ABUSE

  • Twitter to now auto-sift abusive tweets, ban users to crackdown on online abuse 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Twitter has taken another step forward in protecting its users from online abuse by announcing changes to its threat policy that will make harder for offensive or threatening posts reach the user. The microblogging site has introduced a filter that will automatically sift out threatening messages from a user's...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 4 days ago

    Junior CJs from World Vision India get us stories that matter to them and to other children across the country. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @ShylajaVarma Video Editor: Narendra Kumar ...
  • World Vision’s Junior CJ’s 4 days ago

    Citizen Journalist Show in partnership with World Vision India gets us the story of Arjun, who not only fought drug abuse but is now setting an example for many children like him to follow. ...
  • Kerala government launches campaign 'Subodham' to help people overcome alcohol, drug abuse 5 days ago

    Kochi: The Kerala government on Sunday launched a major campaign "Subodham" to help people in the state overcome alcohol, drug and other substance abuse. The project was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravishankar in the presence of religious leaders, representatives of student...
  • Twitter cracks down on tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse April 17, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter said Thursday that it is cracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse. Twitter is overhauling its safety policy and beefing up the team responsible for enforcing it, along with investing "heavily" in ways to detect and limit...
  • Peruvian national was arrested at Delhi Airport with cocaine worth Rs 6.5 crores April 15, 2015

    Delhi: A Peruvian national was arrested at the Delhi Airport on Wednesday with 1300 grams of pure cocaine worth Rs 6.5 crores. The drugs were concealed in the cavities of the accused's bag and were elaborately wrapped with 4 layers of plastic and silver foil to avoid detection during the...
  • 'Delhi Belly' actress Poorna Jagannathan opens up about her encounter with sexual abuse as a child April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Poorna Jagannathan, actress, producer and daughter of a diplomat, has shared her horrific experiences of sexual abuse as a child and as a young adult. In a video, which is part of a series shot for a project with the World Bank, WEvolve, the 'Delhi Belly' actress gave an...
  • Delhi airport official accused of sexual harassment suspended March 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18. The Home Ministry also said that a departmental...
  • Woman accuses Delhi airport official of verbally sexually harassing her, files complaint March 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March 18 when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi. The woman claimed that the immigration officer harassed her by asking her several uncomfortable personal questions. The...
  • CEO Dick Costolo says Twitter will defend users' voices; make it harder for abuse to take place March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: On the day the Supreme Court quashed Information Technology Act's section 66A as violative of constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo on Tuesday said here the platform will ensure that its users' "voices" are defended, even as it would make it harder for any...
  • Why do we need to have 'gaalis' for the villain to get 'taalis', asks Shatrughan Sinha March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: While CBFC chairman Pahlaj Nihalani is facing ire from the film fraternity over his diktats regarding cuss words in movies, veteran actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha wonders why use of abuses has become a trend in present-day cinema. Shatrughan, who played the badman memorably in many films in the...
  • Harper Lee's agent 'surprised' by elder abuse allegations March 15, 2015

    New York: The literary agent for Harper Lee said he was surprised someone had told Alabama authorities that the 88-year-old author might be the victim of elder abuse and manipulated into the publication of her second novel. In a statement issued Friday through publisher HarperCollins, agent Andrew Nurnberg said Lee was...
  • Twitter changes usage rules; strictly prohibits posting revenge porn on site March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has changed its usage rules to better address the grave concern of revenge porn posted on its site. The microblogging site now clearly warns against posting of revenge porn or other non-consensual, intimate photos on its platform. On its Twitter Rules page, the site tells users that images...
  • 10 songs that tell you that drug use is bad and the artists speak from experience March 9, 2015

    Remember the golden rule of Mr Mackey from South Park? 'Drugs are bad, mmmkay.'Ye, it is an obvious statement. But it is something a lot of people still ignore. And Mr Mackey is not the first person to say it.Here is a list of 10 hit songs that talk about...
  • Twitter adds 'dox' option in abuse-report system that will ask banned users to verify contact info to resume tweeting March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Pepping up the security on its microblogging plaform, Twitter has announced that its abuse-report system will now include an option for users to report 'doxing' content that intends to collect personal information like name, age, email, address, telephone number, etc. to be able to tweet again. Twitter's Vice President...
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol February 25, 2015

    The Hague Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol...
  • We're not together anymore; still on cordial terms: Rahul Mahajan on Dimpy Ganguly January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Rahul Mahajan, who is currently under the same roof as his estranged wife Dimpy in the 'Bigg Boss Halla Bol' house, says their relationship is 'cordial', and that he's looking forward to bringing entertainment in the reality show. Dimpy is part of the five 'champions' of 'Bigg Boss 8', who...
  • Bengaluru: 289 cases of child sexual abuse registered in 2 years, only 2 convicted January 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru saw a number of cases of child sexual abuse in 2014 and people were out on streets protesting against the rise in crime against children. Out of 289 cases registered under Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) in the last two years, there have been only...
  • Sydney: Twitteratis come out in support of Muslim women abused on a bus December 16, 2014

    Thousands have come out to show their solidarity with Muslims and are tweeting with the hashtag 'I will ride with you'. The movement was started after reports that some women in burqas were abused on a bus in Sydney following the hostage crisis. Anti-Muslim sentiment flared as chilling images from...
  • Chennai safer than other cities, says a resident December 16, 2014

    A student from Chennai felt that the city was relatively safer as compared to other cities. She said, "But there are incidents of sexual abuse that may not make it to the media because Chennai is a conservative city and women may not not want to report it. But it...
  • Live: PM Modi addresses nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' December 14, 2014

    The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. ...
  • PM Modi to focus on drug menace in 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio today December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. PM Modi in this edition will be talking about the menace of drug abuse. In his second...
  • Modi to focus on drug menace in 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio on Sunday December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will talk about the menace of drug abuse on Saturday in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on radio. "On Sunday at 11 AM, I look forward to sharing my thoughts during the #MannKiBaat radio programme," Modi tweeted on Saturday. "As I said during...
  • US man jailed for 50 years in Kenya for pedophilia December 3, 2014

    Nairobi: A Kenyan court has jailed a paraplegic American man for 50 years after he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual abuse of minors and child pornography. Magistrate Joseph Karanja delivered the sentence to Terry Ray Krieger, 59, describing Kreiger's actions as depraved and horrific. Karanja says Krieger robbed his...
  • New Delhi: Cab driver held for molesting a four-year-old November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another case of child sexual abuse, a four-year-old student was allegedly molested by a private school-cab driver in North Delhi's Timarpur, police said on Sunday. The abuse had been going on for several days and the child's mother only found out after her daughter started refusing to...
  • Robert Varley incident requires stricter visa norms to curb incidences of child abuse November 12, 2014

    Child sex abuser Robert Varley exposes chilling loopholes in dealing with cases that involves a foreign national indulging in such horrific crimes. ...
  • Raymond Worley eviction was sad for us: Children right activist Najrana Imaan November 12, 2014

    Raymond Worley was wanted in India for long in connection to child abuse and molestation cases. ...
  • 6/10 Indian men abuse partners: Sweeping statement or bitter truth? November 11, 2014

    A study has revealed the shocking statistics about the Indian males. According to the United Nations study 6 out of 10 men in India have been physically violent with their wives. CNN-IBN asks whether this is a sweeping statement or the bitter truth? ...
  • Here's how women can report abuse, harassment on Twitter and get the issue resolved within 24 hours November 9, 2014

    New York:The micro-blogging site has launched a tool that will allow women to report abuse and harassment on Twitter and get the issue resolved within 24 hours. Developed with the help a non-profit organisation known as Women, Action and Media (WAM), the tool is another weapon in Twitter's fight against online...
  • Bangaluru: 25-year-old woman gangraped by robbers November 4, 2014

    Bangaluru: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by knife wielding robbers in the presence of her husband and mother-in-law at her residence, police said on Tuesday. The woman was raped by two of a four-member robbers' gang in the presence of the family, as the accused allegedly tied their hands...