PROTECTION

  • Bed nets enough for protection against malaria: Study December 9, 2014

    New York: There is no need to spray insecticide on walls for malaria control when people sleep under treated bed nets, says a new research. "Use of insecticide spray on internal walls, when combined with insecticide-treated bed nets in homes, does not protect children from malaria any more effectively than using...
  • PCB to carry review of protective gear November 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to carry out its own review of the protective gear it provides to the national team players following the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes this week. A official of the board told PTI that presently the PCB ordered protective gear specifically...
  • Thane: Youth arrested for raping a disabled girl November 29, 2014

    Thane: A 22 years old youth was arrested by the police on the charge of raping a disabled girl at Ambarnath in the district. The incident took place on November 27, said inspector Balkrishna Wagh of Ambarnath police station. The accused Sinu Sriram Avadh Rathod entered the girl's house at around...
  • Kerala: Women's panel to bring out handbook on women protection November 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Seeking to create awareness about legal rights of women, Kerala State Women's Commission has come out with a hand book with details of various existing laws for their protection. The book, to be distributed free of cost across the state, will also contain around 70 helpline and emergency numbers, they...
  • SEBI's investor protection project may get an overhaul in board meeting today November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: SEBI chief UK Sinha's pet project, investor protection, is all set to get a fillip. Following the recommendations of the Justice RS Sodhi panel and public comments received last December, the SEBI board will overhaul existing norms, beginning with the tweaking of the very definition of an insider. Sources...
  • Kozhikode: Two 18-year-old students arrested for molesting LKG kid November 15, 2014

    Kozhikode: Two students at a private school were arrested on Saturday for allegedly molesting a four-and-a-half-year-old girl studying in LKG class in the same institution at Parakkadavu near Nadapuram in the district. The accused, both 18-year-old boys, are pursuing 'religious education' in the same campus run by a minority educational...
  • Ahead of President's visit, Vrindavan authorities grapple to deal with monkey menace November 14, 2014

    Mathura: To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists. "We have decided to withdraw services of langurs as it...
  • Hyderabad: State Child Rights Protection Team visits school after students complain of sexual harassment October 31, 2014

    The state child right protection team visited a school in Hyderabad after students complained that they were beaten quite often and were even sexually harassed. The school was earlier served with a notice but the authorities allegedly never replied. The team has given directions to the school and asked school...
  • Watch: Barack Obama talks about his credit card getting declined October 18, 2014

    Recently, US President Barack Obama's credit card was declined while he was out for dinner at a restaurant in the Big Apple with his wife Michelle Obama. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Obama recounts what happened. ...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • 7-year-old girl molested in southwest Delhi school October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 24-year-old man inside the premises of her school in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area, police said. The Std IV student had gone to the school library on Tuesday along with two of her friends when the accused, identified as one Sachin,...
  • Men's helpline gets 25,000 calls over four months September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: SIF, the mobile app launched five months ago for the protection of men's rights, has received a mega response in the last four months. The app, launched by Save India Family Foundation NGO, has received 25,000 calls in the last fourfive months. It was launched to help men at...
  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger September 16, 2014

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • Kerala court directs protection of Jewish synagogue September 6, 2014

    Thrissur: A court has directed Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and local panchayat authorities not to make any alterations to the more than 1,000 year old synagogue and a Jewish Cemetery in Mala in the district. Judge V G Sreedevi of Irinjalakuda Subcourt yesterday passed the order on a suit filed...
  • Centre to set up Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam September 6, 2014

    Guwahati: The Centre will create a Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam to protect the animal from poaching and form a task force to enquire into encroachment of forest land in the state, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. "We will have zero tolerance for rhino poaching....
  • CRPF eyes bullet proof vehicles as VVIP protection duties rise August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With an increasing number of highprofile personalities coming under its security cover, the Central Reserve Police Force has decided to provide these VVIPs with bulletproof protection during their movements across the country. The force, which has recently been entrusted with the security of BJP chief Amit Shah under...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • Another inmate of women protection home dies during treatment August 11, 2014

    One more inmate of a women protection home in Kotwali area died during treatment at a district hospital in Rae Bareli, police said. Of the three inmates of the protection home, who were taken ill on Saturday night and were admitted to the district hospital, one Gudiya (21) died last evening,...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • Railway to install CCTV in ladies' compartments July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTVs in ladies' compartments in phases in order to provide enhanced security to women passengers, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. Responding to a query during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, "We will do...
  • Teenage boy rapes 10yrold girl, booked July 1, 2014

    A 10yearold girl was allegedly raped by a teenaged youth in the city on Tuesday night, police said. The 17yearold accused, who lives near the house of the victim, raped the girl after luring her to his house, police said, adding that the girl narrated the incident to her mother following...
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • Man sodomises 10yearold boy, efforts on to nab the accused June 23, 2014

    A 10yearold boy was sodomised by a youth in Jaipur, police said on Monday. The accused identified as Rajesh Zaidiya lured the boy to a hillock nearby and sodomised him there on Sunday, they said. Rajesh, aged around 25 years, is the neighbour of the victim and absconding after the incident, SHO...
  • Two men arrested for killing Chinkara June 22, 2014

    Two youths were arrested for allegedly killing a Chinkara, a protected animal, at Loharki village here, police said today. The accused, identified as Hazoor and Birbal, were caught and arrested yesterday for killing the endangered deer, while an accomplice, Yarookhan, managed to escape. The accused chased the deer, about 4 years...
  • Vrindavan widows to meet PM over protection bill June 22, 2014

    Widows living in various shelter homes in Vrindavan onSunday said they wanted to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to persuade him to push for the Widow Protection Bill in the budget session of parliament beginning next month. On the eve of World Widow Day, 90yearold Manu Ghosh from West Bengal, who...
  • BlackBerry announces BBM service for enterprises June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Canadian handset maker BlackBerry announced availability of its popular instant messaging service BBM for businesses. The firm announced availability of BBMTM Protected, the first solution in the eBBMTM Suite for secure enterprise class messaging. "eBBM Suite is a new family of BBM products and services built for business that bring...
  • 'There were no guests at his kid's birthday party': The latest book by Michael Jackson's bodyguards tells a bittersweet story about the pop star's secluded life June 16, 2014

    The following article is a compilation of excerpts and observations from the latest book titled, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', written by his former security guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, with Tanner Colby. Hounded by the tabloid media, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving...
  • India must protect its women; don't politicise rape, says Modi June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India should respect and protect its women, breaking his silence on a crime wave that included the rape and hanging of two girls two weeks ago. In his first speech to Parliament since a dramatic election victory last month, Modi promised...
  • CJ Show: The Whistleblowers special May 25, 2014

    As the newly elected parliament gets ready to debate the Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2011, we turn our attention on the whistleblowers who have spoken out against corruption amidst threat and intimidation. ...