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First Muslim woman to enter civil services awarded Padma Shri

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:33

She broke the glass ceiling many a times, from being the first woman to enter any Class-I civil service to becoming the first IRS officer to be appointed a UPSC member and to being the only woman to have worked in the Central Narcotics Department.

UK Indian-origin doctor cleared of female genital mutilation

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 22:04

A medical tribunal in Britain has cleared an Indian-origin doctor accused of intentionally performing surgery on a woman amounting to female genital mutilation (FGM), a criminal offence in the UK.

UK judge refuses to allow Muslim woman to plead while wearing burqa

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 11:13

21-year-old Muslim woman from Hackney was not let to enter a plea at a crown court in London because her burqa did not reveal her face.

BJP-led alliance installs Muslim woman as Deputy Mayor in Nagpur

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 20:41

A Muslim woman corporator, nominee of the ruling BJP-led Nagpur Vikas Aghadi, was on Monday elected as Deputy Mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation.

Muslim woman anchor suspended over charity haircut

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:43

The Malaysian channel, which wants her to grow back her mane to an "acceptable" length before being allowed to resume her work.

UK: Muslim beat girl for not reading enough Quran, jailed

Last Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 11:19

Asia Parveen repeatedly beat a 10-year-old girl with a steel ladle for not reading enough verses of the Quran.

Muslim woman thrashes girl for not reading Quran

Last Updated: Saturday, May 05, 2012, 19:39

A Muslim woman in London is facing jail on charges of beating a 10-yr-old girl because she did not read enough verses of the Quran.

No need for Muslim woman to produce court decree: HC

Last Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 23:26

The Madras High court Bench here ruled that there was no need for a Muslim woman to produce a court decree as a proof of divorce from her husband.

Retd fireman detained at UK airport for "racist remarks"

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 20:12

A retired fireman was detained at a busy UK airport for asking why a veiled woman was not checked by the security.

US Muslim woman sues Abercrombie over hijab

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 08:06

A US Muslim woman accused Abercrombie & Fitch of firing her for refusing to remove her head scarf.

Australia: Muslim woman jailed for false burqa complaint

Last Updated: Friday, November 19, 2010, 13:38

A burqa-clad woman falsely accused a police officer of removing her veil.

Oz court asks Muslim woman to depose without face veil

Last Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 12:32

A Muslim witness in Australian fraud trial must remove burqa, a judge rules.