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MeToo

One year after India’s big #MeToo wave, a reality check

October 2018 was a watershed in India’s fight for gender justice, with survivors of sexual abuse calling out powerful men. The question is what next.
Brett Kavanaugh, US Supreme Court associate justice | Photo: Saul Loeb/Pool Bloomberg

Democratic candidates again call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment after new assault charge

The new allegations were reported in a New York Times article that published an excerpt from an upcoming book ‘The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation’.
Rajesh Purohit | Indian Museum website

Sexual harassment, fraud, FIRs: How ex-director Rajesh Purohit let down the Indian Museum

Rajesh Purohit, who was transferred from his job as Kolkata’s Indian Museum director six days ago, tarnished the image of India’s oldest and largest museum.
A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 | PTI

Year after homosexuality was decriminalised, equality a distant dream for LGBTQ community

Supreme Court may have decriminalised consensual adult gay sex, but the landmark judgment was just the beginning of a longer battle for truly equal citizenship.
The Supreme Court had struck down Section 66A in 2015 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint file

Supreme Court directs state govt to set up SIT in UP woman’s case against ex-BJP MP

Apex court had earlier ordered that the woman, who had accused former Union minister Chinmayanand of sexual harassment, should stay in Delhi under police security.

UP woman set to be questioned about her disappearance. But police yet to contact ex-BJP MP

The law student from Shahjahanpur had to plead Modi & Yogi to save her from BJP leader Chinmayanand. It shows what the state's handling of Unnao case has done.
File photo of Swami Chinmayanand

Found by UP Police, woman who accused ex-BJP MP of sexual harassment is ‘scared for life’

The woman, who had been missing since 24 August, was found by Uttar Pradesh Police at a Rajasthan hotel Friday.
BJP leader Chinmayanand | ThePrint

UP woman, who went missing after accusing ex-BJP minister of sexual harassment, found

A law student went missing after she posted a video claiming former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand had sexually assaulted several students, and sought UP CM and the PM's help.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his Independence Day speech, in New Delhi on 15 August, 2019 | Arun Sharma | PTI

Modi govt retires more ‘corrupt’ officers — 22 taxmen shown the door this time

Charges against the officers include failing "to maintain absolute integrity, devotion to duty and acting in a manner unbecoming of a government servant".
File photo of Priya Ramani | Twitter: ANI

‘My tweets were the truth, will give evidence’, says Priya Ramani in MJ Akbar case

Journalist Priya Ramani, who alleged sexual harassment by editor M.J. Akbar, appeared before a Delhi court Friday in the defamation case filed by him.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.