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  • Indian-American gets award for ending domestic violence 3 hours 9 minutes ago

    Washington: Indian-American Attorney Anu Peshawaria has been awarded with the "Take Action against domestic violence Award" for her efforts to end domestic violence. The annual award is presented by the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence in King County of the Washington State to several individuals or groups to recognise their...
  • Delhi: Man acquitted of charge of gangrape 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A man, who was accused of gang raping a woman along with his two associates after giving her sedatives-laced drink, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said the alleged victim has turned "hostile" and there was no evidence that she was raped at all. Additional Sessions...
  • Russian tourist alleges molestation in Goa, first at beach, then in hospital Yesterday

    Panaji: A 32-year-old Russian national was allegedly molested twice over two days in Goa. She was allegedly molested first at a beach and later at Goa Medical College and Hospital in Panaji by a senior medical officer after the police referred her there for a "medical examination". The Goa state health...
  • Japan top court issues pregnant women protection ruling Yesterday

    Tokyo: Japan's top court said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of working females. The ruling from the Supreme Court its first on a practice known as "maternity harassment"...
  • MGNREGA scheme improved status of women: Study Yesterday

    Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme had helped women improve their social and economic status, according to a study by a university. The study by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) showed that 97.3% of workers under the scheme are women. Conducted as part of a project...
  • MWIFF 2014: With discussions, special events, outdoor film screenings, it promises to offer an enriching experience to independent filmmakers 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 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? 4 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 5 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 6 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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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...