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Tag: Harassment

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Accuse Police Of Harassment During Campaigning In Dhenkanal
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Accuse Police Of Harassment During Campaigning In Dhenkanal

Meanwhile, BJP leaders accused the police of bending rules for the ruling BJD party. “They (police) stopped us at different points from the beginning of the rally. No one can stop us from campaigning as it is our Constitutional right to reach people,” said State BJP President Sameer Mohanty.

Cuttack Man Alleges Harrasment By Wife
Cuttack Man Alleges Harassment By Wife, Her Boyfriend

A resident of Cuttack city has leveled serious allegations of infidelity against his wife while accusing her of torturing him with the help of her boyfriend.

Abuse of power
Might or Right? You Could Be The Next Victim

People with money power and influence can trouble women, grab the property of others and break any law they wish. They can hire goons to threaten and kill, and spend money to publish ugly lies to ruin the reputation of good people. 

Odisha: Is Harassment By Senior Officers Leading To Untimely Death Of Juniors In Govt Offices?

Jharsuguda/ Malkangiri: In December last year, the body of Debnarayan Panda, Personal Assistant to the then Malkangiri Collector Manish Agarwal was found in Satiguda dam in the district. Following his death, Panda’s wife Banaja made a direct accusation against the Collector, stating that her husband died due to the severe mental torture meted out by […]

Youth Thrashed For ‘Harassing’ Married Woman On Facebook

Bhadrak: Harassing a married woman and making advances at her on Facebook proved costly for a Balasore youth as he was reportedly beaten black and blue by her relatives in Bhadrak. Fed up with repeated harassment, the woman along with her relatives lured the youth into a trap and called him to meet her at […]

'Repeatedly-Harassed' Odisha Minor Girl Ends Life After Police Inaction

Dhenkanal: A minor girl in Odisha ended her life by suicide after police allegedly did not take any action on the complaint filed against a youth who was repeatedly harassing her. The shocking incident has been reported from Bhapur area in Dhenkanal district. The family of the victim alleged that the youth from the village […]

Bus conductor in Odisha made to do sit-ups for 'misbehaving' with woman

Angul: In what could turn out to be a lesson for all those who feel that it is easy to get away with harassment of a woman, a bus conductor was made to do sit-ups in public for allegedly misbehaving with a woman at Athmallick bus stand in Angul district. A video of the incident […]

'Tortured' Students Of Deaf & Blind School In Odisha Launch Protest

Dhenkanal: Fed up with repeated harassment and other irregularities, several students of a school for the deaf and blind in Dhenkanal district gheraoed the secretary of the school on Friday. According to reports, the inmates of the residential school located near Kantanali by-pass road staged demonstration alleging that they are not being served quality food […]

Naveen Should Resign If Not Ready To Discuss Crime Against Women: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra today slammed the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging that the latter is least concerned about rising cases of harassment against women. Citing the rape and suicide of a minor girl in Jagatsinghpur, Mishra alleged that CM Naveen doesn’t want such discussions to be held in the Assembly. “If Chief […]

Woman, Mother Held Captive For 40 Days, Harassed 

Rourkela: Police have arrested one person for allegedly locking up a woman and her mother inside a house at Basanti Colony in Rourkela for 40 days and harassing them. Both the women were rescued by a team of cops today. The matter came to light after the husband of the woman, who went missing, lodged […]

Woman Allegedly Set On Fire By In-Laws In Odisha

Jajpur: A newlywed woman sustained severe burn injuries after she was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws at Jalanda village under Korei police limits in the district. Though the incident took place on October 23, the matter came to the fore on Wednesday after the video of the survivor’s father accusing her in-laws of […]

UP Man Stabbed For Resisting His Cousin's Harassers, Succumbs

Muzaffarnagar (UP): A man succumbed to stab injuries at a hospital in the national capital, a week after being attacked by a college student who allegedly harassed his cousin in Kairana town of Shamli district, police said on Tuesday. Vikki was stabbed on October 23 by the accused, Anuj Kumar, who has since been arrested, […]

Odisha Students 'Tortured' By Warden, Lecturer

Berhampur: Unable to bear the alleged torture meted out, a Plus-II student of a residential college at Bhabenipur in Berhampur reportedly fled the college hostel recently. As per reports, three non-teaching staff along with a lecturer of the residential college allegedly thrashed five students for three consecutive days for some unknown reason. This apart, they […]

Entrepreneurial woes: Ease of doing business, not so easy

New Delhi: In most cases it takes a tragedy to bring the worlds focus to a plight prevailing for long, the same happened with V.G. Siddhartha’s death, as it brought to light the dark side of the Indian entrepreneurial environment. Although the NDA government has put much emphasis on easing regulations for doing business, harassment […]

Second-hand drinking as bad as second-hand smoke

New York: Just like second-hand smoking, society needs to combat the second-hand effects of drinking as millions of people are suffering alcohol’s harm because of someone else’s drinking, warn a study led by an Indian-origin scientist. An analysis of US national survey data showed that some 21 per cent of women and 23 per cent […]

Bhubaneswar man arrested for thrashing, tonsuring daughter's molester

Bhubaneswar: Police today arrested a man for taking law in to his own hands by manhandling & tonsuring a teacher who allegedly molested his daughter a couple of days back in Mancheswar area of Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the man along with several other persons thrashed the accused teacher on charges of harassment. The mob […]

Brick tied to mentally challenged boy's private parts

Shahjahanpur: In a shocking incident, a mentally-challenged minor was tortured by his own relatives who tied a brick from his private parts as a punishment. The incident took place in Shahjahanpur on May 26. The relatives also attacked the boy’s sister and other family members when they tried to complain about the incident. The video […]

Woman can file harassment case from anywhere: SC

New Delhi: A woman, who is forced to leave her matrimonial home, can file a case against her estranged husband and in-laws at the place where she resides thereafter, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The apex court said that the woman who is forced to leave her in-laws home due to commission of cruelty […]

Odisha flouted guidelines on child protection: NCPCR member

Bhubaneswar: After carrying out inspections at various shelter homes in the State based on the allegations of sexual harassment and illegal religious conversion, member of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Yashwant Jain today said that Odisha government has not followed guidelines on protection of children at shelter homes strictly. This apart, he […]

Paddy farmers in Odisha allege harassment by rice millers

Sonepur/Malkangiri: Farmers in various districts of Odisha are facing a tough time in the paddy procurement process owing to a dispute over fair average quality (FAQ) norms with rice millers. According to sources, farmers in Sonepur are in distress over fair average quality (FAQ) norms even after a week of opening of the mandis. Farmers […]

Sexual harassment: Police seal shelter home in Dhenkanal; BJP condemns move

Dhenkanal: Taking stern action against the Dream Centre Shelter Home, girl inmates of which brought sexual harassment allegations against the in-charge and managing director of the centre on Friday, was sealed by the Sadar police late Saturday night. The shelter home run by an NGO, Good News India at Beltikiri in the district was sealed […]

Shelter home inmates allege sexual harassment by owner, caretaker

Dhenkanal: Raising concerns on the safety of girl students at shelter homes, some inmates of a shelter home in Beltikiri village under Sadar police limits of Dhenkanal have accused the owner and caretaker of sexual harassing them. The inmates of Dream Centre Shelter Home have also alleged that the accused harassed young boys as well.”I […]

Jay Panda seeks Odisha DGP’s intervention for de-sealing IMFA helicopter

Bhubaneswar: Opposing the deliberate attempt to trouble and harass him, former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda has sought the intervention of Odisha DGP, RP Sharma in releasing the helicopter which was recently sealed again by Puri Police. In a letter, Panda asserted that already the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which is the only […]

Tanushree Dutta gets legal notice from Nana Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri

Mumbai: Actress Tanushree Dutta has received two legal notices, one each on behalf of veteran actor Nana Patekar and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri. She says it is the “price” you pay for “speaking out against harassment, humiliation and injustice in India”. “I’ve been slapped with two legal notices today. One from Nana Patekar and another from […]

New Facebook features to protect users from bullying, harassment

San Francisco: Embroiled in a massive data breach and facing $1.63 billion in fine from the European Union (EU) privacy watchdog, Facebook on Tuesday introduced a new feature for its 2.3 billion users to hide or delete multiple comments at once from the options menu of their post. This feature is rolling out on desktop […]

Dowry harassment case lodged against former Khurda MLA

Khurda: A dowry harassment case has been lodged against former Khurda MLA Jitu Mitra at the Town police station. Mitra’s daughter-in-law has reportedly lodged the complaint alleging that she was harassed for dowry. Names of Mitra’s wife, daughter and younger son are also mentioned in the complaint. Mitra’s eldest son, who had married the girl […]

Girl student levels harassment charges against Bhadrak Jailor

Bhadrak: An engineering girl student lodged a complaint at Bhadrak police station today alleging physical abuse and mental harassment against jailor of Bhadrak jail, Chinmaya Patra. As per the police complaint, the accused Patra lured the girl to physical relationship and later married her on false promises at Khiching temple in Mayurbhanj in 2017. After […]

Italian tourist alleges harassment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A woman tourist from Italy has lodged a complaint against a hotel’s staff in Odisha’s Puri alleging misbehaviour and harassment, police said on Thursday. As per reports, the tourist identified as Fiorella Bizzaro had booked a room for five days at Hotel Krishna Residency. She arrived at the hotel on Wednesday night and was […]

Girl brings harassment charges against teacher

Kalahandi: The sacred teacher-student relationship has been scarred yet again  in Odisha with one more case of alleged harassment by a teacher coming to the fore. A girl student of Madanpur Rampur Panchayat College here on Saturday brought harassment charges against a Geography lecturer of the college. Meanwhile, the girl has lodged a complaint with […]

Bullying can damage entire school environment: Study

New York: Researchers have found that all forms of victimisation — bullying, cyberbullying and harassment — can damage the entire school environment. The study, published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, measured the impact of polyvictimisation — exposure to multiple forms of victimisation — on school climate at the middle- and high-school levels. […]

Woman pushed into flesh trade by husband, reunites with parents after 7 years

Baripada: She had a love marriage at the young age of 17 but her dreams were shattered after being pushed into flesh trade by her husband. Seven years later, family members found her in a pitiable condition at Baripada Medical College in Mayurbhanj district. The woman is undergoing treatment at the medicine ward of Baripada […]

Jurisdiction-free I-T assessment on the cards

New Delhi: To check corruption and harassment, the tax department will soon launch a pilot of “jurisdiction-free assessment” where a tax officer will not get to know identity of the assessee as allotment of cases will be done randomly by computers rather than on the basis of area. The success of the pilot, to be […]

Harassment row: Rs 50L defamation suit filed against Haraprasad Das

Bhubaneswar: Adding more trouble for noted litterateur Haraprasad Das, teacher and writer Pallishree Patnaik has lodged a defamation case against the former for allegedly harassing her on social media. Patnaik filed the defamation suit at the Bhawanipatna SDJM court on Wednesday seeking Rs 50 lakh in damages. Her statement under Section 161 and 164 of […]

Teaching a lesson, girls thrash youth for catcalling, harassment

Balasore: Passing lewd comments and harassing girls backfired on a youth after he was beaten black and blue by two girls here in the district on Tuesday. The incident occurred near Boita Chhak under Remuna block when two girls caught hold of the accused Babul Behera, a resident of nearby Rampur village and thrashed him. […]

Indecent Facebook chat: Litterateur Haraprasad Das files defamation case

Bhubaneswar: Noted litterateur Haraprasad Das, alleged of showing indecent approach to a lady teacher through facebook chats today moved court and lodged defamation case against eight people over the issue. Citing the allegations of harassment levelled by a lady teacher from Kalahandi as unfortunate, Das filed a defamation suit against the editor, publisher of a […]

Woman alleges harassment by eminent author of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur Haraprasad Das has refuted allegations of harassment through Facebook chat brought by a teacher, saying he has been inactive on his Facebook profile since long and this must be a hacker’s job. Allegations leveled by the teacher and writer about the renowned essayist and columnist harassing her on Facebook messenger through indecent […]

Actor Papu charged under IPC, POCSO in casting couch case

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor Papu Pompom was charged under the IPC and the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) in connection with the casting couch case involving a minor girl. According to sources, Papu today appeared before the POCSO court which framed the charges against the actor under sections 341, 323 and 354 of […]

CM orders probe on harassment of girl in moving bus
CM orders probe on harassment of girl in moving bus

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered a probe into the misbehaviour incident of a young girl in a moving bus. The bus in which the incident took place has been identified by the Commissionerate Police. A special team, including one lady officer, is probing the incident under the leadership of Cuttack DCP. Patnaik gave […]

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Female journalist faces harassment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Female Journalist of a regional news portal had a very bad experience while travelling in a bus yesterday. It shows how the government machineries in the State, despite its promises, fail to provide safety to women. Below is her experience shared on social media that shows the plight of women in the State. The incident took […]

Docs allege torture by dept heads; DMET seeks report

Bhubaneswar: In what could be seen as an eye opener how the PG doctors at several government medical colleges of the State are being tortured mentally and physically by their respective professors and department heads, the Directorate of Medial Education and Training (DMET) has sought a report from all the college heads on these allegations. […]