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Policy needed for South Asian women migrants, says UN report


June 4th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With South Asia contributing over six million international women migrants, a report Monday said lack of information and proper documentation has been hindering their ... Read more...

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‘Time to mobilise voice of South Asian women’


March 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Stressing on the empowerment of rural women, a UN body on gender empowerment is all set to lend more power to the voice of women ... Read more...

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Indian American designer at Dubai Fashion Week


October 20th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Dubai Fashion Week (DFW) has for the first time invited an Indian American fashion designer, Parna Ghose, to display her ethnic Indian collection. DFW Spring ... Read more...

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Activists give voice to women in strife-torn regions


September 30th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Women activists from South Asian countries have emphasised upon a greater role for women in peace building measures in conflict-ridden regions."We need to document women's ... Read more...

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Delhi a most modern city for women: Pakistani American writer


April 23rd, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Many here may beg to differ, but young Pakistani American writer Sheba Karim, who has made the Indian capital her home for one-and-a-half years, says ... Read more...

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Ambika Soni hails PM’s Indo-Pak WC semi-final game invitation to Pak leaders


March 26th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's decision to invite his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif ... Read more...

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Women artisans forge new links between South Asian nations


January 6th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Women are the new driving force behind the colourful and rich South Asian crafts traditions. The power of women unfolded at the Dilli Haat, the ... Read more...

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In India, physical abuse by in-laws common during and after pregnancy


August 17th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Physical abuse and ill treatment by in-laws during and after pregnancy is a common occurrence in India, says a new study.Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher ... Read more...

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‘South Asian women need counselling before going to Canada’ (Lead)


July 14th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 14 (IANS) Canadian missions must begin counselling sessions for South Asian women going to Canada before they land here after marriage to stem the rising tide of ... Read more...

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Cultural spotlight is on South Asia: ICCR chief


March 25th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) South Asia is fast emerging as the key focus area of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) with four major events taking place ... Read more...

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I believe in clutter-breaking: Ekta Kapoor (Interview)


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) She was crowned "queen of soap operas" and ventured into filmmaking in the late 1990s. But it is with "Love Sex Aur Dhokha" (LSD) ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks support for culture: Sheema Kermani


March 13th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Indians and Pakistanis are the same people and want to live in peace, says Pakistan-based theatre director Sheema Kermani. Also an activist, she believes cultural ... Read more...

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Women on stage still suffer bias: Amal Allana (Interview)


March 11th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The stigma surrounding stage actresses still persists in middle class Indian society, 147 years after the birth of Nati Binodini, the first woman icon of ... Read more...

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India’s GDP will grow if more women are employed: UNDP


March 8th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India can increase its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by as much as 4 percent if the employment rate for women is pushed up, the UN Development Programme ... Read more...

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Vitamin-D supplements benefit diabetic Indian women


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Women from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with insulin resistance showed marked improvement after taking vitamin D supplements, says a study. Von Hurst, nutrition lecturer at the Institute of ... Read more...

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South Asian Women’s Day observed in Delhi


November 30th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Students from a number of South Asian countries living in Delhi came together at the Delhi University Monday to celebrate the South Asian Women's Day. The celebrations saw ... Read more...

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A Pakistani commando who vowed to protect Indian women journalists


October 20th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct.20 (ANI): "Main Aap Ki Jaan Bachaane Kay Liye Apni Jaan De Doonga" (I will lay down my life to protect yours)" was the assurance given to delegates at the first ... Read more...

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SAWM to hold two-day conference in Lahore


October 9th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWagah, Oct. 9 (ANI): To meet the forthcoming challenges, opportunities and partnership for women in the media, a two-day conference will be held in Lahore.The conference scheduled to ... Read more...

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Global crises threaten progress on MDGs


July 7th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Progress made in earlier years to achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) in the fields of health, education, sanitation and women empowerment in India and South Asia ... Read more...

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First South Asian gay leaders’ summit to share strategies


June 23rd, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) Nearly a dozen gay leaders and minority rights activists will be meeting in New York Friday for the first South Asian Queer Leaders' Summit to discuss future strategies ... Read more...

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South Asian women having more children in Britain: study


July 11th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Women of South Asian origin are contributing most to Britain's population boom, says a new study which shows that women in general are now having more children than ... Read more...

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Indian women ‘get wild’ in American mini web series


June 27th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Two Indian women will appear as exotic nurses in an American mini web series of 50 episodes.The series being produced by a California-based production company named Big ... Read more...

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South Asian forums in US forge coalition, common agenda


June 26th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 South Asian community organisations in the US have for the first time forged a coalition to work on a common agenda, including on immigration, gender ... Read more...

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Many barriers for South Asian women in US


June 14th, 2008 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 14 (IANS) Testifying before the New Jersey governor's panel on immigrant policy, a South Asian women's rights organisation has said linguistic and cultural barriers as well as the lack ... Read more...

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Mira Nair to address professional women’s meet


March 4th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Mira Nair, television show "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and actress Madhur Jaffrey will join hundreds of South Asian women professionals from all over the world ... Read more...

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Brit Indian says that forced marriage led to her sister’s suicide


November 14th, 2007 - 2:49 am ICT by admin
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