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Swedish women stun Brazil to enter Olympic football final

Rio de Janeiro: The Swedish women’s football team beat hosts Brazil 4-3 on penalties to reach the Olympic gold medal match for the first time. Most of the 66,000 people who flocked to Rio’s legendary Maracana Stadium for Tuesday’s clash were expecting to see the Brazilian women take another step toward the Olympic triumph that

US women beat Japan to enter basketball semis

Rio de Janeiro: The ambitious Japanese women’s basketball team failed to make history at the Olympics as they lost 110-64 to the powerhouse United States in a quarter-final match here. The Asian champions, aiming for a medal finish, battled in every corner of the court in the first half on Tuesday before they were beaten

Women boxers break down barriers one punch at a time

Rio de Janeiro: Women boxers at the Rio Olympics say that they are still subjected to sexism, sneers and sniggers, but change is happening — gradually. The London 2012 Olympics were a landmark moment for women’s boxing as the sport made its Games debut, with three champions etching their names into the history books. Claressa

Four city girls get selected for Women Baseball Cup

Ludhiana: Four city girls who got selected for senior women baseball world cup matches made city proud again. Matches are going to held at Gijang city of South Korea from September 3 onwards All of them are national level players and performing fairly well at national camp which is under taken by National Institution of Sports

Woman riding scooter without helmet dies in road accident

Ludhiana: Driving two-wheeler without helmet proved dearer for a woman as she lost her life after being hit by a truck near Arora Palace on Gill Road on Wednesday morning. After being hit by some vehicle the victim fell on the road and truck mowed over her. The part of head of victim was separated

Indian women’s archery team go down in Olympic quarters (2nd Lead)

Rio de Janeiro,  The Indian women’s archery team crashed out of the Rio Olympics after losing to Russia in the quarter-finals at the Olympic archery stadium here on Sunday. The Indians, who had clinched a silver in the 2015 World Championships, turned in an inconsistent show to lose 23-25 in the shoot-off after both teams

Four women raped, modesty of 9 outraged every day in Delhi in 2012-15

New Delhi: At least four women were raped and modesty of nine outraged every day on an average between 2012 and 2015 in the national capital, according to data compiled by the Delhi Police regarding crimes against women.In these four years, the number of rape cases increased threefold. While altogether 706 cases of rape were

First national seminar stresses on women empowerment

Though women have covered a lot of ground by way of attaining equality and outgrowing their counterparts in many walks of life, yet much is left to be done with respect to women empowerment as envisioned by Bharat Ratna Babasaheb B R Ambedkar. This was the consensus that emerged during the first of the series

Modi promises free check-up for pregnant women

New Delhi: Expressing concern over pregnancy related deaths and other complications, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said government hospitals and other facilities will provide free medical care to needy pregnant women in the country. During his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address to the nation, Modi called upon doctors across the country to join in the

Khalsa College for Women introduces Peer teaching

 Ludhiana: Idea of Peer Teaching was adopted in Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, as when teachers were occupied enough in the orientation programme going on in the college for faculty, thereby the principal of the college had an idea of introducing concept of Peer Teaching. In this Peer Teaching Programme, the senior students were

2 Muslim women beaten in MP over beef rumour

Mandsaur (MP): As policemen watched, two women were slapped, kicked and abused by a mob led by cow vigilantes at a railway station in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. In a mobile phone video taken by one of the many spectators who did nothing to stop the attack at Mandsaur, around 350 km from state capital

Women empowerment takes centre stage at all-girl petrol station in city

Chandigarh: It is a man’s world, they say and sometimes in the face of violent opposition, overall situation of women’s empowerment leaves a great deal to be desired. Keep this in mind, let us relate an interesting example, first-of-its-kind in Chandigarh, set by a petrol pump owner in Chandigarh where the job of filling petrol

My life influenced by women in family and film industry: SRK

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says hislife has been shaped up by the women in his life, including his grandmother, wife, daughter and those with whom he has worked in the film industry. “My life has been completely shaped by women, starting from my grandmother to my daughter now and in between my wife, aunts,

Women with ADHD more likely to have suicidal thoughts

Toronto: Women with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have more than four times the odds of suicidal thoughts and generalised anxiety disorders, says a study. “Many people think of ADHD as primarily a boys’ disorder which has little relevance for girls and women. Our findings suggest, to the contrary, that a large portion of women with ADHD


Kerala Police probe IS links of 17 missing men, women

Thiruvananthapuram: Seventeen men and women are missing from Kerala’s Kasargode district, and a police officer said on Sunday they were probing reports that they may have joined the Islamic State. Various central agencies are also engaged in determining the veracity of the reports. The missing include at least 10 men and six women, mostly from


UP, Bihar, Rajasthan: Worst states for women, J&K catching up

Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar are the worst states for women, an IndiaSpend analysis of social indicators and demographic data of Indian states reveals. Women in these states are among those who are most likely to be aborted as children, have the lowest literacy rates, marry earliest, die most frequently while pregnant, bear the most

Facebook tells women staffers not to wear ‘distracting’ clothes: Ex-employee

London: Women employees at the social networking giant Facebook are often told not to wear “revealing” dresses that may “distract” co-workers, a former Facebook employee has claimed in his book. According to a report in The Telegraph, Antonio Garcia Martinez who worked at Facebook before being fired, made these allegations in his book titled “Chaos

Selfie with alleged rape survivor in Rajasthan sparks controversy

Jaipur: A selfie clicked by the member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women with a alleged rape survivor triggered the controversy prompting the chairperson of the commission to seek a written explanation. Interestingly, the Chairperson Suman Sharma is also in the selfie along with the member Somya Gurjar. The selfie was clicked by Gurjar on

Mohaniya’s arrest exposed anti-women character of AAP leaders: BJP  

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday alleged that the arrest of AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya for allegedly attacking locals has exposed the “anti-women character” of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders. “Arrest of Dinesh Mohaniya on allegations of slapping and harrassing women has brought out in the open the anti-women character of the AAP leaders,” Bharatiya

Novel blood test to predict Type 2 diabetes risk in women after delivery

New York: An international team of researchers has discovered a simple, accurate new blood test that can predict the chances of Type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs in three to 13 per cent of all pregnant women and increases a woman’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 20 to