Articles about National Commission for Women (NCW)

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

13 Apr 2022

India
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.

NCW writes to UP DGP over Sitapur rape threat incident

08 Apr 2022

India
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.

FIR filed against Mahesh Manjrekar over his latest Marathi directorial

24 Feb 2022

Entertainment
FIR filed against Mahesh Manjrekar over his latest Marathi directorial

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

Giving girls mobiles leads to rapes: UP Women Commission member

10 Jun 2021

India
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

10 Feb 2021

India
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.

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

08 Jan 2021

Entertainment
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.

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

01 Nov 2020

Politics
Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

19 Oct 2020

Politics
MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.

Woman Congress worker thrashed in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria

11 Oct 2020

Politics
Woman Congress worker thrashed in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria

A woman Congress leader was thrashed at an internal meeting of the party in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria.

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

06 Oct 2020

India
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.

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

28 Sep 2020

India
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.

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

05 Sep 2020

India
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.

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

18 Aug 2020

Entertainment
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.

Smriti Irani claims domestic violence didn't increase during lockdown

08 Jun 2020

India
Smriti Irani claims domestic violence didn't increase during lockdown

Locked down India became disastrous for some women, who had to share the same roof with their abusers round the clock. Several reports suggested that domestic violence saw a spike after March when restrictions were enforced to contain coronavirus' spread.

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

03 Jun 2020

Entertainment
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.

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

19 May 2020

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

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

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

27 Apr 2020

India
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.

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

09 Apr 2020

India
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.

Coronavirus lockdown: France to shift domestic violence victims to hotels

02 Apr 2020

World
Coronavirus lockdown: France to shift domestic violence victims to hotels

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, as lockdowns across several parts of the world forced people indoors, the incidents of domestic abuse have surged.

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

14 Feb 2020

India
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.

Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

05 Feb 2020

Entertainment
Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

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

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

05 Dec 2019

India
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.

#MeToo: Anu Malik steps down as 'Indian Idol 11' judge

21 Nov 2019

Entertainment
#MeToo: Anu Malik steps down as 'Indian Idol 11' judge

Following severe backlash over allegations of sexual misconduct, music composer Anu Malik has now stepped down as the judge from the ongoing 11th season of singing reality show Indian Idol.

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

18 Jul 2019

India
#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.

Indian women losing uteruses over illiteracy, unemployment

12 Jul 2019

India
Indian women losing uteruses over illiteracy, unemployment

A few months ago, there were reports of several cases of hysterectomies (surgical removal of the uterus) among women sugarcane cutters in Beed, Maharashtra.

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

31 May 2019

Politics
From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

Not directed at Jaya: Akhilesh defends Azam Khan's 'underwear' remark

16 Apr 2019

Politics
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.

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

15 Apr 2019

Politics
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.

Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

15 Apr 2019

Politics
Azam Khan sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday sparked a controversy after he allegedly made offensive remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada.

Delhi police arrests four men for harassing journalist Barkha Dutt

20 Mar 2019

India
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.

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

13 Mar 2019

India
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.

On 'mahila' remark row, RaGa says 'Don't impose your sexism'

13 Jan 2019

Politics
On 'mahila' remark row, RaGa says 'Don't impose your sexism'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, whose remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, sparked a huge controversy has asked the BJP to not impose 'their sexism on him' and maintained he would have made the same comment had it been a man.

'Be a man', Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi, invites criticism

10 Jan 2019

Politics
'Be a man', Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi, invites criticism

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has found himself at the center of a controversy after he claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scared of his questions and instead sent a woman to defend himself at the Parliament.

#MeTooImpact: AIR employee, accused of harassment, found guilty

08 Dec 2018

India
#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.

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

18 Nov 2018

India
#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.

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

22 Oct 2018

India
#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.

Haryana gangrape: NCW directs Haryana DGP to apprise of probe

15 Sep 2018

India
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.

BJP MP calls for a 'purush-aayog', because men suffer too!

03 Sep 2018

Politics
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.

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

29 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

27 Jul 2018

India
#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.