Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Women avoid politics fearing violence: Study

New Delhi : More than 60 percent of women in India, Pakistan and Nepal do not participate in politics due to fear of violence,...

Jammu and Kashmir’s women’s commission gets new chairperson

By IANS, Jammu : The Jammu and Kashmir government has nominated National Conference (NC) legislator Shamima Firdous as chairperson of the state women's commission, a post that was lying vacant for over seven years. The announcement was made by the government Wednesday. Despite persistent demands by various womens' groups, the post was not filled by successive governments since 2003, when the first chairperson of the commission Girja Dhar resigned. Firdous will have the status of a minister of state, an official release announcing her appointment said.

‘Saying Islam gave rights to women 1400 years ago, won’t solve our problems’

A National Study on Muslim Women’s Views on Reforms in Muslim Personal Law released. By M Reyaz, TwoCircles.net, New Delhi: “Constitutional rights...

Reservation for weaker section to continue: Uma Bharti

New Delhi : Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said that the apprehensions that reservations for the weaker sections of society would be slowly...

Positive body image can help young women shed weight

By IANS, Washington : a bit of dialogue and support can be more effective than exercise in helping women not only keep off the weight, but also stay smoke-free, a new study has found. "A lot of college women report smoking to keep their weight down. We think that by providing them with the tools to make them feel better about themselves, it alleviates some of those stressors," said Melissa Napolitano, clinical psychologist at Temple University, which carried out the study.

Save Sharmila campaign condemns rape of 3 women by Army personnel in Assam

By TCN News, New Delhi: In another shocking incident, it has been reported that on 6th April, 6 Indian Army jawans raped 3 women in Khorsim Athor village in Anjukpani in Assam. It has been reported that the jawans on patrol reached the village and allegedly took a 13-year-old to the neighboring jungle. The girl's mother and another relative later reached the site to rescue her. According to reports, the jawans then raped the other two women as well.

Poverty-stricken woman sells off goats to construct toilet

Patna : In a rare move, a poverty-stricken woman chose to sell her four goats for financing the construction of a toilet at her...

HIV woman returns to hospital after rape-accused arrested

By IANS, Chandigarh : Almost two years after an HIV-positive woman was allegedly sexually abused by staff members of a leading hospital and the state AIDS control society, the victim has resumed treatment at the facility following the arrest of the two accused. According to the police, accused James, a senior technician of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh and Nek Ram, a counsellor with Chandigarh AIDS Control Society were arrested Friday. A case of rape has been registered against the accused.

Saudi Arabia allows women to participate in municipal polls

Riyadh : A new law that allows women in Saudi Arabia to vote and contest in municipal elections has come into force, a media...

Confident women lack social skills

By IANS, Washington : Women who project themselves as confident and ambitious in job interviews are perceived as highly competent but lacking in social skills. Women who present themselves as modest and cooperative, while well liked, are perceived as low on competence. However, confident and ambitious male candidates are viewed as both competent and likable and therefore are more likely to be hired as a manager than either confident or modest women.

Bengal man nabbed with dismembered bodies of woman, child in bags

Kolkata: A man in West Bengal's Hooghly district was arrested on Saturday while he was trying to dispose off the bodies of a woman...

CBI questions Mayawati over NRHM scam

New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday questioned former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati here in connection with the...

Women MPs number yet to touch 50 in Lok Sabha

By IANS, New Delhi : So much for woman power. The number of women MPs in India's 545-member Lok Sabha has never touched 50, the Election Commission said Friday. "The nearest when women members could reach this mark was in the 13th Lok Sabha in the 1999 elections when 49 women candidates were elected. It was barely 9.02 percent of the total Lok Sabha Seats," a communique said. The number of women elected to the Lok Sabha came down to 45 in 2004. It was the second highest in the house since its inception. "It was only 8.29 percent of the total seats," the communique said.

Tripura gets maximum women legislators

By Sujit Chakraborty, IANS, Agartala : With five of the 15 women contestants winning, the Tripura assembly now has the highest number of women legislators since the state was carved out in 1972.

Smriti Irani takes over as BJP women’s cell chief

By IANS, New Delhi : Television actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani Thursday officially assumed charge as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women's cell chief at an event presided over by party president Nitin Gadkari. "We will aim for the passage of the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha under the guidance of our senior leader Sushma-ji," Irani said. The bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha.

Seven women pickpockets nabbed from Delhi Metro

New Delhi: Seven women pickpockets were arrested from a Delhi Metro station here Friday, police said Friday. Sharda, Parwati, Roshni, Rita, Renu, Nisha and Poonam...

A letter to a friend who is getting married

By PA Abdullah My Dear Friend Assalamo alaikum wa rahmatullah!