Women

  • 10-year-old girl raped on Panchayat chief's directive 09-07-2014 11:07 PM

    A ten-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on the diktat of a Panchayat chief in Bokaro district, the police today said. The 25-year-old rape accused allegedly dragged the girl to a nearby bush and raped her on the directive of Bhopal Pasi, the Panchayat chief of Swang Gulgulia...
  • Railway Budget 2014-15: Special steps to be taken for safety of women in trains 08-07-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: Special steps are being taken and instructions issued to ensure safety of women travelling alone in all classes of trains, Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. Introducing the Railway Budget 2014-15, Gowda said that in order to ensure security of ladies travelling alone, special instructions are...
  • Indian women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood eyes top-four finish in CWG 08-07-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: He guided India to a historic bronze medal in the junior women's hockey World Cup in 2013, and a year later Neil Hawgood is now eyeing an encore if not better with the senior team in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, beginning July 23. The Indian eves could not...
  • Congress Women's Wing holds special prayers for Harish Rawat's recovery 08-07-2014 04:45 PM

    Women's wing of the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand today held a 'Mahamrityunjaya Yagya' in Dehradun to pray for the speedy recovery of Chief Minister Harish Rawat. He is being treated for a neck injury at AIIMS, New Delhi for over a fortnight. Led by Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sarojini Kaintyura...
  • FIR lodged against two neighbourhood boys on charges of raping an 18-year-old girl 08-07-2014 04:34 PM

    A teenage girl has alleged that she was raped and blackmailed by two neighbourhood boys for last four years in Jaipur in an apartment complex in Malviya Nagar, police said on Tuesday. Eighteen-year-old girl has moved the FIR through an "istgasa" recently filed in the court which directed the Jawahar...
  • FIR lodged agaisnt 40-year-old man for raping his 19-year-old niece 08-07-2014 02:53 PM

    A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle in Meerut, police said on Tuesday. According to the complaint lodged on Monday at the Civil Lines police station, the incident took place on June 30 when the girl was alone at her home and her 40-year-old uncle barged into the...
  • 15-year-old boy arrested for raping a 3-year-old minor 08-07-2014 12:55 PM

    A three-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a 15-year-old boy in Dehat area of the district, police said in Etah on Tuesday. The accused lured the victim after promising her sweets and allegedly raped her late on Monday evening, in-charge of Dehat police station Padam Singh said. Police said the...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case 08-07-2014 09:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...
  • Security guard who killed Pallavi Purkayastha sentenced to life 07-07-2014 01:57 PM

    Mumbai: The security guard who killed Pallavi Purkayastha has been sentenced to life by a Mumbai Court. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, had been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution had asked for death penalty on the grounds...
  • Sania Mirza enters doubles top-5 for first time in her career 07-07-2014 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of number five in the world as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday. Sania, who turned a pro in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury in between, has entered the top-five for the first time...
  • 'If I am FM: I would improve women security' 07-07-2014 08:53 AM

    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. ...
  • More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria 07-07-2014 08:03 AM

    Maiduguri: More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources have said. Local vigilante Abbas Gava said he had "received an alert from my colleagues ... That about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made...
  • Three persons arrested over gangraping 23-year-old girl 06-07-2014 02:43 PM

    A 23-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped and threatened by three youths at Balwakheri village under Charthawal police station in the district, following which the accused were arrested, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday night when the accused, Sorabh, Mohit and Vipin barged into the girl's house...
  • Mamata Bannerjee faces the heat for inaction against TMC MP Tapas Pal 06-07-2014 09:12 AM

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the heat from intellectuals for downplaying the rape for revenge comment made by her party MP Tapas Pal. Angry and betrayed women are protesting against the first woman Chief Minister of the state claiming that she has disappointed them by...
  • Crimes against women rises in 6 North East states; Assam tops list 05-07-2014 10:42 AM

    Guwahati: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend. At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year....
  • Badaun murder: One month on, family awaits justice 04-07-2014 09:09 PM

    Badaun: It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh and there is still no clarity on who killed the two teenagers and under what circumstances. The postmortem report was supposed to be the basis of scientific investigation...
  • Andhra Pradesh: School teacher arrested for misbehaving with girl student 04-07-2014 06:46 PM

    Anantapur: A physical education teacher at a zilla parishad school was arrested today after he allegedly made objectionable remarks against a teenaged girl student, before being beaten up by locals for the act, the police said. A Lepakshi mandal police sub-inspector said that based on a complaint by the 14-year-old...
  • Inaugural ICC Women's Championship to commence in August 04-07-2014 01:37 PM

    Dubai: The inaugural ICC Women's Championship to commence in August with a new qualification format for World Cup in 2017. According to a media release, the championship kicks off in August and will see the top eight sides in the game lock horns in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition that...
  • Badaun victims' parents say honour killing allegations being made to save suspects 04-07-2014 09:07 AM

    Badaun: It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. After the Central Bureau of Investigation's initial probe said that it could be a case of honour killing. However, the girls' parents claim these allegations are being made...
  • Slip of tongue happens, Tapas Pal should be forgiven: President's son 03-07-2014 03:50 PM

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijeet Mukherjee has defended Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal over his rape for revenge remark saying that he should be forgiven as he has tendered an apology. "Tapas has written an apology letter. I feel since he has apologised and his party has pardoned him,...
  • Man sentenced to life for raping a 12-year-old minor 03-07-2014 03:46 PM

    A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Muzaffarnagar for raping a 12-year-old girl in 2009. Additional District and Sessions Judge Lukmanul Haq also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict Jony after holding him guilty on Wednesday. The girl, who belongs to a...
  • CPM leaders to meet Lok Sabha Speaker seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal 03-07-2014 12:31 PM

    Kolkata: Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has accepted the apology of its MP Tapas Pal for his rape for revenge remark, a delegation of CPM leaders will be meeting the Lok Sabha Speaker to submit a memorandum seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal. Demands for his resignation have surfaced after a...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha case: Mumbai court to pronounce quantum of sentence today 03-07-2014 11:26 AM

    Mumbai: The quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case will be announced by a Mumbai court on Thursday. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, has been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution has asked for death penalty...
  • Mumbai: Principal, teacher arrested for molesting a 13-year-old girl 03-07-2014 09:34 AM

    Mumbai: In a shocking case in Mumbai, the Principal and teacher of a school for the hearing and speech-impaired has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old student in school premises. The 42-year-old principal and a 37-year-old teacher of the Dadar school have been remanded to police custody till the...
  • Goa: Neighbours abuse, strip woman; stuff her private parts with chilly powder 03-07-2014 08:56 AM

    Panaji: In shocking news from Goa, a 33-year-old woman was allegedly abused, stripped and stuffed with chilly powder in her private parts by her neighbours. The incident allegedly took place on June 22 and 26. The woman claims that on the first day she had registered a complaint with the...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW 03-07-2014 07:30 AM

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has...
  • Ritu Rani to lead 16-member women's hockey team in CWG 02-07-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced their Senior Women Hockey team to be led by midfielder Ritu Rani for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place at Glasgow from July 23 to August 3. Defender Deepika (126 caps) will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad. During...
  • I was abused, threatened and humiliated by someone who once was very dear to me: Preity Zinta 02-07-2014 11:08 AM

    Mumbai: In an emotional message posted on her Facebook page, actor Preity Zinta clarified her stand on why she filed a complaint against ex boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia. She said that she was left with no option but to lodge a complaint against him. "This is my attempt to...
  • I suffered sexual abuse when I was younger: Katie Price 02-07-2014 09:30 AM

    London: British model Katie Price has opened up about her past revealing that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger when she was all of seven. She disclosed this information during her weekly show on uncensored internet radio station Fubar, reports dailystar.co.uk. "I was a in a park in a...