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NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma during a meeting with Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai on 20 October 2020. | Photo: ANI

Modi ‘deaf & mute’, Sonia ‘mental’, Rahul ‘Pappu’ — NCW chief’s old Twitter posts spared none

Rekha Sharma received flak on Twitter after NCW said she discussed ‘rise in love jihad cases’ with Maharashtra Governor. She locked account after users dug up old controversial tweets.
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Actor accuses Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, NCW asks her to file detailed complaint

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap calls actor Payal Ghosh's allegations 'baseless'. Kangana Ranaut has demanded his arrest.
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NCW is reviewing cyber crime laws, says existing IT Act doesn’t adequately help women

The women's commission is reviewing the existing laws on guardianship, occupational safety & health, besides provisions of IT Act.
Women protest in Soura, Downtown Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on 11th August, 2019 | Photo: Praveen Jain

After Article 370 move, J&K women can expect better redressal of complaints, says NCW

National Commission for Women says Article 370 barred it from acting on complaints lodged by J&K women. It only forwarded such matter to the state body.
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India’s answer to sexual harassment at work was passed this day in 2013

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act kicked in on 9 December 2013, but too late for countless women.

NCW can’t be a post office: Amid #MeToo campaign, women’s body pulled up for ‘insincerity’

The NCW has been criticised by the Central Information Commission for ‘washing hands of’ sexual harassment cases.

BJP MPs want a men’s commission, say women are ruining marriages

The two MPs call for an amendment to anti-dowry law, say men are scared of marriage and that's why they prefer live-in relationships.
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Kerala Church Scandal – urgent need for reform or motivated allegations?

Experts weigh in on the scandals across Kerala where the Church is under fire for sexual exploitation of nuns and members.

Mahesh Murthy probe: Mumbai Police to record statements of other victims

Angel investor Mahesh Murthy was arrested and later released on bail after a Delhi woman filed sexual harassment complaint against him.

Maneka Gandhi joins pushback against 498-A, calls anti-dowry law ‘strange’

Women and Child Development Minister’s statement is significant because activists have been highlighting that there is a pushback against women-centric laws.

On Camera

Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.