WOMEN

Prof. Najma Akhtar appointed as first lady VC of Jamia Millia Islamia

AMN / NEW DELHI The President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the Jamia Millia Islamia, JMI has appointed Prof. Najma Akhtar as the Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. A widely acclaimed educationist, Professor Akhtar is the first lady Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, as also the first lady Vice-Chancellor … Continue reading Prof. Najma Akhtar appointed as first lady VC of Jamia Millia Islamia

Women workers most vulnerable in Indian jobs market: Oxfam Study

Employment opportunities continue to be marked by identities including gender, caste and class   AMN / NEW DELHI Lack of quality jobs and increasing wage disparity are key markers of inequality in the Indian labour market, Oxfam India’s new report ‘Mind The Gap – State of Employment in India’ revealed Thursday. A decline in rural … Continue reading Women workers most vulnerable in Indian jobs market: Oxfam Study

Malala for promoting education among refugee girls

TIA WEB DESK Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has said that the education of refugee children is often ignored and urged world leaders to invest in education for refugee girls. Malala who is in Japan to attend the World Assembly for Women, in an interview to NHK, said that despite her consistently upbeat attitude, there is … Continue reading Malala for promoting education among refugee girls

President presents Nari Shakti awards on International Women’s day

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Nari Shakti awards, 2018, the highest civilian honour for women in India, in New Delhi this evening on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Forty-One individuals and three institutions were given the award. The awardees include acid attack victim and social activist Pragya Prasun, Rani Mistri Sunita Devi, first … Continue reading President presents Nari Shakti awards on International Women’s day

International Women’s Day

WEB DESK / AMN International Women’s Day(March 8) is being observed today. The theme for International Women’s Day this year, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, puts innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. Achieving a gender-equal world requires social innovations that work … Continue reading International Women’s Day

Survivors of sexual abuse take out 10,000 KM Garima Yatra

The survivors who have faced some form of sexual abuse in their life today took out 10,000 km Garima Yatra ‘ Dignity March’ connecting 200 districts in 24 states started from Mumbai. -Dignity March culminated at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi today. It was attended by dignitaries supporting the cause and raising their voice together … Continue reading Survivors of sexual abuse take out 10,000 KM Garima Yatra

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

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ELECTIONS

Major victory for NDA in Bihar

File photo Anwarul Hoda / Patna As all the results have been declared in Bihar, out of 40 seats BJP has bagg ...

Haryana fully backs Modi, gives all 10 Lok Sabha seats to BJP 

AMN / CHANDIGARH The BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Union ...

Punjab, a ray of hope for congress in North India

By Onkar in Singh The results of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab have come in. Congress which has been r ...

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SPORTS

BOXING: India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament

GUWAHATI India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open Internation ...

Boxing: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa Amit Panghal fight their way to gold

Harpal Bedi / Guwahati ix-time world champion Mary Kom was crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg ...

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...