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Freida Pinto bats for girl empowerment in Ethiopia

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 17:30

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actress Freida Pinto, the global ambassador of the Because I am A Girl Campaign (BIAAG), visited Ethiopia for the first time as part of her role to support Plan International`s projects. She says educating and empowering girls is the way forward worldwide.

Freida Pinto joins global leaders for call to action to empower girls

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 13:15

Freida Pinto has joined the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for `Call to Action - Girl Rising` campaign.

Women reservation in Bihar cooperatives to empower them: Nitish

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 21:08

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the state government`s decision to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in the cooperative bodies will go a long way towards empowering the fair gender in Bihar.

Vidya Balan was Vivek Agnihotri`s first choice for women empowerment film

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 12:59

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who is all set to make a film on women`s empowerment for T Series, was keen to sign Vidya Balan for the lead role.

Nationwide narcotics survey misses February deadline

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10:42

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry had in November last year assigned the task to a government organisation.

Red Rickshaw Revolution – Power to the women!

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 16:18

Red Rickshaw Revolution aims to highlight just how empowered women in India are and can be.

Women empowerment need of the hour: Syeda Hameed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 19:28

The event highlighted the `Yuva` initiative wherein numerous programmes have been conducted to empower women in the Delhi-6 (old Delhi) area.

French artistes tour Rajasthan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 19:45

A group of 35 artistes from France are on a two-month visit to India, performing street shows with an aim to generate awareness about freedom of women and women empowerment issues.

Empowerment begins through parents: Priya Dutt

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 16:40

When I was a child there was nothing I thought I could not do thanks to my parents, says Congress MP Priya Dutt. The 46-year-old MP believes empowerment begins in childhood through one`s parents.

Empowering women can tackle gender disparity: Prez

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 15:46

President Pranab Mukherkjee on Monday said here that gender disparity can be tackled only through economic empowerment of women and improving their role in governance.

As a child I suffered sexual and emotional abuse: Anoushka Shankar

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 13:10

Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar, has thrown her weight behind an online campaign demanding an end to crime against women, in the wake of the Delhi gang rape.

Empowering people should be the objective of govt: Sibal

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 20:36

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said a government policy should not look at enhancing treasury and empowering common man should be its only objective.