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  • DCW writes to Home Minister, L-G after Kumar Vishwas fails to respond to summons 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In yet another twist in the case of alleged illicit relationship of Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas with a female party employee, the Delhi Commission for Women has approached the Home Minister, the Lieutenant General and the police commissioner. The DCW wrote to higher authorities after Vishwas failed...
  • SC raps Centre for not publicising order on female foeticide 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the conduct of Centre, Delhi government and various states for not giving wide publicity to its directions on female foeticide for strict implementation of law prohibiting sex determination. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant slammed Bihar government...
  • Mathias Arhens named Indian women's hockey team coach 16 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: German Mathias Ahrens has been appointed the new chief coach of the Indian women's hockey team. The team was without a coach since the departure of Neil Hawgood of Australia in November 2014. Hockey India (HI) had appointed Anthony Thornton in January but the New Zealander failed to turn...
  • AAP will be silent on case of alleged affair between Kumar Vishwas, woman member: Kejriwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal defended party leader Kumar Vishwas saying that the party has decided to be silent on the case of alleged relationship between Vishwas and a woman member. Kejriwal said, "We were giving justifications till now but the way Kumar Vishwas...
  • Kumar Vishwas under fire after AAP worker alleges rumours being spread over their affair 2 days ago

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas has come under fire after a party volunteer has alleged that rumours are being spread that she had an affair with him. The Delhi Commission for Women has summoned Vishwas as the BJP and Congress raised the issue to attack the party. ...
  • Irked over ignoring his calls, co-worker stabs woman to death 2 days ago

    Palghar: A 30-year-old married woman was allegedly stabbed to death by her male co-worker after she refused to pay heed to his constant demands to meet him and interact on telephone, police said. The incident took place on Sunday in Wada taluka when accused Ramnarayan Ramsumer (40) attacked the victim finding...
  • Delhi Commission for Women summons Kumar Vishwas over an alleged illicit relationship with female AAP member 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas is in the middle of yet another controversy after Delhi Commission for Women(DCW) summoned him over a complaint of a female party member. An AAP member has filed a complaint against him for having an illicit relationship with her. DCW chairperson Barkha Shukla...
  • Punjab Minister kicks up controversy, calls death of Moga molestation victim god's will 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Education Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Surjit Singh Rakhra kicked up a controversy by saying that the death of a 14-year-old girl in Moga who fought a group of molesters in a bus is god's will. The minor girl died after she and her mother were thrown...
  • Moga: Forced to sign blank papers by police, local politicians, alleges victim's father 5 days ago

    Moga: Two days after a 14-year-old girl died after she and her mother were thrown off a moving bus for resisting molestation, the victim's father alleged on Friday that he was forced to sign blank papers by police and some local politicians. Four people have been arrested for molesting the...
  • Punjab Police reveals Moga gangrape survivor's name, claims she lied 5 days ago

    Moga: The Punjab Police on Friday revealed the name of Moga gangrape survivor and even claimed that the girl was lying. A 23-year-old girl alleged that eight men gangraped her on Tuesday when she went to her friend's house with a male friend. Inspector General of Punjab Police PS Umramangal...
  • Woman recounts marital rape horror 5 days ago

    Amid the politics of gender and the debate over the implementation of a law on marital rape, more women are revealing the horror a marriage becomes when a husband becomes a rapist. ...
  • After molestation-death of a minor, eight men gangrape 23-year-old girl in Moga 6 days ago

    Moga: Punjab's Moga is yet again in news for the wrong reasons. In a shameful incident on Tuesday, eight men gangraped a 23-year-old girl even as the city is yet to come to terms with the tragic death of a teenager who died after she was thrown off a bus...
  • Plea questions different compensations for male, female rape victims 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the city government on a plea challenging the Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme for discriminating between male and female victims of rape. A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Ashutosh Kumar sought response from Delhi government while hearing a...
  • Experts discuss marital rape in India 6 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Is India ready to treat marital rape as a crime? 6 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Punjab molestation: Delhi Commission for Women chief advocates for fast-track court 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing shock over the death of a teenage girl who was allegedly molested and thrown off a moving bus in Punjab, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Bharka Shukla on Thursday urged the government to set up fast-track court to ensure speedy justice. "Government should set up fast-track courts for...
  • Countries where laws against marital rape exists 6 days ago

    Union Home Ministry's remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country, has yet again opened up the debate on marital rapes. The report of the UN Women 'The 2011 Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice report'...
  • What the law says on marital rape 6 days ago

    Sir Matthew Hale, Chief Justice in 17th Century England, said, "the husband cannot be guilty of rape committed by himself upon his lawful wife, for by their mutual consent and contract, the wife hath given up herself this kind unto her husband which she cannot retract." He asserted that, upon marriage,...
  • Marital rape should be made a crime, Centre’s views not in good taste 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A rape is a rape regardless of the relationship between the rapist and the victim. Is it acceptable that in a civilised society a man can force a woman to satisfy his urge just because he has had consensual sex in the past with the woman?‎ This is...
  • Centre says marital rape not a crime as marriage is sacrosanct in India, activists cry foul 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. Upping the ante against marital rape, DMK MP Kanimozhi said that it...
  • Punjab CM Badal condemns Moga molestation-death case, admits the bus belonged to his company 6 days ago

    Moga: Condemning the Moga molestation case, Punjab chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal admitted that the bus belonged to a company owned by his family. However, he assured that the accused will be brought to book. Congress held a protest in Moga and demanded a discussion on the case in Lok...
  • Punjab: 14-year-old girl thrown off a bus in Moga by eve teasers, dies 1 week ago

    Moga: In yet another incident of shame, a 14-year-old girl was thrown out off a bus by eve teasers in Moga in Punjab. While the girl has succumbed to her injuries, her mother, who also accompanied her, is admitted in hospital. The teenager, her mother and younger brother boarded a private...
  • Oxford University rape victim writes open letter to attacker 1 week ago

    London: An Oxford University student allegedly raped near her family's home in north London in April has struck back with an open letter to her attacker in which she refuses to change her behaviour or to become a victim. The 20-year-old victim waived her right to anonymity with 'A Letter to...
  • Delhi Court acquits man in rape case, says wife won't allow husband to commit such a crime in her presence 1 week ago

    New Delhi: No woman would allow her husband to establish physical relations with another in her presence, a Delhi court has said while acquitting a man of the charge of raping his widowed sister-in-law in front of his wife. "It is improbable that the wife of accused would keep on gagging...
  • Harika wins silver, bronze for Koneru Humpy at the World Chess Championship April 29, 2015

    Chengdu, China: D Harika and Koneru Humpy came up with fine individual performances to win a silver and a bronze, respectively, even as the Indian eves finished fourth in the women's World Team Chess Championship. Harika's silver and Humpy's bronze though were a big consolation for the team, overall it was...
  • Indian women crush Poland in World Chess championship April 28, 2015

    Chengdu, China: With medal out of contention, the Indian women's team came up with a superlative performance to win 3.5-0.5 against a strong Polish team in the 8th and penultimate round of World Women Team Chess Championship on Tuesday. D Harika drew on the second board while Koneru Humpy scored a...
  • Indian women lose to Georgia in World Chess Championship April 27, 2015

    Chengdu, China: India's chances of a medal went up in smoke as the team crashed to a heavy loss against Georgia in the seventh round of the World Women's Team Chess Championship. In a shocking turn of events, three favourable positions were spoilt by the Indians on last three boards as...
  • Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society: Maneka Gandhi April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them. The competition, a first-of-its-kind initiative taken by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, would be held on...
  • Rs 1,273 crore Nirbhaya Fund lying unused April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: As much as 1,273.31 crore is lying unused under Nirbhaya Fund set up two years back in the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a young girl on December 16, 2012, Parliament was informed on Friday. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...
  • J&K: All four convicts who raped and killed Tabinda Gani in Kupwara in 2007 given death sentence April 24, 2015

    Kupwara: All four convicts in the rape and murder of 13-year-old school girl Tabinda Gani in Kupwara have been given death sentence by a local court in Jammu and Kashmir. The brutal rape and murder took place eight years back in 2007 when the four men brutalised the teenager when...