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Kathua protest in Mumbai: Congress worker claims molestation by party youth 19.4.2018 Latest News
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said he will issue the dos and don'ts to be followed during the protest marches or morcha when women are also participating in large numbers
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SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case 19.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case
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Demonstrations greet Modi in UK, turn aggressive as Indian tricolour ripped 19.4.2018 General News
Some groups protesting against atrocities in India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here have turned violent after a tricolour was torn down from one of the official flagpoles set up for all 53 Commonwealth countries. Modi, who is in the UK for bilateral talks and the multilateral Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), was greeted by protesters as he met his British counterpart Theresa May. Some of the protesters at Parliament Square yesterday turned aggressive after the Indian tricolour was torn down from the flagpole. A senior broadcast journalist from one of the leading Indian media channels covering the protests was caught in a violent scrum with some of the more aggressive pro-Khalistani protesters and Scotland Yard officers on duty had to step in to the rescue. The group is planning to file a complaint with the Metropolitan Police on the incident. "We have expressed our concerns with the British authorities and they have apologised for the incident. We have
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Fire breaks out in plywood godown 19.4.2018 General News
A major fire today broke out at a plywood godown in a residential area inside the walled city here, damaging the warehouse and several vehicles. However, no loss of life has been reported in the fire which broke out at around 2 am, probably due to short circuit, in Khutento Ka Rasta in Kishanpol bazaar, SHO of Kotwali police station Ashok Khatri said. People from the nearby houses were evacuated following the incident, he said. Four cars, one taxi and six scooters were damaged in the incident, Khatri said. Assistant fire officer Devang said 15 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. They had to ferry water for nearly 50 times to control the fire, the officer added.
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Re-train cops to deal with sexual offences: WCD Ministry 19.4.2018 General News
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has outlined necessary steps for dealing with sexual offences.In a letter to Chief Ministers of all States and Union Territories, Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi highlighted various steps to be taken to prevent and curb crimes against women and children.This comes at a time when the country is on the boil over Kathua and Unnao rape case.According to one of the steps, all police officers should be re-trained on various aspects of sexual offences particularly those related to collection and preservation of evidence.The ministry directed that instructions may be issued to all police officers that utmost priority is to be given to complete the investigation of cases of sexual offences against children as per the timelines of law.The letter also stated that the state governments must take strict action against those police officers who are found to be obstructing the investigation or colluding with the ...
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Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps 'very poor' 19.4.2018 Reuters: World News
YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday about "very poor conditions" in Rohingya refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, and said repatriation of the Muslim minority should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon ...
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Mishap averted after guard detects crack on Odisha rail track 19.4.2018 General News
A possible train mishap was averted today after an alert guard detected a crack on the railway track near Bahanaga station in Odisha's Balasore district. The crack between Soro and Bahanaga stations under South Eastern Railway was detected by the guard of 58005 Kharagpur-Khurda Road fast passenger train, said Station Master of Bahanaga Railway Station, Rabi Narayan Behera. The matter was reported to the authorities at the railway station and repair works were immediately undertaken, he said. All trains on the affected track was halted and the crack was repaired within a very short time, Behera said, adding, normal train services have already resumed. The development comes five days after six coal-laden wagons of a goods train travelled for 2 km without an engine between Khantapada and Bahanaga stations in Balasore district on the night of April 14. Earlier this month, 22 coaches of Ahmedabad-Puri Express with hundreds of passengers on board ran 13 km without the engine .
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48 MP, MLAs have declared cases of crime against women: ADR 19.4.2018 General News
At least 48 MPs and MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women, with BJP having the highest number of such politicans at 12, a report said today amid a nation-wide outrage over rape incidents, including in UP's Unnao where a ruling party lawmaker is an accused. "Out of 1,580 (33 per cent) MPs/MLAs analysed with declared criminal cases, 48 have declared cases related to crime against women," as per the report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). This includes 45 MLAs and 3 MPs, who have declared cases of crime against women such as charges related to assault of woman with intent to outrage her modesty, kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her to marriage, rape, domestic violence and trafficking, the Delhi-based think-tank said. Giving party-wise details, the report said that BJP has the highest number of MPs and MLAs ie 12, followed by Shiv Sena (7) and Trinamool Congress (6) who have declared cases related to crime against women. The report is based ..
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J-K: Bid to smuggle bovines foiled, 23 animals rescued 19.4.2018 General News
The police arrested two persons for allegedly trying to smuggle 23 bovines to Kashmir valley in Rajouri district. Police intercepted four vehicles carrying the animals in Thanamandi area of Rajouri district last night, a police officer said today. While two drivers were arrested and their vehicles seized, the two other drivers managed to flee, leaving their vehicles behind, he said, adding that 23 bovines were rescued. The intercepted vehicles were seized and a case was registered in this connection, the officer said.
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48 MPs, MLAs face charges of crime against women: ADR report 19.4.2018 General News
The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has revealed that out of 1580 MPs, MLAs with declared criminal cases, 48 are facing charges related to crimes against women, including rape charges.As per the ADR report, of 48, 45 MLAs and three MPs have cases of crimes against women.Among various recognised parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has the highest number of MPs, MLAs (12) with cases of crime against women followed by Shiv Sena (7) and All India Trinamool Congress (6).In the last five years, among the major parties, the BJP has given tickets to 47 candidates who are facing cases of crime against women while 35 and 24 such candidates were given ticket by BSP and Congress respectively. These candidates had contested for Lok, Rajya Sabha and State Assemblies Elections in last five years.Among the states, Maharashtra has the highest number of MPs, MLAs that is 12, followed by West Bengal with 11 and Odisha and Andhra Pradesh each with five each.In the last five years, ...
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Lutyens' Delhi draws more water, doesn't deal with waste: Narain 19.4.2018 General News
A leading environmentalist today dubbed the Lutyens' Delhi a "parasite" urban space, alleging the bungalow zone, housing the "rich" and the influential, "draws more water" and jettisons its waste outside the prime land. In an interactive session -- 'Citification of Bharat: Emerging nightmares or exciting opportunities' at an event held here, CSE's Director General Sunita Narain also claimed that the richer the city was becoming, the "less livable" it was turning into. Speaking in the presence of Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri, she urged that there was a need to have a discussion on the "form of urban governance" the city required. "I know the garbage figure and the pollution figure (for Delhi). The livability index of the city is going down. The richer the city, the less livable it is becoming, in terms of health indicators, and livability, which you would define as a quality of life in a city," she said. Narain also claimed that the clean and green space of the Lutyens' ...
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Follow tradition, respect women, says Naidu 19.4.2018 General News
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu today blamed foreign rule in the past for the situation now where women do not get the respect which he felt Indian tradition gave them. Addressing the 30th convocation of Kurukshetra University, he said women form about 50 percent of the population, and must be respected. Indians called their country 'Bharat Mata', he said. "Most of our rivers like Godavari, Ganga, Yamuna are named after females. Saraswati mata is for knowledge, Durga mata for defence and Laxmi mata for finance," he said. Holding colonial and foreign rule responsible, he condemned the manner in which society now saw women despite these traditions. "It is shameful and needs to be condemned," Naidu said. He did not mention the Kathua rape and murder case or the controversy over a rape in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. He also urged students not to resort to violence for getting any demands met and said disputes should be settled through discussion. Protests must be peaceful as destruction of ...
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Female Congress Worker Allegedly Molested By Colleagues During Protest 19.4.2018 NDTV News - India-news
A woman Congress worker has complained to the party's city unit that she was allegedly molested by male colleagues on Sunday during a candle march held here to protest against the Kathua and Unnao...
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Six-year-old raped in Uttar Pradesh 19.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Days after an eight-year-old was raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah, a six-year-old was raped in the state's Siddharthnagar district, police said on Thursday.
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Big B, face of 'Beti Bachao' ad, says it's 'terrible' to talk about Kathua 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Earlier celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Akshay Kumar joined the outrage by posting messages on their social media demanding justice for the victim
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'Indians live in fear' 19.4.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'They have no other agenda, but to perpetuate hate.'
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#MeToo hits Japan as top official quits over abuse claims 19.4.2018 General News
A top bureaucrat in Japan's Finance Ministry has resigned following allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists.
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Rape protest: 9 on hunger strike in Bihar 19.4.2018 General News
Nine people, including six women, are on a 72-hour hunger strike in the Bihar capital here. They are protesting against the rape cases in Kathua, Unnao, Surat and Rohtas that have led to countrywide outrage.
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Big B reacts to 'disgusting' Kathua rape case 19.4.2018 General News
Expressing his disgust at the gruesome Kathua rape case, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has said he feels terrible to even talk about it.Present at the song launch of his upcoming film '102 Not Out', Big B was asked about his views on rapes in the country as an ambassador for 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao'."Even discussing this issue feels disgusting, don't bring up this issue. It is terrible to even talk about it," said the 75-year-old.On January 17, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.Earlier, joining the growing outrage, celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadha and many others posted messages on their social media demanding justice for the victim.
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Indian-Americans protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes 19.4.2018 General News
Indian-Americans, including women and children, raising slogans like "Hate Murder, hate Crime: No more. No More" held peaceful protests in front of the Indian Embassy against the gang rape and murder of young girls in Kathua and Unnao, demanding swift justice. They displayed banners and posters seeking justice for the minor girl who was gang-raped by six men and then murdered in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua. They were also protesting the rape of a teenage girl in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao. The young girl has alleged that a lawmaker had raped her last summer. Scores of Indian-Americans, including women and children, turned up for a peaceful protest at the Gandhi Statue in front of Indian Embassy in Washington to express their "outrage and disgust" over the gang-rape and murder of the young girls in Kathua and Unnao. "As the father of the minor girl has demanded, the case should be moved out from the Jammu High Court as there is not a conducive environment for a fair trial," said Syed ...
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