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NIA files chargesheet against 13 Bangladeshis for human trafficking in Bengaluru

All the accused were illegally staying in India and were luring women from Bangladesh and trafficking them to India with the promise of jobs, according to NIA.
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What is draft anti-trafficking bill 2021 and how it is different from the 2018 bill

A previous draft of anti-human trafficking bill was passed in Lok Sabha in 2018 but was never introduced in Rajya Sabha.
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Girl trafficked to Bengal from Odisha at 13 years of age awarded Rs 9 lakh as compensation

The girl, now 17, has been awarded compensation by a district legal services authority in Bengal. Amount of Rs 9 lakh is believed to be highest in the state.
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Anti-trafficking Bill has scope for confusion. Here’s what will work: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

The proposed legislation includes punishment for trafficking for forced labour and marriage but neglects trafficking for sexual exploitation and organ trade.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a look at the numbers in India

For this year's UN observance against trafficking, the spotlight is on first responders and the challenges they have faced in the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Trafficking for prostitution is more heinous than drug trafficking: Orissa High Court

Orissa HC bench said there is a yawning gap between the law and its enforcement, which results in abysmally low conviction rates in trafficking cases.

Woman in prostitution is a victim too, can’t be charged with trafficking: Madhya Pradesh HC

The order was issued by the high court while hearing a petition filed by a woman who was arrested for prostitution in June 2017 and then charged with trafficking.
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India had 38,503 victims of trafficking in 2011-19. Only 77 have got compensation

Lack of awareness and the daunting task of collecting proof has meant that few victims of trafficking manage to avail of govt compensation.
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‘Sold and raped’ in Delhi, Jharkhand woman says she walked over 800 km to reach home

The 19-year-old woman was brought to Delhi and allegedly sold by a man from her village who promised her a job at a missionary society.
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Time Airbnb acknowledges rented accommodations are used for human trafficking, slavery

While many businesses across hospitality industry have been involved in campaigns to identify practices that lead to exploitation, Airbnb has no such official global programme yet.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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