Articles about Women Safety

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Mumbai: Uber driver masturbates in front of woman passenger

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.

Bengaluru: Woman tells how Ola failed her after driver misbehaved

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

02 Nov 2018

#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.

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

11 Oct 2018

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

Donald Trump did what he does.

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

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.

#MeToo hits Indian media, women are calling out predators

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.

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

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.

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

15 Sep 2018

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.

5 self-defense weapons every woman needs to carry

03 Aug 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.

Gurugram vs. Noida: A battle of being the best

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.

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

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.

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

08 Jul 2018

'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'.

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

06 Jul 2018

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.

This school asks girls to wear white/skin colored underwear

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.

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

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.

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

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.

5 self-defense weapons every woman needs to carry

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.

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

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.

Haryana approves death penalty for rapists of girls below 12

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.

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

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?

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

14 Mar 2018

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.

Noida cop arrested for attempting to rape 6-year-old girl

18 Feb 2018

Noida cop arrested for attempting to rape 6-year-old girl

In a shocking incident, a police constable in Greater Noida reportedly attempted to rape a six-year-old girl inside the city's Kulesara police outpost.

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

07 Feb 2018

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.

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

05 Feb 2018

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

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

Delhi government orders all public transport vehicles to install GPS

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.

GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

18 Jan 2018

GPS, panic buttons on public transport vehicles mandatory from April

From April 1, it will be mandatory for all public transport vehicles, primarily taxis and buses, to have a tracking/GPS device and an alert button.

Kerala woman forcibly converted, trapped as sex slave for IS

11 Jan 2018

Kerala woman forcibly converted, trapped as sex slave for IS

Two persons have been arrested in Kerala for allegedly forcing a 24-year-old woman to convert and planning to take her to Syria as a 'sex slave' for IS terrorists.

Maneka Gandhi urges Bollywood to ensure safe workplaces for women

14 Dec 2017

Maneka Gandhi urges Bollywood to ensure safe workplaces for women

Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, wrote letters on Wednesday to 24 top Bollywood production houses, urging them to enforce the sexual harassment act.

Bengaluru Ola driver allegedly molests woman, threatens her

06 Dec 2017

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.

MP passes bill prescribing death for raping girls under 12

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.

Delhi, UP retain tag of 'most unsafe places' for women

01 Dec 2017

Delhi, UP retain tag of 'most unsafe places' for women

Delhi, India's 'rape capital', shows no signs of improvement. According to NCRB, the city witnessed 15,310 crimes against women last year, the highest in urban India.

Telangana man throws wife out of house over biryani

18 Nov 2017

Telangana man throws wife out of house over biryani

In a rather horrific case, a 25-year-old woman was thrown out of her home in Telangana by her husband for not making biryani as per his taste.

It will take 100 years for women to achieve equality

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.

Goa, Kerala best states for women, Delhi, Bihar worst

02 Nov 2017

Goa, Kerala best states for women, Delhi, Bihar worst

The first ever gender vulnerability index (GVI) has revealed that the safest state for women in India is Goa (0.66), followed by Kerala (0.63) and Mizoram (0.63).

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

26 Oct 2017

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.

Delhi, Sao Paulo most dangerous cities for women: Poll

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.

Delhi cabs to have child-lock stickers for women safety

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.