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Ministry of Women & Child Development receives the ‘Best Performing Social Sector Ministry’ SKOCH Award for its Achievements and Initiatives 22.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Lauding the achievements of the Ministry of Women and Child Development in delivering the promises made and for its significant achievements and initiatives from the last 4 years, SKOCH has conferred the ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ award on the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
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Only 25% of India's workforce is female, says McKinsey report 20.6.2018 Rediff: Business
The report suggests India in the longer term needs to create far more jobs in the formal organised sector -- 97 per cent of all female worker activity is in the informal sector
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The general election will be the dirtiest yet 20.6.2018 Rediff: Columns
'It promises to get much, much darker before the dawn.'
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Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj joins probe in rape case 20.6.2018 DNA: Money
Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj on Tuesday afternoon reached the office of the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police to join the investigation in connection with the rape case filed against him by his disciple. The Delhi Police had earlier visited his Ashram in Pali, Rajasthan but did not find him there following which summons were issued to him to join the probe. The victim had also accompanied the police to the Pali ashram. Daati Maharaj was questioned for around four hours before he was let off. Sources said he would be questioned again soon. Maharaj faces charges under sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural sex) and 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code based on the complaint of a 25-year-old woman. The woman had told the police that she was sexually assaulted by the self-styled godman. The Delhi Police had registered a case at the Fatehpur Beri police station after which the case was transferred to the Crime Branch. The Delhi Police had issued a lookout circular against Daati Maharaj, ensuring that he ...
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Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launches Handbook on legal processes for Police in respect of Crime against Children 19.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD), Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched the “Handbook on legal processes for Police in respect of Crime against Children” at a function here today.
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Of 1 billion firearms in the world, 857 million in US civilian hands: Report 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 per cent, are in the United States, which is "more than those held by civilians in the other top 25 countries combined." "The key to the United States, of course, is its unique gun culture," the report's author, Aaron Karp, said at a news conference. "American civilians buy an average of 14 million new firearms every year, and that means the United States is an overwhelming presence on civilian markets." The report said the numbers include legal and illegal firearms in civilian hands, ranging from improvised craft weapons to factory-made handguns, rifles, shotguns and, in some countries, even machine guns. The estimate of over 1 billion firearms worldwide at the end of 2017 also includes 133 million such weapons held by government military forces and 22.7 million by law ...
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'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner reveals how Sansa Stark's character connects her to 'Me Too' 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Game of Thrones  star Sophie Turner says the story arc of her character Sansa Stark resembles to the advent of the #MeToo campaign. The 22-year-old actor, who plays the eldest Stark daughter in the HBO's epic fantasy show, said like many women who have raised their voices after having suffered sexual abuse for years, her Sansa gradually took charge of the situation. "It's funny the way (my storyline) is kind of mirroring what's happening in real life, in every industry right now. It's really interesting how all of these women who were subjected to a lot of horror and oppression are taking a stand against the people who have done this to them. "I think that's why I connected with the #MeToo movement so much. Not just because of being a woman and obviously being a feminist, but also that character," Turner told Screen International. From being a meek girl who was abused by King Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton, Sansa has grown to become a woman in control of her own destiny. "She's used everything she's ...
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Airtel row: Omar Abdullah lashes out at trolls who sent death threats to girl who wanted Hindu rep 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, whose tweet on the Airtel controversy had created quite a stir lashed out at the trolls who had issued death threats to Pooja Singh, whose tweet demanding a Hindu customer representative from the mobile phone firm, had created furor on social media. “I hold no brief for the bigoted Airtel customer but those of you flooding her timeline with hate & abuse are as bad, if not worse, than her. If you can’t occupy the high ground it’s best to exit the ground altogether,” Omar tweeted on Tuesday. I hold no brief for the bigoted Airtel customer but those of you flooding her timeline with hate & abuse are as bad, if not worse, than her. If you can’t occupy the high ground it’s best to exit the ground altogether. — Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 19, 2018 Earlier, Pooja Singh, who had received a number of death threats on social media tweeted, “I simply made a request to change representative from Muslim to Hindu as my experience in past was not good and ...
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Rajasthan: Angry in mob Pratapgarh district pelts stones at cops, damages property 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
An angry mob, in Pratapgarh district pelted stones at a police station and damaged the property, on Monday, while agitating after a local tribal leader was arrested by the cops in connection with a minor’s rape.  The mob even snatched away a rifle from a guard after which the cops had to resort to use of force to scatter the mob. Tear gas shells were fired to disperse the crowd. Additional forces have been deployed till the time normalcy returns to the affected area. The incident occurred in Salamgarh town of the district. “Two weeks back, a minor girl was raped in Salamgarh after which a meeting had been called at Sakhthali where a few speakers, with their speeches, motivated the crowd to take law in their hands so that pressure can be mounted on cops to free an accused. The police had to resort to use of force to maintain law and order and after this the situation turned worst. The cops also arrested a tribal leader for inciting the crowd,” officials said. However, on Monday, hundreds of people holding ...
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Huma Qureshi on MeToo campaign: It's not going to happen in Bollywood until senior actresses speak up 18.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Actor Huma Qureshi believes the #MeToo campaign worked in Hollywood because a lot of senior female actors came forward with their stories of sexual harassment, something which has not happened in the Hindi film industry. The campaign, which sparked off a movement in Hollywood late last year, top actors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, along with people from other walks of life shared their stories of sexual abuse. In contrast, only a handful of Bollywood stars have spoken about sexual harassment prevalent in the industry and that too without taking any names. Asked if it was disheartening that the movement never arrived in Bollywood, Qureshi told PTI, "It's not going to happen (in Bollywood) and the reason is, it worked in Hollywood because a lot of senior and respected actresses spoke about it. That's what really gives the #MeToo movement a lot of momentum. I really hope and pray it happens in India. But I feel we should not wait for this campaign to happen just in the film industry, ...
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One in three girls fears sexual violence in public places: Study 18.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
One in three girls fears sexual violence in public places: Study
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Welcome to Philippines, land where tech has turned couples into cybersex child traffickers 18.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
It was the half-naked girls running from room to room upon her arrival that made Filipina teenager Ruby fear the cyber cafe job she had been offered online might in fact be a sinister scam. Ruby's doubts turned to despair when her new employers - a husband and wife - dragged her in front of a computer and webcam and explained that her work would entail stripping and performing sex acts for paying customers across the globe. "It was like a bomb exploded," Ruby, now 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an empty church in Tagaytay city in the Philippines. "I had seen cybersex dens in TV shows and movies, but I didn't know that they existed in real life." "I had been totally fooled," Ruby added. "I was forced to do things you could not imagine a 16-year-old having to endure." Ruby is not a rare case but one of a rising number of ever-younger victims of cybersex trafficking - a form of modern-day slavery where children are abused and raped over livestreams. The Philippines is seen by rights groups as ...
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Why we must salute HRLN 17.6.2018 Rediff: News
The Human Rights Law Network -- a group of committed lawyers, paralegals and social activists -- is making justice accessible to people who can't defend themselves.
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Padma Lakshmi has a message for Trump. Who's listening? 17.6.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
The Top Chef star wrote a lengthy post about her childhood and her family's journey to the United States.
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Daati Maharaj case: Delhi Police looks for evidence in Pali 17.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
A team from crime branch of Delhi Police searched the ashram of Daati Maharaj alias Madan Rajasthani at Pali’s Alawas for “collection of evidence” in a rape case involving him.  The rape victim was accompanying the Delhi police personnel, sources said. The sleuths from the crime branch inspected the entire ashram along with the victim. The victim reportedly identified the location where she was allegedly raped by the godman who has a large following in Rajasthan. A 25-year-old girl from Rajasthan had accused Baba Daati Maharaj and his followers of gang raping her. The girl had filed a complaint with the Delhi Police last week. The case was filed in Fatehpuri Beri police station and then handed over to the Crime Branch, sources said.  The crime branch was scheduled to arrive in Pali on Saturday morning. “But the team reached Pali around three in the afternoon,” a police official said. The victim was sitting in a closed car along with the crime branch team. When the team of Crime Branch reached Alawas ...
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Rajasthan: Priest bobbitizes himself to prove clean character 17.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
A priest Anil Purohit of Seva Wali Sevagiri Dham, situated in the jungles near Madhan area of Behror district, cut his private part using a sharp weapon during a program being held at the Ashram on Friday. In an instinctive incident, Purohit took the above-mentioned action as he was distressed and hurt due to the news of rapes and harassment of women by the godmen coming out one after the other. After injuring himself with the sharp weapon, Purohit got badly injured and lost a lot of blood. He began shouting in pain and was then taken to a private hospital of Rewari by his devotees, followed by Neemrana. After that, Purohit was finally admitted to Kailash Hospital situated in Behror. But, due to the critical condition, he was then referred to Jaipur on Friday night itself. There were 300 to 400 people including women at the Sevagiri Dham when the priest decided to cut his private part. However, according to sources, priest Purohit was provoked by a devotee from Rewari, mentioning about the cases going on ...
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Madhya Pradesh: Professor arrested for raping minor student in Harda 16.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
A 48-year-old professor of a government polytechnic college in Madhya Pradesh's Harda district was arrested for allegedly raping a minor student, police said on Saturday.  "Ganesh Dave, a government polytechnic college professor in Harda was arrested on Friday after a 17-year-old student filed a complaint of rape," said Harda additional superintendent of police (ASP) Hemlata Kureel. The official said that Dave had been charged under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code as well as under relevant sections of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The ASP said that the professor allegedly lured the girl, a student of Class XI, on the pretext of imparting lessons and financing her higher education. The victim approached police after the professor began frequently demanding sexual favours, Kureel informed. Police said that investigations into how the girl and the professor, who also runs a dance class, came in contact were underway.   Article ...
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Oh, these self-appointed custodians of Islam and AMU! 15.6.2018 Rediff: Columns
The hounding of former AMU students by some alumni over their 'wining and dining' during Ramzan is deeply disturbing, says AMU Professor Mohammad Sajjad.
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UP shamed again, Assistant Professor repeatedly rapes student in coaching institute for months, arrested 14.6.2018 DNA: Top News
A minor girl was allegedly raped and threatened by an Assistant Professor in a private engineering college in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. The accused Deepak Saxena, who was also running a coaching Institute, has been arrested on the complaint of parents. A case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act has been registered against him. The parents of the victim came to know about the incident when the minor girl got pregnant and her condition deteriorated. Parents were shocked when the doctors, who attended on her, told that the girl was seven-month pregnant. When they enquired from their daughter, she told her tale of woes. The victim was a student of Saxena’s coaching classes. He first sexually assaulted her on November 17, 2017 in the institute after forcing her to stay back. When the 15-year-old High School student objected, he threatened to kill her parents. Sharing her rape ordeal, the girl told her parents that she was being raped by the ‘Sir’ in the institute premises for ...
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Defiant Putin welcomes World Cup as Russia win 14.6.2018 Rediff: Sports
Russia welcomed the world to the soccer World Cup on Thursday as fans streamed in, the hosts savoured a 5-0 victory on the pitch and President Vladimir Putin's government derided Western efforts to isolate him.
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