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Soon, 20% women to comprise military police corps

In a tweet on Friday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, the women will be inducted in graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of Military Police. She said, the decision to induct women in the military police will enhance their representation in the armed forces. Their role would range from probing rape and molestation cases to ... Read More »

A sanitary pad bank for tribal women

Udaipur : Buying a pack of sanitary pads is considered luxury here and not a necessity. Using old scraps of cloth wasnt a durable solution with most of the women having limited sets of clothing to cover themselves for a year. So female folk in Dodawali, a tribal village in Girwa block, just 30 kilometers away from the district headquarters, managed ... Read More »

National Commission for Women issues notice to Rahul Gandhi

National Commission for Women took strong notice of alleged derogatory comments by Congress President Rahul Gandhi against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The NCW has issued a notice to the Congress President over his remarks. NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma has said that the commission has asked for an explanation from Rahul Gandhi on why he said what he said in tweets. ... Read More »

National Commission for Women notice to Rahul Gandhi

National Commission for Women took strong notice of alleged derogatory comments by Congress President Rahul Gandhi against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The NCW has issued a notice to the Congress President over his remarks. NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma has said that the commission has asked for an explanation from Rahul Gandhi on why he said what he said in tweets. ... Read More »

NE women learning to make reusable sanitary pads in Udaipur

Udaipur : East or West, feminine issues and taboos related to menstruation remains the same, menstrual hygiene is yet a least discussed subject specially in the rural areas, claim the women delegates from North eastern states who are in Udaipur to participate in a workshop connected with menstrual management. The workshop is jointly being held by Ministry of Tribal Development and ... Read More »

Women shatter records in most diverse class in US Congress

Women from Michigan and Minnesota will be the first Muslim women in the House. Candidates from Kansas and New Mexico will be the first Native American women in Congress. Texas elected two Latinas to the House for the first time. Some women who won are veterans; others used to work for the CIA. Most of the women are in the House of Representatives and only 20 are Republicans. Regaining ... Read More »

2 women enter Sabarimala Temple; sanctorum shuts and re-opens

The women started their climb around midnight and reached inside the sanctum sanctorum early morning at 3:45 am. The shrine was closed at first and then re-opened, a Travancore Devaswom Board official said. Confirming that the women, in their 40s, went inside the temple under security cover, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters, “It is true that they have entered. Police had ... Read More »

WV Raman pips Gary Kirsten for Indian women’s coach job

MUMBAI: Former opener WV Raman was on Thursday preferred over celebrated South African Gary Kirsten for the post of India’s women’s cricket coach despite dissension among the administrators over the selection process. The 53-year-old Raman is currently a batting consultant at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. His first assignment is the tour of New Zealand beginning next month. READ ... Read More »

NITI Aayog to organise 3rd edition of Women Transforming India Awards

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will present the awards and launch the portal, the Aayog said in a release Friday. NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant will also be present on the occasion. The awards were instituted to recognise and celebrate stories of exemplary women from across India. “This year’s theme is ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’ and 15 ... Read More »

Colgate & Seva Mandir launch Women Empowerment Program  and inaugurate an anicut in Alsigarh village of Udaipur

Udaipur : Colgate Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with the Udaipur-based NGO, Seva Mandir, launched a Women Empowerment Program in Alsigarh village today. As a part of this initiative, Colgate & Seva Mandir will be working towards women empowerment and their economic development through floriculture and backyard poultry, while also supporting the overall water augmentation ... Read More »

Women’s World T20: Selector backed move to bench Mithali Raj

MUMBAI: The decison to bench Mithali Raj was the cause of endless chatter among fans after India’s embarrassing loss. TOI is in possession of the manager’s report following the selection meeting that took place after the first semifinal between Australia and the West Indies that the former won by 71 runs. The team management took the decision to finalise the ... Read More »

AIBA Women’s World Boxing: Mary Kom storms into QF

Kom was declared the winner after all five judges scored in her favour following an intense bout at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in the capital. Kom, who is gunning for her sixth world championship, will now take on her Chinese counterpart Yu Wu in the last eight of the competition on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, young Indian boxer ... Read More »

Women’s World T20: India beat Ireland by 52 runs to seal semis berth

PROVIDENCE (Guyana): Indian spinners produced yet another controlled performance to clinch a semi-final berth with a comfortable 52-run victory against Ireland in a group league encounter of the ICC Women’s World T20 on Thursday.After managing 145 for 6 on a slow track, Indian spinners maintained tight leash on Irish women restricting them to 93 for 8 in 20 overs. Posting ... Read More »

India eye semifinals spot in Women’s World Twenty20

GUYANA: Eyeing a semi-finals berth, overwhelming favourites India will have to guard against complacency when they play Ireland in their third Group B match of the ICC Women’s World T20 on Thursday. India are on a roll having convincingly won their first two matches, including against arch-rivals Pakistan two days ago. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur declared open the tournament with her ... Read More »

Women’s World T-20: India Vs. Pak Today

On a high after a resounding 34-run win in their first outing against New Zealand in the ICC Women`s World T20, Indian eves would aim at continuing their domination over arch-rivals Pakistan when they face off at the Providence Stadium, Guyana in West Indies.    India and Pakistan women have played each other 10 times with India winning eight times ... Read More »

ICC Women’s World T20: India beat New Zealand by 34 runs

Earlier, Captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Friday became the first Indian woman to record a century in the shortest format, her scintillating 51-ball 103 powering the team to an imposing 194 for five against New Zealand here.The 29-year Harmanpreet reached the three-figure mark in 49 balls, punishing the Nerw Zealand bowlers with eight sixes and seven fours. The skipper led by ... Read More »

Women’s World T20: Tough Kiwi test for Harmanpreet’s India

PROVIDENCE (Guyana): A young Indian squad will aim to emerge from the shadows of a winless past when it launches its bid for a maiden title with a tough opener against New Zealand in the first standalone Women’s World T20 starting here Friday.ALSO READ: ICC Women’s World T20 2018: Complete fixtures with timings India have not been very competitive in ... Read More »

Tata Power inaugurates second ‘All-women’ CRC in Mumbai

Tata Power has inaugurated its second ‘All Women’ Customer Relations Centre (CRC) in Borivali (East), Mumbai, with an aim to continue providing their talented and highly skilled women employees with new avenues for growth and development. The new centre will be entirely managed by a team of 10 women personal. All the functions at the CRC including security will be ... Read More »

India’s women cricket team to play with Sri Lanka in 1st ever bilateral series

Addressing a pre-series press conference in Colombo Saturday evening, Indian captain Mithali Raj said that her team is positive about performance on the field. She said that the series will count for ICC points and will be crucial for both the teams. The Indian captain also lauded the performance of their Srilankan counterpart saying that they have grown from year ... Read More »

International Women Entrepreneurs Summit gets underway in Nepal

Vice President of Nepal Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the summit on Monday. In his address, Pun emphasized upon empowering women in all areas including social, political and economic. He also expressed concern over increasing violence against women and highlighted the need for public efforts to eliminate it. The theme of 3-day event is “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment”. The main objective ... Read More »

Women lead protest over triple murder in Banswara, hurl bangles at police

Udaipur/Banswara : Tension prevailed in Banswara city on Sunday after community protested over the savage triple murder inside the civil hospital premises a day ago. Stone pelting incidents were reported from Holi Chowk and Prithviganj areas, cars were damaged, window panes were broken as stones were thrown at some houses in the area. Later afternoon women of a community walked out ... Read More »

India women’s compound team settles for silver at Asian Games

The Indian team comprising Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam, lost 228-231 to Korea in a contest that went down to the wire till the final set of arrows. India were leading 59-57 after the first set before Korea won the second set 58-56. The two teams were on even keel in the third set scoring 58 points ... Read More »

PV Sindhu to face Tai Tzu Ying in women’s singles final

Neena Varakil, clinched a silver in women’s long jump while veteran long-distance runner Sudha Singh and Dharun Ayyasamy also finished second in women’s 3000-meter steeplechase and men’s 400-meter hurdles race. Olympic Silver Medalist PV Sindhu has also assured at least a Silver medal in women’s singles Badminton. She will face World No 1 Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in a ... Read More »

PM Modi hails contribution of women in nation building

He also urged parents and educational institutions to provide such an upbringing to children that inculcates in them a sense of respect for women. With this gift from the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi illustarted his govt’s commitment to women’s empowerment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said women are contributing in all fields. Citing the example of the ... Read More »

PM shares vision of women’s empowerment

He said the grand alliance won’t succeed in winning the confidence of the electorate.  Here’s more. The economic turnaround under Modi govt and policies that aim to protect and empower women in India were some of the other focal points of Prime Minister Modi’s interview to the English news daily. Speaking on the efforts made by the NDA govt at ... Read More »

Govt: Various steps taken to women empowerment

He said that reform process was followed up in govt’s fiscal policies. The fiscal deficit that was 4.4% in 2013-14 has been targeted to be brought down to 3.3% in 2018-19. Inflation rate has been brought down to 3.3% in 2017. PM talked about the legislative actions that the govt has taken which have considerably improved the economic outlook. He talked ... Read More »

Women’s Hockey World Cup: India lose to Ireland via shoot off

Poor execution in shoot-off cost India dearly as skipper Rani Rampal, Monika and Navjot Kaur failed to get past Irish goalie Ayeisha McFerran. Reena was the only scorer for India in the shoot-off. Even though India goalkeeper Savita produced two saves in the shoot-off to keep her team in the hunt, it was not enough as Ireland scored through Roisin ... Read More »

Ministry of Women and Child Development organises POSHAN Abhiyaan TECH-THON

Poshan is an overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment launched by PM Modi.  CEO of niti Ayog underlined the importance of IT in the mission. Convergence and and innovative use of technology are the two hallmarks of POSHAN Abhiyaan.  ICDS- Common Application Software has been specially designed to strengthen the Service Delivery System as well as the mechanism for Real Time ... Read More »

Government dismisses women safety report by Thomson Reuters

The centre has said that the proclamation is based on an opinion poll, rather than any reports or data calling the ranking a surprise and clearly inaccurate. In a detailed release, the ministry of woman and child development has raised pertinent questions on the methodology to arrive at the conclusion. The government has also raised doubts on the veracity of ... Read More »

Ministry of Women and Child Development launches report on ‘Women in Prisons’

The report contains a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations for improving the lives of women under incarceration, addressing a wide range of issues pertaining to pregnancy and childbirth in prison, mental health, legal aid, reintegration in society and their caregiving responsibilities among others. Various changes in the National Model Prison Manual 2016 have also been suggested to bring it in ... Read More »

More women in government may reduce corruption: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, also found that women’s representation in local politics is important too – the likelihood of having to bribe is lower in regions with a greater representation of women in local-level politics in Europe. “This research underscores the importance of women empowerment, their presence in leadership roles and their representation ... Read More »

3 women including child drown in Mahi river

Udaipur : In a tragic incident, three women were drowned to  death in the backwaters of Mahi river near Geman bridge in Banswara on wednesday. Two of them were mother and daughter while the third one was their relative, sources said. According to  police, Jati (30)wo Ranaji Devasi,her daughter Mannu(11) and her aunt Laado (25) wo Malaram Devasi had taken their ... Read More »

Dominant Indian women crush Pakistan by 7 wickets to enter Asia Cup T20 final

Electing to bat after winning the toss, Pakistan were restricted to 72 for seven in the allotted 20 overs at the Kinrara Academy Oval. Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the most successful India bowler, claiming impressive figures of 3/14 in her four-over spell. The others chipped in with a scalp apiece, although pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami went wicket-less surprisingly. Bisht ... Read More »

Argentine women march for abortion rights in #NotOneMore march

In prior years, the focus was a march against against gender-based violence. This year the march was focused on legalisation of abortion, amid the growing movement in the South American country. The colour green was prevalent in the rally, which represents the abortion fight. Many of the demonstrators also carried purple strands of cloth used to symbolize the colour of ... Read More »

India bundle out Malaysia for 27 in 142-run win in Women’s Asia Cup

Electing to bat, India scored 169 for 3 in their allotted 20 overs, riding on senior player Mithali Raj’s unbeaten 97 off 69 balls, and then shot the home side out in just 13.4 overs in a completely lop-sided match at Kinrara Academy Oval. Pooja Vastrakar grabbed three wickets for just six runs with her medium pace while the spin ... Read More »

4 Years Modi Government: One-Stop centres for women in distress

Talat’s marriage landed in trouble but her mother Firoza did not give it up and reached this Center. WATCH VIDEO | 4 Years Modi Government: One-Stop centres for women in distress  The centre provides medical assistance, police assistance; counseling and legal assistance and all are free of cost. The best part about this One Stop Centre is its location. This ... Read More »

Multiple women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment, actor apologise 

According to a media report, a total of 16 people spoke to the news outlet about the 80-year-old actor’s alleged acts which range from sexually charged verbal harassment to touching. While eight said they had experienced harassment or inappropriate behaviour, another eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged behaviour. “In all, 16 people spoke to the media about Freeman as part ... Read More »

Women’s T20 Challenge: Supernovas beat Trailblazers in last ball thriller

Leading women players like Kiwi Suzie Bates, Aussies Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and England’s Danielle Wyatt were part of the game which took place before the Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. After restricting the Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers to a modest 129/6, Supernovas rode on a collective batting effort from the top order ... Read More »

Women cricketers excited ahead of historic IPL exhibition match

Leading women players like Kiwi Suzie Bates, Aussies Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and England’s Danielle Wyatt will be part of the game which will take place before the Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. “It is very exciting for all of us to be playing this exhibition match and thankful to BCCI for ... Read More »

INSV Tarini: All-women Navy crew reach Goa after circumnavigating globe

The expedition, christened ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’, was flagged off from the INS Mandovi boat pool here on September 10 last year. Led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, the crew had Lt Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and Swati P, and Lieutenants Aishwarya Boddapati, S Vijaya Devi and Payal Gupta as other members. They completed the feat in the 55-foot sailing vessel, INSV ... Read More »

Cate Blanchett leads women march, demands parity at Cannes Film Festival

The demonstration assembled major Hollywood stars, including Salma Hayek, Kristen Stewart, Jane Fonda, Marion Cotillard, Lea Seydoux, Ava DuVernay, Patty Jenkins, Sofia Boutella and other directors and industry executives. “As women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these stairs today as a symbol of our determination and commitment to progress. “We will demand that ... Read More »

Indian women’s hockey team play Japan in ACT opener 

The team led by experienced defender Sunita Lakra and vice-captain Savita eye a strong start against world no.12 Japan, who have in the past given India a hard fight, often challenging them with a structured defence. In the 2013 Asian Champions Trophy final, Japan had beaten India to emerge as winners. In the 2016 edition where India eventually won the ... Read More »

World’s first ‘women’s special’ train completes 26 years

It was on May 5, 1992 that the WR had introduced a suburban train service to ferry only women passengers between the two stations.  Initially, there were only two daily services, but the number has now gone up to eight services a day- four each in the morning and evening peak hours. “Dedicating an entire train to women commuters has ... Read More »

India now moving towards women-led development, says PM Modi

Prime Minister said that our country is moving from women’s development to women-led development and this is what his party strongly believes in. He further talked about the initiatives taken by the government for women’s empowerment. He said that about 9 crore women have benefitted from Mudra scheme so far. To stay in touch with the BJP workers and people, Prime Minister ... Read More »

Chronic Kidney disease among women – prevention and cure

Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year CKD affects around 3% of women in their childbearing years. SIGNS OF KIDNEY DISEASE IN PREGNANCY High Levels of Creatinine in Urine Increased level of protein in urine Effect on kidneys  High ... Read More »

Indian women boxers dominate Asian Youth Championships

World champion Nitu Ghanghas in 48kg category led the charge, out-punching local favourite Nillada Meekoon to claim the first gold for India. Manisha in 64kg category and Lalita in 69kg category also finished on top in the tournament. Settling for silver medals were three women finalists, Anamika in 51kg catgory, Sakshi in 81kg catgory and Neha Yadav +81kg catgory and ... Read More »