Somnath

  • Midnight raid: Didn't demand action against Somnath Bharti, says NHRC 31-03-2014 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday clarified that it has not given any direction to take action against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti in his infamous midnight raid at Khirki extension. The Commission said it had taken suo motu cognisance of the incident and expected some...
  • Midnight raid: NHRC tells police to take action against Somnath Bharti 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: In what can be major trouble for Aam Aadmi Party MLA and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, the National Human Rights Commission has directed the Delhi Police to take action against him for his infamous midnight raid at Khirkee extension. The police have been given two months'...
  • Kejriwal dumping issues half-way: BJP 27-03-2014 10:23 PM

    BJP on Thursday stepped up its attack on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of dumping issues half-way and running away from answering questions, and said it did not need his advise on the kind of language to be used. Charging Kejriwal with indulging in "hypocrisy" and "politics of convenience",...
  • AAP workers did not commit any crime: Somnath Bharti 06-03-2014 05:29 PM

    The 14 AAP workers arrested for violence outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi were granted bail on Thursday. ...
  • Was ready with resignation in Delhi Assembly: Somnath Bharti 16-02-2014 10:20 AM

    Former Delhi law Minister Somnath Bharti said that he was ready with his resignation letter on Friday in the Delhi Assembly. Bharti said, "I would have submitted my resignation if BJP and Congress would have continued with the demand. I wrote my resignation in the House itself. I wanted to...
  • Bharti's midnight raid stalls Delhi Assembly, police to submit report 14-02-2014 09:44 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP stalled the Delhi Assembly on Thrusday demanding the resignation Law Minister Somnath Bharti. Last month, Bharti had attempted amidnight raid at Khirki extension and accused Ugandan women of being involved in drug trafficking and prostitution. The Delhi Police is likely to submit its...
  • Parliament uproar a matter of gravest concern: Somnath Chatterjee 13-02-2014 10:15 PM

    It was a day of the unthinkable as Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the Lok Sabha. Reacting on the unruly scenes, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said that such incidents were a matter of gravest concern. "It...
  • BJP, Congress demand Delhi Minister Somnath Bharti's resignation 13-02-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP and the Congress stepped up the attack on Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for attempting a midnight raid at Khirki extension area in the national capital and demanded his resignation. The Minister is, however, defiant and has refused to apologise. He had earlier said that he...
  • Delhi Police arrests woman who had kept the passports of 3 Ugandan women 07-02-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: Days after three Ugandan women gave powerful testimonies alleging that they were forced into an illegal sex racket in the capital's Khirki extension area, the Delhi Police on Friday arrested the Ugandan woman who had allegedly kept the passport of the women in her possession. The Delhi government...
  • Ugandan High Commission staff meets three sex trade victims 07-02-2014 10:16 AM

    New Delhi: The Ugandan High Commission on Thursday met the three women victims of sex trafficking, saying that it had provided them papers and was willing to send them back. Sources, however, say that the women cannot leave without permission from the police or a magistrate as they have filed...
  • People who ran campaign against me should apologise: Somnath Bharti 05-02-2014 05:39 PM

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he is proud of his actions and people who ran a campaign to malign his name should apologise. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action....
  • Sex trade: MEA assures help to Ugandan women 05-02-2014 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs, the DCW, and the Delhi Police have swung into action after 3 Ugandan women gave powerful testimonies alleging that they were forced into an illegal sex racket in the capital's Khirki extension area. "We have immediately written to the Ugandan High Commission and...
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  • Ugandan women complain of sex trade, AAP says it stands vindicated 04-02-2014 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: Three young women from Uganda have blown the lid off an alleged illegal sex racket in Khirki Extension in South Delhi and have recorded their statements. This is the same area where Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti tried to carry out a raid that caught him in a...
  • Ugandan women speak out: Victims of racism or trapped in crime? 04-02-2014 09:35 PM

    It may not just be the local residents of Khirki Extension - where Somnath Bharti carried out his infamous midnight raid last month - who are affected by the alleged drug and sex trafficking going on in their backyard. On Monday night, three young Ugandan women lodged a police complaint,...
  • News 360: 3 Ugandan women file complaint over sex trade, DCW steps in 04-02-2014 08:40 PM

    The issue of drug trafficking and prostitution at Khirki Extension has come to the fore once again after a CNN-IBN investigation exposed that Ugandan women were being pushed into sex trade. Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Singh on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner asking him...
  • A Billion Votes: GoM clears final draft on Andhra Pardesh Bifurcation 04-02-2014 07:52 PM

    The Telangana draft Bill and the Cabinet note on Telangana are likely to be brought before Cabinet on February 6. According to sources, the Group of Ministers has finalised the Telangana Bill. It has also approved the Cabinet note. The draft Bill and the note will be produced before the...
  • I'm proud of what I did: Somnath Bharti on midnight raid 04-02-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he was proud of his actions. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action. There is no question of apologising." He said that a...
  • DCW asks police to stop sex trade in Khirki 04-02-2014 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: The issue of drug trafficking and prostitution at Khirki Extension has come to the fore once again after a CNN-IBN investigation exposed that Ugandan women were being pushed into sex trade. Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Singh on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Delhi Police Commissioner...
  • MEA to help send women trapped in sex trade to Uganda 04-02-2014 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has reacted to a CNN-IBN report where three young Ugandan women alleged that they were forced into illegal sex trafficking in Delhi's Khirki Extension. The MEA has said that the women have requested that they be allowed to return to Uganda and they...
  • Sex trade: Police file FIR on Ugandan women's complaint 04-02-2014 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against unknown persons after three Ugandan women living in Khirki Extension approached it for help against traffickers. The Ugandan women filed the complaint reportedly with the AAP government's help. AAP leader and Delhi's Law Minister Somnath Bharti had conducted a raid...
  • Somnath Bharti uses Ugandan women's FIR to target critics 04-02-2014 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti who has been under severe attack for his infamous raid at Khirki Extension must have breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after three Ugandan women registered a police complaint seeking protection from sex traffickers. Reacting for the first time to the latest...
  • AAP's 15 controversies in first month in power 04-02-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP has been in the news for the wrong reasons since it came to power in Delhi on December 28, 2013. As someone said, "AAP means a day a controversy, sometimes two-three controversies." Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who came to power promising a clean and efficient government,...
  • Khirki Extension raid: BJP questions Somnath Bharti's methods 04-02-2014 10:35 AM

    The AAP on Tuesday claimed victory in the midnight raid case after three Ugandan women lodged a police complaint seeking protection from traffickers. ...
  • Khirki raid: AAP says 'vindicated' after Ugandan women complain of sex racket 04-02-2014 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: It may be time to enjoy the sweet juice of labour. The AAP is claiming victory in the controversial Khirki Extension raid case a day after three Ugandan women approached the police for help against sex and drug-traffickers. A PTI report said on Monday that the women had...
  • Khirki Extension: 3 Ugandan women file police complaint over sex trafficking 04-02-2014 07:35 AM

    New Delhi: It may not just be the local residents of Khirki Extension - where Somnath Bharti carried out his infamous midnight raid last month - who are affected by the alleged drug and sex trafficking going on in their backyard. On Monday night, three young Ugandan women lodged a...
  • Taniam death, two Manipuri girls beaten: Is anti-racism law the need of the hour? 03-02-2014 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: Is India in need of a strong anti-racism law? The recent attack on a young Arunachal boy and the alleged sexual assault on two Manipuri women make it seem like the demand is justified. "This is not just one incident. We need a strong anti-racism law in India,"...
  • Madhu Bhaduri says AAP doesn't consider women as human beings, quits 02-02-2014 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: Former diplomat and Aam Aadmi Party's founding member Madhu Bhaduri on Sunday "distanced" herself from the party alleging that she was heckled at a meeting for introducing a resolution condemning Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's role in a midnight raid, even as the outfit rubbished the charges. "I...
  • Modi hits out at AAP over Arunachal boy's death, midnight raid 02-02-2014 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government over the death of a boy from Arunachal Pradesh. While addressing a rally in Meerut, Modi said students from Northeast should be given security. He said, "This is the demand of the...