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  Newsmakers   29 Dec 2016

Newsmakers, 29 Dec 2016

Women farmers in northern India battle tradition to own land

Women make up more than a third of India's agriculture workforce, yet only about 13 percent of farmland is owned by women.

29 Dec 2016 7:28 PM

Victoria Beckham to be honoured by the Queen

The mother-of-four will follow in hubby David's footsteps, 13 years after he received his nod from the Queen.

29 Dec 2016 4:44 PM

Cyclist cycles 7,424 km with solar panel

Sushil Reddy also sets world record while creating awareness

29 Dec 2016 4:30 PM

Queen bees: Honey co-ops help Afghan women take control

Four beekeeping cooperatives have been set up here in recent years, backed by NGOs and foreign aid.

29 Dec 2016 11:31 AM

Scarlett Johansson is top grossing movie star of 2016

She had featured in 'Captain America: Civil War,' the year's biggest box office hit.

29 Dec 2016 10:08 AM


Princess Leia puts Disney in Star Wars-size dilemma

The actress had finished filming for the 2017 release of Star Wars: Episode VIII.

29 Dec 2016 4:49 AM

UK student sparks police search for skipping Christmas

London’s Metropolitan Police launched a search on Mon saying 21-year-old Isabel Gayther was last seen at her student residence on Sat.

29 Dec 2016 4:43 AM

Princes, Queen end in dead heat

William, Harry match up to grandmother’s record of number of days spent on royal duties.

29 Dec 2016 4:36 AM