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  • Bigg Boss contestant alleges rape in Udaipur hotel 2 days ago

    Udaipur: In a startling revelation, one of the participants of TV reality show Bigg Boss has alleged that she has been sexually assaulted in a hotel in Udaipur. The participant, an actress, has alleged that she was raped in a five star hotel where she checked-in on April 11, 2015. She...
  • 2 women read the creepy messages they received in the 'Other' folder on Facebook 2 days ago

    Have you ever checked the 'Other' message folder on Facebook? Irrespective of your gender you are like to find it filled with trash. Not very unlike the spam folder in your email account, this other folder is a cesspool of creeps, advertisements and just plain 'no idea what that was'. But...
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: India hockey women confident against New Zealand 2 days ago

    Hastings: Following a strong performance against World No.2 Australia, the Indian women's hockey team is all geared up for their quarter-final clash against hosts New Zealand in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Thursday. India started a on poor note, losing to China and the US. But they came back well to...
  • India women hold mighty Australia to a goalless draw in Hawke's Bay Cup 3 days ago

    Hastings: After two consecutive defeats, India women's hockey team put up a much-improved show to hold world No. 2 Australia to a goalless draw in their third match of the Hawke's Bay Cup, on Monday. By virtue of this result, the Indian eves opened their account in the points table of...
  • 800,000 children forced to flee homes in Nigeria: UNICEF 3 days ago

    United Nations: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a new report has revealed that at least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups. The report, "UNICEF's Missing Childhoods", was released...
  • Women writers do not get enough exposure in India unlike their male counterparts: Madhuri Banerjee 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Madhuri Banerjee may be a well known author of bestseller books like 'Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas' and 'Advantage Love' but the author-script writer feels that women authors in India do not get their due credit. In a free willing chat exclusively with IBNLive.com, Banerjee expressed...
  • 24-hour women helpline 'Saheli' launched in Jammu 5 days ago

    Jammu: A 24-hour helpline 'Saheli', aimed at providing support to the female victims of domestic violence and other crimes, was launched on Sunday. The helpline has been initiated by Aditi welfare India Charitable Trust. "The women in distress can call her Saheli at 9419106905, Saheli would work for the welfare of...
  • Kerala: Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered 6 days ago

    Idukki: In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him. Based on the complaint lodged by the girl's...
  • Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar 6 days ago

    Patna: Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said. "We have found that educating girls is the best way to stabilise population. Data reveals that average fertility rate of...
  • Ola auto driver allegedly thrashes woman in Bengaluru 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: An Ola auto driver allegedly thrashed a woman in Bengaluru. She has posted the image of the driver's licence, which shows the driver's name and address on Facebook. The woman has filed a complaint and the auto driver has been booked for outraging the modesty of a woman and for...
  • Sebi announces minimum Rs 50,000 fine for failure to appoint women directors April 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Taking to task the companies without a woman director, Sebi on Wednesday announced a minimum Rs 50,000 fine on them and warned of further action, including against promoters and directors, for non-compliance beyond September. Without naming the companies that failed to appoint at least one...
  • Match against Australia would be crucial: Ritu Rani April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani today said that their pool match against Australia in the upcoming Hawke's Bay Cup will be an important one as it would give her team an opportunity to figure out its loopholes before playing in the World League Semi-Finals in June. During April...
  • Gujarat: Gangraped woman files plea in HC to terminate her pregnancy April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A woman, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by seven men, filed a plea before the High Court on Monday seeking termination of her pregnancy, stating that her husband may not accept her if she gave birth to the child. Her plea stated that she sought the...
  • Dronavalli Harika wins bronze in World Women's chess championship April 6, 2015

    Sochi: Indian Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika won the bronze medal along with Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling by virtue of making it to the semi-finals of World Women's chess championship. Harika lost to the eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the semi-finals. Muzychuk bagged the title after defeating Russian Natalija Pogonina 2.5-1.5 in...
  • Don't send children to convent schools, says Goa Minister's wife April 6, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Minister Dipak Dhavalikar's wife Lata has waded into controversy after she asked parents not to send their children to convent schools even as she urged women to desist from aping Western culture, saying it has led to rise in incidents of rape. Lata, who is a functionary of controversial...
  • Crime against women: Telangana mulling setting up fast-track courts April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Government is "actively considering" setting up fast-track courts to deal with offences against women and children. Delivering his address at the joint conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Chief Justices in New Delhi, Telangana Law Minister Indra Karan Reddy said the state government is actively considering to...
  • 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...
  • Delhi: Two women thrashed inside police station; 4 cops suspended April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In an alleged case of police brutality, two Dalit women were purportedly beaten up by a sub-inspector and his subordinates inside outer Delhi's Rohini south police station, following which four police personnel on Saturday were suspended. The women, in their complaint, have alleged that the sub-inspector and some women...
  • AAP's Rakhi demands sacking of cops who thrashed 2 Dalit girls April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP MLA from Mangolpuri Rakhi Bidlan on Saturday demanded immediate sacking of the police personnel who had allegedly thrashed two Dalit girls inside Rohini south police station in outer Delhi. Terming the incident as "barbaric", Bidlan alleged that the girls were stripped and beaten up by both male and...
  • Delhi: Police officer allegedly thrashes two women inside police station April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Two women were allegedly beaten up by a sub-inspector inside a police station in New Delhi's Rohini area. Four police officers including a sub-inspector have been suspended. The women, in their complaint, alleged that the sub-inspector thrashed them forcing them to confess in a case of robbery. A...
  • Two held for raping minor girl in Thane April 3, 2015

    Thane: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Dombivali area, police said on Friday. The accused, who were identified only by first names, Ajmad (20) and Furshid (22), were arrested from Dombivali in Kalyan division on Thursday night for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, Manpada...
  • Majority of women drug users introduced to opium by husbands April 3, 2015

    Itanagar: A majority of women drug-users in Arunachal Pradesh were introduced to opium after marriage, by their husbands, a new study has revealed. The study - "Women Who Use Drugs in Northeast India" - noted, "A household survey in the state found that 2.1 per cent of females were opium users"...
  • UP: 2 minor sisters kidnapped, gang-raped by 5 in Badaun April 2, 2015

    Badaun: Two minor girls were allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped at gun point by five persons in Jareef Nagar area, almost a year after a similar incident in the district had stirred Uttar Pradesh and opposition had attacked the government over law and order. When the girls did not return home on...
  • SP MLA blames women for rapes, abortion, dowry harassment April 1, 2015

    Hamirpur: In a shocking sexist comment, a ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday said women were more responsible for rapes, drawing strong condemnation from opposition parties. "...it is wrong to say that women are less guilty, they are more responsible for rapes," Shiv Charan Prajapati, MLA from...
  • Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in connection with Nadia nun rape case April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Four Bangladeshis have been detained in Punjab's Ludhiana on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district. "Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police," said DCP Naveen Singla in his statement. The two men arrested...
  • Over 250 companies appoint women directors on Tuesday to meet Sebi deadline April 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Waking up at the last moment, over 250 companies including from Adani and Essar Groups, appointed women directors to meet the Sebi deadline of Tuesday midnight for having at least one female board member, even as some PSUs were seen lagging behind. The companies...
  • Telangana: Harassed for not bearing son, woman kills self with daughters March 31, 2015

    Hyderabad: A 26-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide along with her two daughters by jumping into a canal in Nizamabad district of Telangana on Tuesday, apparently due to harassment by her husband for not bearing him a son, police said. The incident occurred under Nagireddypet police station limits between 9.30 am...
  • Watch: Woman professor beaten, dragged by the hair by male colleagues March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: In a shocking video, a woman professor is seen being brutally assaulted by her male colleagues. The incident dates back to 2014, took place in a private educational institute in Delhi. In the video, the professor is seen getting into a verbal argument with her colleagues who were...
  • Delhi Police registers FIR against airport official for harassment of a woman March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by the Delhi Police against airport official under sections 354 A, 354D and 506 for harassment of a woman. A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March...
  • Deepika Padukone receives flak on social media for 'My Choice' video March 31, 2015

    Deepika Padukone's video titled 'My Choice' speaks about the choices every woman is entitled to. The film is made by Homi Adajania and features 99 women from across different professions. Amidst much praise, the video got a lot of flak on social media from many quaters. ...