Domestic

  • Lufthansa cancels 110 flights due to pilots' partial strike 5 days ago

    Berlin: German airline Lufthansa cancelled 110 European and domestic flights on Wednesday due to a new round of partial strikes by its pilots based in Munich, affecting around 13,500 passengers, the airline said. On Tuesday, the airline announced that its intercontinental flights would operate as planned, although delays could be expected. Early...
  • Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study 1 week ago

    Oslo: Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,...
  • Peaches were domesticated in China, says study September 7, 2014

    Toronto: Do you relish the flavour of peaches? You can now thank the Chinese for domesticating the fruit some 7,500 years ago, a study suggests. Domestic peaches enjoyed worldwide can trace their ancestry back at least 7,500 years ago, to the lower Yangtze river valley in southern China, not far from...
  • Jet Airways announces two special fares for Rs 600, Rs 1,999 for economy class September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Domestic air carrier Jet Airways has announced special five-day fares for all passengers travelling in its economy class on the domestic network, effective on Saturday to September 10. One of the special all inclusive fares starting from Rs 1,999 is for travel period between October 7, 2014 to January...
  • Now Jet Airways announces Rs 500 fare offer on domestic route September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after budget carrier SpiceJet announced fares starting at Rs 499 across its domestic network, Jet Airways too jumped on the bandwagon rolling out Rs 500 fares for the economy class on its domestic flights for a limited period on Tuesday. The all inclusive fares of the city-headquartered...
  • Allocate domestic natural gas to make fertiliser: FAI September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Fertilisers Association of India (FAI) on Tuesday demanded allocation of domestic natural gas to make fertilisers without any distinction of products. "There is a need for allocation of domestic gas for production of fertilisers without any distinction of products, because there is no distinction between urea and complex fertilisers...
  • Shabana Azmi starts work on a short film on domestic violence August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence. "First day of filming for #Nasheed Faruqis short film#OUTSIDE on domestic violence. Looking 4ward 2 b directed by a girl I've seen as a child,"...
  • Vistara airline promises seamless, personalised experience of domestic travel August 12, 2014

    The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture unveiled the brand name of its new airline 'Vistara', and said it is expected to launch operations by October with the first aircraft coming in by September. The new airline promises a "seamless and personalised" experience of domestic travel. ...
  • Bangalore: Couple arrested for ill-treating minor domestic help August 11, 2014

    A couple has been arrested in Bangalore for alleged assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help. Nikunj Todi and his wife, an urban couple with plush jobs, have been booked for assault and child labour. Police said that the girl was regularly beaten by her employers. The child is being treated at...
  • Bangalore Police records statement of minor domestic help, says she was beaten regularly August 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Bangalore Police on Monday recorded the statement of 13-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly assaulted by her employers. The girl said that she wasn't fed well by the couple. She also told the police that she was tied up by her employers who had accused her of stealing food....
  • FIR filed against Bangalore couple for assaulting minor domestic help August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: An FIR was filed on Sunday against the Bangalore couple that was arrested on Saturday for brutally assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help. Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), chairperson Umesh Aradhya said, "We have filed an FIR against the couple." Aradhya also said that they are trying...
  • 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...
  • Bangalore: Minor is conscious and alert, says doctor August 10, 2014

    A couple was arrested in Bangalore on Saturday for allegedly brutally assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help who has suffered severe head injuries and multiple abrasions all over her body because of the regular beating. HoD of Paediatric Department Gangadhar Belavadi said, " she is being treated for two fresh injuries....
  • Bangalore: Couple brutally assaults minor domestic help, arrested August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: A couple has been arrested in Bangalore on Saturday for allegedly brutally assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help who has suffered severe head injuries and multiple abrasions all over her body because of the regular beating. The girl is on life support and police reported that her condition is critical. The...
  • 13-year-old girl employed as domestic help rescued August 8, 2014

    An NGO has freed a girl child labourer, who was employed with a couple working with the Madhya Pradesh Government. The girl was rescued by the NGO Childline in association with State Women and Child Welfare Department. The 13-year-old was forced to work as a domestic help at the residence of Ajit...
  • Jyoti murder case: 'Piyush was also involved with domestic help' August 7, 2014

    The woman friend of Piyush Shyam Dasani, the son of a UP biscuit baron and an accused in the murder of his 28-year-old wife Jyoti Dasani, on Wednesday told police that he was also involved in a relationship with a domestic help. The woman friend was questioned today during a six-hour...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • 30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers August 5, 2014

    The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70...
  • National policy for domestic workers under government consideration July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There are an estimated at 41.33 lakh domestic workers in the country and a policy framework prepared by a task force to ensure their welfare is under Centre's consideration, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday informed. In a written reply, Minister of State for Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment...
  • Indian Super League clubs to pick from domestic player draft July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The best of Indian footballing talent will be up for grabs when the franchises of the Hero Indian Super League vie among themselves to pick the players from the Domestic Player Draft in a three-day event which begins on Monday. The 84-player strong list will feature senior national team players...
  • 3 men allegedly gangrape 25-year-old maid, booked July 14, 2014

    A 25-year-old maid was allegedly gangraped by three youth under Azad Chowk police station area of Raipur, the police said. The accused Tarun Nand (35), Chakrasena alias Chakro (25) and Ajay Sona (26), all residents of Ramkund locality, have been arrested for sexually assaulting the girl based on her complaint on...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A-320. Top officials of several major global...
  • 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...
  • Rhea accuses Paes of domestic violence June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Model Rhea Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence and harassment against her estranged live-in partner ace tennis player Leander Paes and his father in a local metropolitan magistrate court. "Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence against Paes, his father Vece Paes and has sought monthly maintenance...
  • Unique mobile app 'SIF' to save male domestic violence victims June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Men who are at the receiving end of domestic violence or charged with false rape cases need not feel left out any more. Help has come via a mobile app. An NGO working for protection of men's rights has come up with a unique mobile application and a dedicated helpline...
  • What happens when a woman starts abusing a man in public? This video changes the way we see domestic violence May 26, 2014

    When we talk about domestic violence, the first image that flashes in the head is of a woman being beaten up by a man at home. This video might change the way you see domestic violence. In a staged prank, a hidden camera recorded the reactions of public when a man...
  • SpiceJet announces 25 pc discount on family travel May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from its competitor IndiGo, no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Firday announced up to 25 per cent discount on tickets for four or more passengers travelling together on domestic flights. Under the 'Friends and Family' offer, four to nine air travellers can travel together on domestic routes and...
  • Techie couple faces arrest for torturing a minor domestic help April 29, 2014

    Bangalore: A minor girl was rescued from a techie couple's house in Electronics City by the police and an NGO last week. The employers, a techie couple, are alleged to have brutally abused the girl who worked as their domestic help. The child is now under the care of the...
  • Indian-origin tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal convicted of kicking his girlfriend 117 times, escapes jail time, ordered community service April 25, 2014

    An Indian-origin tech CEO, who pleaded misdemeanor, domestic violence and battery charges, escaped without any jail time and was asked to do community service despite kicking his girlfriend 117 times, recorded in the security footage of his home, the Huffington Post reported. RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal, 31, dodged 45 felony counts...
  • Power of 49: Story of Rashmi Anand who fought domestic violence February 27, 2014

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN IBN joins hands with Tatas and their latest 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. This week's theme of the campaign is 'women and domestic violence'. ...