Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicCrime Against Women

Topic: Crime Against Women

Suicide set to become leading cause of death in Indian women. And NRCB won’t tell you that

In 'Life Interrupted', the authors go behind the scenes of the suicide crisis in India, showing that women form the bottom rung of it.

Gurugram woman, who filed 7 rape cases against 7 men, now held for ‘extortion’

The woman, an English Honours student at DU, was arrested after the mother of one of the men she got booked filed a police complaint against her in Gurugram.

Twist in Prayagraj Dalit family murder, police say ‘spurned stalker’ of daughter has confessed

Four members of a Dalit family were found murdered in their Prayagraj home last week. Relatives had pointed fingers at upper-caste family with whom they had a land dispute.

Crimes against SC/STs saw rise of over 9% in 2020, but crimes against women decline: NCRB data

Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar recorded the highest rate of crimes against SCs. Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana recorded the highest rate of crimes against STs.

To help women facing violence abroad, govt will set up aid centres at missions in 9 countries

Govt is setting up 10 one-stop centres to facilitate access to a range of services — police, medical, legal, psychological support & temporary shelter — to women affected by violence.

Over 15% drop in crime rate, rape cases down by 21.63% in Delhi in 2020, police say

A total of 2,66,070 IPC cases were registered last year as against 3,16,261 in 2019. The number of arrests, however, increased by 15.43 %, police said.

‘ItsNotOk’ — Truecaller issues newspaper & TV ads, makes new push for ‘women’s safety’ campaign

Titled '#ItsNotOk', the Truecaller campaign was publicised with large ads across several Indian newspapers Wednesday and also appeared on TV channels.

India needs senior female cops for safer cities, 90% women retire as police constables

A study by Janaagraha in Karnataka’s Mysuru and Hubli-Dharwad shows that police presence is rated as more or as important as well-lit streets & good-quality roads.

‘Our room was soaked in maa’s blood’ — how UP anganwadi worker bled to death after ‘gang rape’

An anganwadi worker — mother of a son and 4 daughters — was allegedly raped and fatally injured by a priest and two of his disciples when she visited a temple Sunday evening.

50-yr-old anganwadi worker ‘gang-raped at Budaun temple she visited for prayers, murdered’

The prime suspect in the case is the temple priest, who is on the run. His two aides have been arrested and a station house officer suspended amid allegations of negligence.

On Camera

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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