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  • Women should make sure that there is a toilet before marriage: Nirmala Samant August 18, 2014

    National Commission for Women member Nirmala Samant on Monday praised women who stood for themselves and left their in-law's house due to lack of toilets. She said, "Before marrying every women should make sure that there is toilet in their in-law's house." ...
  • PM Modi should now act on what he said: Mamta Sharma August 18, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma on Monday praised the women who stood for themselves and left their in-law's house due to lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence day brought up the issue of lack of proper toilets facilities. Mamta said, "I respect Modi's speech but...
  • Bangalore: Child labour is the bigger crime, says NCW chairperson August 10, 2014

    In connection with brutal assault of minor domestic help, the National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma on Sunday said, "it is shocking that an educated couple was involved in this. Here, child labour is the bigger crime. This must be treated like a murder case so that it acts...
  • Accused not afraid as judicial process is time taking: NCW on Bangalore rape July 30, 2014

    Reacting to the rape of a six-year-old child in her school, NCW member Shamina Shaifq said, "the judicial procedure is so time taking that the perpetrators are not afraid of anything. If the government cannot ensure safety of women and children then who will?" ...
  • NCW holds CBDT guilty in I-T officer sexual harassment case July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After an Income Tax officer from West bengal alleged that she was sexually harassed by her superior and her complaints to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) were ignored, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has held the CBDT guilty. The NCW said that the lady officer was...
  • Despite rising crimes, UP government downsizes women commission's budget July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as crimes against women continue unabated in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh Yadav government has downsized the budget of the state women's commission. A Right to Information application by an activist has revealed that the UP government has been slashing the budgetary allocation by over 85 per cent...
  • Goa's pub culure: Minister shouldn't make such comments, says NCW July 13, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma hit out at Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik for his remarks on pub culture. Sharma said, "The Tourism Minister shouldn't be making such narrow-minded comments. Goa attracts so many foreign tourists and it doesn't make sense to end pub culture...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • PM asks NCW, SC/ST panel heads to quit June 19, 2014

    The Union government has asked the heads of National Commission for Women and SC/ST Commission to step down from their respective posts, say sources. This comes after the PMO asked all seven members of the National Disaster Management Authority to put in their papers. The PMO has asked the National...
  • UPA appointees targeted: Mamta Sharma, Karan Singh, PL Punia to quit? June 19, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women, SC/ST Commission and Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR) to step down from their respective posts, say sources. ...
  • After Governors, NDMA members, PM asks NCW, SC/ST panel heads to quit June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women and SC/ST Commission to step down from their respective posts, say sources. This comes after the PMO asked all seven members of...
  • NCW for effective steps to curb crimes against women June 8, 2014

    Itanagar: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma has called for a change in the mindset of the society besides proper implementation of laws and a strong monitoring mechanism to curb crimes against women. Addressing the participants during a day-long legal awareness programme on crime against women in Lower Subansiri...
  • UP: Policeman, 3 others arrested for rape of 2 girls found hanging May 29, 2014

    Badaun: In a shameful incident in Uttar Pradesh, two teenage dalit sisters were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a tree in Katra village. Police have arrested four people including a constable, who has been suspended. A case has been registered and an inquiry is underway....
  • NCW issues notice to Mulayam over his rape remarks April 11, 2014

    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...
  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad April 11, 2014

    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 February 11, 2014

    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 of...
  • FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice? January 29, 2014

    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 January 28, 2014

    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 following...
  • Somnath Bharti's U-turn on women commission, says NCW responsible January 25, 2014

    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 January 22, 2014

    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 January 22, 2014

    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? January 22, 2014

    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 January 22, 2014

    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 January 22, 2014

    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 has...
  • NCW takes suo motu cognizance of AK Ganguly sexual harassment case December 6, 2013

    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 has...
  • I am happy with Goa court's verdict: Shamina Shafique November 30, 2013

    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 November 30, 2013

    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 December 1, 2013

    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? November 30, 2013

    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 plea...
  • Tejpal assault case: How the day unfolded November 30, 2013

    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 Tejpal...