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Rana Gurjit reiterates firm commitment of Congress for empowering women

JALANDHAR: Reiterating the firm commitment of Congress party for empowering the women in the country, Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today said that introduction of 50% reservation to ladies in civic bodies was a step towards this direction.

SC asks states for details of compensation under Nirbhaya fund

 The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states and union territories to give details on the payment of Nirbhaya and other funds as compensation to the victims of sexual offences and acid attacks.

Triple talaq bill pushed to budget session, ordinance unlikely

NEW DELHI: With the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die on Friday, the controversial triple talaq bill was pushed to the budget session that begins on January 29.

SIOLI organise Gramotsavam & walk for humanity at village Seonk

For the first time the bar members of Punjab and Haryana judiciary have come together for a unique initiative. Serving in Organizations for Legal Initiatives (SIOLI) and Punjab and Haryana Bar Association have taken the onus on themselves. The members are organizing a Gramotsav, village walk at Village Seonk of Chandigarh. This initiative is aimed at improving the livelihood and living standards of the residents of the villages particularly of women and children.

 
Girls confinement in ashram: Delhi HC says don't trust police, orders CBI probe

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it has "no confidence in police" and ordered a CBI investigation into an ashram here where minor girls and women were allegedly being kept in illegal confinement in the name of religious preaching.

Capt Amarinder Singh slams Sampla for misleading people on MC poll eve

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday slammed the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Vijay Sampla for his politically motivated statement on the nine months of the Congress rule, saying not just nine but more than 100 poll promises had already been fulfilled by the government.

Orane holds Grand Convocation at Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)-Approved Training Partner Orane held a Grand Convocation at Chandigarh on Friday for conferring Diplomas and Certificates to 600 students who had recently completed training at the Orane Institute of Beauty and Wellness network.

Bollywood condemns teenage actor's alleged mid-air molestation

Bollywood celebrities like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Taapsee Pannu denounced the alleged molestation involving a teenage actress as "sad and shameful".

Punjab Congress releases vision document for Punjab's short term and long term urban development

Senior Punjab Congress leaders, Captain Amarinder Singh, Sunil Jakhar and Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Thursday released a Vision Document for the state’s urban development, with infrastructure development, fire-fighting system upgradation, water and sewage management, parking management and e-governance topping the agenda.

Ivanka calls for ensuring access to capital for women entrepreneurs

HYDERABAD: US President Donald Trump's daughter and his advisor Ivanka Trump on Wednesday called for closing the gender gap in workforce by providing women better access to capital and ensuring better representation in high-value industries.

Punjab drafts startup and entrepreneurship development project with focus on women

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday unveiled the draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017, underlining his government’s strong commitment to aggressively supporting women startups.

K.M.V. Gandhian Studies Centre starts women empowerment course

JALANDHAR: Kanya Maha Vidyalaya-the Heritage and Autonomous Institutions, Jalandhar's Gandhian studies center started the women empowerment course for the economically weaker sections of the society.

Berhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana win 2017 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

NEW DELHI: Berhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana won the 2017 edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon which lived up to its legacy of being the World’s most prestigious half marathon, with Procam International announcing and delivering a slew of initiatives to be able to provide athletes with a better running environment.

Taapsee trolled for wearing short dress, replies strongly

MUMBAI: Actress Taapsee Pannu, a keen supporter of women's empowerment, on Saturday poked fun at a few social media users who trolled her online for wearing a short dress.

'Women hold key to Indian wine industry's growth'

PANAJI: Wine in India will eventually get its high from the rapidly increasing segment of independent, empowered women who hold the key to the industry's growth in the country, according to Rajeev Samant, CEO of Sula Vineyards.

Sheetal Saransh Sharma from Zirakpur is Maternity queen 2017, Saniya Chawla is 1st runner up

CHANDIGARH: "We have right to breathe and let our unborn babies breathe clean air", said an expectant Mom. Rolling around the concerns over Air Pollution in State, Bedi Hospital Chandigarh organized a Maternity Queen-2017 in city to sensitize expected mothers to take care of them in this Medical Emergency.

Modi betrayed 'nation builders' by sitting on Women's Reservation Bill: Virbhadra

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not moving the stalled Women's Reservation Bill, accusing him of betraying the "nation builders".

Modi betrayed 'nation builders' by sitting on Women's Reservation Bill: Virbhadra

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not moving the stalled Women's Reservation Bill, accusing him of betraying the "nation builders".

Punjab CM promises package for border area development, joins Rajnath at martyrs memorial

HUSSAINIWALA (Ferozepur): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for full central government support to the state’s development programmes for the border areas, including a proposed special package for the region.

Navneet Bal's journey to PCS, she lost father at 13, fulfills his dream at 23

JALANDHAR: Shahkot Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Navneet Kaur Bal was just 13 when she lost her father but such was the determination of this young girl transformed the dream of her late father into reality by becoming PCS just at age of 23 years.

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