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  • Nun rape case: Arrested man's wife identifies 7 accused from photos 7 hours 56 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The wife of Gopal Sarkar, one of the two men arrested in connection with the nun gangrape case, has identified seven accused persons by their photographs caught on the CCTV camera at the convent school on March 14 night, a senior CID official said on Saturday. "These persons had...
  • Delhi airport official accused of sexual harassment suspended Yesterday

    Bengaluru: The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18. The Home Ministry also said that a departmental...
  • Woman accuses Delhi airport official of verbally sexually harassing her, files complaint Yesterday

    Bengaluru: A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March 18 when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi. The woman claimed that the immigration officer harassed her by asking her several uncomfortable personal questions. The...
  • Nadia nun rape case: Man who gave shelter to accused arrested by West Bengal CID 2 days ago

    Nadia: The West Bengal Police has arrested another person in connection with the Nadia nun gangrape case. The first accused Salim was arrested by the police on Thursday from Mumbai. The second person who is arrested is reported to have given shelter to one of the accused in his home. The...
  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down 3 days ago

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • Delhi: Mobile on video mode found in shop's trial room; manager held 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The store manager of an apparel showroom was arrested after a woman executive allegedly discovered a mobile phone on video recording mode placed inside its trial room. The accused, identified as Pulkit Sanwal, was arrested on Monday after the woman approached police. The incident took place on Monday afternoon...
  • Nirbhaya documentary: SC seeks reply from advocates of accused 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two advocates, representing the December 16 gangrape convicts, against whom a women lawyers body has sought action for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the case. "We have heard the argument, pleadings and grievances urged...
  • Nitish Kumar unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas 6 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday. "The Empowerment Policy released here will provide education and employment opportunities to women in Bihar. It will ensure their participation in political, social and...
  • Central Paramilitary forces will have 33 per cent women: Rajnath Singh 6 days ago

    Wagah: Thirty-three per cent posts in central paramilitary forces will be reserved for women, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "We are planning to increase the strength of women in paramilitary forces to 33 per cent," Singh said at a function organised by Border Security Forces (BSF) in Wagah. At present,...
  • Twitter faces class action lawsuit for alleged gender-biased promotion policy 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Twitter is reportedly being sued by a former female software engineer at the company who has claimed that the company's promotion process unlawfully favoured men. Former employee, Tina Huang, has filed a class action lawsuit against Twitter alleging that the company relied on a 'black box' style of promotion,...
  • Victims made to feel guilty in sexual assault cases: Delhi court 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It is natural for minor victims of sexual assaults not to confide in their parents as instead of the offender, they are more often made to feel guilty, a Delhi court has said while convicting a music teacher for repeatedly molesting his 13-year-old student. The court rejected the contention...
  • Jadavpur University student lodges molestation complaint 1 week ago

    Kolkata: A Jadavpur University student has lodged a complaint against two fellow students for allegedly molesting her at the University campus on Friday night, police said on Saturday. The girl in her complaint alleged that she was sexually molested by two of her classmates during a feast inside the Jadavpur University...
  • Not having women on board shameful, will lead to 'very serious' consequences: SEBI 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Corporate India's "shameful" failure to appoint enough women directors ahead of a deadline set by regulators for April 1 will result in "very serious" consequences for firms, the head of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) said on Friday. SEBI in 2014 imposed a quota of one female...
  • Thane: Mother tonsures teenaged girl to save her from being raped March 20, 2015

    Thane: Fearing that her daughter would be raped again, a lady from Kalwa tonsured her daughter to make her look ugly a couple of days ago, police sources said on Friday. It was some six months ago that two youth raped the girl after which they had threatened to rape...
  • Uber cab rape: Delhi Police moves Supreme Court against witnesses recall March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court's order allowing the accused driver of Uber cab rape case to recall and examine 13 prosecution witnesses including the victim. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu by Attorney...
  • After announcing 660 centres for rape victims, the Narendra Modi government to open only 36 March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as crimes against women are being reported with increasingly frequency with each passing day, the Narendra Modi government is going very slow in implementing its plan to help victims of sexual assaults. In a recent order passed by the Prime Minister's Office, it has only approved the...
  • France to host 2019 women's football World Cup March 19, 2015

    France will host the 2019 women's World Cup and the Under-20 women's tournament in 2018 after beating off competition from South Korea for the hosting rights, FIFA said on Thursday. Five countries had originally declared an interest in staging the events but England, New Zealand and South Africa fell by the...
  • West Bengal: Nun wants to stay for more time in hospital, no arrests made March 19, 2015

    Ranaghat(WB): No arrests have been made even five days after the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school even as the traumatised woman's plea to stay on for some more time in hospital has been accepted by it. Amid mounting outrage over the incident and the culprits still roaming...
  • US working on projects to empower women in India March 19, 2015

    Washington: The US is working on a number of projects, including basic education, in India to empower women, a senior Obama administration official has said. "We have a number of programs aimed at empowering women starting with basic education, creating an environment where women have the opportunity," Alfonso E Lenhardt,...
  • Koneru Humpy, D Harika take lead in World championship opener March 18, 2015

    Sochi: Indian Grandmasters Koneru Humpy and D Harika got off to a flying starts, winning the first game of the first round of the world women's chess championship here today. Seeded number one in the absence of defending champion Yifan Hao of China, Humpy had no problems crushing Ayah Moaataz of...
  • WB: 72-year-old woman's naked dead body recovered from Katwa, 6 men detained March 18, 2015

    Katwa: At a time when West Bengal is already in news for the gangrape of a 71-year-old nurse, a naked dead body of a 72-year-old woman has been recovered near an akhara at Agradwip area in Katwa. Burdwan Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said the woman's body was found a...
  • Mumbai girls overwhelmed over response to their 'rap against rape' video March 18, 2015

    Mumbai girls say that they are overwhelmed over the response their 'rap against rape' video got. "There is a lot of buzz around our video. The motive of our youTube channel is to strike healthy debates over various issues," they said. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai girls rap against rape March 18, 2015

    Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain, who describe themselves as actors posted the 'Rap Against Rape' video on YouTube. Whilst rapping, both women are seen holding up placards with words such as #DomesticViolence and #rape. In the rap, they describe themselves saying, "We're not rappers. We're just a couple of girls...
  • West Bengal: Intruders didn't enter Ranaghat convent just to rob, suggests evidence March 18, 2015

    Days after the miscreants sneaked inside Ranaghat convent assaulted the staff, desecrated the chapel and sexually assaulted the senior most nun, no arrests have been made so far. However, it is evident by now that the people who sneaked in, did not intrude the campus just to rob it. Politics...
  • Tamil Nadu: 2 men posing as policemen gangrape a woman March 17, 2015

    Chennai: A woman in Tamil Nadu was allegedly gangraped on Tuesday by two men who posed as policemen. The men took away the woman when she was with a male friend in a forest area. Police sources say that medical examination has been carried out. The incident was reported from the...
  • UP: 6 men molest, thrash girl and make video of the incident in Hathras March 17, 2015

    Hathras: A girl was allegedly molested and beaten up by a group of young men in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. The girl, accompanied by a male friend, was allegedly stopped by a group of six men and thrashed on her way back from school. According to the girl the assailants took them...
  • PM expresses concern over Haryana church vandalism, nun rape case; seeks immediate report March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over incidents of violence against minorities in West Bengal and Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for facts and action taken report into the incidents. "PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal. PM...
  • Women helpline to be launched in all district Headquarters: Rajasthan Minister March 16, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan police's helpline facility for women will be introduced in all the district headquarters of the state, the Assembly was informed on Monday. Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria, replying to a discussion on the demand for grants for police and jail departments, told the Assembly that the helpline was initially launched...
  • Kolkata comes together in solidarity with gangraped nun March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Their faces reflected the pain and agony but the steely resolve to get culprits punished was radiant all across as people from all walks of life, cutting across religion and creed, assembled in Park Street here and held a candlelight vigil to denounce the gang-rape of a nun in...
  • Nadia: Mamata Banerjee faces angry protests over nun gang rape March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Angry over the police's failure to arrest any of the dacoits who gangraped a nun in West Bengal's Nadia district, scores of locals on Monday stopped visiting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy and staged a demonstration seeking action. The nun at the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School in...