27 Aug 2016
New Delhi: The first female gymnast to qualify the quadrennial event in Rio Olympics, Dipa Karmakar, expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the announcement of setting up of Task Force for effective participation of Indian sports persons in the next three Olympic Games in 2020, 2024 and 2028 respectively. She has also expressed hope that sportspersons will make India proud by getting more medals in next Olympics games.
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.
18 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Sakshi Malik brought an end to India's long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics, clinching bronze in the Women's Freestyle 58kg category with a spirited comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.
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.
05 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: Noted sports promoter and founder chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani was yesterday elected as an individual member of International Olympic Committee as she becomes the first Indian woman to join the prestigious body which governs Olympic sports in the world.
02 Feb 2016
Jaipur: The Union minister Maneka Gandhi suggested that sex determination test should be made compulsory to track women pregnant with a girl child as a measure to check female foeticide.
09 Nov 2015
Sonipat: Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat yesterday said that our education system has literacy but it lacks 'moral' teachings and stressed on the need to introduce morality in our education system and make our students 'cultured and morally sound'.
17 Jun 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked representatives of 'Girl Rising', a global campaign to educate and empower girls, to focus on the issue of female foeticide in India.
06 Aug 2016
Rio de Janeiro: She has already grabbed a piece of history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics and Dipa Karmakar would aim to touch greater heights when she competes at the Rio Games, here tomorrow.
02 Feb 2016
Jaipur: The NDA government's flagship programme 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao', initially launched in 100 districts, will now be extended to 61 more districts owing to its success, Union minster Maneka Gandhi said.