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Singapore athlete guilty of recruiting women for prostitution 

Singapore: Singapore’s national para-athlete Adam Kamis, who represented the country at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, today pleaded guilty of recruiting women for prostitution through social networking web sites for his social escort agency and sexually exploiting a minor girl. Adam, 37, took to Facebook to recruit women, using the moniker ‘Angel Tan’ to pass

Major differences between women, men who commit violence

London: Women who commit deadly violence aredifferent in many ways from male perpetrators, both in terms of the most common victims, the way in which the murder is committed, the place where it is carried out and the criminal’s background, a new study has found. In almost all parts of the world, the majority of


‘Women working long hours at risk of cancer, heart disease’

Washington: Women who work for long hours may have an increased risk of developing life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned. Work weeks that averaged 60 hours or more over three decades appear to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis for women, researchers said. The risk

Jhansi women send strong message on how to protect trees

Jhansi: If you take to the roads of Bundelkhand, you will be captivated by the lush growth of trees — and the messages on them: “Don’t cut me”, “We are your life”, “Save me”. The idea to help save the trees in this region originated from seven young women of Jhansi who launched an initiative.

US win FINA women water polo world league super final

Shanghai: Defending champions United States showed why they were the best of the best when they defeated Spain 13-9 to lift the trophy at the 2016 FINA women’s water polo world league super final here, while Australia trounced hosts China 11-3 for the bronze medal. Courtney Mathewson of the US was named the most valuable


Born small, stress in pregnancy ups health risk in women

Sydney: Women who were born with a lower birth weight and also experienced a stressful pregnancy are likely to be at an increased risk of developing long-term health problems, finds a new study. The research explored what low maternal birth weight and exposure to stress could mean to the health of a mother post pregnancy.

More Mumbai men than women order food online

Mumbai: Did you think women often opt to order food online to evade entering the kitchen? Well, that does not seem stand true for Mumbaikars at least, a new survey indicates. Holachef, a Mumbai-based online curated food delivery service, conducted a survey to understand food ordering online trends and demands of the city. And results

Saturated fat tied to breast cancer in post-menopausal women

New York: While unhealthy weight gain after menopause may put you at increased risk of breast cancer, a lot may depend on the the type of fat that makes up fatty breast tissue, says a study. The researchers found that higher proportion of saturated fatty acids in breast of post menopausal women may particularly increase

Women, young adults at high risk of anxiety: Study

London: Women as well as young adults are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, a new study says. Anxiety disorder — the most common mental health problems — is often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings. “Anxiety disorders can make life extremely difficult


‘More women taking up odd jobs; opt to be cab drivers, guards’

Mumbai: More and more women in metro cities are applying for unconventional jobs like cab driver, security guard and delivery executives, thanks to attractive pay and demand and supply gap, says a report. “We see a rise in preference, by both end customers as well as job seekers, for women in unconventional jobs or those

2 Indian-origin women in Forbes’ self-made American women list

New York: Two Indian-origin women have featured on the Forbes’ annual list of America’s 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs who have “crashed ceilings through invention and innovation”. India-born Neerja Sethi, who co-founded IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai, is ranked 16th on ‘America’s Richest Self-made Women’ list

Women more addicted to smartphones than men: Study

Seoul: Women are using smartphones for four hours a day or longer and are more prone to succumb to smartphone addiction than men, the first-ever academic study on this topic has revealed. The study, conducted in South Korea, noted that 52 percent of the women in the survey used their smartphones for four hours a

First drug rehab for women to open on May 22

Amritsar: The first drug rehabilitation centre for women in Punjab will be inaugurated here on May 22. With a capacity of 25 patients at a time, it is being established as separate wing of the already running family rehab home ‘Hermitage’. This wing would be supervised by Dr J P S Bhatia who has chalked

Sexual offences should be dealt with strictly: HC

New Delhi: Sexual offences against women are increasing and such crimes have to be dealt with strictly and no leniency should be shown to the offenders, Delhi High Court said, as it increased the imprisonment awarded to a convict from three to seven years. “Rape is a heinous crime not only against the individual but


Women shouldn’t be apologetic for wanting equal pay: Minaj

London: Nicki Minaj says women should never be “apologetic” about wanting a fair wage for their work. The “Anaconda” hitmaker says she is always willing to better herself with her “showmanship” as long as she is “compensated” for it, reported Female First. “One thing I learned along the way in business is the necessity for

Night shifts affect women more than men: Study

London: Sleep is an important part of our biological cycle and disruption to a good night’s sleep, especially after working in night shifts, may affect women’s brains more than men’s, say researchers. The findings revealed that the circadian effects — the 24-hour biological cycle — on brain performance was significantly stronger in women than in

‘Women trek 5 km to fetch water

Kharangal: Residents of a remote village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir say their womenfolk have to trek five hours daily to fetch drinking water but an official maintained there is no scarcity there. The residents of Kota Top village, situated in a remote area of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir, said, “The

Priest arrested for misbehaving with women

Phagwara: A priest has been arrested on the charge of misbehaving with female members of a ‘bhajan mandali’ (group of religious singers), hurting their religious sentiments and criminal intimidation, police said on Saturday. Following a complaint by a 65-year-old member of the religious singers’ group, Dinesh Sharma of Hadiabad sub-town, was arrested yesterday, Assistant Sub-Inspector

News for Ladies: Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer

Study : Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer

Study : Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer. New York: Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer, compared to women with the lowest levels of greenery near their houses, a study has found.According to researchers, women with the highest levels of vegetation around their houses had a 12 percent lower

Trimbakeshwar allows entry of women with rider, activists resent

Nashik: Amid the campaign for gender equality, the Trimbakeshwar Devasthan Trust in Maharashtra has decided to allow women into the famous Lord Shiva temple’s sanctum for an hour everyday, but with a rider that they must wear wet cotton or silk clothes while offering prayers in the core area.However, the women activists have refused to