Vidya Balan's 'Begum Jaan' with Mahesh Bhatt has a Punjab connection?

Vidya Balan's 'Begum Jaan' with Mahesh Bhatt has a Punjab connection?

The original had Rituparna Sengupta in the lead role.

Maharashtra: 2 minor sisters rescued from flesh trade, mother held

Two minor sisters have been rescued from flesh trade in Munirpada area of Shilphata here, following which their mother was arrested.

Flesh trade racket busted, seven held

Police on Sunday busted a prostitution racket and arrested seven persons on the charge of running brothels in different parts of the city.

Bengal police finds Jharkhand policemen in brothel during raid

West Bengal police have found three policemen of Jharkhand in a red light area of Asansol during a raid and took them into custody.

Four Bangladeshis arrested for running sex racket

Police on Thursday arrested four Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly running a flesh trade racket and rescued seven alleged Bangladeshi sex workers.

Sex trade case: Man gets 10 yrs in jail for abducting girl

A man, accused of selling a girl to a brothel here after abducting her, has been sentenced to ten years in jail by a Delhi court which also awarded three years imprisonment to a woman for running prostitution business.

Ex-prostitute recalls the hell of Belgian brothels

Carole was drugged, raped by three men, filmed and threatened at the outset of her three-year descent into the hell of prostitution -- a form of "modern-day slavery" she eventually managed to escape.

Eight women rescued from Delhi brothel

Eight women, including a minor, were Saturday rescued from a brothel in central Delhi, police said. The brothel in-charge has been arrested.

Japanese lawmakers call for revision of wartime brothel apology

Nationalist Japanese politicians urged the government to revise a 1993 apology over Asian women forced to serve in wartime brothels, saying accounts that tens of thousands of women were forcibly recruited were a "total lie".

Close brothel, orders Delhi court

A special court here ordered shutting down of a brothel here and awarded one year jail term to a woman for pushing a girl into flesh trade.

New Jersey cracks down on sex trafficking ahead of Super Bowl

Shandra Woworuntu was 25-years-old when she flew to New York from her native Indonesia for what she thought would be an interview for a hotel job, but instead found herself forced at gunpoint into prostitution.

Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

Organisations launched campaign against a move by UN Women, United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping.

Look who spent a whopping Rs 40 lakh for a dirty brothel!

Ace film maker Nagesh Kukunoor, who is working on his new film named ‘Lakshmi’, has doled out Rs 40 lakh for creating an unclean brothel, and reports an entertainment website.

Justin Bieber spotted leaving brothel?

Singer Justin Bieber was reportedly seen sneaking out of a brothel here covered in white bedsheets.

Court pulls up Delhi Police for shielding brothel owners

A local court has pulled up Delhi Police for "shielding" and not tracing owners of brothels running in G B Road here and directed the Commissioner to ensure action against those involved in human trafficking and prostitution racket.

Gunmen kill 12 Iraqis in attack on brothel

At least 12 people, including seven women and five men, were killed Wednesday in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a brothel in Baghdad, an interior ministry source told Xinhua.

Brothels safer place to work, says ex-prostitute

A former Canberra sex worker has told students, or “sugar babies”, who are involved in sex work, that they should be working in brothels.

HC acquits retd Brig, wife from charges of running brothel

The Bombay High Court has acquitted a retired Army Brigadier and his wife from the charges of running a brothel in the garb of a massage parlour in Pune.

Pak: Brothel owner granted bail, told to attend mosque daily

The judge said Neelam must visit the Imam of Zarghuni mosque in Hayatabad area of Peshawar every day for a month.

Amsterdam tightens rules on prostitution

The city of Amsterdam says it plans to force brothel owners to submit a business plan to the city describing what measures they are taking to ensure sex workers are healthy and not being exploited.