Trafficking

  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking 1 week ago

    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...
  • After bikinis, mini-skirts and pubs, spas in Goa on moral radar July 16, 2014

    Panaji: After bikinis, mini-skirts and pubs, spas and salons in coastal Goa now find themselves under the scanner of the politico-moral police who are out to take the fun out of the state that is one of India's top tourist draws for its many attractions. Accused by government agencies, right-wing politicians...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • Watch: Rani Mukherji looks fiesty and bold as senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani' trailer June 24, 2014

    Rani Mukerji is back and how! A sneak peek into 'Mardaani' via its trailer, which was launched here Tuesday, shows the actress as a bold, strong and fearless police officer who takes on the child trafficking mafia head on. The description of the trailer on YouTube reads - "Bold. Strong. Fearless....
  • 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...
  • Kerala HC asks government to submit report on children at orphanages June 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has directed Crime branch to submit a report in sealed cover on their investigation so far in the incident where about 576 children were brought in from other states. The court observed that the children "were brought in from other states like chickens. They are...
  • 168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI June 24, 2014

    Washington: Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI has said. Some 281 pimps were also arrested in Operation Cross-Country, a week-long enforcement that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey yesterday said can help "end the cycle...
  • Drug trafficking: Kanpur, Kota in the top 5 cities; Ranchi, Aurangabad least affected June 23, 2014

    According to data from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), out of over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug trafficking in 2012, Kanpur stands at the second position while Kota is at the fourth spot. Citing comprehensive data available for 2012, the NCRB said Mumbai registered the...
  • US downgrades Pakistan in human trafficking, China upgraded June 21, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that the Pakistan government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the US has downgraded Pakistan to "Tier Two Watch List" in its latest annual Trafficking in Person report for the year 2014. In the previous annual report for the year 2013, Pakistan...
  • CBI impleaded in trafficking case of children June 19, 2014

    Kochi: Kerela High Court on Thursday suo motu impleaded CBI in a petition that sought probe by the central agency into the trafficking of 588 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal to the orphanages in the state. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice P R...
  • Over 100 children from Jharkhand being trafficked to orphanages in Kerala sent back home June 10, 2014

    Ending the fortnight-long suspense about their future, over 100 children from Jharkhand, allegedly trafficked to Kerala for being taken to orphanages, were sent back home by the Ernakulam-Patna express from Palakkad, police said on Tuesday. As many as 119 children and a team of over 20 officials of Kerala and Jharkhand...
  • Trafficking: 59 children from West Bengal to be sent home June 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: More than 100 children from Jharkhand, brought for orphanages in Kerala without proper documents recently, were sent back home while 59 boys from West Bengal would be returned to their home state in the next two days, state government said on Tuesday. A total of 119 children from Jharkhand were...
  • Breakthrough in Kerala child trafficking racket, middleman held June 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In its first major breakthrough in the Kerala child trafficking racket, the Crime Branch has arrested middle man Shakeel for involvement in the racket. Shakeel has been named by many children and parents as the person behind bringing them to Kerala. According to the parents and children, he told them...
  • Kerala government rules out human trafficking in state orphanages June 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala orphanage control board has ruled out allegations of human trafficking in bringing children from eastern states to the orphanages in Kerala. In a statement issued by the board Chairman P C Ibrahim Master, he stated the incident in which about 455 children were brought to Kozhikode Mukkam...
  • Crime Branch to probe Kerala child trafficking case June 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A week after over 500 children from eastern states were taken to Kerala illegally, the crime branch team of the state police has now decided to investigate the matter. It was after CNN-IBN reported the incident that a five-member team of senior officers from Jharkhand confirmed that it could be...
  • Kerala: Over 400 children rescued in suspected child trafficking case June 2, 2014

    Kozhikode: More than 400 children have been rescued in Kerala in a case of suspected child trafficking. Their parents had paid middlemen for a better life and a better education for their children, only to have them dumped in an orphanage with no documents. Mohammed Ansari from Jharkhand hasn't slept...
  • Sex racket busted, 150 children rescued from Kerala May 31, 2014

    A team from Jharkhand on Friday left for Kerala after the authorities there informed the Jharkhand government about the rescue of more than 150 children, belonging to the state, from the clutches of traffickers. "The team has left for Kerala after getting information about the rescue of the children. It has...
  • Two arrested for allegedly trafficking women to Delhi May 12, 2014

    Two tribal women were arrested for allegedly trafficking women from the Seraikela-Kharswan district to Delhi, the police said on Sunday. The police have lodged an FIR against five persons including Priyanka Munda and Jema Munda on the statement of one Manju Kumari Hembram, whose cousin sister Sarswati Hembram and another woman...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram threatens to sell schoolgirls on market May 5, 2014

    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Monday for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria last month and threatened to "sell them on the market", the French news agency AFP reported, citing a video. Boko Haram on April 14 stormed an all-girl secondary school in...
  • Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Arun Jaitley May 4, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha election is unwary, Cyrus Broacha talks to Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley who is contesting from Amritsar constituency over drug trafficking in Punjab. ...
  • Two Bangladeshi women get 10-year jail for child-trafficking April 29, 2014

    A local court on Monday awarded 10 years imprisonment to two Bangladeshi women for abducting and attempting to push a minor girl into flesh trade. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 each, on the duo Rohima Khatoun (60) and Mariam (30). The sentence was awarded by Additional Sessions Judge...
  • Human trafficking: 4 women, 1 minor from Chhattisgarh sold in Delhi; police arrest one April 21, 2014

    A woman, who had allegedly sold off in Delhi four tribal women and a minor girl belonging to Chhattisgarh's Korba district, was arrested on Monday, police said. However, director of a Delhi based placement agency-BR Service Center and another woman, who played a role of the mediator in this case, are...
  • Two arrested for human trafficking in Kotdwar April 6, 2014

    Two persons were arrested in connection with a human trafficking case from Kotdwara, police said on Sunday. They said Rajkumar, resident of Kauria in Kotdwar, filed a complaint that his wife Kajree and her four-month-old child were missing from their home. Rajkumar suspected that his wife was abducted and sold by his...
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor anticipating limited release for his upcoming film 'Lakshmi' March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor says he is anticipating "limited release" for his film 'Lakshmi', which is based on human trafficking. "It should make sense with respect to its budget because the producers and distributors only look at that. The box office cannot be the reason to make a film because if...
  • Six minors hailing from Bihar, Rajasthan rescued; 3 arrested for human trafficking February 26, 2014

    Three men have been arrested and six minor children were rescued from them in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi in a suspected case of human trafficking. "With the arrest of Omparkash (43), Kamlesh (27) and Taro Devi (65), the Punjabi Bagh police station has busted a gang of human trafficking...
  • K'taka: 200 foreign tourists 'beaten up' by police on Valentine's Day February 21, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission on Friday took a suo motu cognizance after a Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day. The complaint, signed by around 82 people, spoke of brazen assault on nearly 200 tourists by "drunk policemen" at a...
  • Woman who allegedly forced 3 Ugandan women into sex trade arrested February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Three days after three African women spoke out on CNN-IBN against sex trafficking, the Delhi Police has finally taken into custody an African national in the case. The Ugandan High Commission has also reached out to the victims and is willing to repatriate them. The arrested African woman...
  • People who ran campaign against me should apologise: Somnath Bharti February 5, 2014

    Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who attempted a midnight raid at Khirki extension said he is proud of his actions and people who ran a campaign to malign his name should apologise. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Bharti said, "I feel proud of what I did. I stand by my action....
  • Ugandan women complain of sex trade, AAP says it stands vindicated February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Three young women from Uganda have blown the lid off an alleged illegal sex racket in Khirki Extension in South Delhi and have recorded their statements. This is the same area where Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti tried to carry out a raid that caught him in a...