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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 inlaw's house due to lack of toilets. She said, "Before marrying every women should make sure that there is toilet in their inlaw'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 inlaw'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 sixyearold 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?" ...
  • 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 narrowminded comments. Goa attracts so many foreign tourists and it doesn't make sense to end pub culture...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 FounderEditor 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...
  • NCW demands apology from Naresh Agarwal November 27, 2013

    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...
  • Police will have to step up security of bar dancers: NCW on SC verdict July 16, 2013

    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...
  • Cong silent on leaders demeaning Suryanelli rape survivor: Brinda Karat February 18, 2013

    There is furore over comments by Congress MP K Sudhakar against the Suryanelli gangrape survivor. K Sudhakaran has been criticised after he reportedly called her a prostitute. ...
  • Punjab gangrape: 'Police in the state politicised' January 21, 2013

    Reacting to the gangrape of a 26yearold woman in Punjab, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said, "This act should be condemned and we hope the culprits are punished severely. The police have been politicised in the state which is the biggest problem." ...
  • FTN: Is the NCW incapable of handling new challenges? July 18, 2012

    The NCW's probe panel member Alka Lamba who went to Guwahati may have been sacked for revealing the identity of the victim, but her action has raised serious questions on the functioning of the institution. ...
  • Assam molestation: Has the victim's dignity been compromised? July 17, 2012

    The NCW blames the police for responding late while CM Tarun Gogoi slams mediapersons for not calling the police on time. ...
  • Guwahati case: Blame game on as some culprits roam free July 17, 2012

    The NCW has blamed the police for responding late while the Assam CM slammed mediapersons for not calling the police on time. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 16, 2012

    India will host Pakistan for a series of 3 onedayers and two T20 internationals in December. Agricultural growth is a worry. ...
  • News 360: NDA names Jaswant Singh its Vice Presidential nominee July 16, 2012

    Jaswant Singh, an exArmy officer, has headed Finance, Defence and External Affairs Ministries and even served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • The Last Word: How should journalists react to criminal activities? July 16, 2012

    Private news channel reporter Gaurav Jyoti Neog, blamed for allegedly instigating the mob to molest the teenage girl, resigned from his job on Sunday. ...
  • Guwahati molestation: NCW report delayed over faux pas July 16, 2012

    The threemember NCW team was supposed to submit its report on the Guwahati molestation on Monday. ...
  • Act against spiritual guru: NCW Chief on AP abortion case April 3, 2012

    Commenting on the Andhra Pradesh forced abortion incident, NCW Chairperson Mamata Sharma said that the 'baba' who ordered the act should be held. ...
  • FTN: Does the word 'sexy' denigrate women? February 29, 2012

    The National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma created a controversy on Sunday after she said that words like sexy should not be taken in a negative context. ...
  • Sexy is not vulgar: NCW chief Mamata Sharma February 26, 2012

    The National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma created a controversy after she said that words like sexy should not be taken in a negative context. ...
  • NCW backtracks, says okay with Ministry's team February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has rejected the controversial report filed by its member Nirmala Venkitesh on the Mangalore pub attack. This comes as bad news for Venkatesh who was yesterday slapped with a show cause notice by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for alleged...