abuse of women

Bollywood condemns Guwahati molestation

July 14th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) "Disgusting" and "shameful" is how Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Farhan Akhtar have dubbed the molestation of a teenager by a mob in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tripura official suspended for molesting woman colleague

January 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 3 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday suspended a senior official for molesting a junior woman employee at the work place and has begun departmental proceedings against him, an ... Read more...

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Culture odyssey: The eclectic journey of Indian dance (Feature, With Images)

July 22nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) From temple dancers and royal courtesans to modern-day prima donnas: Indian classical dance has gone far in the last 100 years from seclusion to the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Rapes assuming epidemic proportions in Pak’s Sindh province

January 21st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 21(ANI): 120 cases of rape, including six of gang rape, were reported in Pakistan's Sindh province between May 1, 2008 to October 31, 2008, provincial Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Afghan women still face brutal abuses, says UN report

December 10th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Afghan women still reportedly suffer horrible abuses, including forced marriages, 'honour' killings and are compelled somehow or the other to take the extreme step of self-immolation.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani held for killing wife in Italy

October 5th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Modena (Italy), Oct 5 (IANS/AKI) A Pakistani was arrested near this northern Italian city after he allegedly killed his wife when she defending their daughter for refusing an arranged marriage.Ahmad Khan Butt, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pink taxis for women now on Mexico’s streets

October 21st, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Paula Escalada Medrano Puebla (Mexico), Oct 21 (EFE) Thirty five pink taxis - driven by female cabbies and picking up only women as customers - travel back and forth in this central ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shabana addresses global summit on women’s abuse in Afghanistan

July 11th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Ignoring her family's concern for her safety, Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi visited Afghanistan this week on an invitation by the UN to be the main ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shabana Invited By the UN In Violence Ridden Kabul To Lecture Against Violence

July 9th, 2009 - 12:19 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaShabana will be the main speaker at a global meet on violence against women.Shabana Azmi left for Afghanistan on Tuesday night on an invitation from the United Nations ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UK Muslim clerics to be purged who dont prevent domestic abuse of women

September 26th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept.26 (ANI): The Muslim community in Britain has decided to purge spiritual leaders (imams) who remain silent on the issue of domestic abuse, including incidents of women being burnt, lashed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Witherspoon speaks out against domestic abuse on Brazilian stage

August 29th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon has spoken against domestic violence during her recent visit to Brazil.The Legally Blonde star is touring the South American country as part of her duties ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dabur defies Maoists, sets Miss Nepal date

August 11th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian ayurvedic giant Dabur has defied the diktat of Nepal's Maoists and said the Miss Nepal beauty pageant it sponsors annually will not be discontinued. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rape accused should not be granted bail: Sheila Dikshit

August 10th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Those accused of rape should not be granted bail, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Saturday and urged the people to "socially boycott" such individuals. “The crime ... Read more...

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British kids to be taught about domestic violence, forced marriages

June 13th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): British children as young as five must be taught about the evils of domestic violence and forced marriages, MPs have said. A hard-hitting report demands a nationwide ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tourism projects a bane for local community: report

May 3rd, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Tourism development projects propagated as eco-friendly and employment generating adversely affect the local community's rights, livelihood and access to resources, says a report prepared by 150 civil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A new Tower of Babel? Iraqis flee sectarian violence

March 23rd, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by admin
By Nicholas Rigillo Brussels, March 23 (DPA) Professor Taher Alwan, 46, used to teach at Baghdad University's institute of fine arts. In 1996, he left Iraq in protest at Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, ... Read more...

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