Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Woman alleges gang rape, police file molestation complaint

By IANS, Noida : A 22-year-old woman was gang raped by a 'godman' practising occult and his associates but the Uttar Pradesh Police registered a complaint of molestation, the victim's family alleged here Saturday. Om Prakash, the victim's husband, said his wife had gone to Jhulla, a neighbour in village Sirsa Khanpur of Greater Noida district, to get medicines for him Thursday night. "The 'tantric' (occult practioner) asked me to accompany him to a forested area to collect herbs for the medicines to cure my husband," the 22-year-old victim told IANS.

Education protecting poor women from obesity

London : Education and increasing awareness are protecting poor women in developing nations, including India, from the fattening effects of rising wealth, a new...

SRK’s driver arrested for raping minor

Mumbai: A driver who works with superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Rajendrakumar Gautam has been arrested for allegedly raping a girl who works at former...

Tamil Nadu Muslim groups to discuss utilization of govt schemes for Muslim women

By News Desk, New Delhi: Various Muslim NGOs and social groups are going to meet in Chennai on November 21 to discuss ways to get most out of the schemes launched by state as well as central governments to improve socio-economic condition of Muslims particularly Muslim women.

NCW rules out sexual assault in mid-air scuffle

By IANS, New Delhi : The National Commission for Women (NCW) has ruled there was no sexual assault on an air hostess during a mid-air scuffle on board an Air India flight last month. The NCW report was submitted to Civil Aviation Minster Praful Patel and Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Monday. The committee, headed by NCW member Wansuk Syiem, took nearly one and a half months for the probe.

Woman home guard in Agra dupes dozens of over Rs.10 mn

By IANS, Agra : A woman home guard in Agra has duped over a dozen people of nearly Rs.1 crore on the pretext of getting them jobs, getting their relatives out of jail and so on, police said Monday. An FIR has been lodged against the home guard, Manju Tomar who is absconding and police have launched a hunt for her.

Women get permanent commission in military

By IANS, New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday granted permanent commission to women officers in all three wings of the armed forces. A division bench comprising Justices S.K. Kaul and M.P. Garg ordered the defence forces to reinstate all the women officers who had approached the court seeking permanent commission. In its 32-page order, the bench directed the government to reinstate those officers as well as those who retired during the case.

Woman election officer dies on duty in Thane

Thane (Maharashtra) : A woman returning officer died while on election duty Thursday at a polling station in Thane. According to an election department official,...

Saarc, UN to work for women’s empowerment in South Asia

Kathmandu : Saarc and UN Women will work towards promotion of gender equality, gender justice and empowerment of women among the countries in the...

Delhi girl sustains bullet injury mysteriously

By IANS, New Delhi: A probe is on into how an eight-year-old girl received a bullet injury in her leg, police said Friday, adding her father was not able to give a credible account.

Government offers dialogue on women’s bill, disruptions go on

By IANS, New Delhi : The women's reservation bill continued to stall parliament for the fourth day Thursday as the government sought to calm the opposition by offering a dialogue to resolve differences on the legislation. But the government's offer for an all-party meeting had no effect in breaking the deadlock over the bill, which led to adjournments in the Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha.

UP, Bihar, Rajasthan: Worst states for women, J&K catching up

By Devanik Saha Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar are the worst states for women, an IndiaSpend analysis of social indicators and demographic data of Indian...

Manipuri women assault: Three more accused get bail

By IANS, New Delhi : A court here Friday granted bail to three people accused of assaulting two Manipuri women. Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri...

Woman Detained For Spreading Rumor Online About New Quake

By Bernama, Hefei : Police detained a woman on Tuesday in east China's Anhui Province for spreading a rumor online that a series of powerful earthquakes will jolt the province. The Provincial Department of Security monitored a posting on Monday from, a popular search portal, declaring Anhui was likely to be hit by a series of earthquakes at or above 7 on Richter scale, citing a forecast from the official website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Indian women entering Bahrain on forged visas

By IANS, Dubai : Hundreds of Indian women, mainly from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, are entering Bahrain on forged visit visas to work as domestic helps, a media report said Saturday.

Archies, Barbies and glamourous morons

By Zohra Javed for, Sometime back in a fashion show Bollywood star Katrina Kaif dressed up like Barbie and walked the ramp. That hit the front pages all over the country. And as if this was not enough, comparisons between Katrina and Aishwarya also started doing rounds and the reader was "informed" how the younger looking Katrina was more Barbie-like.