02 Mar 2012
Women boxers will not be forced to wear skirts when the sport makes its Olympic debut in London later this year, the sport's governing body for amateurs has announced.
29 Jul 2012
The man who lobbied the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to give women's boxing its Games debut in has backed the 36 pioneer female fighters to impress at London 2012.
02 Jan 2012
Teenage Afghan sisters Shabnam and Sadaf Rahimi are taking the fight for women's rights more literally than most of their peers, throwing punches in a ring as members of their country's first team of female boxers.
08 Jun 2016
Lucknow: Darul Uloom of Deoband, the largest seminary in the country, has issued a fatwa (edict) against female foeticide, calling the act unlawful and against Islam.
06 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Be it a wheelchair-bound archer leading her country's contingent, or one who stood out by dying her tresses in national colours, female athletes were in the forefront as the Rio Olympics got underway at a glittering ceremony on Friday night.
26 Jun 2016
Washington: Scientists have found for the first time that females of a songbird species, known as the blue tit, sing in the presence of predators.
21 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Determined to keep the Olympic dream alive despite the long-standing administrative mess, a spirited Indian boxing team, featuring the likes of M C Mary Kom and Shiva Thapa, will take off tonight for the Asian Qualifiers in Qian'an City, China.
24 Jun 2016
New Delhi: Three Indians, including WBC Asian title-holder Neeraj Goyat, have registered for the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Olympic Qualifying tournament for professional boxers scheduled to be held in Venezuela from July 3 to 8.
13 Sep 2016
New York: "She turns her disappointment into triumph. Her grief into joy. Her rejections into approvals. If no one believes in her it does not matter. She believes in herself. Nothing stops her. No one can touch her. She is woman."
11 Sep 2016
Mumbai: At a time when women are breaking stereotypes and making their mark across the globe, actress Taapsee Pannu feels it is ‘tragic’ that the issue of male-female equality is still being deliberated upon.