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"

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’"

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"

Departmental inquiry initiated against J&K IAS officer Shah Faesal for ‘sarcastic’ tweet

“Rape is not part of government policy that criticism of rape would mean criticism of government policy and invite action. If it’s so then I plead guilty,” Faesal told The Indian Express. A departmental inquiry has been initiated against 2010-batch IAS officer Shah Faesal for his April 22 tweet which said, “Patriarchy+Population+Illiteracy+Alcohol+Porn+Technology+Anarchy = Rapistan!” Faesal, the former Managing Director of J&K State Power Development Corporation, had topped the civil services exam and is the only…

"Departmental inquiry initiated against J&K IAS officer Shah Faesal for ‘sarcastic’ tweet"

Government bans plastic in the entire Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh government has banned the use of polythene bags and items of common use made of plastic from July 15, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today. “We have decided to ban plastic in the entire state from July 15,” he said on Twitter. “I appeal that after July 15 plastic cups, glasses and polythene should not be used at any level. This will need the cooperation of all of you,” the message in Hindi,…

"Government bans plastic in the entire Uttar Pradesh"

Over 66,000 RTI queries awaiting clearance in Karnataka

MYSURU: State information commissioner KM Chandregowda on Friday disposed of as many as 16 Right To Information (RTI) applications – a figure that was set in stark relief when he announced that there were more than 66,000 RTI applications pending clearance across the state. Bengaluru has the highest number of pending RTI queries. As many as 1,88,386 RTI queries have been made since the implementation of the Act in the state in 2005. Of these…

"Over 66,000 RTI queries awaiting clearance in Karnataka"

Female Supreme Court judges from around the world share their darkest moments

Lady Hale and three other female firsts discuss humiliation, corruption accusations and how to overcome self-doubt Lady Hale and three fellow female Supreme Court justices from across the globe gathered in Gray’s Inn Hall yesterday to discuss the most challenging moments of their lives. The four trailblazers — all the first women appointed to their respective Supreme Courts — reflected on gender equality in law, the value of role models and what they hope their…

"Female Supreme Court judges from around the world share their darkest moments"

Pay fine for keeping side-view mirror of your cars closed

This was decided in a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Administrator’s Advisory Council on Traffic Management. People who keep side view mirrors of their cars closed, will be challaned from October 1. This was decided in a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Administrator’s Advisory Council on Traffic Management. The fine amount is Rs 300. Chairperson of the committee Sanjay Tandon, however, stated that he has asked the traffic police to first…

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