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My grandmother wanted a boy: Saina Nehwal

My grandmother wanted a boy: Saina Nehwal

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New Delhi: She is one of the most sought after female sporting stars in India but when Saina Nehwal was born in patriarchal Haryana, her own grandmother refused to look at her because of the inherent discrimination against the girl child in the state. “I was really surprised when I was told that my grandmother did not... 

Sibal praises women athletes who brought laurels at CWG

Sibal praises women athletes who brought laurels at CWG

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New Delhi, Oct 22 (PTI) HRD Minister Kapil Sibal was today all praise for women athletes, especially from rural areas, who brought laurels to the country at the Commonwealth Games, saying they had shown that given an opportunity they can excel in any field.”We saw it in the Commonwealth Games. We gave a chance to rural... 

Burqa-clad women will be checked at civic hospitals

Burqa-clad women will be checked at civic hospitals

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Mumbai: On a day the Shiv Sena called for a ban on burqa, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said women visiting civic hospitals in veils will be checked. The move comes after a burqa-clad woman kidnapped a two-month-old boy from the civic-run VN Desai hospital in Santa Cruz on Friday. The BMC cited a Supreme Court... 

Men more likely to grant women’s wishes at 6pm

Men more likely to grant women’s wishes at 6pm

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London: Men are more likely to grant a woman`s request if she waits until 6pm to ask for it, a UK survey has found. Wishes can range from taking out the rubbish to a romantic weekend away. However, the poll of more than 1,000 men and women suggests that henpecked husbands should steer clear of having a row mid-afternoon –because... 

I’m not a survivor: Rekha

I’m not a survivor: Rekha

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I owe her an apology. This interview was done long ago. Much before her birthday. Or her last film, Sadiyan, released and sank at the box-office. Ahead of the rains. Even earlier than she got the Padma Shri. But it never got written. Months ago, we spoke at the health club of a suburban five star where Rekha religiously works... 

50pc of Brit women over 55 log on to Facebook

50pc of Brit women over 55 log on to Facebook

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London: A research has found that social networking sites are a guilty pleasure shared by astonishingly high numbers of ‘silver surfers’. Almost half of female Internet users over 55 regularly log on to sites like Facebook and Twitter. Even grandparents are joining the forums and realizing that they are often the best way... 

Super skinny women on TV harmful for health: Studies

Super skinny women on TV harmful for health: Studies

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London: A new research has suggested repetitive exposure to images of thin women alters brain function and increases our likeliness to develop eating disorders. Scientists have identified sudden, unexpected changes in the brain function of healthy, body-confident women when they view certain female figures. In a recent study... 

Get to know how important is to lose your virginity

Get to know how important is to lose your virginity

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Who do we lose virginity with? Who loses it earlier – men or women? Who is it harder to convince into having first intercourse? When we’re talking about first intercourse, this also includes losing your virginity, which is differently defined for men and women. The term “losing your virginity” has always been wrong when... 

Rape not possible in marriage: Muslim cleric

Rape not possible in marriage: Muslim cleric

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London: There cannot be rape within marriage, a Muslim cleric in Britain has ruled. A key Muslim leader in the country promptly denounced the views as “misguided” and “inappropriate”. “In Islamic Sharia, rape is adultery by force. So long as the woman is his wife, it cannot be termed as rape,”... 

CWG: India win 4x400m women’s gold in Delhi

CWG: India win 4x400m women’s gold in Delhi

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INDIA’S 4x400m women’s relay team brought the house down on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by storming to gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The home quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Chidananda Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur captured a superb gold medal as the packed crowd brought down the rafters on the... 

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