WORKPLACE

  • Cuttack workplaces mostly not aware of women laws November 9, 2014

    Cuttack: A large number of institutions here having more than 10 employees are not aware of the laws protecting women at workforce, according to a recent study by a social organisation. About 30 per cent heads of offices both in organised and unorganised sectors are not aware of the Visakha Guidelines-1997...
  • Gender diversity at workplace boosts bottom line: Study October 7, 2014

    New York: Proportionate numbers of male and female workers can improve productivity at workplace and boost the bottom line of a firm, says a study. Greater social diversity implies a greater spread of experience, which could add to the collective knowledge of a group of office workers and makes the unit...
  • Did you switch on your emotional intelligence side at the workplace? September 5, 2014

    Many believe that work is just about the common sense and rational abilities of your mind into use. However, much before that, the emotional quotient comes into play. It encapsulates a lot as it is an extension of the mind and heart working in tandem. So, if you have switched...
  • UP government employees to face strict action for sexual harassment August 13, 2014

    Sexual harassment of women colleagues at workplaces in government departments of Uttar Pradesh will now invite stringent punitive actions including withholding of increments for a specified period and bad entry in service book. In a bid to check such incidents of sexual harassments at workplace, the state government has amended the...
  • Britain to lift turban ban at highrisk workplaces January 26, 2014

    Britain is set to scrap a ban on turbans at highrisk workplaces next week, a move that some Sikh groups see as a "sweetener" to deal with the fallout of the Margaret Thatcher government's alleged role in Operation Bluestar in 1984. The Department for Work and Pensions is to announce that...
  • Sexual harassment: SC notice to government, AG, Swatanter Kumar January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday started hearing the sexual harassment case against former judge Swatanter Kumar after allegations were made by a former intern against him. The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Government of India, the former judge and the Attorney General on the issue. The court...
  • Sexual harassment: Law intern moves SC against exjudge January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The law intern who has accused a former Suprme Court judge of sexual harassment has now moved the Supreme Court seeking action in the case. The apex court will now hear her petition on Wednesday. The intern has sought that a committee be constituted to look at her...
  • Another law intern alleges she was sexually harassed by a SC judge January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Another law intern has alleged that she was sexually harassed by a Supreme Court judge, according to an Indian Express report. This comes just days after former SC Judge AK Ganguly stepped down as the West Bengal Human Rights Commission chief following charges that he sexually harassed a...
  • CJ Impact: IIMB sacks officer for sexually harassing a lady doctor January 6, 2014

    Indian Institute of Management Bangalore sacked its chief administrative officer for harassing a lady doctor. The doctor, name withheld, had reported her ordeal on the Citizen Journalist Show. ...
  • 'Time to resign, Your Lordship' December 17, 2013

    The Chief Justice read the mood of a postNirbhaya nation when he constituted a 3 member committee of 2 incumbent Chief Justices of India and a lady judge to enquire into the allegations against Justice Ganguly on the basis of a blog written by the victim. The victim as well...
  • AK Ganguly sexual harassment: Police seek appointment with law intern December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has written to the Supreme Court law intern who had accused retired Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly of sexual harassment. The police have sought an appointment with her to speak to her on this issue. This comes a day after the Supreme Court panel...
  • Twothird of women journalists face abuse or harassment: survey December 3, 2013

    Bangkok: About twothird of women journalists have experienced abuse, harassment or threats at work, according to first global survey on violence against women working in the news media. The survey by the Washingtonbased International Women's Media Foundation and the Londonbased International News Safety Institute included 822 women media workers interviewed...
  • Sexual harassment: Debate rages on AK Ganguly's fate as WB HRC chief December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A raging debate has begun over whether retired Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly should step down as the head of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission following the sexual harassment charges made by a law intern against him. The opinion remains divided on the issue across parties and...
  • Sexual harassment: Pressure mounts on Justice Ganguly to quit WB HRC December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The row over sexual harassment charges against retired Supreme Court Justics AK Ganguly is increasingly becoming more political. After the Trinamool Congress, the BJP is calling for his resignation as the chief of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. BJP leader Sushma Swaraj tweeted saying the same. "I strongly...
  • Sexual assault: Tarun Tejpal undergoes DNA, potency test December 2, 2013

    Panaji: Tehelka Founder Tarun Tejpal was on Monday taken by the police to the Goa Medical College for a detailed medical examination. CNNIBN has learnt that as part of the procedure the tests will include DNA and potency test. Tejpal spent his second night in police custody on Sunday. Sources...
  • Sex assault: Tejpal may be taken to hotel to reconstruct crime scene December 2, 2013

    Panaji: Tehelka Founder Tarun Tejpal, arrested on Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a junior colleague, spent his second night in police custody on Sunday. Sources have told CNNIBN that Tejpal could be taken to the hotel, Hyatt, where he could be asked to reconstruct the crime scene. He has been...
  • Sexual assault: Tejpal grilled for 5 hours on Sunday December 2, 2013

    Panaji: Tehelka Founder Tarun Tejpal, arrested on Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a junior colleague, has been sent to six days of police custody. He was grilled for 5 hours by the police on Sunday. Sources say the Goa Police could record the statements of witnesses before a magistrate to...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 29, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Law intern sexual harassment: SC exjudge AK Ganguly's statement recorded November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed panel that probed alleged incident of sexual harassment of a law intern by one of its recently retired judge submitted its report to the Chief Justice of India on Friday. The committee has also identified the former Supreme Court judge and recorded his statement....
  • Full text: Complainant's fresh statement in Tejpal sexual assault case November 29, 2013

    The complainant in the sexual assault case against Tehelka FounderEditor has issued a fresh statement saying she is disturbed by the insinuations that her complaint is part of a preelection political conspiracy. Here's the full text of her statement: I am heartened by the broad support I have received over the...
  • Sex assault: Tejpal withdraws bail plea from Delhi HC November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal has withdrawn his anticipatory bail plea in the sexual assault case from the Delhi High Court. It appears that Tejpal is is now likely to file an anticipatory bail plea in a Goa court. This comes even as Tejpal will not appear before the...
  • Sexual assault case: Tejpal seeks more time to appear before Goa Police, faces arrest November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal will not appear before the Goa Police on Thursday for questioning in the sexual assault case against him. Sources say the Tejpal received the summon at around 11 am on Thursday and he had insufficient time to travel to Goa. Tejpal has written to the...
  • Goa Police's deadline for Tarun Tejpal ends at 3 pm today November 28, 2013

    Panaji: The Goa Police has tightened the noose around Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal over the sexual assault case. Tejpal has been asked to appear before the police by 3 pm on Thursday. If he doesn't appear for questioning, a non bailable warrant is likely to be issued against him. Investigators claim...
  • Due to Tejpal case, companies scared of hiring women: Naresh Agarwal November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal has once again made a controversial statement on the Tehelka case. He has now said that an unforeseen fallout of the sexual assault case is that companies are now scared of hiring women. "The flip side to this is that many organisations are...
  • Tejpal case: Complainant's statement recorded before magistrate November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Goa Police on Wednesday recorded the statement of the complainant before a magistrate in the sexual assault case against Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal. Police sources also say that they will oppose Tejpal's anticipatory bail application in the Delhi High Court. Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury's name could be...
  • Sex assault: Shoma Chaudhury may also be named in FIR against Tejpal November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury's name could be added to the FIR against Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal for trying to suppress the sexual harassment complaint, say sources. Goa Police sources also say that Tejpal has been asked to present himself for questioning at the earliest. This even as...
  • Some openly feminist advice to men on how to deal with women November 26, 2013

    Over the past few days, several versions of what happened at Tehelka's intellectual ThinkFest in Goa have come out in public. The initial letters written by the magazine's founding editor Tarun Tejpal to his alleged victim of sexual assault were contrite in their tone and text. But as the story...
  • Sexual assault: Butalia refuses to be part of Tehelka probe panel November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Eminent feminist and publisher Urvashi Butalia has refused to be a member of Tehelka's complaint's committee that was set up to probe sexual assault allegations against Tehelka EditorinChief Tarun Tejpal. Butalia was appointed by Tehelka to be part of the internal probe panel. Butalia has written to Tehelka's Shoma...
  • Touching, whistling, innuendo: What is workplace sexual abuse and how to prevent it November 23, 2013

    The allegation levelled against Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal has reignited the debate on the safety of women and protection against sexual harassment at workplace. Complaints of sexual abuse at the workplace are often ignored as minor misconduct rather than being reported as serious crimes that carry a penalty. Often women...
  • Sexual assault case: Is Tehelka guilty of hypocrisy? November 22, 2013

    Faced with the threat of arrest after Goa Police filed an FIR against him for allegedly attempting to rape and outraging the modesty of a woman journalist working with his magazine and Delhi Police officials reached his residence, Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal issued a statement saying he is ready to...