Women

  • Delhi HC upholds conviction of man for rape, murder of 3-year-old girl 18-04-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of a 56-year-old man for brutally raping and murdering a three-year-old girl, saying the offence fits the description of a crime of "exceptional depravity". The court, however, deferred its decision to July 11 as to whether the convict be sent...
  • India hockey women beat Ireland 2-1, pocket series 18-04-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team continued their impressive show and defeated Ireland 2-1 in a keenly-contested second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 in the first Test of the tour, orgainsed as part of the...
  • Relative rapes 20-year-old for over four years 17-04-2014 11:11 PM

    A 20-year-old B.Com student was allegedly raped by her uncle for over four years in Kavi Nagar area in Ghaziabad. Based on the victim's complaint, a case was registered on Thursday against Dhyanchand Bhaskar at Kavi Nagar police station, police said. The accused is on the run since the registration...
  • Woman stripped as punishment for resisting molestation 17-04-2014 11:06 PM

    Two youth tore woman's clothes when she tried to resist their molestation bid at Siyani Gate area in Ghaziabad on Thursday. Police said the victim, who lives with her family in Ghaziabad, along with her husband, was going to Siyani Gate on a bike. "When the woman and her husband...
  • Young women see sexual assault as normal: US study 17-04-2014 01:21 PM

    Many girls who are sexually assaulted may not see themselves as victims, according to a new US study that found most young women do not report acts of sexual violence because they regard them as "normal". Sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University, US analysed forensic interviews conducted by Children's Advocacy...
  • 'PeeBuddy', a new device that helps Indian women urinate standing up to avoid dirty, public urinals 17-04-2014 12:06 PM

    How many times have you complained (or heard a woman complain) about dirty public toilets? Women have faced a constant roadblock when it came to outdoor activities, simply due to filthy public toilets, or even the lack of them. Hiking, camping or long journeys -- many women often face problems...
  • The politics of women's empowerment

    Women at work |  Nirupama Subramanian
    The greatest exercise of adult franchise in the world is currently underway in our country. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections have eclipsed cricket results and...

  • Delhi Police find girls also part of chain snatching gangs 17-04-2014 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: Incidents of chain snatching have seen a massive rise in the last few months and seems to be turning into an organised crime in Delhi-NCR. Almost 2000 chain snatching cases has been registered in Delhi since January 2014. Chain snatchers generally target women pedestrians. While investigating a case...
  • Auto driver rapes 21-year-old foreign national in Alwar 16-04-2014 10:35 PM

    A 21-year-old Nepali woman, working at a road-side eatery, was allegedly raped by an auto rickshaw driver in Neemrana industrial area of Rajasthan's Alwar district, police said on Wednesday. The victim, working with her husband at the eatery, said in her complaint that she was raped by driver Sandeep Yadav,...
  • Crimes against women confined to pockets of Delhi: HC 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that crimes against women in the national capital occur more often in a few "pockets" of the city, particularly areas which have undergone rapid urbanisation. A bench of acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul made the remarks after...
  • Of Modi, Rahul, Ambedkar and women

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Last week, Narendra Modi, just like Rahul Gandhi some weeks ago, was all over the media assuring people that his party will make India safer...

  • India women defeat Ireland 3-1 in first hockey Test 16-04-2014 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey team registered a come-from-behind victory by getting the better of Ireland 3-1 in their first Test match played at Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday. This tour is a preparations for the Champions Challenge 1, scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from April 27 to May...
  • Girls are more negetively affected by bad romantic relationships than boys, study finds 16-04-2014 01:37 PM

    Caught in a bad romantic relationship? Do not give a damn if things go wrong especially if you are a girl. Else, you may suffer mentally when romances unfold differently than you imagined. According to research, for adolescent girls, such a situation would lead to negative implications for their mental...
  • Government women employees can get two-year leave for child care: SC 16-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High...
  • 'Sita' - Inherent to Indian women?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Jasodabehn who lived for decades in anonymity is in the news. Not as 62 years old retired school teacher, which has been her identity for...

  • Has Mulayam lost it, ask UP women on rape remarks 15-04-2014 12:04 AM

    In a dingy bylane in the old city area, a family is trying to come to terms with life after their six-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and killed by a neighbour and three minors. The recent comment by Mulayam Singh Yadav that rapists are "young men who commit mistakes" has...
  • Delhi: Woman alleges rape by father-in-law, husband's friend 14-04-2014 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: A 23-year-old woman has accused her father-in-law and her husband's friend of raping her in south Delhi's Govindpuri, police said on Monday. According to a complaint filed by the woman, the father-in-law raped her over a year ago while her husband's 32-year-old friend, Sonu raped her in March,...
  • Power of 49: Women demand more public safety 14-04-2014 08:06 PM

    Women are demanding more safety and security as there's been an increase in the number of rape, molestation cases. ...
  • Power of 49: Voters' check list 14-04-2014 07:55 PM

    Women form 49 per cent of the total electorate and they must check the background of every candidate before voting. ...
  • Power of 49 – The Manifesto 14-04-2014 06:58 PM

    49% of India's voter base is women. The 'Power of 49' campaign aimed to awaken women to the power they had, to influence the political system to address the issues faced by them. Simultaneously it was aimed at communicating to the political establishment that was a force they could no...
  • J&K: Reasi gets 53 model polling stations to encourage voters 14-04-2014 03:33 PM

    Over 50 model polling stations have been established in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, equipped with the best facilities to encourage the turnout. "To increase the turnout and make voting a pleasant experience 53 model polling stations have been established in Reasi district of J~~amp;amp;K", District Development Commissioner, Reasi,...
  • SSB to now recruit women officers 14-04-2014 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: Breaking the male bastion in the five decade-old Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the government has approved recruitment of young women as 'combat officers' in the second largest border guarding force. The women officers, after induction, will have an opportunity to serve in far-flung border locations of the force...
  • Delhi: Man held for attempting to rape minor girl 13-04-2014 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old man has been arrested for attempting to rape an eight-year-old girl staying in his neighbourhood, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday evening in central Delhi's Nabi Karim area. Mohammad Asghar, who stays in a rented accommodation in Nabi Karim and works in...
  • Man gets life term for rape-cum-murder of a woman police constable 13-04-2014 07:37 PM

    A special court in Kotasentenced a youth to life imprisonment for rape and murder of a woman police constable in 2010. Special Court judge Ajay Singh convicted and awarded life sentence to Tulsiram, who worked as a cook at Chechat police station of the district, for raping and killing the...
  • Peeved with poor quality food, 11 women escape shelter house in Siwan 13-04-2014 04:57 PM

    Eleven women inmates have escaped from a shelter house in Bihar's Siwan district district, an officer said. Apparently peeved with poor quality of food served there, 11 of 19 females lodged there took to heels in the small hours, District Project Officer Rajkumar Yadav said. A case has been registered...
  • Woman gunned down by locality member, body sent to mortuary 11-04-2014 10:45 PM

    A woman was shot dead, on Friday, by a man in a locality in Bihar's Munger district, police sources said. Sunaina Devi (40) was on way home after deposing in property-related case when her relative Shankar Pandit shot her from close range near Safiabad airport area, the sources said. She...
  • Man gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping woman 11-04-2014 06:17 PM

    A court in Bihar's Katihar district, on Friday, sentenced a man ten years imprisonment for raping a woman for two months on the promise of marriage. The District and Sessions Judge Radhakrishna while convicting the man Motilal Das to ten years in jail also fined him Rs. 10,000 fine. According...
  • Defiant Mulayam says 'wrong' anti-rape law should be amended 11-04-2014 06:17 PM

    Seeking to wriggle out of his controversial remarks on rape, Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Friday, said "no one respects women more than Samajwadi Party" but stuck to his stand that the "wrong" anti-rape law should be amended. "Today there is nobody in the country who respects women more than Samajwadi...
  • Physically challenged girl rape case: Haryana Police's laxity revealed 11-04-2014 04:01 PM

    Chandigarh: It is not just the politicians who are insensitive to gender issues but a DSP in Haryana too has been caught on a hidden camera displaying complete callousness in dealing with the gangrape of a mentally challenged and visually impaired minor girl. The victim is 17, visually impaired and...
  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad 11-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, has refused to back down. ...