women journalists

Visiting father’s birthplace fulfilled old desire: Manto’s daughters


September 8th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Overwhelmed by the welcome they received in India, the daughters of legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto say visiting the village where their father was ... Read more...

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‘More women stepping out to write’


April 29th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) An increasing number of women are now stepping out in the world of literature to shape up the voice of feminist authors, feel well-known women ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Justice Katju for regulating social media


April 18th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju Wednesday called for regulating social media, saying it would prevent unpleasant material from making it into ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mamata acting in an immature manner: Justice Katju


April 18th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not acting in a mature manner by cracking down on her critics and must learn to take ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Empowered women voters changing electoral dynamics: Experts


March 9th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Analysing the voting pattern and results in the assembly polls in five states, experts said here Friday that empowered women voters have begun changing the ... Read more...

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Expect good result for assembly polls: Gadkari


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With the assembly election results to be out next week, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Friday said the party has done its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

2G issue not Congress’ internal matter: BJP


September 27th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said the 2G issue is not the internal matter of the ... Read more...

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Childless by choice: a growing norm in China


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) China, the world's most populous nation, is experiencing winds of demographic change. The one-child norm of Chinese couples is fast being replaced by the trend ... Read more...

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Ignoring Pakistan, India sending civilian trek to Siachen


July 25th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Ignoring objections from Pakistan yet again, India is planning to organise another civilian trekking expedition to the forbidding heights of the Siachen Glacier in September, ... Read more...

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When actors slip into mediapersons’ shoes


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood stars often complain of intrusive questions from the media and controversies created by their reporting. But actresses Divya Dutta and Shahana Goswami say ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Price talks for 126 jets to begin this month: IAF chief


March 10th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India will this month begin the price negotiation for the $10.4-billion contract for 126 combat planes for its air force to conclude the deal ... Read more...

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Speaker wants introduction of women’s quota bill


March 7th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday said she wants the women's reservation bill to be introduced in the lower house in the current session, ... Read more...

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‘No One Killed Jessica’ should get ‘A’: Rani Mukerji


December 4th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Usually actors wish for a U/A certificate for their films so that many people can go and see the film, but Rani Mukerji is different. The actress ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Talk to agitating Kashmiris: Habibullah


August 26th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) To restore calm in Jammu and Kashmir, the government should reach out to people and hold talks with the agitating Kashmiris, Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Actors as journalists, Bollywood continues the trend


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) From Dilip Kumar's fiery crusader-editor role in "Mashaal" to Amitabh Bachchan's recent portrayal of a principled media baron in "Rann", actors down the ages have ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bt Brinjal moratorium disheartened scientific community: Pawar


May 13th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Thursday said the moratorium on the commercial release of Bt Brinjal has "disheartened" the scientific community in the country. "I am worried that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dilip Kumar was the last super star: Jaya Bachchan


March 26th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan may be respected the world over as the biggest Bollywood star but his actor-politician wife Jaya feels "Dilip Kumar was the last super star". "I ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India needs 100 million broadband connections, says Pitroda


March 17th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda Wednesday said India needs around 100 million broadband connections and the government is focused on connecting 250,000 panchayats across the country ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

I see a day when voice calls will be free: Sam Pitroda


March 17th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Telecom guru Sam Pitroda Wednesday said he could see the day when people will not be charged for voice call even as "data would drive" the growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mine is a thankless and friendless job: Jairam Ramesh


February 24th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Calling his job as environment minister to be "thankless and friendless", Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said he has no friends in the cabinet and Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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`A strong head, a stronger heart and staying power needed to tackle Naxals’: Chidambaram


February 19th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.19 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said the Naxal and terrorism menace afflicting the country was far worse than expected, but added that the government is ... Read more...

Posted in National |

No vanity numbers for unique identity scheme, says Nilekani


November 18th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) There will be no possibility of choosing your own unique identity number, Unique Identification Authority chairman Nandan Nilekani said here Wednesday. "There will be no vanity numbers," ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in National |

Jaswant can’t be removed as accounts panel chief: Pranab


September 11th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh could not be removed as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress mulls Jaganmohan for Andhra chief ministership (Lead, changing dateline)


September 11th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Congress leadership is considering Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy for the post of Andhra Pradesh chief minister, said a close aide of late chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress leaders cancel engagements following YSR’s death


September 3rd, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Many Congress leaders Thursday cancelled their official engagements following the death of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy in a helicopter crash. Mourning the death ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Caste system is dividing society: Meira Kumar


August 26th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday said the caste system is causing divisions in the society."The issue is of concern. The caste system and humiliation, ... Read more...

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My job gender neutral, says India’s first woman speaker


August 26th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Calling it a great honour to become the country's first woman speaker, Meira Kumar however said Wednesday she saw the post as being "gender neutral". "I really ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parliament to become disabled friendly soon: Meira Kumar


August 26th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India's Parliament will soon become disabled friendly, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Wednesday. "I have given instructions to the parliament secretariat to ... Read more...

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Parliament should have 100 sittings a year: Meira Kumar


August 26th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday expressed her concern over repeated disruptions in the house and said parliament should sit for a minimum 100 days a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jaswant’s removal from house panel will be as per rules: Speaker


August 26th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said any decision on removal of Jaswant Singh from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament, after his expulsion from ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Clinton meets Obama, discusses release of two American journalists


August 19th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.19 (ANI): Former U.S. President Bill Clinton went to the White House on Tuesday and briefed incumbent Barack Obama and his top aides about his recent trip to North Korea, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hillary Clinton rules out direct talks with N. Korea


August 6th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.6 (ANI): U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to six-party talks and cut short speculation that the US is moving closer to having direct talks with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea urged to release US journalists


June 9th, 2009 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (Xinhua) The US Monday called on North Korea to release two US women journalists who were held for illegally entering that country on humanitarian grounds. "We call on the North ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I owed it to the people of India to respond to Advani: PM (Lead)


April 15th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Showing a more aggressive face on the eve of polls, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted Wednesday that his decision to hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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