SAFETY OF WOMEN

  • Bangalore ATM attack: Is safety at ATMs a neglected issue? November 20, 2013

    Even as a woman who was attacked by a machete wielding man inside an ATM in Bangalore on Tuesday continues to battle for her life, the Indian Banks' Association has said that rules are in place and the onus of providing security is on banks. ...
  • Watch: Public reactions on Bangalore ATM attack November 20, 2013

    The shocking attack on a 44yearold woman inside an ATM booth in Bangalore has raised questions over the security at public places. The attacker was caught on camera entering the booth and pulling down the shutter before he repeatedly attacked the woman with a machete. ...
  • She Taxi: Kerala government's pink and white allwomen taxis November 20, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: An allwomen taxi service has been launched by the Kerala government to ensure safe travel for women at all hours. These 24/7 'She Taxi' services are driven and owned by women. The white and pink taxis driven by women will be seen moving around Thiruvananthapuram soon. Owned and run...
  • Open dance bars to check crime against women: Esha Deol September 18, 2013

    Raigarh: Actress Esha Deol has suggested opening of dance bars in India on the lines of Bangkok to curb rising crime against women. Talking to reporters here in Chhattisgarh last evening, the Bollywood actress said such a move will not only satisfy men but also ensure safety of women. Dance...
  • Mumbai gangrape: 'Education, strong law needed' August 24, 2013

    The gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai triggered an outrage across the country. Teachers in Kolkata said there was need for gender sensitivity and for this purpose it was necessary to have a strong law in the country. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Need to change mindset, say teachers August 24, 2013

    The gangrape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai triggered an outrage across the country. Concerned over the incident, the teaching community have called for a change the mindset of the people. Teachers claim that gender discrimination was very much a part of our society claiming it can be witnessed even...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Journalists urge Governor to enhance security August 24, 2013

    Mumbai: A group of Mumbai-based journalists urged Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan to enhance security for women journalists in the city following the gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist on Thursday and demanded stringent action against the five youth accused in the case. On Friday, the Maharashtra government had said it would seek...
  • Delhi: Two cops suspended for misbehaving with NE students of DU August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Two Delhi Police subinspectors were on Wednesday suspended for allegedly misbehaving with two North East students of Delhi University after they were found travelling without tickets in a DTC bus, police said. The incident took place when the two students were on their way to Satyawati college in...
  • Kolkata not safe for women, says TV anchor who was molested July 24, 2013

    The TV anchor who was allegedly molested near Howrah Station has claimed that she no longer feels safe in Kolkata. "Nobody is prepared for something like this. I can't even think of it. It is shameful on the government's part, that such a situation has arisen," the woman said. The...
  • Dubai: Norwegian woman alleges rape, fights jail sentence July 20, 2013

    Dubai: A Norwegian woman sentenced to 16 months in jail in Dubai for having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape said she decided to speak out in hopes of drawing attention to the risks of outsiders misunderstanding the Islamicinfluenced legal codes in this cosmopolitan city. The case has...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman, daughter wounded in acid attack July 18, 2013

    Chennai: A dispute over a property turned violent in Tamil Nadu Wednesday as a 24yearold man attacked a woman neighbour and her daughter with acid injuring both of them, said police. The accused has been arrested. The acid attack comes a day after the central government laid down stringent norms for...
  • Delhi: Two labourers arrested for gangrape of domestic help July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A 19yearold Nepali domestic help was allegedly gangraped by two labourers working in the area when she was sleeping in the open in the bungalow where she worked, police said on Monday. Both the culprits have been arrested. "The victim, who started working three days ago as a domestic...
  • Dec 16 gangrape: Bus owner to be examined as witness today July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The owner of the bus, in which a 23yearold girl was gangraped by six persons on December 16 last year, was on Wednesday directed by a special court here to be produced as a prosecution witness to find out who he had handed over the custody of the...
  • December 16 gangrape: Cops want bus owner as witness July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday urged a special court here hearing the Dec 16, 2012, gangrape case to call as witness the owner of the bus in which the 23yearold woman was brutalised. Filing an application before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, police sought to call as witness Dinesh...
  • Manipal student gangrape: Survivor in 'state of trauma' June 30, 2013

    Udupi: The 22year old medical student from Kerala who was kidnapped and gangraped at nearby Manipal more than a week ago was in a "state of trauma" and not in a position to speak about the incident now, chief of Kerala Women's Commission KC Rosakutty said on Saturday. The survivor...
  • West Bengal: CJI for strict action for crimes against women June 30, 2013

    Kolkata: In the wake of the recent spate of crimes against women in West Bengal, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Saturday asked the administration to deal firmly with the cases and ensure proper investigation of the crimes. "As long as the administration is not strictly dealing with such...
  • Three men allegedly gangrape medical student in Udupi June 21, 2013

    Udupi: A medical student was allegedly sexually assaulted in Udupi, Karnataka on Friday. The 22yearold medical student from Manipal University was kidnapped and allegedly gangraped by three men. No arrests have been yet made in the case. More details are awaited. ...
  • Move to ban lingerieclad mannequins in Mumbai is absurd: Rina Dhaka May 30, 2013

    The Shiv Senaled BMC has, in principle, accepted a proposal to ban display of lingerie on mannequins in Mumbai. They say that such displays excite men, thereby endangering the safety of women. Fashion designer Rina Dhaka joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. Q. Is the ban...
  • Women's Day: Politicians endorse tough laws against crime March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: While political leaders have been endorsing tough laws to deal with crimes against women, there is hardly action on the ground to show that women are any safer. While members of the government assured that tough anti-rape laws will be brought into effect soon, Parliamentarians called for unity...
  • Parliament live: Need reservation of women in education, says JD(S) March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: 1:40 pm: JDS leader HD Devegowda said, "We need reservation for women in the field of education too. Lewd advertising should be curbed as it spoils the mind of young boys." 1:25 pm: CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta blamed the telecast of women in short clothes and cited IPL cheerleaders...
  • Delhi: Over 150 rapes between Jan and Feb 15 this year March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi has witnessed around four rape cases a day in 2013, almost double the rate in 2012, in an indication that crime against women has not abated in the capital despite campaigns and stepped up police action. The city witnessed a total of 181 rapes between January one...
  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's speech in Parliament February 21, 2013

    The Budget Session of Parliament has formally begun with President Pranab Mukherjee's address in which he laid out the government's agenda in the forthcoming session. Pranab Mukherjee spoke on issues including safety of women, economic slowdown, inflation and also laid stress on crossborder relations. Following is the full text of...
  • Will make Delhi a safer place: Sheila Dikshit January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday promised that no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of women in the capital and said girls need not be scared or shaken after the incidents like the one on December 16 but should emerge stronger. After unfurling the...
  • A month after Delhi gangrape, women across India feel unsafe January 16, 2013

    Students and women from Delhi, Kolkata and women held protests a month after the Delhi gangrape as they say they still feel unsafe. They demanded that a strict law be brought in place to make women feel secure. ...
  • PM urges CMs to pay special attention to safety of women December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst the outrage over crimes against women in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the safety and security of women was the government's highest concern. Speaking at the National Development Council meet in the national capital, the Prime Minister said, "Growing threats to safety and...
  • State Diary: Suddenly, all is not well in Modiland March 10, 2008

    A popular new government going through the motions after being voted to power; newlyelected MLAs and ministers still getting acquainted with the task ahead and the Opposition Congress smarting from a defeat that it did not expect Gujarat is today passing through that phase where politics is not on...