to treat women and men officers in the army and air force at par while ... Read more...

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HIV/Aids has become leading cause of death in women, warns UN


March 5th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A UN programme on HIV/Aids has warned that HIV is fast becoming the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age worldwide.UNAids launched a five-year ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women in politics should address gender issues: NGO


November 9th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Low female literacy rate, gender gap, low life expectancy and a range of other women-centric issues which are facing India can only be addressed if more women ... Read more...

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Norway to fund UN project for women’s role in panchayats


November 4th, 2009 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Norwegian government Wednesday signed an agreement to grant the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) $9 million for strengthening participation of women in local governance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Internet users facing decrease in family time


June 21st, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Thanks to the Internet, Americans are increasingly reporting erosion of face-to-face family time, increased feelings of being ignored by family members using the Web, and growing concerns that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cyberspace provides new ground to young social activists


February 1st, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A young woman "rings the bell" to stop domestic violence, a group of college students makes a documentary redefining feminism while yet another group of management students ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Third South Asian conference on sanitation to open in Delhi


November 17th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Rural Development will organise a third South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN-III) here from tomorrow. The four day long conference will be inaugurated by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Australia will eventually become a republic: governor-elect


July 7th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Australia will eventually become a republic, predicts former Australian high commissioner to India Penny Wensley, who will soon be sworn in as the governor of Queensland state. "I ... Read more...

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