• Through the campaign, the Ministry seeks to highlight the various aspects of women standing 'by' and 'for' women. Ministry of WCD has urged people to shun stereotypes associated with women harming other women. Twitter and Facebook users have been encouraged to tag and share stories of women helping women with a photograph and post online with the hashtag #IamThatWoman. Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi said, "When a woman has the support of her womanhood, she can be unstoppable. Through this campaign, we aim to shed light on the enormous contributions made by women for women. A mother-in-law can be her daughter-in-law's best companion. It is time we did away with the 'in-law' in 'daughter-in-law'. A woman manager can easily empathise with her female juniors and help her climb the ladder of success. Likewise, a landlady's affection towards a female tenant makes a world of difference in making the young girl feel at home, away from home.
  • He spoke on the issue after releasing a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the 25 years of Indian Builders Congress (IBC) in New Delhi today. Puri reminded the 5,100 members of the IBC that it was their solemn responsibility to ensure decent living conditions with facilities for cooking, bathing and toilets for workers at construction sites under Clause 19 H of General Contract Conditions and Contract Labour (Regulation) Act. The Minister said this was not being generally complied with which is not acceptable. The Minister asserted that construction workers make yeomen contribution to economic growth of the country and deserve to be treated with dignity. Noting that the IBC aims at improving the built environment, Puri said that the living environment of workers at construction sites is equally important. Puri said that the real estate sector kept evolving with the progress of economic reforms and the resultant economic growth, but had run into hurdles due to inadequate self-regulation and lack of regulatory mechanism. This has necessitated the Real Estate Act that was made a reality by this Government last year after eight long years it was first proposed.
  • Tim Weah, son of the legendary player Geroge Weah, who was the first African player to be bestowed with the prestigious Ballon d'Or award, scored a pristine hattrick to take the USA to the quarter-final of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. "First thing came to our mind before coming out of the tunnel that we're back home. Thank You for backing us. India have always been friendly to us throughout the tournament, we thank you and we love you too," Tim said. Meanwhile, Tim Weah's thunderous strike in the second half from the top of the box is the talk of the town now, which is being rated as one of the best goals scored in the tournament so far but the Paris Saint Germain-recruitee shares the credit with the entire team. "I don't score a lot of beautiful goals so today it was really special. But, it could not have come sans the beautiful assist from Carleton and the run that Gloster made," Tim stated. Tim Weah, who practices with the reserve team of PSG now, sounded pretty optimistic about breaking into the first squad of the French powerhouse this season." "You know, I'm very positive about finding a place in the first squad towards the end of the season. Playing along with Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar will be a dream come true for me. I'm pretty happy practising with the reserve team now and I strongly believe that if coach Unai Emery feels, I'll be right there," confidence was oozing from Tim Weah's voice. Having bagged three goals from four matches in the ongoing tournament, Tim revealed that he couldn't speak to his father before the match against Paraguay who is busy for the election campaign in Liberia at the moment.