National Commission For Women

  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad 11-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, has refused to back down. ...
  • SHO threatened by AAP supporters, scared to summon Somnath: NCW 22-01-2014 11:21 AM

    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,...
  • Kolkata gangrape: Victim's family meets President 07-01-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: The family of the teenage girl who was gangraped and allegedly murdered in Kolkata, on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi seeking a CBI probe into the case. The family has said that the President has assured help. "We have been given assurances, we are going back...
  • Kolkata gangrape: Girl's family to meet President to seek CBI probe 07-01-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: The family of the teenage girl who was gangraped and allegedly murdered in Kolkata will meet President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a CBI probe into the case. Earlier in the day, the family also met National Commission for Women chief Mamata Sharma. The family had on Monday filed a...
  • Delhi: Depressed over rape charges, man commits suicide 18-12-2013 11:27 PM

    New Delhi: A 55-year-old executive director of an NGO committed suicide by jumping off a building here after becoming depressed when a girl accused him of rape, police said Wednesday. Khurshid Anwar, who ran a non-governmental organisation, was found in a pool of blood outside his residential building in Vasant...
  • Shoma Chaudhury trying to shirk responsibilities, says NCW 28-11-2013 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has said Shoma Chaudhury is trying to shirk responsibilities by resigning as Tehelka Managing Editor. The NCW also said that her resignation won't affect the sexual assault case against Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal. "Shoma Choudhary didn't do this initially. This seems to be...
  • Tejpal case: Goa Police in Mumbai to record complainant's statement 26-11-2013 08:55 AM

    Mumbai: A Goa Police team is in Mumbai to record statement of the complainant in Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case. Sources on Tuesday said that she may also record her statements before a magistrate in Goa on Wednesday. Tehelka Founder Editor Tejpal will be questioned after girl's statement is recorded...
  • Sex assault: Police to record survivor's version, may quiz Tarun Tejpal 24-11-2013 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: In what could bring more trouble for Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal, the Goa Police is likely to record the survivor's statement on Monday after which it may summon the accused for questioning in the sexual assault case. Tejpal is also likely to move the High Court in the...
  • 'Tejpal likely to move to HC seeking change in investigating agency' 24-11-2013 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: Founder-Editor of Tehelka Tarun Tejpal is likely to move the High Court in the sexual assault case against him. The legal advisors of Tejpal have suggested him that he should seek change in the investigating agency, said sources on Sunday. Earlier in the day, the National Commission for...
  • Tarun Tejpal case: NCW asks Mumbai Police to give security to girl 24-11-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday asked the Mumbai Police to provide security to the girl, who alleged sexual assault by Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal, as she has in her statement said that she is being intimidated by a member of Tejpal's family. Mumbai Police has...
  • Dowry deaths: One woman dies every hour in India 02-09-2013 09:41 AM

    One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons on an average in the country, which has seen a steady rise in such cases between 2007 and 2011, according to official data. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures state that 8,233 dowry deaths were reported in 2012 from various...
  • NCW seeks report on SP leader's remarks against Durga Shakti Nagpal 06-08-2013 03:53 PM

    The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to probe a complaint against a Samajwadi Party leader accused of making "objectionable comments" against the now suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Taking cognizance of a complaint against Uttar Pradesh Agro chairman Narendra Bhatti, NCW chairperson Mamta...
  • Ireland: Savita's death prompts review of abortion laws 01-05-2013 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet has reached an agreement which will allow limited legal abortions for the first time ever. This historic bill is part of legislative changes that were promised after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died after she was denied a life-saving abortion. The new bill, which will have...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj refuses to screen 'Ek Thi Daayan' before NCW 12-04-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj, who refused to screen his forthcoming co-production 'Ek Thi Daayan' before a women's commission, says only the censor board has the authority to assess a film. Directed by Kannan Iyer, 'Ek Thi Daayan' is a supernatural thriller that revolves around a witch. The National Commission...
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Doctor admits system failures 10-04-2013 08:31 PM

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17-week pregnant Indian dentist died last October. Dr Katherine Astbury told the ongoing inquest into Savita's death at Galway Courthouse in Ireland that she was unaware of...
  • Inquiry into Savita's death will be fair: Ireland 20-11-2012 11:40 PM

    London: Facing all round flak, Ireland on Tuesday announced a seven-member team headed by a noted Sri Lankan doctor to probe the tragic death of an Indian dentist after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her 17-week pregnancy despite serious complications, saying "this is a Catholic country". It also promised that...
  • Savita's case was not about abortion: Ireland's bishops 20-11-2012 05:32 PM

    London: Amidst a raging debate on the country's strict abortion laws, Ireland's Catholic bishops have said that the church "has never taught that the life of a child in the womb should be preferred to that of a mother". Reacting to the death of Savita Halappanavar, the standing committee of...
  • Irish govt must clarify on abortion issue: Amnesty 17-11-2012 09:06 AM

    London: Observing that the tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar illustrates a gap in Irish law, rights group Amnesty on Saturday asked Ireland to ensure that its domestic policy on access to abortion is in line with international human rights law. Amnesty International has written to Irish Minister for...
  • Ireland: Thousands of women move to England for termination 17-11-2012 07:09 AM

    New Delhi: After the tragic death of a 31-year-old Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, India has formally spoken to authorities in Dublin. But as the probe goes on, it has been found that thousands of women from Ireland are forced to travel to England for abortions. Savita was unfortunate...
  • 'Blame doctors, not religion for Savita's death' 16-11-2012 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: The tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's in Ireland sparked an outrage and brought the debate on the abortion laws to the fore front. Activists say medical negligence and not the Catholic Church should be blamed for Savita's death. The Indian ambassador in Dublin is expected to...
  • Is it time for the Catholic church to change its views on abortion? 15-11-2012 11:26 PM

    The tragic death of a 31-year-old Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, has ignited public protests and political debate on the country's abortion laws that are based on Catholic principles. ...
  • Ireland: Indian woman's death sparks public, political anger 15-11-2012 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: The tragic death of a 31-year-old Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a life-saving abortion at an Irish hospital, has ignited public protests and political debate on the country's abortion laws that are based on Catholic principles. Seventeen weeks pregnant, Savita was admitted...
  • Thousands rally in Ireland over death of Indian woman 15-11-2012 08:43 PM

    Dublin: Thousands of people rallied outside Ireland's parliament on Wednesday to demand strict abortion rules be eased after a pregnant Indian woman repeatedly denied a termination died in an Irish hospital. Savita Halappanavar, 31, admitted to University Hospital Galway in the west of Ireland last month, died of septicaemia a...
  • Indian woman's death: Irish authorities order probe 15-11-2012 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: The debate over legalising abortions in Ireland has revived after the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar, who died of complications after she was denied a potentially life-saving abortion. Seventeen weeks pregnant, Savita was admitted to the hospital after she complained of severe back pain. Her husband says doctors...