WOMEN

Negative approach prevents Saudi women from taking up jobs: Study

 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

Delhi Govt forms panel to probe crime against women since 2013

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

Govt to extend girl child campaign to 61 more districts

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

Students allege sexual assault on Calicut University campus

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

Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats

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

Excitement among Saudi women as country goes to local polls

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

Shahnaz Husain Tips for Winter Care for Hair

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

SC notice to Centre on registration of FIRs on complaints of married women

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 calls for intl. community to ensure life of dignity for all 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

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal for joint action against female foeticide

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

SPORTS

Eoin Morgan hits fourth fastest World Cup 100, most sixes in an ODI

  Eoin Morgan of England hit his century in 57 balls against Afghanistan on Tuesday, breaking the record f ...

FIH Series Finals: Indian Women’s Hockey team defeat Fiji to enter semifinals

India thrashed lowly Fiji 11-0 to storm into the semifinals of the FIH Women's Series Finals hockey tournament ...

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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

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films "Manthan ...

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru to ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

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

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 ...