Domestic Violence

  • Power of 49: Story of Rashmi Anand who fought domestic violence 27-02-2014 01:53 PM

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. This week's theme of the campaign is 'women and domestic violence'. ...
  • Artist's work shows Barbie as a victim of domestic violence, with a bloody lip and a black eye 25-02-2014 04:46 PM

    Artist Samantha Humphreys has documented a series of disturbing pictures of domestic violence using an icon of female perfection - the Barbie. The series 'What If?' by Humphreys was featured in the Speaking Out Exhibition at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester. Since then, the series has been receiving worldwide media...
  • New amendment in law makes wife beating legal in Afghanistan 06-02-2014 02:09 PM

    The Guardian reported on Thursday that Afghanistan has legalised domestic violence by changing a law so it will become impossible for anyone to testify against relatives. This effectively gives sanction to honour killings. The change in legislation has been passed by the Afghan Parliament and now awaits President Hamid Karzai's...
  • Maine police investigating screams find happy pig 05-02-2014 10:37 AM

    Maine: Police responding to reports of screaming coming from a home in Maine didn't find a victim of domestic violence as they feared. Instead, they found an amorous pig. State police say a woman called last week after hearing what she believed to be a fight coming from a neighbour's...
  • Mumbai: Adnan Sami moves HC to furnish fresh sureties for bail 20-01-2014 09:28 PM

    Mumbai: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami moved the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking permission to furnish two fresh sureties in keeping with a condition imposed on him while being granted anticipatory bail in a domestic violence case filed by his estranged wife Sabah Galadari. Two persons who had stood surety...
  • Woman beaten to death by in-laws, family hold protest 03-01-2014 11:58 PM

    The kin of a woman who was allegedly beaten to death by her in-laws held a protest on Friday with her body at the office of the Senior Superintendent ofPolice here in Saharanpur district seeking action against the accused. A police official said that a large group of people from...
  • Man arrested for murdering wife over property dispute 03-01-2014 09:14 PM

    A person was arrested on Friday for allegedly killing his wife over a property dispute, the police said. Identified as Dilip Pahwa (54), the accused allegedly killed his wife Santosh Pahwa (50) by attacking her with a sharp-edged weapon on December 19 last year, when she was at her cast...
  • Employment of domestic workers to be on agenda for talks: US 25-12-2013 12:18 PM

    The US on Wednesday said employment of domestic workers will now be on agenda for the bilateral talks with India with which it is in conversation to "determine the way forward" in resolving the 14-day-long diplomatic row. "The Department of State is in conversation with the Government of India on...
  • Watch: Girls in bondage 16-10-2013 04:00 PM

    Recently, a 50-year-old woman was arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. The 15-year-old girl from Jharkhand had alleged that her employer would beat her up every day. Such is the case of thousands of girls from Jharkhand who end up as domestic help. ...
  • 'Abused goddesses' spread message against domestic violence 06-09-2013 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Three award-winning ads with images of bruised Hindu goddesses - Saraswati, Durga and Lakshmi - attempt to spread a strong message against domestic violence in India."Pray that we never see this day. Today more than 68% of women in India are victims of domestic violence. Tomorrow it seems...
  • Om Puri gets bail, leaves for shooting in Britain 01-09-2013 03:07 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Om Puri, who was accused by his wife Nandita of domestic violence, breathed a sigh of relief when he was finally granted bail. In addition to bail granted Saturday morning, he has been allowed to leave the country on professional assignment. The beleaguered actor was expected to leave...
  • Domestic violence case: Om Puri's bail plea disposed by court 31-08-2013 05:25 PM

    The sessions court on Saturday disposed of the anticipatory bail application filed Bollywood actor Om Puri, who is accused of assaulting his wife, after he told the court that he wants to withdraw the plea. The move comes after Mumbai police told the sessions court that Puri has been only...
  • Om Puri lying about being out of town, alleges wife 29-08-2013 06:07 AM

    Journalist-columnist Nandita Puri, who filed a police complaint of domestic violence against her husband and actor Om Puri, on Wednesday claimed he was lying when he said he was out of town when he allegedly beat her. "All lies... He is lying and he was in Mumbai. After the incident,...
  • Domestic violence case: Om Puri says his wife is hysterical 27-08-2013 07:30 PM

    A day after actor Om Puri's estranged wife Nandita filed a case of domestic violence against him, the actor denied all the charges and called her hysterical. He also said she is very dominating. ...
  • Om Puri still missing, search on, says Mumbai Police 27-08-2013 03:52 PM

    Mumbai: Om Puri is not traceable, a police officer said Tuesday, adding the actor was being sought in the wake of a domestic violence complaint filed by his wife. Om Puri's wife Nandita lodged a complaint against him on Aug 23 at the Versova Police Station. "When Nandita Puri had...
  • UNICEF launches initiative on violence against children 01-08-2013 05:32 AM

    United Nations: UNICEF on Wednesday launched a new initiative on violence against children, calling on the international community to speak out against it. The 'End Violence Against Children' initiative seeks to build on growing popular outrage following attacks against children, including the 2012 shooting of then 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in...
  • Assaulted by 'alcoholic' husband for years, woman sets herself, 2 kids ablaze 31-07-2013 11:06 AM

    In a heart rending incident, a woman set herself and her eight-month-old and two-year-old daughters ablaze in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh late on Tuesday, police said. The woman took the extreme step after a spat with her alcoholic husband, who would often beat her up after getting drunk, police...
  • Husband chops off wife's fingers in Manipur; absconding 19-07-2013 12:03 PM

    Imphal: A husband chopped off three fingers of his wife when he attacked her with a sword in interior Thoubal district of Manipur, official reports said on Friday. The wife, 47-year-old Thoibi Devi was rushed to a private clinic where she is undergoing treatment. The husband, Tolen Khomba, is absconding...
  • Kerala: Father, stepmother torture five-year-old child for 2 years 18-07-2013 09:24 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another instance of brutalities against children, a five-year-old landed at a government hospital in Kottayam in Kerala after being allegedly tortured by his father and stepmother for two years. The state government has adopted the child and lodged an attempt to murder case on the father and...
  • Married or not, domestic violence act binding, says Kerala HC 17-07-2013 01:40 PM

    Kochi: In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she was in a live-in relationship. 'What was intended under Sect 2(a) of the Act was a...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man stangulates wife, burns her body 15-07-2013 08:52 PM

    Erode: One person hailing from Karnataka was on Monday arrested for allegedly strangling his wife to death and burning the body a week ago, police said. Police said the accused Kongalayiah of Chamrajnagar in Karnataka,came to Arasur and stayed there with his 25-year-old wife. He was working in a private...
  • FTP: Is the veil of silence over domestic violence being broken at last? 11-07-2013 11:48 PM

    Former Miss World and actress Yukta Mookhey has lodged an FIR against her husband Prince Tuli for alleged domestic violence. ...
  • Yukta Mookhey case: Is the veil of silence over domestic violence being broken at last?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the veil of silence over domestic violence has been broken? ...
  • American rapper 50 Cent accused of domestic violence 04-07-2013 01:32 PM

    Los Angeles: American Rapper 50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence and vandalism for allegedly kicking his ex-girlfriend and damaging her property during a dispute at her home. Police officers were called to the property, where the woman claimed she locked herself in bedroom after she got into an...
  • Park Street rape survivor helps other women suffering from injustice 17-06-2013 12:26 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata's Park Street rape survivor is not just picking up the pieces of her own life, but she is also giving a new meaning to the lives of many women suffering from injustice. She has now found her new calling at a women's support helpline. The 38-year-old is helping...
  • Park Street rape survivor embarks on new journey with a job 27-05-2013 01:39 PM

    Kolkata: After struggling for more than a year to get a job, the Park Street rape survivor has stood up against her circumstances and is now empowering survivors like her through a helpline. "I have this mission of empowering rape victims like me. With this job, I embark on a...
  • Woman commits suicide after throwing 3 children into well 15-05-2013 10:59 PM

    Bhavnagar: A middle aged woman in Nani Rajasthali village near Palitana killed her three kids on Wednesday, by throwing them into a well, police officials said. Later on, she committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree near the well, the police said. Mamta Gohil (35) allegedly threw her three...
  • Daughter-in-law should not be treated as domestic help: SC 15-05-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: A daughter-in-law should be treated as a family member and not the domestic help, and she cannot be "thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time", the Supreme Court has said, while expressing concern over instances of brides being burnt and tortured in the country. The top...
  • Kerala: Former minister, wife move joint divorce plea 11-04-2013 09:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Marking the climax of the long-drawn family rift, former Kerala Forest Minister KB Ganesh Kumar and his estranged wife Yamini Thankachi on Thursday moved a joint divorce petition in the family court in Thiruvananthapuram. Admitting the petition, the magistrate posted hearing for October 21 and suggested that they undergo...