Women can't be secured by curbing their freedom, says CJI

New Delhi : Chief Justice of India H.L.Dattu Wednesday said security of women, in the wake of spate of cases of sexual assaults, could not be secured by curbing their freedom as is being advocated in some quarters.

"Safety of the women could not be achieved by curbing their freedom" and we have to find ways of dealing with the problem, he said in his address at a function organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association on National Law Day.


Tihar has separate lock-ups for women, Delhi HC told

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed by the city government that there were separate lock-ups for women accused in Tihar jail to protect them from sexual abuse, harassment and torture.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was informed by Delhi government's standing counsel Zubeda Begum that jail No.6 in Tihar was exclusively meant for women and was managed by a woman officer.

The advocate said that as per the Supreme Court's guidelines, Tihar jail has separate lock-ups for women accused.


AAP promises 2 lakh toilets for women

New Delhi : Two lakh public toilets for women, 100 courts to fast-track rape cases, Wi-Fi connected CCTV cameras are some of the poll promises made by the AAP Wednesday in the second round of its 'Delhi Dialogue' programme which focused on women.

Addressing a gathering of over 500 women at Talkatora Garden in the heart of the capital, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also promised that women would be allowed pass a resolution to close down liquor vends in their areas.

Besides, the former chief minister said that "every DTC bus would have a marshal to stop eve teasing".

Wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women: Delhi HC told

New Delhi : The Delhi government Wednesday informed the high court here that it has made wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women while driving a two-wheeler or riding pillion.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was told by government counsel Zubeda Begum, who appeared for the transport department, that it has received objections on the issue and after considering all aspects it has decided to make the helmet optional for Sikh women.


Goa Police training 300 women cops in counselling

Panaji : Counselling skills are being imparted to 300 policewomen, including 80 sub-inspectors of Goa Police, to enable them handle better cases involving crimes against women, Director General of Police (DGP) T.N. Mohan said.

Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a women's rights-related function Tuesday, Mohan said the trained officers and constables will be uniformly posted across Goa's police stations and tasked with handling and investigating crimes against women.


IMA works out plan to address tribal health issue

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

Thiruvananthapuram: Taking a serious view of increasing infant deaths and malnutrition cases reported in Attappady, one of the largest tribal settlements in Kerala, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has drawn up a detailed action plan to find solution for various health issues with special focus on antenatal care of tribal women.

Sania named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

New Delhi : Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region by UN Women at an event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women.

Sania, India's most successful women's tennis player and the first Indian to break into the World Tennis Association's top 50 rankings, is the first South Asian woman to be appointed the goodwill ambassador in the organisation's history.

Workshop trains Delhi women in self-defence

New Delhi : Hit your attackers at soft spots like eyes, the adam's apple or groin, keep pepper spray in your hands while moving in a dimly-lit area, don't use your fists to attack, use your elbows instead - valuable tips like these were shared here Tuesday during a workshop on women's safety.

Around 50 women from different walks of life attended the workshop "Women's Safety and Street Survival Workshop" that was organised by Street Level Awareness Programme (SLAP) in association with an American centre to train them fightback.


Suspecting them as terrorists, state run bus service driver-conductor force luggage search on burqa wearing woman, husband

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

Kolkata/Asansole: After the October 2 Burdwan bomb blast, a section of the main stream media’s campaign against the Madrasas and Muslims in West Bengal are facing suspicion across the community. Muslims are being made the target of communal hate campaigns.

In Rajasthan, a cradle which saved over 100 female infants

By Gaurav Sharma,

Udaipur : Nearly three years ago, Radha, an infant then, was found lying in thorny bushes in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district. The palm-sized girl child was badly bruised and almost dead. Today, Radha is a chirpy curly-haired girl with big eyes. She could have been another case of female infanticide in Rajasthan which, as per independent statistics, reports 2,000 such cases every day - startling as the figure may sound.