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FULL TEXT of Sushma's address at UNGA 24.9.2017 Rediff: News
'We are completely engaged in fighting poverty; alas, our neighbour Pakistan seems only engaged in fighting us.'
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Full text of Sushma Swaraj's speech at UN General Assembly 23.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
Mr President, Let me begin by offering my heartiest congratulations on your election as President of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. For those of us fortunate to represent our nations as Foreign Minister this is a particularly happy event: one of us has this honour. Mr President, India welcomes your efforts to place people at the heart of international diplomacy as you shape policy and lend direction to world affairs from your august chair. I thank you for the theme you have chosen: 'Focusing on people: Striving for peace and a decent life on a sustainable planet'. People, peace, decency, sustenance and focus define a noble objective. Mr President: The United Nations was established for the welfare, security, harmony, rights and economic progress of the people of our world. India fully supports your efforts in this great mission.  I had spoken before this Assembly last year as well. It is a year that has seen much change both in this Assembly and the world it represents. We have a new Secretary ...
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In PM Modi's Varanasi, BHU girls begin indefinite hunger strike, tonsure head to protest molestation on campus 23.9.2017 DNA: Money
At a time when the government is raising awareness with its 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign, the girls of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency are feeling unsafe. The girl students of Banaras Hindu University, one of India's premier educational institute, are on warpath against molestation incidents on the campus. The students, who have been protesting against Thursday's incident of eve-teasing, began their indefinite hinger strike on Saturday. The anger among the students is very evident. Akansha Singh, a student of Arts Faculty, tonsured her head in protest. She alleged that three boys molested a girl of the Bachelor of Fine Arts near Kala Bhawan on BHU campus on Thursday night. The victim cried for help and but guards posted just 20 metres away refused to come to her rescue. The victim lodged a complaint with the hostel warden and Chief Proctor also but they refused to initiate any action in view of the Prime Minister's  two-day visit to Varanasi. “You all keep quite till the ...
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Godman Falahari Maharaj arrested on charge of rape 23.9.2017 Rediff: News
As per the complaint, the parents of the woman, who is studying law in Jaipur, are followers of Falahari Maharaj for the past several years.
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LIVE! 2 BSF jawans among 7 injured in Pak shelling 23.9.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Karnataka: Three-year-old raped, murdered by uncle 23.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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Film producer Karim Morani surrenders in rape case 23.9.2017 TOI: Entertainment
Bollywood producer Karim Morani has surrendered to police here in connection with a rape case hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his bail plea, authorities confirmed on Saturday.
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Mumbai: Actor arrested for raping live-in partner 22.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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15-yr-old forced into marriage endured torture for two years 22.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
A 15-year-old girl of Jaga community who was forced to marry a person double her age around two years ago, was on Thursday rescued by the members of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) from her parent’s home in Kethoon town of Kota district.  The minor girl, in a written complaint to State Commission for Woman and CWC, complained about harassment, thrashing and of forcibly marrying her off at an early age by parents and in-laws. The minor, three days ago also went to the police station, but instead of being heard, she was allegedly thrashed by female constables. The victim in her complaint alleged that she was forcibly married to a man of about 30 years after the death of her mother. Her father is a drug addict and a mentally retarded, she added. As she was continuously harassed at her in-laws’ home in Sathur village of Bundi district, she eventually returned to her parental home a few days ago. The husband of the minor victim, identified as Ravi Jaga came to Kethoon town to take her back with him, but she ...
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Judge gets court relief in harassment case 22.9.2017 DNA: Top News
A senior sitting judge of the labour court in Surendranagar district, who had been facing sexual harassment allegations by a lawyer, recently received High Court reprieve, when it quashed proceedings against him, concluding that initiating proceedings based on oral representation alone will contradict the very guidelines laid down by the court itself. The first division bench of chief justice R Subhash Reddy and justice Vipul Panholi, while disposing of the petition filed on June 22, 2017, by Girish Soni, also quashed and set aside a departmental inquiry, which was initiated against him based on an order passed by the Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaint Committee in Rajkot District Court. The order was passed after the woman made an oral complaint before the committee. The court observed, “In the absence of a written complaint, initiating disciplinary proceedings pursuant to an oral representation made are contrary to the rules and norms laid down in other identical cases.” The court also noted, ...
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Sonia Gandhi reaches out to Modi on women's bill 22.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to use the BJP's majority in the Lok Sabha and ensure the passage of the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill. The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 during the Congress-led UPA's rule, but it has not been tabled in the Lower House since then. The legislation guarantees 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies, ensuring a stronger women's voice at the top that is expected to lead to policies and laws to help fight abuse, discrimination and inequality. Sonia wrote the letter on Wednesday evening, amid a buzz within the Congress that she might end her 19-year tenure as party president by October 31 in favour of her son Rahul Gandhi. "I am writing to request you to take advantage of your majority in the Lok Sabha to now get the Women's Reservation Bill Passed in the Lower House as well," she said in the letter, adding that the Bill has languished in the Lok Sabha for one reason or ...
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SC allows two rape victims to abort, orders preservation of fetus for DNA test to nail accused 22.9.2017 TOI: India
The Supreme Court on Thursday permitted two minor girls to terminate their pregnancies caused by rapes and added a new dimension by ordering preservation of the foetuses to help nail the accused during the sexual assault case trial.
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Movie Review: Bhoomi 21.9.2017 TOI: Entertainment
​Watch Bhoomi for Dutt. He’s from that era of larger-than-life heroes who get you to whistle even when he is killing people.
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SC allows minor rape victims to abort fetus 21.9.2017 TOI: Home
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Curchorem man booked for raping girl 21.9.2017 TOI: Cities
The Margao town police on Wednesday booked an offence against Gilbert Borges on charges of raping a minor girl residing at Margao. Borges, they said, was a resident of Curchorem.
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Good news! Next Munnabhai starts in 2018 21.9.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Can't make Munnabhai Chale Amerika kyunki mere ko American visa nahi milta hai, toh Amerika cancel hai.'
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Slapped at home? Child can report to 1090 Powerline 21.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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Girl accuses Alwar 'godman' of rape, police raid ashram 21.9.2017 TOI: Jaipur
A 21-year-old girl from Chhattisgarh has lodged a rape case against a famous self-styled 'godman' of Alwar, Sant Kaushlendra Falahari Maharaj.
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Mahila cops to keep vigil during Navratri festival 21.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
In a move to step up its security during Navratri, the city police have extended the duty hours from 9 pm to 1 pm. Sleuths of local police and Mahila crime branch will be deployed across the city to maintain peace. The cops have created three teams which will closely monitor the 58 garba venues during the nine-day festival. In order to avoid traffic snarls, at least across the main city arteries, the cops will also deploy teams outside the venues. As per Mahila crime branch officials, around three teams of Mahila police officers have been formed, who will be traditionally dressed during celebrations. The cops will also keep a special watch with CCTV footage to prevent any harassment of women. Besides, the cops in uniform will also be deployed across all venues. Panna Mommaya, ACP Mahila Crime branch, said, "The teams will be deployed in both western and eastern parts of the city. For safety of women, our officials will be deployed across major garba venues. The woman officers will also be present at ...
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Teens risk suicide, drugs and AIDS due to gender "straitjacket" 20.9.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Gender stereotypes put girls as young as 10 at risk of HIV/AIDS and depression, and lead boys to abuse drugs and commit suicide, a major study across 15 countries said on Wednesday. Children around the world - in liberal and conservative cultures - internalise damaging beliefs that boys are aggressive troublemakers, while vulnerable girls need protection, at a much younger age than previously thought, the research found. "Before this study, there was a general belief that at 10 or 11 years of age, (adolescents) were not clued into any issues around gender norms and values," Robert Blum, director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, said. "Young adolescents do not live in the world of childhood... they live in a transitional era where they're acutely aware of what's going on," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The U.S.-based university and the World Health Organization interviewed about 450 adolescents over four years in countries ranging from the United States and Belgium to Malawi and ...
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