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Jind gang-rape and murder: Accused's family allege torture, physical abuse of minors by Haryana police 20.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
The family of the main accused in the Jind gang-rape and murder, who was found dead earlier this week have alleged torture by the police, it has been reported. According to an Indian Express report, the family has alleged torture and illegal detention. Family members have alleged that the accused’s father, brother and two other relatives were detained by the police last week, and were only allowed to return home on Thursday. The accused’s father has even alleged that the police tortured his son and nephew who are minors.   Earlier, Haryana police said that the body of the main accused bore no sign of external or internal injuries. The body was found on Tuesday night from the Bhakhra Canal at Budehra head near Jyotisar. The post-mortem examination had been conducted by a board of doctors from the Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College in Sonepat. Kurukshetra Police had earlier said the body of the Class XII student was found in a decomposed condition and was identified by his parents from a tattoo on his ...
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SC upholds HC order acquitting filmmaker in rape case 19.1.2018 Rediff: News
The apex court rejected the plea filed by the 30-year-old woman, saying it would not interfere with the high court's "well-written judgment".
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Supreme Court dismisses plea against Peepli Live director’s acquittal in rape case 19.1.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea filed by a US researcher challenging the Delhi High Court verdict acquitting Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case. The apex court rejected the plea filed by the 30-year-old woman, saying it would not interfere with the high court's verdict which is a "well-written judgement". "We are not satisfied. We will not interfere with the high court verdict. It is a well-written judgment," the bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said. Farooqui was earlier convicted and sentenced to seven years jail term by a trial court here in August 2016. However, the high court had allowed Farooqui's appeal last year and had acquitted him in the case. The police had on June 19, 2015, lodged the FIR against Farooqui on the woman's complaint after which he was arrested. On July 29, 2015, the police had filed its charge sheet against Farooqui alleging he had raped the research scholar from Columbia University at his Sukhdev Vihar house in ...
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Another woman gang-raped in Haryana: Sixth case recorded in four days 19.1.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
In another case that highlights the lack of women’s safety in Haryana, a Gurugram college student was pulled into a car earlier this week and raped by two of her captors. According to a report in The Times of India , the abduction happened at around 2 pm at Farrukhnagar. The two men drove into a nearby forested stretch, parked their car by the roadside and raped the woman. They then threw her out of the car and returned her clothes only after she agreed not to tell anyone. A police complaint was filed only on Thursday when the woman told her father about it. The case is the sixth rape case reported in Haryana since January 13, when a woman was found gang-raped and murdered near a canal. Earlier, amid mounting attack from the opposition over deteriorating law and order, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, "Such incidents are unfortunate. We'll take strict action and tie up all loose ends. We have made changes in the police administration and transferred a few officers." "I appeal political ...
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James Franco will attend SAG Awards ceremony amid sexual harassment claims 18.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
After side-stepping the Critics' Choice Awards in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, James Franco is set to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards this Sunday. According to Page Six, this will be the first time the 39-year-old actor will be seen at a public event, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, including former acting students he taught. A source said, "James will still attend the SAG Awards because there is no reason not to. He will carry on supporting the cause and moving forward."   Franco was last seen during a pre-recorded appearance on Seth Meyers' late show which aired on January 10. The star is nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor category for his new movie The Disaster Artist. He won the Best Actor in a Comedy for the role at The Golden Globes as well as at Critics' Choice Awards. The 39-year-old actor is also reportedly reaching out to his exes and asking about his behaviour toward them. Article ...
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Haryana horror: Accused in Jind rape and murder found dead near Bhakra canal 18.1.2018 DNA: Top News
The body of an 18-year-old boy, who was identified as the main suspect in the gang-rape and murder of a minor girl in Haryana, was pulled out a canal on Tuesday night adding more complexity to what has been a horrific week in that state. Family members of the boy had denied that he had any role to play in the minor girl’s death, telling Hindustan Times that ‘he could not even harm a rat.’ The teenager was found dead a week after he and the 15-year-old girl went missing from Jhansa village in Haryana’s Kurukshetra. The girl’s body was found on January 12 near a canal in neighbouring Jind district. She had been raped and the teenager was the main suspect. The Class X student's half-naked body was found on Saturday from near the bank of a canal in a village in Jind district after she had gone missing last Tuesday. She was brutally assaulted, her private parts mutilated and some of the vital organs ruptured, police had said earlier. Some of the victim's teachers recalled that she was a bright student whose ...
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Haryana shocker: Top cop says rapes part of society 18.1.2018 DNA: India
Indifference and apathy towards rape victims in Haryana was shown up once again on Wednesday. Even as Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured that there would be strict action against the accused involved in the alleged rape and killing of two minor Dalit girls in separate incidents, a top Haryana cop stated that "rapes are a part of society and have been there since forever," sparking mass anger on social media. The statement was made by the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Ambala Range, RC Mishra. "It's part of society. Such incidents have been taking place since forever. Role of police is to probe, nab criminal and prove things. We're leaving no stone unturned to do that. We must work to stop such incidents from recurring," Mishra said. In one of the incidents, a 15-year-old girl, who was missing since last Tuesday after she left home for tuition classes, was found near a canal at Budha Khera village in Jind district's Safidon town. She was found brutally assaulted, her private parts ...
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Sexism in film industry: Rima Kallingal says #TimesUp 17.1.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
'How long do you dumb down, how long do you stay silent,' the actor asks at TEDx.
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Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide 17.1.2018 Rediff: Sports
Kyle Stephens, pausing to compose herself during Nassar's sentencing hearing in a courtroom in Lansing, Michigan, on Tuesday, said the doctor, a family friend, began molesting her when she was 6 years old and her parents did not believe her when she told them.
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Time's Up: Matt Damon wants to take a backseat and keep his mouth shut 17.1.2018 DNA: Top News
After being criticised for his controversial remarks on sexual harassment in Hollywood, actor Matt Damon said that he vows to spend more time listening and less time talking. While giving an interview to a leading US channel, when asked what he'd learn from the criticism of his comments, the 47-year-old actor replied, "I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this. I don't want to further anybody's pain with anything that I do or say. So for that, I am really sorry."   The Downsizing star also noted that she loves and respects the women that are coming ahead and speaking about their horrific experiences with the #TimesUp movement. "(With) Time's Up, a lot of those women are my dear friends, and I love them and respect them and support what they're doing," explained Damon. He concluded his comments by saying that he wants to be a part of the change that has been happening in the industry but feels that he should take a backseat for a while and keep his mouth shut. This response comes ...
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Haryana suffered Rs 126 crore loss during Dera violence 16.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The violence that erupted after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted of rape by special CBI in Panchkula has lead to Haryana suffering loss of Rs 126 crores.  Soon after self-styled Ram Rahim was convicted of rape charges on August 25, 2017, violence clashes erupted in Haryana's Panchkula as many public and private properties were damaged and many lives were claimed. Police fired in the air, lobbed tear gas and let loose water cannons on the protesters which included a large number of women. .According to TOI report, the total expenditure incurred in controlling Dera violence was Rs 1,26,68,71,700 with Ambala district suffering highest loss of  Rs 46.84 crore. The second district to suffer maximum loss was Fatehabad with Rs 14.87 crore spent on resources used to control the situation.  While Sirsa, where the Dera headquarters is location, suffered Rs 13.57 crore loss and Panchkula, where the verdict was announced and 36 people were killed during the violence, suffered losses worth Rs ...
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Attack on couples by khap panchayat illegal: SC 16.1.2018 Rediff: News
The apex court said if an adult man and woman marry, no khap, panchayat, individual or society can question them.
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Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually harassed by former team doctor 16.1.2018 Sify Finance
[India], January 16 (ANI): Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles has become the latest entrant in the string of big personalities speaking about their horrifying experiences of sexual harassment
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Haryana: 4 rapes reported in past 24 hrs 16.1.2018 DNA: Top News
In yet another case of brutal sexual assault in Haryana, a 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly mutilating the private parts of a 10-year-old girl by inserting a wooden object, police said on Monday. The incident, which took place on Sunday, in an area near Pinjore, comes barely days after two minor Dalit girls were allegedly raped and killed in separate incidents in the state. In one of the cases, a 15-year-old school student, was brutally assaulted and her private parts were mutilated. The girl's family has lodged a complaint, following which the man was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Assistant Sub- Inspector, Pinjore police station, Brij Pal said. The man, who is a distant relative of the victim, allegedly inserted a wooden object into her private parts, police said. Attacking the Khattar government over four rape incidents in the past 24 hours, the Congress on Monday said Haryana ...
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Two brothers rape minor girl, then set her ablaze in UP's Hamirpur 15.1.2018 DNA: Top News
In a shocking incident, a minor girl was burnt alive after being gangraped by two brothers of the same village in Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Following an outcry and violent protest by villagers, one of the accused was arrested and efforts were on to nab his brother. The police said that the arrested accused has confessed the crime. The police said that the minor girl was alone on Sunday evening when two brothers of the same village entered her house and raped her one by one. Fearing that the girl might reveal their identity, they poured kerosene and set her ablaze alive. The girl’s younger brother returned home and saw them burning her sister. The accused tried to eliminate him too but he managed to escape and raised an alarm. The accused escaped before the villagers rushed to catch them. Her charred body was found in a room. The shocking incident was reported from Majhgawa village in Hamirpur.   The girl’s marriage was fixed for April 2018 in Madhya Pradesh and her parents had gone out for ...
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Haryana horror: Minor gang-raped and murdered; mutilated body found near canal 15.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
A 15-year-old girl body with mutilated private parts was found in Haryana’s Jind district. The body of the minor was found near a canal in Budhakhera village of Jind district on Sunday. Initial investigation indicates that the girl was gang raped and killed. “The body was found in the fields with injury marks. We have registered an FIR under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” Deputy SP Kaptan Singh told ANI, and added that two Special Investigation Teams (SIT) have been constituted for investigation in the case Singh informed that the body has been sent to Rohtak forensic lab for a postmortem. “It seems like she doesn’t belong to Jind district. Someone may have brought her here,” Singh said. The girl has missing since January 9 from Kurukshetra. Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured the culprit in the case would be nabbed soon. “Culprit has been identified and I’m sure he will soon be nabbed,” Khattar told reporters in Karnal. Article ...
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'Master of None' star Aziz Ansari responds to sexual harassment claim against him 15.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Master of None star Aziz Ansari has responded to the sexual harassment allegations made against him by a 23-year-old woman he briefly dated in September 2017. The woman came forward to tell her story when she saw Ansari win his first Golden Globe Award for his Netflix series wearing a 'Time's Up' pin on his lapel. The graphic account of the night by the woman alleges that Ansari ignored her verbal and non-verbal cues that she was uncomfortable with his acts in his New York City apartment. Responding to the claim, the 34-year-old comedian issued a statement via his publicist. "In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual," the statement read. "The next day, I got a text from her saying that although “it may have seemed okay,” upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that ...
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No state info on Nirbhaya Fund use: RTI 15.1.2018 DNA: Mumbai
An RTI query on Nirbhaya Fund has revealed that states have not sent any information on their victim compensation to the central government so far. In an RTI filed by Lucknow-based activist Nutan Thakur, Ministry of Home Affairs replied that “so far no state has intimated them of notification of their victim compensation scheme, the states neither sought financial assistance from central government nor have provided the utilization certificates”. The RTI had requested to provide which states have notified victim compensation scheme, which states have sought financial assistance from central government and have provided the utilization certificates under Central Victim Compensation Fund Scheme (Nirbhaya Fund). The reply by Krishna Kumar, Deputy Secretary, further said no meeting of the Empowered Committee to be held every quarter under Joint Secretary of Home Ministry has happened so far. Under the guidelines of Central Victim Compensation Fund Scheme (CVCF), the state has to provide all details to the ...
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Harassment or Bad Date? Twitter divided over sexual assault allegation against Aziz Ansari 14.1.2018 DNA: Mumbai
All hell broke loose on social media on Sunday, when Master of None star Aziz Ansari was accused of sexually assaulting a woman he had dated in September 2017. A Brooklyn-based photographer shared a first-hand account of how a date with the actor turned into a nightmare. Ansari, for the uninitiated is one of the most vocal feminists in Hollywood and had once famously said: “I feel like if you do believe that, if you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you’re feminist, you have to say yes because that is how words work,” he says, joking, “You can’t be like, ‘Oh yeah I’m a doctor that primarily does diseases of the skin.’ Oh, so you’re a dermatologist? ‘Oh no, that’s way too aggressive of a word! No no not at all not at all.”  In the article of Babe.net, the lady called it ‘by far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had’. Revealing the graphic details, Grace claimed that when after the date they returned to Ansari's posh Tribeca apartment, the actor grew aggressive and ...
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LIVE! Aziz Ansari accused of sexually assaulting woman 14.1.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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