French senate scraps law punishing prostitutes` clients

France`s upper house of parliament on Tuesday scrapped a law punishing clients of prostitutes and made soliciting an offence, as the country wrestles with how to legislate the world`s oldest profession.

No proposal to legalise prostitution: Govt

There is no proposal to legalise prostitution in the country, Government on Friday informed Parliament.

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.

SC directs CBI probe into rape, assault of 22-year-old girl from Meerut

Supreme Court on Tuesday directed CBI to probe the alleged rape and assault of a 22-year-old girl by his father who tried to force her into prostitution and the failure of the Uttar Pradesh police to act on her complaint.

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.

Rome gives green light to red light zone

Municipal authorities in Rome have approved plans for a red light zone where prostitution will be officially tolerated from April, officials said today as a row over the initiative erupted.

Child trafficking: SC expresses displeasure over Centre's pace

Supreme Court on Thursday expressed annoyance over the Centre moving at a slow pace in coordinating with state governments on curbing the menace of child trafficking and prostitution.

Weeping Philippine girl challenges pope on prostitution

A weeping 12-year-old Philippine girl, asking how God could allow children to become prostitutes, moved Pope Francis on Sunday to hug her and appeal for everyone to show more compassion.

China arrests 87,000 for gambling, prostitution

Police in China have arrested 87,000 people in the campaign against gambling and prostitution that was launched earlier this year, the ministry of public security said.

Bill Cosby's accuser was arrested as minor
Bill Cosby's accuser was arrested as minor

Comedian Bill Cosby's latest accuser Chloe Goins was reportedly arrested as a minor for prostitution in Las Vegas.

Kerala women's panel resents proposal to legalise sex trade

Kerala State Women's Commission has expressed strong reservations about the recent proposal by NCW to legalise sex trade, claiming that such a move would encourage human trafficking and exploitation of women.

Shweta Basu breaks her silence, denies being forced into prostitution
Shweta Basu breaks her silence, denies being forced into prostitution

National Award winning actress, Shweta Basu, who was recently released from the rescue shelter after being allegedly caught in a ‘prostitution racket’ two months ago, has broken her silence on the controversy.

SC expresses concern over arrest of trafficked girls on charge of prostitution

Expressing concern over the trafficking of girls for prostitution, the Supreme Court on Thursday said the practice of arresting them on the charge of indulging in flesh trade should stop as instead of being accused many of them are the victims of the social malady.

Proposal to legalise prostitution to be placed before SC panel: NCW

National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam Wednesday said that proposal for legalising prostitution in India will be placed before the Supreme Court constituted panel Nov 8.

Five held for forcing minor tribal girls into prostitution

Five persons, including a woman, were arrested today for allegedly forcing four minor tribal girls of a government hostel in West Godavari district into flesh trade, police said.

Minor girl forced into prostitution by mother, sister in Hyderabad

A 15-year-old girl here was allegedly forced into prostitution by her mother, sister and brother-in-law for money, police said Thursday.

Neha Dhupia refuses 'Julie 2'
Neha Dhupia refuses 'Julie 2'

 

Mumbai: Former Miss India Neha Dhupia, who created a stir in Bollywood with the bold film "Julie" in 2004, has refused to star in its sequel.

China detains famed film director for prostitution

Chinese film director Wang Quan'an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies "Tuya's Marriage" and "White Deer Plain," has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes, Beijing police said on Monday.

Man held for forcing women into flesh trade in TN

A 38-year-old man was today arrested here for allegedly forcing women into prostitution after promising them jobs in his massage parlour.

The curious case of `Makdee` actress Shweta Basu Prasad

Once a household name and now a miserable beauty- Shweta Basu Prasad- who featured as a child artist in the popular soap, `Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki`, has become the scapegoat of the media and the people.