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In the 2016 Rio Olympics, shuttler P.
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New Delhi, 22nd Aug (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a "huge step" by referring to the "humanitarian crisis" in Balochistan, and other world leaders should now follow to highlight the "genocide" and "ethnic cleansing" in the Pakistani province, says a prominent Baloch freedom movement activist.
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New Delhi/Mumbai, 21st Aug (IANS): India's film industry, said to be the largest globally with some 1,000 movies produced each year, earns around $2 billion from legitimate sources such as screening at theatres, home videos and TV rights.
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New Delhi, 20th Aug (IANS/IndiaSpend): Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag's tweet after wrestler Sakshi Malik became the first Indian to win a medal at the Rio Olympics is particularly relevant because Malik's home district of Rohtak in Haryana is one of 262 Indian districts and cities listed as "gender critical" areas where the sex ratio is below 900 females for every 1,000 males.
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As many as 358 million Indian women (61 per cent) have bank accounts, up from 281 million (48 per cent) in 2014, the biggest jump for “banked” women among eight South Asian and African countries surveyed by Intermedia, a global consultancy.
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