Women Safety: News

19 May 2024

Domestic Violence

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth reveals personal experience with domestic abuse

Broadway actor Kristin Chenoweth, 55, has publicly shared her personal experience with domestic abuse.

19 May 2024

Music Industry

No charges for Sean 'Diddy' Combs in 2016 assault case

Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs will not be prosecuted for a 2016 assault on his then-girlfriend, Casandra 'Cassie' Ventura.

18 May 2024

Music Industry

2016 surveillance footage shows Sean 'Diddy' Combs assaulting ex-girlfriend Cassie

A surveillance video from 2016, recently obtained by CNN, shows Sean 'Diddy' Combs physically assaulting his then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura.

06 May 2024


Nicolas Cage's son Weston allegedly beat his mother Christina Fulton

Weston Cage, son of acclaimed Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage, is currently facing allegations of physically assaulting his mother, Christina Fulton.

02 May 2024

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein to face new rape trial, announces Manhattan DA

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is set for a fresh rape trial as announced by the prosecutors of his New York case.

21 Apr 2024

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson's bid for restraining order against obsessed fan rejected

The Superior Court of California has dismissed Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson's plea for a restraining order against an alleged harasser.

14 Mar 2024

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski to face rape lawsuit trial in 2025

A Santa Monica judge has set a trial date in August 2025 for a rape lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood director Roman Polanski, who has been a fugitive in the US since 1978.

Government initiatives in India to empower women

Each year on March 8th, we commemorate International Women's Day, dedicated to recognizing the remarkable accomplishments of women in various spheres, including social, economic, cultural, and political domains.

09 Feb 2024


Why Arianne Zucker sued 'Days of Our Lives' producers

Arianne Zucker, who played the character of Nicole Walker on the iconic American soap opera Days of Our Lives recently filed a lawsuit against the makers, Corday Productions and co-executive producers Ken Corday and Albert Alarr, accusing them of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

01 Feb 2024


Danny Masterson transferred to Charles Manson's former maximum-security prison

In September 2023, Hollywood actor Danny Masterson (That '70s Show) was sentenced to 30 years in prison for two rape cases that transpired in 2003.

30 Jan 2024


Ministries join forces for women in workforce for Viksit Bharat

The Ministries of Women & Child Development and Labour & Employment will jointly host "Women in the Workforce for Viksit Bharat" at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi on January 31.

25 Jan 2024


Explainer: How Netflix's 'American Nightmare' is connected to 'Gone Girl'

Netflix is a frontrunner vis-a-vis docuseries based on harrowing true-crime stories.

06 Jan 2024


Sexual assault-accused Lythgoe exits 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Hollywood TV producer-director and reality TV dance judge Nigel Lythgoe has decided to step down as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

22 Dec 2023

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel accused of sexual battery by former assistant

Trigger warning: Sexual assault.

14 Dec 2023

Music Industry

Hulu drops Diddy's reality show after multiple sexual assault allegations 

American streaming service Hulu has decided to not proceed with a reality show that would have featured the family of disgraced rap artist Sean "Diddy" Combs, reported Deadline.

Mansoor's sexist remarks: National Commission for Women takes cognizance

Actor-politician Mansoor Ali Khan's vile, misogynistic remarks against his Leo co-star Trisha Krishnan have exasperated several fans and celebrities alike.

19 Nov 2023

Lokesh Kanagaraj

After sexist remarks about Trisha, Mansoor Ali Khan issues statement

Actor-politician Mansoor Ali Khan found himself in the eye of the storm on Saturday after a video of him passing sexist and crass comments against his Leo co-actor Trisha.

08 Jun 2023


'Wednesday' actor Percy Hynes White finally rubbishes sexual assault allegations

Almost six months after sexual assault allegations surfaced against Netflix's Wednesday star Percy Hynes White, the actor has finally responded to the claims.

25 May 2023


'The Big Bull' actor Sangeeta Odwani details casting couch horror

In a recent interview, The Big Bull and Vintage Boys actor Sangeeta Odwani opened up about her horrific casting couch experiences with a "very powerful" producer.

23 May 2023

Amazon Prime Video

Meet Cyanide Mohan, who inspired Vijay Varma's character in 'Dahaad'

Vijay Varma's character in the recently released Dahaad, of a psychopath killer who mercilessly kills over 20 women and shows no remorse, is enough to send shivers down one's spine.

06 May 2023

Nitish Rana

Delhi: KKR captain Nitish Rana's wife stalked, harassed; 2 arrested

Indian cricketer Nitish Rana's wife, Saachi Marwah, was allegedly stalked and harassed by two men in Delhi's Kirti Nagar, reported Deccan Herald.

26 Mar 2023


New York: Hollywood actor Jonathan Majors booked on assault charges

Hollywood actor Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York on assault and domestic violence charges over a dispute with a 30-year-old woman, reported Hollywood media in the wee hours of Sunday (as per IST).

06 Mar 2023

South Indian Cinema

Who is Kushboo Sundar, actor who recently alleged sexual abuse

Tamil actor, producer, and politician Kushboo Sundar made an explosive revelation during a recent interview where she disclosed that she was sexually and physically abused by her father when she was eight.

20 Feb 2023

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's domestic help alleges shocking accusations against actor 

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's woes may not be ending anytime soon.

25 Dec 2022

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Man beats up girlfriend over marriage proposal, arrested

A man in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district was arrested for brutally thrashing his 19-year-old girlfriend after she reportedly asked him to marry her.

29 Jul 2022


'If anything happens to me...' Tanushree Dutta attacks Nana Patekar

Actor Tanushree Dutta, who has been away from Tinsel Town for a while, left a cryptic post on her Instagram account on Friday.

02 Jul 2022

Domestic Violence

Actor Surbhi Tiwari alleges domestic violence; to divorce husband soon

A major trouble is brewing in Hindi TV actor Surbhi Tiwari's paradise.

25 Jun 2022


Ghaziabad fashion blogger pushed from balcony by estranged husband, dies

In a harrowing piece of news from Agra, a fashion blogger named Ritika Singh died after being "thrown off [her] building" by her estranged husband.

22 Apr 2022

Mental Health

Study: Excessive body gaze reflects harmful attitude

A stare, an uncomfortable gaze, indecent expressions--almost every woman has experienced them.

27 Jan 2022

Delhi Police

Alleged rape survivor paraded, beaten by women in Delhi

In a shocking incident in Delhi, an alleged rape survivor was kidnapped, her face was blackened, head tonsured, and was garlanded with slippers before being paraded amid shouts and cheers.

14 Jan 2022

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC brings back focus on India's marital rape exception

The Delhi High Court is hearing a batch of fresh petitions that challenge the exception given to marital rape under the Indian criminal law.

27 Dec 2021


Afghanistan's election commissions dissolved; Taliban says 'no need'

The Taliban has disbanded Afghanistan's two electoral commissions as well as the state departments of peace and parliamentarian affairs, an official said on Sunday.

29 Sep 2021


How to celebrate National Women's Health and Fitness Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day falls on the last Wednesday of September.

23 Sep 2021


Chhattisgarh: 14-year-old gangraped by 5, including 2 minors; 4 held

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by five culprits, including two minors, in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district, the police said on Thursday.

21 Sep 2021


No women included in Taliban's new list of Cabinet members

The Taliban on Tuesday announced another list of new names for the remaining Cabinet positions in its new government. However, no women made it to the list once again.

19 Sep 2021


After promising inclusivity, Taliban orders women workers to 'stay home'

The Taliban has asked many female employees in Kabul city to stay home, interim city mayor Hamdullah Namony said.

12 Sep 2021


Kabul: Women wearing niqab, burqa stage protest supporting Taliban

About 300 Afghan women wearing full-face veils staged a pro-Taliban protest at a university lecture theatre in Kabul Saturday.

10 Sep 2021


Taliban says women cannot be ministers; should just give birth

Days after forming an all-male Cabinet in Afghanistan, the Taliban's misogyny was exposed once again when its spokesperson claimed that women shouldn't be ministers and they should only give birth.

17 Aug 2021


'Waiting to be killed': Afghanistan's women fear as Taliban returns

Women across Afghanistan are anxious about whether and how they would survive the Taliban takeover of the country.

19 Jul 2021


Kerala government launches 'Pink Protection' to ensure women safety

Amidst increasing atrocities against women especially during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period, the Kerala government on Monday launched a comprehensive program to safeguard their rights in public, private, and cyberspace.

01 Jul 2021


64-year-old ties widowed daughter-in-law with chain, beats her; arrested

A 64-year-old man has been arrested in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly assaulting his widowed daughter-in-law there.

10 Apr 2021


Woman fails 'virginity test,' faces divorce order from 'jaat panchayat'

Two sisters were subjected to divorce orders by a local panchayat after one of them failed to clear a "virginity test" post their marriage late last year in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, reports said on Saturday.

01 Apr 2021


Punjab: CM launches free travel for women in government-run buses

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Thursday, launched a free travel facility for women in government buses within the state.

14 Dec 2018


Mumbai: Uber driver masturbates in front of woman passenger

A trip in Uber on Wednesday turned horrific for a female passenger in Mumbai after the driver masturbated in front of her.

12 Dec 2018


Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

Taxi aggregators need to get serious about women's safety, a woman's journey in Ola has shown once again.

#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.

11 Oct 2018


Spoof on Trump's 'scary time for men' goes viral

Donald Trump did what he does.

05 Oct 2018


Dear men, here's how you can contribute to #MeToo movement

Almost two weeks ago, Tanushree Dutta alleged Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and intimidation.

05 Oct 2018


#MeToo hits Indian media, women are calling out predators

The #MeToo movement gave women the courage to speak up, the comfort to confront their harassers, and seeded the idea they will be heard.

25 Sep 2018


Women getting first 'move' liberty, thanks to new Tinder feature

Tinder is rolling out a new feature in India, one that only lets women open a conversation with a guy on the famous dating app.

15 Sep 2018

Delhi Police

Installed 4,388 CCTVs in Delhi for women safety: Delhi Police

Delhi Police told the Delhi High Court yesterday that they have installed around 4,388 CCTV cameras in vulnerable areas of the national capital to ensure safety and security of women.

03 Aug 2018


5 must-have self-defense weapons for women

India often witnesses cases of rapes, sexual assaults, and other crimes against women, which is absolutely disheartening.

18 Jul 2018


Gurugram vs. Noida: A battle of being the best

The residents of Gurugram and Noida - touted as the next-gen cities - have always been at loggerheads on which city has the best job opportunities, civic amenities, housing, social life, and safety to offer.

09 Jul 2018


Looking for safe places for women? Look to India's northeast!

If you're wondering if there's any place safe for women anymore, India's northeast might surprise you.

08 Jul 2018

Yogi Adityanath

'Even Lord Ram can't stop rapes': BJP MLA triggers controversy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh Surendra Singh triggered a controversy when he said 'even Lord Ram can't stop rapes in the state'.

06 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar: Woman tied to tree, beaten up over 'illicit relationship'

A woman was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village in Muzaffarnagar over an "illicit relationship" with her brother-in-law's son, police said.

05 Jul 2018


This school asks girls to wear white/skin colored underwear

The MAEER's MIT School in Pune has some bizarre ideas for "security" of its students. For one, safety apparently lies in the color of girls' underwear.

18 Jun 2018


Pouch, scooter-gadget, lifesaver: 65-year-old Chennai man's offerings for women's safety

Let's face it: women's safety is in murky waters nowadays, with most places registering frequent crimes.

14 Jun 2018


Women may be able to choose co-passengers in Ola, Uber

The Center is likely to direct taxi aggregators, mainly Ola and Uber, to introduce 'exclusive women pooling' option for its female passengers, in the wake of multiple incidents of assault.

10 Jun 2018


5 self-defense weapons every woman needs to carry

Every day, one keeps hearing about the horrific rape incidents in India. Now, more than ever, such incidents have triggered fear among us. There's always a horror that surrounds us whenever we step out.

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.

16 Mar 2018


Haryana approves death penalty for rapists of girls below 12

The Haryana Assembly passed a bill yesterday approving death penalty for rapists of girls aged 12 or below.

14 Mar 2018


Bengaluru to get 10,000 CCTV cameras for women's safety

Did you know Bengaluru has seen a 186% rise in rape cases in a single year?

14 Mar 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Drunk woman denied metro entry, CISF-personnel drop her safely

A drunk woman was dropped home on Monday night by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel posted at a Delhi metro station after she was denied permission to board a train.

07 Feb 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi L-G Anil Baijal inaugurated updated version of Himmat app

Delhi L-G Anil Baijal has inaugurated the updated version of the Himmat app meant for the safety of women. The revamped version of the app is now called Himmat Plus and was launched by the Delhi Police.

05 Feb 2018


Have we stopped caring? Behind the three Faridabad, Gurgaon gangrapes

Gangrapes don't shock us anymore. Neither does civic apathy.

01 Feb 2018


Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

Come February 15, all public transport vehicles must have functional GPS in their vehicles, announced the Delhi government on Wednesday.

06 Dec 2017

Crime Against Women

Bengaluru Ola driver allegedly molests woman, threatens her

TimesNow has reported that an Ola driver in Bengaluru allegedly held a woman hostage and molested her in the cab.

04 Dec 2017


MP passes bill prescribing death for raping girls under 12

In a significant development, the Madhya Pradesh (MP) assembly has unanimously passed a bill proposing death penalty for rapists of girls aged 12 years or below.

03 Nov 2017


It will take 100 years for women to achieve equality

Women are nowhere closer to bridging the gender gap. In fact, they are farther behind on the progress scale than they were last year.

26 Oct 2017

Crime Against Women

Ex-US President George Bush Sr. apologizes for patting women's rears

Former US President George HW, 93, Bush has apologized for patting "women's rears" jokingly after actress Heather Lind, 34, accused him of sexual assault.

16 Oct 2017


Delhi, Sao Paulo most dangerous cities for women: Poll

In some disturbing news, Delhi has fared as the worst city in the world when it comes to sexual violence against women.

06 Sep 2017


Delhi cabs to have child-lock stickers for women safety

Cabs operating in Delhi will now have to paste at least four stickers informing passengers about the car's child-lock system and explaining how to disable it.

29 Jun 2017

New Hampshire

For days, New Hampshire allowed pregnant women to murder people!

A well-intentioned bill in US' New Hampshire to ensure safety of pregnant women and their unborn children backfired amusingly.

22 Jun 2017


New security features on Facebook India, especially for women

In a relief for millions of Indian women on Facebook, the portal has launched two new safety features to check unauthorized misuse of profile photos.

24 May 2017

Delhi Police

Women cops on bikes will now patrol Delhi

New Delhi, capital and "rape capital", now has an all-women bike team, who will patrol the roads till late in the evening to ensure safety of women.

05 May 2017


The Nirbhaya impact: What has changed after December 2012?

In December 2012, the brutal rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was tortured and left to die on the roadside, shook India and the world.

18 Apr 2017

Sexual Harassment

TimesJobs Survey: 70% women dissatisfied with workplace friendliness

Women's equality is said to have made major strides in the past many decades. This is manifested through the increasing number of women employees across various fields.

02 Oct 2016


2-year old 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' evaluated by survey

LocalCircles, the citizen engagement platform conducted a survey evaluating the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission).