Politics South India Women

Kerala Government efforts to reach consensus amongst parties for women entry of all ages fails

Kerala Government all-party meeting called on Thursday to resolve the stand-off over permitting women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala shrine failed to cut any ice amongst  political parties in kerala  with the Kerala government firm on implementing the Supreme Court order but the  Opposition walking out in protest. After the nearly three-hour long meeting, Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala case: SC refuses to stay verdict and posted case on Jan 22 2019

In a major setback to tradition seeking Hindus The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple but agreed to hear in open court on January 22 a batch of review petitions in the matter. The review petitions against the September 28 Read More…

Supreme Court Women

Traditional Vrs women rights loggerheads at Sabarimala : SC defer petitions

SC bench led by CJI Gogoi on Tuesday deferred hearing of three fresh writ petitions regarding entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala temple. SC said writ petitions would be heard after the review petitions are decided either way. So now, three fresh writ petitions will only be heard by a bench comprising Read More…

Legal Social Women

Police FIR against RSS , BJP men for gangrape in UP , after self immolation bid by victim sister

A case of gangrape has been registered against 15 people including a former MLA, a BJP leader and another RSS pracharak in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.  On November 5, a woman had attempted to immolate herself along with her two daughters in front of UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s residence. The police promptly stopped them from Read More…

Social South India Women

Over 200 persons registered with cases and one held for ‘assaulting’ woman pilgrim at Sabarimala

Hundreds of frenzied devotees had tried to attack and prevent the 52-year old woman, Lalitha Ravi, from offering prayers at the temple.  A 29-year old man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the incident relating to the alleged assault of a woman pilgrim at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, suspecting her to be Read More…

Culture South India Women

Sabarimala agitation part of party’s agenda: Kerala BJP chief’s open admission

In a shocking revelation, Kerala’s BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillai has revealed that the Sabarimala agitation ‘was part of BJP’s agenda’ and that ‘it was a golden opportunity for them in the state’. Pillai courted a controversy Monday as TV channels aired a video clip in which he purportedly said that Sabarimala temple chief priest Read More…

North India Social Voice Women

UP Hospital horror : Minor girl raped inside ICU

A minor was allegedly gang-raped in the ICU of a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly town. The victim, who had been admitted to the hospital after being bitten by some poisonous insect, was on oxygen as she had difficulty in breathing, according to the police sources. The culprits, who were hospital staff, allegedly administered Read More…

Companies Technology Women World

“Walkout For Real Change” Tsunami hits google

In Silicon Valley, women also are becoming fed up with the male-dominated composition of the technology industry’s workforce a glaring imbalance that critics say fosters unsavoury behaviour akin to a college fraternity house. Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers around the world walked off the job Thursday to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : SC said firm “NO” to urgent hearing of review petition but fixed the date at Nov 13

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined early hearing on petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict allowing women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala and said they have been already listed for hearing. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Jospeh was Read More…

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Sabarimala : Kerala police FIR against 2000 people and look out notice against 200

Kerala police Thursday detaining over 1000 people in a crackdown on those allegedly involved in the violent protests against entry of women of all ages into the hilltop sabarimala  temple  In the regard Kerala  police had filed cases against 2000 persons and issued a lookout notices against 210 persons. “In a major swoop, we detained Read More…

Social Women

Nun rape case key Witness kattuthara was found dead at a church sparks fresh row

Kuriakose Kattuthara aged 62 was taken to the hospital but was declared brought dead. Kuriakose had earlier given his statement against the accused bishop to Kerala Police as an independent witness and according to sources privy to information, was getting calls to withdraw his statement. He had also told media persons recently that he was Read More…

Social Supreme Court Voice Women

Three women who utmost broken the ceiling on the 3rd day : Sabarimala

Amid ongoing protests, feminist activist Rehana Fathima, reporter Kavitha Jakkal and Woman devotee Mary Sweety tried to enter the Sabarimala temple today, three days after it was opened for women of all ages. As the temple entries are blocked by devotees against the Supreme Court verdict to allow women of menstruating age to enter the Read More…

Cinema Social Women

Karnataka actress accuse actor Arjun #meTOO

Sandalwood actress Sruthi Hariharan has accused actor Arjun Sarja of sexual harassment during the shooting of the movie ‘Vismaya’, according to TV reports. This is the first instance in Sandalwood (Karnataka ) where an actress has named the “perpetrator”.   Recently, another actress Sangeetha Bhat had levelled allegations against some “top directors” but she refrained Read More…

Asia Culture Women

Imran’s women Minister orders women to wear Dupatta / headscarf

Punjab Civil Secretariat in Pakistan’s Lahore has denied entry to women without a headscarf or dupatta upon ministerial orders. The diktat was given by Primary and Secondary Healthcare Minister of Punjab, Dr Yasmin Rashid. A Twitter user, Sidra Butt, recorded her experience and shared the video on the micro-blogging site. Sidra captioned the clip with Read More…

Opinion South India Women

Sabarimala violence RSS-BJP behind attack confirms Kerala minister

Kerala Minister EP Jayarajan on Wednesday blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for violence that broke out during the protest as women attempted to trek to the Sabarimala from the base camp. Addressing media, Jayarajan said, “RSS criminals hid in forests and attacked the Ayappa devotees. 10 media personnel, 5 devotees Read More…

South India Voice Women

Women devotees denied entry , women scribes threatened , Sec 144 imposed in Sabarimala

Tension was palpable in the southern state since Tuesday, when crucial talks held in the capital Thiruvananthapuram among the tantri (supreme priest of Sabarimala), the erstwhile royal family of Pandalam (considered the custodians of the temple) and Travancore Devaswom Board, or TDB ,(responsible for the administration of the temple), could not reach a solution. On Read More…

National Politics Session Court Women

Modi’s minister resigned in multiple sex scam : Setback for BJP

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted MJ Akbar’s resignation as Minister of State in External Affairs a day ahead of the hearing of his criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani at Delhi’s Patiala House court. Kovind accepted the resignation of Akbar from the Union Council of Ministers with immediate effect. Akbar, who was Read More…

National Politics Session Court Social Voice Women

Trouble mounts for Akbar – More than a dozen women bonds with Priya Ramani

In a  dramatic development that could upset BJP Minister  Akbar’s  strategy  more than a dozen  women journalists fused as a force  and have urged the court to hear their testimonies against MJ Akbar, claiming many of  them suffered sexual harassment by the minister and others have been a witness to it. A group of current Read More…

National Opinion Social Women

Women entry will turn temple into sex tourism spot: Sabarimala board chief

The Travancore Dewasom Board president, who has earlier made misogynist comments as well, says women’s entry into the temple will also lead to security issues The chief of the board that runs Kerala’s Sabarimala temple has said that allowing women inside will lead to “immoral activities” and turn the place into a “spot for sex Read More…

Politics Women

Twitterati support Priya Ramani with crowd fund to take on M.J.Akbar

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, M. J. Akbar on Monday filed a defamation case in Delhi’s Patiala House Court against Priya Ramani, the journalist who alleged that Akbar sexually harassed her. A statement from Akbar’s lawyers confirmed that the complaint has been filed under sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code. Read More…

National Opinion Politics Women

Union Minister MJ Akbar says all allegations fabricated, spiced up, will take legal action

Union minister MJ Akbar has said the allegations of sexual harassment against him are “fabricated” and “spiced up”. He said he will take legal actions against the women journalists who have levelled these allegations against him. “The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice. I could Read More…

National Social Women

What 11 women journalists have accused MJ Akbar

India’s #MeToo chorus is being heard from every corner of the country. The campaign took India with a storm with women naming out men who sexually harassed them. So far 11 allegations have emerged against journalist-turned- politician and BJP Minister  MJ Akbar. Akbar’s colleagues, including Smriti Irani and Maneka Gandhi, have acknowledged the online testimonies Read More…

North India Politics Women

Women journalists ‘not so innocent’: BJP women leader on MeToo accusations

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Madhya Pradesh women wing chief Lata Ketkar said that she does not consider women journalists so “innocent” that they could be misused by anyone.  And yes she again  she stirred  up a controversy in social media against her by her own words This statement comes in the wake of recent allegations Read More…

National Opinion Uncategorized Women

Maneka Gandhi proposes to set up committee to look into #MeToo cases

 ‘Will form four-member committee of retired judges to conduct public hearings of #MeToo cases,’ Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said. With the #MeToo movement intensifying in the country with every passing day, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that four retired judges will hold public hearings of the sexual assault and harassment cases. “Will form Read More…

South India Supreme Court Women

Women entering Sabarimala temple has to be ripped to 2 pieces says actor

Kollam Kanjaveli Kuttilazhikathu Thulasidharan Nair is an actor in Malayalam cinema and was speaking in Kerala. Actor Kollam Thulasi who is also a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made the horrifying remark at an NDA rally that drew blank amongst Social media bloggers Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying Read More…

National Politics Social Women

Smriti Spoken but Sushma Still Silent on Union Minister Akbar Sex Scams

Amid ongoing demand for the resignation of Union Minister MJ Akbar after more than six  women journalists accused him of sexually harassing, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday said that the gentlemen concerned would be in a better positioned to speak on this issue. As the MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists Read More…

North India Politics Women

Fighting sex abuse in bihar 40 schoolgirls attacked injured admitted in Hospital

A group of schoolgirls of kasturba Gandhi Girls School brave hearts resist harassers were beaten up by local villagers for protesting against sexual harassment by local youth in Bihar’s Supaul district, Police said over 40 schoolgirls who were injured in the attack were later admitted to a local hospital for treatment. Earlier this year, cases Read More…

North India Women

Two hindu priests raped 5 year old girl inside temple in Madya pradesh

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two Hindu priests of a temple in Goraghat in Datia district in Madhya Pradesh, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on the night of October two. According to the police, the accused, Raju Pandit (55) and Batoli Prajapati (45), lured the victim to the temple with Read More…

Opinion Social South India Women

Is it right on the part of RSS leaders to incite Kerala against judgement …

The Supreme Court had opened the doors of Sabarimala to women of all ages in a 4-1 judgment on Friday, annulling the centuries-old tradition of the temple to deny the right of worship to women aged between 10 and 50 years. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday In a statement, the RSS also called upon Read More…

Cinema Voice Women

Cine and TV Artists’ Association now confirms Tanushree ordeals

Couple of days  after Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment against veteran actor Nana Patekar on Horn OK Pleassss sets resurfaced in her recent interviews, the Cine and TV Artists’ Association (CINTAA) has accepted that the actress had filed a complaint with them in the year 2008, but it wasn’t addressed back then. In an Read More…

High Court Social South India Supreme Court Women

Digital booking to be introduced on the model of Tirupati for Sabarimala

A high-power committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan discussed various arrangements to be made for women devotees, days after the Supreme Court opened the gate of the temple for women of all age. Chief Secretary Tom Jose, Chief Minister’s Private Secretary M V Jayarajan, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) member K P Sankardas and Read More…

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Indian Origin USA Citizen Gita appointed Chief Economist in IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday appointed Indian-origin Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as its new chief economist. “International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde appointed Gita Gopinath on Monday as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department,” IMF said in a statement. “Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, Read More…

North India Social Women

Major booked for raping and abetting her husband’s suicide

According to reports, the woman alleged that the Major raped her on July 12 when she was cleaning his house.  According to reports, the woman alleged that the Major raped her on July 12 when she was cleaning his house.  The Delhi Police has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a serving Army Major Read More…

Opinion Social Women

The root cause of today judgement is due to a picture of 90’s

The picture that triggered women in Sabarimala  in 90s  is the triggering  point  of today judgement says Social activists who follow up long battle of women entry in to Sabarimala  A usual visit to the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala by freelance photographer A P Joy began the debate when he took a photo of Read More…

Opinion Voice Women

Old and New face of Hindu Reactions pouring in : Sabarimala verdict

The Supreme Court, in a historic verdict on Friday, allowed the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. here come the reactions of various Hindu outfits , political parties and women activists been updated  RSS : ‘No normal women devotee will defy the traditions’ BJP leader and former South Read More…

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Tanushree Dutta gradually garners support for her sexually harassment charge on Nana Patekar

In a recent interview, Tanushree Dutta spoke about the #MeToo movement in Bollywood highlighting her personal experience. After two days of stoic silence, Bollywood woken up and finally came out in support of actor Tanushree Dutta, who has alleged that veteran actor Nana Patekar sexually harassed her during a film shoot 10 years ago. Several Read More…

Opinion Politics Women

Divya booked for sedition over tweet calling Indian PM Modi a thief

Actor turned Politician  Former Congress MP from Karnataka  Divya Spandana, the youth icon of Congress’s social media chief, was booked Tuesday in uttar pradesh Lucknow’s Gomtinagar for a tweet calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “thief”. She was booked under Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code (sedition) and Section 67 of the Information Technology Read More…

Legal Politics South India Women

CCTV footage of Jayalalithaa’s hospital stay days not available : Apollo

Apollo Hospitals has informed the Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission its inability to submit the CCTV footage recorded during the hospitalisation period of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at its Chennai premises as the footage in the hospital’s server is programmed to be replaced after 30 days to accommodate new files. The inquiry commission Read More…

Culture Social Women

Father hacks daughter, son-in-law for inter-caste marriage : Caste hate

Closely on the heels of the brutal honour killing in Miryalaguda, where the father hired paid killers and killed his son in law again a father today  attacked and injured his daughter and son-in-law in a broad daylight on Erragadda Road in Hyderabad. While the condition of the girl is critical, the boy is recovering. Read More…

Culture Social Women

Husband hacked to death in front of Pregnant women : Caste Killing Horror

The curse of honour killing in the name of caste claimed another life on Friday when a Dalit man was hacked to death in broad daylight in front of his seven-month pregnant wife and his mother, at Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district on Friday. The victim, P. Pranay Kumar, 24, had married  Amrutha Varshini about six Read More…