TRAFFICKING

  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure young women into prostitution 14 hours 17 minutes ago

    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...
  • Pakistan: Police recover 33 minor girls from Karachi home Yesterday

    Karachi: Police in Pakistan's biggest city have recovered 33 minor girl students of a religious seminary who had apparently been handed over to a family by a teacher and a supervisor of the madrassa over non-payment of a debt. Acting on a complaint filed by the local residents, police raided a...
  • UK: Sex trafficking survivor reveals her her life story 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Who packed giraffes on a military plane for delivery to Qatar? Interpol releases a wildlife trafficking Most Wanted list 5 days ago

    Nairobi, Kenya: Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you. The international police agency Interpol recently began a Most Wanted campaign of suspects who have carried out such environmental crimes as wildlife...
  • If the youth come together, we can end child slavery, says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi November 19, 2014

    2014 Nobel Laureate and child's rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi while delivering the keynote address at the annual trust women conference in London said that with the help of the youth and prompt community interference, child trafficking can be controlled. ...
  • Kailash Satyarthi's 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan' saved lives of many minors October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi of NGO 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan' has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his crusade against child labour in India. CNN-IBN has joined Satyarthi's cause and highlighted how thousands of minor girls are trafficked to big cities and sold as bonded labour by illegal placement agencies. A...
  • Nobel Prize winner Satyarthi's movement against child abuse, trafficking October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize for his crusade against child labour in India. CNN-IBN joined Satyarthi's cause and the investigation revealed how thousands of minor girls are trafficked to big cities and sold as bonded labour by illegal placement agencies. "I will not go back...
  • Human trafficking: Delhi High Court refuses to quash trial against former IFS officer September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to drop criminal proceedings in a trial court against a former IFS officer in a case of alleged corruption and trafficking of 8 people to Germany in 2005, saying it would be inappropriate to quash the trial in the midway for want...
  • 40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Mumbai September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra CID, with the support of an NGO rescued as many as 40 children from an alleged child trafficking racket in Mumbai on Monday. The children, 36 of whom were girls, were from Assam and were working in the fishery industry as child labourers. The children have been brought...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films August 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan declares 'Mardaani' tax free in MP; lauds Rani Mukerji for her powerful performance August 25, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to give taxfree status to actress Rani Mukherjee's latest film 'Mardaani'. "We will give 'tax free' status to 'Mardaani' in Madhya Pradesh considering the bold social message conveyed by it," Chouhan posted on Twitter last night. "Trafficking of young girls and women...
  • Rani Mukerji: I want 'Mardaani' to work so that we can tell another story about women August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mardaani', which deals with the issue of girl trafficking, carries a message on women's empowerment and the film's lead actress Rani Mukerji hopes that it works so that they can bring out part two. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, 'Mardaani', which sees Rani as a police officer, hits the screens Friday. "'Mardaani'...
  • Kerala: Mukkam Muslim orphanage violated funding rules, says rights panel August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Months after more than 450 children from Bihar and Jharkhand were brought illegally to the Mukkam Muslim orphanage in Kerala, it is under the scanner once again. A probe report by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has revealed that the orphanage violated funding rules and lied about not receiving...
  • Teen help brutalised in Bangalore: Does urban India treat their domestic helps as slaves? August 13, 2014

    The abuse of a 13yearold girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many welleducated, highincome families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. CNNIBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether urban India treats their domestic helps as...
  • Bangalore: Abuse of 13yearold domestic help blows the lid off growing trafficking August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The abuse of a 13yearold girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many welleducated, highincome families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. On August 9, 2014, a 13yearold was rescued after she was brought to hospital with severe...
  • Human trafficking racket could be behind Meerut incident: Pravin Togadia August 5, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday claimed that a human trafficking racket could be behind the incident of alleged gang rape and forcible conversion of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district and demanded action against Madrassas found involved in such activities. "Girls were gangraped and converted and were being...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNNIBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive July 28, 2014

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Fortyfiveyearold Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • After bikinis, miniskirts and pubs, spas in Goa on moral radar July 16, 2014

    Panaji: After bikinis, miniskirts and pubs, spas and salons in coastal Goa now find themselves under the scanner of the politicomoral police who are out to take the fun out of the state that is one of India's top tourist draws for its many attractions. Accused by government agencies, rightwing politicians...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • Watch: Rani Mukherji looks fiesty and bold as senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani' trailer June 24, 2014

    Rani Mukerji is back and how! A sneak peek into 'Mardaani' via its trailer, which was launched here Tuesday, shows the actress as a bold, strong and fearless police officer who takes on the child trafficking mafia head on. The description of the trailer on YouTube reads "Bold. Strong. Fearless....
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • Kerala HC asks government to submit report on children at orphanages June 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has directed Crime branch to submit a report in sealed cover on their investigation so far in the incident where about 576 children were brought in from other states. The court observed that the children "were brought in from other states like chickens. They are...
  • 168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI June 24, 2014

    Washington: Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI has said. Some 281 pimps were also arrested in Operation CrossCountry, a weeklong enforcement that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey yesterday said can help "end the cycle...
  • Drug trafficking: Kanpur, Kota in the top 5 cities; Ranchi, Aurangabad least affected June 23, 2014

    According to data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), out of over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, Kanpur stands at the second position while Kota is at the fourth spot. Citing comprehensive data available for 2012, the NCRB said Mumbai registered the...
  • US downgrades Pakistan in human trafficking, China upgraded June 21, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that the Pakistan government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the US has downgraded Pakistan to "Tier Two Watch List" in its latest annual Trafficking in Person report for the year 2014. In the previous annual report for the year 2013, Pakistan...
  • CBI impleaded in trafficking case of children June 19, 2014

    Kochi: Kerela High Court on Thursday suo motu impleaded CBI in a petition that sought probe by the central agency into the trafficking of 588 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal to the orphanages in the state. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice P R...