Safety

  • AAP unveils Mumbai manifesto, vows to decriminalise gay sex 10-04-2014 09:23 PM

    Mumbai: Decriminalisation of gay sex by repealing section 377 of IPC, bringing more women officers in police force and "zero tolerance" towards crimes against women are some of the promises made by Aam Aadmi Party which on Thursday unveiled its Mumbai-centric "sankalp patra". "Mumbai is special(in itself),"activist-turned-politician and AAP's candidate...
  • Safety, stability, inflation: Issues women voters in Delhi 10-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Security, inflation and stable government remained predominant issues weighing on women voters' minds in the national capital, which witnessed brisk polling on Thursday for seven of the Lok Sabha constituencies in New Delhi. Women electorate from all walks of life and belonging to different communities queued up at polling booths...
  • Toyota's $1.2 billion settlement may be model for US probe into GM 20-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Toyota Motor Corp will pay a record $1.2 billion to resolve a criminal probe into safety issues, in a deal that could serve as a template for how US authorities approach a similar investigation into General Motors Co. The settlement between the Justice Department and Toyota includes an admission by...
  • Delhi's women helpline to be disconnected, Sheila attacks Kejriwal 04-03-2014 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: A women's safety helpline set up by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit following the brutal gangrape of a young medical student in December 2012, is now being disconnected. Dikshit said she was disappointed to see the way this helpline was being handled. "I'm extremely pained and disappointed....
  • Congress stages walkout from Chattisgarh Assembly over rape of minor tribal girls 20-02-2014 08:02 PM

    Opposition Congress on Thursday staged awalkout from the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly whileaccusing the state government of its "failure" to ensuresecurity of girl inmates of the state-run residential schoolsand hostels. Congress MLA Shankar Dhruva raised the issue of the rapeof minor tribal girls in a government-run residential schoolat Jhaliyamari Village in...
  • India 4th most dangerous country for journalists 19-02-2014 04:34 PM

    One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, with India fourth on the list of countries with the most number of deaths, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Most of those killed were targeted deliberately. Of these,...
  • Rs 1000 cr more for Nirbhaya fund, but existing funds not utilised yet 19-02-2014 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday promised additional Rs 1,000 crore for the Nirbhaya fund in the interim Budget 2014. But members of the Nirbhaya task force allege that the existing funds are not being utilised at all. They say nothing has been done to empower women's safety...
  • Delhi government to take measures to ensure safety of women 07-02-2014 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the Delhi government is set to launch Mahila Suraksha Dal (MSD) to ensure safety of women, Delhi's Women and Child Development Minister, Rakhi Birla on Friday said a change in mindset is imperative to bring about gender equity. "Change in mindset is prerequisite for gender equity,...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan urges PM to convene meeting of CMs on Food Safety Act 29-01-2014 07:47 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 be kept in abeyance until issues concerning its provisions are resolved and also urged him to convene a meeting of all chief ministers at the...
  • Asha Mirje's remarks should be taken as a grandmother's advice: Supriya Sule 29-01-2014 06:12 PM

    Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule said on Wednesday that one should not read much into the remarks made by Maharashtra Women Commission member and party colleague Asha Mirje on rape as she was talking like any grandmother would. Talking to CNN-IBN, Sule said, "She was talking like a grandmother...
  • Car safety: Must-have essentials for your car 14-01-2014 12:42 PM

    Keeping a flashlight in the glove box can really come in handy. Drivers can use the flashlight to illuminate nighttime tire changes or engine checks. Learn about other car safety essentials by taking a look at the infographic below: ...
  • Delhi: New courts, special security cells to ensure women safety 06-01-2014 04:43 PM

    The Delhi Government will set up new courts and appoint new judges to ensure that cases of crime against women are disposed of within six months besides setting up special security cells for their protection. In his address to the Delhi Assembly, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said, "A matter of...
  • Mallika Sherawat speaks for women's safety 05-01-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Mallika Sherawat feels there is a strong need to address women's safety and security. "Right now as we speak, there's a woman suffering abuse! Every minute we don't do something, effects the life of a woman!" Mallika tweeted Sunday. Mallika, who has featured in movies like 'Murder'...
  • Microsoft launches Guardian women's safety app for Windows Phone 26-12-2013 04:03 PM

    Hyderabad: Microsoft India said it is introducing Guardian, a new safety application, available exclusively for Windows Phone users in India. Incidents such as 'Nirbhaya' prompted the global IT giant to come out with an app aiming at protecting women, Microsoft IT India Managing Director Raj Biyani said. Explaining its features,...
  • Syria most dangerous country for media in 2013, 126 dead worldwide: Report 21-12-2013 02:07 PM

    A total of 126 journalists and other media workers around the world have died on the job this year, with Syria the most dangerous place to work for the second year in a row, the International News Safety Institute said on Friday. That was 21 fewer than last year, but...
  • Take all necessary steps to ensure safety of women: Vasundhara Raje tells officials 21-12-2013 08:23 AM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday directed government officials to ensure safety of women in the state. She asked the officials to take swift and stern action in cases of atrocities against women. Following her directions, a meeting chaired by the officiating chief secretary was held on Friday in...
  • December 16 gangrape: Where is the change, ask women as safety remains key issue 15-12-2013 12:01 PM

    The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old exactly a year ago had led to massive public outcry with thousands of people pouring out on streets in rage forcing Parliament to enact a new anti-rape law but nothing much has changed when it comes to safety of women in the capital....
  • Make milk adulteration punishable with life imprisonment: Supreme Court 05-12-2013 03:25 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday urged state governments to make necessary amendments to their laws to make production and marketing of adulterated milk an offence punishable with life imprisonment. The observation by an apex court bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice AK Sikri came after taking note of Uttar...
  • Delhi women puts safety as key issue in upcoming polls 20-11-2013 12:33 PM

    Eleven months post the gangrape of a paramedic student in a moving bus here, cries for safe city spaces continue to be heard with many citizens gearing up to vote for parties who have a substantial "plan of action" to address issues of women's security. Days after the December 16...
  • She Taxi: Kerala government's pink and white all-women taxis 20-11-2013 09:28 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: An all-women 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...
  • Tamil Nadu to introduce safety measures in state transport buses 19-11-2013 12:56 PM

    Channai: Tamil Nadu transport authorities are expected to hold a preliminary discussion on introducing safety instructions in transport buses after the recent spate of Volvo accidents in neighbouring Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These safety instructions will be like the ones given on airplanes, instructing passengers on dealing with emergency situations...
  • Air India Dreamliners to get software upgrade starting December 09-11-2013 11:50 PM

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India plans to upgrade the software in all its 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets from December, saying that the process will not lead to the planes being grounded for long. The 787 has suffered a series of glitches since it was introduced two years ago,...
  • Air India Dreamliner windshield develops crack while landing in Melbourne 04-11-2013 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: There was a major scare when an Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Delhi to Melbourne developed a crack in its windshield while landing at the Melbourne airport on Sunday. The AI-803 Delhi-Melbourne Dreamliner was carrying 73 passengers when the incident took place. Air India has sent...
  • Mumbai: Industrialist rapes woman for 7 years, arrested 14-10-2013 02:18 PM

    Mumbai: Police have arrested a Kandivli-based industrialist for allegedly raping a 24-year-old woman for over seven years. The complainant says the accused even circulated nude pictures of her and blackmailed her. According to police, the accused first raped the girl in 2006. The accused had allegedly lured the girl to...
  • Ghaziabad administration goes hi-tech; creates FB page for complainants 04-10-2013 01:25 PM

    Ghaziabad: Residents of Ghaziabad can now complain against deteriorating law and order as well as water and power crisis on Facebook. District administration has decided to reach out to residents through its Facebook page. The DM office has invited residents to post their views, suggestions and complaints against any issue...
  • Open dance bars to check crime against women: Esha Deol 18-09-2013 12:11 PM

    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...
  • SC expresses concern over air safety, refers PIL to Centre 13-09-2013 11:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the air safety situation in the country and referred to a petition to Civil Aviation Ministry for considering suggestions made by a foundation on the issue. "We know that it is a serious matter but it has to be considered...
  • Delhiites enjoying better life but safety is a worry: Report 31-08-2013 05:36 PM

    Quality of life in Delhi has improved significantly in the last few years due to high economic growth and better delivery of basic services but safety and security of residents remains an area of concern, a report released on Saturday by Vice President Hamid Ansari said. According to Delhi Human...
  • If women feel unsafe, we shouldn't call ourselves 'mard': Narendra Modi 30-08-2013 11:07 PM

    Chota Udepur:Saying that protection of "mothers and sisters" was a big issue before the Indian society, Gujarat Chief Minister on Friday said in Chota Udepurthat if women were feeling insecure, the Indian men had no right to call themselves "mard" (manly). "In the country of Sita and Savitris....protection of mothers...