Law Minister says no to proposal to give arrest power to NCW

The Law Ministry has red flagged a proposal to provide the National Commission of Women punitive powers to arrest and penalise people guilty of harassing women and ignoring summons.

FIR filed against KJ Yesudas for remarks against women clad in jeans

An FIR has reportedly been filed against legendary singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee KJ Yesudas regarding his statement about women wearing jeans.

Lalitha Kumaramangalam appointed new NCW chief

Lalitha Kumaramangalam was on Wednesday appointed as the new chairman of the National Commission for Women (NCW).

Rohtak suicide case: Unfortunate that girls have to take such steps, says NCW member Shamina Shafiq

Referring to the suicide of Rohtak girls after alleged harassment, National Commission for Women (NCW) member Shamina Shafiq on Wednesday said that it is unfortunate that despite the presence of laws to protect girls, they have to take such extreme steps.

UP Govt should take Meerut gang rape incident seriously: Mamta Sharma

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma said on Tuesday that the Meerut gang rape incident should be taken seriously by the Uttar Pradesh Government.

Bihar shocker: Woman stripped, beaten up in front of cops; CM orders probe

In yet another shocking incident, a middle-aged woman was stripped and badly thrashed by some unidentified men in a village in Bihar`s Jehanabad, just 50 kilometres away from the state capital, late on Wednesday night.

NCW members meet Pipili gang-rape survivor in hospital

After meeting a minor gang-rape survivor here, National Commission for Women (NCW) members have said they will suggest "tough" recommendations to the NCW for taking stringent action against those responsible for the girl`s plight.

Centre mulling proposal to give NCW power to arrest

The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is mulling a proposal to give punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to NCW in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place.

NCW to be given powers to arrest?

Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to NCW in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place.

Will write to PM for Nihalchand`s dismissal: NCW chief

The National Commission for Women (NCW) today said it will write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding dismissal of Union minister Nihalchand after his name came up in an alleged rape case.

NCW seeks action against rape accused Nihalchand, to approach PM

National Commission for Women will write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking action against Union Minister Nihalchand who has been accused of rape.

National Commission for Women to probe Preity Zinta case

NCW has decided to take suo motu cognisance of the allegations of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia, and will conduct a detailed investigation into the case.

NCW for effective steps to curb crimes against women

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma has called for a change in the mindset of the society besides proper implementation of laws and a strong monitoring mechanism to curb crimes against women.

Gang-rape cases: NCW to summon UP Police chief

National Commission for Woman on Monday said it will summon the Uttar Pradesh Police chief to ask what his force is doing to prevent increase in rape cases there and observed that fear of police in the state has diminished and goons were ruling the roost.

NCW team visits Badaun, hold cops responsible for gangrape

A team of National Commission for Women (NCW) today visited the village where two Dalit sisters were gangraped and murdered and held the local police responsible for the incident.

National Commission for Women issues notice to Ramdev

The National Commission for Women has issued a notice to yoga guru Baba Ramdev for his `honeymoon remarks` against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi that has triggered a major controversy.

NCW sends notice to Mulayam Singh Yadav, appeals EC to take action

The National Commission for Women on Friday sent a notice to the Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remarks made a day earlier at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh`s Moradabad city.

NCW seeks action against Visva Bharati VC

The National Commission for Women on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing the selection of Visva Bharati university Vice-Chancellor Sushanta Datta Gupta for the prestigious Padmashree award saying he was accused of sexually harassing a lady professor.

NCW needs to be more `proactive`, not just `reactive`: Panel

A high-level committee on status of women has said that the NCW should go beyond reactive interventions and be "proactive" in recommending and influencing policies to benefit the fairer sex.

NCW condemns Somnath Bharti statement on Delhi Women`s Commission

The National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday condemned Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti`s statement that the Delhi Women`s Commission`s move against him was politically motivated.