Sexual Harassment

  • 99 per cent women face sexual harassment, 70 per cent do not fight back: Survey Yesterday

    New Delhi: "Those boys in my school tried to pull my skirt down. When I rebuked them, they scoffed at me and nonchalantly walked out of the classroom," recalled a woman as she described her experience on sexual harassment, during a recently conducted survey by a Delhi-based NGO. The survey, conducted...
  • Three-year-old girl sexually assaulted near Bangalore 2 days ago

    Bangalore: A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a juvenile in a village 30 km from Bangalore while her parents were away from home, police said on Tuesday. "The incident occurred on Friday when the 16-year-old accused sexually assaulted the child, taking advantage of her parents' absence from home at Thatteguppe...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case 3 days ago

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Thane: 21-year-old held for raping minor girl 4 days ago

    Thane: A youngster was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl living in his neighbourhood in a slum area of the city, police said on Monday. The 21-year-old accused, identified as Nanhe alias Ketan Kadam, who has past criminal record, called the girl in his chawl situated on Ambedkar road of...
  • Delhi: Man gets 15-year jail for raping and cheating girl 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A 31-year old man, who deceitfully had physical relations with a girl and tied the knot with her while concealing that he was already married, has been sent to jail for 15 years by a Delhi court which said he also cheated the victim's parents by falsely taking...
  • Delhi HC upholds life term of man for raping five-year-old girl 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the life term awarded to a man for raping a five-year-old girl saying that the minor's statement had a "ring of truth" and there was no reason to disbelieve her. A bench of justices PK Bhasin and JR Midha dismissed the appeal...
  • NCW holds CBDT guilty in I-T officer sexual harassment case July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After an Income Tax officer from West bengal alleged that she was sexually harassed by her superior and her complaints to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) were ignored, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has held the CBDT guilty. The NCW said that the lady officer was...
  • UP: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment by DIG rank officer to Facebook July 16, 2014

    A female sub-inspector in Meerut has taken her fight against alleged sexual harassment by a DIG rank officer to social media. She claims her superiors failed to act on her complaint. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Rape victim commits suicide; family, BSP protest July 15, 2014

    Hathras: There is no end to the rape horror in Uttar Pradesh. A Dalit woman, who was allegedly gangraped, reportedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze. Her family and BSP workers protested on Tuesday. The woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped near Etawah on July 12. She set herself ablaze on...
  • Meerut: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment to Facebook July 15, 2014

    Meerut: A woman sub-inspector from Meerut has now taken her fight against sexual harassment to social media. The 29-year-old woman police official had registered a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a DIG-rank officer. She said that her superiors failed to act on her complaint and has accused them of shielding...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • Tinder dating app co-founder suspended after sexual harassment suit July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: IAC/InterActiveCorp has suspended a co-founder of its popular dating app Tinder in the wake of a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a female executive of the company. The lawsuit, filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that Tinder's founders engaged in "atrocious sexual harassment and sex...
  • West Bengal: 25-year-old deaf and mute tribal woman raped by neighbor June 25, 2014

    Burdwan: A deaf and mute tribal woman was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Belgachi village in Burdwan district on Wednesday, a senior police officer said. Superintendent of Police of Burdwan SMH Meerza said that the 25-year-old woman was called by her neighbour Uttam Das to his house. Das was alone...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for raping step-daughter June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A 29 years old man has been arrested in suburban Malad for allegedly raping his minor step-daughter, police said on Friday. According to Malwani police, a First Information Report was registered against Azeem Shaikh on June 17, after his 14 years old step-daughter accused him of raping her many...
  • India in 'dereliction of duty' over rapes: UN watchdog June 20, 2014

    Geneva: Indian law enforcement and justice authorities have shirked their responsibility to fight sex attacks, a UN child rights watchdog said on Thursday, amid uproar over the horrific gang-rape and lynching of two girls. "There has been a dereliction of duty in relation to rape cases," said Benyam Mezmur, deputy...
  • 42 pc women face physical violence in Odisha June 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday admitted that 42 per cent of women, between 15 to 49 years age are subjected to either physical or sexual violence in the state. It also said that more than two-third of the girls, about 67 per cent, in the age group of six months...
  • Man attempts to sexually harass French national, arrested June 15, 2014

    A 35-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to molest a French woman after posing as a palmist in Man-Mandir area here, police said. On June 9, Anshul Kumar met the 26-year-old French national and claimed that he was a palmist, said DP Shukla, Circle Officer of Dashashwamedh area. Later,...
  • Egypt's President el-Sissi weighs in on sexual harassment June 10, 2014

    Cairo: Egypt's new president has weighed in on one of the nation's most troubling social ills, ordering his interior minister to do whatever it takes to combat sexual harassment. A presidential spokesman says Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi also called for the decisive implementation of a new law that punishes convicted harassers...
  • IIIT-Allahabad professor booked for sexually harassing student June 5, 2014

    A faculty member at IIIT-Allahabad has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a female student, police said on Thursday. The complainant, an M.Tech (Bioinformatics) student, had lodged a complaint with the IIIT-A authorities as well as at the Dhoomanjganj police station, accusing her Head of the Department Shiva Prasad of...
  • UP government suspends two IPS officers on charges of sexual harassment June 3, 2014

    Two senior IPS officers, accused by their female subordinates of misbehaving with them, were on Monday suspended by Uttar Pradesh government. D P Srivastva, DIG, PTS Meerut, and Sanjeev Tyagi, ASP Kanpur City, were placed under suspension and attached to the DGP Headquarters with immediate effect, a police headquarters spokesman said. A...
  • DIG(Police Training School) booked for sexually harassing woman colleague June 1, 2014

    A Deputy Inspector General of Police (PTS) in Meerut has been booked on the charges of alleged molestation of a woman cop. DIG (Police Training School) Devi Prasad had called the police woman, who teaches cyber crime at the same school, to his office and harassed her in Meerut on...
  • Bangalore IPS officer facing harassment charge accuses senior of caste bias May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: A top level police officer who was booked for allegedly clicking pictures of a woman at a coffee shop is now blaming the Commissioner of Police for his plight. Dr. P Ravindranath, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) resigned after he was charged with taking pictures of the woman...
  • Delhi: Man acquitted of charge of sexually assaulting minor May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A man facing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor has been acquitted by a Delhi court as the girl changed her statement. Additional Sessions Judge Vikas Dhull acquitted Anil Kumar, a Palam Colony resident, of the charges of sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual...
  • Tamil Nadu: 44-year old man arrested for sexually harassing daughter May 19, 2014

    Madurai: A 44-year old man was today arrested on the charge of sexually harassing his teenaged daughter from his first wife after confining her in his farmhouse in the district, police said. Subramani of Kopilipatti was arrested on a complaint from his 18-year-old daughter that he sexually harassed her in...
  • US military punished nearly 500 for sexual harassment May 16, 2014

    Washington: The US military fired or disciplined nearly 500 workers for sexual harassment in a 12-month period, and nearly 13 per cent of the complaints filed involved repeat offenders, according to new data. The Pentagon on Thursday released its first formal report on sexual harassment amid months of criticism from...
  • Gandhinagar: Rape case against Asaram shifted to sessions court May 10, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The local magistrate's court on Friday committed (transferred) the case of rape against self-styled godman Asaram to the sessions court in Gandhinagar. Chief Judicial Magistrate JB Parikh ordered "committal of proceedings" and posted the hearing to May 23. This paves the way for commencement of trial in the sessions...
  • PMCH doctor facing sexual harassment charge freed May 1, 2014

    The Principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Amarkant Jha Amar, who was earlier detained on charge of sexual harassment by a woman patient, was allowed on Wednesday to leave after giving an undertaking. Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said that after serving him notice under section 41 of...
  • Principal of PMCH detained after a patient files sexual harassment complaint against him April 30, 2014

    The principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Amarkant Jha Amar has been detained after a sexual harassment charge was levelled against him by a patient. "Amar has been detained since late last night at Pirbahore Police Station and questioned regarding the complaint of a female patient," Senior Superintendent of...