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  • Gujarat Congress worker gives Rs 600 cr property to domestic help 14-01-2014 09:26 AM

    Rajkot: In a generous gift for 40 years of service in Gujarat, a Congress worker, Gajraj Sinh Jadeja, in Rajkot gave away property worth Rs 600 crore to his domestic help. The man who died in September 2013 wrote a will leaving all his property to his help. The will...
  • Bihar government approves loan at 4 per cent interest to women self-help groups 18-12-2013 08:11 AM

    In a decision aimed at empowering women, the state government on Wednesday approved a proposal providing loans at four per cent rate of interest to Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Bihar, an official said. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish...
  • BSP MP denied bail in maid's murder case 29-11-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife Jagriti Singh in connection with the murder of their maid, was on Friday denied bail by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma had on Thursday reserved order on Dhananjay's bail application after hearing arguments from the counsel...
  • Domestic help murder case: Delhi police opposes BSP MP's bail, court reserves order 28-11-2013 02:08 PM

    The Delhi police on Thursday opposed in a court here the bail plea of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife Jagriti Singh in connection with the murder of their maid, saying he had incited his spouse to carry out the "illegal activities" of beating the servants. The...
  • Centre assures all help to Andhra, Odisha for cyclone 'Lehar' 27-11-2013 03:48 PM

    As cyclone 'Lehar' approaches eastern coastline, the Centre has assured all help to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to deal with the situation and sent National Disaster Response Force personnel to help the local authorities. Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami reviewed the situation arising out of the approaching cyclone with National...
  • Aarushi-Hemraj murders: How Talwars' domestic helps faced the brunt 23-11-2013 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the much anticipated verdict in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, CNN-IBN takes a look at the domestic helps who were initially charged with the crime but were given a clean chit by the CBI later. Even though the CBI's closure report gave them a clean chit,...
  • No home for housemaids: We have failed them 18-11-2013 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: I was browsing through some of the blogs which came up on my timeline when I stumbled upon one which read - A woman is not a woman's worst enemy. Patriarchy is. To be honest I didn't end up reading the whole post but the title somehow got...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for torturing maid, beaten with iron rods 14-11-2013 11:51 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another case of torture of domestic help, a 30-year-old maid was allegedly beaten with hot iron rods and dogs were let loose on her by her NRI employer, who has been arrested. Umarwati (30) was employed by 45-year-old NRI Arti Jain, residing in Mayur Vihar Phase-1,...
  • Now, a rape case against BSP MP who was arrested in maid murder case 14-11-2013 09:06 AM

    New Delhi: There is no end to the troubles for BSP MP Dhananjay Singh. A 42-year-old married woman has now alleged that the MP raped her and has filed a case against him. The MP from UP's Jaunpur is already in police custody in the case of the murder of...
  • Domestic help death: BSP MP, his wife sent to Tihar jail till Friday 11-11-2013 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday remanded Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Dr Jagriti Singh in four days judicial custody in connection with the murder of their domestic help. Dhananjay has also filed for bail and arguments on bail matter is posted for November 15....
  • Domestic help abuse case: BSP MP, wife's custody ends today 11-11-2013 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: Police custody of both the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh will end on Monday. The two were arrested last week in connection with the assault and murder of their 35-year-old domestic help Rakhi Bhadra. Jagriti has been charged with murder of...
  • Police trace son of BSP MP's deceased maid 10-11-2013 10:23 AM

    New Delhi: The 21-year-old son of Rakhi Bhadra, the maid who was allegedly tortured to death by BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti, was on Saturday traced by a team of city police after he had gone missing since Thursday. However, the police team in West Bengal to track down...
  • Delhi: The Devil's hole of 175 South Avenue, brutal torture of maids 09-11-2013 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: It was a slow week and the Diwali weekend had just got over. Festivity was still in the air. A few of my friends wanted me to join them for an early morning ride through the pristine Lutyen's Delhi. Being mid week and in a profession that demands...
  • No one to claim the body of BSP MP's maid, her foster son goes missing 09-11-2013 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police sources have told CNN-IBN that noone has come forward to claim the body of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's deceased maid Rakhi. Sources also say that Rakhi's foster son has gone missing after he was last seen on Thursday. He though is neither a complainant nor a...
  • Injuries on BSP MP's domestic help's body could be fatal: Autopsy 08-11-2013 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: The autopsy of the maid found dead at Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh's residence has come out on Friday. The autopsy concluded that injuries to her could have been fatal - consistent with witness' statements that said Singh's wife Jagriti tortured the maid. Singh and his wife...
  • Delhi Police looking for iron allegedly used for torturing maids at BSP MP's house 08-11-2013 07:44 AM

    Delhi Police are searching for the iron which was used to torture the domestic helps at the house of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh and trying to access clippings of a video recorder recovered from the couple's South Avenue house. According to a police source close...
  • Testimonies of BSP MP's maid reveal horrific tales of torture 07-11-2013 07:28 PM

    Horrifying details have emerged from another domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, who is facing murder charges in the death case of one of her domestic helps. The domestic help Meena Sardar has alleged that Jagriti spat on her food, served it on the floor and...
  • Third maid alleges inhuman behaviour by arrested BSP MP's wife 07-11-2013 05:42 PM

    In more details emerging in the murder case of the domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Dr Jagriti Singh, another domestic help Meena Sardar has alleged that Jagriti spat on her food, served it on the floor and forced her to eat it without using her...
  • BSP MP's wife was doctor 'death': Survivors 07-11-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Flat number 175 on South Avenue looks like any other flat in the same area. The exclusive residential area of Members of Parliament, next to Rashtrapati Bhawan is one of the most beautiful areas in the national capital. After the death of a domestic help allegedly at the...
  • BSP MP's wife spat on domestic help's food, forced her to eat it 07-11-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Horrifying details have emerged from another domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, who is facing murder charges in the death case of one of her domestic helps. The domestic help Meena Sardar has alleged that Jagriti spat on her food, served it on the...
  • Another maid says BSP MP Dhananjay's wife beat her up, burnt her 07-11-2013 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: A third domestic help of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh has now come forward claiming that she too was assaulted by her. The woman says she was beaten and burnt by Jagriti so much so that she couldn't even walk. Her statement has been recorded by...
  • FTP: BSP MP, wife arrested after maid's death: Is abuse of domestic help increasing? 06-11-2013 11:30 PM

    Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh were taken into police custody after they were arrested in connection with the death of their 35 year old household help. Another of the Singh's domestic help, a minor, has also spoken about how Jagriti used to hit, beat,...
  • BSP MP arrested by Delhi police in domestic help death case 05-11-2013 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi police on Tuesday arrested Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh in connection with the mysterious death of his domestic help. Singh has been arrested on the charges of destruction of evidence in the murder case. Earlier in the day his wife Dr Jagriti Singh was...
  • BSP MP's wife torture maid to death, say police sources 05-11-2013 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: A domestic help at Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh's residence has died under mysterious circumstances in New Delhi. Police sources said that she may have died due to torture inflicted by Jagriti Singh, the wife of the BSP MP. Police sources said Jagriti had been allegedly torturing...
  • Watch: Illegal placement agencies thrive on the need for cheap domestic help 04-10-2013 07:41 PM

    Exploiting the extreme poverty in parts of rural India and the need for cheap domestic help in metro cities drives the racket of illegal placement agencies. In the hidden camera investigation, the traffickers and agents reveal how easily they dupe girls and sell them in the cities and how they...
  • Delhi domestic help abuse case: Victim's statement to be recorded before magistrate 04-10-2013 03:26 PM

    A court in Delhi on Friday directed the Delhi Police to get the statement of a teenaged victim, who was allegedly assaulted and confined by a 50-year-old multinational woman executive, recorded before a magistrate. During arguments on the bail plea of accused Vandana Dhir, the employer of the victim, Metropolitan...
  • Delhi domestic help abuse case: Woman who placed her arrested 04-10-2013 12:40 PM

    The placement agent, who provided the domestic help to a 50-year-old multinational woman executive allegedly involved in the Vasant Kunj maid battering case, has been arrested. Police on Thursday evening arrested the woman, Dorothy, who ran a placement agency in Kotla Mubarakpur area of South Delhi. Dorothy has been booked...
  • Delhi Police, NGO rescue Assam girls working as bonded labour 03-10-2013 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Thousands of illegal placement agencies flourish in cities like Delhi where there is a high demand for house help and maids. A woman, Mamuni, sent her daughter to Delhi two years ago with the dreams of a good job and good life. But as there was now news...
  • Delhi: 50-year-old arrested for allegedly assaulting minor domestic help 01-10-2013 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: A 50-year old has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her minor domestic help on the charges of assault, abuse, illegal confinement and bonded labour. The minor domestic help has been rescued from the posh Vasant Kunj area in South Delhi. She is in a serious condition with a...
  • Delhi: Police, NGO rescue battered domestic help, employer arrested 01-10-2013 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: A 50-year-old woman, Vandana Dheer, has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. The girl was rescued from Vasant Kunj in south Delhi by a joint team of an NGO and police. A case of assault, bonded labour and illegal confinement was lodged...