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Life comes a full circle for Mary Kom (Profile)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a country where world champions are a rarity, five-time boxing world champion M.C. Mary Kom always had to shout for recognition. But all ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Three held for forcing woman to foetus sex test (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Three in-laws of a pregnant woman in West Bengal were arrested for allegedly torturing her to go for a pre-natal sex determination test, even as the ... Read more...

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Committee to inspect functioning of state shelters in Bengal


July 16th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) In the wake of the suspected rape and murder of a mentally-ill woman in a government-run asylum, the West Bengal government Monday announced the ... Read more...

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No further arrests yet in Assam girl molestation case


July 14th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) Police have failed to make any breakthrough and arrest any of the seven other culprits from the group that publicly molested and stripped a teenage girl ... Read more...

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A third of presidential electoral college tainted


July 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As people's representatives are set to elect a new president soon, data compiled by a think tank shows nearly a third of the electoral college ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Woman forced to eat human excreta on witchcraft charge


April 28th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 28 (IANS) A woman in a village in Bihar's Sitamarhi district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and drink urine after being branded a witch, ... Read more...

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Woman branded witch, tortured in Rajasthan


April 13th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was stripped and tied to an electricity pole after being branded as a witch and tortured with searing hot tongs placed on her ... Read more...

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Women activists stage silent protest in Srinagar (With Images)


March 8th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 8 (IANS) Women's rights activists staged a silent protest in Srinagar Thursday against the alleged deteriorating women's rights scenario in Kashmir.Lighting candles in broad daylight and carrying banners, ... Read more...

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Odisha gang rape: Activists demand women panel chief’s sacking


February 19th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Social and political activists Saturday staged a demonstration demanding dismissal of state women panel chairperson Jyoti Panigrahi for ruling out rape in her report on an ... Read more...

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Branded witch and banished, woman seeks police help


February 11th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dungarpur (Rajasthan), Feb 11 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman in Rajasthan's tribal-dominated Dungarpur district has complained to police that she was branded a witch, tortured and banished from her village, police ... Read more...

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Northeast women’s panels want 33 percent reservation


February 9th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Saying there is gender discrimination in the northeast when it comes to politics, women's commissions in the states of the region have pressed for 33 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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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Mayawati woos Brahmin community


November 13th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday sought to convey to the Brahmin community that her party "alone was the ... Read more...

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NCW to start 24×7 toll free helpline


November 4th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The National Commission for Women will soon start a 24-hour helpline to assist women in distress, its chief Mamta Sharma said Friday."A 24-hour helpline on ... Read more...

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Woman branded as a witch, tortured


October 12th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 11 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was branded as a witch and tortured with searing hot tongs being placed on her body by two quacks in Rajasthan's Pali district, ... Read more...

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Opposition flays Mayawati for ‘breakdown of law and order’


June 20th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Lashing out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for what they termed as "complete breakdown of law and order", the state's opposition parties Monday sought ... Read more...

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Delhi government proposes fast track courts for rape cases


May 27th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi government has written to the chief justice of the Delhi High Court urging him to set up fast track courts for ensuring speedy ... Read more...

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Couple blinded for alleged witchcraft


May 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of "witch hunting" in Chhattisgarh, a 45-year-old woman and her husband were attacked by a group of villagers who pierced the couple's ... Read more...

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Heads of Bengal’s cultural and educational institutes put in papers


May 19th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) With the change of guard at the helm of the state, many heads of important cultural and educational institutions in West Bengal put in their papers ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP’s Smriti Irani dodges questions on ‘Dum Maaro Dum’


April 21st, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) All India Mahila Morcha president Smriti Irani Thursday dodged questions on whether the party's women brigade would join protests against the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goa panel delaying viewing of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’: Distributors


April 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) A high-level panel set up by the Goa government for the pre-release screening of "Dum Maaro Dum", which the government apprehends portrays the state negatively, is ... Read more...

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Congress leader’s poem on sex worker irks women activists


April 16th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) A poem about a sex worker written by Goa Congress vice president and award-winning writer N. Shivdas has sparked outrage among women's groups here.Several women's groups, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Dum Maro Dum’ may be screened in court before release


April 13th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Before hitting the theatres April 22, Rohan Sippy's "Dum Maaro Dum" (DMD) could be screened before the Panaji bench of the Bombay High court.Savio Rodrigues, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Police complaint against ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ makers


April 8th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) The Goa State Women's Commission (GSCW) Friday filed a police complaint against the makers of Bollywood film "Dum Maaro Dum" for making derogatory remarks against ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hold unconditional dialogue in Kashmir: Brinda Karat


March 12th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 12 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat Saturday said any dialogue intended to resolve the Kashmir problem must be unconditional.Speaking at a two-day women's conference ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Orissa assembly adjourned over pulses scam


February 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Orissa assembly was adjourned several times Tuesday, the second day of its budget session, as the opposition disrupted proceedings demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP legislator’s murder: Mother of accused seeks probe in rape charges too


January 17th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) The mother of teacher Rupam Pathak, who stabbed to death Bihar's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Kishore Kesri for allegedly exploiting her sexually, Monday moved court ... Read more...

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BJP legislator’s murder: Accused’s mother to seek CBI probe


January 7th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 7 (IANS) The mother of school teacher Rupam Pathak, who stabbed to death Bihar's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Kishore Kesri for allegedly exploiting her sexually, Friday said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Women in science to be focus next Congress


January 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) In a move to attract more women to science and technology, the Indian Science Congress (ISC) next year will focus on the role of women in science, said ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Minor girl allegedly gangraped in West Bengal


November 20th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) A case of a minor girl being allegedly raped by a group of miscreants in her school earlier this month came to light in West Bengal's Howrah district ... Read more...

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Get paid for adopting orphans in Orissa


November 13th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (IANS) Families that adopt orphan children in Orissa will be paid a maintenance allowance of Rs.750 per month, it was announced here Saturday."The state has thousands of orphan children. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Congress workers in Orissa burn Sudarshan effigy


November 12th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress activists in Orissa Friday staged demonstrations and burnt effigies of former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K.S. Sudarshan for derogatory remarks against their president Sonia ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mohanlal to give helpful tips to girls through video


October 7th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is all set to act in a 45-minute documentary that will show girls how they should take care of themselves in public life.Produced by the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Theatre artists to highlight women’s suffering in Manipur


August 21st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Aug.21 (ANI): With various militant groups not allowing people of Manipur to live in peace, the plight of women during all these years has not gained the attention it deserve.A ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

New mums in Malaysia going for placenta soup to retain youthfulness


July 9th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 9 (ANI): A Chinese sinseh has revealed that a number of new mothers in Malaysia are taking soup made from placenta in the belief that it will help them ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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