Women’s rights need more than just a social media campaign: NCCB

In an interview with DW, Indian feminist V. S. Elizabeth says that although the global #MeToo movement had an impact on India, it is still restricted to the educated middle class with an access to the Internet. V.S. Elizabeth: Women’s role in India varies according to the region, class, caste and very often also the religion. Upper caste and middle class women have a great deal of opportunities, both educational as well as professional. But…

"Women’s rights need more than just a social media campaign: NCCB"

Game draws attention to India’s human trafficking

Leena Kejriwal uses art and gaming to share stories of human trafficking and encourage players to take action in the real world. Thousands of girls are forced into the sex trade in India each year. Leena Kejriwal’s art installations are hiding in plain sight across India. In small towns and big cities, stark black silhouettes of little girls are spray-painted on buildings, railway station walls, the boundaries of schools and in crowded markets. They tell…

"Game draws attention to India’s human trafficking"

3597 people died due to potholes in 2017

Potholes across India killed 3,597 people in 2017, The Times of India reported on Sunday. This was a more than 50% rise in toll since 2016, the report said, adding that at least 10 people died due to potholes every day. In contrast, 803 people died due to terror-related activities in India in 2017. This included civilians, security personnel and suspected terrorists. Roads in several parts of the country often develop potholes during the monsoon,…

"3597 people died due to potholes in 2017"

UP Cop Files Complaint Against Himself for ‘Failing’ to Prevent Cow Smuggling

Kharkhoda station house officer (SHO) Rajendra Tyagi said he had stipulated rules that action would be taken against erring officers if they did not act against a crime. An Uttar Pradesh police officer has filed a complaint against himself and others for failing to prevent cow smuggling in the area of his jurisdiction. Kharkhoda station house officer (SHO) Rajendra Tyagi told ANI that he had stipulated rules that action would be taken against erring officers…

"UP Cop Files Complaint Against Himself for ‘Failing’ to Prevent Cow Smuggling"

Rescue Operations Chargeable in India

Helicopter Rides To Be Chargeable During Rescue Operations In Uttarakhand This is the first time any state has issued an order to charge people during rescue operations. DEHRADUN (UTTARAKHAND): Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority on Saturday issued a notification that stated the passengers would be charged for availing helicopters during rescue operations at the time of disasters. Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority, in its notification, said that the charges for the normal passengers availing helicopters…

"Rescue Operations Chargeable in India"

Woman Advocate raped inside his chamber in South Delhi’s Saket Court Complex

Accused Advocate, who is in his 50’s, has been arrested from South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar Area and was later produced before the Saket Court. In her statement to Police, Woman Advocate stated that Advocate was in an inebriated condition and sexually assaulted her inside his Chamber. Woman Lawyer works in the same complex. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (South) Romil Baaniya has stated that, “Victim, in her statement to the police, said the accused, who…

"Woman Advocate raped inside his chamber in South Delhi’s Saket Court Complex"

Lack of Women’s Safety is a ‘Social Problem’

IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has stated that,”Issues related to women’s safety are a “social problem”, and steps are being taken by Government towards women safety”. While addressing an Indian Professionals Forum Summit at Asia House in London, Law Minister Prasad strongly refuted a recent survey by Thomson Reuters Foundation that ranked India as the world’s most dangerous country for women, followed by Afghanistan and Syria. Prasad pointed out that noted Report had…

"Lack of Women’s Safety is a ‘Social Problem’"

The Two Recent Sex Scandals That Hit The Catholic Church In Kerala Is Just Tip Of The Iceberg

Two sex scandals in a matter of just a few days, first in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the second one in the Syro-Malabar Church, two powerful Catholic sects in Kerala have opened a can of worms with, many from the community demanding answers from their leaders. In the first case, five priests of the Orthodox Church were accused of blackmailing sexually abusing a married woman for years. Based on her complaint all the…

"The Two Recent Sex Scandals That Hit The Catholic Church In Kerala Is Just Tip Of The Iceberg"

Media can help sexual violence survivors get justice, but it needs to be more sensitive

The blatant disregard of these laws and guidelines shown by the media in its coverage of the Kathua case points to a worrying trend. In April 2018, reports of the brutal gangrape and murder of a little girl in Kathua sent shock waves across the nation. However, in the ensuing outrage, media houses failed to follow important due processes with respect to the reporting of sexual assault. These violations were blatant – not only was…

"Media can help sexual violence survivors get justice, but it needs to be more sensitive"

SBI credit card fraud: Card holders duped of Rs 5 crore

For duping over 2,000 SBI Credit Cardholders for over Rs 5 crore in the guise of sending gifts, the Cyber Crime Branch of the Cyberabad City Police on Wednesday arrested 30 people. The fraud first came to light when Mrudula Koduri, Assistant Manager, SBI Cards and Payments Services reached out to the Cyber Crime police in June following complaints registered with their customer care service. The complainants said they received phone calls from unknown persons…

"SBI credit card fraud: Card holders duped of Rs 5 crore"