SEX

  • Section 377 damaging psychological well-being of homosexuals: Justice Shah February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The existing laws pertaining to gay sex are damaging the psychological well-being of homosexuals in the country, Law Commission Chairman Justice AP Shah said on Monday. "Section 377 is discriminatory in its application, unreasonable in its intent, deprives a group of its personal autonomy and violates individual privacy and...
  • Four held for running flesh trade racket in Maharashtra February 14, 2015

    Maharashtra: Police busted a prostitution racket after conducting raids at various places in Arni town in the district and arrested four persons, an official said on Saturday. The sleuths of crime branch conducted raids last evening and took 20 sex workers into custody but later released them on bail. According to...
  • Amazon, Flipkart selling books on sex determination February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the country is grappling with the problem of bias against girl child, e-market places like Amazon and Flipkart are found selling books on sex determination of foetus. Sale of such books take place through e-commerce even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 'Save Girl Child'...
  • Ever thought of dresses, skirts and hats made out of condoms? Students stand out with their innovative ideas at a design contest January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Imagine dresses, skirts and hats made out of colourful condoms -- that's a design innovation brought to reality by fashion designing students at a unique contest here. Youth condom brand Skore Condoms conducted a design contest and fashion show titled Skore Fashionista, which brought together 36 teams comprising 78 students...
  • Porn addicts more likely to have unsafe sex, multiple sexual partners: Study January 30, 2015

    Sydney: In a study involving college students, Australian researchers have linked porn addiction with increased sexual risk such as unsafe practices and more sexual partners. In an article titled 'Association Between Pornography Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adult Consumers: A Systematic Review,' the team from University of Sydney and Curtin...
  • PM Modi to launch 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign from Haryana January 21, 2015

    Chandigarh: Government's ambitious 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign to save and empower girl child will be launched on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Panipat in Haryana, the state with the lowest sex ratio. The state government has decided to observe a holiday in all the government and non-government...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...
  • Female foeticide needs to be fought strongly: Maneka Gandhi January 20, 2015

    Panipat: Stressing that the society as a whole needs to change the mindset towards the girl child to end the problem of female foeticide, Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that the practice was more prevalent among the middle, upper-middle and rich sections of the society. Though there was...
  • Roman Polanski, sought by US, says will cooperate with Polish prosecutors January 13, 2015

    Warsaw: Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is in Poland to make a new film, has said he will cooperate with Polish authorities as part of a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction. The Polish prosecutor-general's office said last week it planned to question Polanski, who was...
  • PM Modi to launch 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme' on January 22 January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Government's ambitious 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme' to improve the child sex ratio (CSR) will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22. The issue of decline in CSR is complex and multi-dimensional and the scheme will address the issue within the broad framework of survival,...
  • Punjab and Haryana HC allows jail inmates to have sex with their married partners January 7, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a historic judgement, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday allowed jail inmates to have sex with their married partners. The court, in an order, held that the right of convicts and jail inmates to have conjugal visits or artificial insemination for progeny was a fundamental right....
  • Buckingham Palace denies sex charge against Prince Andrew January 3, 2015

    London: Buckingham Palace on Saturday denied "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" by Britain's Prince Andrew, after he was named in US court papers for allegedly having sexual relations with a girl. A woman named him in documents she filed in a Florida court over how prosecutors handled a case...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy': I want people see the Kolkata of 1940s, says director Dibakar Banerjee December 21, 2014

    Kolkata: To make the name of his Hindi film more attractive, Bollywood Director Dibakar Banerjee has changed the spelling of his upcoming fictional detective film 'Byomkesh Bakshi'. In the first poster of the film, the name has been written as 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. The Bengali surname is written as 'Bakshi' in...
  • Students and teachers stress on the importance of sex education December 17, 2014

    With the increase in violence against women, students and teachers stress on the importance of sex education. "Child's curiosity needs to be answered," says a teacher. ...
  • Despite ban, medical books continue to propagate two-finger test to detect rape December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Medical examination of rape survivors has been in question for a long time. Especially the two-finger test which involves the doctor inserting two or more fingers in the vagina of the rape survivor to test for the presence of hymen and the laxity of the vagina. For long, the...
  • Islamic State justifies enslaving, having sex with 'non-believers' December 13, 2014

    Baghdad: The Sunni jihadi organisation Islamic State (IS) has justified the enslavement of non-Muslim women and children and sexual intercourse with them, not sparing even pre-pubescent girls. This message has been propagated by an IS pamphlet titled "Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom", which was distributed to the...
  • Sex protest outside UK Parliament over porn 'censorship' December 13, 2014

    London: Campaigners in favour of hardcore pornography staged an unusual protest outside the British Parliament against new rules banning a series of extreme sex acts from online videos. They were protesting an amendment to the Communications Act requiring video-on-demand online pornography to follow tougher rules, already laid out by the...
  • Couple has sex in tunnel, Moscow metro orders spot checks December 12, 2014

    Moscow: Moscow's metro said on Friday it was carrying out emergency checks of its system after a young couple made their way into a tunnel and had sex on the rails. Moscow has a subculture of enthusiasts who explore its maze of tunnels including the metro system, called "diggers", and a...
  • Paul Meeking, the paedophile Bengaluru teacher, escapes to Kuwait December 2, 2014

    Bengaluru: Paul Meekin, the alleged paedophile teacher of Bengaluru has escaped to Kuwait. The teacher is being probed by police in Britain and India. As per reports Paul Working has taken a false name in Kuwait. Paul was arrested while he was working at World School in Bengaluru for having...
  • The hypocrisy surrounding sex in India is widespread, it's still treated as a taboo subject: Ranveer Singh December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh, who emerged as a sex icon with his bold condom ad campaign 'Do the Rex', says sex is natural and it's time to bring it out of the bedroom. "Sex is a beautiful and perfectly natural phenomenon. Everyone does it and by no means is it...
  • Photos: Hundreds dance, sing and cheer in the Delhi Queer Pride parade for gay pride, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people danced, sang and cheered in a gay pride parade in New Delhi on Sunday, the first since the country's top court reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy. Multi-coloured balloons, masquerade masks and wigs, a huge rainbow flag and a St. Bernard...
  • I had no knowledge about it: Priyanka Chopra on the alleged sex racket that was being run from her property in Mumbai November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Commenting on recent reports about her flat being used to run a sex racket, actress Priyanka Chopra says she had no clue about what was happening in her property as she doesn't snoop around. "When we rent properties we don't go and check what is happening in the bedroom....
  • WHO advises male Ebola survivors to abstain from sex November 29, 2014

    London: Men who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimise the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. Ebola, a disease that has infected and killing thousands in a vast epidemic in West Africa, normally spreads...
  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure young women into prostitution November 28, 2014

    Lodon: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements with webchats...
  • UK: Sex trafficking survivor reveals her her life story November 26, 2014

    Marcela Loaiza was 21-year-old when she was trafficked to Tokyo to work as prostitute. She was forced to do the work for helping her daughter survive medical emergency. ...
  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure victims November 26, 2014

    London: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements with...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha November 16, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on legalisation of sex trade, and talks to Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. He also visits children in a school on the occasion of the Children's Day. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha's take on legalisation of sex trade November 16, 2014

    The National Commission for Women (NCW) to propose legalisation of sex trade to a committee appointed by the Supreme Court but according to sources the Women & Child Development ministry isn't in favour the idea. ...
  • NCW Chairperson to look into Bangalore jail case on Monday, says office doesn't work on weekends November 15, 2014

    Bengaluru: Despite shocking revelations emerging from inside the Bangalore Central jail, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women has drawn the ire of female activists for saying that her office will only react to the case on Monday as it does not function during the weekends. NCW Chairperson Lalitha...
  • Women inmates allegedly forced to have sex with male convicts in Bangalore Central jail November 15, 2014

    Bengaluru: In shocking revelations emerging from inside the Bangalore Central jail, two letters have surfaced which allege that women inmates at the jail were forced by their jail wardens to have sex with male inmates. In turn the male inmates paid the jailors for this service. The letters that have come...