WOMEN

International Women’s Day: Prez Kovind gives away Nari Shakti Puraskar

AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 15 women in Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The awardees are 103 year old athlete Mann Kaur, Indian Air Force’s first women fighter pilots Mohana Singh, Bhawana Kanth and Avani Chaturvedi, Farmers Padala Bhudevi and … Continue reading International Women’s Day: Prez Kovind gives away Nari Shakti Puraskar

Skill India mission committed to equipping women with market relevant skills

AMN / NEW DELHI Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has undertaken several initiatives to achieve women empowerment through skill development. Skill India mission is committed to equipping women with market relevant skills and lead them to a path of self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship. Trainings are being conducted for Self Employed Tailor, Beauty Therapist, Customer Care … Continue reading Skill India mission committed to equipping women with market relevant skills

Govt approves Bill to help infertile couple

Path-breaking measures taken to protect women’s reproductive rights A AKHTER / NEW DELHI In a bid to instill confidence among infertile couples, the Union Cabinet recently approved a historic Bill – the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020. Once the Bill is enacted by the Parliament, the Central Government shall notify the date of the … Continue reading Govt approves Bill to help infertile couple

Seer sermon on menstruating women

By MADHU AGRAWAL The reported sermon by Swami Krushnaswarup of Swaminarayan Temple of Bhuj wherein the seer said that menstruating women cooking food will be reborn in next birth as female dogs, while men consuming food cooked by menstruating women will be born as bullocks. If it would hasve been so, then population of non-Hindus … Continue reading Seer sermon on menstruating women

Former women hockey captain accuses husband of domestic violence

WEB DESKFormer Indian women’s hockey captain and Arjuna awardee has accused her husband, also a former hockey player, of physically and mentally torturing her when the couple was officiating in a tournament organised by the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala, in November last year. The former hockey captain claimed that her husband … Continue reading Former women hockey captain accuses husband of domestic violence

SC Constitution Bench to frame issues of discrimination against women in various religions

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court Thursday said that a 9-judge Constitution bench will on February 3 frame issues for deliberation in the matter relating to discrimination against women in various religions and at religious places including Kerala’s Sabarimala Temple. It said, the Constitution bench will consider issues related to the entry of Muslim … Continue reading SC Constitution Bench to frame issues of discrimination against women in various religions

US enact new Visa Rules for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

WEB DESK / WASHINGTON The Trump administration in United State has enacted new visa rules mainly to restrict “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport. Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined by consular officers to be coming … Continue reading US enact new Visa Rules for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

Indian Women will soar high like ‘Shaheen’

Shaheen Bagh women have coined a new model of peaceful resistance By Asad Mirza Shaheen is a Persian origin word in Urdu, referring specifically to the Barbary falcon In Persian, Shaheen literally means ‘majestic’ or ‘like a king’. It also symbolises speed, superiority, determination, loyalty, strength, wisdom, freedom, focus, ambition and aspiration. It also symbolises … Continue reading Indian Women will soar high like ‘Shaheen’

Women Science Congress begins in Bengaluru

AMN / Bengaluru The Women Science Congress was inaugurated at the ongoing Indian Science Congress here today. DRDO Aeronautical Systems Director General Dr.Tessy Thomas who is known as Missile Woman of India graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Recalling the contribution of women in different spheres, she said, the status of women in the … Continue reading Women Science Congress begins in Bengaluru

WCD Ministry Invites Applications for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019

AMN / NEW DELHI Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited applications for Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2019. The National Award is given annually to individuals, groups, institutions in recognition of their exceptional work towards the cause of women empowerment, especially for vulnerable and marginalized women. Nearly 40 Nari Shakti Puraskar will … Continue reading WCD Ministry Invites Applications for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19: US death toll higher than China

US death toll - 3,415 - now larger than China The United States has become the Epicenter of Coronavirus ...

No shortage of medicines in country to combat COVID-19 outbreak: Govt

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Government of India today said that there was no shortage of medicines in the co ...