Check crimes against women: NHRC to Gurgaon police

New Delhi : The NHRC has issued notice to the Gurgaon police commissioner over the increasing number of crimes against women.

Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports that indicated a rise in kidnapping, rape and murder of women in the satellite city of Delhi, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked for a report within four weeks.

"The Commission has observed that the reports, if true, raise an issue of the state's failure to protect its subjects, particularly the girl child, who were being kidnapped, raped and murdered," NHRC said in a statement Thursday.


'Safety of women tourists top priority'

New Delhi : Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik Thursday said the safety and security of all tourists, especially women, remains the top priority of the government and the ministry is framing guidelines for state governments to ensure this.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the day-long "State Tourism Ministers Conference" here, Naik said in-bound tourism has shown growth since June 2014 and foreign tourist arrivals grew by 9 percent.


Rahul calls for 'tsunami of women members' in Congress

New Delhi : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday called for a "tsunami of women members in the Congress" and said his party will field women candidates in the upcoming assembly elections wherever possible.

"We have to transform the organisational structure of the Congress. There has to be a tsunami of women members in the Congress," Gandhi said.

He was speaking at a function 'Sankalp Diwas' organised here by the All India Mahila Congress to commemorate former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary.

Congress committed to women's reservation bill: Sonia

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said her party was committed to the women's reservation bill that seeks to provide 33 percent reservation to women in parliament and the state legislatures.

"Congress passed the women's reservation bill in the Rajya Sabha. For some reason it could not be passed in the Lok Sabha," she said addressing women party workers here.

Sonia Gandhi said though her party was in opposition now, it was committed to the women's reservation bill and would put pressure on the NDA government for its passage in parliament.

Probe begins into Odisha student's suicide

Bhubaneswar: A probe has been initiated into the suicide of a tribal woman student a week ago in Odisha's Gajapati district after she did not get her stipend released from the authorities for more than a year, an official said Wednesday.

"The government has directed me to investigate and submit a report within 15 days. I have began the probe," Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Southern Division) Bikash Chandra Mohapatra told IANS.

IAF approves women in combat roles

By Gulshan Luthra,

New Delhi : Induction of women officers in combat roles in the Indian Air Force (IAF) now seems possible.

The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, indicated this in an interview with India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in ) when he said that their chances "in the near future are very bright."

He pointed out that IAF had had already opened all branches for induction of women as Short Service Commission (SSC) officers, except in the fighter stream of the flying branch.


Is (only) Jamia Nagar ‘bad’ for Women?

By Mahtabnama,

Having lived in Jamia Nagar for almost half of my life (nearly 14 years), last week, I was startled to read the heading of an anecdotal piece of writing in Okhlatimes.com, Is Jamia Nagar bad for women? A firsthand account from Aamna.

Maiden session of B.Ed. at Ajmal Women College inaugurated

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: The maiden session of Bachelor of Education section of Maryam Ajmal Women College of Science and Technology was inaugurated at Hojai in Assam’s Nagaon district on Monday with the presence of several dignitaries.

BJP reluctant to table women's reservation bill: AIWC

New Delhi : All India Women's Congress president Shobha Oza Monday said the BJP government was reluctant to table the women's reservation bill in parliament and this was in stark contrast to its election manifesto that stressed on women's emancipation.

She said the AIWC will hold a "Sankalp Diwas" August 20, the birth anniversary of Congress leader and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, and press for 33 percent women's reservation in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

WPI urges MEA to intervene for repatriation of stranded Indian women workers in Saudi Arabia

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Welfare Party of India national president Mujtaba Farooque, in a letter to Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, the Minister for Foreign Affairs urged her to intervene for repatriation of the 32 Indian women workers stranded for months in Saudi Arabia.

Urdu news daily Siasat of Hyderabad carried the news on 13th August that these 32 hapless women were cheated by recruiting agencies with promises of decent jobs and now they are languishing at a shelter home operated by Saudi Arabian interior ministry in Riyadh.