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“step change” in FIFA Congress, first female secretary general appointed


Zurich, May 14 : The 66th FIFA Congress kicked off a new era for FIFA and global football with the announcement of a “step change” in FIFA’s investment in football development, new FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, progress on the implementation of the reforms, and the FIFA Legends programme. To build on his manifesto pledges, FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented ...

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Eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030: UN officials


New York, Feb 6 : The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a “violent practice” that scars girls for life, endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential. “Never before has it been more urgent – or ...

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BJP holds law violation programme across WB, male cop allegedly beats female protester

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Kolkata, Dec 17 : Protesting against the deteriorating law and order situation, misrule as well as violence against women in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday held law violation programme across West Bengal. BJP leaders and a huge number of party supporters took part in law violation programme at several locations including Kolkata’s Salt Lake, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly, ...

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Pakistan: Female pilot killed in PAF training aircraft crash


Peshawar, Nov 25 : A woman Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Officer died when the training aircraft crashed in Pakistan’s Mianwali area on Tuesday, media reports said. The deceased was identified as Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar . “Flying Officer Marium embraced martyrdom and became the first lady pilot from PAF to attain this great honour,” Geo News quoted the Pakistan ...

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Bhumi Pednekar Wins Best Actor Female at Melbourne


Melbourne, Aug 16 : She proved her mettle and confidence by playing the unusual overweight, ambitious small town girl in ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and getting recognition for it Bhumi Pednekar has won the Best Actor- Female award at the Indian Film Festival Melbourne. In this gem of a sleeper hit, the character of Sandhya in this film broke barriers ...

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Improvement in Female Literacy in India, says Economic Survey


New Delhi, Feb 27 :There has been a marked improvement in female literacy as per Census 2011, according to the Economic Survey 2014-15 presented in Parliament on Friday. Though the male literacy is still higher at 80.9 percent than female literacy at 64.6 percent, the increase has been 10.9 percent compared to 5.6 percent of the males. The new Scheme ...

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Saakshar Bharat programme to improve female literacy


New Delhi, July 17 : On account of comparatively low female literacy rate among the disadvantaged groups including Muslims, a target focused approach to enhance female literacy among Muslim adults under the name of Maulana Azad Taleeme-e-Balighan has been initiated since February, 2014. The female literacy rate is lower than the national average female literacy rate in ten States and ...

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