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Driving social change for women - via stardom


September 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Female foeticide and empowerment of women seem to have become the favourite trending topics for Bollywood stars with Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Afghanistan’s future lies in strengthening democracy, checking corruption’


August 9th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The future of Afghanistan depends upon how it strengthens its fledgling democratic institutions and arrests corruption, says Sujeet Sarkar, the author of a ... Read more...

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A battle won for girls’ education in male bastion (Feature with images)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) It has been a tough battle for Faiza Nisar Ali who helped steer the entry of girls into the erstwhile male bastion of the historic ... Read more...

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Education rights of minorities being violated, says official


March 7th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) Chairman M.S.A. Siddiqui Wednesday said some education rights of the minorities were being violated in "almost every state", ... 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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Pattinson to help Cambodian charity


October 26th, 2011 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson is auctioning off a private screening of his upcoming movie "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1", which he hopes will raise ... Read more...

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Gender equality is smart economics: World Bank


September 19th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Gender equality is smart economics as countries which create better opportunities and conditions for women can raise productivity and improve outcomes for children, the World Bank ... Read more...

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Dubai Cares seeks to help girls in developing nations


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Cares, a UAE-based philanthropic establishment, has launched a social campaign to underline the importance of educating girls in developing countries.Dubai Cares has started ... Read more...

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Foundation laid for Narmada canal project in Kutch


April 9th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rapar (Kutch), April 9 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday laid the foundation stones here for five projects of the Narmada branch canal network for the Kutch district.While ... Read more...

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Taliban blow up two girls’ schools in Pakistan


March 25th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants blew up two girls' schools in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, an official said Friday.The primary schools were blown up ... Read more...

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PM reiterates commitment for quotas for women (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reiterated his government's commitment to providing reservations for women in local bodies, state legislatures and parliament, but agreed that ... Read more...

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Zero-deficit Kashmir budget promises jobs


March 7th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 7 (IANS) Announcing job-generation schemes, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Monday presented a zero-deficit budget for fiscal 2011-12 in the state assembly. It was the ... Read more...

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China’s Muslims stress on girls’ education


March 7th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China's Muslim Hui community is working against acute poverty and gender discrimination to focus on keeping all girls of school-going age in the classroom.The Hui ethnic ... Read more...

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Taliban prepared to withdraw ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan: Education Minister


January 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 14 (ANI): Afghanistan's Education Minister, Farooq Wardak, has claimed that the Taliban leadership is no longer against female education, and is prepared to withdraw its ban on girls' schools. ... Read more...

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Rajkot school opens separate wing for girls


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Rajkot (Gujarat), Jan.2 (ANI): Rajkumar College, a boarding school in Gujarat's Rajkot city, has come up with a separate wing for girls, which is all set to become functional from the ... Read more...

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Film festival to highlight millennium development goals


September 18th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The capital is hosting a two-day international film festival featuring short films on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The festival, "Eight", will showcase short films on themes ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra becomes UNICEF National Ambassador


August 10th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.10 (ANI): UNICEF has announced actress Priyanka Chopra as its National Ambassador for promoting child rights and adolescence.Chopra joins superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore in supporting UNICEF's work ... Read more...

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Saina Nehwal spreads family planning message


July 11th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Badminton star Saina Nehwal joined 3,000 schooldchildren to spread the message of family planning through a run organised here Sunday to mark the World Population Day. Nehwal led ... 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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8.8 mn euros for strengthening Balochistan’s education system


May 5th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Quetta, May 5 (IANS) Global NGO Save the Children with financial assistance from the Netherlands has launched an 8.8 million euros Balochistan Education Programme to provide access to quality basic education to ... Read more...

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Popular cartoon character ‘Meena’ will reach UP schools on AIR waves


October 14th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
By Kulsum Mustafa, CNSLucknow: Widely recognized and appreciated in most South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh UNICEF's popular cartoon character Meena - will soon be being re-introduced to children ... Read more...

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UNICEF celebrates 200 episodes of Kyunki… Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai.


August 28th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.28 (ANI): UNICEF recently celebrated the telecast of the 200th episode of its entertainment education serial Kyunki... Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai on Doordarshan National.A serial with all the ... Read more...

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Unicef stresses rebuilding schools in Pakistan


July 30th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (DPA) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Thursday called for the rebuilding of schools in northwestern Pakistan as nearly two million people displaced by fighting between the military ... Read more...

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Former Jaipur queen Gayatri Devi dies (Lead)


July 29th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) Gayatri Devi, the erstwhile maharani of Jaipur who was once considered one of the world's most beautiful women and always stayed in the limelight despite the fall of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Taliban’s actions totally ‘unIslamic’, claims top cleric


June 19th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 19 (ANI): Top cleric and rector of the Darul Uloom Waqf (Deoband), Maulana Salim Qasimi, has denounced the Taliban for its unIslamic viewpoints and actions, saying that the banned ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New US resolution condemns ban on girls” education in Pak


March 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 21 (ANI): A new US resolution introduced in the House of Representatives has asked the Obama administration to condemn restrictions imposed on girls education by the Taliban in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban to review ceasefire deal (Lead)


February 22nd, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Disputing the Pakistani government's claims that it has brokered a "permanent ceasefire" in the Taliban-infested Swat Valley, the militia has said they would review their 10-day truce after ... Read more...

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Taliban to review Pakistani government’s truce in Swat


February 22nd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (DPA) A Pakistani government official claimed that a "permanent ceasefire" was reached with militants in the troubled Swat valley, but the Taliban said their Shura council would decide once ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh appeals to States to raise budgetary support for education


February 10th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.10, (ANI): Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday appealed to all States to raise their budgetary support for education and welcomed members who have been nominated to ... Read more...

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Islam recommends slitting of throat: Fazlullah


January 31st, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 31 (ANI): Tehrik-e-Taliban Swat chief Maulana Fazlullah has said Islam recommends slitting the throat of a man if he is charged with espionage, adding that this is also the ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns militant attacks on schools


January 20th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (DPA) Pakistani parliament Tuesday condemned militants for destroying scores of schools, most of them for girls, in the restive northwestern Swat district.Information Minister Sherry Rehman submitted the resolution in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

The horrors of living under Taliban dos and donts in Paks Swat Valley


January 12th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 12 (ANI): People in Pakistans restive Swat Valley are leaving the area, because surviving in duress is becoming difficult for them, as they have been subjected to many dos ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban threaten Sharia punishment for women seeking identity cards


January 5th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 5 (ANI): The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned women living in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan against going to the office of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban bans co-education in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan


January 5th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 5 (ANI): The Taliban has imposed restrictions on co-education in Pakistans tribal areas bordering Afghanistan after banning girls education in Swat.Pamphlets attributed to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were ... Read more...

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Taliban bans co-education in restive Pakistan tribal areas


January 4th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) After banning girls' education in Swat district of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in Pakistan, Taliban militia Sunday imposed restrictions on co-education in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.Pamphlets attributed ... Read more...

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