National Commission for Women (NCW): News

15 Sep 2023


Bihar: Principal helped director's son rape minor for 2 years

A horrifying case has emerged from Bihar's Saharsa, where the son of a school director has been accused of raping a student for over two years with help from the school's principal.

22 Jul 2023


Manipur video: Police make another arrest, 5 held so far

Days after a May 4 video showing two naked women being paraded by a mob in Manipur went viral, the police arrested a 19-year-old man on Friday.

21 Jul 2023

Rekha Sharma

Wrote to Manipur authorities thrice but no response: NCW chief

The National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma on Friday said that she had written to the authorities in Manipur three times regarding acts of violence against women over the last three months but received no response.

01 Apr 2023


Chennai Police books Kalakshetra teacher for allegedly sexually harassing alumna

The Tamil Nadu Police has booked a teacher of the reputed dance college at Chennai's Kalakshetra Foundation for allegedly sexually harassing an alumna.

'Sexually assaulted by father as child': DCW chief Swati Maliwal

In a shocking revelation, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday said that she was sexually assaulted and brutally beaten by her father as a child, reported ANI.

29 Sep 2022


Want condoms too?: Bihar women's panel chief to schoolgirls' query

The chairperson-cum-managing director (MD) of the Women Development Corporation (WDC) of Bihar, Harjot Kaur Bamhrah is facing public ire following her rather insensitive remarks at a workshop for girls in Patna on Tuesday.

31 Aug 2022


Torturing maid: Suspended BJP leader Patra sent to 12-day custody

A day after massive outrage against Seema Patra for allegedly torturing her tribal house help, the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was arrested by the Jharkhand Police.

29 Jul 2022

Congress Party

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury gets NCW summon, FIR over 'Rashtrapatni' remark

The trouble is far from over for Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury following his controversial remarks toward President Droupadi Murmu.

27 Jul 2022


Hyderabad gang-rape case: 4 minors get bail from juvenile court

Four minors accused in the Hyderabad gang-rape case have been released on bail.

13 Apr 2022

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's remark on Nadia gang rape irks NCW chief

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drew criticism from the National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma for her recent comments on the Nadia gang rape case.

08 Apr 2022

Uttar Pradesh

NCW writes to UP DGP over Sitapur rape threat incident

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday took cognizance of an alleged incident involving Bajrang Muni Das—mahant of Maharshi Shri Lakshman Das Udasin Ashram—threatening Muslim women with rape in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur.

24 Feb 2022


FIR filed against Mahesh Manjrekar over his latest Marathi directorial

Problems are not ceasing to emerge for Naay Varanbhaat Loncha Kon Naay Koncha.

10 Jun 2021


Giving girls mobiles leads to rapes: UP Women Commission member

Young women should not be given mobile phones as they "talk with boys and later run away with them," said a member of the Uttar Pradesh Women Commission - triggering outrage and raising questions about the deep-rooted misogyny and gender bias in the Indian society.

SC agrees to hear NCW's plea against Bombay HC verdict

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea challenging the Bombay High Court's verdict which said that groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

08 Jan 2021


Taapsee, others criticize NCW member's comments about Budaun gang-rape

Several Bollywood actors, including Taapsee Pannu, Pooja Bhatt, and Urmila Matondkar, have slammed a National Commission for Women (NCW) member over her controversial comments about the recent Budaun gang-rape case.

06 Oct 2020

Digvijaya Singh

Swara, Malviya, Digvijaya served notices for revealing Hathras victim's identity

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has served notices to BJP's social media cell head Amit Malviya, actor Swara Bhasker, and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly revealing the identity of Hathras gang-rape victim.

28 Sep 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: DG rank officer brutally beats wife; captured on video

A disturbing video of Madhya Pradesh's Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Purushottam Sharma, where the officer is seen brutally assaulting his wife, has been doing the rounds on social media since Monday morning.

05 Sep 2020


NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

National Commission For Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma has called for the immediate arrest of Shiv Sena MLA, Pratap Sarnaik, for threatening actor Kangana Ranaut.

18 Aug 2020

Karan Johar

Entertainment round-up: Kangana attacks Karan Johar, and more

On Tuesday, news in the world of entertainment was about Kangana Ranaut launching a fresh attack at Karan Johar, a major movie announcement, and some more developments in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

03 Jun 2020


Meera Chopra abused by Jr. NTR fans, she hits back

Last night, actor Meera Chopra faced incessant trolling and abuse from the fans of Telugu superstar Jr. NTR, merely because she said she was not his fan.

19 May 2020


Sona speaks on women-centric violence, takes a dig at Salman

TikTok has become a breeding ground for misogynist and problematic content.

27 Apr 2020


Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

A man in Vadodara couldn't digest the fact that his wife defeated him several times in online ludo and took to violence, causing her serious spine injuries.

09 Apr 2020


Two Safdarjung doctors, out on grocery shopping, assaulted; man arrested

At a time when doctors are risking their lives to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a man in Delhi assaulted two of them on Wednesday night, accusing them of spreading the deadly virus.

14 Feb 2020


Students forced to remove underwear to prove they aren't menstruating

An incident reported from Gujarat's Bhuj shows there is a long way to go before all stigmas related to periods are quashed.

05 Feb 2020


Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

A second woman has leveled allegations of sexual harassment against choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

05 Dec 2019

Samajwadi Party

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

A 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday morning by five men outside her village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.

18 Jul 2019

Kapil Sibal

#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

Days after senior journalist Barkha Dutt slammed Kapil Sibal and his wife for duping 200 employees of Tiranga TV, the news channel has been hit by yet another controversy.

15 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party

Azam Khan makes "underwear" comment against Jaya Prada, sparks row

The usage of foul language during electioneering hit a new low yesterday when veteran Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan made an "underwear" jibe, which the BJP said was made against actor Jaya Prada, fighting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur against him.

20 Mar 2019

Delhi Police

Delhi police arrests four men for harassing journalist Barkha Dutt

The Delhi Police arrested four people, three from Delhi and one from Surat, for harassing journalist Barkha Dutt online and threatening her. Dutt confirmed the development on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

13 Mar 2019

Tamil Nadu

Pollachi sexual-harassment: NCW asks DGP to take action against accused

The National Commission for Women today asked the Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) to initiate action against the men accused in the alleged sexual harassment of a woman in Coimbatore district.

08 Dec 2018

Sexual Harassment

#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.

18 Nov 2018


#MeToo-impact: NCW thinks better law to address workplace-harassment is needed

In what can be seen as the aftermath of #MeToo movement which swept India in October, the National Commission for Women is mulling creation of a separate law or policy to address all forms of gender bias at workplaces.

22 Oct 2018


#MeToo: SC declines urgent-hearing of PIL seeking registration of FIRs

The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a PIL seeking the registration of FIRs based on allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by women across various sectors, part of India's #MeToo movement.

15 Sep 2018


Haryana gangrape: NCW directs Haryana DGP to apprise of probe

The National Commission for Women has directed Haryana Police chief BS Sandhu to apprise it of the probe at the earliest in the gangrape of a 19-year-old woman in Haryana's Mahendargarh district.

03 Sep 2018

Maneka Gandhi

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.

29 Aug 2018


Noida: Two women, including a journalist, sexually assaulted in Sector-24

Two women, including a journalist, were allegedly sexually assaulted by a man in Sector 24 in Noida. One of the complainants claimed the police delayed action which allowed the accused to escape.

27 Jul 2018


#KeralaSexAbuse: Confessions in churches misused, women's panel wants it abolished

In light of two sex scandals that rocked Kerala churches, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the government to step up and abolish the practice of 'confession' as it obstructs women safety.

25 Jul 2018


Trafficked 33-year-old woman from Siliguri rescued in Goa: NCW

The National Commission for Women (NCW) in collaboration with the Goa Police rescued a 33-year-old woman, who was trafficked from Siliguri to the coastal state on June 21, the women's body said.

07 Jun 2018


To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours

Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday directed that all NRI marriages should be registered within 48 hours of the ceremony, failing which visas and passports won't be issued.

Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

Preliminary CBI investigation has revealed that several high-profile politicians, bureaucrats and cops were involved in shielding BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old woman, sources said.

21 Mar 2018

Mumbai Police

Second sexual harassment case filed against investor Mahesh Murthy

Just a month after angel investor Mahesh Murthy was arrested in a molestation case and granted bail by a court, Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered the second sexual harassment against him after a woman approached them.

20 Nov 2017


Shashi Tharoor's tweet on Manushi Chhillar irks Twitterati

Call it a "farrago" of humor or "distortion" of freedom but Shashi Tharoor's tongue-in-cheek remark on Miss World Manushi Chhillar came as a rude-shocker to many of his followers.

07 Nov 2017


Government takes measures to curb abuses by NRI husbands

The Centre on Monday asked all the states to share with it the data of registered marriages, so as to hold accountable the non-residential Indian (NRI) husbands who harass or desert their wives.

Sex worker can't claim 'rape' if not paid

The Supreme Court (SC) ruled today that a sex worker cannot claim rape or sexual assault if customers refused to pay.