There's a huge gender gap, world-wide, when it comes to technology, and I'd like you to join me in a modest step towards addressing that. Women and girls still face overwhelming obstacles to accessing and shaping technologies.
In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, supporters of Aam Aadmi Party hold placards during a protest after a woman was allegedly raped by a driver from ride-booking service Uber in New Delhi, India. Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
A total of 7,241 multi-storey units would be constructed and basic amenities would be provided in slums of these towns. Presiding over the second meeting of the state-level sanctioning and monitoring committee of Rajiv Awas Yojana here, Khattar also directed officials to prepare a slum-free city plan for all towns falling in nine municipal corporations as well as in Sirsa and Hansi within a period of six months.
Social activist from Manipur, Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for 12 years demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act seen in 2013. Picture: SAJJAD HUSSAIN New Delhi - India on Wednesday dropped attempted suicide from a list of crimes punishable by prison, potentially paving the way for the release of a human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the past 14 years.
The complaint alleges Uber has misled the public about the effectiveness of its background checks on drivers it hires, along with fraudulent airport fees and customer fare calculations that haven't been approved by the state. The DAs are seeking a permanent injunction against these practices.
A partnership with Bharti Airtel, the 4th largest mobile operator in the world, will allow Pure Minutes to strengthen the quality of its connection in Airtel's extensive South Asian markets. In turn, Bharti Airtel will gain access to Pure Minutes' signature markets in North and South America.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, poses for the media with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Putin was holding talks with Indian leaders Thursday to strengthen trade and energy cooperation with Asia's third-largest economy as Western sanctions threaten to push his country's economy to the brink of a recession.
Poor teens who feel good about their neighborhoods may be spared some of the damaging effects of poverty on mental health, according to a new study. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers surveyed 2,400 low-income adolescents in five cities: Baltimore; New Delhi, India; Ibadan, Nigeria; Johannesburg; and Shanghai.
A girl studies at a school in the forest in Xapuri, Acre State, in northwestern Brazil. The Grey Cup is marched at the start of the Fan State of the League with CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon in Vancouver.
Central Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kanchan Prasad speaks to journalists in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. India's top federal investigative agency said Thursday that the two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers six months ago in a north Indian village actually committed suicide.
SULTAN Kosen towers almost two metres above Chandra Dangi, who is about as tall as six stacked cans of beans and the pair plan to stay in touch after today. IT was a meeting of epic proportions as the world's shortest and tallest men shook hands for the very first time.
Sultan Kosen towers almost two metres above Chandra Dangi, who is about as tall as six stacked cans of beans - the pair plan to stay in touch after today It was a meeting of epic proportions as the world's shortest and tallest men shook hands for the very first time. Sultan Kosen, 31, towers almost two metres above Chandra Dangi, 75, - who is about as tall as six stacked cans of beans.
Pakistani officials have reportedly begun talks with their Chinese counterparts to buy the FC-31 stealth fighter jet, according to a news report. Pakistani Defense Production Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain confirmed the discussions were underway, according to an article published by Asia News International, a news agency based in Delhi, India.
Haryana Government today decided to close toll plazas on six roads in the state after Union Road Transport and Highways ministry declared them as National Highways. Toll Plaza 1 on Gurgaon-Sohna road at KM 11 , TP-6 on Bahadurgarh-Jhajjar-Dadri-Loharu-Pilani road at RD 166 and TP-9 on Sardulgarh- Sirsa road .
The State Department has announced that it will send a top diplomat to India next week to firm up the agenda for President Barack Obama's second visit in the last four years. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to New Delhi, India, for internal consultations and bilateral meetings, the State Department said in a statement.
Satlok Ashram head Rampal's followers, who opened fire at the police and paramilitary forces on Tuesday in Barwala to thwart attempts of arresting their leader, are not new to gun-wielding. Police officials said a large number of his disciples were middle and lower-rung retired army and policemen who were instrumental in imparting weapon and tactical training to Rampal's band of loyalists - It would not be wrong to call them self-styled commanders of a private militia.
NEW DELHI India is mulling a new policy for defence lobbying in an effort to bring about transparency in all military deals, local media reported Monday. One of the ideas the government is thinking about is how to ensure transparency in dealing with representatives of defence companies and also the policy of blacklisting those companies, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was quoted by local newspaper.
India's trade deficit narrowed to US$13.35 billion in October on lower oil imports, government data showed on Monday. [NEW DELHI] India's trade deficit narrowed to US$13.35 billion in October on lower oil imports, government data showed on Monday.
NEW DELHI India testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha late on Friday night, sources said on Saturday. The surface-to-surface as well as ship-to-ship missile was testfired from a naval vessel in the Bay of Bengal and it hit the designated target with high precision.