trafficking of women

Assam moots law to stop officials from employing minors


June 12th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday said the government planned to enact a law to prevent employment of children below 18 years by public servants and ... Read more...

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Court gets draft Delhi bill on trafficking of kids (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday submitted in the Delhi High Court a draft of a bill aimed at preventing trafficking of children through unregulated placement agencies.The court ... Read more...

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Draft law ready to regulate Delhi placement agencies


March 7th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has prepared a draft legislation to regulate placement agencies in the city.The court was hearing ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India aim to resolve border issues


July 30th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) India's Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said he had "very constructive talks" with his Bangladeshi counterpart to resolve border issues. Chidambaram's visit to Bangladesh took ... Read more...

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Chidambaram, Malik co-travellers for SAARC security conference (Roundup)


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram and his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik were Friday on the same Druk Air flight to Bhutan to attend a SAARC ... Read more...

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CPI urges Mamata Banerjee to check human trafficking


July 15th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and Lok Sabha member Gurudas Dasgupta Friday requested the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government to take steps to ... Read more...

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Crusading Mexican journalist says she won’t be cowed down


July 8th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 8 (IANS/EFE) Prominent Mexican journalist, activist and author Lydia Cacho said death threats she has received in recent days will not paralyse her with fear and stop ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to get Indian help in upholding human rights (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India's apex human rights body, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), will help Afghanistan in promoting human rights, prevent trafficking of women and children and ... Read more...

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Brothel business booming Down Under


March 14th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): Melbourne is witnessing a huge increase in the number of sex parlours - more than 2500 are now registered to operate freely across suburban locations.Victorian Government data has ... 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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SAARC countries pledge to combat terrorism, human trafficking


February 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorThimphu, Feb 8 (ANI): Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley today said that the member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) would work together to stamp ... Read more...

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India reiterates commitment to “zero death” in Bangladesh border


January 21st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by BNO News
DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BNO NEWS) -- India on Thursday reiterated its commitment to "zero death" along the border with Bangladesh, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency reported.Indian home secretary GK Pillai said the death ... Read more...

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HIV/AIDS support services in South Asia largely absent: UN


November 30th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) HIV/AIDS support services and treatment for migrants in South Asia, including India, are largely absent and need to be stepped up, a UNDP report released here Tuesday ... Read more...

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Nepal filmmakers turn their lens on trafficking


November 25th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 25 (IANS) Even as Nepal's best-known crusader against trafficking of women and children won recognition as a global hero, filmmakers in the Himalayan republic, one of the worst ... Read more...

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Indian Army officer’s daughter is Nepal’s new global hero


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 22 (IANS) The daughter of a former Indian Army colonel has become Nepal's new global hero, receiving a prestigious American award for her relentless work to prevent the ... Read more...

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Talks with Pakistan substantive, says Chidambaram


June 30th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said talks with his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik were "substantive" on security-related matters. "Substantive discussions on security-related matters and on post-26/11 were ... Read more...

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Will abide by Supreme Court decision on narco test: CBI Chief


May 29th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 29 (ANI): Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) DirectorAshwani Kumar said on Saturday the agency will abide by the Supreme Court's decision on narco analysis test.Inaugurating a three-day training module for ... Read more...

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Sex Allegations Brings To Halt Steven Seagal’s Reality Show


April 16th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The filming of a reality TV show starring actor Steven Seagal has been stopped due to alleged claims of violent sexual assaults made by one of ... Read more...

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Reality Show Involving Steven Seagal Stopped Due To Sexual Mistreatment Claims


April 16th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Shooting for a reality TV show starring actor Steven Seagal has been brought to a standstill while he deals with allegations of sexual mistreatment from ... Read more...

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Diplomats in London embassies using migrant domestic workers as “modern-day slaves”


February 21st, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21(ANI): Diplomats at several London embassies have been accused of using migrant domestic workers as "modern-day slaves", depriving them of food and subjecting them to abuse.The migrant workers claim that ... Read more...

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Dera Sacha Sauda members to marry sex workers


January 24th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana) Jan 24 (IANS) Six members of Dera Sacha Sauda, a religious sect, will marry sex workers here Monday in keeping with their word on fighting for the rights of women ... Read more...

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Report says students being recruited in Victoria’s Asian-dominated prostitution racket


January 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.21 (ANI): A confidential study of Victoria's sex industry has revealed that students are being recruited into the Australian state's Asian-dominated legal and illegal brothels by college staff, immigration agents and ... Read more...

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Human rights groups ask NWFP Govt. to ban ‘bride price’ to curb women trafficking


January 18th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan. 18 (ANI): In a bid to counter women trafficking, legal experts and human right groups have asked the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government to immediately ban 'bride price' in ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan returns to US after filming documentary in India


December 14th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has returned to the U.S. after a weeklong visit to India to shoot her documentary about the trafficking of women and children.The Mean ... Read more...

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India to sign three agreements with Bangladesh


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): India has today finalised three agreements with Bangladesh aiming at mutual assistance in criminal matters, combating terrorism and organised crime and illegal drug trafficking.The agreements will ... Read more...

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Violence against women still growing in Malaysia


November 26th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26(ANI): Domestic violence and rapes continue to rise in Malaysia despite several efforts made by the Government to curb the vices, said Malaysian Deputy Women, Family and Community Development ... Read more...

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“Courage Under Fire”: Documentary Pays Tribute To Journalists Who Showed It


November 13th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey San Francisco, Nov. 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The International Documentary Association is going to screen a special tribute to two journalists of Current Media, Laura Ling and Euna Lee in a ... 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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Asia Foundation names new Country Director for India


August 14th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The Asia Foundation has named Nick Langton as its resident Country Director in India to lead the Foundation's expanded programmeme activities in the country. Langton will operate from a ... Read more...

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Congress MP urges government to check trafficking of women


August 6th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh Madhu Gaud Yaskhi Thursday made an impassioned plea to the government to evolve an effective action plan to check trafficking of ... Read more...

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Chinese Police seize 19,000 guns ahead of National Day


July 20th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (Xinhua) The Chinese Police have seized 19,000 guns and nearly 500 tonnes of explosives in a crackdown on criminals in the past four months across the country, the public ... Read more...

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US hopeful of amnesty to American journalists arrested by North Korea


July 11th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 11 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hopeful that two American journalists detained by North Korea on charges of illegally entering the country will be granted amnesty. ... Read more...

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North Korea jails US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee for 12 Years


June 8th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
North Korea's top court has sentenced two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, to 12 years jail with hard labor for illegally entering the reclusive country to film a documentary.The sentencing ... Read more...

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Booming Malay sex sector requires no stimulus package


May 25th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (ANI): While most industrialists can be seen craving for more and more stimulus packages amid the ongoing recession, solicited sex in Malaysia is one sector that seems far ... Read more...

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