Nirbhaya

  • From tandoor to Latur, no security for women, says Modi April 9, 2014

    Latur: The Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has attacked the Congress leadership over the death of a youth Congress worker in Latur of Maharashtra. "I ask Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi what they have done for women's security. The old timers would remember there was a powerful...
  • Modi takes jibe at Congress, calls Delhi a rape capital April 1, 2014

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed three election rallies in Madhya Pradesh. His first rally was scheduled in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh after which went to Madhya Pradesh to conduct three rallies in Shahdol, Rewa and Jabalpur. Heavy security arrangements have been made in both...
  • Inspired by Delhi braveheart, 5 women to perform a play across India March 21, 2014

    After premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, writer-director Yael Farber's presentation 'Nirbhaya' is now being staged in Mumbai. While the parents of the real life Nirbhaya await closure, her brutal gangrape inspired five women to put the spotlight on their personal stories of sexual violence and abuse. ...
  • Woman in ad on Nirbhaya Fund shocked, to sue Kerala government February 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The "Nirbhaya Keralam Surakshitha Keralam" project of the state government to ensure the dignity and safety of women inaugurated by Congress president Sonia Gandhi has run into a controversy. Daisy Sunny, a mother of two is planning to file a defamation case as her photo was featured in the...
  • Rs 1000 cr more for Nirbhaya fund, but existing funds not utilised yet February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday promised additional Rs 1,000 crore for the Nirbhaya fund in the interim Budget 2014. But members of the Nirbhaya task force allege that the existing funds are not being utilised at all. They say nothing has been done to empower women's safety...
  • Nirbhaya Fund gets additional Rs 1,000 crore in Budget February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday allocated an additional Rs 1,000 crore to the Nirbhaya Fund for the safety and empowerment of women. "In order to make it clear that the (Nirbhaya) fund will be a prominent fund, I intend to declare the grant of Rs 1,000 crore as...
  • Bihar: Patna women rush to book Nirbheek revolver January 23, 2014

    Patna: There is a massive rush among the women in Bihar's capital Patna to own a Nirbheek, a new revolver designed specifically for women by the Indian Ordnance Factory in Kanpur. Till now 400 women in Patna have applied for Nirbheek, which has been named after the December 16, 2012...
  • Nirbheek, a lightweight revolver for women to hit market in Feb January 13, 2014

    Over a year after the brutal Delhi gangrape incident, the Indian Ordnance Factory in Kanpur has come out with 'Nirbheek', a .32 bore light weight revolver designed especially for women to defend themselves from assault. With its nomenclature inspired by 'Nirbhaya', the 500-g revolver is light and can be kept by...
  • Government okays CCTV, panic buttons in public vehicles January 2, 2014

    The government on Thursday approved the first project under the Nirbhaya fund, approving the installation of panic buttons, CCTV cameras and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in public transport vehicles in 32 cities in India. The approval was given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting held...
  • Music round-up: 'The Beatles' are back to soothe your nerves December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Music is driven by stories, something I witnessed this week. A song never gets old and music is never forgotten. All Sunday to Saturday were surrounded with acoustic, rock, pop, a little bit of jazz, folk and of course the country music. The happenings were such. This is our second...
  • CJ Show: A conversation with Braveheart’s parents December 15, 2013

    A year after the grisly Delhi rape incident, Nirbhaya's parents talk to CNN-IBN's senior editor Anubha Bhonsle on what it's like to loose a daughter. They also remember her final days in hospital and appeal for justice to Nirbhaya. ...
  • CJ Show: A tribute to Delhi’s Braveheart December 15, 2013

    Ahead of the first anniversary of the horrific gang-rape of Nirbhaya, CJ's dedicate this song as a tribute to the braveheart who lost her life after battling a sexual assault on Dec 16, 2012 in the capital. This musical tribute was composed by CJ Krishna Vijay along with his friends...
  • CJ Show: Agenda for Change December 15, 2013

    A year after the horrific Delhi gang-rape, CJ speaks to the parents of the Braveheart and many other women to find out if anything has changed on the ground. We also have stories of women who fought sexual harassment at work and on the streets. All this and much more...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomes the death penalty for the four accused in Delhi gangrape case September 13, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Friday, welcomed the death penalty for the four accused in Delhi gangrape case and said it will act as a deterrent against such heinous crimes. "Death sentence for the guilty in Nirbhaya case served the requirement of justice. It shall act as a...
  • 6 months after announcement, Nirbhaya fund still remains only on paper August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: As another gangrape in Mumbai shocks the country, questions are being raised on the status of 1000 crore Nirbhaya fund announced by the Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his budget speech. The opposition and women rights activists have questioned the delay in creating the corpus. The government had...
  • Make rape punishable by death, demand Delhi braveheart's parents August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The recent incident of gangrape in Mumbai has shocked the nation and sparked off protests throughout the nation similar to the ones in December 2012 after the brutal gangrape in the national capital. Recalling the horrific incident that took the lives of their daughter, the parents of the Delhi...
  • Nirbhaya fund with FM, will soon roll out schemes: Krishna Tirath August 24, 2013

    Soon after the gangrape of a paramedical student in Delhi in December, the government had announced a Nirbhaya fund. Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath has said that the schemes for women will be rolled out soon once they are approved by the concerned ministries. "The Nirbhaya fund is...
  • Govt seeks Parliament's approval for additional Rs 7,500 crore spending August 23, 2013

    The government on Friday sought Parliament's approval to spend an additional Rs 7,500 crore including Rs 1,000 crore for setting up of 'Nirbhaya Fund' for safety of women and a similar amount for women's bank. The first batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2013-14 involving an additional expenditure of...
  • Delhi gangrape case: Accused move HC against day-to-day trial April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Two out of the four accused in the December 16 gangrape on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the special court order dismissing their plea for trial to be held on alternate days instead of day-to-day basis. On March 28, the special court had dismissed their plea...
  • Delhi gangrape accused claims threat to life in Tihar jail April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: One of the four adult accused in the December 16 gangrape case on Thursday alleged before a special court that he is receiving life threats in Tihar jail from a police constable who is continuously abusing him. After being permitted by the court to speak, Akshay Singh, his...
  • Delhi gangrape case: Court to decide on bail plea of accused on Tuesday March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The fast track court holding trial of the Dec 16 gangrape case, posted for Tuesday, its decision on the bail plea of one of the accused, which was opposed by the investigating agency. Vinay Sharma had moved the bail application saying he was a BA first year student...
  • Film on brutal Delhi rape slams casual mindset March 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Actor Ashis Vidyarthi, who is playing the role of a police officer in the first celluloid depiction of the Delhi gangrape and the massive protests that followed, said his character symbolised the 'chalta hai' attitude of the administration. "Most rape cases in the country remained unsolved because of the 'chalta...
  • US honours Delhi braveheart with 'women of courage award' March 9, 2013

    Washington: The Delhi braveheart, who became the focus of women around India and their fight against gender-based violence, was honoured on Friday with a posthumous US "woman of courage" award. The award to the braveheart, who was gangraped in Delhi in December 2012, was presented posthumously by the First Lady...
  • Nirbhaya's bravery inspired millions, says John Kerry March 9, 2013

    Washington: Nirbhaya, the "Fearless" victim of a gang rape in a Delhi bus, who became the focus of women around India and their fight against gender-based violence, was honoured on Friday with a posthumous US "woman of courage" award. US first lady Michelle Obama joined secretary of state John Kerry as...
  • President gives Stree Shakti awards on International Women's Day March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday presented the Stree Shakti Puruskar for 2012 on International Women's Day while thanking women for their contribution in the making of India. "I take this opportunity to extend warm greetings to women in all parts of our country. I thank them for their invaluable...
  • India hopes to raise Rs 40,000 crore from stake sale in PSUs March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the government was hopeful about raising Rs 40,000 crore from stake sale in public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the financial year beginning April 1, 2013. "I hope to collect Rs.40,000 crore from disinvestment next year. The first disinvestment will start in April,"...
  • FM to monitor investments by PSUs, private sector every quarter March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Aiming to restart the growth engine, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said he will monitor every quarter the investment plans of public and private sector entities that are sitting on huge cash piles. "Each PSU is required to fill up that proforma, tell us what their capex...
  • 'Nirbhaya Fund' to be set up for empowerment of women February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Paying a tribute to the 23-year-old Delhi braveheart, the government on Thursday announced setting up 'Nirbhaya Fund' of Rs 1,000 crore for safety and empowerment of women. Nirbhaya (fearless) was the pseudonym given to the victim to hide her actual identity. The announcement of Rs 1,000 crore fund...