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Prime focus on red light areas: Swati Maliwal on her 2nd term Prime focus on red light areas: Swati Maliwal on her 2nd term

 

New Delhi, Improving living condition of sex workers in red light areas like GB Road, providing them better rehabilitation facilities and putting an end to the sex racket and human trafficking in the area will be the prime focus of DCW for next three years, said re-appointed panel chief Swati Maliwal.

"DCW had started a major movement in abolishing the flesh trade in GB Road three years ago and this will continue to remain our focus. The circumstances under which the women are living in the brothels is extremely bad," she told media here on Tuesday.

Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show


New Delhi, Deshna Jain, a 20-year-old girl from Tikamgarh who has become Miss Deaf Asia and the third runner-up of Miss Deaf International held in Taiwan, says that the platform has given her a new boost and she now wants to go to Italy and participate in fashion shows globally.

Six fresh faces to walk at Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2018 Six fresh faces to walk at Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2018



Mumbai, It will be a dream come true for six aspring models when they walk for the first time at Winter/Festive 2018 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2018 August 22-26 at the St. Regis hotel here.

LFW held the model hunt for the upcoming season on Thursday and a special panel of industry experts chose the six winners, a statement said.

'Indian women ready to invest money in expensive make-up' 'Indian women ready to invest money in expensive make-up'


New Delhi, Indian women are open to experimentation and are now ready to invest time and money in expensive make-up, says a make-up expert.

Aleksandra Byra, make-up expert and lead beauty trainer of Poland-based cosmetic brand Inglot, said there is an increase in awareness about the importance of skincare.

Goa beaches set up 'no selfie' zones Goa beaches set up 'no selfie' zones


Panaji, Amid a spate of drownings and accidents along Goa's coastline, the state's popular beaches have set up "no selfie" zones, an official said on Friday.

In China, special lane for smartphone addicts In China, special lane for smartphone addicts



Beijing, Cities around the world have special lanes for cyclists and pedestrians, but a Chinese city has gone a step ahead by creating an exclusive lane for slow-walking smartphone users, the media reported.

The special lane along the Yanta Road in Xi'an is meant for "phubbers" -- people who stare at their phones and ignore everything else around them, the BBC reported this week citing Shaanxi Online News.

Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan


New York, Lower life satisfaction among divorced people can lead to lower physical activity and increased smoking -- two factors associated with early death, new research reveals.

Divorced participants were more likely than married participants to smoke and, as a result, had poorer lung function, which predicted early mortality, the study found.

Indians third most frequent travellers in Asia-Pacific region Indians third most frequent travellers in Asia-Pacific region


New Delhi, Indians are the third most frequent travellers in the Asia-Pacific region, with an average 7.6 flights a year, according to the Expedia Flight and Hotel Etiquette Survey 2018.

The online travel agency on Thursday released the results of the 2018 Flight and Hotel Etiquette study, an annual survey on flight and hotel behaviour of travellers across 23 countries, read a statement.

How not to impress a woman How not to impress a woman


Useful tip: Guys, end every sentence you speak to a woman with, "But I could be wrong". This saves time. Example: "Good morning! But I could be wrong!"

That thought was inspired by a news item I just read. A man robbed a bank and then threw some of the money over singer Taylor Swift's fence "to impress her".

60 women get permit to climb Mt.Everest 60 women get permit to climb Mt.Everest



Kathmandu, Sixty women including eight from India, have received permits to summit Mount Everest this spring, an increase from the total number in 2017, Nepal's Department of Tourism (DoT) said on Friday.

As many as 59 women received permits last year. Of them, 33 women had succeeded in conquering the world's tallest peak, reports Xinhua news agency.

China's Hainan to allow visa-free stay for 1 month China's Hainan to allow visa-free stay for 1 month


Beijing, China's smallest and southernmost province of Hainan will allow foreign tourists from 59 countries to stay for up to one month without a visa, immigration authorities said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka gets 700,000 tourists Sri Lanka gets 700,000 tourists


Colombo, Sri Lanka received 707,924 tourists in the first three months of this year, an increase of 17.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year, a minister said on Monday.

Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga told Xinhua news agency that the country could have attracted more tourists in March if not for the outbreak of communal violence in Galle and the subsequent declaration of the state of Emergency.

Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age Daily meditation may keep you attentive in old age



New York, Want to stay attentive in your old age? Start doing meditation. Regular and intensive sessions over the course of a lifetime may help you to stay focussed and attentive even in advanced years, according to a new study.

"This study is the first to offer evidence that intensive and continued meditation practice is associated with enduring improvements in sustained attention and response inhibition," said lead author of the study Anthony Zanesco, now at the University of Miami.

10 percent Indians hopeful of tasting success within a year 10 percent Indians hopeful of tasting success within a year



New Delhi, Despite pressures of a competitive job economy, one in 10 Indians feel optimistic about achieving success within one year, which is double the global average of 5 per cent, according to a LinkedIn survey on Wednesday.

"The growing optimism in India's macroeconomic environment shines through in the confidence Indian professionals feel towards achieving success," said Deepa Sapatnekar, Head of Communications for India, LinkedIn.

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