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Tax officer's wife booked for running sex racket

Gurgaon: The wife of a tax officer has been booked here for running a sex racket, police said Wednesday.

The racket operating out of a spa and massage parlour, located on the second floor of DT City Centre Mall here on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, was busted Tuesday evening.

"The parlour was being run by Kanta Sharma. We have sent her notice to join the investigation and will grill her soon," Sandeep Kumar, chief of Sector 29 police station, told IANS.

Kanta's husband is an excise and taxation officer posted in Gurgaon.

People talking of women's security are snooping on them: Priyanka

Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh): For the second consecutive day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday targeted the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Speaking at an election meeting in her mother Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency, she directly attacked Modi by telling the crowd "he was listening to conversations of women".

BJP's P.C. Sorcar faces sexual harassment case

Kolkata: P.C. Sorcar, famed magician and BJP candidate from West Bengal's Barasat, is facing a case of sexual harassment pending against him.

Sorcar has been accused of "physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures, and making sexually coloured remarks" under section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code. The case is now pending before a court in North 24 Parganas district.

The offence carries a maximum punishment of rigorous imprisonment of three years.

Why women's safety not in poll campaign, ask activists

New Delhi : Rights practitioners, lawyers and thought leaders Wednesday asked why was women's safety not of pivotal concern in the ongoing elections, and called for greater awareness about the issue.

"The Indian election manifesto is short. According to a poll, 91 percent of the voters said in these elections, violence against women was the number two priority, after corruption," Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nandy said, also stressing why governments need to be pressurized into working on women's safety issues.

NHRC asks UP Police for report on woman's gang rape

New Delhi : The NHRC Tuesday sought a report from Uttar Pradesh Police following a media report that officials refused to file a complaint in a gang rape case.

Taking suo motu cognizance of the media report, according to which a woman was gang-raped in Haidergarh area of Barabanki district April 13, the National Human Rights Commission asked the senior superintendent of police to file a report within four weeks.

2014 Election: TV actress hope for better education, women's security

Mumbai : The 16th Lok Sabha elections are underway and actresses like Jennifer Winget and Deepika Singh sat that once the new government comes to power, it should work towards education for all, security for women and eradication of child labour.

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Woman ministry should intervene in 'honour killing' cases: Court

New Delhi : A court here has asked the central women and child development ministry to intervene in the matter of "honour killing" so that medical and legal assistance, professional psychological counselling, shelter and other support is provided to the survivors.

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JD-U woman legislator resigns, to contest LS polls

Patna : A woman legislator of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United Monday resigned from the party and said she will to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Vaishali constituency as an independent candidate.

"I have resigned from the JD-U because there was no respect for me in the party," said Annu Shukla, wife of former MP Munna Shukla, who is in jail in connection with a murder case.

Annu Shukla last month revolted against the JD-U and threatened to contest from Vaishali after being denied a party ticket.

Tejpal's plea: SC issues notice to Goa government

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Goa government on the bail plea by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail for the alleged sexual assault on a junior woman colleague in Goa.

Woman held for extorting Delhi bizman

New Delhi: A 30-year-old woman has been arrested from Rajasthan for trying to extort money from a Delhi businessman by threatening to trap him in a rape case using an obscene video footage, police said Sunday.

The woman had managed to extort Rs.5 lakh out of the businessman but her later demand for over Rs.1.5 crore forced the victim to approach the police.

Meenakshi, a resident of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, was arrested Saturday from Jaipur while receiving Rs.40 lakh, part of the extortion money.

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