Government has decided to extend the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) scheme to 61 more districts this year to improve the skewed child sex ratio. The programme was launched in 100 districts with poor sex ratio across the country in January last year. More than 50 per cent of the districts showed improvement during initial … Continue reading Govt to extend girl child campaign to 61 more districts
Kochi: A group of women students of the University of Calicut has written a letter to Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court Ashok Bhushan seeking his intervention into the rising sexual assaults against them on the campus. They, in the letter, said no action had been taken against the perpetrators despite several complaints to … Continue reading Students allege sexual assault on Calicut University campus
AMN / Making a history in Saudi Kingdom,19 women won municipal council seats in Saturday’s historic local elections in which females were allowed to cast votes and run for office for the first time. As soon as news of some women candidates winning municipal council seats from Makkah region came out, there was celebration by … Continue reading Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats
SIRAJ WAHAB / JEDDAH: There is huge excitement among Saudi women as they participate for the first time as voters and candidates in today’s municipal council elections across the country. Women of all ages are eager to make the most of this game-changing opportunity, Arab News has found. This is only the third time that … Continue reading Excitement among Saudi women as country goes to local polls
By Shahnaz Husain During winter, when the weather is cold and dry, the hair really suffers. This is the time of year when we like to sit outside and enjoy the warm sunshine. We use hot water for bathing and washing the hair. These things can actually dry out the hair. For one thing, the hair and … Continue reading Shahnaz Husain Tips for Winter Care for Hair
The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking immediate registration of FIRs on complaints of cruelty and harassment of married women. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit issued the notice to the Centre on the plea filed by a NGO contending that in such cases, … Continue reading SC notice to Centre on registration of FIRs on complaints of married women
India has called for the international community to strengthen political and financial commitments to ensure a life of dignity for all women who bear a disproportionate burden of poverty. First Secretary in the Indian Mission to the UN Mayank Joshi has said this at UN General Assembly Third Committee session on Advancement of Women last … Continue reading India calls for intl. community to ensure life of dignity for all women
AMN / Governments of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh have decided to work together to curb the meance of female foeticide in the three neighbouring states. They have also decided to keep a check on other health related issues. This was decided at an inter-state convergence and coordination meeting on Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques … Continue reading Punjab, Haryana, Himachal for joint action against female foeticide
AMN / The West Bengal Government has started a special programme for sex workers and for women saved from the clutches of traffickers. The State Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee inaugurated a programme aimed towards this, called ‘Muktir Alo’, in Kolkata today. She said, that this programme has been started for the deprived and the … Continue reading Rehabilitation programme for sex workers in West Bengal
By Shahnaz Husain – Skin is one of the first organs of the body that bear the brunt of changing seasons. When humidity is high, it can pose a problem, especially for oily skins. Sweat and oil secretions increase and these are deposited on the skin. An oily and sweaty skin also attracts more dirt … Continue reading How to protect Skin during Monsoon
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