Prostitutes

  • Thane: Woman beaten up with iron rods for not becoming a prostitute 23-03-2014 08:02 AM

    Thane: In a heinous incident, a 23-year-old girl was allegedly beaten up with iron rods by three men in Thane after she refused to enter into prostitution. The incident took place in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district. Police say that the assailants also chopped off a body part of the...
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor anticipating limited release for his upcoming film 'Lakshmi' 20-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor says he is anticipating "limited release" for his film 'Lakshmi', which is based on human trafficking. "It should make sense with respect to its budget because the producers and distributors only look at that. The box office cannot be the reason to make a film because...
  • Minor girl claims mother forced her into prostitution 05-03-2014 10:31 PM

    New Delhi: A 13-year-old girl has approached police claiming that she had been raped by several men in west Delhi's Paschim Vihar area after her mother allegedly forced her into prostitution. The girl, accompanied by her grandmother, reached the police station on Tuesday and alleged that she was even forced...
  • People who ran campaign against me should apologise: Somnath Bharti 05-02-2014 05:39 PM

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he is proud of his actions and people who ran a campaign to malign his name should apologise. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action....
  • I'm proud of what I did: Somnath Bharti on midnight raid 04-02-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he was proud of his actions. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action. There is no question of apologising." He said that a...
  • Delhi Police, AAP government face off outside Home Ministry on Monday 19-01-2014 10:47 PM

    New Delhi: The tussle between the Delhi Police and Aam Aadmi Party government has worsened with an FIR being filed against unknown people for the alleged assault on Ugandan women by AAP workers. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will lead a protest on Monday outside the Home Ministry seeking suspension of...
  • Delhi minister Somnath Bharti caught on camera shouting at policemen 16-01-2014 08:58 AM

    New Delhi: Surrounded by controversies, Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti was on Wednesday caught on camera having a minor scuffle with the Delhi Police personnel. The scuffle came after he insisted on heading a surprise raid on what he claims was a prostitution racket. Bharti claims Nigerian nationals are involved...
  • Four teenage girls forced into prostitution rescued from red light area 25-12-2013 08:05 AM

    Four teenage girls, including two Nepal nationals, who were forced into prostitution were rescued from a red light area in Kabadi Bazaar in Meerut. Based on a tipoff, the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Meerut police at night raided a house from where a sex racket was being...
  • Police rescues 5-year-old girl sold to Banchda tribe for Rs 20,000 by her uncle 20-12-2013 11:07 AM

    A man allegedly sold his five-year-old niece for Rs 20,000 to Rajasthan's Banchda tribe, notorious for pushing girls into prostitution. The little girl had suddenly disappeared from her house in Aamli Bhat village on December 16. Initially, it was believed that she was kidnapped after which a case of abduction...
  • US: No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers 10-12-2013 07:35 AM

    Madison: Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs. For $60, customers at the Snuggle House can spend an hour hugging, cuddling...
  • Delhi: Woman gets 10-year jail for forcing girl into prostitution 29-09-2013 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: Noting that the menace of human trafficking is on the rise and needs to be curbed by police, a local court has sentenced a woman to 10 years' imprisonment for confining and forcing a girl into flesh trade. Additional sessions judge Kaveri Baweja sentenced Padma and imposed a...
  • Delhi: Man gets life term for raping, forcing niece into prostitution 22-09-2013 10:10 AM

    A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for ravishing his minor niece, allowing others to gangrape her and forcing her into prostitution. The court convicted Uttar Pradesh resident Pannu for six offences, rape, gangrape, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, wrongful confinement and procuring the girl...
  • Goa police rescues two girls who were forced into prostitution 19-09-2013 07:17 PM

    Panaji: The Goa police has rescued two girls hailing from Punjab and West Bengal, who were forced into prostitution, a senior police official said. Both the girls were rescued in a raid conducted here Wednesday, but three people who allegedly masterminded the racket are on the run, the police said....
  • No shame if women dancers entertain: UP MLA 11-09-2013 06:56 PM

    There is no shame in women dancers entertaining you, arrested and now-on-bail Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator Mahendra Singh on Wednesday claimed, justifying his patronage of a Goa dance bar. According to him, women dancers invariably perform in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from mundans (Hindu head-shaving ceremony) to marriages. Mahendra Singh...
  • Two Indian-origin men jailed for child prostitution in Leicester 31-08-2013 03:35 PM

    Two Indian-origin men are among six persons jailed in Britain for paying or offering to pay a 16-year-old girl for sex. Leicester Crown Court heard how the "vulnerable and damaged" British Sikh girl had been used as a "sexual commodity". While 25-year-old Bharat Modhwadia was jailed for 16 months for...
  • SP MLA arrested in Goa dance bar raid complains of 'chest pain', admitted to hospital 31-08-2013 09:20 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party MLA Mahendra Singh, who was arrested from a dance bar in Goa during an anti-prostitution raid, has been admitted to a hospital after he complained of "chest pain". Panaji police inspector Rajendra Prabhudesai told PTI that Mahendra Singh, who was in police custody till September 2,...
  • UP: Akhilesh finally gets tough on errant leaders, suspends 3 MLAs for anti-party activities 28-08-2013 10:03 PM

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party finally cracked the whip against errant MLAs suspending three MLAs for anti-party activities. Among the three MLAs who bore the brunt included Sitapur MLA Mahendra Singh who was caught with sex workers in Goa. Mahendra Singh was caught at a hotel in Goa with six sex workers....
  • Goa: UP SP MLA arrested after allegedly being caught with call girls 28-08-2013 08:35 AM

    Panaji: A Samajwadi Party MLA from Uttar Pradesh has been arrested by the Goa police after being caught allegedly with six call girls in a hotel in Panaji. The MLA, Mahendra Kumar Singh, along with five other men has been booked under the Anti-Prostitution Act and has been sent to...
  • Modest start for Switzerland's first drive-in 'sex boxes' 28-08-2013 02:24 AM

    Greeted by a press pack rather than prostitutes, the first customer to roll up to Switzerland's sex drive-in on opening night took one lap of the facility before making a hasty exit. The second car, a family vehicle driven by a man in sunglasses under cloudy evening skies, broke down...
  • Prostitution racket busted in Goa; six arrested 27-08-2013 06:04 PM

    Six girls were rescued and as many arrested from a dance bar in Panajiafter Goa police busted a prostitution racket. The kingpin of the racket, however, managed to flee from the spot, police said on Tuesday. The girls were rescued during a raid at a private building located in Campal...
  • Court sentences 7 year imprisonment to woman for buying minor 26-08-2013 06:09 PM

    A woman has been sent to jail for seven years by a Delhi court for buying two minor girls for prostitution and abetting their rapes. Additional Sessions Judge T R Naval sentenced 30-year-old Pooja to seven years rigorous imprisonment for the crime, saying it has been proved that she purchased...
  • Forced into prostitution after gangrape, Delhi girl rescued from Darjeeling 21-08-2013 09:29 AM

    A 15-year-old Delhi girl has been rescued nine months after she was allegedly kidnapped, gangraped and forced into prostitution in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said on Tuesday. A woman working as pimp had bought the girl for Rs eight lakh, has been arrested, they said. The victim, a class...
  • Silvio Berlusconi conviction leaves Italian government hanging 02-08-2013 06:52 AM

    A ruling by Italy's Supreme Court upholding a tax fraud conviction against former premier and centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi has left the fate of the country's fragile ruling coalition resting in the balance. Just three months after centre-left Prime Minister Enrico Letta took office at the head of an uneasy...
  • Italy's Supreme Court court confirms Silvio Berlusconi prison sentence 02-08-2013 01:04 AM

    Italy's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a jail sentence against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud in a devastating blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's fragile coalition government into crisis. After a three-day hearing, the five judges of the supreme court rejected Berlusconi's final appeal against...
  • Indian-origin jailed for harbouring prostitutes in Singapore 30-07-2013 09:30 AM

    An ethnic Indian former staff sergeant of the Singapore armed forces has been jailed for a year for harbouring prostitutes, a report said on Monday. Muralidharan Pillai, 53, pleaded guilty in April to offences that included procuring and harbouring six Filipino women for prostitution and living off their earnings, 'The...
  • Three arrested for forcing teenage girl into flesh trade 28-07-2013 12:57 AM

    Three persons, including two women, were on Saturday arrested in Bikaner for allegedly forcing a teenage girl hailing from Uttar Pradesh into prostitution. The 16-year-old, who hails from Varanasi, had come alone to Jaipur for treatment a couple of weeks back, said SHO Prashant Kaushik. During her stay in the...
  • Police arrest three for forcing teenage girl into prostitution 27-07-2013 10:34 PM

    Three persons, including two women,were on Saturday arrested here for allegedly forcing a teenage girlhailing from Uttar Pradesh into prostitution. The 16-year-old, who hails from Varanasi, had come aloneto Jaipur for treatment a couple of weeks back, said SHOPrashant Kaushik. During her stay in the city, she befriended with a...
  • Police will have to step up security of bar dancers: NCW on SC verdict 16-07-2013 07:18 PM

    The National Commission for Women said that the government will have to step up security of the bar dancers. Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict to reopen the dance bars, Mamata Sharma,chairperson NCW said: "The govt will have to take steps for teh security of the bar dancers they should...
  • Silvio Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire case 24-06-2013 09:46 PM

    Milan: A Milan court on Monday convicted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi of paying for sex with an underage prostitute during infamous "bunga bunga" parties at his villa and then using his influence to try to cover it up. Berlusconi, 76, was sentenced to seven years in prison and barred...
  • Delhi: 7 girls rescued from GB Road brothels 28-05-2013 02:07 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday night rescued seven girls who had been pushed into prostitution from the infamous GB Road. The police manage to rescued them after an NGO informed then about the girls. After receiving the complaint the police raided some brothels in GB Road where the girls...