NIRBHAYA

  • Two years on, not a penny spent from Nirbhaya fund: report December 17, 2014

    Even two years after the government had announced Nirbhaya fund for the benefit of women in distress, not a penny has been spent from the fund, said report. Ranjana Kumari, Director of Centre for Social Research, said, "The UPA in spite of the fact that they promised Rs 1000 crore...
  • Nirbhaya gangrape: Nothing has changed in the last 2 years, say her parents December 17, 2014

    Even two years after the brutal Delhi gangrape of a 23-year-old, nothing seems to have changed. "We are still seeking for justice. The city is still not safe for women. A safe public transport is a must," say Nirbahya's parents. ...
  • Are Mumbaikars sensitive to women? December 15, 2014

    Two years since the gruesome Nirbhaya gangrape case, have any lessons been learnt? CNN-IBN has been getting you special reports and first hand accounts from across the country. ...
  • Chennai: Men stare, stalk undercover reporter in jeans in broad daylight December 15, 2014

    In a small experiment, an undercover reporter takes to the Ranganathan street, one of the busiest markets in Chennai, to do a status check of women's safety on the roads. "It is 11 in the morning and most shops have just opened. I am wearing a long top and jeans....
  • Youngsters stage mock harassment to see who stands up for women in DTC buses December 15, 2014

    A group of young theatre artists have come together to gauge Delhi's response to harassment in DTC buses. They stage mock harassment incidents to see who stands up to fight for women. ...
  • Nothing has changed since the Nirbhaya case, says ex judge Usha Mehra December 11, 2014

    As we track yet another rape case in December, one cannot help but remember the horrific bus gangrape case that shook the nation two years back. It triggered massive outrage and a slew of promises from the government. Justice Usha Mehra has said that the government has not implemented any...
  • Built as a tribute to Delhi gangrape braveheart, Nirbheek revolver gives confidence to women December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Diamonds are a woman's best friend' has been an age-old saying, but have the women found a new friend? 'Yes', says Seema Kharbanda who was among the first few women who bought the Nirbheek revolver to ensure their safety. Launched a year after the brutal gangrape of 23-year-old paramedic...
  • Nirbhaya to Veera: Has anything changed on the ground in 2 years? December 9, 2014

    After the horrific December 16, 2012 gangrape of a paramedical student by six men in a moving bus in Delhi to the recent rape incident by a cab driver in Delhi has anything changed on ground, a question that still need an answer. ...
  • 2 years after the horrific Delhi gangrape, safety apps for women come as boon December 9, 2014

    After the horrific December 16, 2012 gangrape of a paramedical student by six men in a moving bus in Delhi, many mobile phone companies and private groups launched safety apps for women. All such apps claim to have several features which can prove to be very useful if a person...
  • Parents of Delhi gang rape victim decry fashion shoot that evokes attack August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A fashion shoot depicting a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus has stirred memories of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in 2012, outraging the victim's parents and activists who have demanded action against the photographer. The December 2012 attack on the woman on the bus...
  • Photographer who recreated the Delhi gangrape as a glossy fashion shoot on a bus says 'women's safety campaign backfired' after outrage on social media August 5, 2014

    A photographer who seemingly recreated the gruesome Delhi gangrape incident of December 16, 2012, using male and female models in an upscale fashion shoot on a bus, sparking revulsion on social media, said he was making a point on women's empowerment that horribly backfired. Photographer Raj Shetye's photoshoot 'The Wrong Turn',...
  • 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 19, 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 500g 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 roundup: '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 Bravehearts parents December 15, 2013

    A year after the grisly Delhi rape incident, Nirbhaya's parents talk to CNNIBN'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 Delhis Braveheart December 15, 2013

    Ahead of the first anniversary of the horrific gangrape 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 gangrape, 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 daytoday 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 daytoday basis. On March 28, the special court had dismissed their plea...