My job to sit back, believe more women: Jatin Das accuser

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Entrepreneur-conservationist Nisha Bora, who has accused senior artist Jatin Das of sexual harassment, says she is happy to let more voices emerge, and that now her job is to sit back, pay attention and believe. “Several women are speaking up, as you can see on Twitter. Several privately. Some on […]

NCW welcomes Akbar’s resignation

New Delhi, Oct 17 : The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday welcomed Union Minister M.J. Akbar’s resignation from the government following allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women journalists as the #MeToo movement claimed its first toll in Indian politics. “Finally, the government has listened to the voice of women […]

#MeToo: 2nd case surfaces against artist Jatin Das

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Artist Jatin Das was named on Wednesday by writer Garusha Katoch in a second allegation against the Padma Bhushan recipient, accusing him of trying to kiss her forcibly when she had interned under him in 2013. The “renowned painter… tried to take advantage of me when I was 20. Five […]

Sabarimala protesters force Andhra woman to back down

[Sabarimala: Police escort Madhavi (of Andhra Pradesh) and her family members after she was heckled by the protesters while she was seeking the entry to the Lord Ayyappa Temple on its opening day in Sabarimala, Kerala, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. Tension was witnessed outside Sabarimala temple that was opened for the first time for women […]

Punjab announces health cover to 43 lakh families

Chandigarh, Oct 17 : The Punjab government on Wednesday announced an annual health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each to around 43 lakh families in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and a state scheme. The state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for the implementation of […]

Sabarimala protesters force Andhra woman to back down

[Pathanamthitta: An elderly woman on her way to Sabarimala Temple as police personnel stand on guard, in Pathanamthitta, Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018. Sabarimala Temple is open to women of all age groups for the first time since Supreme Court announced its verdict. ( /PTI] Sabarimala (Kerala) Oct 17 : Strong protests by Sabarimala traditionalists on […]