Maneka Gandhi is a former Minister of Women and Child Development, and a current BJP member in the Lok Sabha. She is also a self-described animal rights leader, and is the founder of People for Animals, an animal welfare organization. Recently, she hit headlines for her comments on the pregnant elephant’s saddening death in Kerala. “Mallapuram (sic) is known for its intense criminal activity specially with regards to animals,” she had tweeted, which invited massive backlash from the state. Her NGO’s web page was hacked by Kerala cyber warriors, who said the reason as: “Maneka Gandhi dragged the sad death of pregnant elephant for dirty politics.” A case has also been filed against her under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
04 Jul 2020
The Nagaland government on Friday banned the sale of dog meat in the state along with the commercial import and trading of dogs.
03 Jun 2020
The death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala has made the entire nation angry, because of the sheer brutality which humans meted on her.
24 Jul 2019
At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".
21 Jul 2019
In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.
11 Jun 2019
According to reports, Bharatiya Janata Party's Dr. Virendra Kumar will be the pro-tem or interim speaker for the 17th Lok Sabha.
12 May 2019
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.
16 Apr 2019
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.
12 Apr 2019
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi was caught on camera threatening Muslim voters in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, from where she will contest polls this time.
20 Jan 2019
A controversy erupted after a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh made offensive remarks on BSP Chief Mayawati saying she was 'worse than a eunuch'.
08 Dec 2018
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.
01 Dec 2018
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today expressed hope that the proposed anti-trafficking bill would be passed by the Rajya Sabha in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament.
24 Nov 2018
The new proposed amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) plan to crack down on child pornography.
15 Nov 2018
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.
05 Nov 2018
Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for slamming Centre over the killing of tigress Avni (T-1), Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that no previous government has worked with the kind of "depth and seriousness" this dispensation has.
17 Oct 2018
Embattled Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, has resigned from his post in light of sexual harassment allegations against him.
10 Oct 2018
At a time when Union Minister and former editor MJ Akbar is facing serious allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure as a journalist, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has come forward and spoken about the #MeToo movement.
08 Oct 2018
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said she has asked the Law Ministry to not keep any age limit to report child sexual abuse, allowing people to complain about what has happened to them even "10-15 years later".
05 Oct 2018
The operation to catch the man-eater tigress of Maharashtra's Yavatmal and her two cubs got into trouble, when an elephant freed for the operation, ran amok and trampled a woman to death at Chahand village in Ralegao tahsil on Wednesday.
30 Sep 2018
Striking down 158-year-old provisions of adultery under IPC Section 497, the Supreme Court recently said, "Any provision of law affecting individual dignity and equality of women invites wrath of Constitution. It's time to say that husband is not the master of wife."
16 Sep 2018
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.
13 Sep 2018
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified a new Prevention of Cruelties to Animals (Pet Shops) Rule to prevent the abuse in India's pet trade.
08 Sep 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry has invited nominations for this year's National Children Awards given to children with outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service, and bravery.
07 Sep 2018
The Women and Child Development Ministry have invited nominations for this year's 'Nari Shakti Puraskar', the highest civilian honor for women in India.
03 Sep 2018
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.
03 Sep 2018
In an empowering move, the government is set to make mentioning father's name not-mandatory when applying for a new PAN card.
24 Aug 2018
There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.
08 Aug 2018
Women and Child Development Ministry has ordered a social audit of over 9,000 child care institutions across India in two months, an official said today.
07 Aug 2018
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will be meeting a team of online streaming service Netflix this week to ensure gender-sensitive, and child-friendly content is displayed on the platform, a senior WCD official said.
31 Jul 2018
Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi created controversy by calling transgenders "the other ones," she has tweeted an "apology," claiming she didn't know "the official terminology for the transgender community."
25 Jul 2018
Every year, September would be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month to mark India's fight against malnutrition, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has said.
24 Jul 2018
Monkey menace has now struck the official residence of the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
21 Jul 2018
The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has said that it has asked all states and Union Territories to issue instructions for conducting an inspection of all homes run by the Missionaries of Charity (MoC).
20 Jul 2018
An official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has said passports of eight NRI husbands, who abandoned their wives, have been canceled and lookout notices against them issued.
17 Jul 2018
A day after authorities rescued the fourth baby sold by a Sister and a staff member at a Missionaries of Charity shelter home in Jharkhand, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has directed all states to inspect such child care institutions (CCI) run by the organization.
17 Jul 2018
After cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) surfaced recently, the Indian Government has ordered all the states to get MoC homes inspected immediately.
15 Jul 2018
Delhi High Court has asked Air India to replace the chairperson of its panel looking into the sexual harassment allegations by an air hostess against one of its senior officials.
06 Jul 2018
Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi is fighting again to make things easier for single mothers.
27 Jun 2018
The survey by Thomson Reuters ranking India as the most dangerous country for women has sparked a controversy.
14 Jun 2018
An inter-department panel has proposed strict measures to check abandonment of Indian wives by NRIs.
14 Jun 2018
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.