WTA fines Russian tennis chief over Williams comments
WTA fines Russian tennis chief over Williams comments

The WTA said Friday it has fined Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 over a comment questioning the gender of Serena and Venus Williams.

Australian couple abandons surrogate baby in India

An Australian couple abandoned one of their biological child born to a surrogate mother in India because of the baby's gender, despite Australian consular officials pleading with them to take home the twins.

Gut microbes respond differently to diet based on gender

A new study has revealed that gut microbes of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical.

Emma Watson to serve as ` UN goodwill ambassador for women`

Emma Watson will now play United Nation`s Goodwill Ambassador for Women.

Woman on top

From not getting an interview call to becoming the managing director of Alfa Laval-Tetra Pak India, Lila Poonawala has stepped up the corportate ladder. She talks to Prachi Rege about breaking the glass ceiling and the importance of hard work irrespective of gender

New computer model can perceive gender

Scientists have, for the first time, developed a mathematical model based on 3D facial scans that enables computers to objectively perceive gender.

Humans can `whiff` out the person`s gender

Human beings can apparently `smell` out the gender of a person.

Amnesty welcomes Supreme Court`s transgender verdict

A millions lives would improve thanks to Supreme Court of India`s recognition of transgender people`s human rights, a right body has said.

Transgenders hail SC verdict, seek respect from society

Transgenders are elated at the Supreme Court judgement recognising them as a "third gender", but are afraid that the social acceptance will take longer because of the stigma and discrimination associated with them.

Supreme Court verdict on transgenders historic: Experts

Human right activists in Kerala termed as "historic and revolutionary" a Supreme Court verdict treating transgenders as the third category and entitling them to reservations as backward classes.

SC recognises transgenders as third gender, eunuchs hail verdict

In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted recognition to transgenders as third category of sex.

Brain`s `sweet spot` for love identified

Scientists have identified a region deep inside the brain controls how quickly people make decisions about love.

Earwax odour could reveal your gender, sexual orientation and health status

By using analytical organic chemistry researchers, who have tried to identify the presence of odor-producing chemical compounds in human earwax, have found that the amounts of these compounds differ between individuals of East Asian origin and Caucasians.

Gender of speaker may affect how we understand words

Sex of a speaker may determine how quickly and accurately we understand words, a new study suggests.

Germany to allow registration of babies with third gender

Germany has become the first European country to recognise the third gender known as the intersex.

Facebook language can help predict age, gender, personality and traits of users: Study

In a latest study, conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, it has been revealed that the language used in posts and statuses on social media site Facebook can help provide insight into user`s age, gender, personality and other traits.

Enzyme that may decide gender of child identified

Scientists have identified a key enzyme may decide the gender of child - and it works by `unravelling` DNA to trigger male development of the embryo.

Alcohol affects men and women differently

Alcohol has different effects on men and women as gender influences which emotions drive heavy drinkers to drink, and how they feel the next day, a new study has found.

HRD ministry advises states to promote gender sensitisation

THe HRD ministry has advised state governments to promote gender sensitisation by re-examining text books and curriculum and introducing gender module for teachers during the annual in-service training.

Saudi`s top cleric warns against mixing of genders

Saudi Arabia`s top cleric on Friday warned against the mixing of the genders as the kingdom prepares for to grant women seats on the country`s top advisory body.