PROSTITUTION

  • NCW set to propose legalisation of sex trade, Centre expresses displeasure November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) is set to propose legalisation of sex trade to a committee appointed by the Supreme Court but according to sources the Women & Child Development ministry isn't in favour the idea. Ever since the news of the National Commission for Women's...
  • Out of rehab, actress Shweta Basu breaks silence November 5, 2014

    Back home after spending time in a rehabilitation home, actress Shweta Basu rejects charges against us. ...
  • Proposal to legalise prostitution to be placed before SC panel: NCW October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposal for legalising prostitution in India will be placed before the Supreme Court constituted panel November 8, National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam said Wednesday. "The proposal for legalising prostitution will be put forth in the National Consultation scheduled to be held on November 8 by...
  • Prostitution racket busted in Goa, 2 victims rescued October 10, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa Police Crime Branch has busted a prostitution racket, arresting five pimps and rescuing two victims, police said on Friday. One pimp Harvinder Singh from Chandigarh is aged 30 while all the others are in their 20s, police said. The other accused have been identified as Saurabh Amarnath Bajaj, 25,...
  • Hyderabad: Minor girl forced into prostitution by mother, sister September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: A 15yearold girl was allegedly forced into prostitution by her mother, sister and brotherinlaw for money, police said on Thursday. The minor girl, who managed to escape from her house in Yakatpura of Old City on Wednesday, approached the police and lodged a complaint with the help of NGO...
  • Chennai: Man held for forcing women into flesh trade September 14, 2014

    Chennai: A 38yearold man was on Sunday arrested for allegedly forcing women into prostitution after promising them jobs in his massage parlour. Police said that Anand, owner of a massage parlour, was arrested and four women, hailing from Manipur and Sikkim, were rescued. He promised them jobs...
  • Watch: 'It only happens abroad, Indian culture does not permit it'. People were asked if prostitution in India should be legalized. Their reactions will make you wonder if you're living in 2014 September 6, 2014

    National award winning actress Shweta Basu, who was recently arrested for prostitution, has revealed that she took to the sex trade as she was running out of money. The 23yearold actress, who was arrested last Sunday, is currently lodged in a staterun rescue home. "I was out of money. I...
  • Director Hansal Mehta may offer Shweta Prasad a role in his film September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, who was recently caught in a prostitution racket, may land a role in a film directed by Hansal Mehta, who has urged the authorities to "expose" the "clients" of the National Award winning performer. "I intend to offer Shweta Prasad a role in my next film....
  • Telugu actress Shweta Basu arrested as police bust prostitution racket September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Shweta Basu has been arrested on charges of being involved in a prostitution racket in Hyderabad. She was arrested after a raid of the West Zone Special Task Force. A Hyderabad court sent the actress to a rescue home in Saroornagar. The alleged racketeer has been sent...
  • Delhi's GB Road sex workers to finally get new address July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: This surely is an instance of better late than never in this case, all of 48 years. The infamous "GB Road" address on the voter identity cards of Delhi's sex workers had stripped away their dignity and made them a subject of humiliation and ignominy. This will...
  • Brazil's 10 lakh sex workers get ready for FIFA World Cup June 12, 2014

    It is not just the hotels and tour operators, who are going to benefit the most from the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup. According to some estimates there are at least 10 lakh prostitutes in Brazil and they are also hoping to earn a lot during the World Cup. Almost all...
  • Thane: Woman beaten up with iron rods for not becoming a prostitute March 23, 2014

    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' March 20, 2014

    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 if...
  • Minor girl claims mother forced her into prostitution March 5, 2014

    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 to...
  • People who ran campaign against me should apologise: Somnath Bharti February 5, 2014

    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 CNNIBN, 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 February 4, 2014

    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 CNNIBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action. There is no question of apologising." He said that a CNNIBN...
  • Delhi Police, AAP government face off outside Home Ministry on Monday January 19, 2014

    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 the...
  • Delhi minister Somnath Bharti caught on camera shouting at policemen January 16, 2014

    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 December 25, 2013

    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 5yearold girl sold to Banchda tribe for Rs 20,000 by her uncle December 20, 2013

    A man allegedly sold his fiveyearold 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 was...
  • US: No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers December 10, 2013

    Madison: Wisconsin's ultraliberal 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 and...
  • Delhi: Woman gets 10year jail for forcing girl into prostitution September 29, 2013

    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 fine...
  • Delhi: Man gets life term for raping, forcing niece into prostitution September 22, 2013

    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 for...
  • Goa police rescues two girls who were forced into prostitution September 19, 2013

    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. Allegedly, customers...
  • No shame if women dancers entertain: UP MLA September 11, 2013

    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 was suspended...
  • Two Indian-origin men jailed for child prostitution in Leicester August 31, 2013

    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 paying for...
  • SP MLA arrested in Goa dance bar raid complains of 'chest pain', admitted to hospital August 31, 2013

    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, was...
  • UP: Akhilesh finally gets tough on errant leaders, suspends 3 MLAs for anti-party activities August 28, 2013

    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. The...
  • Goa: UP SP MLA arrested after allegedly being caught with call girls August 28, 2013

    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' August 28, 2013

    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 and...