MAMTA SHARMA

  • PM Modi should now act on what he said: Mamta Sharma August 18, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma on Monday praised the women who stood for themselves and left their inlaw's house due to lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence day brought up the issue of lack of proper toilets facilities. Mamta said, "I respect Modi's speech but...
  • 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...
  • Goa's pub culure: Minister shouldn't make such comments, says NCW July 13, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma hit out at Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik for his remarks on pub culture. Sharma said, "The Tourism Minister shouldn't be making such narrowminded comments. Goa attracts so many foreign tourists and it doesn't make sense to end pub culture...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • UPA appointees targeted: Mamta Sharma, Karan Singh, PL Punia to quit? June 19, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women, SC/ST Commission and Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR) to step down from their respective posts, say sources. ...
  • NCW for effective steps to curb crimes against women June 8, 2014

    Itanagar: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma has called for a change in the mindset of the society besides proper implementation of laws and a strong monitoring mechanism to curb crimes against women. Addressing the participants during a daylong legal awareness programme on crime against women in Lower Subansiri...
  • NCW chief writes to President, LG, demands Somnath's resignation January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamta Sharma on Tuesday wrote a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jund demanding action against Delhi Law Minister Somanth Bharti. In the letter, Mamta demanded that Somnath Bharti be asked to immediately resign from his position. Already under fire following...
  • A Billion Votes: Somnath in trouble as Ugandan woman identifies him January 22, 2014

    Women groups have written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Law Minister Somnath Bharti saying that the Khirki area incident is against the rights of all women in general. National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamta Sharma on Wednesday said the SHO cannot summon Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as...
  • AAP vs Delhi Police: Should Arvind Kejriwal sack Somnath Bharti? January 22, 2014

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti was seen on Wednesday evading the media. He was identified by one of the complainants as the leader of the midnight raid in Delhi's Khirkee extenstion area. ...
  • Kumar Vishwas refuses to apologise for remarks against Kerala nurses January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday refused to apologise for his racist and sexist remarks against nurses from Kerala. Refusing to apologise, Vishwas asked if Bollywood actor Raj Babbar will apologise for raping women in films. However, the AAP Kerala unit has apologised for Vishwas's remarks against...
  • SHO threatened by AAP supporters, scared to summon Somnath: NCW January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamta Sharma on Wednesday said the SHO cannot summon Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as he is being threatened by Aam Aadmi Party supporters. Mamta has demanded Bharti's resignation after Ugandan woman complained of misbehaviour by the minister and his supporters. Mamta said, "Somnath...
  • Under fire CBI chief Ranjit Sinha regrets his 'enjoy rape' comment November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with stinging criticism, outrage and demands to step down, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday expressed regret and apologised for his "enjoy rape if you can't prevent it" comment. The CBI chief tried to control the damage by saying that his statement delivered at a conference held in...
  • Leela Maderna, Mamta Sharma given Congress tickets for Assembly polls November 10, 2013

    Leela Maderna, wife of former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna, who is in jail in connection with the Bhanwari Devi murder case, and National Commission for Women chief Mamta Sharma, figure on the third list of 71 candidates released tonight by AICC for the Rajasthan Assembly polls. The list also includes the...
  • Delhi: Teenage girl who was abused by employer rescued October 1, 2013

    A 15yearold girl was rescued from Vasant Kunj in south Delhi by a joint team of an NGO and police. A 50yearold woman, Vandana Dheer, has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. ...
  • Delhi gangrape: More investigation required in juvenile's role, says Mamta Sharma September 14, 2013

    Chairperson of National Commission for Women Mamta Sharma has said there is a need to take a hard look at the role of the juvenile who was given 3 years. "The juvenile can not get a lighter sentence just because of a certificate. I think more investigation is required, I...
  • Besharam: Ranbir Kapoor, Pallavi Sharda wrap up song 'Lut gaye' in a day September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Dancing seems to come naturally to 'Besharam' actors Ranbir Kapoor and Pallavi Sharda. The two will be seen grooving to wedding number, 'Lut Gaye' in the film, which they reportedly wrapped up in just a day. "Director Abhinav Kashyap had kept three days aside for the shoot of the...
  • Mumbai gangrape: City not safe anymore, says Shobha De August 23, 2013

    A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday around 6:30 pm while she was on an assignment at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai, according to police sources. ...
  • 'Zanjeer' Music Review: It's average, could have been better August 20, 2013

    Composer: Chirantan Bhatt Singers: Mika Singh, Talia Bentson, Mamta Sharma, Shreya Ghoshal Ratings: 3 out of 5 Director Apoorva Lakhia's movie 'Zanjeer', a remake of the 1973 movie of the same name, has seven tracks. While retaining the original flavour of the plot, composer Chirantan Bhatt has given it a contemporary twist. The album...
  • NCW demands patrolling on PuriKonark marine drive June 24, 2013

    Puri: A day after slamming the Odisha government as "insensitive" towards crimes against women, National Commission for Women on Sunday demanded 24hour police patrolling on PuriKonark marine drive where a blind girl was raped and murdered recently. "There should be roundtheclock patrolling by police on PuriKonark marine drive where women...
  • Singing is easier than acting: Mamta Sharma May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Playback singer Mamta Sharma, well known for her super hit item numbers like 'Munni badnam hui', 'Anaarkali disco chali' and 'Fevicol se', says singing is easier than acting and she has her own reasons for that. "I must tell you, singing compared to acting it's very easy because you sit...
  • Item numbers are important, says singer Mamta Sharma April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The trend of adding "item songs" in Hindi films to spice up things and attract eyeballs continues to find favour in Bollywood, and playback singer Mamta Sharma remains in demand for this genre. Filmmakers Tigmanshu Dhulia, Abhinav Kashyap and Indra Kumar will be having item numbers in their upcoming movies...
  • Delhi gangrape: 'Tihar jail authorities have been callous' March 11, 2013

    Delhi gangrape accused Ram Singh committed suicide inside his cell in Tihar jail. His body was found on Monday morning at 5.00 am. ...
  • Punjab gangrape: 'Police in the state politicised' January 21, 2013

    Reacting to the gangrape of a 26yearold woman in Punjab, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said, "This act should be condemned and we hope the culprits are punished severely. The police have been politicised in the state which is the biggest problem." ...
  • Political parties, activists slam Asaram January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The shocking statement given by selfstyled godman Asaram Bapu, blaming the 23yearold paramedical student for her brutal gangrape and murder has drawn some sharp reactions from all corners. While the political parties, including the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have termed the statement as inappropriate, women...
  • TMC suspends workers who heckled dancers January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: After being embarrassed, the Trinamool Congress has suspended the party workers who threw money at women dancers at its foundation day party on Tuesday. Party MP Derek O'Brien tweeted saying that the TMC disciplinary committee was meeting to take a call, and that expulsion was not ruled out. He also...
  • TMC workers' act has demeaned women: NCW chief January 2, 2013

    Trinamool Congress workers were caught on video heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at their founding day party on Tuesday. ...
  • NCW backs Jayalalithaa's harsher laws pitch January 1, 2013

    New Delhi: National Commission for Women on Tuesday welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's views that laws dealing with crime against women should be amended, saying they would help contain such violations. "It is a very good decision. She has asked for harsher punishment for the accused and has also...
  • Rajasthan: BJP leader slammed for demanding ban on skirts December 31, 2012

    Alwar: A controversy has erupted over a Rajasthan BJP leader's remark that girl students should be banned from wearing skirts in order to curb sexual harassment. The MLA, Banwari Lal Singhal had said that he wanted the school uniforms to change as he didn't "like when boys look at our...
  • Delhi gangrape: Police identify four suspects December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Police have made some progress in the brutal assault and gangrape of a medical student on Sunday night. Sources say police have identified four men who raped and assaulted the girl. The bus, inside which the horrific crime took place, was found in a school campus in...
  • Delhi gangrape victim critical after intestinal damage December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The victim of the brutal gangrape in south Delhi's Vasant Vihar area is said to be in a critical condition and fighting for her life in the ICU of the Safdarjung hospital after suffering intestinal damage during the horrific assault. The doctors attending to her said that she...