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

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...