WOMEN SECURITY

  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech February 26, 2015

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • Sudhir Mishra cancels 'Aur Devdas' shoot in Delhi citing concerns about security of women crew members February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Director Sudhir Mishra has cancelled the NCR leg of the shoot of "Aur Devdas" citing concerns about the security of women crew members. He shot the film in Delhi's bordering areas like Sonepat and Bawana but had to curtail his schedule after his line producer told him about security...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Comparative view of AAP, Congress manifestos; BJP's vision document February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have released their manifestos for Delhi Assembly elections while the BJP came out with its vision document instead of a manifesto. The BJP's vision document was released on Tuesday, just four days before elections while the Congress released its second manifesto...
  • Every girl's life matters; should be treated with dignity: Barack Obama January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: "Every girl's life matters", US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday as he emphasised on providing safety, respect and dignity to women in the country. "As a husband and fathers and brothers, we have to step up because every girl's life matters every daughter...
  • Not security but cleanliness, sanitation poll issues for women voters in North, Central Delhi January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The women voters in North and Central areas of Delhi are demanding a clean city. Even though the region is in the heart of the national capital, heaps of garbage can be seen lying everywhere and the condition is same in both commercial as well as residential areas. ...
  • Women's security a key issue in Delhi Assembly elections January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: As Delhi gets ready to elect a new Assembly, one of the most important issues is of women security. While Delhi has always been a very unsafe city for women, the issue exploded into prominence with the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya incident and the recent Uber rape cases. ...
  • Delhi demands: Women are referred as mothers, daughters but not citizens, says Sheila Dikshit January 5, 2015

    Ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections 2015, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in an interaction with CNN-IBN demanded equal rights for women in society. ...
  • Despite political uproar, Delhi still unsafe for women January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As Delhi is headed for polls again, the most important issue that can affect this electorate is of women security. After the Uber and Nirbhaya incident, the top demand of Delhiites is to make the the city safer for women. As crime against women are on the rise...
  • Delhi Police Commissioner lists measures taken to ensure women safety December 16, 2014

    Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi listed the measures, including women's helpline, increase in PCR vans, taken to ensure safety of women. Bassi said, "We have increased the number of women's helpline, every police station has women constables, rape cases are investigated by women constables, self defense training is being given....
  • Working professionals question women's safety in Delhi December 15, 2014

    Three working professionals narrate their tale of harassment on the streets of Delhi. They also questioned the government on why there were not enough streetlights, patrolling being done. ...
  • UP: Lack of toilets, 6 women leave home August 18, 2014

    Six newlywed women on Sunday returned to their parents as the house of their inlaws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their inlaws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. ...
  • Jairam Ramesh supports PM Modi, says building toilets a cultural revolution August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday praised women who stood up for themselves and left their inlaw's home due to lack of toilets. Ramesh said he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to build toilets for women, adding it should become a collective endeavour. "Building toilets is...
  • Secure women, children by implementing rules: Smriti to UP government July 19, 2014

    Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani asked the Akhilesh government in Uttar Pradesh to secure women and children by implementing rules. She said, "I request the state government to secure women and children by strictly implementing rules and punishing culprits." The remarks came in the backdrop of gangrape and...
  • 'If I am FM: I would improve women security' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would increase the security measures prevalent for women in the country. I would reduce the price of food served in eating places so that people can socialise more. ...
  • All necessary steps be taken for women's security: Rahul Gandhi June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called for taking all necessary steps to improve law and order to ensure safety and security of women in the wake of repeated incidents of rape coming to light across the country. He also called for changing the people's mindset, which, he...
  • Jharkhand government to set up panel for women security March 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand government would soon set up a committee to look after the security of women in the state through awareness campaigns. Directing to set up a committee on women's security, Chief Secretary RS Sharma said that the panel should embark upon awareness campaigns among the women on their security...
  • PM to chair NIC meet two weeks after Muzaffarnagar riots September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: As Muzaffarnagar returned to normalcy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to chair the National Integration Council meet on Monday. The meeting will take place two weeks after the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, in which over 40 people lost their lives, and is expected to discuss matters related...
  • ILO calls for secured working atmosphere for women May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder on Saturday expressed concern over recent cases of crime against women and stressed on the need to ensure a climate where women can work with respect, security and equality. "Sadly, recent crimes against women have renewed our awareness of...
  • 'Need to change mindset to ensure respect for women' February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: There was a need to bring about changes in the mindset of society to ensure that women are given dignity and respect, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on February 11. In his inaugural address during 44th conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President urged them to work...
  • Use police from VIP security for women safety: SC February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Delhi Police why security personnel deployed on VIP security could not be provided to ensure security of women in the city. The court's observation came on a plea filed by Amicus Curiae Harish Salve. During the court proceedings, Harish Salve told the...
  • India Positive: Stories of innovations by the youth February 2, 2013

    This week on India Positive, watch how young students have created innovative devices to help the society in many ways. ...
  • Airtel launches emergency alert service for women February 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Bharti Airtel which introduced an emergency alert service two months ago in New Delhi continued to sell the service in eastern region among female customers. "Out of total customer base of around 19 million customer base in the states of West Bengal and Odisha, onethird would be female. We...
  • Delhi Police enlists measures to ensure women's safety January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Under flak for the horrific gangrape of a 23yearold girl, Delhi Police on Friday said it has the "power, strength and propulsion" to bring about major changes in the way crime against women are dealt and enlisted a series of measures to ensure their safety. At its annual...
  • Rock The Vote: Women security big poll issue May 5, 2009

    New Delhi: On Rock The Vote CNNIBN's special series where the youth highlight their voice and opinion on election issues, Pratibha, a young writer from Delhi expresses her concerns on women security. ...