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  • MWIFF 2014: With discussions, special events, outdoor film screenings, it promises to offer an enriching experience to independent filmmakers Yesterday

    Following the popularity and success of the first edition of Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF), preparations have kicked off for its second edition this year. The festival, which offers an important and much-needed platform to female filmmakers in India, many who still haven't managed to find the popularity and...
  • Another minor girl raped in Bangalore school Yesterday

    Bangalore: In the third such incident in the past four months, a three-year-old girl student was allegedly raped inside a private school in Bangalore on Tuesday, police said. A criminal case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and IPC section 376 (rape) on...
  • Traffic pollution may damage lungs of unborn babies Yesterday

    London: Pregnant women who live in polluted areas risk damage to their children's lungs, a new study has warned. Researchers said exposure to pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy in particular raises the risk of harm to a child's lungs. The finding underlines the multiple public health benefits of...
  • Kerala: 45-year-old woman dies after being set ablaze in a train compartment 2 days ago

    Kannur: A 45-year-old woman in Kerala was set ablaze in a train compartment on Monday night. The incident happened in Kannur to Alappuzha Express train at 4:40 am and the woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. The train was to depart at 5 AM and there was no...
  • Watch: Alia Bhatt's viral short film on women's safety shows it isn't impossible for women to be dropped home safely at night. Or is it? 2 days ago

    Vikas Bahl, the director of the superhit Bollywood film 'Queen' has created a short film titled 'Going Home' starring Alia Bhatt, in association with fashion magazine 'Vogue'. The video talks about women's safety and questions if we can give women the perfect world they believe exists.Alia Bhatt is shown driving...
  • Goa: 64-year-old man held for allegedly raping minor relative 3 days ago

    Panaji: A 64-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his minor niece in South Goa district, the police said on Sunday. The accused, Kondlo Vithoba Velip, living in Morpirla village of Quepem taluka, allegedly confined the 10-year-old girl in a room at a house in his neighbourhood where he raped...
  • Delhi: Court jails married man for raping, cheating woman 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court awarded a 10-year jail term and also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on a man who concealed his marriage and had sexual relations with a woman. The court said that the act by the convict was only to satisfy his lust and he did...
  • Uttarakhand: Teenage girl gangraped by four men 6 days ago

    Roorkee: A teenage girl was allegedly gangraped by four men after being offered a soft drink laced with intoxicants in Haridwar district, police said on Thursday. As per a complaint lodged at Bhagwanpur police station at Roorkee on Wednesday, the incident occurred on October 3 when the 14-year-old victim was...
  • Delhi: Man gets 7 years in jail for setting ablaze wife 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a 26-year-old man to seven years imprisonment for unintentionally setting ablaze his wife during a quarrel between them, saying being the husband he was "supposed to take very good care of her" but he did not. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan handed down...
  • Man booked for hurting religious sentiments of wife in UP 6 days ago

    Rampur: Police have booked a 30-year-old man on charges of fraud and hurting religious sentiments after his wife filed a complaint against him alleging that he had "lured" her into marriage after lying about his religion. The woman, a mother of two, approached Inspector General of Police (IG) after Akran...
  • 'But...but I'm only 29': 10 immediate thoughts that haunt every Indian woman when she's called 'aunty' for the first time 1 week ago

    The word 'aunty' hits every Indian woman the hardest. While the Indian woman struggles to keep a balance between work and household chores, being called aunty by a 10-year-old comes as a major blow, especially when you're only in your late twenties.Whether you're attending a wedding or shopping at the...
  • Delhi Transport Corporation installs CCTV cameras in its 80 buses 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has installed close circuit television cameras in 80 of its buses, a pilot project aimed at enhancing security in buses, particularly for women. In the first phase, DTC plans to install CCTV cameras in 200 buses, including low-floor AC and low-floor non-AC buses in the...
  • Delhi: Man arrested for raping minor girl October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A 29-year-old person was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Zamrudpur village area of Southeast Delhi, police said today. Police has registered a case under POCSO and arrested the accused. "The incident took place on Saturday while the seven-year-old girl's parents were out for Karva Chauth,"...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Man gets life term for raping friend's daughter October 14, 2014

    Ratlam: A special court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a man for raping a nine-year-old daughter of his friend at Jaora town in the district last year. The sentence was awarded to Suresh alias Suraj Mali by special judge, SC/ST Act, BC Malaiya, under relevant sections of the Protection...
  • Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All five accused held guilty October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi sessions court on Tuesday held all the five men accused of abducting and raping a 30-year call center employee in Delhi's Dhaula Kuan guilty. Sentencing of the convicts will be held on October 17. Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias...
  • Tripura: 2 minor tribal girls raped October 12, 2014

    Agartala: Two minor tribal girls were allegedly raped at Daishyaramchowdhurypara, a remote tribal hamlet in Tripura's Dhalai district, police said on Sunday. "Two tribal girls of about 15-16 years of age were raped by two tribal youths in a jungle at shyaramchowdhurypara in the early hours yesterday while returning after...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Woman held for pushing young girl into flesh trade October 11, 2014

    Indore: A woman, who was allegedly involved in human trafficking and pushing girls into flesh trade, has been arrested here, police said on Saturday. The woman, identified as Rani Sharma, was arrested last night from Khajrana area, Women Police Station In-charge, Jyoti Sharma said. According to police, the accused was...
  • NCW seeks action in Sunanda Pushkar's case October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought an action taken report from Delhi police in the case of Sunanda Pushkar's death in the wake of a new medical report. The Commission has also asked for the fresh medical report from the police, submitted by AIIMS doctors on...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Man gets ten years jail for raping friend's daughter October 11, 2014

    Jabalpur: A local court has awarded ten years rigorous imprisonment to a man for raping his friend's daughter at Belkheda village in the district in 2012. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 26,000 on the convict Narendra Lodhi for the crime. The sentence was awarded by Additional District...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Man held for raping minor step-daughter October 11, 2014

    Indore: A 40-year-old man has been arrested from Bhagirathpura locality for allegedly raping his minor step-daughter, police said on Saturday. Raghvendra Gautam was apprehended on Friday night on the complaint of the girl (14) that he had raped her on the night of October 8 and also threatened to kill her,...
  • West Bengal: Minor Girl raped by TMC leader's brother inside party office October 9, 2014

    Burdwan: A 12-year-old girl was on Thursday raped allegedly by the brother of a local Trinamool Congress leader inside the party's office at Durgapur town in Burdwan district, police said. The girl was standing close to her house near City Centre area waiting for some relatives to come when local...
  • Mizoram: Woman set ablaze by husband October 6, 2014

    Aizawl: A 40-year-old woman suffered serious burn injuries when her husband allegedly set her on fire in Kolasib district of Mizoram, police said on Monday. R Rualchhana (47) in an inebriated state doused his wife Lalrinsangi with kerosene before setting her on fire after an altercation on Friday. Lalrinsangi was...
  • Delhi: Man acquitted of rape charge after girl changes statement October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, who was accused of raping a 20-year-old girl on a false promise of marriage, has been freed by a Delhi court after she told the court that they consensual relationship and were now married. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja absolved the man, a north Delhi resident,...
  • Thane: Man arrested for raping minor girl October 6, 2014

    Thane: A 36 years old man was on Monday arrested by the police for raping a two-and-a-half years old girl at Mumbra near. Assistant police inspector SV Pawar of Mumbra police station said that both Abdul Khalid Mohamad Kausar, the accused, and the victim's family hailed from Darbhanga in Bihar....
  • Pune: 18-year-old raped, accused arrested October 2, 2014

    Pune: An 18-year-old college girl was allegedly raped by a man here when she approached him to seek directions after she lost her way, following which the accused has been arrested, police said on Thursday. The girl, a student of a reputed college, who was new to the city lost...
  • Telangana CM urges PM to implement 33% reservation for women October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to implement 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament as well as state legislatures. In a letter written to the Prime Minister, Rao also sought 33 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) both...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in...
  • Married women safer on street than in matrimonial homes: Delhi HC September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Observing that "married women in India are safer on the street than in their matrimonial homes", the Delhi High Court on Monday upheld the life term awarded to a man for killing his wife in 2011. A bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Mukta Gupta made the observation...
  • The Citizen Journalist show September 29, 2014

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  • Goa: Girl denies rape by father; medical report negative September 27, 2014

    Panaji: A minor girl on Saturday refuted before the police allegations that her father had raped her. The girl's 30-year-old father, who hails from Maharashtra and is currently living in Goa, was accused of allegedly raping his daughter, mother-in-law and sister-in-law over a period of time in a complaint filed...