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Gunmen kill two foreign women in western Afghanistan: Officials

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:24

Two foreign women were shot dead by unknown gunmen while travelling in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said.

Girls` puberty age depends on which parent`s `imprinted gene` they carry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:56

A new study has found that the puberty age of girls largely depends on which of the two parents` `imprinted` genes they have.

25 percent of `dieting women` lecture friends on food habits

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:53

A recent survey has revealed that almost half of dieting women transform into `Food Bores` by endorsing diet tips to their peers.

Saudi Arabia allows women to participate in municipal polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:29

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

South Korea, Japan resume `comfort women` talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:02

South Korea and Japan resumed suspended high-level talks in Seoul on Wednesday about the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves, despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

Gang-rape victim attempts self-immolation outside DC office

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 05:39

A 40-year-old alleged victim of gang rape today tried to immolate herself in front of the District Collector`s office here alleging inaction by the police force.

Govt may consider reducing age of juvenile

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:10

Government on Tuesday said it may consider the suggestion of reducing the age of juvenile and also request Ministry of Women and Child Welfare to look into it.

Women in distress: Govt mulls setting up computer-aided dispatch platforms

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:00

To improve efficiency in responding to women distress calls and provide speedy help, the government is planning to set up computer-aided dispatch platforms in 114 cities across the country, including 41 highly crime-prone.

Heart attacks kill younger women faster than men: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:11

Aakriti Gupta, an Indian-origin researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, has found that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack.

Women`s participation in workforce is half of men: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 01:10

The participation of women in the workforce is less than half of men, government told the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Akhilesh Yadav tells officials to effectively pursue women crime cases

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:01

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed officials to ensure effective pursuance of pending court cases, concerning rape and other crimes against women to bring the culprits to book at the earliest.

Stalker slashes girl`s throat, arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 19:19

A stalker slashed the throat of a 17-year-old girl in Agarpara of North 24 Parganas district, police said on Sunday.