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Tag: Sexual Harassment

Elon Musk prefers to visit Indonesia as top Indian ministers fail to impress him
SpaceX President defends Elon Musk over sexual harassment charges

The incident took place in 2016 and was reported in a declaration "signed by a friend of the attendant and prepared in support of her claim".

Odisha BJP General Secy Lekhashree Samantsinghar
Sexual harassment slur: BJP bays for Prakash Majhi’s blood, demands immediate arrest

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been relentless in cornering the Odisha government over allegations of sexual harassment on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Jharigaon, Prakash Majhi.

Woman brings rape allegations against husband
‘My Husband And His Friend Raped Me, Tonsured My Head’: Alleges Balasore Woman  

The woman has also alleged that her husband cut her hair subsequent to the incident. She has approached the Nilagiri Police Station seeking action against the perpetrators.

Woman Groped At Aul Hospital
Man Held For Molesting Woman Patient In Odisha Hospital By Posing As Doctor

The Aul police in the district arrested a youth on Monday for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman patient admitted at the Community Health Centre (CHC) by posing as a doctor.

Month After Maharashtra’s ‘Lady Singham’ Suicide, IFS Officer Nabbed

Nagpur: Over a month after the suicide of a woman forest official, the Maharashtra Police has arrested M.S. Reddy, a suspended Indian Forest Service officer, who was the Melghat Tiger…

Odisha Cop Interrogated Over Sexual Abuse Charge
Odisha Cop Interrogated Over Sexual Abuse Charge

Jajpur: The police have launched an investigation into alleged sexual harassment of a woman by a senior officer in the district, an official said on Sunday. The woman, a resident…

Maharashtra's 'Lady Singham' Found Dead, Suicide Note 'Accuses Sr Forest Officer'
Maharashtra's 'Lady Singham' Found Dead, Suicide Note 'Accuses Sr Forest Officer'

Amravati (Maharashtra): In a shocking incident, a 28-year-old female Range Forest Officer posted in the Melghat Tiger Reserve (MRT) in Amravati, committed suicide after alleging sexual harassment and torture at the hands of an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, in a purported suicide note, officials said here on Friday. The young woman RFO, (Mrs.) Dipali […]

Sexual Harassment Case: Students Come Out In Support Of Principal In Odisha

Koraput: Students at a +2 Junior Women’s College in Sunabeda on Saturday came out in support of their principal who had earlier been arrested on charges of sexually harassing a female colleague at the institute. The students, including past and present, alleged that their principal, Pabitra Kumar Bedanta, had been victimised in a conspired manner. […]

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After Payal Ghosh, Bigg Boss Fame Sapna Bhavnani Brings Sexual Harassment Charges

A couple of days after Payal Ghosh brought sexual harassment allegations against Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap, Bigg Boss fame Sapna Bhavnani has now come forward with #MeToo accusations against a man. She has shared she will be filing a complaint against ‘a man who physically, mentally and sexually abused’ her. Sapna Bhavnani took to Twitter […]

Sexual Harassment Allegation
Bolangir Sub-Collector Accused Of Misbehaviour, Team Formed To Probe Allegation

Bolangir: A few days after a lady working in the Bolangir collector’s office accused the district sub-collector of misbehaviour, a three-member team was formed on Friday to probe the allegations. The team, led by a woman official, will probe the allegations. It has already recorded the statement of the lady, who has demanded strong action […]

Sexual Harassment Slur: Suspended Odisha AYUSH Director Given Compulsory Retirement

Cuttack: The Odisha Government on Thursday gave compulsory retirement to the suspended Director of National Ayush Mission in Odisha, Bibhu Prasad Sarangi. He was arrested on July 9 on charges of sexually harassing a woman employee of the AYUSH Directorate and remained in judicial custody till July 13. Later on July 21, the OAS officer […]

COVID Warrior Nurse Misbehaved in Balasore, 2 Detained
Nurse Of Balasore COVID Hospital Alleges Harassment, 2 Detained

Balasore: Sadar police on Sunday detained a manager and a pharmacist of a COVID hospital in Balasore district after a staff nurse working at the healthcare centre brought allegations of misbehaviour and harassment against them. According to the complaint lodged by the frontline worker, the hospital manager Sachidananda Padhi and pharmacist Biplab Padhi sent objectionable […]

Sexual Assault Slur On Lady Home Guard In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: A 20-year-old girl on Sunday brought sexual assault allegations against a lady home guard in Umerkote area of Nabarangpur district. The matter came to the fore after a complaint was lodged at Umerkote Police Station in this regard last night. Based on the complaint, Umerkote Police has initiated an investigation into the matter, said […]

Sexual harassment at workplace is affront to rights of woman: SC

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 […]

Sunny Leone: Sexual Harassment Happens To Men As Well

New Delhi: Actress Sunny Leone feels she lives in a bubble, and says that she would like to believe that the whole dialogue around women empowerment and the #MeToo movement has changed people’s mindset. After making quite an impact in the West, the #MeToo wave swept into Bollywood last year. It was triggered off when […]

More Trouble Brews For Chinmayanand As Old Case Crops Up

Shahjahanpur: There is more trouble in store for beleaguered former Union Minister Chinmayanand, who is currently in jail on charges of sexual harassment and blackmail, leveled by a law student. The court will on December 13 hear another sexual harassment case brought against Chinmaynand by his former devotee who was also the principal of his […]

HoD Arrested For Misbehaving With Girl Student In Odisha

Baripada: Police on Thursday arrested the Head of English Department (HoD) of MPC Autonomous College in Baripada for allegedly misbehaving with a girl student. Even as the incident took place on November 15, the students alleged that despite complaint against the HoD, no action was taken against him by college authorities. Protesting inaction by the […]

Go To Sex-Rehab: Sona Mohapatra's Reply To Anu Malik's Open Letter

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra on Friday came out strongly against composer Anu Malik’s open letter defending himself against allegations of sexual molestation, which were first levelled against him by Mohapatra in 2018. Thereafter, singers Neha Bhasin and Shweta Pandit had also accused Malik of sexual harassment. On Thursday evening, Malik in his open letter on […]

OSAP Constable Arrested For ‘Misbehaving’ With College Girls

Rourkela: An Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP) constable was arrested on Sunday evening for allegedly misbehaving with two college girls inside the OSAP 4th Battalion campus in Rourkela on Saturday. The matter came to fore after a complaint was lodged in connection with the incident at Plant Site Police Station on Sunday. Sources said that […]

Sexual Harassment Allegation Against School Headmaster In Odisha Is Baseless: Minister

Balasore: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Das today informed that the sexual harassment allegation by a lady Sanskrit teacher of Krushnabhanu High School against head master of the same school in Baliapal under Balasore district, is baseless and fabricated. Das said, “As per the enquiry report, the allegations of sexual harassment brought by […]

Murder Of Youth For Harassing Woman: 'Supari Killers' Nabbed, Mastermind Still At Large

Jagatsinghpur: The Jagatsinghpur Police has claimed to have cracked the murder case of a missing youth, whose decomposed body was recovered from a pond near Katara village under Tirtol Police limits the district on October 24. The deceased Rashmi Ranjan Swain alias Dipa of Jajanga village was missing since October 22. Police have arrested two […]

Death Sentence To 16 For Torching 18-Yr-Old Girl Student In Bangladesh

Dhaka: Sixteen people including the head of a madrasa were sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi court on Thursday for burning alive a teenage girl student for refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against him. The gruesome murder took place in April when a gang of killers poured kerosene over 18-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi […]

24 Special Courts In Odisha To Deal With POCSO Cases

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday said it would establish 24 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for disposal of cases of rape and other sexual offences against children in a time-bound manner. State Law Minister Pratap Jena said as per the Odisha Civil Courts Act 1984, the courts will work under an additional district judge. […]

Odisha Police Dismisses Sepoy On Charge Of Moral Turpitude

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police on Thursday dismissed a sepoy from service on charge of moral turpitude, sexual harassment and murder threat to a girl, an official said. Sepoy Badal Behera working in the 8th Battalion of OSAP and posted at Chhatarpur in Ganjam district was dismissed from service, the official said. Behera was earlier arrested for […]

TV actor Abhinav Kohli arrested for sexually harassing woman

Mumbai: Television actor Abhinav Kohli has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a woman and beating her up, police said on Monday. Kohli (39) was arrested after the victim approached the Samta Nagar Police Station in suburban Kandivali along with her mother, who is also a TV actress, with a complaint on Sunday evening, an […]

Protests Erupt Over Rising Rapes In Odisha; Govt’s Response Irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: Alleging rise in number of minor girl rape cases across Odisha, Opposition parties BJP and Congress took to streets today and have threatened to intensify their agitation. A team of BJP workers led by party’s general secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar staged protest at Master Canteen Chhak in Bhubaneswar today raising slogans against the State government […]

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani In Gom On Sexual Harassment At Workplace

New Delhi: The central government has reconstituted the Group of Ministers (GoM) on sexual harassment at workplace, with Union Ministers Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ as new members. The decision was taken on July 18 by the government, a statement issued on Wednesday read. “The government has reconstituted the Group of Ministers […]

Orissa High Court grants conditional bail to Sarathi

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday granted conditional bail to self-styled godman Santosh Raul alias Sarathi in connection with the case pertaining to alleged sexual harassment of a woman and her daughter. While granting bail to Sarathi against a surety of Rs 2 lakh and two bailers, the court mentioned that lower court may […]

CWC Confirms Sexual Abuse Of Minor Girl By Kalahandi Shelter Home Chief

Kalahandi: The Bolangir Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Sunday confirmed truth behind the allegations that Saroj Das, the head of Vision, an organization which manages ‘Prayas’ shelter home in Bhawanipatna, sexually abused a minor inmate of the shelter home meant for HIV kids. Bolangir CWC chairperson, Jageswar Mohanty informed that his team has received vital […]

Girl 'harassed' on pretext of film role offer

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today arrested a youth on charges of sexually harassing a girl on pretext of landing her roles in movies. According to sources, the youth named JD Rout claiming himself to be an assistant producer, lured the girl to perform obscene photo shoots for him on pretext of providing her roles in […]

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11-year-old raped, murdered in Uttar Pradesh

Unnao (Uttar Pradesh): A 11-year-old girl was raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district. The incident took place on Friday in Safipur police circle. The girl, who was sleeping outside her house, was found missing when her father woke up in the middle of the night. “Initially, I thought that she might have gone […]

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Girl abducted from outside house in UP's Muzaffarnagar, gang-raped by four

Muzaffarnagar: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly abducted from outside her house in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district and gang-raped by four men, police said Friday. The incident happened on Thursday and the girl was later found with her hands tied and face covered with clothes from a vacant house in Baghra village, which is under Titawi […]

Govt compulsorily retires tax officers on extortion, bribe, sexual harassment charges

New Delhi: The Government has compulsorily retired almost a dozen senior tax officers on charges ranging from extortion, bribe and sexual harassment. The axe has fallen on about 12 senior officers of the rank of Chief Commissioners, Principal Commissioners and Commissioners of Income Tax (I-T) Department under FR (fundamental rule) 56 (j) of Central Civil […]

Lady warden of Kujang sub-jail alleges sexual harassment by additional sub-jailor

Jagatsinghpur: A woman warden of Kujang sub-jail in Jagatsinghpur district has brought sexual harassment charges against the additional sub-jailor of the prison. As per the allegations, additional sub-jailor, Ashok Behera, has been behaving with the lady warden inappropriately for the past several days. The complainant further alleged that no action has been taken against Behera […]

16 charged for burning girl alive in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Sixteen people, including a head teacher of an Islamic seminary, were charged in Bangladesh on Wednesday with the murder of a 19-year-old girl, who was burnt to death after reporting sexual harassment. Nusrat Jahan Rafi had filed a police complaint against headmaster Siraj Ud Doula in late March and he was arrested. On April […]

Delhi High court
JNU reply sought in case of sexual harassment by professor

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to file a reply on a plea seeking early hearing on a contempt petition filed against the varsity and Professor Atul Johri, who is accused of sexual harassment. Justice J. R. Midha also asked the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Atul Johri […]

Women activists detained while protesting against CJI

New Delhi: A large number of women activists and lawyers were on Friday detained and taken to the Mandir Marg police station while they protested against the clean chit given to Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment probe. The protesters, who started their protest from Mandi House in the heart of […]

Row over CJI clean chit, SC protesters detained

New Delhi: Many women lawyers and activists were among protesters outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday as they questioned the clean chit given to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case a day ago. As it is not allowed to gather outside the apex court for any kind of demonstration, the Delhi Police […]

Priyanka Chopra at Yashraj Studio
Priyanka Chopra Admits Facing Sexual Harassment

Following the #MeToo Movement, several incidents, especially from the B-Town have so far come to the fore. Now, one of the big shots of Bollywood and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra has reportedly admitted facing sexual harassment. Recently, Priyanka made the startling revelation that she also had to face sexual harassment during her early days […]

CJI case: Woman pulls out of in-house inquiry

New Delhi: The former employee of the Supreme Court, who accused Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, on Tuesday pulled out from the in-house inquiry set up by the apex court to probe the charges against the CJI. In a statement to the media, she said: “I felt I was not likely to get […]