Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicWomen safety

Topic: women safety

Delhi’s police stations to have 24×7 special teams to help victims of crime, says chief Asthana

In interaction with women journalists, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana also spoke about women's safety, the rise in cyber crimes and the need for a law against snatching.

60-year-old British diplomat molested during walk to tennis court in Chandigarh

Chandigarh Police has registered a case under section 354-A (physical contact & advances involving unwelcome & explicit sexual overtures) of the IPC at the Sector 3 police station.

Dombivli girl told police she was ‘drugged, forced to have liquor & smoke hookah’ before rapes

Thane Police sources say main accused who allegedly raped the girl first took a video, which he used to blackmail her into coming back, and forcing her to consume alcohol & drugs.

Nirbhaya Fund underused, slotted for services that don’t help women directly — Oxfam report

Former FM P. Chidambaram had announced the Nirbhaya fund in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. But it has not been used effectively, says new NGO report.

Women won’t be in distress if Lucknow police’s AI cameras could keep an eye on men

With police in the picture, the socially sanctioned surveillance will weaponise this time-honoured tradition.

Urban surveys, empowering local govt can aid post-Covid recovery of Indian cities — WEF report

Report by the World Economic Forum, released Thursday, says pandemic exposed fault lines in Indian cities and recommends new urban reforms.

98% of Delhi’s rape victims were relatives or acquaintances of accused, say police

Delhi Police made the disclosure before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by Congress MP Anand Sharma.

Workplaces with women on night shift have to provide creche & canteen, draft labour rules say

The draft rules, part of the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Condition Act, 2020, are likely to be put in public domain next week to invite feedback. 

Home ministry issues advisory to states on women safety, stresses on role of police

In a detailed 3-page advisory, the ministry said any lapses by the police need to be investigated and stringent action immediately taken against the officers.

India committed to building just, equal post-Covid world for women, Smriti Irani says at UN

In her address, the Women and Child Development Minister also said the centrality of gender equality & women's empowerment in all aspects of developmental journey is recognised in India.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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