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Education 22 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Investing in educating girls in India

LONDON: An innovative financial tool aimed at increasing the number of girls in school in India and improving education has exceeded its targets, triggering a large payout, said the investor UBS Optimus Foundation.

AseanPlus News 05 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Left-behind girls struggle to receive education

“LEFT-BEHIND” girls in rural China, whose parents have moved from their hometown in search of work in cities and towns, have a smaller chance of attending school than their male counterparts, due, in part, to a long-held perception that men are entitled to more privileges than women, according to a recent research.

AseanPlus News 17 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Don’t neglect teen girls

THE theme of World Population Day this year fit Thailand like a glove. It was “Investing in teenage girls”. Those who conceived it clearly realised the immense benefits that accrue from empowering young women, not least of which, as national leaders around the globe have stressed, is achieving the shared goal of sustainable development.

Bangladesh 19 Apr 2017 | 12:49 AM

Bangladesh trains teenage girls to fight cyber crime

Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh on Tuesday began training thousands of teenage girls to fight cyber crime, citing an "alarming" rise in social media-related abuses mostly targeting adolescents.

AseanPlus News 11 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Professor suggests boys start school after girls

A professor has suggested that boys should start school one or two years later than girls, which has heated up debate on tolerance and discrimination in the education system.

Nation 23 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

‘Rainbow’ girls set to brighten up grid in Sepang

KUALA LUMPUR: This year’s Petronas Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix grid girls will be a sight for sore eyes, as they will be dressed in rainbow-coloured batik during the race – a drastic change from the usual monochromatic hues.

AseanPlus News 27 Nov 2014 | 2:32 PM

India‘raped’ girls found hanging killed selves

NEW DELHI: Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, the country’ top policing agency said Thursday.

Nation 15 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

Special CID task force rescues two abducted girls at hotel

SHAH ALAM: Two girls were rescued by a special CID task force 10 hours after being abducted by two men in Klang.

Community 01 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Runaway girls, boys surrender to police

SIBU: Two teenage girls, aged 12 and 15, who were reported missing by their parents had surrendered with their boyfriends to the police yesterday.

Nation 26 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Tudung-clad grid girls turn heads at bike race

Heads turned as seven fully-clad grid girls, complete with tudung, made their presence felt at the Malaysian Superbike Champion­ships at Sepang International Circuit, reported Harian Metro.