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'Nowhere in Islam does it say women should cover their face'

'I don't believe the talk of free will.''They are either forced to dress like this, or indoctrinated.' IMAGE: Muslim women from Mumbra, outside Mumbai, protest against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for......

Dowry deaths account for 40% to 50% of female homicides

UP accounts for the maximum dowry deaths -- 11,800 women -- followed by Bihar at 5,992. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Dowry deaths continue to account for a substantial share of all......

I hope M J Akbar is fired

'Revelations about his assaults on young women mean that his reputation and all that he has stood for is in tatters for all time,' says Aakar Patel. Minister of State for External Affairs M J......

Pakistan's Muslim women and the 'Fun' word

'Obedience, service and an over-glorified stress on keeping the family's honour intact, keep Muslim women from focusing on their own happiness.''So they stay joyless and 'pious,' with an......

Take a bow, Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi!

'The same charm that draws men to the armed forces also draws women. It is love for the nation and honour and pride in donning the uniform,' says Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi, the first woman......

'Entrepreneurs not only shape but create the future'

Five inspiring women who travelled thousands of miles to Hyderabad recently to grow their business and skills share their tales of global entrepreneurship. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel listened in. The......

Low-cost male contraceptive finds no takers

It could ease the burden on the 225 million women in developing countries, says Ari Altstedter. IMAGE: Years of human trials on the injectable, sperm-zapping product are coming to an end, and......

Uber to train 50,000 women drivers

Cab aggregator service Uber on Thursday announced that it had tied up with a Singapore-based company to train women drivers even as it continues to be under a Delhi government ban after a driver......

India contributes $1 million to UN women's body

Underscoring its commitment to the UN's body on gender equality and women empowerment, India has contributed $1 million to the organisation for the current financial year. External Affairs Minister......

Women in India lag in Internet use

More needs to be done to boost women's and girl's lagging online access, tech giant Intel Corp said in a report to be released later on Thursday that calls for doubling the number of female......

'Women have always been an easy target'

'How is it okay for a woman to show her private parts to the world just because she wants to go to the toilet?''She can't show her face -- you want her to pull her ghoongat till her navel -- but......

PIX: Farhan Akhtar performs in Manipal

Check out the performance!Farhan Akhtar, who, as the first male ambassador of UN Women, recently spoke on violence against women along side the likes of Academy award-winning Boyhood actress......

Odd, curious, heartwarming: What Bollywood tweeted in 2014

From odd to heartwarming, the best of Twitter conversations in 2014.From Supreme Court allowing women to work as make-up artists in Bollywood to Mallika Sherawat talking about women's......

Cricket Buzz: Women cricketers to get Lord's recognition

IMAGE: The new honours board at Lord's Cricket stadium. Photograph: Lord's Cricket Ground/Twitter Women cricketers will now feature on the iconic Lord's honours board after the Marylebone Cricket......

Historic! Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals

IMAGE: India's Dipa Karmakar competesduring the preliminary women's qualifications, subdivisions, at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday. Photograph: Damir......

Experienced Americans beat fresh-faced North Korea

Top-ranked United States beat North Korea 2-0 in their women's World Cup Group C opener on Tuesday with Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler on target in the second half.\\nForward Cheney completed a......

The day I stop enjoying pressure I will quit: Sania

Sania Mirza heralded the rise of women's tennis in India in the 21st century. Now, she is worried about what the future holds for the game in the country. India's No 1 women's player is concerned......

Preview: Comebacks add mystique to Australian Open

The return of Maria Sharapova, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin to the Australian Open has added even more spice to a women's tournament already overflowing with talent. There is always an element......
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Shocking! An Honour Killing in Mumbai

A pregnant woman is murdered in cold blood in the heart of suburban Mumbai.By her father who didn't want her to marry the man she did.Vaihayasi... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/shocking-an-honour-killing-in-mumbai/20190718.htm
Shubhankar makes cut at Scottish Open

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Saturday IMAGE: Shubhankar Sharma of India takes a shot. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/sports-shorts-shubhankar-makes-cut-at-scottish-open/20190713.htm
'Zaira Wasim episode is taking Islam backward'

'Why should Zaira involve Islam in it?''We are living in a secular democracy and she has the right to do what she wants, but why bring Islam into... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/zaira-wasim-episode-is-taking-islam-backward/20190702.htm
Nusrat Jahan slams religious 'hardliners' criticising her for sporting 'un-Islamic' look; Shazia Ilmi supports TMC MP

Nusrat Jahan was seen sporting sindoor - traditionally worn by Hindu and Jain women - and a pink and white saree during her oath-taking ceremony in... ...

https://www.firstpost.com/india/faith-is-beyond-attire-nusrat-jahan-slams-religious-hardliners-criticising-her-for-sporting-un-islamic-look-shazia-ilmi-supports-tmc-mp-6905641.html
G20 leaders showcase support for women's empowerment

Ivanka Trump, adviser to Prez Trump, at a special session on women empowerment at G20 Summit described improving the status of women as "smart... ...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/g20-leaders-showcase-support-for-womens-empowerment/articleshow/69997449.cms

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