Articles about Maneka Gandhi
Maneka Gandhi is a former Minister of Women and Child Development, and a current BJP member in the Lok Sabha. She is also a self-described animal rights leader, and is the founder of People for Animals, an animal welfare organization. Recently, she hit headlines for her comments on the pregnant elephant’s saddening death in Kerala. “Mallapuram (sic) is known for its intense criminal activity specially with regards to animals,” she had tweeted, which invited massive backlash from the state. Her NGO’s web page was hacked by Kerala cyber warriors, who said the reason as: “Maneka Gandhi dragged the sad death of pregnant elephant for dirty politics.” A case has also been filed against her under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
07 Oct 2021
Varun Gandhi dropped from BJP body after criticizing Lakhimpur case
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi was removed from the party's National Executive on Thursday.
24 Aug 2021
Sultanpur: Autopsy of man who died under mysterious circumstances ordered
The district administration of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh has ordered the post-mortem examination of a 33-year-old man, whose body was kept in a deep freezer by his father after he died under mysterious circumstances.
23 Jun 2021
BJP's Maneka Gandhi faces protests for allegedly abusing a veterinarian
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Maneka Gandhi, a self-described animal rights activist, is facing the heat for allegedly abusing a veterinarian.
21 Jun 2021
Man arrested for hurting dog after 'call from Maneka Gandhi'
In an audio clip that surfaced on social media, MP and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi is purportedly heard telling a police officer to register a case in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur and slap a man for breaking a dog's leg.
08 Jan 2021
BJP's Maneka Gandhi allegedly threatens businessman with false molestation case
Maneka Gandhi, the Lok Sabha member from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, showed her high-handedness when she threatened a businessman from Bengaluru with a false molestation case after animal rights activists accused him of allegedly hitting a stray dog.
04 Jul 2020
After Mizoram, Nagaland Cabinet bans sale of dog meat
The Nagaland government on Friday banned the sale of dog meat in the state along with the commercial import and trading of dogs.
03 Jun 2020
Pregnant elephant fed firecrackers in fruit, dies; Maneka Gandhi fumes
The death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala has made the entire nation angry, because of the sheer brutality which humans meted on her.
24 Jul 2019
Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment
At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".
21 Jul 2019
Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved
In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.
11 Jun 2019
BJP lawmaker Virendra Kumar to be interim Lok Sabha speaker
According to reports, Bharatiya Janata Party's Dr. Virendra Kumar will be the pro-tem or interim speaker for the 17th Lok Sabha.
12 May 2019
#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.
16 Apr 2019
Not directed at Jaya: Akhilesh defends Azam Khan's 'underwear' remark
A day after senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan sparked a row by insulting his Rampur opponent Jaya Prada, party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the comment wasn't meant for her.
12 Apr 2019
No votes, no work: Maneka Gandhi threatens Muslim voters
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi was caught on camera threatening Muslim voters in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, from where she will contest polls this time.
20 Jan 2019
BJP MLA calls Mayawati 'worse than eunuch', BSP hits back
A controversy erupted after a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh made offensive remarks on BSP Chief Mayawati saying she was 'worse than a eunuch'.
08 Dec 2018
#MeTooImpact: AIR employee, accused of harassment, found guilty
An employee of All India Radio (AIR), who was accused of sexual harassment by at least nine women, was found guilty. The National Commission of Women informed about it on Friday and said the employee has been demoted and his salary reduced.
01 Dec 2018
Hope Rajya Sabha passes anti-trafficking bill: Maneka Gandhi
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today expressed hope that the proposed anti-trafficking bill would be passed by the Rajya Sabha in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament.
24 Nov 2018
Soon, accused to get 5-year-jail for possessing child-porn, no bail
The new proposed amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) plan to crack down on child pornography.
15 Nov 2018
#MeToo in AIR: Maneka Gandhi orders probe after allegations surface
After numerous sexual harassment allegations surfaced against All India Radio employees, Woman and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to probe the accusations.
05 Nov 2018
Rahul Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan spar over killing of tigress, Avni
Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for slamming Centre over the killing of tigress Avni (T-1), Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that no previous government has worked with the kind of "depth and seriousness" this dispensation has.
17 Oct 2018
#MeToo: MJ Akbar resigns in light of allegations against him
Embattled Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, has resigned from his post in light of sexual harassment allegations against him.
10 Oct 2018
Take sexual allegations seriously: Maneka Gandhi to Centre
At a time when Union Minister and former editor MJ Akbar is facing serious allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure as a journalist, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has come forward and spoken about the #MeToo movement.
08 Oct 2018
Maneka insists on no age-limit to report child sexual abuse
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said she has asked the Law Ministry to not keep any age limit to report child sexual abuse, allowing people to complain about what has happened to them even "10-15 years later".
05 Oct 2018
Maharashtra: Elephant freed to hunt man-eater tigress kills woman
The operation to catch the man-eater tigress of Maharashtra's Yavatmal and her two cubs got into trouble, when an elephant freed for the operation, ran amok and trampled a woman to death at Chahand village in Ralegao tahsil on Wednesday.
30 Sep 2018
Adultery: Done; Section 377: Done; Now time for marital rape?
Striking down 158-year-old provisions of adultery under IPC Section 497, the Supreme Court recently said, "Any provision of law affecting individual dignity and equality of women invites wrath of Constitution. It's time to say that husband is not the master of wife."
16 Sep 2018
Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.
13 Sep 2018
Government brings in new rules to prevent pet-trade abuse
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified a new Prevention of Cruelties to Animals (Pet Shops) Rule to prevent the abuse in India's pet trade.
08 Sep 2018
WCD Ministry invites nominations for National Children Awards 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry has invited nominations for this year's National Children Awards given to children with outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service, and bravery.
07 Sep 2018
WCD invites nominations for Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India.
03 Sep 2018
BJP MP calls for a 'purush-aayog', because men suffer too!
Harinarayan Rajbhar, a BJP MP from Ghosi, UP, has said there should be a commission for men, like the National Commission for Women, as he believes men suffer too.
03 Sep 2018
Now, mentioning father's name not mandatory in PAN application
In an empowering move, the government is set to make mentioning father's name not-mandatory when applying for a new PAN card.
24 Aug 2018
12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD
There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.
08 Aug 2018
Govt orders social audit of over 9,000 childcare homes
Women and Child Development Ministry has ordered a social audit of over 9,000 child care institutions across India in two months, an official said today.
07 Aug 2018
WCD-Minister Maneka Gandhi to meet Netflix team over gender-sensitive content
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will be meeting a team of online streaming service Netflix this week to ensure gender-sensitive, and child-friendly content is displayed on the platform, a senior WCD official said.
31 Jul 2018
Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing
Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi created controversy by calling transgenders "the other ones," she has tweeted an "apology," claiming she didn't know "the official terminology for the transgender community."
25 Jul 2018
WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month
Every year, September would be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month to mark India's fight against malnutrition, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has said.
24 Jul 2018
Monkey menace at Vice President's House, Naidu seeks solutions
Monkey menace has now struck the official residence of the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
21 Jul 2018
Issue instructions to conduct MoCs' inspection: WCD Ministry to states
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has said that it has asked all states and Union Territories to issue instructions for conducting an inspection of all homes run by the Missionaries of Charity (MoC).
20 Jul 2018
Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled
An official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has said passports of eight NRI husbands, who abandoned their wives, have been canceled and lookout notices against them issued.
17 Jul 2018
Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps
A day after authorities rescued the fourth baby sold by a Sister and a staff member at a Missionaries of Charity shelter home in Jharkhand, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has directed all states to inspect such child care institutions (CCI) run by the organization.
17 Jul 2018
Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes
After cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) surfaced recently, the Indian Government has ordered all the states to get MoC homes inspected immediately.