Rape accused driver sent to two days' police custody

New Delhi: A court here Wednesday sent the taxi driver accused of raping a woman here to two days' police custody in a case of forgery of documents, police said.

Shiv Kumar Yadav, the 32-year-old driver of banned online cab booking service Uber, was lodged in Tihar jail. He allegedly raped a 25-year-old working women in his cab Dec 5 while she was on her way home in north Delhi.


AMU nursing students light lamps for the spirit of nursing

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The environment filled with an enlightening breeze when the nurses of the School of Nursing, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) took oath at the Lamp Lighting & Oath taking Ceremony of the School.

Symbolic events remembering gang rape victim stress women's safety

New Delhi : A number of events, including a symbolic bus ride, were held in the capital Tuesday to remember the victim of the horrific gang rape on a bus two years ago, as the participants stressed the need for safety and security for women.

One factor was underlined by many people that nothing much has changed since the gang rape of the 23-year-old paramedic student in 2012.


Walmart Foundation trains 12,000 women in India

Bengaluru : Global retail giant's Walmart Foundation trained nearly 12,000 women with life skills in 30 factories across Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu with Swasti Health Resources Centre of the Catalyst Group, a company official said Tuesday.

"As we are committed to the people in our supply chain, our skill training is helping to empower women in India since we launched the 'Women in Factories' programme in 2012," Walmart vice-president (global sourcing) Nancy Kielty told reporters here.


Women no longer silent recipients of abuse: Delhi Police

New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi Tuesday said the increase in the number of complaints registered by women showed that the members of the community were coming out to report crimes committed against them.

"Following the Dec 16 incident, women are now confident about reporting crimes," Bassi told media persons at the Police Headquarters here on the second anniversary of the Dec 16 gang-rape and murder incident.

At least 700 rape cases were reported in 2012 and this year, 1,900 cases have been reported so far.


Probe ordered after woman committed 'Sati' in Bihar

Patna : A probe has been ordered into a 70-year-old woman allegedly committing "Sati" by jumping into the funeral pyre of her husband Saturday in a Bihar village, an official said Tuesday.

Saharsa District Magistrate Sashi Bhusan Kumar said he has already ordered an inquiry into the case. "After we came to know about the incident (Sati), I ordered a probe," he said.

Gahwa Devi committed "Sati" Saturday evening in Parmania village, Saharsa district, about 220 km from Patna.


A bus ride to remember victim of Dec 16 gang rape

New Delhi : Activists from Delhi's red light area and students Monday boarded a bus from Connaught Place and rode to Munirka in south Delhi, where the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape victim had boarded a bus with a friend before being sexually assaulted.

The objective was to tell people that no amount of violence was going to push them back into a solitary cocoon.


Women cab drivers soon on roads, courtesy Delhi Police

New Delhi : In the aftermath of the Dec 5 rape in a cab by its driver, the Delhi Police have selected 115 women from poor families to be trained to work as drivers with various cab services.

This initiative has been taken by officials of the north police district, one of the 11 in the national capital, under whose jurisdiction the recent rape of a woman executive by the driver of US-based Uber cab service took place. The news sent shock waves across the nation with the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape still fresh in public mind.


Commemoration meeting of Prof. Rehana Sultana

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Hyderabad: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC) convened a commemorative meeting in memory of Professor Rehana Sultana to pay tribute to its leader. Eminent academic and activist Prof Rehana Sultana, Dean, School of Arts & Social Sciences, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) passed away on December 10 after a prolonged illness. She was 58 year old.

Dec 16 and now Uber: Has anything changed, any lessons learnt?

(Two years after Dec 16,2014 gang-rape)

By Ranjana Narayan and Shweta Sharma,

New Delhi : Another rape, again an outcry. Two years since the Dec 16 gang rape nothing much has changed, borne out by the fact that a serial offender like the Uber taxi driver operated undetected and was able to commit his latest rape without compunction.