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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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Imprisonment of Indians & Haj quota to figure at Modi-Saudi Prince talks

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20 Feb 2019 | 9:03 AM

New Delhi, Fe 20 (UNI) In addition to the hardcore diplomatic issues including terror which would figure prominently at the talks between Indian and Saudi sides on Wednesday, issues of Haj quota and imprisonment of Indians in Saudi Arabia will also figure prominently.

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Pak PM took 'instructions' on radio broadcast, says Imran's ex-wife Reham Khan

Pak PM took 'instructions' on radio broadcast, says Imran's ex-wife Reham Khan

20 Feb 2019 | 8:54 AM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) Call it a major surprise or anything else, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was 'waiting for instructions' to make his radio broadcast on Pulwama terror attack, former cricket-star-turned politician's ex-wife Reham Khan has said.

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Cabinet approves Cadre Review of 8 organised Group 'A' Services in Railways

20 Feb 2019 | 12:24 AM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved the proposal for Cadre Review of 8 organised Group 'A' Services in Railways.

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Saudi Crown Prince arrives for crucial talks amid unusual tension b/w India & Pak

Saudi Crown Prince arrives for crucial talks amid unusual tension b/w India & Pak

19 Feb 2019 | 11:57 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday received the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud as the latter kick starts his two-day crucial and maiden state visit to India at a time when heightened tension has surfaced between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

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Rahul appoints AICC secs for UP East & UP West to assist Priyanka Gandhi & Jyotiraditya Scindia

Rahul appoints AICC secs for UP East & UP West to assist Priyanka Gandhi & Jyotiraditya Scindia

19 Feb 2019 | 11:50 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday appointed three AICC secretaries each for Uttar Pradesh east and Uttar Pradesh west to assist General secretary In-charges for UP east Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and UP west Jyotiraditya Scindia .

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