AMN / Tamil Nadu Cadre IPS officer Archana Ramasundram has become the first woman to head a paramilitary force. Ramasundram was yesterday appointed as the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal, SSB, that guards India’s frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan. 58-year-old Ramasundram is currently the Director of National Crime Records Bureau. Besides her, IPS officer … Continue reading Archana becomes 1st woman to head paramilitary force
A recent survey found that the majority of Saudis prefer marriage at an early age. Men prefer to marry a younger wife and that the man’s jealousy might lead him to prevent his wife from working outside the home. The study, conducted by Edrak Medical Center, was aimed at assessing the views of Saudis about … Continue reading Negative approach prevents Saudi women from taking up jobs: Study
AMN / Delhi Government has constituted a commission of inquiry to probe into the complaints of crime against women in the national capital since February 2013. The commission headed by Retired District Judge Dinesh Dayal will look into sexual violence, harassment of women and such other crimes. It will also suggest necessary amendments to relevant … Continue reading Delhi Govt forms panel to probe crime against women since 2013
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
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