Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicNational Commission for Women

Topic: National Commission for Women

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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