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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.

04 Mar 2019


'Daayan' actress Tinaa Dattaa accuses co-star of touching her inappropriately

Actress Tinaa Dattaa, who grabbed attention for her horror series Daayan, recently came across an ugly incident on the sets after her co-star Mohit Malhotra, reportedly, touched her inappropriately.

25 Feb 2019

Defamation Case

Journalist Priya Ramani, sued by MJ Akbar, granted bail

On Monday, journalist Priya Ramani was granted bail by a Delhi court after she was summoned as an accused in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar.

22 Feb 2019


Google ends forced arbitration for employees around the world

In a big win for Google employees around the world, the tech giant, on Thursday, announced that it would end the practice of forced arbitration for its employees around the world.

22 Jan 2019

Sexual Assault

MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani

On Tuesday, a Delhi court reserved its verdict on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar, who the journalist had accused of sexual misconduct.

18 Jan 2019


Bollywood silent because they don't know facts: Richa on Hirani

Bollywood has largely been silent about the sexual assault allegations against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and actor Richa Chadha believes that is because they are not aware of the facts of the case.

169 sexual-harassment complaints from workplace in private industries: WCD Ministry

A total of 169 complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace have been received in private industries since 2017, the Women and Child Development Ministry has said.

11 Jan 2019


Shareholders sue Alphabet board for covering up sexual harassment allegations

A shareholder of Google parent Alphabet has sued the tech giant for allegedly covering up sexual misconduct and harassment claims against some of its top executives.

Two Vivo India employees arrested for harassing female colleague

On Tuesday morning, two employees of Vivo India were arrested outside the company's office in Greater Noida for allegedly harassing a female colleague.

08 Jan 2019

Washington DC

Kevin Spacey returning from sexual-assault hearing, gets caught for speeding

Kevin Spacey cannot stop having run-ins with the law, apparently.

04 Jan 2019


#MeToo: Feminist-labeled Homegrown's co-founder Varun Patra accused of sexual misconduct

An anonymous survivor has accused media company Homegrown's co-founder Varun Patra of sexual assault.

03 Jan 2019


Delhi: Air hostess, friends, molested on New Year's Eve

In a shocking incident, an air hostess and her friends were molested in Hauz Khas, Delhi, on New Year's Eve, Monday, as they were leaving a bar, The Hindu reports.

31 Dec 2018


#MeToo: Committee formed to investigate allegations on Vinod Dua dissolved

The External Committee, formed on the request of The Wire, to investigate sexual harassment allegations leveled against its contributing editor Vinod Dua has been dissolved.

27 Dec 2018


Mumbai: Angry with man's advances, woman chops off his genitals

Fed up of repeated sexual advances of a man, a 47-year-old woman decided to teach him a lesson. She chopped his genitals off, with the help of two men.

20 Dec 2018


Noida: Accused of sexual-harassment, Genpact employee commits suicide

A senior employee of Genpact India took his life at his home in Noida on Tuesday after he was accused of sexual harassment by women at his workplace.

19 Dec 2018


#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

Sonu Nigam sparked fresh controversy after he extended support to Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

19 Dec 2018


#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

Singer Sonu Nigam has come out in support of his music director friend Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

18 Dec 2018


#MeToo: Seven IIT-Roorkee faculty members accused of sexual harassment

The #MeToo wave has now hit the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.

ICC wants JNU-student, who filed 'frivolous' sexual-harassment allegations, barred

The Internal Complaints Committee of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has recommended that a female student should be barred from entering the campus and not allowed to take up any jobs after their investigation concluded she had leveled 'frivolous' charges of sexual harassment.

12 Dec 2018


#MeTooEffect: Film Association suspends Sajid Khan post sexual harassment allegations

Bollywood's #MeToo movement unmasked several sexual predators of the industry and Sajid Khan was one of them.

08 Dec 2018

All India Radio (AIR)

#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.

07 Dec 2018


Mika Singh sends obscene pictures to Brazilian-model, detained in Dubai

Singer Mika Singh was detained in Dubai, on Thursday, for allegedly sexually harassing a 17-year-old Brazilian model.

04 Dec 2018


Singapore: Indian-origin man sentenced to prison for molesting a woman

On Tuesday, a Singapore court sentenced an Indian-origin man to 10 weeks in prison for molesting a woman on a bus.

30 Nov 2018


Bengaluru: 'Connection' between law intern's sexual-harassment, death to be probed

A probing team has sent two mobile phones and laptop of a law intern, who died on Saturday, for forensic examination to found link, if any, between the sexual harassment charges she leveled and her death.

26 Nov 2018


Kerala: CPI(M) MLA PK Sasi suspended over sexual harassment charges

The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala today suspended its Shoranur MLA, P K Sasi for six months from the party's primary membership over sexual harassment charges.

24 Nov 2018


#MeToo: Miffed with 'due process', Subhash Ghai accuser withdraws case

Model-actress Kate Sharma, who had leveled charges of sexual misconduct on filmmaker Subhash Ghai, has withdrawn her complaint as she was upset with the way the case was handled.

23 Nov 2018


SRM-University: Staff masturbates at girl, warden blames victim, protests erupt

Dozens of students of SRM University, Chennai, took to streets to protest against the varsity's alleged laxity to tackle sexual harassment in the campus.

21 Nov 2018


BCCI CEO Rahul Johri cleared of sexual harassment charges

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), charged with looking after the BCCI's administration, has ruled that BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will continue in his post and resume his duties.

19 Nov 2018


Gurugram: Neighbor shows objectionable video to 8-year-old, rapes her

An 8-year-old girl was raped by her neighbor in Sultanpur area of Gurugram on Sunday, police said.

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.

15 Nov 2018


OTPC sends VP, 4 others on leave over harassment plaint

The vice president (VP) and a senior manager of ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) are among five top-ranking officials who have been sent on "forced leave" following a complaint of sexual harassment by a former employee of the company, official sources said today.

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.

13 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar: Sexual-harassment of minor Dalit girl triggers clashes, 1 held

One person has been arrested and six others booked after clashes broke out between two groups in Aterna village (Muzaffarnagar) over the alleged sexual harassment of a minor Dalit girl, police said today.

12 Nov 2018


#MeToo: India Today's Gaurav Sawant accused of sexual harassment

In the #MeToo movement, whose presence in Indian demographic gave voices to victims of harassment, India Today's star reporter Gaurav Sawant has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford is still being harassed, lawyers claim

Christine Blasey Ford, who accused US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual harassment, is still receiving threats, her lawyers told NPR.

09 Nov 2018


#MeToo fallout: After global protests, Google to change harassment policy

After Google employees staged a massive global walk out to protest against the tech giant's handling of sexual harassment cases, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that Google will overhaul its sexual harassment policies to the tune of the demands made by the employees.

05 Nov 2018


Uttarakhand BJP leader sacked after party worker alleges sexual harassment?

The BJP has decided to remove a Uttarakhand general secretary over allegations of sexual harassment by a former party worker, sources said.

#MeToo impact: 3,000 Gurugram firms to come under administrative scanner

Amid the ongoing #MeToo storm, the district-level Local Complaints Committee (LCC) of Gurugram will demand explanations from around 3,000 of the total 5,500 private firms in the city, on their failure to submit safety audit reports on prevention of sexual harassment to women at workplace.

01 Nov 2018

Cyrus Mistry

#MeToo: Former Taj Hotels' employee names then CEO as harasser

In November 2015, a Taj Hotels employee resigned and in letter alleged the then CEO and MD, Rakesh Sarna sexually harassed her.

29 Oct 2018


Businessman, accused of sexually assaulting French girl, evading arrest: Police

A 56-year-old Delhi businessman is evading arrest after being accused of sexually assaulting a teenage French girl staying in his house, police said today.

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