Dress Code

  • 'Dhoti' storm in Chennai: Should there be a dress code in clubs? July 16, 2014

    Days after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association barred a sitting Madras High Court judge and two senior advocates from entering the club wearing dhotis, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has issued a strong warning to the club. Calling it sartorial despotism, Jayalalithaa said that the government intends to pass a law...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • Dhoti-clad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • TMC's code for polls: Women not to wear lipstick, men not to drink April 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Live austere until the polls are over, seems to be the Trinamool Congress's mantra ahead of the elections. The party has issued a diktat to its members, asking women not to wear lipstick and men to abstain from alcohol until the elections are over. The TMC has not commented on how...
  • Karnataka government to enforce dress code for employees September 15, 2013

    Bangalore: Now a dress code for Karnataka government employees -- pant and shirt/pyjama/kurta for men and saree or "chudidar" for women. The state government has announced enforcement of a dress code for its officials and staff after some were found to wear clothes "that did not bring any repute" to the...
  • Face The People: Is a dress code necessary for safety of women? September 4, 2013

    With crime against women on the rise, Chennai colleges and Delhi University has imposed a dress code for girl students. They have been asked not to wear sleeveless tops, shorts and similar clothes. ...
  • AMU withdraws 'unofficial' dress code diktat for hostel girls July 27, 2013

    Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University on Saturday withdrew a decision on the dress code of hostel girls saying it was 'unofficial'. The provost of the girl's hostel, Dr Ghazala Parveen, had earlier issued a list of dos and don'ts for the girl students. The girls were asked to wear proper and...
  • AMU withdraws 'advisory' on hostel girls' dress code July 27, 2013

    Aligarh Muslim University on Saturday morning withdrew its 'advisory' on hostel girls wherein the residents of Abdullah Hall were asked to wear ‘decent looking dresses, both in and outside the campus’. The prestigious university had issued a list of dos and don’ts to the 1300 girls residing in various hostels in the...
  • Karnataka government notifies rules for employing women in bars July 9, 2013

    Karnataka government informed the High Court that women bar employees should be at least 21 years old. The government also said that women working in bars and restaurants should be clad in trousers and full sleeved shirts. ...
  • Look beyond 'short skirts', ADB tells the media May 3, 2013

    Get your priorities right, seems to be the message from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the media. The Asian Development Bank's 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Delhi NCR that started from May 2 and is scheduled to continue till May 5 has been in the...
  • State of The Nation: Are the prevailing mindsets in our society biased against modern women? January 24, 2013

    In the State Of The Nation survey on safety of women as part of CNN-IBN's Agenda for Change, the majority says that a woman who is raped is not only ruined for life but also that women should abide by a certain dress code in public. ...
  • Rape victims are ruined for life, feels India January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In the State Of The Nation survey on safety of women as part of CNN-IBN's Agenda for Change, the majority says that a woman who is raped is not only ruined for life but also that women should abide by a certain dress code in public. More than...
  • Govt drops plan to introduce new dress code for girl students January 11, 2013

    Puducherry: Facing public outcry, Puducherry government has dropped its plan to introduce a dress code making overcoats mandatory for girl students in the Union Territory to prevent sexual crimes. A release from the Director of School Education Vallavan on Thursday said although government was considering the plan suggested by a government...
  • Clothes don't affect a criminal's mind: Bhiwani student on diktat December 10, 2012

    There has been public outrage after a women's college in the Bhiwani district in Haryana banned girls from turning out in jeans and tops. ...
  • No jeans for girls in Bhiwani college, no black clothes in Bijnor December 10, 2012

    Bhiwani/Bijnor: There has been public outrage after two diktats in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. While in Haryana, a college has banned girls from wearing jeans, in Uttar Pradesh, the Bijnor District Magistrate has asked girls not to wear black clothes at a Chief Minister event. A women's college in the Bhiwani...
  • Women's college in Bhiwani bans girls from wearing jeans December 10, 2012

    Bhiwani: A women's college in the Bhiwani district in Haryana has banned girls from turning out in jeans and tops. At the Adarsh Women's College, where this diktat has been in place, the principal doesn't see anything wrong with it. Instead, she says that it's a part of respecting Indian...
  • Woman teacher moves rights panel against 'dress code' October 24, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A woman teacher, who has been suspended for a fortnight from an aided higher secondary school in Malappuram district for allegedly refusing to fall in line with the management's diktat to wear a "light green" overcoat, has approached the State Human Rights Commission, seeking justice. Authorities of Sullamssalam Oriental...
  • TN school teachers get a dressing-down July 6, 2012

    Coimbatore: A month into the new academic year, the Tamil Nadu Directorate of School Education has advised teachers to turn up in classrooms wearing “dignified” dresses. In a circular dated June 29, the Directorate has asked District and Chief Educational Officers to instruct principals of government and all recognised private...
  • Now, dress code for parents dropping kids at schools July 6, 2012

    Bangalore: If you think only colleges and religious places have imposed dress code, here is some news. Schools in the city have begun to impose a ‘dress code’, not for students, but for parents who show up in night clothes to see off their wards. Blossoms School prohibits parents coming...
  • Watch: Tourists react to J&K group's dress code proposal July 5, 2012

    The Jamaat-e-Islami has issued a dress code advisory for tourists in Jammu and Kashmir - no short or tight clothes. ...
  • J&K group wants dress code for tourists, govt silent July 5, 2012

    Srinagar: Separatist group Jamaat-e-Islami has issued a dress code advisory for tourists in Kashmir - no short or tight clothes. It has asked the tourism department to enforce the rule, but surprisingly, the Omar Abdullah government is silent on the matter. "We are not forcing them to wear Islamic dresses....
  • Kerala: Row over dress circular to teachers July 3, 2012

    Kochi: Kerala's education department on Monday sent a circular to woman teachers to turn up at a function in a saree and green blouse, inviting allegations that the colour reflected the minister's party flag. The circular was cancelled late in the evening. The Ernakulam district official who issued it was...
  • Manipur student bodies issue diktat on clothes June 26, 2012

    Imphal: Six student bodies in Manipur on Tuesday decided to issue a diktat seeking to prohibit school and college students from wearing 'indecent' dresses. They said girl students should wear the Manipuri ankle length dress, 'Phanek' and under no condition uniforms above the knee would be tolerated. The use of of mobile...
  • News 360: Munda's chopper crashes in Ranchi May 9, 2012

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda suffered injuries after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed. ...
  • No apology for dress code orders: Haryana govt May 9, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government on Wednesday defended its dress code orders issued recently by the Women and Child Development Department that asked its employees to wear "decent" clothes at work. The order issued on April 18 by the Department's Superintendent on behalf of the then Director Renu Phulia with regard to...
  • Haryana dept bans jeans, t-shirts for women staff May 9, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Women and Child Department has issued a dress code for its women employees, according to which, they would not be allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts to work. According to the new dress code, the women employees can only wear salwar kameez and sarees to work. Jeans and...
  • Barmy Army warned against topless show January 24, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: The Barmy Army fans will not be allowed to pull off their tops while watching the second cricket Test between Pakistan and England starting here from Wednesday. Once the Barmy Army takes the stands, they can enjoy the sun, but cannot take their tops off as the gentle warning...
  • Goa temples ban foreigners, impose dress code June 6, 2011

    Panaji: Scantily-clad tourists in beach wear have not gone down well with temple authorities in Goa with some laying down a strict dress code for visitors and another barring foreigners. While the Mahalasa Narayani Temple at Mardol, 20 km from Panaji has put up a board stating that "Entry Restricted for...
  • Swiss Bank UBS revises dress code January 18, 2011

    Geneva: Swiss bank UBS AG is revising its dress code after getting roundly mocked for suggesting employees wear skin-colored underwear and avoid garlic breath. The bank said Monday it is whittling down its 44-page style guide to a more modest booklet that will concentrate on how to impress customers with...
  • Swiss bank issues non-sexy dress code December 17, 2010

    London: All staff in a Swiss bank has been told to wear non-sexy apparel. While women were told to wear flesh-coloured underwear and avoid flashy jewellery, men were asked to wear classic professional suits and avoid socks with cartoon motifs. UBS - erstwhile Union Bank of Switzerland - has ordered...