Girls

  • Bangalore rape case: Parents hold massive protests, demand action 3 days ago

    A 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises on July 2, allegedly by two staff members. A complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. Over 1000 Bangaloreans on Saturday came together to raise their voice against this atrocious crime against the 6-year old child. One of...
  • Two drown as boat capsizes in Bagmati river 5 days ago

    A woman and a minor girl drowned when a boat, on which they were travelling, capsized in Bagmati river in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said. "The incident occurred when the boat carrying 30 people on way to a fair Mananpur from Bikrampatti village capsized midstream," District Magistrate M Ramachandrudu said. Twenty-eight people...
  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • Taliban survivor Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls July 13, 2014

    Abuja: Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of school girls abducted by Islamist militants. On Sunday, 16-year-old Malala met with parents of the more...
  • Mumbai: Man held for molesting minor daughter July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A middle-aged man was on Saturday arrested in Girgaum for allegedly sexually harassing his 17-year-old daughter for over a year, police said. The complaint was registered on Friday and the 50-year-old man was immediately arrested, they said. "The victim and her family used to stay in a small house. The...
  • Bokaro rape: NCW slams district administration July 11, 2014

    National Commission for Women member Shamina Shafiq on Friday said that the panel would take up the case of a rape of 14-year-old tribal girl in Jharkhand's Bokaro allegedly on the orders of village panchayat. She slammed the district administration over the incident and sought action against local bodies...
  • Jharkhand: To seek revenge, panchayat allegedly orders rape of teen girl July 11, 2014

    Bokaro: In a horrific incident, a Panchayat in Bokaro is alleged to have ordered the rape of a 14-year-old tribal girl. The minor girl's family claimed that the teenager was allegedly raped because her brother had been accused of misbehaving with a female neighbour. They said that the panchayat instructed some...
  • Budget 2014: Jaitley aims to make roads safer for women, announces schemes for the girl child July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when there is growing demand for steps to ensure safety of women in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget, announced various initiatives for the same. He also announced schemes for women empowerment and for the girl child. In an attempt to make road...
  • 'I'll comfort you': Watch this adorable little boy appoint himself the protector of a homesick girl on 1st day of school July 10, 2014

    His patience is so commendable. A boy, a tiny tot himself, has appointed himself the protector of a little girl on their first day at school. The brave knight tells the homesick, weeping girl he will comfort and protect her. But he gets a little dodgy when she asks him...
  • Confirmed! Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey expecting a baby girl July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Robert Downey Jr. is all prepared to welcome his first baby girl. The actor recently took to Twitter to announce the news to his fans and followers. "Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?" his tweet read. The actor also confirmed the news on Facebook. "Um. I don't...
  • Boy rapes a 15-year-old Dalit girl, absconding July 9, 2014

    A 15-year-old Dalit girl was raped allegedly by a youth in Baniyather area, police said on Wednesday. The family members of the victim alleged that she was raped by a youth while his aide held her at gunpoint on Sunday night, it said. The incident occurred when the victim was alone at...
  • Nigeria: 'Good news' soon on kidnapped girls July 9, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months. The council, made up of past presidents, state governors and leaders of parliament, is "satisfied that security agents know very well where...
  • FIR lodged against two neighbourhood boys on charges of raping an 18-year-old girl July 8, 2014

    A teenage girl has alleged that she was raped and blackmailed by two neighbourhood boys for last four years in Jaipur in an apartment complex in Malviya Nagar, police said on Tuesday. Eighteen-year-old girl has moved the FIR through an "istgasa" recently filed in the court which directed the Jawahar Circle...
  • Badaun Dalit girls' bodies will be exhumed for fresh autopsy: Sources July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The bodies of two minor Dalit girls who were alleged gangraped and murdered in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh will be exhumed for autopsy, said sources on Tuesday. Sources added that the post mortem of the minor girls was completely botched up. Highly-placed sources in the Central Bureau of...
  • FIR lodged agaisnt 40-year-old man for raping his 19-year-old niece July 8, 2014

    A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle in Meerut, police said on Tuesday. According to the complaint lodged on Monday at the Civil Lines police station, the incident took place on June 30 when the girl was alone at her home and her 40-year-old uncle barged into the house...
  • 15-year-old boy arrested for raping a 3-year-old minor July 8, 2014

    A three-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a 15-year-old boy in Dehat area of the district, police said in Etah on Tuesday. The accused lured the victim after promising her sweets and allegedly raped her late on Monday evening, in-charge of Dehat police station Padam Singh said. Police said the boy has...
  • 8-year-old minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8-year-old girl was killed allegedly in celebratory firing during a marriage procession in Hathras, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the groom's father, Durgadutt Upadhaya, a BSP worker, fired from his licenced gun in Tabela gali while the marriage procession was on its way...
  • Watch: New 'Gone Girl' trailer ups the creep factor with Neil Patrick Harris as Desi July 8, 2014

    If you didn't get creeped out after watching the first trailer for 'Gone Girl' by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, you will, after watching the second one. While the first one had a haunting rendition of the popular song 'She' by Richard Butler, this trailer has Neil Patrick Harris as...
  • Three persons arrested over gangraping 23-year-old girl July 6, 2014

    A 23-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and threatened by three youths at Balwakheri village under Charthawal police station in the district, following which the accused were arrested, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday night when the accused, Sorabh, Mohit and Vipin barged into the girl's house and...
  • Gujarat's save girl campaign likely to be replicated at national level July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The 'Beti Bachao Abhiyan' of Gujarat government could soon be replicated at the national level as the Union government feels it has been a success in improving the child sex ratio in the state. The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is mulling implementation of the Gujarat model...
  • 'Maybe I like dirt!' This little girl has Vine users laughing with her hilarious rant against parents who ask her to clean up her room July 1, 2014

    Five-year-old CeCe is already an Indternet star. Her Vine clip, posted by CeCeShow, has gone viral. She's been asked to clean her room by her parents. Can you blame her for this complete meltdown? "If you don't wanna come in, then don't come in...maybe I like dirt," she tells her...
  • Nigerian military busts abducted girls terror cell July 1, 2014

    Lagos: Nigeria's military has bust a terrorist intelligence cell and arrested a businessman who "actively participated" in the April abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls, a statement said. It was unclear if his arrest might help in rescuing at least 219 girls who remain captive. Boko Haram Islamic extremists are threatening...
  • Girls visiting pubs in short dresses against culture: Goa minister June 30, 2014

    Panaji: A senior minister in the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government in Goa has echoed controversial Sriram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik saying that the practice of young girls visiting pubs in short dresses is against local culture and should be stopped. "The (practice of) young girls going to pubs in short dresses...
  • Watch: The next time you tell a man he's doing something #LikeAGirl you're paying him the greatest compliment of his life June 30, 2014

    How many times growing up have you had to endure taunts that you are doing things 'like a girl'? For men it's supposed to be the worst insult, implying that their masculinity was somehow below par. This video will forever change the way you think the next time you tell...
  • 20-year-old Dalit girl allegedly raped by neighbour in UP June 28, 2014

    A 20-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Narhi police station area Ballia, police said on Saturday. The accused, living in the girl's neighbourhood, called her yesterday on the pretext of going to a wedding ceremony, following which he raped her, K C Goswami, Additional Superintendent of Police...
  • Nigerian pop singer offers her virginity to militant group Boko Haram in exchange for the 200 kidnapped school girls June 26, 2014

    A 23-year-old Nigerian pop singer has offered her virginity to the militant group Boko Haram in exchange for the kidnapped Chibok girls. "They are between 12 and15 year old girls for Christ sake. I am older and more experienced. Even if 10 to12 men have to take me every night,...
  • Harsh Vardhan outlines key to reduce maternal and child deaths June 26, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035 is well within reach, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieve this goal. This includes the power of belief, partnership, evidence, communication and gender equality, and untapped power in health...
  • Man sentenced to 10-years imprisonment for attacking tribal girl June 25, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a court in Kendrapara district for attacking a tribal girl and chopping off her fingers last year. While convicting Sanatan Bhoi on Tuesday, on the basis of circumstantial evidence and deposition of witnesses, Kendrapara district and sessions judge BK...
  • Delhi: 3 men gang-rape 17-year-old girl after befriending her in pub June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A 17-year-old girl, who had gone to a pub in West Delhi with a female friend, was allegedly drugged and molested by a youth and then gang-raped by three other men who had rescued her from the molester in the first place, police said on Tuesday. The three men...