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Mumbai: Bollywood casting director arrested for running prostitution racket

16 Jan 2020

Mumbai: Bollywood casting director arrested for running prostitution racket

The social service branch (SSB) of Mumbai Police on Wednesday arrested a casting director for allegedly running a prostitution racket in the city. The accused has been identified as Navin Kumar Premlal Arya (32).

Bollywood actor, model busted for running prostitution racket in Mumbai

11 Jan 2020

Bollywood actor, model busted for running prostitution racket in Mumbai

The Mumbai Police on Friday busted a prostitution racket operating out of a five-star hotel and arrested two women.

Sex racket busted from Gurugram Sector 57 rented house

27 May 2019

Sex racket busted from Gurugram Sector 57 rented house

On Saturday, a sex racket operating from Sushant Lok Phase-3 in Gurugram's Sector 57 was busted by the police.

Sex racket operating from Delhi mall spa busted by DCW

21 May 2019

Sex racket operating from Delhi mall spa busted by DCW

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday claimed to have busted a sex racket, operating out of a spa inside a mall in North Delhi's Rohini area.

Thane:Four, including two women, arrested for forcing girls into prostitution

03 Nov 2018

Thane:Four, including two women, arrested for forcing girls into prostitution

Four girls, who were allegedly forced into flesh trade, were rescued and four persons, including two women, were arrested in Bhayander (Thane district) of Maharashtra, police said today.

Delhi: International prostitution-racket busted, 16 Nepali women among 18 rescued

31 Jul 2018

Delhi: International prostitution-racket busted, 16 Nepali women among 18 rescued

Eighteen women, including 16 from Nepal, were rescued from a prostitution racket in New Delhi.

Prominent Bengaluru bar in trouble for 'indecent, obscene' activities

05 Jul 2018

Prominent Bengaluru bar in trouble for 'indecent, obscene' activities

Police have busted illegal activities in one of Bengaluru's prominent bars, rescuing at least 32 women and arresting six employees.

US: Indian-origin man sold fake massage-training certificates to prostitution rings

29 Jun 2018

US: Indian-origin man sold fake massage-training certificates to prostitution rings

An Indian-origin man in the US has pleaded guilty to selling fraudulent massage-therapy training certificates for several New Jersey parlors that engaged in prostitution.

Top Tollywood producer arrested in US for sex-racket involving actresses

14 Jun 2018

Top Tollywood producer arrested in US for sex-racket involving actresses

A Telugu businessman-turned-film producer and his wife were nabbed in Chicago, US, for allegedly running a sex racket by exploiting young and vulnerable actresses.

Three, including two models, held for prostitution in Thane

11 Jun 2018

Three, including two models, held for prostitution in Thane

Three people, including two small-time models, were arrested by Thane Police for allegedly being involved in flesh trade in Bhayander township.

Actress Sangeetha, allegedly involved in prostitution, arrested from Chennai resort

03 Jun 2018

Actress Sangeetha, allegedly involved in prostitution, arrested from Chennai resort

Popular Tamil actress Sangeetha has been arrested from a Chennai resort for her alleged involvement in a prostitution ring.

New Zealand opens doors for immigrants with sex work skills

26 Apr 2018

New Zealand opens doors for immigrants with sex work skills

New Zealand (NZ), which became the first country in the world to legalize prostitution 15 years ago, has gone a step further.

India's oldest brothel Sonagachi gets a colorful makeover

31 Mar 2018

India's oldest brothel Sonagachi gets a colorful makeover

Often described as India's oldest and Asia's largest red-light district, Kolkata's Sonagachi has got a vibrant, colorful makeover, courtesy transgender artists and a Bangalore-based art collective.

Prostitutes and escorts offer services on LinkedIn despite ban

18 Feb 2018

Prostitutes and escorts offer services on LinkedIn despite ban

Five years ago, LinkedIn noticed thousands of profiles on the platform offering sexual services including escorts, "happy-ending massages" and more.

Telangana: Condoms in spas can lead to their shutting-down

19 Dec 2017

Telangana: Condoms in spas can lead to their shutting-down

The spas and beauty salons of Hyderabad's IT corridor Cyberabad will now have glass doors, no beds and no cross massages.

No paid sex in Goa without Aadhaar

17 Dec 2017

No paid sex in Goa without Aadhaar

Authorities often use Aadhaar to verify crime records of people (or the lack of it), but turns out it has the opposite use too: a certain section in Goa is using Aadhaar to verify whether people are undercover policemen.

How is this bot taking on Seattle's sex trade?

25 Nov 2017

How is this bot taking on Seattle's sex trade?

Seattle-based NGO Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) has created a chatbot to raise awareness amongst men about buying sex online.

Report: 15% brothels provide minors for sex in Mumbai

17 Aug 2017

Report: 15% brothels provide minors for sex in Mumbai

Minors form a major part of India's sex trade. A report by IJM and Maharashtra Commission for the Protection of Child Rights claims at least 15% of Mumbai's commercial sex establishments offer underage women for pleasure.