Mumbai has also recorded a decrease in crime against women as it recorded 4,583 cases last year in comparison to 6,519 cases in 2019 while Jaipur reported 2,369 cases over 3,417 during the same period.
An unknown miscreant made a failed attempt to kidnap a five-year-old girl before cancelling the plan midway due to apparent fear of being caught after the child raised an alarm.
Following the allegations of rape of a woman doctor, OMCA has demanded full protection of doctors and medical staff
The areas where the progress of Odisha requires much greater political, social and governance focus are too critical to be trivialised by political cacophony.
In a development that seems to point fingers at the efficacy of the police department, identity of a woman reportedly murdered in the outskirts of the city still remains a mystery, despite nine years into the case.
An elderly woman approached the Commissionerate Police here today accusing her son of showing ill-treatment to her and denying her Aadhaar Card for Covid vaccination.
Bhubaneswar: Amid the sudden spurt in crimes against women and children in Odisha, the State unit of Congress on Friday turned the heat on the BJD government and announced that the party will launch massive state-wide demonstrations over the deteriorating situation. OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik said the Congress will stage peaceful demonstrations in front of […]
Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the COVID lockdown, all sort of police bandobust, major restrictions like night curfew in the State since March -June this year, the rape count in Odisha didn’t show any pandemic let up signs. Rather it touched a new high during the first six months of this pandemic year. The rapes this year have […]
New Delhi: Asserting that central government believes in “zero tolerance in criminal and terror cases”, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday assured that it will take all steps to ensure “speedy and decisive justice” to all victims of crimes against women and the downtrodden. “Under the leadership of Union Home […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) directing them for “mandatory” police action with compulsory registration of First Information Report (FIR) in cases of crimes against women. The MHA’s stricter guidelines comes closely on the heels of shocking crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras and other states […]
Bulandshahr: A 16-year-old girl has forwarded a complaint of gang rape to the police on WhatsApp after she was found pregnant. The teen has claimed she was raped multiple times by three men during a course of over one-and-half years. A team led by a woman circle officer was sent to the girl’s home where […]
Bhadohi: In yet another case of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, a 14-year-old Dalit girl, was found murdered in Bhadohi district on Thursday. The girl, according to the police, had gone to the field to relieve herself and did not return home. Her brother, who went out to look for her, found the body […]
Bhubaneswar: The Opposition Congress on Thursday expressed anguish over the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports which show an increase in the instances of violence against women and a phenomenal growth in cyber crime cases in the State. According to the latest report released by the NCRB, Odisha remained at the second spot, after Uttar […]
Lucknow: Eve-teasers, those guilty of crime against women and habitual offenders in cases of sex-related crimes will now find their posters on road crossings in Uttar Pradesh. According to the government spokesman, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to launch ‘Operation Durachari’ to check crime against women. “The Chief Minister has directed […]
Bhubaneswar: Alleging rampant rise in crime against girls and women in the State, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today launched a fierce attack on the Odisha government and demanded a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the alleged rape and murder of a woman in Koraput district. BJP Mahila Morcha president Smruti Patnaik […]
Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties on Tuesday launched a fierce attack on the Odisha government questioning the ‘silence’ of the ruling-BJD over the alleged involvement of police in the ‘gang rape and murder’ of a woman in Malkangiri and the ‘gang rape and subsequent abortion’ of a minor girl in Sundergarh district. Addressing a presser, State BJP […]
Bhubaneswar: An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Odisha Police on Monday was placed under suspension on the charges of harassing and issuing acid attack threats to a woman. IG State Crime Records Bureau suspended ASI, Subrat Gyanaranjan after the victim lodged a formal complaint against the accused cop at the Mahila Police station in Bhubaneswar today. […]
New Delhi: Sexual harassment at the workplace is an “affront” to the fundamental rights of a woman to equality, her right to live with dignity and to practice any profession or carry out any occupation, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court observed this while upholding the verdict of the Madhya Pradesh High Court […]
Jajpur/ Keonjhar: A youth BJD leader was arrested on Saturday on the charges of a raping a minor girl in Jajpur district. The accused, Subhas Khuntia is reportedly president of the youth wing of the ruling party in Rasulpur area. As per the allegations, Khuntia raped the 11-year-old girl after abducting her. The matter came […]
Surat: Female trainee clerks of the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) were allegedly made to stand naked together in a room for a medical test at a civic body-run hospital here, prompting authorities to order a probe. Surat Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani on Friday ordered a probe into allegations that around 10 female trainee clerks of […]
Bhadohi (UP): An FIR has been lodged against BJP MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi and six others in Bhadohi on Wednesday for allegedly raping a woman repeatedly for a month in 2017. The woman, 40, had lodged a complaint on February 10. The complainant had alleged that in 2017, Tripathi and his six accomplices kept her […]
Puri: Pipili Police in Puri district today arrested the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Balanga Police Station on charges of raping a woman. The accused cop who has been identified as Chittaranjan Das was arrested following hours of interrogation. Police had detained him on Thursday night for questioning. Police arrested Chittaranjan based on an FIR lodged […]
Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over the rise in incidents of rape and crime against women and children in Odisha, the members of Mahila Adhikar Abhiyan, a voluntary group, met Governor Ganeshi Lal on Friday to press for stringent law to curb such menace in the society. The women activists stressed on bringing a law on the […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The commissionerate police’s move to appoint female special police officers (SPOs) to combat crime against women is a welcome step if only because women can deal with such cases more sensitively and strike an easy rapport with the victims. The idea of drafting in students and working women for this work […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to fight crime against women, Commissionerate Police in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has decided to appoint girl students as well as working women as Special Police Officers (SPOs). Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi today informed that already 41 institutions including educational institutions and others in IT and corporate sectors […]