National Commission For Women

  • Divide in Modi Cabinet, Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen NCW hits Law Ministry roadblock August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Two important central ministries are at loggerheads. Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen the National Commission for Women has met with a roadblock from the Law Ministry, said sources on Friday. Maneka had sent a proposal to the Law Ministry to strengthen the...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad April 11, 2014

    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 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...
  • Kolkata gangrape: Victim's family meets President January 7, 2014

    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 January 7, 2014

    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 December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: A 55yearold 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 nongovernmental organisation, was found in a pool of blood outside his residential building in Vasant Kunj...
  • Shoma Chaudhury trying to shirk responsibilities, says NCW November 28, 2013

    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 FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal. "Shoma Choudhary didn't do this initially. This seems to be shirking...
  • Tejpal case: Goa Police in Mumbai to record complainant's statement November 26, 2013

    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 November 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In what could bring more trouble for Tehelka FounderEditor 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' November 24, 2013

    New Delhi: FounderEditor 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...
  • Tarun Tejpal case: NCW asks Mumbai Police to give security to girl November 24, 2013

    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 in...
  • Dowry deaths: One woman dies every hour in India September 2, 2013

    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 states....
  • NCW seeks report on SP leader's remarks against Durga Shakti Nagpal August 6, 2013

    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 Sharma...
  • Ireland: Savita's death prompts review of abortion laws May 1, 2013

    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 lifesaving abortion. The new bill, which will have to...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj refuses to screen 'Ek Thi Daayan' before NCW April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmakercomposer Vishal Bhardwaj, who refused to screen his forthcoming coproduction '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 for Women...
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Doctor admits system failures April 10, 2013

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17week 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...
  • Punjab policemen beat up woman. Quit, NCW tells home minister March 5, 2013

    Chandigarh: Policemen in Punjab's Tarn Taran beat up a young woman and her father after she went to them with a complaint of sexual harassment. While two policemen have been suspended, the state administration has come under a scathing attack from activists and politicians. The National Commission for Women said...
  • US to give 'women of courage award' to Delhi braveheart posthumously March 5, 2013

    Washington: United States has selected the 23-year-old Delhi braveheart for the International Women of Courage Award. The award to the braveheart would be presented posthumously by the First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretary of State John Kerry, on March 8, an official announcement said on Monday. "For millions of Indian...
  • 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 victim critical after intestinal damage December 18, 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...
  • 'Inquiry into Savita's death to be finished by Christmas' November 25, 2012

    London: The probe into Savita Halappanavar's death will be completed before Christmas, Ireland's Health Minister has said, even as her distraught husband was considering lodging a complaint with the Ombudsman to assert ownership of his wife's medical notes. "I've made it very clear this investigation must be completed as expeditiously...
  • Inquiry into Savita's death will be fair: Ireland November 20, 2012

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

    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 November 17, 2012

    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 Health...
  • Ireland: Thousands of women move to England for termination November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: After the tragic death of a 31yearold 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 to...
  • 'Blame doctors, not religion for Savita's death' November 16, 2012

    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? November 15, 2012

    The tragic death of a 31yearold 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 November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The tragic death of a 31yearold Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a lifesaving 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...