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Women stars in Hollywood earn $1 million less than men actors on same level

For actors over 50, the gap increases to an average of just under US$4 million.

Zomato wants to close India’s gender pay gap, one of the worst in the world

Zomato will offer men paid parental leave of 6 months, the same amount of time women are allowed to take off from work when they have children.
Hoo Shu Yee

Asian firms are retaining top women by encouraging them to remove stigmas and act boldly

While gender parity and cultural prejudices remain barriers for women professionals, few Asian firms are addressing these by making concerted efforts.
The city of Dhaka | Commons

Bangladesh is better off than India, not a poor, backward neighbour anymore

Bangladesh has come a long way since its independence in 1971, registering impressive performance on economic and social indicator.

Muslims’ enrolment in higher education rises by 37%, gender parity also improves

Since 2013-14, there has been a steady increase in the number of Muslims in higher education, proportionate to the overall figure.
Villager working as manual labourers | Flickr

Gender gap widening: India slips 21 spots to 108th on World Economic Forum’s index

India is at its lowest level since WEF started measuring gender gap in 2006, ranks poorly on economic opportunities and healthcare for women.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.