US working on projects to empower women in India

The US is working on a number of projects, including basic education, in India to empower women, a senior Obama administration official has said.

Farhan Akhtar performs at UN concert on women empowerment
Farhan Akhtar performs at UN concert on women empowerment

Indian actor-producer Farhan Akhtar performed at a star-studded event here organised by the UN's body on women empowerment where leaders made a clarion call to end gender inequality by the year 2030.

House of Lords speaker praises Modi's women empowerment agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday received praise from the speaker of Britain's House of Lords for his agenda on women empowerment.

Delhi Assembly Elections: Kiran Bedi addresses rally at Karkardooma

BJP Delhi CM Candidate Kiran Bedi addressed a rally at Karkardooma.

Obama talks about women empowerment, global warming at Siri Fort

US President Barack Obama talked about women empowerment, global warming, clean energy during his speech at Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Now, all-women canteen at Jamia in Delhi

Jamia Millia Islamia has got its first all women-run canteen as part of the efforts of a self-help group towards women empowerment.

Congress pays tribute to Savitribai Phule– First female teacher of India's first women school

Women empowerment has become a top priority for the Indian government today, but the first Indian woman who pioneered the movement to provide education to girls has very little mention in the history books. The Congress on Saturday paid tribute to Savitribai Phule, who along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, founded the first school for women in Pune and became India's first women teacher.

Assembly polls: Public opinion in Delhi's Dwarka

As Assembly polls are approaching, let's decode the public opinion and know the issues ailing Delhi.

Restricting a woman's freedom is not the solution to end rape

Imagine the despair when every day the newspapers flash a horrific crime and/or report a rape of a woman. It is appalling to even admit that it happens in a civilised society such as India.

India fully committed to promotion of gender equality: LS Speaker

India said it is fully committed to the promotion of gender equality and utilising information technologies for the empowerment of women.

Farhan Akhtar appointed as first-ever male UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
Farhan Akhtar appointed as first-ever male UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

 Farhan Akhtar has been appointed as the first ever male Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women, it has been revealed.

B-Town welcomes SC ruling on women make-up artists

 Actors and filmmakers from the Hindi film industry have whole-heartedly welcomed the Supreme Court ruling Monday allowing women make-up artists and hairdressers to finally become members of professional associations.

When Ashton Kutcher shared Alia Bhatt’s video on Facebook!
When Ashton Kutcher shared Alia Bhatt’s video on Facebook!

Bollywood starlet Alia Bhatt is thrilled and she has all the reasons to be on cloud nine! Hollywood hunk Ashton Kutcher shared the link to one of her videos on his Facebook page.

Change the world — empower girls

As International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2014, draws closer, we speak to girls who have been empowered by various organisations.

Seeta Kumari, 21, Educate Girls

Rahman launches new album 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower
Rahman launches new album 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower

Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment.

Hackers threaten to leak Emma Watson's nude snaps post feminism speech
Hackers threaten to leak Emma Watson's nude snaps post feminism speech

An unknown 4chan has claimed that Emma Watson was next on the hit list of celebrity nude picture scandal, and has started a website with the URL called emmayouarenext.com.

Modi's US trip: What do NRIs expect from him

Modi's US trip: What do NRIs expect from him.

DNA: The plight of village women who walk for miles to fetch water

It's a never ending job for Indian women who live in villages. Water sources are often far from the village and women walk for hours to fetch water daily.

Gujarat Police urges girls to stop wearing jeans, shorts

As per a report in a Hindi daily, the Porbandar Police has put up posters advising girls not to wear jeans and shorts.

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

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