women leaders

Hillary counts Ela Bhatt among her ‘personal heroes’


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related the story of one of her "personal heroes", Ela Bhatt, the founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association in ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton praises Ela Bhatt for empowering women


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised Indian social activist Ela Bhatt as one of her "heroines" for her work for empowerment of women."I have a ... Read more...

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US Consul General McIntyre visits Kerala Infopark


June 14th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 14 (IANS) US Consul General Jennifer A. McIntyre Thursday visited the Infopark campus here to gain first-hand knowledge about the investment opportunities offered by Kerala's IT industry."I am ... Read more...

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Be a global citizen, Ban Ki-moon tells India’s youth


April 27th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called upon India's youth to "have a big dream" and to "look beyond your country" to become ... Read more...

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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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‘India making progress on women’s political empowerment’


March 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India has made remarkable progress in taking ahead women's political participation at the local level, an official from the UN body on gender empowerment said ... Read more...

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Tighter cultural norms frown on women as leaders


March 9th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) Countries strictly upholding cultural norms are more likely on frown on women as leaders - unless those norms support equal opportunities for both sexes, says a ... Read more...

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Few filmmakers interested in women leaders: Meryl Streep


February 17th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Meryl Streep, who won the best actress BAFTA for her performance in "The Iron Lady", says she instantly said yes for the movie on former ... Read more...

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Women from around the world to assess role of technology


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 2 (IANS) Women leaders from India and over 50 other countries are gathering here Friday to discuss role of technology in empowering women, particularly in developing nations.The three-day ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown called for Monday


October 15th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) has called for a shutdown in Telangana Monday to protest large-scale arrests and "police excesses" during the first day ... 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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Stereotypes still trip women’s chances to lead


July 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Many women believe that stereotypes trip their chances when it comes to playing leadership roles, says a study. But a new meta-analysis (integration of a large ... Read more...

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Jailed women leaders who have bounced back to power


May 20th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The arrest of Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M. Karunanidhi's daughter, has raised questions whether her political career is finished. However, history is in favour of the ... Read more...

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Poll results prove women power, tweets Sushma Swaraj


May 13th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) failed to reach double figures in the five assembly state results, the leader of opposition in the ... Read more...

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‘Mamata, Jayalalithaa victories repose faith in women’


May 13th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With the doughty Mamata Banerjee and J. Jayalalithaa set to take over the reins in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, respectively, their victory Friday ... Read more...

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Court invalidates provision for caretaker Bangladesh government


May 10th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday declared illegal the constitutional provision for a caretaker government taking office three months before a general election and organising the ... Read more...

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Folk art shows how women fought for their rights


March 25th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), March 25 (IANS) A large number of rural women used folk art to show how they had fought for National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), public distribution ... Read more...

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Rural women of Uttar Pradesh assert themselves


March 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), March 25 (IANS) From taking on corrupt officials to striving for greater rights for themselves, a women's convention in this Uttar Pradesh town unfolded bold narrations of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh celebrates cricket victory


March 15th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) A cricket World Cup win has sent Bangladesh into a celebratory mood, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sending sweets even to opposition leader Khaleda Zia.Hasina ... Read more...

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Wipro celebrates Women’s Day with mentoring lunch


March 8th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Tuesday celebrated the 100th International Women's Day by hosting a mentoring lunch of its middle management women employees across its locations.In ... Read more...

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More women leaders in local bodies in Asia-Pacific: UN


March 7th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Countries in Asia and the Pacific region have increased women's representation in local bodies but the figures are still low at the national levels, says ... Read more...

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West Bengal’s Left Front woos Muslims, women


February 14th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Faced with arguably its toughest political test in the coming assembly polls, West Bengal's ruling Left Front Sunday wooed two crucial segments of voters - Muslims and ... Read more...

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Iron Lady’s Indian mystic guru who predicted she’d be Premier for 11yrs


January 29th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Margaret Thatcher was one of the strongest women leaders the world has ever seen, but what many do not know is that one of her sources of strength ... Read more...

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Michelle a better dancer now: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Michelle Obama has turned into a "better dancer", thanks to her India visit, US President Barack Obama jovially said during the state banquet hosted by President ... Read more...

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Women representation low at AICC meet (Sidelights)


November 2nd, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's repeated commitment to 33 percent reservation to women in public life was hardly reflected on the dais of the special All India ... Read more...

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President Patil to Visit Amritsar to boost “Nanhi Chhaan” girl and tree campaign


October 4th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar Oct.4 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will visit Amritsar on Wednesday (October 6) to give a boost to the "Nanhi Chhaan", a campaign that is aimed at protecting ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman seeks protection for women in Haiti


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman has urged officials in earthquake-ravaged Haiti to increase security of women in the nation to prevent sexual attacks on them. Kidman visited the ... Read more...

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People protest industries being given Mahanadi’s water


July 16th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) More then two thousands residents, and social and political activists Friday staged a protest in Orissa's Cuttack city against the use of water from Mahanadi river by ... 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 business leaders shares thoughts on success in Delhi


May 7th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI-Business Wire India): Women business leaders on Friday shared their thoughts on what it takes to be successful in a commercial venture, as the WIL Forum India 2010, ... Read more...

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35 NGOs come together to push for women’s bill


May 1st, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Thirty-five civil society organisations will get together next week to formulate an action plan to push for the women's reservation bill that was passed by the Rajya ... Read more...

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First Lady Michelle Obama to visit Mexico City


April 10th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The White House announced Friday that First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Mexico City, Mexico, April 13-15, on her first solo official trip as First Lady.Michelle Obama ... Read more...

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Clinton lauds Indian women leaders


March 24th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Pitching for women's empowerment, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday lauded Indian women leaders for their contribution to the cause of gender equality. "Your many contributions ... Read more...

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Hopes run high with women’s reservation bill


March 7th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Homemakers, students, professionals, social activists -- many women are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping that the Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve 33 percent ... Read more...

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Lalu calls for all-party meet on women’s quota bill


March 4th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Thursday asked the central government to convene an all-party meeting "to evolve a consensus" on the women's reservation bill ... Read more...

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