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Women are happier being single than men are: research

NEWS DESK: Women are happier being single than men are, because being in a relationship is harder work for women, new research suggests, reported The Independent. According to a study by data analysts Mintel, 61 per cent of single women are happy being single, versus 49 per cent of single men. The survey also found…

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Zardari calls for enlisting missing women in voters lists

Islamabad November 10, 2017: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed grave concern over the missing 13 million women voters from the voters’ list and called upon the government and all relevant state institutions to address the issue in right earnest for the credibility of the 2018 polls. The former President said this at a…

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New study reveals women have better brain

ISLAMABAD: A new study found some really interesting facts about female brain as a thorough research was carried out and the result shows that women brain works better than men.  In Newport Beach, California, the researchers at Amen clinics compared 46,000 studies of brain scans and have found some really amazing facts about female brain…

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How has religious fundamentalism affected the cultural rights of women?

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: What are the effects of religious fundamentalism – be it Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim – on the cultural rights of women? Classical dancer and activist Sheema Kermani addressed this question while speaking at a press briefing she organized at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, on Wednesday. The briefing was on…

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IUDs cut risk of cervical cancer by one-third: study

MIAMI: Women who get intra-uterine devices (IUDs) for birth control appear to face a dramatically lower risk of getting cervical cancer, the third most common cancer in women worldwide, US researchers said Tuesday. The risk of cervical cancer in women with IUDs was one-third lower than women without them, said the review in the journal…

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Women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men

LONDON: Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade. Women are paid and achieve just over half as much as men in the workplace, the World Economic Forum said, reporting an economic…

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Saudi Arabia pulls ‘indecent’ novel from bookstores

RIYADH: Saudi authorities on Thursday pulled a novel by an award-winning author from bookstores after readers denounced some passages as pornographic, sparking controversy in the kingdom. “Thursday’s Visitors” is an Arabic fiction novel by well-known columnist and writer Badriyah al-Bishr, who often focuses on the daily struggles of women in Saudi Arabia. “The ministry of…

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Women from Awaran district detained for crossing border illegally: Senate informed

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry Wednesday informed the Senate that three women and their children belonging to Awaran distirct were in the custody of the Balochistan government as they were detained while crossing the border illegally. Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Dr Jehanzeb Jamaladini, Farhatullah Babar, Muhammad Usman Khan,…

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Watch: Harassment is part of the daily routine for women in Pakistan

NEWS DESK: It is not news that harassment is part and parcel of a woman’s daily life. In a deeply patriarchal society like that of Pakistan, the menace worsens as people feel that the onus of harassment lies on women. Why is she wearing this or that? Why is she going out alone? Why is…

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Watch: Women of Karachi speak out on harassment on streets

KARACHI: A few days back, Karachi earned the accolade for being the second-most dangerous city for women across the globe in a poll. Thomson Reuters Foundation reported on the poll. Women of Karachi are speaking out on sexual harassment they face on the streets of the metropolis. Watch here:

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Saudis to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women into three sports stadiums for the first time from next year, authorities said Sunday, in a landmark move that would open up the previously male-only venues to families. The kingdom, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women, has long barred women from sports arenas by strict…

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Sexual harassment and privilege

By Minerwa Tahir Note: This piece is a work of satire “I have received over 700 sexual harassment requests, bro.” “I haven’t been able score a girl as yet. I fear the remaining chances of scoring one will soon be over due to Sharmeen.” “As per Bay-Sharm-een’s logic, friend request is harassment and sending your…

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SHOCKING: Divorce cases on the rise in Karachi–here’s why…

KARACHI: Divorce cases are on the rise in the city, with records revealing as many as 15,000 khula cases registered during the current year. According to experts, divorce cases have been rising in Karachi as well as other cities such as Lahore due to social media. “Nowadays young boys and girls befriend each other on…

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Watch: Female voters’ turnout in NA-4 by-election

NEWS DESK: Women swarmed polling stations as voting was underway in the Peshawar-based NA-4 constituency on Thursday. According to observers, the NA-4 by-polls will prove to be a litmus test for gauging the popularity of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The seat fell vacant after the death of dissident PTI MNA Gulzar Khan on…

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Hamra Latif stars in Pakistan’s win over Brunei in Women’s Asia Hockey Cup

LAHORE: Young Hamra Latif starred with a hat-trick as Pakistan routed the hosts Brunei by four goals to nil in the Women’s Hockey Asian Challenge in Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Bagawan on Tuesday. Hamra scored all her three goals in the first half and set up team’s thumping win, according to information made available here…

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Former assistant of Harvey Weinstein says she was paid £125,000 for silence

NEWS DESK: A British former assistant of Harvey Weinstein says she was paid £125,000 ($165,200) to keep quiet after accusing the movie mogul of sexual harassment, reported BBC. Zelda Perkins told the Financial Times she signed a non-disclosure agreement in 1998 after making the accusations. She said he asked her to give him massages and…

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First ever ‘Modest Fashion Festival’ takes place in London

NEWS DESK: The first ever Modest Fashion Festival took place in London this weekend for an event quite like any other, reported The Independent. As the name suggests, it was a celebration of clothing that conceals rather than accentuates the shape of the body but for its founders – London-based Doctor, Fahreen Mir, and human…

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A fifth of women over 65 in Europe disabled by 2047: study

  More than one in five women and a sixth of men in Europe over the age of 65 will be afflicted by serious physical disabilities before mid-century, according to a study published Tuesday. That is only somewhat higher than the proportion today, but ageing populations and increasing longevity across Europe mean that the number…

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Pakistan women hockey team go down 0-3 to Hong Kong China

LAHORE: Pakistan were beaten by Hong Kong China by three goals to nil in their first match of the Women’s Hockey Asian Challenge at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, in Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Bagawan on Monday. Hong Kong China, who are FIH ranked 38, were two goals ahead at the half time against the…

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This Muslim man saved a woman from gang rape in Florence

NEWS DESK: A flower seller reportedly rescued a woman from being gang raped by 25 men, reported The Independent. Gaia Guarnotta was walking through Florence when she was approached by a group of “drunk boys” at 11.30pm near Piazza della Republica, she wrote in a Facebook post. The 25-year-old said the men began by joking…

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Video: Meera speaks on treatment of women in Pakistan

Actress Meera Khan said that there is injustice towards women in Pakistan and they have to fight for their rights in the country.

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