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NCW Summons Hairstylist Jawed Habib For ‘Spitting’ On Woman’s Head

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

NCW (National Commission for Women) also asked Uttar Pradesh police to probe the veracity of a purported video, which shows hairstylist Jawed Habib spitting on the woman's head while styling her hair.

NCW Takes Cognisance Of Hair Stylist Jawed Habib’s Alleged Video Of Spitting On Woman’s Head

Jan 06, 2022 PTI

NCW (National Commission for Women) has directed Uttar Pradesh police to probe the purported video of hair stylist Jawed Habib of spitting on woman’s head, during a workshop conducted by him in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.

Girl Accuses Rape-Convict Father Of Molesting Her Even After Spending A Decade In Jail

Delhi court has sought police report on girl's molestation complaint against rape-convict father.

Outrage mounts over 'Bulli Bai'' app, NCW seeks expedited action, IT minister says working with police

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The NCW has written to the Delhi Police to expedite its action in the case against the 'Bulli Bai' app, floated for trolling and harassing the victims, to ensure that such crimes do not recur.

JNU Modifies 'Misogynist' Circular On Sexual Harassment Counselling Session After Flak

JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) in its earlier invitation on sexual harassment counselling session had mentioned: ‘girls are suppose to know how to draw a tangible line between them and their male friends’.

28 December, 2021

NCW Chairperson Seeks Withdrawal Of JNU's 'Misogynist' Circular On Sexual Harassment


Girls are 'suppose to know how to draw a tangible line between them and their male friends,' said the circular issued by Jawaharlal Nehru University's Internal Complaints Committee.

17 December, 2021

NCW Hits Out At Karnataka Congress MLA K R Ramesh Kumar Over Rape Remark


NCW (National Commission for Women) chairperson Rekha Sharma said the remark of Karnataka Congress MLA KR Ramesh Kumar was ‘extremely sad and unfortunate’.

18 November, 2021

Supreme Court Quashes Controversial Skin To Skin Contact Judgement

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Supreme Court quashed a Bombay High Court judgement which acquitted a man under the POCSO Act saying groping a minor's breast without 'skin to skin contact' cannot be termed as sexual assault.

23 September, 2021

NCW Takes Cognisance Of ‘Denied Entry’ To Woman In Delhi Restaurant For Wearing ‘Saree’

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The National Commission for Women has asked Delhi Police Commissioner to probe the incident, saying ‘Saree is a part of Indian culture, and denying any woman entry to a restaurant on the basis of her attire is a rights violation’.

07 September, 2021

46 % Rise In Complaints Of Crimes Against Women In 2021, Half From UP: NCW

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The highest number of complaints were recorded under the right to live with dignity clause, followed by domestic violence and harassment of married women or dowry harassment.

10 December, 2020

17 Men Gangrape Woman, Hold Husband Hostage In Jharkhand


The woman was raped and her husband held hostage by 17 men when the couple was returning from the market on Tuesday night, according to reports.


22 November, 2020

Compensation Not Paid To Acid Attack Victims In Over 60% Cases: NCW


National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma expresses her concern over the non-payment of compensation to acid attack survivors.

21 October, 2020

NCW Chief Rekha Sharma Faces Public Ire For Her Comments On Love Jihad


National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma had said that there was a rise in love-jihad cases in Maharashtra.

01 October, 2020

Hathras Rape: NCW Seeks Explanation From UP Police On Urgency To Cremate Body Of Victim


The Dalit woman was allegedly raped at a village in Hathras by four men on September 14, and she breathed her last on Tuesday at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital.

30 November, 2019

Police Wasted Precious Time: Telangana Vet's Family To NCW


The 25-year-old veterinarian, whose charred body was found on the outskirts of Hyderabad, was raped before being killed

29 July, 2019

Unnao Rape Case: NCW Urges UP Police To Ensure Fair And Speedy Probe

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National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma said a team of the Commission will visit the victim and her family members in Unnao on Tuesday.

16 July, 2019

Barkha Dutt Moves NCW, Accuses Kapil Sibal's Wife Of Abusing Female Journalists At Tiranga TV

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Barkha Dutt has alleged that Promila Sibal abused female staff members at Tiranga TV.


11 May, 2019

Modi Like A Bride, Does Less Work But Jangles Her Bangles More, Says Navjot Sidhu

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Congress leader and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's comment comparing PM Modi to a "dulhan" (bride) "clanging her bangles" fetched a "strong condemnation" from the National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz