Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicDomestic abuse

Topic: Domestic abuse

Twitter expands #ThereIsHelp service to aid victims of domestic violence

Twitter adds new search prompt under #ThereIsHelp. Move comes at a time when Covid pandemic has indirectly resulted in surge of gender-based violence worldwide.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui dismisses Bollywood’s #MeToo movement — a fan in me has died

The Gangs of Wasseypur actor said the movement calling out sexual abuse in Bollywood was a publicity stunt by those who couldn’t get work in the industry.

Not unusual to make daughter-in-law do house work, says Kerala HC in a divorce case

In an order accepting a man’s divorce plea, the Kerala HC said no family is devoid of clashes and it is common for elders to scold or abuse youngsters.

Indian law unclear on who to back if a woman is thrown out by her in-laws

Past court judgments have been unable to clarify whether women's right under Domestic Violence Act takes precedence over the right of parents-in-law under the Senior Citizens Act.

Delhi legal services launches app, ties up with Mother Dairy booths to help abuse victims

The DSLSA has set up a network of Mother Dairy booths, pharmacies and social workers to rescue domestic abuse victims unable to reach out for help.

Rise in domestic violence cases during lockdown, says West Bengal women’s commission

70 cases of domestic violence from both rural & urban areas have been reported to the commission since the imposition of the lockdown, said chairperson Leena Gangopadhyay.

Gujarat woman, thrashed by husband after ‘losing in ludo’, says won’t file FIR or for divorce

The 24-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by her husband last week at their home in Vadodara, leaving her spine severely injured.

Coronavirus lockdown is a danger for victims of domestic violence. Here’s what to do

During the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to remember “working from home” brings different challenges for different people.

This Muslim woman & her baby were buried not by Hindus but her husband

The video of the bodies of a woman and her baby being dug up from a grave is being shared by Pakistanis with a claim that Muslims are being buried alive in India.

Thappad review: Must-watch story of every Indian woman that will make you uncomfortable

Taapsee Pannu’s new film will quietly shake you from within and change the way you look at violence in everyday life.

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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.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.