Tag: Sexual Harassment

Students catch NIT official groping colleague; demand resignation

Rourkela: In a sensational incident, students of NIT, Rourkela caught the security officer of the institute Balaram Champatiray groping a woman security officer inside his office. The students, who photographed Champatiray while committing the act, have launched a protest alleging sexual harassment. According to allegations, the accused has harassed more than a dozen women who […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
SCB Prof arrested for sexual harassment suspended

Cuttack: Anaesthesia department head of SCB medical college Prof Laxmidar Das, who is already been behind bars for sexually harassing a post-graduate girl student, was put under suspension after chief minister Naveen Patnaik approved the suspension order today. Prof Dr Laxmikant Das was sent to jail after his bail plea was rejected by a court […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Ravenshaw sexual harassment row: ‘victims’ want CB probe

Cuttack: The sexual harassment allegation brought by three female teaching staff of Ravenshaw University here against their seniors took a new turn on Monday after they demanded a Crime Branch investigation into the matter even as the fact finding team of the varsity submitted its report. The victims, who did not turn up on Wednesday […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Depts default on setting up ICCs on sexual harassment

Bhubaneswar: Even three years after the directive of the Supreme Court asking state governments to form and implement Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) in all departments to prevent sexual harassment of women at the workplace, most departments of the Odisha government are yet to adhere to the apex court directive in letter and spirit. “The Women […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Ravenshaw varsity dean relieved of duty over sex slur

Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW) relieved of duty

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Ravenshaw panel indicts dean in sexual abuse slur

Cuttack: A committee probing charges of sexual harassment levelled by a Ravenshaw University student against the Dean of Students’ Welfare has found prima facie evidence against the accused who is an Odisha Administrative Service officer. The gender sensitisation committee against sexual harassment of the University has a suggested the authorities to initiate appropriate action, University […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment

United Nations: The global organisation’s own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years. Sharing the survey results in a letter to UN employees on Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “The results confirm that these have a debilitating […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021