Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicAcid Attack

Topic: Acid Attack

How Hothur Shadab Wahab’s foundation is helping survivors of gender-based violence

With the #HothurEmpowers initiative, Hothur Foundation aims to not just help the abused, but educate people & children at the grassroots level, provide them employment & mentor them psychologically.

The Maharashtra Shakti bill on crimes against women, children & why it’s called ‘draconian’

The proposed Shakti bill by the Maharashtra government proposes several amendments to laws pertaining to sexual offences against women and children, including the death penalty.

HC reduces acid attack convict’s term, says frustration with wife ‘mitigating circumstance’

Tripura High Court bench also reduced the fine the convict was directed to pay and acquitted him of cruelty stating that 'petty quarrels' do not amount to cruelty under Section 498A.

Bad rating to TikTok on Play Store is easy. Harder to act on rape culture in Indian schools

Social media platforms should be held accountable for hate speech, but demanding a TikTok ban proves that your anger is misplaced and your approach is myopic.

TikTok’s Play Store rating drops to 2 after app carries video ‘glorifying’ acid attack

The hashtag #BanTikTok started trending after popular TikToker Faizal Siddiqui's video on 'acid attack' went viral on social media.

Rangoli Chandel — small town grit, no airs but a raging Right-wing bigot

It's easy to dismiss Rangoli Chandel as Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's spokesperson or as her alter-ego or Twitter troll. But she is the sum of all these parts and more.

High Court seeks Delhi govt’s stand on plea to ban sale of acid in the capital

An acid attack survivor, Shaheen Malik, alleged that statutory rules regulating the sale of acid were not being implemented by the authorities.

36 hrs since woman’s naked body found in UP’s Bahraich with ‘acid-burnt’ face, but no leads

Villagers who found the body Saturday morning say it could be sexual assault & murder. Police say post-mortem will be conducted 72 hours after body being found.

On Camera

YourTurn

Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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