Protection

  • 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 10-yr-old girl, booked July 1, 2014

    A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenaged youth in the city on Tuesday night, police said. The 17-year-old 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 10-year-old boy, efforts on to nab the accused June 23, 2014

    A 10-year-old 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 on Sunday 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, 90-year-old 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 bitter-sweet story about the pop star's secluded life June 18, 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 14, 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. ...
  • President gives assent to Whistleblowers Protection Act May 13, 2014

    People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimisation. The Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011, which provides a mechanism for protecting the identity of whistleblowers -- a term given to people who expose corruption -- got the assent of President Pranab...
  • Mullaperiyar: Strike hits normal life in Idukki May 8, 2014

    Idukki: The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Mullaperiyar Protection Council in the wake of the Supreme Court order in the Mullaperiyar Dam case hit normal life in Idukki district but evoked little response in other districts across the state. The hartal was called to express apprehensions of the people over the...
  • State government serves notices to 18 hospitals over non-compliance of bio-waste rules May 4, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has issued notices to 18 government and private hospitals, including AIIMS Raipur, for allegedly ignoring the rules for disposal of bio-medical waste. "On the direction of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the Board has intensified its vigilance to check pollution in the hospital premises. "In this line,...
  • Tech tips: Passwords alone can't keep you secure, add a second layer of protection to your online accounts April 24, 2014

    New York: If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway. Even without this latest discovery,...
  • Wildlife activists demand action against ashram for violating Wildlife Protection Act April 22, 2014

    Wildlife activists on Tuesday demanded action against an ashram in Gokul-Mahavan for keeping 400 blackbucks and an elephant captive in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act. On April 18, Naresh Kadyan, Representative of OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection) in India, Master Trainer, AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India) and Member...
  • SC refuses to grant anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband February 24, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand but extended interim protection from arrest till March end in a case lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds. The couple had approached the apex court against the...
  • Parliament to be adjourned sine die today February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: 12:00 pm: 11:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after uproar by Opposition parties demanding special economic package for seven backward states. 10:50 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that there is a possibility that the Parliament session could be extended. "Everything is possible. We will discuss...
  • Despite police protection, witness shot dead by unidentified assailants February 18, 2014

    A 42-year-old person, who was a complainant in his brother's murder case and having police protection, was on Monday shot dead by three unidentified assailants in Bulandshahr district, police said. Gulab Singh of Dhoosri village under Shikarpur police station was shot dead while on his way back to his village from Shikarpur...
  • Three youths gangrape, keep girl hostage for three days February 10, 2014

    A 16-year-old married girl was allegedly kept hostage and gangraped by three youths for three days in Alwar district in Jaipur, police said on Monday. An FIR was lodged by the victim and her maternal uncle on Sunday against the accused--Surendra Meena, Ashok Meena and Mausam Meena-- under IPC Section 363...
  • Protests for quick passage of Whistleblowers Protection Bill February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of activists and kin of those who failed to receive protection after exposing corruption on Friday demanded early passage of the whistleblowers bill pending in Parliament. Families of several whistleblowers held a demonstration at India Gate, displaying photographs of their slain relatives, including Bihar's engineer Satyendra Dubey...
  • SEBI rejigs committee on investor education and protection January 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Market regulator SEBI has revamped its advisory committee that provides suggestions on issues related to investor education and protection activities. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had formed the advisory committee for 'Investor Protection and Education Fund (IPEF)' in 2009. The committee is mandated to recommend investor education...
  • Over 50 child labourers rescued in Jaipur January 10, 2014

    As many as 52 child labourers within the age group of 7 to 12 years were rescued from the clutches of minority contractors who involved them in making bangles and handicraft items at a house here, police said on Friday. The police arrested five persons, identified as Mohammad Fareed, Mubarik, Shakeel,...
  • 1,100 tortoises found after villagers complain of foul smell, smuggler arrested December 18, 2013

    A man was arrested in Bihar for smuggling nearly 1,100 tortoises from Gaya district, a police officer said on Wednesday. "Seventeen sacks full of tortoises were seized from a Scorpio at GT Road near Amas police station late on Tuesday," Gaya Superintendent of Police Nishant Kumar Tiwari said. "Local villagers informed police...
  • India throws rings of protection around Modi November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations. A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally which was...
  • Nest Protect: iPod inventor launches the world's smartest fire alarm October 9, 2013

    San Francisco: Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low. Tony Fadell, a gadget guru who helped design...
  • Tarun Gogoi admits giving tickets to accused, supports Rahul Gandhi September 28, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the Congress did not have any guideline to stop giving tickets to criminals and he supported party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement denouncing the ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers. Gogoi admitted that he had in the past allowed accused persons to contest elections...
  • Firefighter dead, 6 injured in Portugal wildfire August 23, 2013

    Portuguese authorities say one firefighter has died and six were injured as they battled a wildfire in a remote and hilly region. A civil protection agency official confirmed the death and injuries, but said he could not immediately provide more information about what happened to the firefighters sent on Thursday...
  • IBM buys fraud protection software maker Trusteer August 16, 2013

    New York: IBM is buying fraud protection software maker Trusteer, amid the growing threat of cyberattacks. The Armonk, New York, technology services company announced the acquisition Thursday, but didn't disclose how much it paid for Trusteer. In connection with the deal, IBM said it's forming a new software lab in Israel...
  • UK issues forced marriage alert during school holidays August 10, 2013

    London: The UK government has issued an alert for teachers, doctors and airport staff to be vigilant toward the problem of forced marriages of teenagers with origins in the Indian subcontinent during school holidays. It is feared that British teenagers, mostly with origins in the Indian subcontinent, are taken abroad...