Under-fire Uber ramps up rider safety

Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger.

Two years after December 16 gang-rape, women feel no safer in Delhi
Two years after December 16 gang-rape, women feel no safer in Delhi

On a cold, rainy Sunday night, two policemen in khaki uniforms and fluorescent yellow jackets stand among commuters at a bus shelter in the Indian capital, occasionally stepping out to stop passing buses and climbing on board to conduct inspections.

Delhi cab rape case: Only 6 radio taxi firms licenced to operate in capital, rest barred

Reacting to the outroar following the rape of a 25-year-old woman by a cab driver, the Delhi government on Monday came down on radio taxi services allowing only six companies to operate in the national capital.

Delhi cab rape case: 'Driver's character certificate issued by police fake'

A 'character certificate' purportedly issued in the name of an Additional DCP of the Delhi Police in August this year to the driver accused in the Uber rape case has given a new twist to the case on Monday even as Delhi Police Commissioner termed it as fake and ordered an inquiry into it.

Cops considering filing FIR against Uber in rape case

Delhi Police is considering filing an FIR against Uber as investigators probing the rape of a 27-year-old woman have found "criminal negligence" and "abetment" to crime by the US-based cab company whose General Manager was grilled today.

Delhi cab rape case: Mahila Congress demand stern action against culprits

Questioning Modi Government's claims of 'Achche din' in India, the Mahila Congress workers on Monday staged a protest against increasing number of crimes against women and demanded stern action against the culprits.

Delhi cab rape case: Congress slams BJP over women safety

Congress on Monday attacked the government over the alleged rape of 27-year-old girl by a cab driver,saying nothing has happened "on ground" regarding women safety, as promised by the BJP during the election campaign.

Watch: Short film `Ashamed` sends strong message against eve-teasing
Watch: Short film `Ashamed` sends strong message against eve-teasing

At a time when concerns about women safety still looms large, a short film against eve-teasing has gone viral on Internet.

Women safety: Delhi govt merely 'shuttling files', says HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the city government for dilly-dally on the issue of women's safety in the capital and said it was merely "shuttling files" from one department to another without any result.

Woman paraded half-naked: Mahila Congress to send team to Thuravad

Attacking the BJP government for failing to provide security to women, Rajasthan Mahila Congress Wednesday said it will send a seven-member team to Thuravad village in Rajsamand on Thursday to prepare a report on the incident where a woman was allegedly paraded half-naked.

Video: How Mumbaikars react when mini-skirt clad woman walks on city streets alone
Video: How Mumbaikars react when mini-skirt clad woman walks on city streets alone

Similar to the New York girl, who walked the streets for nearly 10 hours as a social experiment, to check whether men ogle at her or not, a young team back in the country decided to come up with a video of a woman roaming in Mumbai city.

'Going Home' a special short film, says Alia Bhatt
'Going Home' a special short film, says Alia Bhatt

If the masses loved her in movies like “Highway” and “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”, Alia Bhatt has again won many a heart. Her latest short film “Going Home”, based on women’s safety, has gone viral on social networking site. The actress says the film is close to her.

Seven-yr-old girl molested in SW Delhi school

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 24-year-old man inside the premises of her school in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area, police said on Thursday.

Schools in Bundi, Rajasthan to teach self defense to girls

Schools in Bundi, Rajasthan have started to impart self defense training to girls to make them self reliant.

Zee Media Special: Delhi girls can no more shy away from helmets

Zee Media has started an all new initiative on generating traffic awareness among the women in Delhi by asking them to wear a helmet even if they are on the back seat of a two wheeler. It will soon be made a rule in Delhi by the traffic police.

ABVP announces poll agenda, women safety among top issues

Safety of women inside university's campus is one of the many issues with which Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student organisation of Delhi University, will be going to the upcoming students union elections.

DNA: Constant harassment and stalking forces Rohtak girls to commit suicide

Continuous harassment and stalking by a group of youths allegedly forced two teenage girls to commit suicide in Haryana's Rohtak district on Monday.

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Delhi Police to get Rs 40 cr under women safety programme

Delhi Police will get Rs 40 crore to implement the United Nations Women Safe City project to put in place enhanced security apparatus for women in the national capital.

US Senators ask Modi to combat gender-based violence in India

Sharing India`s "shock and horror" over the brutal rape and murder of two girls in Uttar Pradesh, ten influential US Senators have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take immediate action to combat gender-based violence and improve the safety of women in the country.

India - No country for girls!

Can I walk on my own? Will I be safe today? Do I actually have the right to live freely? These are just some questions I ask myself every day.

There has been an unprecedented number heinous acts committed against women lately, whether it be rape or domestic violence. Justice is still pending for countless women in the country and the nation has failed to deliver what it promised since Independence - equality and justice for all.