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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 […]

MeToo: Maneka writes to Rathore on AIR sexual harassment cases

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to probe the sexual harassment cases from the All India Radio (AIR) stations across the country. Maneka’s letter comes in response to reports that the women working as casual announcers in AIR’s stations are […]

Google CEO unveils new policy to address sexual harassment at workplace

San Francisco: Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said the company has worked out a new comprehensive policy to address diversity and sexual harassment that became a great concern of Google employees. In an email to Google workers, Pichai on Thursday admitted that Google has “not always gotten everything right in the past,” for which he […]

Akbar denies rape allegations, says relationship 'consensual'

New Delhi: Former Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Friday termed allegations of rape by US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi a “lie” and claimed they had entered into a “consensual relationship”. Akbar in a statement to ANI said Gogoi’s November 2 article in the Washington Post had detailed “false allegations of rape and violence against me”. “I […]

Kannada actress files sexual harassment complaint against Arjun Sarja

Bengaluru: Kannada film actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday filed a sexual harassment case with the police against actor Arjun Sarja here, a week after she had named him on the social media. “We have registered an FIR (First Information Report) and booked the accused (Arjun) under various sections of the IPC on a complaint Sruthi […]

GoM for sexual harassment at workplace

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday constituted a GoM headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to examine the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at workplace. “The Group of Ministers (GoM) will recommend action required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, as well as for strengthening […]

Second sexual harassment allegation surfaces against Jatin Das

New Delhi: Artist Jatin Das was named on Wednesday by writer Garusha Katoch in a second allegation against the Padma Bhushan recipient, accusing him of trying to kiss her forcibly when she had interned under him in 2013. The “renowned painter… tried to take advantage of me when I was 20. Five years too late […]

#MeToo movement: Union Minister MJ Akbar resigns

New Delhi: Following a spate of sexual harassment allegations, Union Minister of State for External Affairs (MEA) MJ Akbar resigned from his post today. The resignation came a day before a Delhi court is to take up the defamation case filed by Akbar against one of the journalists. Earlier on Monday, Akbar had filed a […]

Akbar files defamation case against woman journalist

New Delhi: Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against a woman journalist, Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment, alleging that “scandalous allegations” have been made to bring down his image in the society. Seeking her prosecution under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code that provides for […]

Boy student alleges sexual harassment by College Principal

Dhenkanal: Amid concerns of public over the safety of women and girl child in the State, an incident has come to fore from Dhenkanal district where a boy student of a residential college was allegedly sexually harassed by the head of the institution. The matter sent shockwaves in the area after the student knocked the […]

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#MeToo: WCD Ministry to set up legal committee

New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) on Friday said that it will set up a legal committee in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, where multiple sexual harassment cases from the media and entertainment industry have come to light. “The Ministry will be setting up a committee of senior judicial and legal […]

Nana Patekar, 3 others booked for molesting actor on movie set

Mumbai: A case was registered against vetaran actor Nana Patekar and three others for allegedly molesting an actor on the sets of a movie, police said Wednesday. A Bollywood actor had accused actor Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of the film in 2008, an official said. Following the actor’s complaint the case […]

Op-Ed: Predators be aware, #MeToo Could Blow You Away

Even as cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ is all set to hit Odisha early on Thursday morning, there is no sign on the state’s radar of another storm that has hit both mainstream and social media in India for nearly two weeks now: the #MeToo campaign that has already put a host of celebrities from the world […]

'MeToo' movement: NCW urges women to lodge written complaints

New Delhi: Breaking its silence on sexual harassment cases emerging from the Indian entertainment and media industry under the “MeToo” movement, the NCW on Wednesday appealed to the affected women to lodge written complaints and assured of all possible help. “The National Commission for Women (NCW) has noticed that in many such cases, victims do […]

#MeToo storm: Two AIB executives 'step away', Hrithik says punish offenders

Mumbai: As the Indian entertainment industry continues to grapple with the #MeToo storm, actor Nana Patekar on Monday maintained that “truth will remain the truth”, Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba of comedy collective AIB “stepped away” from their positions, and Hrithik Roshan — the star of Vikas Bahl’s “Super 30” — said “all proven offenders […]

I support Tanushree: Chitrangada Singh

Mumbai: Actress Chitrangada Singh has come out in support of actress Tanushree Dutta, who has accused actor Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of their 2008 film “Horn Ok Pleassss”. Asked about the MeToo movement gaining momentum in Bollywood, Chitrangada said: “Indian society is very different from Western society. That’s why I […]

Girls bring sexual harassment charges against owner of paramedical Institute

Bhubaneswar: Girl students of Indira Institute of Medical Science and Research at GA Colony in Bharatpur area here on Saturday brought sexual harassment allegations against the owner of the paramedical Institute. The accused Kodanda Sahu allegedly used to sexually assault the girl students of the institute. Tension ran high in the college on Saturday after […]

Cine, TV artists association condemns Tanushree Dutta's sexual harassment

Mumbai: After Tanushree Dutta accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, the Cine & TV Artists Association (CINTAA) strongly condemned any act that outrages the modesty of any individual. A statement released on Tuesday said: “CINTAA strongly condemns any act that outrages the modesty of any individual and any form of sexual harassment is unacceptable […]

Congress IT cell member arrested over sexual harassment charges

New Delhi: A member of the Congress IT cell was arrested after a former colleague accused him of sexual harassment, police said today. He was later released on bail. Chirag Patnaik was booked earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing a former member of the Congress IT cell.  

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Woman harassed, taunted in train for wearing jeans; victim posts video

Kolkata: A young woman, travelling in a suburban train in Kolkata along with her friend, was harassed by fellow passengers who threatened and intimidated her and pulled her up for her dress. The couple later lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police. “Yes we have received a complaint against unknown persons. We are trying […]

UN condemns harassment of Russian women at World Cup

Rio De Janeiro: The UN Women’s office here has released videos condemning sexual harassment of Russian women by Brazilian men at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. “It is unacceptable the deliberate intention of some Brazilian fans to sexually harass women during the World Cup, using embarrassment, deception, and thus violating the human rights of women,” […]

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by 8 women

Los Angeles: Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, 80, has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women. He has denied it saying he has never intended to make anyone uncomfortable. A CNN report has quoted multiple women, including journalists, describing troubling incidents throughout the Oscar winning actor’s career that spans nearly five decades. In all, 16 […]

Salman Khan condemns child abuse and sexual harassment

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Tuesday said people need to stand up against barbaric incidents like the Kathua and Unnao rape and murder. The actor who was present at the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Race 3” was asked about his opinion on the recent incidents of child abuse and harassment that has […]

Students allege molestation by school headmaster in Bonai

Bonai: Alleging molestation some students of Jemamani High School under Tikayatpali police limits in Bonai lodged a police complaint against the school’s headmaster on Sunday evening. In the complaint, the students stated the headmaster had molested them on February 23 after showing obscene videos. The incident occurred while the students were staying at a rented […]

Minor girl alleges sexual harassment by uncle

Deogarh: In a fresh incident of violation of child rights, a minor girl has alleged sexual harassment by the owner of a Dhaba she was working in at Khadinali village under Barkote police station of Deogarh district.   What is more shocking is that the girl happens to be the niece of the accused.    As per the […]