Victim

  • Never said rape victims should be punished, says Abu Azmi 13-04-2014 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Samajwadi Party chief Abu Azmi on Sunday clarified his remarks on consensual sex saying that his comments were distorted. He said that he has in no way advocated punishment for a rape victim and rapists should be handed out the strictest punishment. Azmi said, "They had asked...
  • 2014 LS polls is about revenge: Amit Shah tells Muzaffarnagar riot victims 05-04-2014 11:35 AM

    BJP leader Amit Shah raked up controversy on Saturday by saying the 2014 polls is about revenge and honor. Addressing a rally in a Jat village in Muzaffarnagar Amit Shah said, If you want revenge vote for BJP. This election is about voting out the government that protects and gives...
  • Indian guru donates $1 mn to typhoon victims 03-04-2014 10:47 PM

    The Mata Amritanandamayi Math has donated $1 million for the rehabilitation of the victims of a typhoon that hit the Philippines five months ago. A cheque was handed over by Embracing the World (ETW), a worldwide network of charities inspired by spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, to the Office of...
  • Rape victim immolates herself out of frustration 03-04-2014 05:39 PM

    A married woman immolated herself on Thursday in frustration after a kangaroo court asked a young man who allegedly raped her to seek her forgiveness instead of punishing him in Malda district. The woman, a mother of two children, died at the Malda Medical College and Hospital after battling for...
  • UP government announces Rs 5 lakh compensation each to Muzaffarnagar rape victims 01-04-2014 08:12 AM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to seven women, who were raped during Muzaffarnagar riots. The state government has decided to give Rs five lakh each, to seven rape victims in Muzaffarnagar district, official sources said. The government has also decided to...
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards 22-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • Rape victim pours petrol on herself, threatens to commit suicide outside IG's office 14-03-2014 03:13 PM

    A woman in Kota reached Inspector General's office on Friday after pouring petrol on herself.The woman claimed that she was raped by two men on 26th February in a locality that falls under Anantpur police station area. On hearing the news, police officials reached the spot before she set herself...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Are doctors really asked to treat rape victims with suspicion? NGO releases excerpts from forensic books 06-03-2014 09:35 AM

    CEHAT (Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes), the research centre of Anusandhan Trust, that is involved in research, training, service and advocacy on health, released a series of documents after the second season of TV show Satyamev Jayate aired last Sunday. Some guests invited to the first episode...
  • Michelle Obama honours Indian acid attack survivor Laxmi 05-03-2014 08:48 AM

    Washington: Acid attack survivor Laxmi has been hounoured by US first lady Michelle Obama with the prestigious International Women of Courage award. Laxmi was 16 when an acquaintance threw acid on her face while she waited at a bus stop in New Delhi's busy Khan Market in 2005, disfiguring her...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • CJ Yasmeen wants specialty hospitals for burn victims 23-02-2014 11:29 PM

    CJ Yasmeen Mansoori is an acid attack survivor. She has gone through several surgeries to reconstruct her face, but many times as a burns patient, she felt the need of special medical attention. In this report, Yasmeen is requesting the government to build specialty hospitals for patients like her. ...
  • 18-year-old rape victim attempts suicide after police fails to arrest 'rapists' 23-02-2014 07:59 AM

    After sitting on a hunger strike for days against police's "failure" to arrest four men who allegedly gang raped her, an 18-year-old girl attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison in the district. The girl, a BSc student, had filed a police complaint against four men, alleging that she was...
  • Victims' families shocked as Jaya decides to release Rajiv killers 21-02-2014 08:47 AM

    Chennai: Even 22 years after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the death of 19 people in that attack, the families of the victims are still fighting for justice. People have expressed shock at the Jayalalithaa government's decision to release the seven assassins. Rajiv Gandhi was killed...
  • SP promises to bring down prices if Third Front government is formed 12-02-2014 08:56 AM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said he will ensure prices of essential commodities are brought down if a Third Front government is formed at the Centre with his party's support. Just like medicines have been made free in the state under the Samajwadi Party government, a Third...
  • Odisha: Rahul Gandhi to visit families of boat capsize victims 10-02-2014 10:18 AM

    Bhubaneswar: After 12 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy in Odisha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Sambalpur on Monday to meet families of the victims. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam reservoir in Sambhalpur. Even as 12...
  • Bokaro acid attack survivor finally gets a government job 05-02-2014 09:48 AM

    Ranchi: Sonali Mukharjee, the acid attack survivor from Bokaro finally got the government job she was promised by Jharkhand government. It was after CNN-IBN had highlighted her plight and initiated a campaign, that help started pouring in for Sonali. But justice still eludes her with her perpetrators still roaming scot-free....
  • Now, quick medical assistance for accident victims in Ranchi 01-02-2014 08:07 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday launched a new system that would offer prompt medical assistance to accident victims in state capital Ranchi. The "Golden Hour System" is so named as each minute saved in getting medical assistance for the victim could make a life-or-death difference. The system is...
  • Tehelka sexual assault case: Virulent campaign to falsify facts, alleges victim 30-01-2014 04:52 PM

    The former woman journalist with Tehelka, who has accused the magazine's founder editor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her, has complained to Goa police that a "systematic and virulent campaign" has been launched to falsify facts and the truth in the case. The Goa crime branch, which is investigating the...
  • FTP: Asha Mirje controversial remarks: Do members of women's commissions obstruct gender justice? 29-01-2014 11:38 PM

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour too play...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims compensated: Sheila Dikshit 29-01-2014 04:44 PM

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots were compensated. She said, "All the victims were compensated. What Arvind Kejriwal wants, its up to them. It is good if people get more money." ...
  • 'Why did gangrape victim have to go for a late show?' Twitter reacts angrily at Asha Mirje's comment 29-01-2014 12:42 PM

    Asha Mirje, a member of the Maharashtra Women Commission, stirred quite a controversy on Wednesday by putting the onus of blame on women for rape rather than on the perpetrators. She said, during a speech in Nagpur, "women too are responsible to an extent (for rape). Their clothing and behaviour...
  • Punjab government draws criticism for lowering VAT on tobacco products 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Voice of Tobacco Victims, a civil society organisation, on Monday criticised the Punjab government's recent decision to roll back taxes on cigarettes from 55 to 22 per cent. Neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have increased VAT on tobacco products, professor of Surgical Oncology at...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Four-month-old girl dies due to cold, toll rises to 34 25-01-2014 04:38 PM

    A four-month-old girl, whose family was displaced during the Muzaffarnagar riots, has died due to cold at Kandhla town in Shamli district, police said on Sunday. Ahsan, the infant's mother had been displaced from her native Bahawdi village during Muzaffarnagar riots and was living in a relief camp till last...
  • Azam Khan defends foreign 'study tour', says media harassing SP MLAs 16-01-2014 10:24 AM

    London: The Samajwadi Party leaders on Thursday continued to defend their study tour to Europe and senior minister Azam Khan even lashed out at the 'adverse' media coverage. He said, "Media is harassing UP MLA delegation on tour. Reports of SP ministers on shopping sprees are false." Azam Khan, heading...
  • Under fire Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav meet Muzaffarnagar riot victims 15-01-2014 08:04 AM

    Facing heat for allegedly ignoring the plight of riot affected people in Muzaffarnagar, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday met a delegation led by a prominent Muslim cleric from the district that accused officials of apathy. Maulana Arshad Madni said they apprised the...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Four months on, no rape accused arrested 15-01-2014 07:56 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: Four months after six women came forward and registered cases of rape, none of the accused have been arrested till date. The Special Investigation Team handling these cases has asked the police to nab 22 accused, some of whom were roaming freely when CNN-IBN team traveled to Phugana village...
  • Jharkhand compensates Rs 5 lakh to kin of 36 Uttarakhand floods victims 11-01-2014 07:54 AM

    The Jharkhand government on Friday handed over Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of 36 victims of the June 2013 Uttarakhand disaster. "Chief Minister Hemant Soren handed over Rs.5 lakh each to the kin of 36 people who died in the the Uttarakhand disaster at a solemn programme held...
  • UP CM attacks media for being biased, defends party over Saifai event 10-01-2014 03:48 PM

    b>Lucknow: Under fire for the lavish expenditure at the Saifai Mahotsav at a time when the Muzaffarnagar riot victims have been devoid of basic amenities, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav defended himself saying that a lot has been done for the victims while attacking the media for what he...
  • Man arrested for looting riot victims' houses 10-01-2014 02:43 PM

    Household items and cash belonging to riot victims were recovered after police arrested one person for allegedly looting houses during last year's September clashes which displaced thousands of people. Ankur Kumar was arrested on Thursday at Lisad village under the Phugana police station in Muzaffarnagar for looting goods from victims'...
  • Uttarakhand floods: No compensation to victims as govt failed to issue death certificates 10-01-2014 09:17 AM

    No financial assistance could be provided to the relatives of those killed or injured in the flash floods in Kedarnath last year, as the Uttarakhand government has failed to provide the death certificates, a senior official said. "The Uttar Pradesh government had send a final list of dead and missing...