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Pakistan to raise age for marriage to 18

File Photo   WEB DESK The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights in Pakistan has approved a draft bill meant to raise the minimum age for marriage in the country to 18 years. The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2018, looks to increase the minimum age by which women can marry to 18. Currently, the … Continue reading Pakistan to raise age for marriage to 18

High Heels and tight shoes can lead to Claw Toes

By Vinod Kumar Tight and high heel shoes can weaken the muscles in the foot and lead to the imbalance that causes problems like Claw Toes, a common deformity of the forefoot that can leave toes curled down at the end joint making them resemble little claws. In India, up to 20 per cent people … Continue reading High Heels and tight shoes can lead to Claw Toes

Women to get 20% jobs in Military Police, says Defence Minister Sitharaman

  TIA WEB DESK The government has decided to induct women for the first time in Personnel Below Officer Rank, PBOR, role in Corps of Military Police. The role of the military police includes policing cantonments and army establishments, preventing a breach of rules and regulations by soldiers, maintaining movement of soldiers as well as … Continue reading Women to get 20% jobs in Military Police, says Defence Minister Sitharaman

Gender bias must not be viewed only from perspective of culture: Smriti Irani

AMN / NEW DELHI Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today said, gender bias must not be viewed only from the perspective of culture. Speaking at Raisina Dialogue, Mrs Irani said, in India, women leaders have powered the ISRO. She said, even though women continue to lag behind in India, things are improving rapidly. Mrs Irani said, … Continue reading Gender bias must not be viewed only from perspective of culture: Smriti Irani

Women’s health is largely neglected in India

A shift in policy that addresses the needs of women and their health is the need of the hour A Akhter / New Delhi Women Health is usually put at the backburner by themselves or their families. Any health conditions in them generally go unnoticed until it’s too late. Women are not diagnosed or treated … Continue reading Women’s health is largely neglected in India

Philippines Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

  AMN Catriona Elisa Gray of Philippines today clinched Miss Universe 2018 crown beating contestants from 93 other countries. Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-placed Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. She succeeds Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa. Gray is the fourth Filipina to be named Miss Universe. Yas queen, it's … Continue reading Philippines Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

All Women to Be Married Should Take Folic Acid Supplementation

In view of the marriage season, Doctors recommends that all women to be married should start taking folic acid supplements..   Our Correspondent / New Delhi December is the month of marriages in India. This is also a time when women should ensure they prepare themselves physically for the later stages, pregnancy, in particular. After … Continue reading All Women to Be Married Should Take Folic Acid Supplementation

Rajnath launches pan-India women safety emergency No 112 and App

  AMN / KOHIMA Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday launched a pan-India single-number “112” under an emergency mobile app for women’s safety. The minister said that it will have a special women safety feature to get immediate assistance from police and volunteers. Launching the Emergency Response Support System, ERSS, in Nagaland, Mr Singh said … Continue reading Rajnath launches pan-India women safety emergency No 112 and App

Govt to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave to employees

AMN / NEW DELHI The government will give employers the salaries for seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than 15,000 rupees a month, the Women and Child Development Ministry announced on Thursday. The announcement, which covers the government as well as the private sector, comes in the wake of … Continue reading Govt to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave to employees

Maneka asks NCW to set up dedicated cell for NRI marriages

AMN / NEW DELHI Union minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has asked the National Commission for Women, NCW to set up a cell dedicated to cases related to NRI marriages and monitor them on a real-time basis. In a tweet, Mrs Gandhi said, she reviewed the progress of cases of wives who … Continue reading Maneka asks NCW to set up dedicated cell for NRI marriages

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