Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicWomen safety

Topic: women safety

Alcohol, men, night concerts—yet, Arunachal’s Ziro music festival is safest for Indian women

Unlike Maharashtra’s Enchanted Valley Festival or NH Weekender, Arunachal Pradesh’s Ziro music festival was a surreal experience for women, including those travelling solo.

Done with trolls? New platform vows safe web for women & transgenders, counts on face tech & more

To be launched in June, 'coto' aims to become a space where women, including transgenders, can freely express themselves and gain traction for their entrepreneurial ventures.

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. 

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.