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All Bollywood films don’t depict women in good light: Richa Chadha

Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha feels that all films in Bollywood don’t always portray women in a good light. “All Bollywood films don’t depict women in good light but to counter that, enough good films are also being made in Bollywood. There are many sensible people in the film industry who will not allow violence against

‘Indian culture is hypocrite when it comes to women’

India is one of those few countries in the world where violence against women starts in the womb, before the girl is even born.” Actress Richa Chadha feels for acountry, which worships several goddesses, it is hypocritical that the nation has double standards when it comes to how the it treats women. Richa says the

Woman murders 4-month-old daughter  

Jaipur: A woman allegedly murdered her four-month-old daughter here by slitting her throat as she wanted a male child, police said today. Mahi’s body was found in a box at her house on August 26 following which a complaint was filed by the minor’s family, they said. Following investigation, Mahi’s mother was arrested yesterday. “A

Women victims of sexual assault

Chandigarh: Women between 18 and 30 years of age are most prone to criminals assaulting them sexually as they are the vulnerable targets in the crime-prone city if the trend is any indication. According to an official data of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 72 rape cases were reported in Chandigarh in

Chandigarh ranks ‘second’ in UTs in crime against women: NCRB

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police may have all claims of providing a safe city, especially for women, but the records of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reveal that Chandigarh ranks ‘second’ comparing to other seven union territories (UTs) in India concerning the crime against the women. Going by the data released by the National Crime Records

Woman dies as roof collapse in Jalandhar

Jalandhar: Due to heavy rain a woman died while her two children were trapped under the debris after the roof of the house caved in

Women drive to the Himalayas on scooters

New Delhi: Breaking stereotypes, a group of women has scaled the mighty heights of Himalayas riding to the world’s highest motorable road – ‘Khardung La’ on scooters! The second season of ‘TVS Himalayan Highs’ saw 21 year old Anam Hashim leading 10 other women riding on their TVS Scooty Zests, which are fitted with 110

France restaurant refuses to serve Muslim women

Paris: A restaurateur in a Paris suburb who apparently refused to serve two Muslim women sparked anger in France and called for protest, a media report said. A video, widely shared on social media, showed the restaurateur telling the hijab-wearing women: “Terrorists are Muslims and all Muslims are terrorists,” BBC reported on Sunday The incident

Women booked for partisan to Suicide

Bathinda: The police have retained wife of a man along with her two brothers for allegedly abeting suicide of a man in Paras Ram Nagar. On a complaint by mother of victim Tavinder Kumar, police have booked deceased’s wife Manju Rani and her two brothers Vinod Kumar and Vijay Kumar resident of Muktsar. The complainant

Indian businessman robbed by women in Thailand

Bangkok: A 49-year-old Indian businessman was today robbed of cash by two motorcycle-borne women in Thailand’s beach resort town of Pattaya. Two knife-wielding women on a motorcycle robbed me of 7,000 baht, 2,000 rupees and USD 200 and some documents before speeding away when me and my friend were walking in Soi 9 off Pattaya

Woman raped, attacked with acid in Kanpur

Kanpur: A 40-year-old woman from Allahabadwas allegedly raped by three men who also poured acid on her face before dumping her on the tracks close to Kanpur Railway Station, police said today. The victim was found with severe damage to one of her eyes, burns on her face and neck yesterday afternoon, police said, adding that

Bombay HC permits women to enter Haji Ali dargah

Mumbai: In a historic verdict, the Bombay High Court on Friday permitted the entry of women up to the restricted grave area of the famous Haji Ali Dargah on the rocks off Worli seashore. The ruling by a division bench comprising Justice V.M. Kanade and Mohite Revati-Dhere came in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed

BCCI hikes daily allowance of women, U-19 teams

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) working committee, headed by its President, Anurag Thakur, on Monday decided to bring the daily allowance of the women’s and under-19 team’s at par with the national men’s team. The women’s and U-19 teams will now receive $125 per day on international tours and

Woman killed, Two injured in Robbery incident

Ludhiana: Women was murdered at her own house in Hargobind nagar near Gurudwara Neela Jhanda by unidentified person on Monday night. The husband and son of the victim were also injured. The senior police officials reached the spot and initiated investigation,in which police is suspecting loot behind the incident but also probing the case from

33 pc quota for women in SI posts in Puducherry

Puducherry: The Congress government todaydecided to earmark 33 per cent quota for women in the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the Union territory. “In keeping with the government stand on promoting welfare of women, a 33 per cent quota will be available for women in posts of Sub Inspectors of Police, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said

Indian Women 4X400m relay team bows out, men disqualified

Rio de Janeiro:  Indian athletics contingent rounded off their dismal show in the Rio Olympics with a below-par effort from the 4x400m relay quartets, which saw them crash out of their respective heats here today. The women’s team finished seventh in their Heats even as the men’s team faced embarrassment of being disqualified. Women’s team

US women into relay final after solo run

Rio de Janeiro:  The United States’ 4x100m women’s relay team won their solo race against the clock to book their place in the Olympic final Thursday. The American quartet of Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun clocked 41.77 to eliminate China from Friday’s final. “Before we came out our coach said it

Smoking cannabis gives men more pain relief than women

New York: Men experience greater pain relief than women after smoking cannabis, new research has found. “These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the use of medical cannabis for pain relief,” said one of the researcher Ziva Cooper, Associate Professor at Columbia University Medical Centre in the US.

3 Indian-American women in race to make history in Nov polls

Washington: As Democratic presidentialcandidate Hillary Clinton targets to break the “highest glass ceiling” in the US, three Indian-Americans figure in a list of 19 women who could make history if elected to the US Congress in November. In a Congress that has only 19 per cent women, over a dozen women from both sides of the

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On Raksha bandhan, RSRTC offers free ride to women in it buses

Jaipur:On the occasion of Raksha bandhan,Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) today offered free ride to women in its buses of all categories.No fair is being charged from female passengers from midnight. It is for 24 hours, an RSRTC spokesperson said. The RSRTC has 4,500 buses in which 9,50,000 passengers travel in normal days of