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  • Nirbhaya case: Should the documentary's broadcast be stopped? 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British filmmaker Leslee...
  • Delhi Police files FIR, to move court in filming of documentary inside Tihar jail in Nirbhaya case 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police will move court against airing of a BBC documentary interviewing one of those convicted in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. "This was a ghastly crime and the law has been broken, we shall investigate the case. We are going to move the court against...
  • Parliamentary Panel rejects proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults 11 hours 57 minutes ago

    Parliamentary Panel rejected the proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults. The proposal was sent by Women and Child Welfare Ministry. The panel said such a move would compromise presumption of innocence. The panel was headed by Union Minister JP Nadda, who said that the proposal would violate...
  • Nirbhaya's parents outraged after convict blames women for rapes, Home Ministry steps in 14 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British...
  • December 16 gangrape convict blames victim, says 'a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy' Yesterday

    New Delhi: One of the rapists convicted of the barbaric gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in December 2012 in Delhi and sentenced to death has sparked a controversy by blaming the victim for the sexual assault. In an interview to BBC, one of the convicts Mukesh Singh also...
  • Rapist can be awarded lesser punishment for special reasons: Supreme Court 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that a rape convict can be awarded lesser punishment if courts find "adequate and special" reasons for doing so. Though a bench of justices M Y Eqbal and Pinaki Chandra Ghose upheld the conviction of Madhya Pradesh resident Ravindra in a 20-year-old rape case,...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech 5 days ago

    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...
  • Delhi Police launches 'Himmat' Whatsapp group for women safety 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday launched 'Himmat' Whatsapp and Hike groups for women safety that will assist the force to effectively communicate with women in need of help. The facility will be available on mobile number 8800001091. Women travelling by public transport can now send photographs and other details of the...
  • Former additional S-G Indira Jaising seeks RK Pachauri's resignation, writes letter to TERI 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former additional solicitor general Indira Jaising has written a letter to the governing body of TERI demanding RK Pachauri's resignation. She questioned how Pachauri was allowed to have the "extraordinary benefit" of going on leave saying it adds "insult to injury". "The governing body members are well known people....
  • Sudhir Mishra cancels 'Aur Devdas' shoot in Delhi citing concerns about security of women crew members 1 week ago

    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...
  • Jatayu can be inspiration for men in order to respect women: PM Modi February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Highlighting the issue of crime against women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a leaf out of the epic Ramayana to drive home the point that demi-god Jatayu can be inspiration for men as he died for the honour of a woman. He also said that time has...
  • Delhi: 18-year-old sexually assaults woman at Model Town metro station February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Just a day after the Arvind Kejriwal government was sworn in, a woman was sexually assaulted at a metro station in Delhi. What is more horrifying is that the incident happened at a place where over a dozen CCTV cameras were installed which is monitored by CISF. Delhi Metro...
  • Yoga will bring down rapes, claims BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: If yoga comes into the life of every common people, it will help in bringing down incidents of rape in the country, veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said. In a remark that may spark a controversy, he also said that Muslims do yoga five times in a day...
  • Reese Witherspoon urges reporters to 'ask her more', Patricia Arquette demands equal rights; women empowerment was eminent at the Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Apart form racism, women's right was the other theme that ruled the Oscar ceremony this time. Much before the red carpet, Best actress nominee Reese Witherspoon took to instagram and posted a picture saying '#Askhermore' (ask her more). Through her picture she requested the reporters to ask the...
  • Delhi: CM Kejriwal orders magisterial probe into Kenyan woman's gang-rape February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged gang-rape of a Kenyan woman in a moving car. A 35-year-old woman was found in an unconscious state near the toll plaza of the DND (Delhi-Noida-Direct) flyway in Mayur Vihar area of East Delhi early...
  • Women brigade catches attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru February 21, 2015

    Bengaluru: The woman brigade is creating all the buzz and catching attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru. Squadron Leader Deepika Misra, Wing Commander Bhavna Mehra and Flight Lieutenant Sandeep Singh of Indian Air Force's Team Sarang are standouts at the show. Deepika Misra said, "My mother's dream was that...
  • 35-year-old South African jailed for 1,535 years for raping 29 women February 20, 2015

    Johannesburg: A 35-year-old serial rapist has been jailed for 1,535 years by a South African court here for sexually assaulting as many as 29 women over a period of five years, media reports said on Friday. Albert Morake's reign of terror in the Tembisa area of Gauteng province began in...
  • Bengaluru: CJ Priya Varadarajan fight for women's safety February 19, 2015

    With women's safety becoming an important issue, Bengaluru has taken a step to make the city safer for women. Priya Varadarajan turns Citizen Journalist tells about the government buses in the city which will be fitted with an innovative alarm system. ...
  • 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...
  • Uber rape case: Accused wants to re-examine witnesses February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Rape-accused Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav on Monday moved an application in a court seeking to recall some prosecution witnesses in the case for further cross examination. Yadav's defence counsel Dharmender Mishra told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that the lawyer who was previously associated with him was...
  • Uber rape case: Court to hear final arguments from Monday February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The trial in the sensational Uber cab rape case which has witnessed several twists and turns would enter its final stage, with a Delhi court slated to commence hearing final arguments from Monday. The trial in the case, which came to light after the December 5 last year incident,...
  • Bengaluru: Man arrested for trying to molest minor girl February 14, 2015

    Bengaluru: One person was arrested on Saturday, for allegedly trying to molest a minor girl in RT Nagar Police station limits. "This person tried to undress a 10-year-old girl. Immediately, he was caught and police were informed," TR Suresh, DCP North Bengaluru. Suresh said he has been booked under the Protection of...
  • 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...
  • Uttarakhand: Man rapes 70-year-old woman after fails to rape granddaughter February 11, 2015

    Uttarkashi: A 70-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a man after he failed to rape her granddaughter in Khadara village, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on February 9 when accused Shailendra barged into the house, where the elderly woman lived along with her 14-year-old granddaughter, the SHO...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Man gets life imprisonment for killing woman at her wedding February 11, 2015

    Bhopal: A local court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to a 30-year-old man for killing a woman during her wedding ceremony in 2014. District and Sessions judge Sushma Khosla awarded life imprisonment to Anurag Namdeo and slapped on him a fine of Rs 15,000. According to prosecution, the bride, Dr Jaishri...
  • All six women candidates of Aam Aadmi Party make it to Delhi Assembly February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: There are six women who have managed to secure a place in the 70-member Delhi Assembly and all of them belong to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). They are Rakhi Birla, Bandna Kumari, Saritha Singh, Alka Lambha, Pramila Tokas and Bhavna Gaur. Former Women and Child Welfare minister Rakhi...
  • Rape, acid attacks, kidnap: Girls face rising violence in fight for education, says UN February 10, 2015

    Geneva: High-profile attacks such as the abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office said on Monday. Many of the attacks are done in...
  • Is women safety not a priority? February 9, 2015

    The latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) states that every day 93 women are reported as having been raped in India, which shows that despite of countless vigil marches, "promises" to focus on women security and continuous ranting by us, women in India remain unsafe and the country...
  • How many rapes will it take to make our country safe? February 9, 2015

    It's been over two years since Nirbhaya was violated by 5 monsters, while her male friend was dragged into the driver's cabin and beaten to pulp. It's been over two years since she was murdered, since she succumbed to her injuries. All because 5 men decided they want a "joyride"....
  • UP: Female student beaten by landlord for refusing to be surrogate mother February 9, 2015

    Meerut: A 22-year-old law student was allegedly raped by a guest house owner and beaten by him and his accomplices after she refused to be a surrogate mother, police said on Monday. The incident took place in Merrut's Jagriti Vihar. The manager of the guest house where the victim worked allegedly...