AAP members protest over law and order situation in UP

Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday held a protest at the district headquarters here over the "poor" state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, especially rising crimes against women.

Akhilesh Yadav tells officials to effectively pursue women crime cases

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed officials to ensure effective pursuance of pending court cases, concerning rape and other crimes against women to bring the culprits to book at the earliest.

Crimes against women up in six Northeast states; Assam tops list

Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend.

Crimes against women in Goa serious concern: Governor

Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo severely criticised the Goa government Thursday over rising crimes against women in the state.

19-yr-old girl found unconscious on roadside in Delhi

A 19-year-old girl was found lying unconscious on the roadside near IIT Gate in south Delhi, police said today.

Delhi High Court seeks status report on `crime mapping` of Delhi

The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed police to provide a status report on "crime mapping" of the capital, especially on crimes against women.

Need to change mental and moral make-up: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that legislation alone cannot emancipate women and stressed on the need for a fundamental re-setting of mental and moral make-up, civic sense and social conduct.

Major report reveals `extensive` abuse of women in EU

A third of women in Europe have suffered a physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, a major new study revealed Wednesday, uncovering "extensive human rights abuse" throughout the European Union.

Changing Attitudes towards Women, the Spiritual Way

Incidents of rapes and molestations, which were taboo in many parts of the country such as Kolkata and Mumbai, have become frequent.

Committee raps govt for failing to check crimes against women

A committee on empowerment of women on Monday rapped the government for failing to formulate a concrete action plan to prevent the "astronomical" increase in incidents of sexual abuse and creating a safe enviornment for women.

More policewomen in Tripura to curb crimes against women

Tripura has decided to recruit more women police personnel and set up more all-women police stations to curb crimes against women, the state police chief said.

Delhi gang-rape shame: Nirbhaya fund unused, claims AAP member

It`s been one year since the spine-chilling incident of Nirbhaya gang-rape that stirred millions of souls, rousing the countrymen out of apathy forcing them to take to streets to protest.

After making sexist remarks, Farooq Abdullah tenders half-hearted apology

National Conference chief and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday triggered a controversy by commenting that the situation in the society is so bad that he is afraid of speaking to women these days.

Mumbai shame: 16-yr old girl gang-raped in Goregaon on pretext of Diwali puja

Over two months after a photojournalist was gang-raped in Shakti Mills, yet another incident of gang-rape has surfaced to shame Mumbai as a 16 year old was gang-raped by six men in Goregaon, reports said Monday.

Reset moral compass to prevent crimes against women: President

Indians should reset their moral compass to prevent crimes against women which are projecting a distorted image of India, President Pranab Mukherjee has said in the backdrop of gang-rapes in Delhi and Mumbai which have outraged the nation.

Woman`s leg cut off to steal anklets in Rajasthan

In a bizarre incident, unidentified robbers chopped off the legs of a 50-year-old woman to rob her of her silver anklets in a village near Jaipur, police said on Wednesday.

Working to curb sexual crimes against women on trains: Patil

Alarmed by the spate of eve-teasing and molestation incidents involving women on local trains in the city, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Monday said Government Railway Police had started taking stringent action to curb such crimes.

`Delhi as unsafe for women as on December 16`

The only thing constant about change is change itself but this doesn`t seem to be the case when it comes to the national capital.

Laws won`t help women if witnesses turn hostile: HC

Allahabad High Court has observed that stringent laws are unlikely to check crimes against women unless witnesses appear in court and give evidence and do not turn hostile or give false testimony.

Crime situation under control in Odisha: Naveen Patnaik

Naveen Patnaik said Orissa HC has been requested to earmark one court of JMFC in each district for trial in cases of crimes against women.