Trafficking

  • Human trafficking: Delhi High Court refuses to quash trial against former IFS officer 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to drop criminal proceedings in a trial court against a former IFS officer in a case of alleged corruption and trafficking of 8 people to Germany in 2005, saying it would be inappropriate to quash the trial in the midway for want...
  • 40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Mumbai September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra CID, with the support of an NGO rescued as many as 40 children from an alleged child trafficking racket in Mumbai on Monday. The children, 36 of whom were girls, were from Assam and were working in the fishery industry as child labourers. The children have been brought...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films August 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan declares 'Mardaani' tax free in MP; lauds Rani Mukerji for her powerful performance August 25, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to give tax-free status to actress Rani Mukherjee's latest film 'Mardaani'. "We will give 'tax free' status to 'Mardaani' in Madhya Pradesh considering the bold social message conveyed by it," Chouhan posted on Twitter last night. "Trafficking of young girls and women...
  • Rani Mukerji: I want 'Mardaani' to work so that we can tell another story about women August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mardaani', which deals with the issue of girl trafficking, carries a message on women's empowerment and the film's lead actress Rani Mukerji hopes that it works so that they can bring out part two. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, 'Mardaani', which sees Rani as a police officer, hits the screens Friday. "'Mardaani'...
  • Kerala: Mukkam Muslim orphanage violated funding rules, says rights panel August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Months after more than 450 children from Bihar and Jharkhand were brought illegally to the Mukkam Muslim orphanage in Kerala, it is under the scanner once again. A probe report by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has revealed that the orphanage violated funding rules and lied about not receiving...
  • Teen help brutalised in Bangalore: Does urban India treat their domestic helps as slaves? August 13, 2014

    The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether urban India treats their domestic helps as...
  • Bangalore: Abuse of 13-year-old domestic help blows the lid off growing trafficking August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. On August 9, 2014, a 13-year-old was rescued after she was brought to hospital with severe...
  • Human trafficking racket could be behind Meerut incident: Pravin Togadia August 5, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday claimed that a human trafficking racket could be behind the incident of alleged gang rape and forcible conversion of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district and demanded action against Madrassas found involved in such activities. "Girls were gang-raped and converted and were being...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive July 28, 2014

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • 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...
  • 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...