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'Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India'

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study. The study, which found the number of newborn deaths in India was one of the highest in the world, says the causes of such deaths are preventable and treatable as 80 per cent of these fatalities happen for...

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Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression

Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A study of middle-aged women by the University of Illinois (UI) found that sleep problems vary across the stages of menopause, yet are consistently correlated with hot flashes and depression. The UI researchers used data from the Midlife Women's Health Study, which followed 776 women aged 45-54 in the greater Baltimore area for up to seven years. The wo...

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Meghalaya's UDP promises free education till graduation to poor children

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) on Monday promised to provide free education to children hailing from Below Poverty Line families up to graduate level, if voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections. It also promised to replicate cable cars like those on the Blue Mountain in Australia's Sydney and cable bogies as in Nainital for ...

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'Hate killer' of Rajasthan uploads fresh videos from jail

Jaipur, Feb 19 (IANS) Shambhulal Regar, cooling his heels in jail for killing Malda labourer Afrazul Khan last year, has uploaded fresh videos in the social media, taking all by surprise as the new uploads seem to have been shot in his cell inside the jail. In the latest two videos, which surfaced late on Sunday night, Regar is seen speaking like a Hindu fanatic for several minutes, call...

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Tripura scripts another record, over 92% electorate votes in Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 92 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters cast their votes in Sunday's peaceful elections in 59 of the 60 Assembly seats, setting a new record in the electoral history of India, an official said here on Monday. In the 2013 and 2008 Assembly polls, Tripura registered 92 per cent and 91 per cent voting respectively. The final vote tally is around 90 per...

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Three general secretaries of Mahila Congress named

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday named Mamta Bhupesh, Onika Mehrotra and Sharda Rathore as the General Secretaries of All India Mahila Congress (AIMC). While Bhupesh and Rathore are former legislators from Rajasthan and Haryana respectively, Mehrotra is former president of the Delhi unit of the party's women wing. Gandhi also appointed Indrani Mi...

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Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining IS

Baghdad, Feb 19 (IANS) An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a Turkish woman to death and 10 other foreign women to life imprisonment for joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group. The Central Criminal Court issued a death penalty by hanging for a female Turkish citizen and issued 10 verdicts of life sentences for other females from different nationalities, a spokesman for Iraq's Suprem...

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Wozniacki stays on top of WTA rankings

Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark maintained the top spot for the fourth consecutive week in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, 45 points ahead of Romania's former World No. 1 Simona Halep. Despite losing on Sunday to the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in the Qatar Open final, Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain climbed one place to no.3 at the expense o...

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Ice hockey body to consider keeping joint Korean team for next Olympics

Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 19 (IANS) Ice hockey's global governing body said on Monday that it will consider keeping the joint Korean women's team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), said at a press conference that he feels very, very happy about how the unified team has come together to represent peace at th...

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FIFA chief warns corrupt football officials

Kampala, Feb 19 (IANS) The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has warned football association leaders not to use money meant for the sport for their own gain. The FIFA President made it clear that if there were any football federation leaders who wished to enrich themselves with football money, they would be caught and sanctioned, Xinhua news agency reported. No one should thi...

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Judiciary needs more women to ensure justice for women: Top British lawyer

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With crimes against women a feature in the developed as well as developing world, there is a pressing need for more female presence in the bench and bar than just a token few faces to ensure proper consideration and justice to the victims, says a prominent British woman jurist. Courts hear matters of rape, domestic violence, harassment from (the perspective of) m...

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Female protesters crash BAFTA 2018

London, Feb 19 (IANS) A group of female protesters wearing 'Time's Up' T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here. The women were dressed in black as part of the 'BAFTA blackout', chanting sisters, united, we'll never be defeated outside London's Royal Albert Hall where the gala was he...

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'Three Billboards...' triumphs as Time's Up dominates BAFTA 2018

London, Feb 19 (IANS) While Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a bitter comedy about injustice in small town America, took the major honours at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), celebrities stood in solidarity with Hollywood's Time's Up movement against sexual harassment. But it was also about rewarding cinema, with Thr...

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BAFTA 2018: Stars wear black to bring Time's Up to Britain

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Virtually all the stars at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British organised by Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), wore black to show solidarity with the Time's Up movement here on Monday. One of the few in a colourful dress was Best Actress winner Frances McDormand, but she said: I stand in full solidarity with my sisters, reports bbc.co.uk. ...

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Kate Middleton defies black dress code at BAFTA

London, Feb 19 (IANS) The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on Monday defied the Times's Up protest at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), by wearing a green dress, instead of black worn by the celebrities attending the ceremony. Film stars and directors made the one-colour statement to show support for the fight a...

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Saudi women allowed to launch businesses without male permission

Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi women will from now on be allowed to open their own businesses without the consents of their male relatives, media reports said on Sunday. Besides the opening up society Saudi Arabia seeks to achieve, especially integration of women in different walks of life, the decision also comes to meet the requirements of the fast-growing private sector, Xinhua reported....

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Around 79% turnout in Tripura Assembly polls: CEO

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly, said state chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti. However, he said that the polling percentage might go up as huge numbers of voters were still in queues at 10 p.m. on Sunday night in around 100 of the 3,174 polling stations across the s...

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BJP-ruled states seeing highest rate of rapes: Congress

Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government for its failure to ensure security to women across India, Woman Congress President Sushmita Dev on Sunday claimed that most rapes were reported from states ruled by the BJP. All the BJP-ruled states are seeing the highest rate of rapes. In Haryana, there were 6 rapes within the span of 10 hours, Prime Minister did...

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Kodaira breaks Olympic record to win women's 500m speed skating

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Nao Kodaira of Japan broke the Olympic record here on Sunday on her way to winning the women's 500 meters speed skating at the Winter Games. Having claimed victory in each of her last 15 World Cup appearances in the women's 500m from 2016 to 2018, reigning world champion Kodaira recorded a winning time of 36.94 seconds, shattering the old Olympic ...

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Czech, Russia, Sweden, Canada power into men's hockey quarter-finals

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The Czech Republic, the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR), Canada and Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the men's ice hockey at the PyeongChang Olympics on Sunday. Czech beat Switzerland 4-1 to top Group A and the OAR entered the final eight by finishing the first in Group B, reports Xinhua news agency. In a confrontation between the So...

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