VIOLENCE

  • Sharmila Tagore bats for zero tolerance towards domestic violence Yesterday

    New Delhi: Stressing on the importance of eradicating domestic violence from grass root level, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore today appealed women Panchayat leaders to take serious steps to put an end to the problem. The 70-year-old actress was the guest of honour at inaugural ceremony of Institute of Social Sciences' two-day...
  • Part 6 of St Stephen's lecture to be on Identity and Violence Yesterday

    In part six of St Stephen's and Network18 joint initiative where the former will offer a certificate course in 'Citizenship & Cultural Richness' with weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni, the discussion will on identity and violence. The lecture will be delivered by St Stephen's principal Dr....
  • Twitter to now auto-sift abusive tweets, ban users to crackdown on online abuse 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Twitter has taken another step forward in protecting its users from online abuse by announcing changes to its threat policy that will make harder for offensive or threatening posts reach the user. The microblogging site has introduced a filter that will automatically sift out threatening messages from a user's...
  • Delhi MLA Rakhi Birla's sister-in-law alleges domestic violence for years 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing for former Delhi Women and Child Minister and Aam Aadmi Party MLA Rakhi Birla as her sister-in-law claimed that she has been subjected to domestic violence for years. Priyanka accused Rakhi's brother Vikram Bidlan of assaulting her and beating her with a belt. Priyanka said, "Incidents...
  • Session V: Full lecture of Giti Chandra on identity, violence 6 days ago

    The English professor at St Stephen's college Giti Chandra delivered the fifth lecture of the Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness series on Saturday. The theme of discussion was identity and violence. The lecture focussed on nature of different kinds of violence, how they are narrated and by whom and how...
  • 24-hour women helpline 'Saheli' launched in Jammu April 12, 2015

    Jammu: A 24-hour helpline 'Saheli', aimed at providing support to the female victims of domestic violence and other crimes, was launched on Sunday. The helpline has been initiated by Aditi welfare India Charitable Trust. "The women in distress can call her Saheli at 9419106905, Saheli would work for the welfare of...
  • I was damaged after seeing domestic violence: Halle Berry April 6, 2015

    London: Actress Halle Berry says she was left damaged after she watched her mother "beaten day after day after day" and get "kicked down stairs" by her husband, when she was a child. The 48-year-old actress, who has a six-year-old daughter, Nahla, from a previous relationship and 16-month-old son Maceo with...
  • All married women's suicides can't be due to harassment: Court March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Every suicide by married women cannot be presumed to have been caused by harassment by the husbands or in-laws, a Delhi court said on Monday and acquitted a man giving him the benefit of doubt. "Minor incidents of beatings on small issues can take place in any household...
  • Tamil Nadu: 2 men posing as policemen gangrape a woman March 17, 2015

    Chennai: A woman in Tamil Nadu was allegedly gangraped on Tuesday by two men who posed as policemen. The men took away the woman when she was with a male friend in a forest area. Police sources say that medical examination has been carried out. The incident was reported from the...
  • UP: 6 men molest, thrash girl and make video of the incident in Hathras March 17, 2015

    Hathras: A girl was allegedly molested and beaten up by a group of young men in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. The girl, accompanied by a male friend, was allegedly stopped by a group of six men and thrashed on her way back from school. According to the girl the assailants took them...
  • West Bengal: 5 people detained by police in Nadia nun gangrape case March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat: Five people have been detained by the police in the alleged gangrape of an elderly nun at Gangnapur in Nadia district. An 71-year-old nun was allegedly gangraped by dacoits on Saturday, triggering protests and blockades of roads and railway tracks even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 17-year-old girl raped in Katni, one arrested March 14, 2015

    Katni: A 17-year-old minor girl was allegedly abducted and raped on Saturday in front of the Katni railway junction in Madhya Pradesh. Reportedly, the police have arrested the main accused in the incident, while his aide is still absconding. More details are awaited. ...
  • Let us put an end to domestic violence; women's safety begins at home March 10, 2015

    We talk of gender inequality and rape culture, be we rarely talk about from where it all seeps into the society. An important cause of all this is domestic violence. Nobody talks about it, but we all know it happens. It continues to exist, hidden from plain sight because we...
  • 39% girls agree women have no choice but to accept some violence: Survey March 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: A Bangalore based research organisation Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) has done a survey on the attitudes of the youth in the country. The survey was done in association with Indian Market Research Bureau. A total of 11,299 students from 330 high schools, 220 colleges in 11 state...
  • I'm a victim of domestic violence: Halle Berry February 21, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has revealed she was a victim of domestic violence when she was five-year-old. Berry, 48, said this is the reason behind supporting the Jenesse Center, an oldest domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles, reported E!Online. "I'm a victim of domestic violence," she said tonight at...
  • Lonavala: Body of a 7-year-old girl discovered from terrace of a resort under the water tank February 18, 2015

    Lonavala: The body of a seven-year-old girl was discovered on the terrace of a popular resort in Lonavala under a water tank on Tuesday evening. The girl had visited Kumar Resort with her parents for a wedding on Sunday evening. Her father had filed a complaint on Monday morning after...
  • Man's unwillingness to work no ground for depriving wife maintenance: Delhi Court February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: An engineer husband has been denied any relief from paying interim maintenance to his spouse by a Delhi court which said his unwillingness to work for last many years was not a sufficient ground "to deprive his wife and child to claim maintenance for their survival". Additional Sessions...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches out to Christians, says his government will ensure freedom of religion February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of recent attacks on churches in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the Christian community and did not mince words while criticising incidents of religious intolerance. The Prime Minister, under attack for not condemning attacks on churches, finally said that his...
  • Jaipur: Main accused in rape of a Japanese tourist arrested February 13, 2015

    Jaipur: The man accused of raping a Japanese tourist has admitted to the crime and surrended before the police in Jaipur on Friday. The Japanese woman had accused an Indian tour guide of drugging and then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur. The 20-year-old had said that the...
  • Bengaluru: Unidentified person booked for the rape-cum-murder of an 8-year-old girl February 6, 2015

    An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. The victim was found dead in a car shed. CNN-IBN has accessed the CCTV footage which shows the alleged rapist luring the child away. The child was playing on the streets in Hoskote area when she was...
  • Bengaluru: FIR registered against unidentified person for the rape-cum-murder of an 8-year-old girl February 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. Reportedly, the victim was found dead in a car shed. CNN-IBN has accessed the CCTV footage which shows the alleged rapist luring the child away. The child was playing on the streets in Hoskote area when...
  • Bengaluru: Unknown person booked after 8-year-old found raped, murdered in a car shed February 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly brutally raped and murdered in Bengaluru on Thursday. Reportedly, the victim was found dead in a car shed. The police say that the girl was playing on the streets of Hoskote in Bengaluru. An FIR has been filed against the unknown person under the...
  • 26-year-old Syrian woman forced to marry ISIS terrorist, recounts the horror February 5, 2015

    A 26-year-old woman recounts her horror of being married to an ISIS terrorist in a deal to free one of her family members. "Every girl dreams of that white dress at her wedding night. I have been deprived of that. I was destroyed in this marriage," the victim said. ...
  • About 250 students locked up in a Kerala school for not paying fees February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: About 250 students were allegedly locked up in a school in Kerala's Kozhiokode district for non payment of fees. The police have registered a case and the investigation is on progress. The school management has maintained that the children were locked in by the parents who were in school. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Exploring fault lines in Assam following NDFB(S) onslaught February 1, 2015

    In December 2014, at least 81 persons, mostly Adivasis, were killed in serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists across many districts in Assam, retaliatory violence and police firing to control mobs. CNN-IBN's Subhajit Sengupta visits Sonitpur, one of the violence affected areas in Assam, to explore the fault lines of the...
  • Watch: The inside story of Assam violence January 30, 2015

    On 23rd Dec, 80 adivasis were massacred in Assam allegedly by the militants. NIA was given the investigation and the Sonbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Boroland has been held responsible for the bloodbath of 23rd December. CNN-IBN got an exclusive glimpse into their training camp, it shows them...
  • UN estimates 14,000 Nigerians fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram violence January 29, 2015

    Libreville: More than 14,000 people fleeing Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria have streamed into Chad since the beginning of 2015, according to a United Nations report on Thursday. The report by the UN's Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) put the daily arrivals rate at 774 and said...
  • EC issues warning to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over allegations against BJP January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of Delhi assembly elections 2015, the Election Commission on Friday issued another warning to Aam Aadmi Party chief and former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal during a press conference on January 14 had alleged Bhartiya Janata Party of inciting communal violence. Earlier in January, EC had issued a notice...
  • Delhi: To ensure safety, Meru cab launches 'Meru eve' exclusively for women passengers January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Uber rape case last month Meru Cabs have launched Meru Eve in the capital. Painted in pink, white colour and exclusively for women passengers these cars boast of extra safety measures. The service has been launched with a fleet of 20 cars which will be expanded to...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...