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`Child, forced marriage of girls prevalent in Arunachal`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:47

Incidence of child and forced marriage of girls has come down in Arunachal Pradesh, but not to the desired level, the State Commission for Women has said.

Effective oral contraceptives for obese women soon

Effective oral contraceptives for obese women soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:47

Obese women who use oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy can now heave a sigh of relief as researchers have identified ways to make birth control pills more effective.

Govt to allow women Army officers to command certain battalions

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:12

In a major step to increase role of women in armed forces, the NDA government is going to allow lady officers to command battalions in Army`s branches such as aviation, engineers and signal.

65-year-old woman passenger strip-searched, 2 TCs suspended

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 18:14

A 65-year-old woman passenger was allegedly strip searched by two women ticket checkers after she erroneously entered the first class compartment of a suburban local while carrying a second class ticket, following which the TCs have been suspended.

UN body concerned about impact of Gaza violence on women

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:53

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Friday expressed its deep concern about the impact of the ongoing Gaza conflict on women`s health and access to safe births.

Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft approved by Law Ministry

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 04:04

The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft moving closer to bringing an amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act.

Caffeine may worsen menopausal hot flashes, night sweats

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:03

Scientists have found an association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women.

Common blood thinner futile for pregnant women: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 17:31

A daily injection of blood thinner for pregnant women at risk of developing blood clots in their veins - a condition called thrombophilia - has been found to be ineffective, a new study showed.

UN panel asks Japan to redress `comfort women` issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:41

The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue.

Girls not safe on UP roads after sunset, says Goa CM

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:49

In potentially controversial remarks, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said girls would "disappear" if they walk on the roads in Uttar Pradesh in the evening and invoked legendary Bhagat Singh to justify foreign study trips by his cabinet colleagues.

ISIS jihadists order genital mutilation of all women in Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 00:30

Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.

`Eliminating misogyny` key to shaking up Japan`s workforce: UNDP chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:13

Japan must work to "eliminate misogyny" if it wants to draw more women into the workforce as part of a wider bid to stimulate the economy, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme.