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Urine filled balloons thrown at women in Delhi

New Delhi: A day ahead of Holi, the Delhi Police received two more sexual harassment complaints where urine filled balloons were thrown at women. At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, an 18-year-old Delhi University student was walking alone to her house in Amar Colony when two bike-borne persons threw a balloon at her. “The balloon hit […]

Para swimmer Karmakar suspended for 3 years on sexual harassment charges

Bengaluru: Veteran para swimmer Prasanta Karmakar was on Thursday slapped with a three-year suspension by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for alleged harassing of female swimmers during the National Para Swimming Championship in Jaipur last year. According to the PCI, the Arjuna Award winner was making video records of female swimmers during the event […]

Watson donates 1 mn pounds for victims of sexual harassment

London: Actress Emma Watson donated a million pounds to a new fund that aims to provide support for those affected by sexual harassment. Actors Tom Hiddleston and Keira Knightley are also among the names listed on the official ‘Go Fund Me’ site with each donating 10,000 pounds, reports dailymail.co.uk. Other donations include 500 pounds from […]

Woman alleges sexual assault at Capital Hospital, offered Rs 600 to keep shut

Bhubaneswar: A woman today lodged a police complaint against a security guard alleging sexual assault at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. The woman, a resident of Bhusanda village, had reportedly visited the hospital for her father’s treatment on Friday. “The security guard told he would take me to the doctor. I and my father accompanied […]

Delhi government failed to ensure women security in three years: Swaraj India

New Delhi: In the wake of sexual harassment of a Delhi University student in a bus, Swaraj India on Tuesday accused the AAP government of “failure” to ensure security for women in three years of its rule in Delhi. “The sexual harassment of a female student in a cluster bus shows that the Delhi government’s […]

Jeetendra faces sexual harassment charges from cousin

Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra was on Wednesday accused of sexually harassing his cousin, who has come forward to file a police complaint 47 years after the alleged incident. Jeetendra has dubbed the charges as “baseless”, and a “miserable effort by a jealous competitor to disrupt his business activities”. Jeetendra, whose real name is Ravi […]

US House passes bill to address sexual harassment in Congress

Washington: The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a legislation that would reform the way lawmakers’ offices handle sexual harassment cases, the media reported. The bill passed on Tuesday evening, born in the wake of the #MeToo movement, would overhaul aspects of the Congressional Accountability Act, the decades-old law that put in place the system […]

Lady SI brings sexual harassment charges against Cuttack GRP IIC

Cuttack: A lady sub-inspector (SI) today accused the Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of Cuttack GRP, Soubhagya Ranjan Swain of sexually harassing her in 2015. The lady officer has lodged a complaint in this regard at Mahila Police Station and her statement has been recorded under Section 161 of the CrPC. According to reports, the victim officer had […]

UK universities accused of complacency over sexual misconduct

London: UK universities have been accused of complacent and inadequate response to sexual harassment and gender violence after a media investigation found inconsistencies in the support and services offered to victims across the country. The criticism by sexual violence campaigners and the National Union of Students (NUS) came after responses to freedom of information (FoI) […]

We have zero tolerance sexual harassment policy: Facebook

San Francisco: Facebook follows a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment to keep the workplace safe, the the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has announced. “We have a zero tolerance policy, and that means that when we are able to determine that harassment has occurred, those responsible are fired,” Sandberg said while making […]

US Congressman resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Washington: US House Representative Trent Franks charged with sexual harassment by his former aides, has announced that he was resigning immediately instead of early next year. In a statement on Friday, Franks said he moved forward the date of his resignation after his wife was hospitalised for “an ongoing ailment”, reports Xinhua news agency. “After […]

Weinstein was 'paternal' towards Jennifer

Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence says Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of rape and sexual harassment, was paternal towards her and that she never knew he was a rapist. Lawrence, 27, says she knew Weinstein since she was 20, reports hollywoodreporter.com. “He had only ever been nice to me — except for […]

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Bargarh molestation viral video: Police arrests 4 prime accused

Bargarh: After a probe was ordered by Bargarh SP, police today arrested four prime accused along with two other associates in connection with the incident of a viral video showing a college girl in uniform being molested in public in Bargarh. The accused, identified as Umakant Bhoi, Jayaprakash Bhoi, Ajit Barik and Hota Hussein were […]

Another girl publicly molested, videographed in Odisha

Bargarh: Bargarh SP today ordered a probe into the incident of a viral video showing a college girl being molested in public by some masked men reportedly in Bargarh. The video that went viral also showed the girl’s male friend being thrashed. The video which is in possession of OTV shows the girl student pleading […]

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Itishree Murder Case: CBI submits probe report to SC

Bhubaneswar: In a fresh development in the schoolteacher Itishree Pradhan murder case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitted a probe report on the incident to the Supreme Court today. The central investigating agency submitted the report in a sealed envelope. Sources said the next hearing on the case will be held in February, 2018. […]

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Obscene videos go viral, police arrests accused in one case

Baripada: Close on the heels of an obscene video of a girl and a boy from Baripada going viral on social media, one more similar case has cropped up from the same place. Baripada Town Police today arrested a youth from Baiganabadia of the district in connection with the incident involving  another girl who was […]

Sexual harassment video: Police begins probe, three arrested

Bhubaneswar: Baripada Sadar police today arrested three accused Motilal Mahanta and Deepak Mahanta and Purshottam Mahanta from Jyotipur area in connection with the sexual harassment video of a girl that went viral on the social media on Wednesday. The father of the girl, a minor, has lodged a police complaint in connection with the incident […]

Sexual harassment in Ravenshaw again: Reader lodges FIR against HOD

Cuttack: A Hindi Reader of Ravenshaw University on Thursday brought sexual harassment allegations against the department’s HOD, Abhishekh Sharma. The HOD had earlier brought charges of assault against her. As per reports, both the Reader and Abhishekh complained against each other before the varsity Registrar who later formed a team to probe into the allegations. […]

Youth held in Malkangiri college sexual assault case

Malkangiri: Police today arrested a youth in connection with the allegation of sexual harassment inside a college campus in Gobindapali under Mathili police limits of Malkangiri district. The arrested youth is being interrogated at the Mathili police station whereas two other accused are reportedly absconding. According to a complaint filed with the Maithili police of […]

Minor boy brings sexual harassment charges against teacher, hostel inmates

Rourkela: A 10-year-old student of Gurukul Vedik Ashram at Vedavyas here on Wednesday brought sexual harassment allegations against a teacher and three other hostel inmates. The incident came to light after the student revealed his ordeal to his mother who later filed a complaint with the Brahmani Tarang Police. As per the complaint, the minor […]

New twist in Malkangiri college ‘sexual assault’

Malkangiri: The incident of sexual harassment inside a college campus in Gobindapali in Malkangiri district took a new turn today with the teacher, an eye witness who was also reportedly misbehaved by the accused on the spot, stating to have no idea about the incident. Moreover, the concerned college principal Chaitanya Mali also termed the […]

Former FIFA chief Blatter accused of sexual assault

Lisbon: Former US women’s team goalkeeper Hope Solo has rocked the football world with allegations of sexual harassment against former FIFA President Sepp Blatter. In an interview to Portuguese publication Expreso, Hope alleged that Blatter had touched her inappropriately during the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013. According to Solo, the incident happened just […]

Arrest warrant issued against lady OAS officer in defamation suit

Bhubaneswar: The sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) court in Bhubaneswar today issued arrest warrant against a lady OAS officer in connection with a defamation suit filed by an IAS officer whom she had earlier charged with sexual harassment. The SDJM court on Thursday issued the arrest warrant after the lady OAS officer, Santoshini Sahu failed to […]

JNU, GSCASH to hold polls for their anti-sexual harassment bodies

New Delhi: Amid the controversy over the JNU administration’s decision to disband the Gender Sensitisation Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) panel and forming the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) instead, both have decided to separately hold polls to elect student representatives. The JNU administration had in its 269th Executive Council meeting held on September 18 ordered for […]

Teaching wrong ways: Headmaster accused of outraging modesty of lady teacher

Bolangir: A lady teacher of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya at Puintala block in Bolangir district, on Saturday, brought sexual harassment charges against the headmaster of the school. As per reports, the lady teacher in her complaint lodged with the Puintala police, alleged that the headmaster used to call her privately to his office room and harassed […]