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

19 Oct 2020

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

In garb of entertainment, TikTok promotes rape, domestic violence

19 May 2020

In garb of entertainment, TikTok promotes rape, domestic violence

From being a harmless app meant for leisure, TikTok has turned into a problematic platform, one that brazenly promotes rape, domestic violence, acid attacks, and strokes religious tensions.

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

19 May 2020

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

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

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.

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

14 Feb 2020

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

Another woman accuses choreographer Ganesh Acharya of sexual harassment

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

Hyderabad encounter: Bollywood celebrities 'hail' police for killing the accused

06 Dec 2019

Hyderabad encounter: Bollywood celebrities 'hail' police for killing the accused

On Friday morning, India woke up to the news that all four accused in the gruesome rape-and-murder of a 27-year-old lady veterinary were killed in an encounter with police.

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

05 Dec 2019

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

#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.

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

24 Jul 2019

Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment

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".

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

18 Jul 2019

#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.

Kapil Sibal called female employees 'b**ch', tweets Barkha Dutt

15 Jul 2019

Kapil Sibal called female employees 'b**ch', tweets Barkha Dutt

In an astonishing turn of events, renowned journalist Barkha Dutt went on a rant against senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, accusing him of duping nearly 200 employees of Tiranga TV, a news channel which started before Lok Sabha elections.

Indian women losing uteruses over illiteracy, unemployment

12 Jul 2019

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

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

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 sparks row with 'underwear' comment against Jaya Prada

15 Apr 2019

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.

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

13 Jan 2019

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

'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

#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

#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.

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

03 Sep 2018

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.

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

27 Jul 2018

#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.

Kerala: Nun alleges Bishop raped her 13-times in two years

30 Jun 2018

Kerala: Nun alleges Bishop raped her 13-times in two years

A nun in Kerala's Syro-Malabar church has accused a bishop of raping her 13 times in two years and filed a police complaint at Kuravilangad police station on Friday.

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.

Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

16 Apr 2018

Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

Preliminary CBI investigation has revealed that several high-profile politicians, bureaucrats and cops were involved in shielding BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old woman, sources said.

Second sexual harassment case filed against investor Mahesh Murthy

21 Mar 2018

Second sexual harassment case filed against investor Mahesh Murthy

Just a month after angel investor Mahesh Murthy was arrested in a molestation case and granted bail by a court, Mumbai Police on Wednesday registered the second sexual harassment against him after a woman approached them.

Angel Investor Mahesh Murthy arrested in stalking and harassment case

09 Feb 2018

Angel Investor Mahesh Murthy arrested in stalking and harassment case

Mumbai Police have arrested VC and Pinstorm Founder-CEO Mahesh Murthy acting on a sexual harassment complaint by a Delhi-based woman. Notably, Murthy had helped in launching MTV in India.

Case against angel investor Mahesh Murthy for sexual harassment

03 Jan 2018

Case against angel investor Mahesh Murthy for sexual harassment

Mumbai Police have filed a sexual harassment case against Mahesh Murthy, Pinstorm founder and partner at Seedfund, after the NCW wrote to them about complaints they had received.

Nirmala Sitharaman, India's second female defense minister, after Indira

03 Sep 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman, India's second female defense minister, after Indira

The highlight of the Modi government's third cabinet reshuffle is Nirmala Sitharaman.

Assam gang-rape: NCW wants case tried in fast-track court

22 May 2017

Assam gang-rape: NCW wants case tried in fast-track court

The National Commission for Women wants the recent gang-rape and murder of a 21-year-old in Assam to be tried in a fast-track court.

Assam- Six arrested for torturing, raping and killing 21-year-old

12 May 2017

Assam- Six arrested for torturing, raping and killing 21-year-old

Six people, all likely teenagers, were arrested for allegedly torturing, raping and killing a 21-year-old in Assam's West Karbi Anglong district.

Bangalore molestation: 4 out of 6 arrested

06 Jan 2017

Bangalore molestation: 4 out of 6 arrested

Molestation of a north-eastern woman in Bangalore found a major breakthrough with the city police arresting four out of the six molesters; two are still at large.