Activist lawyer killed in Navi Mumbai

Thane: Activist lawyer Minakshi Jaiswal was brutally killed with her neck slit and two fingers cut off at her residence in Navi Mumbai, officials said Saturday.

Her body was found Saturday morning at her flat in Celebration Building in Sector 17 in Khargar suburb.

Police have detained two suspects in connection with the killing of Jaiswal, the wife of a Maharashtra judicial magistrate.

According to preliminary investigation, she was killed in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday by at least four robbers who barged into her flat.


Bengal girl raped by friends in Delhi

New Delhi: An 18-year-old girl from West Bengal was gang raped by two of her friends, including a juvenile, in the national capital, Delhi Police said Saturday.

The girl, a native of New Jalpaiguri, told police that Rahul, 20, and his juvenile friend lured her to their house in south Delhi's R.K. Puram Friday evening and raped her in turns.

The girl works with a placement agency where both the accused also work. Besides, both the accused belong to her native place.

A police officer said they arrested Rahul and apprehended the juvenile.


Play on disappearing daughters enthralled Delhities

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Kathak exponent Dr. Rekha Mehra, presented a Ballet titled “Tu Kaisi Maa” on female foeticide and women empowerment and Play - New Life, a drama on cancer, with visual effects in background.

Over three years, 70 pregnant women found HIV+ in Tripura

Agartala : About 70 pregnant women have tested HIV-positive in Tripura in the past three years, an official of the Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) said here Friday.

"Though, 70 pregnant women have been tested HIV-positive since 2012, if they undergo prescribed treatment available at the government hospitals, the chance of getting HIV infection to their babies will be reduced to a large extent," a TSACS official told IANS.

Amnesty demands release of Irom Sharmila after government decriminalizes attempt to suicide

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

New Delhi: Human rights activists, especially the Amnesty International, have demanded immediate and unconditional release of Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila in wake of the Centre’s attempt to decriminalize suicide by dropping the section 309 of IPC.

Rape accused driver sent to two days' police custody

New Delhi: A court here Wednesday sent the taxi driver accused of raping a woman here to two days' police custody in a case of forgery of documents, police said.

Shiv Kumar Yadav, the 32-year-old driver of banned online cab booking service Uber, was lodged in Tihar jail. He allegedly raped a 25-year-old working women in his cab Dec 5 while she was on her way home in north Delhi.


AMU nursing students light lamps for the spirit of nursing

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The environment filled with an enlightening breeze when the nurses of the School of Nursing, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) took oath at the Lamp Lighting & Oath taking Ceremony of the School.

Symbolic events remembering gang rape victim stress women's safety

New Delhi : A number of events, including a symbolic bus ride, were held in the capital Tuesday to remember the victim of the horrific gang rape on a bus two years ago, as the participants stressed the need for safety and security for women.

One factor was underlined by many people that nothing much has changed since the gang rape of the 23-year-old paramedic student in 2012.


Walmart Foundation trains 12,000 women in India

Bengaluru : Global retail giant's Walmart Foundation trained nearly 12,000 women with life skills in 30 factories across Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu with Swasti Health Resources Centre of the Catalyst Group, a company official said Tuesday.

"As we are committed to the people in our supply chain, our skill training is helping to empower women in India since we launched the 'Women in Factories' programme in 2012," Walmart vice-president (global sourcing) Nancy Kielty told reporters here.


Women no longer silent recipients of abuse: Delhi Police

New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi Tuesday said the increase in the number of complaints registered by women showed that the members of the community were coming out to report crimes committed against them.

"Following the Dec 16 incident, women are now confident about reporting crimes," Bassi told media persons at the Police Headquarters here on the second anniversary of the Dec 16 gang-rape and murder incident.

At least 700 rape cases were reported in 2012 and this year, 1,900 cases have been reported so far.