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MALE-SEXUAL-ABUSE CAMPAIGN Photo campaign to shed light on male child sex abuse New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) A filmmaker whose husband was abused sexually as a child is seeking to bring into focus the plight of such men through a photo campaign which encourages the survivors to speak out about their ordeal.Mumbai-based Insia Dariwala, a

New Facebook tools to protect women's profile

New Facebook tools to protect Indian women’s profile photos

New Facebook tools to protect Indian women’s profile photos  New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In its bid to empower women in India, Facebook has announced it is piloting new tools that will give them more control over who can download and share their profile pictures that include their faces.“In our research with people and safety

Indian women’s chess team confident of Olympiad medal

Chennai: The fifth-seeded Indian women’s chess team, spearheaded by World No.5 Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli, is confident of putting up a good show at the upcoming World Chess Olympiad at the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, its members say. With an average ELO rating of 2410 points, the Indian women’s team is seeded after China (2528),

US clobber Spain to win sixth straight women’s basketball gold

Rio de Janeiro:  The powerhouse United States women’s basketball team was nearly as dominant in the final as it was in every other contest at the Rio Games, winning its sixth straight Olympic gold with a 101-72 victory on Saturday. Spain, which secured its first every medal in this competition with a convincing 68-54 win

Aditi Ashok flops in round three, medal hopes all but over

Rio de Janeiro: After two promising rounds,Indian teenage woman golfer Aditi Ashok performed poorly in the third and penultimate round by carding eight over 79 to lie tied 31st with a three round aggregate of two-over 215 in the Rio Olympics here. The Bengaluru golfer, who was tied eighth and looking good for a medal

US clinches women’s 4x100m gold in Rio

Rio de Janeiro:  The United States clinched its 11th Olympic women’s 4×100 metres relay title, setting the second-fastest time in history at the Rio Games. The US team of Allyson Felix, Tianna Bartoletta, Tori Bowie and English Gardner on Friday clocked 41.04 seconds, beating a fast-finishing Jamaica by 0.35 seconds. Britain was third in 41.77,

Cheruiyot wins Olympic women’s 5,000m gold for Kenya

Rio de Janeiro:  Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot set a new Olympic record, clinching gold in the women’s 5,000 metres race at the Rio Olympics. The 32-year-old on Friday clocked 14 minutes 26.17 seconds to beat the previous mark held by Gabriela Szabo of Romania by more than 14 seconds, Xinhua news agency reported. Kenya’s Hellen Onsando

Britain stun Dutch to bag maiden women’s hockey gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Britain’s women’s hockey team won the Olympic gold medal for the first time thanks to a stunning 2-0 (3-3) shoot-out triumph over defending champions and the Netherlands, while Germany defeated New Zealand 2-1 to take bronze here. Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was the heroine for Britain on Friday, making numerous key saves in

Muhammad wins 400m women’s hurdles gold for US

Rio de Janeiro: Dalilah Muhammad, the 2013 World Championships silver medalist, won the 100th medal for the US Olympic team at the Rio Olympics after finishing first in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final in 53.13 seconds. Denmark’s Sara Petterson took silver with a new national record of 53.55 seconds ahead of American Ashley Spencer (53.72)

Miller dives over line to win women’s 400m Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro:Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas shocked gold medal favorite Allyson Felix to win a thrilling women’s 400m final at the Rio Olympics. Miller recorded a personal best of 49.44 seconds to finish just seven hundredths of a second ahead of the USA’s Felix at the Olympic Stadium on Monday, reports Xinhua. Shericka Jackson

Breaking- Indian Women’s Hockey Team fails to enter quarterfinal

Again a disappointment for Indian Women’s Hockey team as they finish last on points table and fails to enter quarter final. Indian team gets a tough defeat from Argentina by 5-0. Our Indian goalkeeper Savita did gave her best but Argentina played at a different

US swimmer Ledecky sets world record in women’s 800m freestyle

Rio de Janeiro: Swimmer Katie Ledecky of the United States has set a world record in women’s 800m freestyle event at the Rio Olympics. Ledecky completed the distance in 8 minutes 04.79 seconds here on Friday, reports Sputnik. The previous world record (8 minutes 06.68 seconds) was also set by Ledecky in January this year.

Nadal strikes doubles gold as Puig, Kerber reach women’s final

Rio De Janeiro: Rafael Nadal won his second Olympic Games gold medal and took a step closer to a third by reaching the Rio singles semi-final. Spanish great Nadal and longtime friend Marc Lopez defeated Romania’s Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau 6-2, 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles title match. Nadal, the 2008 singles champion

At least I was able to make it to Rio: Serena Williams

Rio de Janeiro:  World number one women tennis player Serena Williams was disappointed by her defeat against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-3) and regretted the missed opportunity at the 2016 Olympics. “It was a great opportunity. It didn’t work out the way I wanted it to be, but at least I was able to make

Indian women’s hockey team win 2nd tie of US tour

Manheim (Pennsylvania): The Indian women’s hockey team beat the US girls 2-1 in their second game of the ongoing pre-Olympic tour in here on Thursday. Jill Witmer gave the hosts the lead in the 19th minute before Preeti Dubey (45th) and Lilima Minz (55th) struck for the Indians in the second half. The two teams

Finally, Salman sends reply to Maharashtra women’s panel

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has sent his reply to the Maharashtra State Commission for Women’s summons asking him to explain his recent “rape remark”, a top official said here on Thursday. “He has filed his reply to us today. We are in the process of studying it before deciding the next course of action.


Make-up earns men’s admiration, women’s jealousy

London: Men think women who wear make-up on are more “prestigious”, while women think women with make-up on are more “dominant”, reveals new research. The findings suggest that make-up changes perceptions of status depending on who is making the judgement — males or females. The research is the first to report on how males and

FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Super Final to be held in Shanghai

Shanghai: FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Super Final is to be held from June 7 to 12 in Shanghai with eight strong teams contesting in the six-day meet. After the conclusion of the six rounds of preliminary games in Europe, Italy, Russia and Spain have qualified for the decisive phase of this year’s World