DCW writes to Maneka Gandhi on trafficking of women

New Delhi : Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday urged Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi to convene a meeting of the Central Advisory Committee to combat trafficking of women.

In her letter to the union minister, Maliwal wrote: "I would like to bring to your notice that a Central Advisory Committee (CAC) to combat trafficking (women) and suggest measures for rehabilitation of children and girls rescued had been re-constituted in the ministry in 2013. However, the same had not met till date."

Sheena murder: Cops quiz ex-lover, brother fears for life

Mumbai : In a bid to get to the bottom of Sheena Bora's murder, police on Thursday twice grilled Rahul Mukherjea, the victim's ex-lover and son of former media tycoon Peter Mukherjea, officials said.

Simultaneously, a two-member police team went to Guwahati in Assam and spoke to Mikhail Bora -- Shenna's brother - who claimed that he feared for his life from his mother, Indrani Mukherjea, now in police custody.

Indian man's tweet to Swaraj saves sister from traffickers

Abu Dhabi : A brother's tweet to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj led to the rescue of his sister from human traffickers in United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report here said.

Dev Tamboli, a worker in Qatar, said his sister was held captive in Al Ain by a human trafficking gang last week, Xpress Abu Dhabi newspaper reported on Wednesday.

"Need help for rescuing my sister from UAE. She went to UAE for a job on 14th but now locked up in a room. Please contact," Tamboli tweeted to Swaraj on August 21.

December 16 gang rape convicts held guilty in robbery case

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday held four December 16, 2012 gang rape convicts guilty in a robbery case that took place on the same night.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh convicted them in the robbery case and posted the matter for September 2 for arguments on quantum of sentence.

The four gang rape convicts -- Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh and Pawan Gupta -- are being tried for allegedly beating up and robbing carpenter Ram Adhar, before raping and assaulting a 23-year-old physiotherapist in a moving bus here December 16, 2012.

So when exactly will the Muslims become the majority in India?


By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net

Headlines screamed more than the numbers when census 2011 data on religious communities was released earlier this week. The most sensational headlines declared that “Hindu population declined,” which is probably the farthest from the truth you can get.

Karnataka court notice over Khel Ratna for Sania

Bengaluru : The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the sports ministry for naming ace tennis star Sania Mirza for the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

City-based Paralympic Games medallist H.R. Girisha filed a writ petition in the high court against the ministry and the 28-year-old Sania over her selection this year for the prestigious award although she is ranked world number one in women’s doubles.

Sheena murder: Sleaze, betrayal, family feud come to fore

Mumbai : The three-year-old murder of Sheena Bora unfolded on Wednesday stories of sleaze, betrayal and family feud as police arrested a former husband of Indrani, the wife of former media honcho Peter Mukherjea and the victim's alleged mother who is already in custody.

Mukherjea, the former CEO of INX Media, made a stunning disclosure on Wednesday that Sheena had an affair with his son Rahul but he wasn't aware that Sheena was in reality Indrani's daughter and not her sister.

'Injection' attacks spark fear among women in Andhra district

Hyderabad: "Injection attacks" by unknown men have sent panic among women in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district with six more women being attacked in different villages even as police intensified its efforts to solve the mystery.

More than 15 schoolgirls and women have come under attack in different incidents over last 15 days. Four women and two schoolgirls who were attacked on Tuesday were undergoing treatment a government-run hospital in Bheemavaram, police said,


On Raksha Bandhan eve, Haryana to launch all-women police stations

Chandigarh: Hoping to provide a better police environment for women, Haryana Police will launch all-women police stations in all 21 districts of the state on August 28, on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, the Hindu festival symbolising brother-sister bond.

"The step promises an environment conducive to fearless reporting and sensitive investigation of crimes against women by only women police officers manning one women police station in every district," Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Y.P. Singhal told the media here on Wednesday.


Common issues of gender bias in India, US: American activist

Kolkata: American gender activist and lawyer Vivian Huelgo on Wednesday drew attention to similar issues of gender bias in India and the US, saying that female victims of sexual violence face hostile questions from law enforcers in the US.

"If my husband walks in and says that 'my car has been stolen', they will look for the person who stole the car... they will look for the car."