Maid

  • 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...
  • Sales Tax official arrested on attempt to rape charges on minor maid June 26, 2014

    A Sales Tax department official was booked for his alleged attempt to rape his minor maid in Sri Ji Dham Colony on Thursday. The teenage girl had herself lodged a complaint in this regard at Highway police station on Wednesday evening. According to the FIR, Sales Tax department official Dhuredra Chaturvedi...
  • Handling a film crew of 300 easier than sorting disputes between maids: Farah Khan April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Farah Khan can handle her triplets and a large film crew, but guess what takes a toll on her? "Sorting out disputes between my maids and cook takes a toll on me! Handling a film crew of 300 is much easier," the filmmaker, who is busy with her project "Happy...
  • Maid murder case: Court grants interim bail to BSP MP Dhananjay Singh April 15, 2014

    BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, accused in a rape case, was granted interim bail by a court in New Delhi on Tuesday. Additional Sessions Judge Sarita Birbal granted bail to Dhananjay Singh till May 20, after the complainant in the case withdrew the rape charge levelled against him. The trial court has directed...
  • SC grants bail to BSP MP Dhananjay Singh to file nomination from Jaunpur April 9, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted temporary bail to BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, who along with his wife Jagriti Singh is accused of killing their maid, to file nomination from Jaunpur Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh. A bench headed by Justice B S Chauhan granted temporary bail to Singh from...
  • 70-yr-old man gets seven years in jail for raping maid March 28, 2014

    A Delhi court has sent a 70-year-old man to seven years in jail for raping his 20-year-old maid, observing that no lenient view can be taken towards him on the ground of his age as he should have thought about it before "resorting to such a shameless act". The court held...
  • Maid murder: Court grants two months interim bail to BSP MP March 22, 2014

    BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, who along with his wife Jagriti Singh have been chargesheeted in connection with murder of their maid, was on Saturday granted interim bail for two months by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma granted interim bail to Dhananjay, a sitting MP from Uttar Pradesh's...
  • Over 50,000 women cleared to work as domestic maids February 26, 2014

    A total of 53,616 women have been granted emigration clearance to work as domestic workers in the Middle East in the last three years, the government said on Wednesday. The clearances were given by the ministry of overseas Indian affairs. On receiving complaints from women workers, Indian missions abroad are immediately taking...
  • Maid murder case: BSP MP Dhananjay Singh denied bail February 22, 2014

    A court in Delhi on Saturday dismissed the bail application of Bahujan Samaj Party parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh, accused of causing the death of his maid following alleged torture by him and his wife Jagriti Singh. Dismissing the application, Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma said the position of victims in the...
  • With no laws to protect, India's maids are exploited, abused, says ILO February 20, 2014

    Millions of maids working in middle class Indian homes are part of up an informal and "invisible" workforce where they are abused and exploited due to a lack of legislation to protect them, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. Economic reforms that began in the early 1990s have transformed...
  • White House unveils plan to save domestic helps of diplomats January 15, 2014

    In the wake of the worst diplomatic spat with India over the arrest of an Indian diplomat for allegedly underpaying her nanny, the White House has come out with a strategic action plan for human trafficking "victims". The plan does not name Devyani Khobragade, India's then consul general in New York,...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11yearold girl January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A 38yearold man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11yearold girl. The wife of the accused is still absconding. The police claim that the girl was being assaulted for over two years now. The police also say that the man and his wife also denied food to...
  • Maid breaks silence, claims to have suffered while working for Devyani Khobragade January 10, 2014

    As Devyani Khobragade heads back to India, her domestic worker Sangeeta Richard on Friday broke her silence and claimed that she suffered while working for the Indian diplomat and asked other domestic workers not to let anyone "exploit" them. In her first public statement, Sangeeta said she had decided to come...
  • Timeline: How Devyani Khobragade case unfolded December 21, 2013

    The arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, 39, deputy consul general in New York, on charges of visa fraud and lying about payments to her housekeeper, Sangeeta Richard, has sparked outrage in India and protests this week in both countries. The following is a timeline of events emerging in New...
  • Maid's family 'evacuated' to US, says prosecutor Preet Bharara December 19, 2013

    Unfazed by the outrage over the arrest and subsequent treatment of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the Indiaborn US prosecutor Preet Bharara on Thursday defended the action against her and confirmed that her maid's family has been "evacuated" from India. Acknowledging that maid Sangeeta Richard's family has been brought to the...
  • Devyani Khobragade case third instance of maids accusing Indian diplomats December 19, 2013

    The case of Devyani Khobragade, a top Indian diplomat accused of fraud by her domestic help at US, is the third instance where maids working for diplomats at the Indian Consulate General in New York have complained against their employers. Khobragade, 39, the deputy consul general at the Indian Consulate in...
  • Maid in diplomat row frustrated over portrayal of her case December 19, 2013

    The lawyer for a domestic help employed by Devyani Khobragade on Thursday said it is frustrating and disappointing that the focus in the case has shifted from the crimes that were committed against her client to the Indian diplomat. "There is frustration and disappointment that the media (and the officials) has...
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh denied bail to attend Parliament session December 10, 2013

    BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife in connection with the murder of their maid, was denied interim bail on Tuesday for attending the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash dismissed the plea of Dhananjay, an MP from Jaunpur seat of...
  • Maid murder case: BSP MP moves court to attend Parliament session December 6, 2013

    BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife Jagriti Singh in connection with the murder of their maid, has moved a Delhi court seeking interim bail for attending the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma on Friday fixed the plea for hearing before the court of...
  • Maid murder case: BSP MP, wife's judicial custody extended till December 16 December 5, 2013

    BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh's counsel on Thursday told a Delhi court that judicial custody of the couple has been extended till December 16 by a magistrate in Tihar Jail, where they are lodged in connection with the murder of their maid. The defence advocates informed Metropolitan...
  • Dubai: Maid charged with making ISD calls worth hundreds of dollars December 1, 2013

    Dubai: A 27yearold South Asian housemaid has been charged with theft in a court for stealing her employer's SIM card and making international phone calls worth more than $ 2,000. The owner of the SIM, a 27yearold Emirati police officer, continued receiving bills totaling $ 2022.87 for August and September months...
  • 28 injuries on body of BSP leader's maid: Postmortem report November 30, 2013

    A total of 28 injuries were found on the body of the maid of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh who died due to alleged torture by his wife, the postmortem report says. The report reveals that the deceased, Rakhi, had 28 injuries all over her body, including nine on her head, besides...
  • Maid murder case: Delhi court rejects bail plea of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh November 29, 2013

    A Delhi court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh, accused of destroying evidence to shield his wife, who was arrested for torturing her maid. The maid died of injuries. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma rejected the bail application of the BSP leader. Delhi Police...
  • Maid murder case: Court to pass order on BSP MP's bail plea today November 29, 2013

    A court in New Delhireserved its order on a bail plea of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh, accused of destroying evidence to shield his wife, arrested for torturing her maid leading to her death. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma has reserved the order on the BSP's leader bail plea...
  • Maid murder case: Court dismisses BSP MP Dhananjay's bail plea November 20, 2013

    Delhi court on Wednesday denied bail of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti connected with the murder of their maid. According to the court allegations against him were "very serious" and he does not deserve any leniency due his previous conduct. The court also directed the police to provide protection...
  • No home for housemaids: We have failed them November 18, 2013

    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 allegedly torturing domestic help November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: An NRI woman has been arrested for allegedly torturing her domestic maid in the national capital. The 24yearold domestic help has alleged that she was kept in confinement, beaten up and dogs were let off on her. "She would say that you're here to work and hit me everyday....
  • Domestic help death: BSP MP, his wife sent to Tihar jail till Friday November 11, 2013

    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. The two...
  • No one to claim the body of BSP MP's maid, her foster son goes missing November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police sources have told CNNIBN 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...