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Major General dismissed from service over sexual harassment charges by woman Army officer

Army chief General Bipin Rawat confirmed the sentence awarded to the officer for the alleged incident against a Captain-rank woman officer in 2016.
Modi govt

Nirmala Sitharaman & Smriti Irani to be on reconstituted sexual harassment panel of ministers

The Group of Ministers was set up to examine and give recommendations for strengthening the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with sexual harassment at workplace in October 2018.
Home Minister Amit Shah | File photo: PTI

Amit Shah heads new Group of Ministers to tackle sexual harassment at workplace

Previous GoM met only once in 8 months, when Maneka Gandhi had recommended strengthening NCW but nothing concrete came out of the meeting.
MJ Akbar

No one mentioned sexual harassment ever: Two more ex-colleagues defend MJ Akbar

Witnesses Tapan Chaki and Sunil Gujral cross-examined. Next hearing on 2 August.
File photo of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

No deadline, Patnaik probe on larger conspiracy against CJI to take time

One-man panel of former SC judge Justice A.K. Patnaik (retd) was formed by Supreme Court on 25 April.

3 years after glory, football coach in Haryana faces sexual harassment charges

Hisar’s Sadalpur village made its mark on India’s map with its many young women football players. Now a viral audio threatens to unravel that success.
Delhi police

Still scared, says husband of ex-SC staffer in CJI row as he gets Delhi Police job back

The Delhi Police head constable says he’s worried he & his brother might be cornered or harassed on account of his wife's allegations against Gogoi.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

MJ Akbar gets cross-examined in Priya Ramani case, denies every detail she recounted

Journalist Priya Ramani had accused former junior foreign minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment. He then filed a criminal defamation case against her.
Air India flight

Air India pilot alleges sexual harassment, high-level inquiry set up

The female pilot filed a complaint against her commander for misbehaving with her and broaching inappropriate topics of discussion.
MJ Akbar filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani | Getty Images

When MJ Akbar says ‘I don’t remember’, he mocks the trauma of sexual abuse survivors

It is cruel to place the responsibility of assault, suffering, healing and reclaiming their story with ‘perfection’ on just the survivor.

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

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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.
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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.