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Congress slams Trinamool, says it can go alone in Bengal


September 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Alleging that alliance partner Trinamool Congress was trying to politically finish off the Congress in West Bengal, the party's state unit Wednesday said it was capable ... Read more...

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Congress criticises Mamata’s move to compensate rape victims


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday rapped the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government, in which it itself is a partner, for the "peculiar" and "strange" idea of compensating ... Read more...

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Bengal to compensate victims of crimes against women


September 7th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Victims of crimes against women would henceforth be compensated in West Bengal, with the Mamata Banerjee cabinet Thursday ratifying the proposed scheme that would also ... Read more...

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Court pulls up cop for lax rape probe


June 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Pulling up the investigation officer (IO) in a four-year-old girl's rape case, a Delhi court has sought an explanation from her for not conducting the ... Read more...

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Pakistan SC concerned over out-of-court settlements


June 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Taking suo motu cognisance of a teenaged girl's case, the Pakistani Supreme Court has expressed concern over the factors compelling rape victims' families to go for ... Read more...

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Delhi rape victims to get Rs.3 lakh as compensation


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Victims of rape and acid attacks in the capital will be given a compensation of Rs.3-5 lakh, the Delhi government announced Monday.The relief will come ... Read more...

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NCW members to visit Kolkata April 2


March 31st, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Amid reports of a large number of rape cases across West Bengal, a delegation of National Commission for Women (NCW) is scheduled to visit Kolkata ... Read more...

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Budget hike for social sector garners mixed response


March 17th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Representatives from civil society and non-governmental organisations Saturday welcomed the 45 percent hike in investment on women and child development adding that funding gaps ... Read more...

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‘Create a helpline for rape victims’


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) In a significant development, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to create a helpline for rape victims.A bench comprising ... Read more...

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Trinamool MP criticises Mamata, questions ‘change’ in Bengal


March 1st, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Once an ardent supporter, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has criticised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the state of affairs in West Bengal, particularly political ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to compensate rape victims


February 29th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 29 (IANS) The Meghalaya cabinet has approved a comprehensive policy to pay compensation to victims of rape and human trafficking, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said Wednesday."Rape victims in ... Read more...

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Haryana sets up board to help rape victims


February 28th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday announced that it has constituted a board for protection of women who are victims of rape and criminal incidents.The board will provide ... Read more...

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‘Betis’ in Madhya Pradhesh do not feel safe


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 23 (IANS) The heartland of India Madhya Pradesh is unsafe for women -- figures of rapes and deaths of women in the state during the last three years ... Read more...

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Mulayam’s job promise to raped women draws flak


January 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's promise of giving jobs to rape victims was slammed Monday by Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath and ... Read more...

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Rape victims will be given government jobs: Mulayam


January 29th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Siddharth Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 29 (IANS) Hitting out at the Mayawati government for rising incidents of rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav ... Read more...

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H&M defends ‘Girl with Dragon Tattoo’ fashion line


December 15th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) H&M’s Girl with Dragon Tattoo collection has been accused of glamorizing rape. British blogger and journalist Natalie Karneef spoke about the clothing line on her recent blog ... Read more...

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Rita Bahuguna’s plea sent to high court chief justice


November 8th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the chief justice of the Allahabad High Court to place before an appropriate bench Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita ... Read more...

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Mendes visits rape victims


October 25th, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Hollywood actress Eva Mendes has visited rape victims in Sierra Leone as part of a new documentary.The "Hitch" star jetted out to the African country ... Read more...

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How barbaric is Pakistani society, wonders daily


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Terrible atrocities often go unnoticed, showing "just how barbaric a society we have become", Pakistani daily said Monday as it expressed shock over sexual assault ... Read more...

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Justice still eludes Nepal’s civil war rape victims


October 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 1 (IANS) Five years after a decade of violent Maoist insurgency ended with the former guerrillas now heading the transitional government, hundreds of silent victims who suffered rape ... Read more...

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Omar apologises for disclosure of names of rape victims


September 30th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday tendered an unqualified apology in the state assembly for the disclosure of names and addresses of rape victims ... Read more...

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Government admits loopholes in probing rape cases


August 10th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Wednesday accepted that the process of probing rape cases in India was not free of loopholes, but said efforts were being made to ... Read more...

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A man and his motley troupe perform for justice (Feature)


July 31st, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 31 (IANS) Rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, mechanics and tailors - they are members of his theatre group. With their help, Sanjeeba, the owner of a picture frames shop, ... Read more...

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BJP wants rape victims, kin to join sit-in


July 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to corner the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government over "rising crimes against women", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday called upon victims and ... Read more...

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Don’t disclose rape victim’s identity, says Himachal court


July 18th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) Taking serious note of disclosure of a rape victim's identity by a subordinate court, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday directed the trial courts not to ... Read more...

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Government to compensate rape victims


July 6th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The central government told the Delhi High Court Wednesday that it will implement within six weeks a system to provide financial assistance to rape victims ... Read more...

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Delhi government proposes fast track courts for rape cases


May 27th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Delhi government has written to the chief justice of the Delhi High Court urging him to set up fast track courts for ensuring speedy ... Read more...

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Can traumatic memories be erased?


April 28th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Can war veterans, rape victims and other people who have witnessed horrific crimes have their traumatic memories erased? Scientists believe so."I think we will be able ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to reduce traumatic memories


April 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, UCLA life scientists have made a discovery that may make the reduction of traumatic memories a reality.Veterans of war, rape victims and other people ... Read more...

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Minority women in Bangladesh gang raped in 2001-02: report


April 26th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A judicial commission in Bangladesh has concluded that "over 200 minority women were gang raped" in the violence following the October 2001 parliamentary poll that ... Read more...

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Pak SC judge writes dissenting note in Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 22(ANI): A Pakistan Supreme Court judge, who was part of three-member bench that acquitted five of the six accused in the Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case on Thursday, has written a ... Read more...

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Mukhtaran gangrape accused’s acquittal seen as setback to women’s rights in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 22(ANI): The acquittal of five of the six accused in the Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case by Pakistan's Supreme Court is being seen as a setback to women's rights in the ... Read more...

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Biden compares GOP Economic Strategy to ‘ blaming rape victims’ for being raped


March 20th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.20 (ANI): United States Vice President Joe Biden has compared Republican approaches on economic reform in the budget to blaming rape victims for being raped.Speaking at a fundraiser in ... Read more...

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Rape victims to get monetary compensation


March 9th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A day after the International Women`s Day, the central government told the Delhi High Court Wednesday that it will soon announce a policy to provide ... Read more...

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Amar Singh takes off trousers at press meet


February 10th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Cheesed off with the-oft repeated criticism about using luxury vehicles during his much-hyped Purvachal Yatra in pursuance of his campaign for carving out a new state out of ... Read more...

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