Online portal launched to register sexual harassment complaints

New Delhi, July 24 : An online complaint management system to register cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace — SHe-Box — was launched here on Monday. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi launched the system titled ‘Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box)’ which can be accessed at the link: http://www.wcd-sh.nic.in “The complaint management system […]

Free speech faces ‘real danger’, says former EPW editor

By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, July 24 : India faces a “real danger to freedom of expression”, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, a veteran journalist, who quit as editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) after he was asked by the trust that manages the internationally respected journal to withdraw two articles critical of the government […]

Free speech faces ‘real danger’, says former EPW editor

By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, July 24 : India faces a “real danger to freedom of expression”, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, a veteran journalist, who quit as editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) after he was asked by the trust that manages the internationally respected journal to withdraw two articles critical of the government […]

Britain eases blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Jul 24 : Gay and bisexual men will be able to donate blood within three months of sexual activity instead of 12 months, the UK government has announced as part of a wider reform of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) laws. Men who have sex with men are currently barred […]

Turkish journalists face terror trial

Ankara, July 24 : Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were facing trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation, the media reported. If found guilty this week, they could face sentences of up to 43 years in jail. Ten have already been in pre-trial detention for almost nine months, […]

Lok Sabha witnesses din as Opposition demands debate on lynchings

New Delhi, July 24 : The Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed noisy scenes as the Opposition members led by Congress created pandemonium, demanding a discussion on the issue of atrocities against Dalits and Muslims by the cow vigilantes. Congress members staged a sit-in near Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s podium throughout the Question Hour as she refused […]