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Meghan Markle closing car door causes stir in Britain

Meghan Markle, the newly wed wife of Prince Harry caused stir on social media after she shut the door of her car all by herself. It was happened when Meghan, 37, arrived to attend her first solo engagement at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Royals should have someone to open and close doors .....

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Beer has been linked to women right from inception

In history, beer has always been linked to women. Ninkasi was the Sumerian goddess of beer, and the first written beer recipe was dated back to 1800 B.C. In the 5th century A.D., alewives, who made beer for their families and sold the surplus, emerged. Today, the Pink Boots Society, an organizati.....

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Nuns express gratitude over Bishop’s arrest in raping case

The five nuns who staged a public protest demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal have expressed their happiness in the arrest of the bishop by Kerala police.  He was arrested on contradictions in his statements, circumstantial evidence, statements of witnesses, and the nun’s st.....

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Malini Aggarwal: One of influential women in Indian media

When Malini Aggarwal began her lifestyle and entertainment content platform, MissMalini Entertainment in 1994, it was one of the first digital media houses in India. Since then it has been the go-to destination for all things--Bollywood and fashion. Malini was featured in Fortune India’s 40.....

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Julia Flores Colque from Bolivia, world’s oldest person

Julia Flores Colque, at age 117 and just over 10 months, still sings in her indigenous Quechua tongue and strums the five strings of a tiny Andean guitar. Her national identity card says she was born on October 26, 1900, in a mining camp in the Bolivian mountains. She enjoys the company of her do.....

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UAE celebrates Emirati Women’s day

UAE women leaders have paid homage to Emirati women for their relentless efforts to enrich the nation. “Our country aims to be among the most advanced countries for women empowerment by providing all girls with high-quality education and 21st-century skills to keep pace with global developm.....

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Raksha Bandhan need redefining

This Raksha Bandhan some women are tying Rakhis announcing they don’t need brotherly protection. These Rakhis carry the words ‘ Akeli Awaara Azaad ka Bhai’. The pacjage comes with new vows to redefine the sibling relationship to love and protect each other, co-nurture, not contr.....

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Muslim women can perform Hajj without male guardian, says PM

India’s new Hajj policies allow Muslim women over the age of 45 to perform Hajj without a male guardian. This year, over 1,300 women applied to travel alone to the holy city of Mecca as a part of their annual pilgrimage. The govt’s decision to reallocate the funds towards education an.....

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Woman paraded naked on streets on suspicion of killing youth

A woman was thrashed and paraded naked on streets of Bhojpur district by a violent mob on the suspicion of the murder of a 19-year-old youth on Monday. The body of Bimlesh Sao was found on a railway track at the district headquarters of Bhojpur on Monday morning. The suspected woman behind the mu.....

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“Women Fighter Pilots” to beam on Indian Television soon

A program titled “Women Fighter Pilots” will soon telecast on TV. The series of program include the lives of 3 women fighter pilots- Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh. "The development of women opting for the fighter stream has been highlighted to create awareness .....

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Asia Argento makes a deal with her accuser

Italian actress and director Asia Argento was in the forefront of #MeToo publicly accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She has now turned the accused with Jimmy Bennett, an actor and musician alleging that he was sexually assaulted at the age of 17. She has apparently arranged to.....

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NZ’s Minister for women cycles to hospital to give birth

NZ’s Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter became a role model by bicycling her way to Auckland City Hospital to give birth to her firstborn. A strong promoter of cycle power she said that she and her partner would fix additional seats on their e-bikes to accommodate their baby. She is expe.....

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British woman rescued after falling off a cruise ship

Kay, a British woman aboard the Norwegian star cruise touring the Adriatic Sea fell off the ship. They launched for a search when they realised she was missing. She was in the water for 10 hours before being rescued by Croatian Navy. The cruise liner is a 965-foot-long that handles up to 2,348 gu.....

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Anandiben Patel is the new governor of Chattisgarh

Anandiben Patel, who is the governor of Madhya Pradesh, has been given an additional charge of Chattisgarh, was sworn in a ceremony in Raipur today. The Chief Minister Raman Singh and other senior officials attended the ceremony. Anandiben Patel was given the additional charge of the state follow.....

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Women officers to get Permanent commission in Armed Forces

Women would now be eligible for permanent commission in the Indian armed forces. This has been one of the biggest demands of women in armed forces who until now were given a short service commission in Army, Navy and Air Force. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made this announcement today during Inde.....

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Sonali Bendre braves cancer with this new passion

Sonali Bendre is in New York for her treatment. She shared pics on Instagram for her friends and fans. She started a book club and is currently reading the International bestseller Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. She bravely fights with cancer and is in amid of her chemotherapy. She spends time .....

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Omarosa releases Trump’s audio, Trump calls her vicious

Former White House staff Omarosa Manigault Newman released a new audio tape of an apparent conversation with Trump. She claimed her new book would be unveiling “a lot of very corrupt things happening in the White House.” Responding to her claim Trump said she was fired and people in t.....

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Women play a leading role in sterilisation

According to Uttarakhand state health department data, among all the sterilisation cases conducted in the state last year, vasectomy has accounted to only 3%. Dr. Yugal Kishore Pant said that women are more approachable by health workers than men for the sterilisation drive. There are also no mal.....

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Royal women should take up polo as a sport Nina Clarkin

Nina Clarkin the world’s top female polo player and a mother of two from Britain says that she wants more royal women to take up the sport. She says it is possible if the family is supportive. Her family loves to watch her play from the sideline. Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth’s grandd.....

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Gujarat Chief Minister launches 181 safety app for women

Gujarat government has launched a mobile application, which is linked to existing 181 Abhayam helpline number for women’s safety. A special police team has been assigned specifically for the application. App features panic button, call on shake and lat-long for ready help. The helpline is a.....

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Indian-American Aruna Vishwanathan honoured at IACCGH gala

Indian-American Aruna Vishwanathan was among the three women honoured with 'Women in Business: Making a Difference Award' at the 19th annual Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston gala. She is the Chief Operating Manager at Alphax Decision Sciences. Carlecia Wright and Jewel.....

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Gita Mittal took oath as J&K HC’s first woman Chief Justice

Justice Gita Mittal took oath as the first woman Chief Justice of Jammu And Kashmir High Court. Mittal had been previously appointed as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court on April 14, 2017. She had been a member of the Governing Council of the National Law University and Indian Law Institu.....

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Gender gap in mobile and internet usage in India

A study by an information and communications technology policy think tank LIRNEAsia revealed that India has the highest gender gap in mobile phone ownership and ranks among the lowest in women's access to the Internet. 71% urban population in India use mobile phones and 55% people use mobiles.....

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Argentina women vow to continue fight for abortion right

Women’s rights activists in Argentina have promised to continue their fight to attain the right to abortion after its senate voted down a law legalizing elective abortions. Legislators in the Senate debated for over 15 hours before voting 38-31 against the motion, despite a strong public su.....

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Google with 91springboard to empower women entrepreneurs

The US-based tech giant Google has joined hands with 91springboard to nurture India’s next generation of innovative female entrepreneurs, and empower them to build for the future. Google in a statement said, “"The partnership will drive one training program a month, led by 91spri.....

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Pakistani singer Reshma shot dead by spouse

Pakistani actress and singer Reshma shot dead by husband following a domestic dispute. This is 15th such incident of violence against female artists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year. A case has been registered and an investigation has been initiated.  She is known for her popular Pashto songs.....

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Historian Audrey Truschke’s lecture called off over threat

Historian Audrey Truschke’s lecture in Hyderabad cancelled, reportedly, because of her controversial stance on a number of issues. Her lecture titled ‘Unpopular Stories: Narrating the Indo-Islamic Past and Navigating Present-day Prejudices’ was scheduled for Aug 11. Truschke bla.....

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Deepika attacks India’s elitism with wits on stage

Deepika Mhatre from Mumbai is challenging Indian elites’ habit of treating maids and domestic staff with her standup wits on the stage. Standup comedy in India is in its infancy. But on stage, a matronly figure in a salwar kameez and dupatta, she attacks India’s extreme social inequal.....

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A girl goes missing from the NGO Madhubani in Muzaffarnagar

One of the girls rescued from the shelter home in Muzaffarpur who were shifted to the NGO Madhubani is found missing, according to Pragya Bharti. She said she kept the girls under pressure from the government, but the place did not have the capacity to accommodate 20-25 children, as it’s a .....

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IAF set to induct more women as fighter pilots

The Indian Air force is set to induct women as fighter pilots after Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi became the first Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 Bison jet alone, followed by colleague Bhavana Kanth. Though other countries do allow women as fighter pilots, only 6 Indian women have been inducted s.....

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SC appoints Justice Indira Banerjee as judge

Justice Indira Banerjee the Chief Justice of the Madras HC has been appointed as the third woman judge apart from Ms. Banumathi and Ms. Malhotra in the SC.  She is eighth woman to be elevated to the top court. Supreme Court got its first woman judge only in 1989. The govt has also cleared th.....

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Saloni Arora on how she balances work life

Lacto Calamine has a video on FB page that has Saloni Arora, a marketing head and an athlete beats all odd and talks about how she balances her work life to give fuel to her ambitions. Their #Faceup inhibit you in balancing your personal and professional life. It celebrates the women who balance .....

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Wadud vies to be the first Muslim woman in US Congress

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, mother of seven, a lawyer and a community activist is vying to become the first Muslim woman in Congress in November mid-term elections. She says she is contesting to realise secular goals and not religious. Her goal is to represent western Massachusetts area to improve unem.....

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Ivanka distances herself from Trump’s media remark

Ivanka Trump has distanced herself from her father’s remark that journalists are enemies of people. When she was asked about it she said she did not feel like that. She said she received fair share of reporting on her personally. However, she feels that not the entire media that is the enem.....

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Melissa Schuman accuses Nick Carter of sexual assault

Fox News confirmed that former pop star Melissa Schuman had filed a case against Backstreet boy’s band member Nick Carter. She claimed that he had engaged in an act of sexual assault with her in 2003. Carter denied the accusations levelled at him and said had not done anything non-consensua.....

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‘Sugarpova’ is what Sharapova loves and loves to do

‘Sugarpova’ is not only a love for candy for tennis ace player Maria Sharapova but also a career off the court. Though she loves candy, it was not in her mind when she thought of a business. She launched her candy company, Sugarpova, in 2012. “I never knew I would develop it int.....

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Asiya Andrabi confesses she was in touch with ex Pak PM& ISI

Kashmir-based separatist Asiya Andrabi, who is in the NIA custody, is reportedly confessed that she had regular contacts with terrorists such as LeT head Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin. She was alleged to have in touch with former PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and ex-Dir.....

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Challenges faced by women in the STEM industry

According to a US administrative report, women filled 47% of all U.S. jobs in 2015 but held only 24% of Science, Tech, Engineering and Math jobs. They faced challenges in getting promotion and work aligned with their interest, work-life balance and pay. They also want to improve personal branding.....

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All-women metro stations to start functioning at Chennai

The metro stations at Shenoy Nagar and Koyambedu, Chennai will have female staffers running operations in two shifts from August 1. Metro trains have exclusive coaches for women commuters along with CCTV cameras at stations and in trains and intercom facility to talk to the train operator during .....

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Marie launches website for victims to share their stories

Marie Laguerre, the 22 year old woman who was punched by a thug outside a Paris café in France, launched a website to allow victims of harassment to share their stories. The site would collect accounts of incidents in the street, at work, in the private sphere. “It’s anonymous,.....

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Kungfu nuns train girls in self-defence in J&K

Fourteen Buddhist nuns imparted self-defence training to girl students in a 6-day workshop in J&K. The nuns are specialized in Kungfu. Incidents of harassment against women are increasing and Kungfu is a good way to shield them from the social evils, Rigzin Angmo, one of the organizers, said......

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Reham Khan to sue newspaper for publishing fake news

Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan said that she would sue a newspaper for publishing a “blatantly sexist” article with her by-line. She has reportedly denied writing an article titled, “Imran Khan is best ex-husband I’ve ever had.” She has been very critical abou.....

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Villagers purify temple after a visit from woman MLA

In an act of gender bias, UP’s Dhurm Rishi temple was cleansed after BJP MLA Manisha Anuragi visited it. She had visited the Muskura Khurd village to attend a school function and also offer prayers at the temple. The villagers who believe that calamity befalls them if a woman entered the te.....

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Needles put into girl’s throat to perform tantric ritual

Doctors in a state run hospital in Kolkata removed 9 needles stuck inside the throat of 14-year-old Aparupa Biswas. Initially, they thought she had swallowed the needles. On questioning the girl, doctors realised it was inserted as a part of a tantric ritual by the family. The adopted girl was un.....

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'She’s Mercedes': Appreciating successful women

An initiative by Mercedes-Benz, “She’s Mercedes” will celebrate inspiring achievements of successful women. Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows brought out a special coffee-table book, WOW-Women of Wisdom, highlighting the journeys of some of these women. The book was unveiled by fashio.....

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MBBS losses popularity among girl students: Report

The popularity for MBBS course is reportedly losing among students, particularly in girls, because of long time and exorbitant fees to complete. Experts say that most of the students prefer courses that offer better pay and comfort. Many families could not afford it since medical education along .....

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Maneka says sorry to transgenders for calling them other one

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi apologised for calling transgenders as the ‘other ones’ while referring to them in the parliament. She admitted that she was unaware about the official terminology used for the community. Gandhi’s apology came after some communi.....

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Kerala police to have its first women battalion

Kerala’s police force will soon be getting an all-woman battalion. The 578 members from the first batch have completed their 9-month training and 44 of them will become commandos. The passing out parade is on Tuesday.  Having been trained in martial arts, life, and soft skills, they wi.....

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NCPCR launches cell to help women fleeing from abroad

India should not become a signatory of the Hague Convention because it does not want to send children back to the foreign fathers and women apprehended, said Union Minister Maneka Gandhi. She said NCPCR has launched a cell to register complaint to find solution for women who have fled from abroad.....

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Women dominate in opting higher studies in science: HRD

The HRD Ministry said that there are equal numbers of girls students to men in undergraduate science programmes and their dominance at the masters’ level is at the highest ever. Not only are more women enrolling in pure sciences, but a strong number is staying back to complete their degree .....

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BMTC’s Pink Sarathi squads to tackle harassment of women

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) plans to roll out 25 Pink Sarathi Road Patrol Squads that cost Rs.4.3 crore. With an all-woman crew, including two female traffic inspectors and a driver, the squad will patrol the streets from dawn to dusk. The vehicles are equipped with tr.....

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White House bars CNN reporter from press event

The White House decision to bar CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from a press event for asking Trump about Vladimir Putin and Michael Cohen’s tapes sparked an outcry. Fox News and the White House Correspondents Association called the decision “wrong-headed, and weak”. She was told s.....

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Elin Ersson’s stand-up protest prevents man from deportation

Elin Ersson, a student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport, protested against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down. She remained in standing until the man was removed from the flight. Her message to co-passengers and the flight crew was that &.....

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Solving women’s issues is not merely restricted to law

Madhuri Sakulkar, the president of Bhartiya Sthree Shakthi that works to solve women’s issues. She lectured on whether women’s problems need to be solved legally or psychologically. She said that women refuse legal help as they are psychologically blinded. She feels such issues can on.....

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Jillelamudi Manjula, the next DRDO Chief

Jillelamudi Manjula, the first woman Director General of DRDO, is to be considered for the post of Chief. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is backing her name for candidature. Manjula, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, will be the first woman scientist to be appointed to the senior post. If appoint.....

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Shibhangi Bhushan receives her degree from IIT, Kharagpur

In the 64th annual convocation of India's oldest IIT, Kharagpur, Shibhangi Bhushan a B Tech in metallurgical and materials engineering, got her degree on July 20th. She said, "There are enough talented women but their families often do not encourage them to become engineers. There is a m.....

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Merkel urges social media to be responsible over content

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged social media platforms to be responsible for the content surfaced through it. She asked them to adhere with certain standards. Her statement comes after incidents of violence due to the rumours and fake news spread through the social media. The social med.....

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India is a tough place for female entrepreneurs

In spite of being among fastest growing eco-system in the world, there is no place for female entrepreneurs in India. In the recent ranking by technology major Dell, a consultancy firm IHS Markit Bengaluru ranked 40th and Delhi came in at 49. According to Sairee Chahal of SHEROES, from a financia.....

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Manushi Chillar posts a pic on Instagram on Nelson Mandela

Manushi Chillar, marking the centenary anniversary of former President, Nelson Manadela, posted a pic on Instagram that said, "It was such an honour to meet his excellency, President @CyrilRamaphosa and inaugurate South Africa's first 100% compostable and low cost sanitary pad manufactur.....

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Can’t tolerate primetime news while reading, Indhu

Indhu Radhakrishnan, CEO of India Syndicate can’t stand primetime news on TV while she’s reading. India Syndicate offers content, design, digital marketing and social media services. Her favorite book is Catch-22 and she likes the funny and pragmatic Yossarian of the same book. She wa.....

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Costume designer Yvonne Blake passes away

The Spanish costume designer Yvonne Blake passed away at 78. Known for her work in films like Superman, Jesus Christ Superstar and others. She created the leotard, capes, boots, motifs and belt that Superman wore in the film. She won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for Nicholas and Alexandra. Sh.....

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Rekha Sharma on sexual harassment in entertainment field

NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said that the #MeToo campaign in Hollywood has brought out the sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. “Definitely, one cannot shy away from the fact that the entertainment industry is a male-dominated industry, which is always a big risk factor for har.....

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How IAS officer tackled human trafficking post Nepal quake

Ministhy S. Nair, the special secretary to the Home department of UP at the time of Nepal’s earthquake in 2015, led the statewide crackdown on trafficking and became a force to be reckoned with. As 1000s of Nepali women and children were left vulnerable and traffickers were exploiting their.....

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No efforts made to bridge the gender gap at work

According to Global Gender Report 2017, the women’s workforce participation in India has been slid down rapidly by 27% in 2015-16. Women continue to be plagued by challenges such as work-life balance, prejudice, unequal wage and security concerns, lack of creches and others. Above all this .....

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PM Modi to lay the foundation in Azamgarh today

PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation for India’s longest Purvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh today. The 340-km-long Purvanchal Expressway will link 9 districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh cities including Varanasi. It was originally done by the then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on December .....

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India is safe for women: Tourism Ministry campaign

Rejecting a recent report that listed India top as most dangerous country for women, tourism ministry has launched a campaign to highlight that the country is safe for women. It has sent letters to diplomatic missions abroad to showcase the measures enacted to ensure woman’s safety. India s.....

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19 yr girl dies on a disaster preparedness drill in campus

Lokeswari, the 19-year-old student, died during a disaster preparedness drill at a college in Coimbatore. She was reportedly reluctant to jump but was pushed by trainer and banged her head on a sunshade. The trainer has been taken into police custody. She was a second year student pursuing a BBA .....

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Sikh women oppose compulsory helmet rule

The women members of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandak Committee criticised the decision of Chandigarh administration that makes wearing a helmet compulsory. Though the Chandigarh administration clarified that Sikh women wearing turban are exempted like Sikh men as per law, an exemption has been dem.....

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Two women of Indian-origin in Forbe’s list

Two women of Indian-origin have made it to the Forbes' list of America's 60 richest self-made women. Both Jayshree Ullal and Neerja Sethi are technology executives. Ullal is ranked 18th in the list of 60 self-made women. She is having a net worth of 1.3 billion dollars. Sethi is ranked 21.....

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Women plans family in remote villages

Women are denied their rights but they take the lead in family planning in Indian families. National Health Mission Common Review Mission survey shows 93% females opt for sterilization procedures. The trend projected women convincing their spouses about the importance of contraception methods and.....

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Women's safety: Child locks in cabs may be banned

The rise in violence against women in taxis and cabs due to child locks has made the CMVR-TSC to make a crucial move to protect women in commercial vehicles. The government’s automobile standard making panel is planning to remove the child lock system in commercial vehicles. New latches wil.....

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IAS is the preferred profession for women in India

Women in India prefer IAS rather IPS and IFS. There was a high preference to Indian Administrative Service in the 2016-2017 batch. The most important factor for choosing this particular field is the ‘Pay scale’. And it comes with other perks and facilities. And a Physical test which i.....

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Wife raises alarm when husband trying to rape minor girl

A woman from Madhya Pradesh blocked her husband’s attempt to rape a minor girl by raising alarm. The man fled the scene when his wife caught him red-. Police said that the accused, who is known to the victim’s family, fled from the spot and a hunt was currently underway for him. He ha.....

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Decline in menarche age of girls, concern for parents

According to several studies, there is found to be sharp decline in the menarche age of women in India, which is 13.83 years from 13.76. As per doctors, 1 of 3 female children experience early maturity and growing up, and it has become a concerning trend for parents. It can have behavioural chang.....

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India’s rescue force to induct women into its battalions

The National Disaster Response Force has sent a proposal to the Centre to induct women rescuers into its battalions. The aim of the idea is to create a rapport with the women victims during rescue operations, said NDRF chief. In 2015, NDRF had appointed its first woman commanding officer of its f.....

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Princess Ayako abandons royalty to marry a commoner

According to CNN, Japanese Princess Ayako will give up her royal title to marry a commoner Kei Moriya. She accepted the proposal in consultation with her family and friends. Their marriage is scheduled on October 29 at the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Shibuya Ward in Tokyo. Last year, Princess Mako too .....

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India cruel to its daughters

When India was declared as the most unsafe nation for women, by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, London, it sparked an outrage for the wrong reasons. Instead of being appalled at the miserable state of girls and women, who are victims of heinous crimes and have no scope of receiving justice, more.....

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Women are finally trying to break traditions in India

Disha Arora, is a development communication specialist and documentary filmmaker. She interviewed 200 women belonging to Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism. She feels that the religion in our society is led by men. But women are trying to break the tradi.....

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Maneka declares cabs unsafe for women, informs Transport min

Maneka Gandhi, Women and Child Development Minister, has written to Transport minister, Nitin Gadkari urging him to ensure cab companies to ensure women safety. This letter came after the numerous cases of taxi drivers misbehaving with women passengers. This is happening despite repeated reminder.....

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Sangita Singh is IBM’s GM for cloud consulting services

Sangita Singh has joined IBM's global business services (GBS) division as general manager of its cloud consulting services. She was the former executive VP and head of the Infosys healthcare and life sciences business. She has also worked for Wipro in marketing roles and headed the enterprise.....

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Mumbai female-only carriages from CRRC Nanjing Puzhen

Mumbai’s female-only carriages, Metro Line 1 became operational on June 8, 2014. It is designed to be equipped for only females. All the trains have been successfully running without any malfunction in all the 4 years. The trains are produced by CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Co., Ltd. Both Chinese an.....

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A car rally for women, held by an NGO

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay car rally, organised by Buddha Organisation of Women Awareness and Rural Development, an NGO, was flagged off from Bankipore on July 1st. 5 women-only teams participated, racing 330km from Patna-Rajgir-Patna in a single day. The NGO works for the rehabilitation and socia.....

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Woman reporter in Saudi probed for wearing indecent clothes

Saudi officials launched a probe against reporter Shireen al-Rifaie for wearing a loose headscarf and a partly open gown revealing her trousers and blouse while reporting the lift of the driving ban for women. She is said to have fled the country after the controversy erupted. The conservative co.....

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Sanitary pad vending machine for women passengers

Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur Hirakhand Express became the 2nd train after Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express to have an onboard sanitary pad vending machine, which holds 25 pads, costing 5 rupees. It was initiated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. It is for the convenience of women passengers as part of pro.....

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Crust & Core support women who are mentally ill

Crust & Core cafe is on a mission to help women suffering from psycho-social disabilities. The patisserie that serves snacks has 12 women staff who battle depression, schizophrenia and other mental health issues. Operating with the support of the NGO Iswar Sankalpa, it hires inmates of the Ch.....

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Maternity Law may claim up to 1.8mn women’s jobs: Survey

The maternity law that enacted to ensure women job security and encourage them to further their careers is reported to have an opposite effect. A survey estimated that 1.1mn to 1.8mn women will lose their jobs across 10 sectors by the end of this fiscal due to this law. It discourages smaller bus.....

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Mothers are the best role models, says Sakshi Choudhary

According to Sakshi Choudhary, creative controller at Ogilvy & Mather, Indian women are treated as an object, a homemaker or as an instantly-empowered woman. But a majority of Indian women do not fall in these categories. She also said that mothers are the best role models for their daughters.....

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Pallavi Durua crowned the title of First Tribal Queen

Pallavi Durua was crowned as the winner of the Tribal Queen Contest held in Odisha. Panchami Majhi was chosen as the first runners-up while Rashmirekha Hasdah bagged the second runners-up position. Over 100 tribal girls took part in “Adi Rani' 2018, Kalinga Tribal Queen Contest”, .....

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Toilets for women tea pluckers in Rossel Tea’s Romai garden

Rossell Tea's Romai garden in Dibrugarh district sets an example for others by constructing 2 toilets in the fields for their women tea pluckers, which are now functional. Ambarish Borthakur, garden manager of Romai said they believed the initiative would help women working in the fields and .....

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Assamese citizens worried about citizenship

Around 50,000 people living in Assam, where 28% are Bengali speakers may become stateless on June 30th, when the final draft of the Supreme Court-monitored National Registry of Citizens is compiled. The Coordination Committee of Minority Organisations allege deliberate attempts by the Assam gover.....

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Saudi women cheer as the driving ban is lifted

Saudi lifted its ban on women driving amidst celebrations and was mostly confined to pockets of Riyadh and Jeddah. The women who were granted licenses were mostly those who had an international driving license. The entire process was carefully managed and public have been careful not to voice the.....

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Steep fall of women workforce in India

According to the Census 2011 data and the latest round of National Sample Survey, 81.29% of India’s female workforce is from rural areas than their urban counterparts. There is an alarming steep fall of women in the workforce. 56% women are illiterate and they work as agricultural labourers.....

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Women break barriers shows passion has no age in Hawaizaade

Old Delhi has the story of the Hawaizaade, a tale of 2 amazing ladies, Shaina Parveen and Sarah Kashyap. Shaina is India’s 1st female pigeon racer, paving a path in this male dominated sport of Kabootarbaazi. Sarah became an urban rally racer after trying out 40 jobs and is now the 1st woma.....

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Women should be allowed to display academic status

Women with doctorates are still referred to as Miss or Ms and are not encouraged to disclose their academic status anywhere. They have now started disagreeing with men on this through a campaign on Twitter called #immodest. They argue that defining women with marital status is an indicator of sex.....

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Sarah Sanders asked to leave a restaurant

Stephanie Wilkinson the co-owner of Red Hen restaurant asked the US press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave for supporting the administration on migrant separations. Stephanie says she took the decision in consultation with the staff as it believes in upholding standards such as compassion. Sander.....

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Post-partum care for new mothers

Prominent personalities like Serena Williams and Kareena Kapoor share their motherly experiences. Serena adds need for the 4th trimester. Both are happy but have undergone many difficulties during the period. They shared the importance of support from husband, family in child and mother care and .....

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Women construct their on road in Bihar

Women in Bihar’s Nima village faced a lot of hardship in monsoon due to the lack of a proper road. 130 homemakers from the village and took the task of building a 2 km road. The lack of a functional road was a problem for pregnant women and in cases of death. The administration’s atte.....

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Indian women having sex earlier than men

Data reveals that 90% Indians have sex before they turn 30. 38% women between 25-49 years had sex before they turned 18 while 10% reported having had sex before 15 years. However, this doesn’t imply progressive thought but shows that girls have sexual intercourse thrust upon them due to ear.....

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Kerala student thrashes pervert at railway station

Kavitha J Kalloor a law student from Kerala was waiting at the railway station for her train. She suddenly realized that a middle aged man had begun to masturbate in public. Leaving aside the shame and disgust she gave him a good thrashing until he apologized. However, the public remained mute sp.....

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Sakshi Dhoni says her life in danger, wants gun license

Sakshi Dhoni, the wife Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has applied for the gun license citing threat to her life. Sakshi in her application stated that she used to stay alone at home most of time and move around alone for private works that make her life in danger. She wanted either a pistol.....

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Anukreethy crowned Femina Miss India 2018 pageant title

Miss Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu has been crowned the title Femina Miss India 2018 pageant. She was declared winner in its 55th edition held at Dome, NSCI Stadium. Miss Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and Miss Shreya Rao from AP got the first and second runner up positions. The winners were c.....

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Dancing Queens: India’s first dance collective

Dancing Queens, Inda’s 1st transwomen-led dance collective, started by 3 transwomen, Abhina Aher, Urmi Jadhav and Madhuri Sarode, has 30 members. The troupe includes 18 transwomen, 3 heterosexual members and 9 others from the LGBT community. Urmi Jadav says transgender dance is seen as vulg.....

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Pregnancy affects moms’ careers

Research shows that the American workplace discriminates against pregnant women and continues into early motherhood. Despite companies’ efforts to improve conditions by providing lactation rooms and paid parental leaves, women miss out on promotions and raises. A study on women economists r.....

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Mrs India Universe wants to work for women empowerment

Manisha Varun, who won the Dazzle Mrs. India Universe 2018 pageant, said she would like to work for the empowerment of and prevention of atrocities against women. Married to an arecanut merchant from Shivamogga, Varun V. Malur, she has 2 children. Both of them have conducted sessions on gender se.....

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IMC Ladies' Wing felicitate women stalwarts

The Ladies’ Wing of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a professional organisation that has been working for women empowerment for the past 52 years. It recently felicitated women achievers for contributions in their field. Among those honoured are Deepika Singh Rajawat for fightin.....

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Women workers face sexual violence in garment factories

The conditions of women workers in garment factories in Asia, are inhuman and exploitative. Despite accounting for 60-7% of the workforce, they are subject to physical and sexual violence. The low-skill, low-wage jobs present gross violation of employee rights. Migrant workers are hired to ensure.....

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Women policy makers may lessen corruption: Study

A study published in the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation has found a link between women’s representation in politics and corruption. It suggests that women in policy making roles in countries that enjoy equality of status contribute to lower corruption. However, it also highl.....

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Hates to see children separated from families: Melania Trump

The US First Lady Melania Trump’s statement has been seen as a rare political intervention from her amid an immigration crackdown launched by Trump. She said hates to see children separated from their families”. She said the country wants a law that governs with heart. She also called.....

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Who anyone else to decide what a woman should speak: Rehan

Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan is angry at ex-President Pervez Musharraf over his tweet in which he criticised her for including her sex life with Khan after their marriage. Musharraf tweeted as a woman she should have been ashamed of herself about writing such things. To this, she asked w.....

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Indonesian woman’s body found inside python’s belly

54-year-old Indonesian woman Wa Tiba was swallowed by a 7-meter-long python. She went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on June 14th. The villagers found the snake with a bloated belly, and after killing it, they cut open it.....

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Najma Heptulla donates day’s salary to help flood victims

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla donated a day's salary to the Governor Relief Fund to help flood victims. She also appealed to the public to extend help to the people hit by flood. The Governor warned of the possibility of disease outbreak even after the flood situation improves. The Raj Bhav.....

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Karnataka CM orders to release 20,000cs Cauvery water for TN

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has instructed officials to ensure Tamil Nadu get Cauvery water. He ordered to release 20,000 cusecs from Kabini dam and expressed his hope of sharing Cauvery water with TN with prospects of a good monsoon. The water to be released from Kabini would benefit both sides .....

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Meet London Breed San Fransisco’s first black female Mayor

London Breed created history by becoming San Fransisco’s first African-American woman Mayor. Breed has served as the president of San Francisco's board of supervisors. She defeated former state Senate, Mark Leno, as the counting of votes continued a week after the elections took place. .....

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Russian women asked to avoid sex with non-white foreign men

Russian women have been asked to avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the World Cup by head of parliament’s committee for families. It was because, Tamara Pletnyova explained to stop women from being single mother of mixed race children. Even when Russian women marry foreigners the r.....

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Women entrepreneurs get training in developing capability

20 women entrepreneurs  have graduated from the 4-week programme aimed at developing capability of women entrepreneurs conducted by P&G (I) along with WeConnect International. Through the holistic Women Business Empowerment programme concluded recently, 25% of participants secured busine.....

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2 Nigerian women meet molesters with blows, hand them to cop

Two collage going Nigerian women in Chennai braved to handle two drunkards who tried to molest them while they were walking to their rented accommodation in the night. The women studying in two city colleges met them with flows of blows screaming for help all the while. When the men tried to flee.....

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Jacinda Ardern upset over ‘Superwoman’ image

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern siad she's not superwoman. She said she is worried about other expectant mums feeling the pressure to follow her example. Ardern is due to give birth to her first child next Sunday. She has vowed to  continue to work in her capacity as prime mini.....

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The girl with a poker face: Muskan Sethi

Delhi girl, Muskan Sethi, India’s first female poker player, will represent India at the World Series of Poker and will be the captain of the team participating in the Global Poker League (GPL) tournament that culminates in the PokerStars Players Championship. Having pledged her winnings to.....

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Indian entrepreneur wins USD 1mil. for women’s safety device

New Delhi based Leaf Wearables has won the $1million prize called ‘Women’s Safety XPRIZE’ for their project ‘Safer Pro’. This prize was instituted by Indian Philantropists Anu and Naveen Jain to address the safety of women and girls by leveraging technology. This dev.....

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Girls consider public places as unsafe: Report

‘Save the Children’ report published by a child’s right organisation states that girls in urban and rural areas felt unsafe in inadequately lit narrow by lanes, agricultural and overcrowded spaces. Parents generally try to limit or scold the girls for stepping out. Instead the f.....

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Korean woman survives six days in Australian wilderness

A 25 year old Korean woman, Joohee Han managed to keep herself alive in the Australian wilderness without food for six days. She had slipped and tumbled into deep ravine while she was climbing Mount Tyson in Queensland. The emergency crew found her near a waterfall, where she stayed days after re.....

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Swayamwar of Pakistan-returned Geeta

Geeta, the deaf and mute girl, who had strayed across the border into Pakistan 15 years ago and later brought back to India, will choose a groom of her choice in a “Swayamwar.” She met four suitors, shortlisted from over 100 youth, across the country. The respondents were screened by .....

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Woman seen throwing baby out of the car in UP

In a shocking incident caught on CCTV cameras, a new born baby was thrown out of a car in the lanes of Muzaffarnagar.  The footage showed a woman dropping the baby from the window of the car. The baby is said to be a day old and is in a critical condition. The baby is admitted and undergoing.....

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Women outnumber men in new Spain cabinet

Women outnumber men in the cabinet of Spain’s new socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez. 11 women and six men were inducted into his cabinet.  Carmen Calvo will serve as deputy prime minister and equalities minister, and Nadia Calviño will be economy minister. The new governmen.....

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Twitteratti divided over dropping swimsuit round

In a historic move, the organizers of the beauty pageant Ms America have decided to drop the swimsuit round, in a bid to emphasize more on personality and intellect rather than physical attributes. While some people lauded the move, some poked fun while few pointed out that it is the male attitud.....

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Pregnant woman in Kerala go through a tough ordeal

A 27-year-old pregnant woman in Palakkad had to be carried on a stretcher made of a bedsheet and tied to logs, to reach the Govt hospital to deliver her baby on June 5. This is the present situation of many places in the country. The footage has gone viral, leading to an outrage and has sparked a.....

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Mumbai girl includes mother in surname

In Indian patriarchal society, where children carry only their father’s names, a Mumbaikar wrote a post about how she and her family challenges norms by including their mother’s name in their surnames. Like director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, there are only few who acknowledge moms in the.....

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Renowned designer Kate Spade is no more

Designer Kate Spade was found dead in her apartment. Her company ‘Kate Spade New York’ co-owned by Andy Spade offered perky handbags at affordable rates to customers. They sold the brand in 2006 and launched a new company called Frances Valentine in 2016, which was taken over by Tapes.....

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WCD release reveals Air India victim's name, later revoked

The name of an Air India air hostess, who complained about the sexual harassment against a senior official, was accidentally revealed by the Women and Child Development Ministry. In its press note released regarding the issue, the name of complainant could be read. Soon after noticing the error, .....

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Pros and cons of being an older mom

A mom who had her child at the age of 38 discusses the pros and cons of becoming a mother later in life. While she is emotionally stable, financially secure and can afford to stay at home and spend time with her child, she worries if she will miss out on her daughter’s important moments in .....

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Meet the ‘self-made’ interior designer of Rashtrapati Bhavan

Masooma Rizvi, art curator and one of the go-to decorators for prestigious government buildings like Rashtrapati Bhavan, is a true connoissuer of India’s heritage and culture. She is fascinated how it manifests itself in India’s architecture and decor. This is why she has been awarded.....

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How Michelle’s vegetable garden is faring under the Trumps

Former 1st lady, Michelle Obama had planted a vegetable garden on the White House’s South Lawn. It grew more than 50 types of fruits and vegetables that were used in most White House meals. The Trumps do not have any direct involvement with the garden but Melania had harvested vegetables. W.....

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Tweets between Malala & Elon Musk win Twitter users’ hearts

A series of tweets between youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made Twitteratis day on Thursday. It has begun with a story published a satirical website that explains how Musk's Tesla car fell from the sky and 'crushed Malala to death'. One user .....

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Britain’s most influential women

Vogue magazine lists the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle among its list of 25 most influential and aspirational British women. Supreme Court President Baroness Hale is the oldest on the list while singer Dua Lipa is the youngest at 22 years. The list also includes human rights lawyer Amal Cloone.....

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Take a leaf from Kate Winslet’s book

Actor and busy mother of three, Kate Winslet remains fit and youthful thanks to her regular exercise regimen and healthy choices. She is a vegetarian while her husband is a vegan and they start their day with a green smoothie. Together, they recommend healthy eating and promote vegetarian food.

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Driven by mom’s struggle, Audrey helps depression sufferers

Audrey Gruss recounted her mother’s struggle with depression and was inspired by her strength and love despite the illness. Audrey made it her life’s mission to drive research into depression, its effects and its treatment and founded the HDRF Foundation to create a coalition of scien.....

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‘First person to help YOU is always YOU’

At 14, she felt sad and gloomy all the time and everyone told her its just a phase. She stayed indoors for weeks without socializing. One day, she snapped and went to a psychiatrist who diagnosed her with social anxiety and depression. Now that she knew what was wrong, she took her medication and.....

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India becoming dangerous for women journalists

The Coalition For Women In Journalism reported an unprecedented increase in amount and type of threats to women journalists in India. It condemned online and offline hate campaigns against journalists and called for investigations of such accounts. CFWIJ called for international solidarity for fo.....

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Model with skin condition redefine beauty

Winnie Harlow has vitiligo, a skin condition where parts of the skin are depigmented. This has been a reason for her torment in her childhood. She has. Winnie found an abiding strength to go on and now she’s changing the world’s perception of what it truly means to be beautiful. Tyra .....

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Recalling forgotten Indian women pioneers

‘Pathbreakers: The Twentieth Century Muslim Women of India’, a colloquium organised by the Muslim Women’s Forum (MWF), reclaims narratives of Muslim women who were nationalists and feminists. They followed Islam in its liberal spirit and defied patriarchy. The exhibition shows t.....

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SIT recovers documents related to Gauri Lankesh murder

The SIT probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh is reported to have found documents such as diaries and map allegedly used to carry out her murder. The team recovered them from homes of 4 persons arrested for allegedly plotting to kill Kannada writer and critic KS Bhagwan. The per.....

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Whip up some chocolat chaud a la Paris

Avid traveller Brooke Saward reveals the recipe of the delicious chocolat chaud served at the Mecca of pastry lovers in Paris, Angelina Tea House, located on Rue de Rivoli. Saward recounts her first sip of the rich, melted chocolate served with whipped cream. She shares the recipe for the yummy d.....

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Personalised counselling for pregnant women

Research has found that chromosome causes personalised counselling of pregnant women. Study done on foetuses found 20% of these variations can create brain disorders such as autism and mental retardation. 2000 pregnant women were included in the study with foetus risk of malformation to 6-9%. Gen.....

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Do this when guilt and irritation mixes with love

Curd rice cannot bring in world peace but it sure can calm down a mother and son who love-hate each other. It all started when Shoba’s friend Teju called her home to see his mother. Teju’s mother was a  star for Teju’s friends when they were in Chennai. But now with both of.....

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Innovative embroideries for the feminist

Embroidery is an art and very old fashioned. It is coming back with new experiments. The feminists are designing and creating new ideologies of life with it. It is weaving hard and tough messages of life for them. These innovative and smart works are pretty to see. Both light and dark coloured sh.....

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Aurovilles sounds of salangai

Rekha Tandon, an Odissi teacher, has been teaching her craft at the Pitanga Cultural Centre in the Auroville green campus and has found a loyal student base among locals and foreigners in Puducherry and Chennai. She has come out with a new book on Odissi’s connection with Yoga ‘Dance .....

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CBSE 12th results: 7 girls in top 3 positions

Girls outshined boys in CBSE 12th board exams. Meghna Srivastava from Noida is the national topper with 499 marks out of 500. She is from Humanities background. There are 2 boys and 7 girls among the top 9 students. Pass percentage for girls is 88.31 percent and for boys it is 78.99 percent. The .....

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Geeta Kapoor could not see her children

Geeta Kapoor passed away, after waiting for her children to come and see her for a year. It was confirmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit. She breathed her last in an old age home, succumbing to old age and died a natural death. Her body will be kept at Cooper Hospital 2 days in the hope that her son .....

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Huma Qureshi’s Ketogenic Iftar meal

Ramzan fasting is going on and Huma Qureshi keeps her fasting with her ketogenic diet that makes her fit and healthy. It includes healthy, nutritious, processed and fat-free keto crackers, prawns, keto desserts, almond milk cold coffee and double egg omelette. Last year, she asserted a healthy di.....

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Recovering from childbirth in 12 months

Here is a month-by-month guide to recover after childbirth. From the important first month when the body needs time and care to recover from the delivery and many other changes, to guidelines for rest and relaxation by month five, there are clear pointers to manage till the twelfth month when mot.....

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Kerala nurse died treating Nipah patient, left a note

Lini Puthussery died due to Nipah virus infection. She was in the tem that treated the first victim of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. She left behind a heartbreaking note ‘I am almost on my way, take care of our children’ for her husband. She couldn&rsq.....

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Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Priyanka Chopra, the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF visited one of the largest refugee camps in the world where Rohingya refugee with their children are living in an atrocious condition. She also appealed her followers to support the good cause of UNICEF by describing the condition. Last year she .....

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Gujarat DGP wants women in key posts

Gujarat DGP Shivanand Jha directed his department to deploy women officers at nearly 33% of key posts in order to utilise women capability in diverse fields of the department. Women officers often loss chances of applying their skills in fields such as rapid reaction cells, detection of crime bra.....

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More female activists arrested in Saudi in a crackdown

At least 10 women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia are reported to have been arrested by the regime for commenting on the reforms unravelling in the country to the benefit of women, including lifting ban on driving. There has been a high-profile campaign in Saudi media outlets and on soci.....

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#MakeYourCitySafe, campaign for empowering women

Mindshare, India’s largest full service media agency and GroupM in collaboration with Swedish automobile manufacturing company Volvo Car India will launch #MakeYourCitySafe. It is a campaign aimed at empowering women to make a stand for their safety, a plea to not give up. Taking place in M.....

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Going back to Yugoslavia, a country that doesn’t exist

Yugoslavia collapsed in the 1990s and Anja Mutic goes back to the country where she was born and raised, that doesn’t exist. In 2011, she went back to Zagreb, now Craotia’s capital visiting her childhood once again. She travelled  travelled to all the former republics of Yugoslav.....

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Saudi women give a fitting reply #You won't drive

Saudi Arabia will lift the existing ban and allow women to drive cars in a few weeks. However, some trouble makers are using the social media to vent their displeasure in the change of law. They are using an Arabic hashtag that roughly translates to ‘You won't drive.’ Women have h.....

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Learn more about Oola rightaway

Become an Oola woman. Achieve balance and grow in the seven key areas of life. The seven F’s are fitness, family, finance, faith, friends, field(career) and fun.  Live the Oola life by discovering true purpose in life, finding your dream job, controlling finances, nurturing loving rela.....

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Online taxi services impact ‘She Taxis’ adversely

The ‘She Taxi’, launched in 2013 with much anticipation of providing self-employment opportunities to women, now reels under crisis. Official said that the entry of online taxi services has posed a serious competition through rides at cheaper rates that unaffordable for the taxi. Howe.....

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Melania Trump hospitalised for a week

Melania Trump is admitted to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where she underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. In her tweet, she thanked well-wishers for their prayers and said she was waiting to go home. Her hospitalization came a week after her speech at Rose .....

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Photographer transforms babies into Disney princesses

Karen Marie, who has worked as a maternity and ultrasound nurse and childbirth educator, uses her photography skills to create Disney-themed photo shoots of babies. A mom of three kids, she pays attention to every detail and creates breath taking photos of tiny versions of Snow White, Ariel, Bell.....

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Life-Size cake of Prince Harry and Meghan created

Lara Mason, a UK-based baker has made a life-sized cake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She was commissioned by the Cake International to make a cake that can feed over 500 people. Created with 300 eggs, flour, butter, sugar and buttercream to sandwich the layers. Their personal features were .....

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No woman made a healthy delivery in 400 years in MP village

Residents of Madhya Pradesh’s Sanka Shyam Ji village prefer any other place for pregnant women to deliver her baby than within the village. It has been linked to a fable that locals say no woman has given birth to a child for around 400 years as they believe the village has been cursed. Pre.....

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High time women were recognised as farmers

The vital role women play in agriculture and allied activities are usually ignored. Ironically, one-third of all cultivators and 47% of agricultural laborers are women. They have led to an increase in farm output and have 2-30% higher yields from their farms. Dr. MS Swaminathan stated that women .....

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Ways to put a smile on your mom’s face this mother’s day

You can help bring a smile to your mom’s face this mother’s day. You need to make her take a day free from her mom routine. Prepare a breakfast in bed with a meal from her favorite restaurant. Clean the house and make it sparkle. Give her home a home décor makeover. You should .....

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Weinstein's wife says she was too naive

Georgina Chapman, designer and the estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein, opened up for the first time after the scandal. She said she was never suspicious about his behaviour and felt so ashamed that she didn’t step out publicly for 5 months. After the allegations emerged, she left with their.....

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Google Doodle honours legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai

Google has dedicated its doodle to noted danseuse and Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai on her 100th birthday. Born in Kerala, she spent her early years in Switzerland. Apart from being a classical dancer, she was also a poet, writer and environmentalist. She married to the architect of .....

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Madame Tussauds unveils Meghan Markle's statue

Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax figure of Meghan Markle that will be open to public from May 19. It is adorned with the emerald green dress, beige heels, and replica of the engagement ring she wore. It will be placed next to Prince Harry’s restyled figure which now has a beard. Visitors can .....

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Women are the leading kidney donors

National Organ Donation and Tissue Transplant Organisation resistry of kidney living donors has found that women account for 87% of all kidney donors and men are only 22%, Most men shy away citing reasons of being the earning members of the family. It is usually the women who come forward to dona.....

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Women find one night stands with flashy men more attractive

A study found that women prefer one night stands with men who drive racy cars and wear bling jewellery. But they would not lie to choose them for  husband as find them lousy husbands. They found men who show off with their wealth more attractive when they are looking for a short-term fling a.....

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Unawareness of health supplements in women

Study finds that women living in village areas of Muslim-dominated regions, like Pulwama district, believe that supplements like folic acid, iron and calcium tablets are unnecessary during pregnancy. The social service wing of the Jammu-Srinagar Diocese has come up with a program called Mother an.....

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Cleopatra under the male gaze

The persona of Egyptian queen Cleopatra has been the subject of sculptures and paintings. Though she was politically brilliant and an able administrator, she never got her due like her male counterparts. She was always deemed to be fatally attractive than intelligent. The varied depictions reveal.....

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Priya Ravish Mehra: The last thread of darners

The last thread of the three darners of UP, Priya Ravish Mehra, breathed her last on May 5th, a month after bringing to the Capital her exhibition ‘Making Visible: The Rafoogars and the Journey of a Shawl’ to highlight the often-neglected skill of rafoogiri. She was battling with canc.....

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Melania Trump increases her public profile

Melania Trump has raised her popularity even amidst the chaos of Donald Trump’s presidency. Recently, she has been attempting to be at the center of high-profile events. She is also spear heading change initiatives on issues related to children. Being a private person, she prefers to keep h.....

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HRW expresses concern over Dubai princes's well-being

Human Rights Watch has expressed concerns over whereabouts and wellbeing of Sheikha Latifa, a daughter of Dubai’s ruler, as reports suggest of her forcible return after fleeing the UAE. Her friends said that she had not been seen or heard from for two months. HRW said if she is detained, sh.....

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Abortion allowed for foetus suffering from myriad disease

In a rare order passed by Bombay High Court, the court has allowed a woman to terminate her 26 week old pregnancy. After pursuing a report by JJ Hospital, in which it has been reported that her foetus has multiple neurological diseases and there is no chance of recovery after birth. The woman had.....

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Goodness through gratitude

Vidya Sury spreads positivity through gratitude. She writes the seemingly bad things that happened to her but ends each problem by feeling thankful for the situation and finding the positive outcome each disappointing time. She lists all the good things but with immense gratitude. She invites all.....

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Women in Yemen hit famine starve to feed their children

Women in Yemen, where millions of people, on the edge of famine, due to the Saudi Arabia-led war, starve themselves to feed their children. They skip meals and sleep to escape the gnawing in their stomachs. Around 2.9 million women and children are acutely malnourished; another 400,000 children a.....

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Rosalind Franklin still not recognized for her DNA discovery

Rosalind Franklin is a brilliant scientist, who did not win a Nobel prize, as she died before her discovery got recognition. It was her X-ray diffraction images of DNA that enabled Francis Crick and James Watson to identify the molecule’s double helix structure that won them a Nobel prize f.....

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Radio Mirchi employee Tania Khanna drowns and dies

26-year-old Tania Khanna, who’s a Radio Mirchi employee, died on May 2nd after her car plunged into a 10-feet-deep drain as she negotiated a bend near the Sector 85 roundabout in Noida. She was trapped in the car for 20-25 minutes before the police could come and extract her from the car. A.....

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Yoko Ono’s Twitter feed gives out life lessons

85-year-old Yoko Ono has been filling her Twitter timeline with motivational tweets for a couple of years now. She has created an archive of the self-help tweets, which she posts daily. She had opened her 3-part installation at the Gardiner Museum in Canada titled ‘The Riverbed’ - its.....

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Things every girl must do before going on an online date

Online dating is exciting but before you move ahead to meet your virtual friend, here are a few things to keep in mind. Stalk the person on social media; keep your friend informed about the place and time, choose a public place you have been before to meet, set the right expectation level, have a.....

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How influential female workforce is in India’s economy?

Previous experiences of Indian economy, when its women workforce was at field with good number, though which were not best at par with other economies, had been promising. However, this highlights the peculiar challenges that it faces in boosting its female workforce participation rate of 27%. Ir.....

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Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter is now homeless

It is reported that Jackie Chan’s 18-year-old daughter Etta Ng is now homeless and is living with 30-year-old Andi Autumn. She claims that her homophobic parents can’t accept her lesbian relationship. Sharing a video on Youtube, she says their plea for help have been turned away by th.....

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Woman officer heading demolition drive shot dead on duty

Assistant Town and Country Planner Shail Bala Sharma was chased and shot dead by a hotel owner while she was carrying out a SC mandated drive to demolish illegal structures in 13 hotels in Himachal Pradesh. Police declared Rs 1 lakh reward to those who give details of accused Vijay Thakur who is .....

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Female work force dropping at an alarming rate

India should have an economic advantage over ageing nations as we have a younger population. Yet, the gender gap in the work force is pushing us backwards. Despite policy reforms, women are dropping out of the workforce because of familial pressures and low pay. Access to decent work opportunitie.....

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Getting ready to wear a bikini

Wearing a bikini is a statement of confidence than anything else. Akansha Redhu, who uploads her bikini shots on social media, says it is just to inspire body confidence. For a public relation professional, Mallika Agarwal, wearing a bikini is not a big deal. "It is not for photos," she.....

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Amber Rudd quits as UK’s Home Secretary amid pressure

UK’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigned as she has been pressured to quit the cabinet after the leak of her alleged role in mistreatment of Windrush migrants. She had faced criticism over the existence of UK Home Office deportation targets and her knowledge of them. Rudd was facing a bruisi.....

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Ellen Pompeo goes vegan

Grey’s Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo has revealed that she has adopted a plant-based diet along with her whole family. The change was inspired by Dr. Kristi Funk who explained that vegan diet as one way to help prevent breast cancer. Pompeo cited environmental reasons as well as the health ben.....

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Women, disguised as men, in Tehran go viral

The photo of 5 women, disguised as men, wearing fake beards, wigs and male clothing, inside the Azadi Stadium in Tehran, watching on as their team Persepolis were crowned champions of Iran’s professional football league, has gone viral. It has caught attention because of the country’s.....

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DoodleoDrama: a woman’s quiet acts of rebellion

Mounica Tata’s illustrations, shared on Instagram handle @DoodleoDrama, demonstrates the power of gentle subversion and highlights young women’s lives and concerns with humor and honesty. She also addresses social and political issues that are particular to the Indian context. One ser.....

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s wife gets media attention

Ri Sol Ju returned to make a public appearance with husband, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean President Moon Jae and his wife. She came to the country as a cheerleader. Little is known about her age or when they got married. She was in a matching bright pink skirt and jacket and glit.....

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#TalkAboutTrying a campaign to share fertility struggles

#TalkAboutTrying is a social media campaign started by Resolve: The National Fertility Association which is a US-based non-profit organisation. It aims to bring about awareness on fertility issues that 1 in 8 couples experience.  It is to empower women and couples struggling with pregnancy-r.....

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Learn to love your body after mastectomy

Meredith Goldberg had a mastectomy and reconstruction in one surgery on her left breast to treat her breast cancer. She had a difficult time adjusting to the image that she saw in the mirror of her body after the surgery. She was mentally exhausted and flip flop between emotions. It took her 7 ye.....

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Quotas are the key to moving more women into corporate jobs

The 3-day Global Summit of Women held at Australia, has found that quotas are the key to moving more women into corporate leadership roles. It will increase the profitability of companies. Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer said that female workforce participation rate rose by 1.3% points in 20.....

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India could boost its GDP by treating women better: Report

A report by McKinsey Global Institute suggests that India can add more than 18% to its GDP by 2025 by giving equal opportunity to women. India needs to overcome the gender bias and equalize female participation in jobs, sex ratios and reduce mortality rates and violence. However, we have achieved.....

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Study reveals shocking data on women of Delhi University

An audit conducted by the student wing of the Congress - National Students' Union of India found that one in every 4 women studying at the Delhi University has been a victim of sexual assault. It was conducted on 810 students: 90% women and 10% men. It revealed that not even half the students.....

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Elderly women more economically vulnerable

With the surge in property prices, the purchasing power in the hands of the older people has increased in the past 2 decades. However, their say in making decisions on what to purchase remains in the hands of young members of family. The state of elderly women is worse, as they draw lower wages f.....

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Indian woman murdered and buried in Sharjah

The decomposed body of an Indian woman was found buried beneath her house in Sharjah. Following a missing person complaint filed by the woman’s brother, police investigated her residence and found tiles missing in some parts of the floor. Sniffer dogs helped find the body. The husband is su.....

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Gender inclusion is key for the Draft National Forest Policy

Tribal women have been forerunners of the community protests against the felling of trees. Women who led the Chipko movement were killed or displaced from their villages. They have facts that can contribute to forest management, afforestation, and agroforestry. Their inclusion in the Draft Nation.....

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New Telecom Policy to be placed for public comments: Sec’

The new National Telecom Policy, which is scheduled to be released on May 1, will be reform-oriented, investor friendly and one which will bring down the cost of compliance, said the Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan. She mentioned that the proposed policy will be placed for public comments fo.....

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Women run units in informal sector

According to a report by National Sample Survey Organisation, on Indian informal sectors, women owned over 1.23 crore units. One-quarter of such units were engaged in retail trade or in making garments or tobacco products. Most of these were home-based and were concentrated in manufacturing secto.....

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Elderly Japanese women take to petty crimes

The number of senior women in Japanese prisons has increased due to a disturbing reason. A government survey found that more than 50% elderly citizens do not have any relative or family to provide care. They prefer the prison for refuge and care and commit small offences to get arrested. Care for.....

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Essential habits a successful women entrepreneur should have

Being a good leader is not the only thing you need to be a successful woman entrepreneur. You need to cultivate some essential habits. You must learn to give up some control and also depend on others for effective work. You need to take strategic risks. Always know and admit to your limits. Alway.....

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Parliament is not immune to casting couch: Renuka Chowdhury

The trend of casting couch is not limited in movies even the Parliament is not immune from it, said outspoken Congress leader and ex-Union minister Renuka Chowdhury. She said it is prevalent in everywhere even in Parliament and other workplaces. She also said that the time is up for India to stan.....

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ZAZI uses fashion for empowering women

Jeanne De Kroon’s extensive travel in India gave her insights to the problems faced by women here. She met Madhu Vaishnav the founder of IPHD an NGO in Jodhpur. They collaborated to start ZAZI a luxury ethical fashion house whose works translates to create and change to support humane worki.....

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Taniya Sanyal the first female firefighter in India

Taniya Sanyal from Kolkata is currently training to be a firefighter and will join Airports Authority of India in a month. AAI changed their rules on hiring to provide equal employment opportunities to women on facing a shortage of firefighters. Women like Avani Chaturvedi the first fighter pilot.....

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Indian women say that they live in terror

Gripped by the horror of a series of brutal rapes, Indian women say when a woman is raped it’s like raping everyone else too. The responses from them boil down to the basic outlook of the society on rape, gender bias and female infanticide. As a result of the Kathua rape, PM introduced the .....

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Duchess of Cambridge leaves the hospital with her son

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is the proud parents of a third child, a son, who could be seen wiggling his fingers, as his parents emerged from St Mary's Hospital full of smiles. Kate gave birth to the baby on April 23rd afternoon. She held her child in her arms, who was nestled in a whit.....

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No space for smart women

New research confirms that smart women are not preferred and are less likely to be hired. Resumes of college graduates with similar qualifications and gender-neutral hobbies, were sent for entry level jobs in pairs, where one was a man’s and the other was a woman’s. It was found that .....

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Easing the dangers of childbirth in black women

A disturbing phenomenon in America is that black women are far more likely to die during
pregnancy or childbirth. Dangers faced during childbirth are compounded for them due to
racism, unconscious biases in healthcare and long-term anxieties regardless of economic
status. The.....

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Men still dominate

Among the 160,000 pilots registered in the US, 7000 are women. Though more than 19,000 women are learning to fly, only a small percentage will fly for airlines. Central Airlines that had recruited Helen Richey as pilot for the first time in 1934, saw her quit due to inability, to break the glass .....

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Lavas first women service centre

Domestic Handset maker Lava International has launched first of its kind service centre in India, providing hardware and software resolution to its customers located at Noida. This is India’s first all women operated mobile service centre. Sunil Raina, President, Lava International said he .....

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Swati Maliwal vows to fast until rapists are sent to gallows

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal, who has been observing hunger strike for the last 8 days, vowed not to end the strike until rapists of children are sent to gallows. The Centre Govt is on process of amending laws that death penalty to rapists of children less than 12. Sh.....

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Maliwal continues hunger-strike urging severe law for rapists

The Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal continued her hunger-strike for the
fourth day demanding death penalty and severe laws to the rapists in the wake of Kathua and
Unnao incidents. She has been getting support from all the quarters. She alleged that the
Centre .....

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Sonam gives hint on her wedding attire designer

Rumours are rife that Sonam Kapoor is all set to marry her boy friend Anand Ahuja in May.
Recently there were reports that filmmaker Farah khan would be choreographing the Sangeet
ceremony and now the latest buzz is about the wedding trousseau. There are a few hints that
her .....

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Priyanka Chopra pens an article about Meghan Markle

Priyanka Chopra applauded her friends Deepika Padukone and Virat Kohli who made it to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. It also includes OLA founder Bhavnish Agarwal. She has written an article on Meghan Markle who also features in this list. Calling Markle a strong influencer wh.....

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Why women find it hard to gain weight

A team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine tried to find out why women don’t gain weight. The two of the main factors to this are likely to be the sex chromosomes and the sex hormones. Males' sex hormone is testosterone, and females have high levels of estrogen and progesteron.....

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Hrithik’s sister wants to be called a cancer ‘survivor’

Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina will be writing a blog about how she coped with diabetes, depression, cervical cancer, and a divorce. Calling herself a survivor and not a victim of the disease, she wants her story to be an inspiration to others. She overcame the ordeal by making healthier l.....

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Kathua rape defence lawyer’s misogynistic remark hurts: cop

Shwetambari Sharma, the only woman police officer in the SIT that probes the rape and murder of 8 year-old girl in J&K said she was disparaged by the misogynistic comments by defence lawyer. “It hurts when you are targeted and your intelligence is doubted just because you are a woman,&r.....

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Habits of women entrepreneurs

Read up on and cultivate few habits of successful businesswomen. Learn to give up control and delegate work to people. Don’t be afraid to take risks when necessary. Know and admit your own limits. Aim for long-term growth than short-term gains. Learn as much as you can about the business to.....

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