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Prostitution racket busted in Mangaluru, three women rescued

Two people were also arrested in this connection, they said.

Apr 03, 2019, 19:19 PM IST

High profile sex and blue film racket busted in Patna

The Bihar Police on Wednesday night busted a sex racket in a posh colony in Patna.

Jan 25, 2018, 14:59 PM IST

Prostitution racket busted in West Bengal, two actresses arrested

The Hyderabad police officials arrested five persons, including a Tollywood actress and a television actress from Bengal.

Dec 17, 2017, 11:06 AM IST

Woman claims to be HIV+, court grants bail in flesh trade case

A woman, who claimed to be HIV positive and was arrested for allegedly running a brothel and forcing young girls into prostitution, has been granted bail by a Delhi court.

Jun 12, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it, says Gauahar Khan

There are umpteen number of films made on the ordeals of sex workers.


Apr 24, 2017, 12:08 PM IST

Three held for prostitution in Gurugram

Two women and the manager of a spa here were arrested for their alleged involvement in prostitution, police said on Wednesday.

Jan 25, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

Mallika Sherawat expresses her concerns about child prostitution

Mallika Sherawat was recently invited to Amsterdam by the Dutch organisation -- Free A Girl -- to visit their headquarters and talk about the issue of sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking. 

Dec 15, 2016, 14:05 PM IST

Pratyusha Banerjee suicide case: Did Rahul Raj Singh force her into prostitution?

News of Pratyusha Banerjee’s suicide had rocked the showbiz world.

Nov 04, 2016, 13:19 PM IST

High-profile sex racket busted in Gurgaon; foreign call girls used to fix rates on WhatsApp

Acting on a tip-off, police on Tuesday busted a high-profile sex racket in Gurgaon's Sector 51.

Oct 18, 2016, 14:45 PM IST

With 18.35 mn people enslaved, India tops global slavery index

India has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of people in the world trapped in modern slavery with 18.35 million victims of forced labour, ranging from prostitution and begging, according to a new report.

May 31, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

Dalit woman humiliated, labelled 'call girl' at Karnataka CM's public grievance meeting​

A dalit woman was humiliated and was labelled a call girl by security officials of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's monthly public grievance meeting.

May 24, 2016, 15:44 PM IST

Biggest raid in Allahabad's red-light area: Police find 125 women in 5-hour long search operation to bust sex trade

Acting on a tip-off, police on Sunday conducted its biggest raid ever in Allahabad's Meerganj - a red-light area.

May 02, 2016, 09:42 AM IST

Police bust sex racket with help of WhatsApp – know how

Nawabganj Police have busted a sex racket in which WhatsApp was being used to run the flesh trade.

Apr 07, 2016, 16:56 PM IST

France's new law on prostitution bans buying sex, not selling it

Prostitution in itself is legal in France — though brothels, pimping and the sale of sex by minors are illegal.

Apr 07, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

`More women are being trafficked from Bangladesh to Mumbai brothels`

The number of Bengali-speaking commercial sex workers in Mumbai's main red-light district of Kamathipura is at a record high, according to data compiled by Prerana.

Apr 01, 2016, 09:34 AM IST

In the name of tradition, women in Perna community forced into prostitution by husbands, in-laws

When the nation is talking women empowerment and revolutionary programs like Beti bachao beti Padao, the women belonging to the Perna community living in Premnagar and Dharmshala area of Najafgarh in Delhi are still following the tradition of forced prostitution.

Mar 12, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Indonesia demolishes capital's largest red-light district

Bulldozers started demolishing hundreds of buildings in the Indonesian capital`s largest red-light district on Monday as part of a nationwide effort to eradicate prostitution in the world`s most populous Muslim-majority nation.

Feb 29, 2016, 11:49 AM IST

SHOCKING! Raped by friend, minor on her way to abortion clinic delivers dead foetus inside metro station

In a shocking development, a 16-year-old girl delivered a dead foetus at Delhi's Keshav Puram Metro station. 

Feb 15, 2016, 10:03 AM IST

Sex workers 'participating with consent' should not face police action: SC panel

It is believed that a majority of sex workers in India are forced into the trade by poverty.

Feb 15, 2016, 03:03 AM IST