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  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Goa expert on Fabindia trial room voyeurs 1 week ago

    In a shocking case last week, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera outside the changing room of a FabIndia outlet in Calangute in Goa. According to the minister, the lens of the camera was pointed towards the changing room at the outlet. Subsequently, she made a call...
  • Goa Police cracks Fabindia voyeurism case April 11, 2015

    Panaji: A week after the hidden camera was detected by Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani at a Fabindia outlet near, police on Saturday claimed to have identified the store staffer who was behind the voyeurism episode. A police official said the accused staffer from Fabindia outlet at Candolim village shifted the...
  • Fabindia top brass grilled: CEO says would regain Irani's trust April 10, 2015

    Panaji: The top brass of apparel retailer Fabindia was on Friday questioned by Goa Police in the CCTV camera case even as its CEO said the company would do everything possible to restore Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's confidence in it as a customer. Goa Police's crime branch questioned seven top...
  • CCTV row: Fabindia's top executives appear before Goa Police April 10, 2015

    Panaji: Top officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, on Friday appeared before Goa Police to record their statements in connection with a voyeurism case. Fabindia's Managing Director William Bissel, Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta, regional manager Ruchira Pujari, marketing chief Ramu Chandra, stores in-charge Kundan Gupta, E-commerce head Arun...
  • Voyeurism case: Seven Fabindia officials get anticipatory bail April 9, 2015

    Panaji: A Goa court on Thursday granted interim anticipatory bail to seven officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, till April 23 in connection with the voyeurism case. District court judge Desmond D'Costa granted the interim relief to Fabindia's Managing Director William Bissel, Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta and five...
  • Goa CCTV row: Fabindia's senior officials seek anticipatory bail April 9, 2015

    Panaji: Seven senior officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, have applied for anticipatory bail in a Goa court after being summoned by police in connection with a voyeurism case. Company's Managing Director William Bissel, Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta and five others applied for anticipatory bail on Wednesday in...
  • Fabindia's senior officials seek anticipatory bail April 9, 2015

    Seven senior officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, have applied for anticipatory bail in a Goa court after being summoned by police in connection with a voyeurism case. ...
  • Goa Minister under fire over over comments on rape: Should insensitive ministers be sacked? April 8, 2015

    After reports of his wife Lata Dhavalikar's comments about Western culture causing rape, Goa Minister for Factories and Boilers Deepak Dhavalikar defended her statement, claiming his spouse has never been eve-teased because she wears sarees. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether insensitive ministers should be sacked. ...
  • Snoopgate case: Fabindia top brass to appear before Goa Police April 8, 2015

    Panaji: Fabindia officials, including its managing director and the chief executive officer, will appear before the crime branch of Goa Police in "two to four days", the company said on Wednesday. "Over the coming two to four days, other members of the team who have been asked to attend the proceedings,...
  • Goa minister backs wife's comment, says she was never eve-teased as she wears sarees April 8, 2015

    Panaji: After reports of his wife Lata Dhavalikar's comments about Western culture causing rape, Goa Minister for Factories and Boilers Deepak Dhavalikar defended her statement, claiming his spouse has never been eve-teased because she wears sarees. Defending his comment the minister said, "It was an example that I gave. We have...
  • Goa CCTV row: Fresh summons issued to MD and CEO of Fabindia to record their statement on Thursday April 8, 2015

    Panaji: Under a cloud after the trial room camera episode involving its Goa outlet, fresh summons have been by Police to Fabindia MD and CEO to record their statement on Thursday. Police have summoned 11 more employees of the outlet for quizzing. Fabindia is finding itself in a tough spot as...
  • Fabindia MD, CEO didn't reply to summons in alleged voyeurism case: Goa Crime Branch sources April 7, 2015

    Panaji: Fabindia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer did not reply even after summons were sent to them and nine others in a case filed against the company for putting up a CCTV camera overlooking the trial room at its Candolim outlet, Goa Crime Branch sources said on Tuesday. The...
  • Goa Police sends summons to 11 people in Fabindia in alleged voyeurism case April 7, 2015

    Panaji: The Goa Police on Tuesday sent summons to 11 people in Fabindia including the Managing Director, CEO, regional managers, directors and staff members on a complaint by Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani. Two IT staff from Fabindia deposed before the Goa crime branch late Monday night. Summons were sent...
  • Goa a safe tourist spot, Fabindia case a rarity, says CM Laxmikant Parsekar April 7, 2015

    Panaji: Clarifying his earlier statement in the FabIndia voyerisum case that the placement of the camera was not intentional, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that he said so because the cameras were not inside the trial rooms. "I was given to understand that the camera was not inside the...
  • Fabindia can't be blamed for mischief of employees: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar April 6, 2015

    Panaji: Coming to the defence of Fabindia in the hidden camera episode, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday said the company cannot be blamed for the mischief played by some of its employees at its store, where Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera focusing at the trial room. "Fabindia...
  • Fabindia top bosses to be quizzed in voyeurism case April 6, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Police will quiz two top officials of Fabindia on Monday in connection with the voyeurism case filed against the outlet's staff after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani alleged that the store had a CCTV camera focusing at the trial room. The state crime branch has issued summons to Fabindia's...
  • CCTV row: Goa court grants anticipatory bail to Fabindia manager on surety amount of Rs 10,000 April 6, 2015

    Panaji: A Goa court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to the manager of Fabindia store in Candolim on a surety of Rs 10,000 after a case was filed by Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani. The court has directed Chaitrali Sawant to be present before the Goa crime branch...
  • Don't send children to convent schools, says Goa Minister's wife April 6, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Minister Dipak Dhavalikar's wife Lata has waded into controversy after she asked parents not to send their children to convent schools even as she urged women to desist from aping Western culture, saying it has led to rise in incidents of rape. Lata, who is a functionary of controversial...
  • More trouble for Fabindia, salesman at Kolhapur outlet arrested for filming woman in trial room April 6, 2015

    Kolhapur: More trouble seems to be brewing for Fabindia as a salesman at Kolhapur outlet has been arrested for allegedly shooting a video of a woman while she was in the changing room. According to the CCTV footage, the accused is clearly seen crouching near the trial room. The woman's husband...
  • Placement of CCTV camera outside trial room in Fabindia deliberate, say Goa Police sources April 5, 2015

    In an embarrassment for Fabindia, Goa Police sources claimed on Sunday that the placement of CCTV camera outside the trial room was deliberate. Sources added that CCTV camera was not placed according to the plan submitted by Fabindia. Fabindia is finding itself in a tough spot as a case was filed...
  • Rohit Shetty's 'Dilwale' shoot causes commotion in Goa April 5, 2015

    Panaji: Irate commuters on Saturday flung off barricades illegally placed on a key arterial road in the state capital during the shoot of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starter 'Dilwale', causing commotion. The incident occurred around mid-day on Saturday after the crew of the Rohit Shetty directorial's shooting unit blocked the road, causing...
  • Trial room voyeurs: Four Fabindia employees get bail, crime branch team visits outlet April 4, 2015

    The four FabIndia employees arrested after Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV overlooking the changing room in a store in Goa have been granted bail on a surity of Rs 5000 but they have been debarred from leaving Goa. A crime branch team visited the outlet...
  • Crime branch team inspects FabIndia outlet in Goa April 4, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Police Crime Branch team on Saturday inspected the FabIndia outlet in Candolim where Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room. Police officials took fingerprints and the person who set up the CCTV system was also present during the inspection. The Crime...
  • I-League: Dempo FC hold Sporting Clube de Goa to 2-2 draw April 4, 2015

    Margao: Haroon Fakhruddin Amri's double strike helped Dempo FC to come back from behind and hold Sporting Clube de Goa to a 2-2 draw in the Hero I-League football on Saturday. Dempo, who held the edge in the initial stage of the first half, took the lead in the 23rd minute...
  • No hidden camera in Goa store trial room, claims FabIndia April 4, 2015

    Mumbai: A day after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said she spotted a hidden camera in the changing room of Fabindia's store at Candolim in Goa, the company on Saturday said "there were no hidden cameras anywhere in the store, including the trial rooms." "At the outset, we would like to...
  • The BJP's National Executive that Irani held in Goa! April 4, 2015

    After yesterday's news on Smriti Irani allegedly spotting a camera at Fabindia's changing room in BJP led Goa, Meenakshi Lekhi, a fellow BJP MP apparently lambasted calling the issue raised by her as 'inane'. She smelled a rat in the whole controversy that "obfuscated the National Executive". She also believes...
  • Four staffers of Fabindia store in Goa arrested in hidden camera case granted bail by local court April 4, 2015

    Panaji: The four FabIndia employees arrested after Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV overlooking the changing room in a store in Goa have been granted bail on a surity of Rs 5000 but they have been debarred from leaving Goa. The four arrested include the store...
  • Goa: Fabindia intentionally focused camera towards the trial room, claims complaint April 4, 2015

    Panaji: After HRD minister Smriti Irani spotted a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room of a Fabindia store in Goa, the complaint registered claims that the management intentionally focused the camera at the changing room to capture images of those going inside to try on clothes. Four Fabindia employees including...
  • Four arrested after Smriti Irani spots CCTV camera in Fabindia's trial room April 4, 2015

    Four employees of Fabindia outlet in Goa were arrested after Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani complained about a CCTV camera overlooking the changing room. The culprits have been booked for voyeurism and for intruding into someone's privacy. The top bosses at Fabindia are also likely to be questioned regarding...
  • 'Do I smell a rat to obfuscate BJP national executive meeting,' tweets Lekhi on Irani's CCTV camera row April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In potentially controversial remarks, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday wondered if she "smelt a rat to obfuscate" the coverage of BJP's national executive meeting in Bengaluru by the row over union minister Smriti Irani spotting a hidden camera in the trial room of a garment store in...