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NCW writes to UP govt, raises questions over law and order

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 23:04

Chairman of National Commission for Women Mamata Sharma criticised the "deteriorating" law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and asked the government to take some immediate action.

NCW slams Chouhan, 3 MP ministers for skipping women prog

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 15:26

The NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma has expressed her displeasure over Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and three of his ministerial colleagues skipping a programme to release guidelines for women here.

NCW, MPs voice support for Kashmir`s all-girls ban

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 13:29

National Commission for Women and some parliamentarians on Monday came out in support of Kashmir`s first all-girls rock band `Pragaash`.

NCW advises government to extend time limit for abortion

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 19:54

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday advised the Union Health Ministry to push the time limit for abortions from 20 weeks to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Gang-rape: NCW welcomes Jayalalithaa`s decision

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 01, 2013, 18:13

National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa`s views that laws dealing with crime against women should be amended, saying they would help contain such violations.

BJP MLA demands ban on skirts in schools, NCW seeks apology

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 11:42

NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma on Monday said Rajasthan MLA Banwari Lal Singhal should apologise to the girls over his remark that skirts in schools should be banned.

Gang-rape victim a martyr for cause of women`s safety: NCW

Last Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 16:12

Calling the 23-year-old gang-rape victim a "martyr" for safety of women, the National Commission for Women (NCW) sked both civil society and the government to work together to stop such crimes in the future.

Perpetrators of rape should be made `impotent`: NCW chief

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 16:09

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday favoured capital punishment for perpetrators and even suggested that they should be made "impotent".

NCW to approach Cong Prez, LS Speaker for 33 per cent seats

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 16:20

To stress the need for bringing a law to reserve 33 per cent seats in Parliament as well as the state Assemblies, NCW is planning to approach UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

NCW for passing women`s quota bill this session

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 15:49

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamata Sharma said she would soon meet Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to press for the passage of the women`s reservation bill.

NCW chief seeks executive powers

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 20:43

The Act that set up the NCW should be changed to give executive powers to the NCW instead of the present recommendatory powers only, NCW chairperson Mamata Sharma said here Friday.

NCW fumes at Kanpur school`s diktat on veils

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 10:44

A school in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city has made wearing of veils and scarves mandatory, other than banning mobile phones by students, leaving the National Commission on Women fuming over this diktat.