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Government's campaign 'WeAreEqual' for gender equality gets huge endorsement

Government's campaign 'WeAreEqual' for gender equality gets huge endorsement

New Delhi, Mar 2 (UNI) The Maneka Gandhi-led Women and Child Development Ministry initiated 'WeAreEqual' campaign for enhanced gender equality in the country in the run up to International Women's Day next week has received overwhelming response on social networking site Twitter with mega film star Amitabh Bachchan and noted boxer Mary Kom endorsing the same. According to the official sources here, the campaign has received support from about 2.6 crore Twitter users including a large number of women scientists from ISRO. Women scientists from ISRO who supported the campaign include K Thenmozhi Selvi, Subha Varier and Minal Rohit. Ms Minal is also one of the women faces of ISRO's acclaimed Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission launched in 2014. In his unique manner, Amitabh Bachchan endorsed the campaign in a brief tweet saying, "When I die, the assets that I shall leave behind, shall be shared equally between my daughter and my son! #genderequality #WeAreEqual". The campaign will culminate in the celebration of International Women's Day on March 8. The day's special attraction will be the conferring of the prestigious Nari Shakti Award by President Pranab Mukherjee. Individuals and institutions will be honoured for their exemplary contribution to women's empowerment, sources said. "The campaign takes a positive approach, engaging both men and women across the cross-section of the society and encouraging to stand up for equal rights and opportunities," it stated. Other prominent personalities, such as actors Dia Mirza and comedian Vasu Primlani also joined the campaign. "The message of equality will travel across millions of hearts, inspiring each and every one to join the change called #WeAreEqual," the Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said in her tweet. She also extended "sincere thanks" to Mr Bachchan for 'joining @MinistryWCD’s #WeAreEqual campaign.' UNI DEVN CJ BL2341

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Cong releases 1st list for Rajasthan polls, Ashok Gehlot to contest from Sardarpura, Sachin Pilot from Tonk

16 Nov 2018 | 12:51 AM

New Delhi, Nov 15 (uni) The Congress on Thursday released its first list of candidates for the Rajsthan assembly elections with former chief minister Ashok Gehlot contesting from Sardarpura and Rajasthan PCC chief Sachin Pilot fielded from Tonk.

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CONG RELEASES FIRST LIST OF 152 CANDIDATES FOR RAJASTHAN ELECTIONS

16 Nov 2018 | 12:38 AM

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Mr Modi personally increased  benchmark price of RAFALE  jets by 3 Billion Euros: Rahul

Mr Modi personally increased benchmark price of RAFALE jets by 3 Billion Euros: Rahul

16 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

New Delhi, Nov 15 (uni) Continuing his attack on prime minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that Mr Modi personally increased benchmark price of Rafale jets by 3 Billion Euros.

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BJP releases third list of 20 names for Telangana Assembly polls

BJP releases third list of 20 names for Telangana Assembly polls

15 Nov 2018 | 10:42 PM

New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) BJP released its third list with 20 candidates on Thursday for the Telangana assembly elections slated for December 7.

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Sidhu to campaign for Cong in C’garh, MP, Rajasthan

Sidhu to campaign for Cong in C’garh, MP, Rajasthan

15 Nov 2018 | 9:20 PM

New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) Former cricketer and senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu will campaign for the party in the coming assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the AICC said.

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