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  • NCW issues notice to Mulayam over his rape remarks 11-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday sent a notice to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's over his remarks on rape during an election rally in Moradabad. The Commssion also sent a letter to the Election Commission of India to take cognizance of the matter and...
  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad 11-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, has refused to back down. ...
  • NCW criticises WB government on issue of women's security 11-02-2014 05:26 PM

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma on Tuesday criticised the West Bengal government for not doing enough for the security of women. Sharma told reporters at the airport in Kolkata that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, being a woman, was expected to be more vigilant about the issue of safety...
  • FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice? 29-01-2014 11:38 PM

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play...
  • NCW chief writes to President, L-G, demands Somnath's resignation 28-01-2014 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamta Sharma on Tuesday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jund demanding action against Delhi Law Minister Somanth Bharti. In the letter, Mamta demanded that Somnath Bharti be asked to immediately resign from his position. Already under fire...
  • Somnath Bharti's U-turn on women commission, says NCW responsible 25-01-2014 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: After calling the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) a political organisation, Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti did a u-turn on his views on the Women Commission and said that the National Commission for Women is a responsible organisation. "It is a responsible organization and I wouldn't want anyone...
  • A Billion Votes: Somnath in trouble as Ugandan woman identifies him 22-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Women groups have written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Law Minister Somnath Bharti saying that the Khirki area incident is against the rights of all women in general. National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamta Sharma on Wednesday said the SHO cannot summon Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as...
  • Delhi Commission for Women summons Somnath Bharti 22-01-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti is in for more trouble. The Ugandan woman, who was targeted in a midnight raid, has identified Bharti and his supporters as the men who manhandled her along with her friend. The Delhi commission for Women has also issued summons to the Delhi...
  • AAP vs Delhi Police: Should Arvind Kejriwal sack Somnath Bharti? 22-01-2014 06:54 PM

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti was seen on Wednesday evading the media. He was identified by one of the complainants as the leader of the midnight raid in Delhi's Khirkee extenstion area. ...
  • Sandeep Dikshit demands police action against Somnath Bharti 22-01-2014 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit demanded police action against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti over an incident relating to alleged drug and prostitution racket in a south Delhi locality. The AAP leader was identified by an Ugandan woman who alleged that he misbehaved with the girls during the midnight...
  • Kumar Vishwas apologises for his remarks against Kerala nurses 22-01-2014 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday apologised for his racist and sexist remark on Kerala nurses. The apology came after various groups including the National Commission for Women criticised the leader for his remark and demanded his resignation. AAP Kerala Convener Manoj Padmanabhan said that Vishwas...
  • NCW takes suo motu cognizance of AK Ganguly sexual harassment case 06-12-2013 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission of Women on Friday took suo motu cognizance of the law intern case in which retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly was named as an accused for allegedly sexually harassing a girl. The NCW has sent two notices on the matter. One of the notices...
  • I am happy with Goa court's verdict: Shamina Shafique 30-11-2013 11:43 PM

    NCW member Shamina Shafique said that she was happy with the court verdict denying Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal's anticipatory bail plea. "It is a legal procedure and law takes its own course and we need to respect the judgement," added Shafique. Tarun Tejpal was finally arrested late on Saturday night...
  • Prosecution calls Tarun Tejpal a chameleon 30-11-2013 02:46 PM

    Panaji: With the arguments in the sexual assault case involving Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal coming to an end, the Goa sessions court is set to give its verdict on whether the bail application of Tejpal will be accepted or rejected. The court is expected to pronounce its order in the...
  • Tejpal sexual assault case: How the day unfolded 30-11-2013 09:43 AM

    Panaji: 9:20: Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal has been taken into custody by the Goa police. Tejpal will now be taken for medical examination following which his interrogation will begin. 9:00 pm: NCW member Nirmala Samant says that she is happy with the court verdict denying Tarun Tejpal's anticipatory bail plea....
  • Tarun Tejpal's bail hearing at 10 am, will the court grant him relief? 30-11-2013 07:51 AM

    Panaji: After high drama on Friday, Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal got interim relief from arrest in the alleged sexual assault case. His bail plea hearing will resume at 10 am on Saturday in the Goa sessions court. The court on Friday maintained that Tejpal cannot be arrested till his bail...
  • Tejpal assault case: How the day unfolded 29-11-2013 08:36 AM

    New Delhi/Panaji: 7:20 pm:Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal reaches Goa crime branch office. 6:12 pm: The Goa DGP said that no one has stopped the police from Tarun Tejpal in the sexual assault case. "We will attempt again to meet him," he said. 6:05 pm: In a major relief to Tarun...
  • Sexual assault: Raid at Tejpal's Delhi home as he remains untraceable 29-11-2013 07:13 AM

    New Delhi: The joint team of Goa and Delhi crime branch raided Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal's residence in Delhi early on Friday morning to arrest him. This after a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against him in the sexual assault case. There have been conflicting reports of whether he has...
  • Sexual assault case: NCW unsatisfied with Shoma's response 28-11-2013 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has expressed its unhappiness over the way Tehelka's former Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury handled the allegation of rape against Tarun Tejpal. After a three hour long meeting with Shoma Chaudhury, the NCW member Shamima Shafique said "We are not satisfied with some...
  • Shoma Chaudhury trying to shirk responsibilities, says NCW 28-11-2013 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has said Shoma Chaudhury is trying to shirk responsibilities by resigning as Tehelka Managing Editor. The NCW also said that her resignation won't affect the sexual assault case against Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal. "Shoma Choudhary didn't do this initially. This seems to be...
  • NCW demands apology from Naresh Agarwal 27-11-2013 10:08 PM

    NCW member Nirmala Samant said that Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal should apologise for saying that companies are now scared of hiring women. "I was shocked at Naresh Agarwal's comment, it's highly derogatory and he must apologise for If he does not apologise, then NCW will send a notice to...
  • Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal's silliest remarks 27-11-2013 02:57 PM

    Samajwadi Party Naresh Agarwal has once again made a controversial statement on the Tehelka case. The leader, known for shooting off his mouth during several occasions in the past, had once compared the BJP to a 'widow'. Read his other controversial statements here. ...
  • Snooping row: NCW questions authenticity of letter by girl's father 21-11-2013 07:55 AM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has now said that it doubts the authenticity of the letter written by the father of the woman was spied upon by the Gujarat Police at the behest of key Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah. "You cannot presume that we are disregarding the...
  • Snooping row: Woman's father asks NCW to stop probe 20-11-2013 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: The father of the woman who was allegedly spied upon by Gujarat Police in 2009 following instructions from former state minister Amit Shah, who is a close aide of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, has written to the National Commission for Women (NCW) rejecting the need for an investigation...
  • Under fire CBI chief Ranjit Sinha regrets his 'enjoy rape' comment 13-11-2013 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Faced with stinging criticism, outrage and demands to step down, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday expressed regret and apologised for his "enjoy rape if you can't prevent it" comment. The CBI chief tried to control the damage by saying that his statement delivered at a conference held...
  • SP's Naresh Agarwal compares BJP with a 'widow', takes a dig at Modi 26-10-2013 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting a new low in politics, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal has uses derogatory language to take a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. He has compared the BJP to a 'widow'. "In my village there is a saying that if you ask...
  • Police will have to step up security of bar dancers: NCW on SC verdict 16-07-2013 07:18 PM

    The National Commission for Women said that the government will have to step up security of the bar dancers. Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict to reopen the dance bars, Mamata Sharma,chairperson NCW said: "The govt will have to take steps for teh security of the bar dancers they should...
  • 'Girls' shelter homes to be monitored to check abuse' 21-05-2013 07:42 PM

    Bundi: Organisations across the country running shelter homes for girls will soon be subjected to tight monitoring to ensure that no crime or abuse is committed at such facilities, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has said. NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma told reporters that she will write to the directors...
  • NCW asks Odisha to recommend CBI probe into doctor's death 16-05-2013 01:46 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Unhappy over the probe by Crime Branch of state police into the mysterious death of a lady doctor in Puri in 2012, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday suggested Odisha government to recommend a CBI probe into the matter. "We do not feel the state police is...
  • Can't meet rape survivor's family today, it's a holiday: NCW chief 19-04-2013 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Mamata Sharma on Friday said that she has taken note of the rape of a five-year-old in Delhi but surprisingly expressed inability to go and visit the family not before Saturday since it is a holiday on Friday. When confronted about...