No woman feels safe in Delhi, says HC

New Delhi : While questioning the measures taken and the method of policing adopted by Delhi Police for the extensive 'crime mapping' exercise conducted here, the Delhi High Court Wednesday said "no woman feels safe in the capital".

A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul was informed by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) that the rate of such crimes have not reduced since the crime mapping was done last year.


Lalitha Kumaramangalam appointed new NCW chief

New Delhi : Lalitha Kumaramangalam has been appointed the new chairman of the National Commission for Women (NCW), Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Wednesday.

The announcement was made by the minister at a press conference on the completion of 100 days of her ministry here.

"I am very happy to announce that the new chairman of NCW is Lalitha Kumaramangalam," she said.

Chennai-based Kumaramangalam is the national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a member of the party's national executive.


Women's summit a bid to remove Delhi's 'rape capital' taint

By Parvati Tampi,

New Delhi : What has been done since the horrific Dec 16, 2012, gang-rape and murder? What remains to be done? These are just two of many questions that will be raised at the Women of India Leadership Summit later this month that was conceived as a direct response to what happened two years ago.


Asma Nama: I Can Marry Four. What about you?

By Asma Anjum Khan, teaches English, talks a lot, read her at your own risk.

[follow her:@asmaanjumkhan] # fourmarriages,#islam#the prophetmuhammadpbuh #widowremarriage#polygmay#khulaa#culture#monogamy# H.Aaishah RA

Saturdays usually signal the end of a hectic week. A soothing sensation after doing time for the last six days begins to engulf me. After my talk, a sister comes and hugs, nothing unusual; but a continuous stream of tears, from her eyes was. Her visage with droplets smearing it appeared a bit white. My little talk about H.Aaishah RA and other Ummahatul Momineen had touched her, she said. When probed about the weepy act; her reply not just stunned but kept haunting me for the next few weeks.

74.5 lakh Haryana women eligible to vote

Chandigarh : Nearly 74.5 lakh women voters will be eligible to cast their vote in the October 15 assembly elections in Haryana, election department officials said here Monday.

Haryana has a total of over 1.62 crore voters.

The number of women voters has swelled from 59.67 lakh in the 2009 assembly polls to nearly 74.5 lakh this time. The voters' list has been updated till July 31 this year.

In the 1967 state election, when voters of the then newly created Haryana voted for the first time, there were only over 20.57 lakh women electorates.

3,000 jobs for women in Saudi outsourcing centre

Riyadh : The first Saudi all-female business process outsourcing (BPO) service centre will aim to provide 3,000 jobs to Saudi women in the next three years, a media report said Monday.

The BPO centre, which was inaugrated in Riyadh Sunday, was jointly opened by Saudi Aramco, General Electric (GE) and Indian IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Arab News Reported.

Woman's decomposed body found in Delhi

New Delhi: The decomposed body of a 22-year-old woman, missing since Sep 10, was recovered from a wooded area just across the sprawling presidential estate, police said Sunday.

The body was recovered Saturday from Buddha Jayanti Park, they said, adding that the deceased was a resident of central Delhi's Anand Parbat area.

"The matter came to light when a gardener noticed some foul smell emanating from the bushes. The gardener went inside and found a decomposed body lying there," said a police official.


Ex-NCP minister booked for sexual assault

Mumbai:A former Nationalist Congress Party minister Laxmanrao Dhoble has been accused of sexual assault by a woman college employee, officials said.

"We have registered a complaint based on the statement by the victim. Further investigations are going on and we shall take appropriate steps accordingly," Deputy Commissioner of Police B. Rajput said.

Despite repeated attempts, Dhoble, a legislator from Solapur, was not available on phone and did not respond to messages Saturday.


Rebuked for using mobile phones, two girls commit suicide

Agartala: Two teenaged girls committed suicide after their hostel superintendent and parents rebuked them for using mobile phones, police said here Saturday.

Three class 10 girls of the Takarjala higher secondary school in Western Tripura were reprimanded for secretly using mobile phones which is against the hostel norms, police said.

"After being admonished by the hostel superintendent and parents, the three girls left their hostel Thursday and two of them committed suicide by hanging from a tree near the school," a police spokesman said.


Women on Wings targets 1 mn rural jobs by 2018

New Delhi : A social enterprise, Women on Wings targets to create one million jobs for women in rural India by 2018, an official said Wednesday.

Founder Ellen Tacoma told a roundtable meeting here: "Being economically independent is so important for women. We target to create one million jobs for women in rural India by working with Indian organisations. We have a target to touch 170,000 jobs by the end of 2014."

Women on Wings that provides business consultancy to social entrepreneurs was founded in September 2007 in the Netherlands and has a presence in India since 2010.