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Berlusconi named in US human trafficking report


October 31st, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been named in a US government report on human trafficking, over his alleged sexual relationship with an underage Moroccan ... Read more...

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Some Sri Lankan TV actresses in prostitution ring


July 26th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 26 (IANS) The Sri Lankan police said Tuesday that they are on the hunt for more than 20 local television actresses who are believed to be part of ... Read more...

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Over 8,000 trafficking cases registered in three years


March 10th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) As many as 8,701 cases of trafficking of women and children were registered under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act over a period of three years, ... Read more...

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Human trafficking manual helps police in northeast


February 20th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) What does human trafficking mean, why is it done, what punishment can it attract and how do we rehabilitate victims? A manual on human trafficking ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks police forces to get enrolled in ‘Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Course’


December 10th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.10 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday asked the police forces to get enrolled in the 'Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate Course' launched by the Indira Gandhi National Open ... Read more...

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SRK, Aamir can make a difference to society: Chitrangada Singh


September 4th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Issues like poverty, malnutrition and sex trafficking concern Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh, who feels that if saleable names from the Indian film industry like Aamir Khan ... Read more...

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Court questions Bihar on child trafficking


July 27th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Bihar High Court Tuesday issued notice to the Bihar government on the issue of child trafficking, asking it to respond within three weeks and file a ... Read more...

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Define under-18’s as children: Ministry


July 23rd, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a law being drafted for preventing offences against children, the women and child development ministry Friday pitched for adopting 18 years as the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Australia a source and destination for human trafficking for sexual servitude’


June 18th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jun 18 (ANI): Australia has been named as a source and destination for human trafficking for sexual servitude and forced labour by the US State Department.It said women from Thailand, ... Read more...

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US puts India on trafficking watch list for 7th year


June 14th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 14 (IANS) The United States has placed India on its second worst category on human trafficking for the seventh consecutive year, saying the latter has done significant work ... Read more...

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Former child labourers campaign for missing kids


April 7th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A theatre group of former child labourers has been enacting short skits and campaigning across Delhi along with an NGO to press the issue of missing kids ... Read more...

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95 percent of Pak truckers ‘indulge in sex with `boy’ helpers’


February 19th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.19 (ANI): At least 95 percent of truck drivers in Pakistan consider indulging in sexual activities during their rest time as their main entertainment.According to The News, transportation terminals and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ricky Martin turns spotlight on human trafficking


February 17th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Jorge J. Muñiz Ortiz San Juan, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Singer Ricky Martin has presented a study on human trafficking in Puerto Rico in which he said that people were trying to sell ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin calls for war against human trafficking


February 16th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Pop singer Ricky Martin has called upon people across the world to become "warriors of light" to combat human trafficking and child abuse. People were trying to sell ... Read more...

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Jan 19 deadline for STARS Foundation 2010 Impact Awards


January 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) London-based charity STARS Foundation has set a Jan 19 deadline for applications for its 2010 Impact Awards from organisations working with disadvantaged children in South Asia. The ... Read more...

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Half the districts in India are affected by human trafficking: NCW


October 4th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): According to a report of the National Commission for Women, (NCW) at least half of the 612 districts in the country are affected by trafficking of women ... Read more...

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Human trafficking from India to be probed


September 28th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) With growing incidence of poor and vulnerable women from India being lured into the flesh trade, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has constituted teams to investigate ... Read more...

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Lap dancing, a routine part of British workplaces


September 18th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 18 (ANI): Lap dancing has become a part of British working life, a campaign group has said.According to The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for women's rights, companies in the UK ... Read more...

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India hub of child trafficking in South Asia


August 19th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Nearly 150,000 women and children are trafficked from South Asia every year, "most of them from, via and to India", says a new report that also underlines ... Read more...

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India unconcerned over US report on human smuggling: Chidambaram


July 8th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India does not attach "too much attention" to a US report saying it is not doing enough to curb human smuggling but should do "what is ... Read more...

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India has failed to implement human trafficking laws: activists


June 17th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India has enough laws to check human trafficking but implementation of these laws is not a priority of the government, said human rights activists reacting to a ... Read more...

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US report puts India under watch for human trafficking


June 17th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington June 17(ANI): A US report on global human trafficking has placed India in tier 2 watch list of countries.The report that was released by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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India biggest market for trafficked Nepali women


June 17th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Despite efforts by the Nepal government and rights organisations to prevent human trafficking, India still remains the biggest foreign destination for victims, with an estimated 10,000-15,000 Nepali women ... Read more...

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India not doing enough to combat ‘modern slavery’: US report (Lead)


June 17th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 17 (IANS) Saying that New Delhi is not doing enough to curb human smuggling, the US has placed India in the second worst category in a blacklist of ... Read more...

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India is a source, destination and transit country for human trafficking: US report


June 17th, 2009 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 16 (IANS) Saying that New Delhi is not doing enough to curb human smuggling, the US has placed India on Tier 2 watch list of countries in a ... Read more...

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US places India on watch list on human trafficking


June 17th, 2009 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 16 (IANS) The US has placed India on tier 2 watch list of countries in a report on human trafficking, saying New Delhi is not doing enough to ... Read more...

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Iran detains 121 Afghans, foils human trafficking bid


April 12th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iranian officials have foiled a major human trafficking attempt by detaining 121 Afghan nationals who had illegally entered the country, IRNA reported Sunday, quoting authorities. Six people have ... Read more...

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`Comprehensive legislation needed to tackle human trafficking’


November 15th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) There is an urgent need to have a comprehensive legislation to tackle human trafficking, Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan said here Saturday, adding: "It touches on ... Read more...

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UN Committee wants more from India on human rights


July 8th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) A UN committee has recommended repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, more budgetary support for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and setting up ... Read more...

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India on US human trafficking watch list for fifth year


June 5th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US has placed India on its second worst category of human trafficking watch list for the fifth year in a row for allegedly failing to ... Read more...

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