women in politics

Rs.4.75 lakh course for aspiring women politicians


April 10th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) An NGO Tuesday launched a certificate course in political leadership for women, aiming to create a pool of confident and successful law makers. The 10-week ... 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...

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More women needed in South Asian politics: Activists


September 15th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A rise in the number of women in politics is the need of the hour for advancement of women's rights in South Asia, say social ... Read more...

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UN to help empower elected women in Karnataka


September 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women Wednesday said it will work with the Karnataka government to ... Read more...

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I’m not so hoity-toity, says Sarah Palin while defending TLC show


December 18th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 18 (ANI): Sarah Palin has hit back at criticism that her reality TV show doesn't help her efforts to appear presidential."Oooh, I'm sorry I'm not so hoity-toity," ... Read more...

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Rahul wants more women in politics


September 17th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday stressed on the empowerment of women and favoured more participation by them in politics, saying they were more sincere and difficult ... Read more...

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Quote, unquote, misquote… travails of Digambar Kamat (Comment)


May 25th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, May 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Digambar Kamat is fast gaining a reputation in Goa and outside for putting his foot in his mouth with unerring precision, and with ... Read more...

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‘Women in politics will have negative impact on society’


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) If women start pursuing politics, it will have a negative impact on society, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said Saturday. He also made snide remarks on the ... Read more...

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Women across India hail passing of Women’s Reservation Bill


March 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Lucknow/Allahabad, Mar 10 (ANI): Women across India are celebrating the passing of the Women's Reservation Bill.This Bill, once enacted as a law will, provide 33 percent reservation for women in ... Read more...

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‘Society will benefit from more women in politics’


March 8th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) When 181 women get "empowered" to enter parliament society as a whole will benefit, Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed said here Monday. "All eyes are riveted ... Read more...

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PM wants more ‘meaningful voice’ for women in politics


January 5th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Mobilising the "vast latent capabilities of our women" was imperative to democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while advocating a a more meaningful voice ... Read more...

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More women should take part in politics: Activists


November 11th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Women rights activists have emphasised on increasing the participation of women in Indian politics as they will be able to provide good governance in the country. "Women ... Read more...

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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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Sarah Palin enjoys huge fan following on Facebook, Twitter


September 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 20 (ANI): Former vice presidential US candidate Sarah Palin is enjoying a huge fan following on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.The politician has 850,000 "friends" on Facebook, which ... Read more...

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Now, Mulayam opposes Women’s Reservation Bill


June 8th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Supporting the contention of Janata Dal (U) chief Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday also opposed the Women's Reservation Bill in its ... Read more...

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Now Bihar’s deputy chief minister in trouble for anti-women remarks


April 7th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Another Bihar leader seems headed for trouble over his unsavoury remarks. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has got a women's rights activist fuming over his statement ... Read more...

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Violence against women keeping them away from politics: NGO


April 6th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Women are making steady inroads into almost every profession in South Asia these days. Yet, when it comes to politics, why are many women politicians not seen? ... Read more...

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Motivating women to contest elections (For International Women’s Day)


March 8th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Women have less than 10 percent representation in India's parliament even though they make up 44 percent of the voting population. But much of that ... Read more...

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More women joined politics in 2008, says a global report


March 6th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 6 (Prensa Latina) The 143-member Inter-Parliamentarian Union Thursday said the number of women occupying seats in the legislative institutions worldwide reached record levels in 2008, with one out of ... Read more...

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India to sign MoU with Norway on local Governance


February 5th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is to be signed between the Government of India, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and the Kingdom of Norway, Ministry of Local ... Read more...

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Palin thinks Obama made a mistake in not picking Clinton as his running mate


September 13th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wasila (Alaska), Sept.13 (ANI): Republican vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin believes Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is probably regretting not picking Hillary Clinton as his running mate. Praising Clinton for ... Read more...

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US, a middle-ranking nation in encouraging women in politics


March 8th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar.8 (ANI): When it comes to political equality for women, the United States ranks middle of the pack compared to most other countries, according to the authors of a recent book ... Read more...

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More women in Pakistan polls signals ‘political freedom’


February 23rd, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) For the first time in Pakistan's history, an increasing number of women stood for elections in Monday's polls that also saw women coming out to vote ... Read more...

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