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Marathi actor arrested in Goa parlour raid


September 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Marathi actor Sachit Pati was arrested along with five others when police raided a Goa massage parlour and rescued five women, officials said Friday.The six were ... Read more...

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Trafficking of Thai women in Goa salons


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The Goa Police is on the trail of an international trafficking gang which has been "supplying" young Thai women to work as masseurs and hair-stylists and ... Read more...

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China acts against foreign prostitutes


August 1st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Authorities in the Chinese capital have been urged to stem the entry of foreign sex workers following the arrest of four such women in a downtown ... Read more...

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India’s winning plan to fight AIDS holds hope for Africa (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds hope for Africa where over two- thirds of the ... Read more...

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Africa eyes India’s winning plan to fight AIDS


July 30th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) A highly successful AIDS prevention programme launched in India by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has evoked great interest in Africa where over two thirds of ... Read more...

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Not encouraging the sex trade, says SC


July 27th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday sought to allay the impression as if it was endorsing prostitution by modifying its July 19, 2011 order on the central ... Read more...

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Sex workers strive to fight exclusion, discrimination


July 27th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata July 26 (IANS) Resolving to take forward the fight against "exclusion and "discriminatory practices", over 550 sex workers from 46 countries released a declaration at the ongoing International AIDS ... Read more...

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Delhi sex workers challenge eviction order in court


July 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Four sex workers from the capital's G.B. Road red light area have challenged a government eviction order against them in the Delhi High Court, which ... Read more...

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Sex workers fight for rights at Kolkata conclave


July 25th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) A demand for a fight for their rights and safe sex practices Tuesday marked the ongoing global Sex Workers Freedom Festival in Kolkata, where around 550 ... Read more...

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Global conference of sex workers starts in Kolkata


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Aiming to provide a pathway for ensuring basic freedoms for sex workers, a week-long festival started Sunday in Kolkata with 500 participants from 41 countries.The Sex ... Read more...

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Kolkata to host global conference of sex workers


July 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) With US imposing travel restrictions on overseas sex workers from attending the International AIDS Conference in Washington from Sunday, a week-long meet is being held here ... Read more...

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Indian sex workers to video connect with world AIDS meet in US


July 5th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Sex workers from various parts of the country will gather in Kolkata to connect through video conferencing to the International AIDS Conference in the ... Read more...

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French minister seeks end of prostitution in Europe


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) French minister for women's rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to organise a conference of experts on how to abolish sex trade and human trafficking in Europe, The ... Read more...

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Tirath discusses issues of community-based organisations


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath Monday met the representatives of community-based organisations working for transgenders, sex workers and urban poor from ... Read more...

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Court allows 15 rescued sex workers to leave reform home


April 13th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday allowed the release of 15 sex workers, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, from a reform home here after they were rescued ... Read more...

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Brazil to distribute 20 mn female condoms


March 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian health ministry announced Tuesday that it has acquired 20 million female condoms that will be distributed free to the people, mainly among ... Read more...

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Celebs do not get credit for social causes: Boman


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani rues that celebrities are not given enough credit for their efforts towards social causes despite the fact that they are always the ... Read more...

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‘Educated girls entering flesh trade for money’ (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Observing that even educated girls from well-off families were entering the flesh trade to fund their lifestyles, the Supreme Court Friday said rescue and rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Sex workers issue trans-gender, rehabilitation key: Apex court


January 27th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said rescue and rehabilitation of girl sex workers was a complex problem, and could not be solved without schemes for their ... Read more...

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No targeting of women visitors from Central Asia: India


January 13th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Amid reports that Indian missions have been asked to toughen screening for female visa applicants from central Asian countries, the government has clarified that there ... Read more...

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Homosexual prostitute racket busted in China


January 11th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) A prostitute racket has been busted in China's Nanning city, where all the sex workers turned out to be males who underwent a sex-change operation or ... Read more...

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Spanish prostitutes to wear fluorescent vests for safety


December 4th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Highway prostitutes working outside a town in northern Spain have been ordered to wear reflective vests to make them visible to passing traffic and reduce the ... Read more...

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Decriminalise homosexuality to fight HIV: Caribbean expert


November 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Nassau (Bahamas), Nov 21 (IANS/CMC) A leading researcher in HIV/AIDS from the Caribbean islands has called on regional governments to consider decriminalisation of homosexuality as part of the overall fight against ... Read more...

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India close to eliminating syphilis: NACO


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India is close to eradicating syphilis, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) said Wednesday."There has been ... Read more...

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Mamata marks ‘Bhai Phonta’ with her guards, journos


October 28th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday put 'phonta' (sacred mark) on her security guards and also several journalists as the whole state celebrated 'Bhai ... Read more...

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Veena Malik plays sex worker


October 21st, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) After all the controversies in "Bigg Boss 4" and shooting an item song, Pakistani model Veena Malik has bagged the biographical role of a sex worker.Veena ... Read more...

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HIV project saved 100,000 in India from infection: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) An estimated 100,000 people in India may have been lucky in escaping HIV infection due to a project that targeted high-risk groups in six states, according ... Read more...

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I write for Indian readers: Ashwin Sanghi


October 2nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (IANS) From Jesus Christ in Kashmir to a modern Chanakya from Uttar Pradesh -- novelist Ashwin Sanghi, winner of the Vodafone Crossword Award in the popular ... Read more...

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Ranbir Kapoor sings for sex workers (Movie Snippets)


September 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Bollywood's heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is a charmer -- while shooting for a scene with sex workers for his forthcoming film "Rockstar", he sang for them ... Read more...

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ID cards sought for sex workers


September 6th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Unorganized workers Tuesday launched a three-day protest in West Bengal in support of eight demands, including recognition of and identity cards to sex workers.Twenty-two unions involved ... Read more...

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Apex court wants scheme to rehabilitate sex workers (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the central government to formulate an effective scheme for the rehabilitation of the sex workers who want to voluntarily quit ... Read more...

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Delhi’s sex workers support Hazare


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Hundreds of sex workers in Delhi are supporting activist Anna Hazare in his agitation for a strong Lokpal bill, an NGO working for their welfare ... Read more...

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22 Chinese women rescued from forced prostitution


August 14th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 22 women, who were forced to become sex workers in a Chinese city, have been rescued by police, officials said Sunday.Six suspects have been ... Read more...

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Himachal to rehabilitate sex workers


August 8th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will rehabilitate sex workers by generating self-employment opportunities for them, an official said here Monday."The cabinet Monday decided to launch a scheme of providing ... Read more...

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Apex court orders funds for panel on sex workers (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the central government to provide a permanent office and funds to a panel set up by it for educating people ... Read more...

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