Woman Killed, Chopped Up Domestic Help For Demanding Salary: Police


A 38-year-old woman allegedly killed a 16-year-old domestic help for demanding salary (Representational)

New Delhi: 

A 38-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly killing a 16-year-old domestic help after she demanded her salary, police said Friday.

The girl’s decapitated head and chopped off limbs were found inside a drain in outer Delhi on May 4, they said.

During a search operation to recover the remaining body parts of the girl, the police found the torso and chopped off arms of the victim in a bag, the police said.

One person, identified as Manjit, was arrested by the police while co-accused Shalu alias Sharu, Rakesh and Gauri continued to be at large.

They were declared as proclaimed offenders and a reward of Rs 50,000 each was declared on their arrest.

On October 18, the police learnt that Gauri, a native of West Bengal, had married one Kartar Singh to camouflage her identity, and was living in Ratta Khera of Jind district in Haryana, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.

The woman was subsequently arrested, he said.

Gauri was running a placement agency in Delhi and the victim was brought from Jharkhand to work as a maid but her salary was not given to her for a year, the DCP said.

When the victim demanded her salary, the woman killed her, he added.





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Indian-American Woman Minal Patel Davis Awarded At White House For Combatting Human Trafficking


Minal Patel Davis is currently implementing Mayor Turner’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan.

Houston: 

An Indian-American woman has been honoured with a Presidential award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combatting human trafficking in Houston.

Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking’ in the White House last week at a ceremony also attended by President Donald Trump.

“It was unbelievable,” said Ms Davis after winning the award, the country’s highest honour in the field.

“My parents came here from India. I was the first one in my family born in the United States, so to end up in the Mayor’s office a few years ago, and then to now end up in the White House, it was unbelievable,” she said.

Appointed in July 2015, Ms Davis has made a local impact on human trafficking in America’s fourth largest city from a policy-level perspective and by helped in advancing systems change.

She is currently implementing Mayor Turner’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan, which is the first comprehensive municipal response to human trafficking by a US city.

Ms Davis has spoken at several local, national and international panels and presented Houston city’s approach.

She is a past speaker at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit and recently travelled to India and Canada at the request of the State Department to discuss municipal leadership in trafficking with the government officials.

She did her MBA from the University of Connecticut and BA from New York University. 





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Woman Allegedly Held Captive, Gangraped in Odisha’s Puri For 10 Days


The woman said several others were also held captive and raped for days. (Representational)

Bhubaneswar: 

A 25-year-old woman from West Bengal was allegedly gangraped for 10 days in confinement at a market complex in Puri district of Odisha, the police said today.

The police have detained two people in connection with the crime and interrogation is on, Puri district additional superintendent of police Gagarin Mohanty said.

During interrogation, it was revealed that the woman was brought to Odisha by another woman named Kajal on the pretext of securing a job for her a year ago. However, the woman was forced into prostitution by Kajal and a man.

The police said the woman informed that several other people were also held captive along with her and raped for days.

The woman was rescued by the police who broke open the lock on Wednesday after she raised an alarm from the roof top of the building where she was detained.

The woman was admitted to the Puri district headquarters hospital.

Women activists of opposition BJP and the Congress met the woman at the hospital and have asked the authorities for immediate arrest of all the accused.





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The Perils Of Being A Woman Reporter In Sabarimala


If you had told me a few years ago that I would be driving up the road to Sabarimala, I wouldn’t have believed it. It has been a place accessible only to men for centuries. We would see them, the pilgrims, in black lungis, barefoot. People from our neighbourhood would start wearing black and we knew they would soon be on the men only pilgrimage to Sabarimala in verdant Kerala.

But the Supreme Court changed all that on September 28th. The doors of the shrine would be open to all women, whatever their age. Not only those under 10 or over 50.

(Or so it was thought.)

This was big news. A change in a centuries old tradition, an attempt to say that women should be allowed everywhere.

(But we still aren’t.)

We set off to cover this development, my cameraperson Kumar and I. We all know that emotions run high when it comes to these deeply held beliefs. That change is resisted by the best of us. We anticipated resistance to this move. On Tuesday – we saw that cars and buses carrying women in the direction of Sabarimala were stopped.

On the drive up from Thiruvananthapuram I was already feeling cautious enough to advise Kumar – a genial soul who would like the whole world to understand him – to not get into a debate if we were stopped. Then news came in of attacks on women reporters who had reached the base camp of Nilakkal ahead of us.

The uneasy feeling began to have a firm root in a very real threat.

At Nilakkal, we saw a crowd shouting slogans, police standing by. A reporter from a Kerala channel called me aside. “Take off the press stickers from your car,” he advised. “And the logo from your mike. And best not to go that side,” he added – indicating the crowd.

We saw a line of women constables marching down and Kumar and I dashed ahead of them to do a ‘prerec’ – a recording that would be played on air later.

We found ourselves close to the place where the women reporters had been attacked. More people advised us to turn around for our safety.

We did.

As we walked up to a place where we could feed our footage, we met the reporter who had been attacked, coming down in a car. A hug for her, making sure she was alright.

We found a place up the hill where we got a little signal to feed our footage. A policeman advised us to move. “They are throwing stones,” he said. A little later, we heard the roar of a mob. Ambulances with sirens screaming passed us.

We stood alone – on top of a hill – not knowing what would happen next. Not knowing if we were safer there. Or if it would be better with people around. Some devotees came running over the hill. We stayed where we were. Then we saw police with riot shields and helmets come up, searching through the bushes for the protestors. Did another prerec to show all that.

With no signal good enough for a live report – and a request for a live report for our 8 pm bulletin, we decided to leave Nilakkal and drive down until we got a good enough signal.

It was dark, we were driving through mist. The blackness of the forest when I looked back through the rear window of our taxi was immense. I rolled down the window – enjoying the primeval beauty, the cool air, the dark mist. There were barely any other vehicles on the road.

Then we saw a few lights – and a bus that had its windscreen shattered. A good backdrop to talk about the tense day. So we made a u-turn, back towards Sabarimala, and stopped on the side of the road.

In a second we were surrounded by 10 to 15 men. Somewhere, sometime I had instinctively rolled up my window. They questioned us aggressively. Peered into the car and saw me. Began hitting the window, the side of the car. Shouting in Malayalam. And two words in English. “No ladies.”

True to form, Kumar tried to explain to them. I was saying, in English I think, – “We will turn round, we won’t stop, let’s just go.”

I asked Kumar to stop explaining. But the men were shouting and demanding explanations. They shouted at our driver. ‘You are Malayali. You are from here. You know you are not supposed to bring women to this place.”

More shouting. A violent hit on the window where I was sitting. A feeling of unreality.

They were not letting the car move forward. Not letting us turn it around.

Our young driver stayed calm and cool under considerable pressure and abuse. He slowly, (oh so slowly) turned the car around, and we drove away. Alone again, the three of us in the car, driving on into the darkness.

With darkness behind.

As a woman reporter, I don’t think it is safe to go up the hill to report tomorrow. And I hate feeling that way.

Maya Sharma is NDTV’s Resident Editor in Bengaluru

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.





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Vindicated, Says Woman Journalist Priya Ramani Who First Accused Editor-Turned-Politician MJ Akbar Of Sexual Harassment In #MeToo Campaign


Minister MJ Akbar resigned from his post, following accusations of sexual harassment, today.

New Delhi: 

Union Minister MJ Akbar’s decision to resign from his post in the face of rising allegations of sexual harassment against him found widespread approval on social media today, with many women journalists — including Priya Ramani, who was the first to accuse the editor-turned-politician — stating that it vindicated the charges they had levelled against him. They, however, insisted that their fight was far from over.

“As women, we feel vindicated by MJ Akbar’s resignation. I look forward to the day when I also get justice in court,” tweeted Ms Ramani, who has been named in a defamation case, soon after the Minister made the announcement.

Incidentally, even cabinet colleague Ramdas Athawale termed Mr Akbar’s move as the right one. “The opposition was asking him to resign on moral grounds, and he took the right decision. The allegations against him (Akbar) should be properly investigated,” he said. Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar, Journalist Saba Naqvi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi Marlena were among other public figures who hailed the development as a victory of womankind over “sexual predators”.

Journalist Priya Ramani virtually opened a can of worms earlier this month when she first accused Mr Akbar, formerly a major figure in India’s media circles, of sexually exploiting women under his tutelage. When more women came forward to accuse him of similar offences, the Minister denied the allegations and filed a defamation case against Ms Ramani. But the controversy, a part of India’s #MeToo movement that was first sparked off when actor Tanushree Dutta accused fellow-artiste Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her ten years ago, refused to die down. Soon, more allegations cropped up against Mr Akbar.

Former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Menon Rao also expressed happiness over the Minister’s decision. “So glad that Minister MJ Akbar has resigned his post. His continuation was untenable and indefensible. A big shoutout to all the brave women journalists who called him out for his alleged, sickening and exploitative behaviour towards them,” she tweeted.

Ms Sundar, a Congress spokesperson, hailed the Minister’s resignation but insisted that he also relinquish his seat in the Upper House. “Finally @mjakbar resigns… one can be an allegation but not all… kudos to the bravehearts who have stood up for the right, silencing the wrong. @priyaramani and all the other women who have stood their ground… this is your victory… Now shouldn’t #MJAkbar give up his #RS seat too?” she tweeted.

Ms Naqvi, for her part, compared the resignation of Mr Akbar with a religious event concerning the Goddess Durga. “On #MahaAshtami, Devi Durga slays the demon… #MJAkbar gone…” she commented on the social networking website.

Journalist Suparna Sharma, who had accused Mr Akbar of having “plucked my bra strap”, said the fight will not end with his resignation. “Akbar should have resigned immediately after returning to India instead of issuing a statement (denying the allegations),” she said. “When he issued the statement, it seemed as if it was government versus Priya Ramani. Now that he has resigned, it is Akbar vs Priya Ramani.”

“We don’t know who is backing and supporting him, but I am happy and glad that he has stepped down. The longer he fights this battle against Ramani, more women will come out,” she said, insisting that Mr Akbar withdraw the defamation case.

Journalist Harinder Baweja wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would now “break their silence” on the #MeToo allegations. “Akbar should have done it (resigned) much earlier. Staying on reeked of a sense of entitlement. As a next step, MJ Akbar should withdraw the defamation suit unless he wants to continue defaming himself,” she tweeted.

(With inputs from IANS)





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KARNATAKA Davanagere Woman Beat bank manager for asking sexual favours to approve loan viral video


KARNATAKA में कुछ ऐसा हुआ जिसने हर किसी को हैरान कर दिया. बेंगलुरु से 260 किलोमीटर दूर दक्षिण कर्नाटक के दवनगेरे शहर में एक महिला ने बैंक मैनेजर की बीच सड़क जमकर पिटाई की. क्योंकि वो लोन देने के लिए महिला से sexual favours की डिमांड कर रहा था. इस घटना का वीडियो सोशल मीडिया पर काफी वायरल हो रहा है. न्यूज एजेंसी ANI के मुताबिक, बैंक मैनेजर महिला से 15 लाख रुपये का लोन देने के बदले सेक्शुअल फेवर मांग रहा था. 

बप्पी लाहिड़ी के पोते ने ‘गोल्डन लुक’ में बजाया ऐसा ढोल, जनता हुई मस्त और Video वायरल

सोशल मीडिया पर ANI ने ट्विटर पर वीडियो पोस्ट किया है. वीडियो में देखा जा सकता है कि महिला बैंक मैनेजर की कॉलर पकड़कर रोड पर घसीटती है और डंडे से पिटाई करने लगती है. जिसके बाद वो थप्पड़ और लातें मारती है. महिला यही नहीं रुकी और चप्पलें उतारकर मारने लगीं. 50 सेकंड का ये वीडियो काफी वायरल हो रहा है. वीडियो में सुना जा सकता है कि वो बैंक मैनेजर से पुलिस स्टेशन जाने के लिए कह रही है. 

Bigg Boss 12: अनूप जलोटा को जसलीन पर आया गुस्सा, बोले- लोग पूछेंगे सौरव कौन है, आपका साला है…

देखें VIDEO:

 


एक ही घंटे में इस वीडियो को 25 हजार से ज्यादा व्यूज मिल चुके हैं और महिला की काफी तारीफ हो रही है. कई कमेंट में उसे हीरो बताया जा रहा है. 





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In Patriarchal Pakistan, This Woman Car Mechanic Is Driving Change


Just a year into the job, and promoted to general repairs, Nawaz moves with the ease of a seasoned pro

Multan, Pakistan: 

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect.

The 24-year-old spent years overcoming entrenched gender stereotypes and financial hurdles en route to earning a mechanical engineering degree and netting a job with an auto repairs garage in the eastern city of Multan.

“I took it up as a challenge against all odds and the meagre financial resources of my family,” Nawaz told AFP.

“When they see me doing this type of work they are really surprised.”

Hailing from the small, impoverished town of Dunyapur in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, Nawaz relied on scholarships and often skipped meals when she was broke while pursuing her degree.

Her achievements are rare. Women have long struggled for their rights in conservative patriarchal Pakistan, and especially in rural areas are often encouraged to marry young and devote themselves entirely to family over career.

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Pakistani motor mechanic Uzma Nawaz, 24, poses for a photograph during an interview with AFP at her home in Duniya Pur in Punjab province. 

“No hardship could break my will and motivation,” she says proudly.

The sacrifices cleared the way for steady work at a Toyota dealership in Multan following graduation, she adds.

Just a year into the job, and promoted to general repairs, Nawaz moves with the ease of a seasoned pro around the dealership’s garage, removing tyres from raised vehicles, inspecting engines and handling a variety of tools — a sight that initially jolted some customers.

“I was shocked to see a young girl lifting heavy spare tyres and then putting them back on vehicles after repairs,” customer Arshad Ahmad told AFP.

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Pakistani motor mechanic Uzma Nawaz, 24, helps her father prepare food for cattle at their home in Duniya Pur in Punjab province.

But Nawaz’s drive and expertise has impressed colleagues, who say she can more than hold her own.

“Whatever task we give her she does it like a man with hard work and dedication,” said coworker M. Attaullah.

She has also convinced some of those who doubted her ability to make it in a male-dominated work environment, including members of her own family.

“There is no need in our society for girls to work at workshops, it doesn’t seems nice, but it is her passion,” said her father Muhammad Nawaz.

“She can now set up the machinery and can work properly. I too am very happy.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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Man Kills Himself, Note Says Woman Pestered Him For Sex, Say Police


The woman used to blackmail him by threatening to file a criminal case against him, police said.

Mumbai: 

A 38-year-old man committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district as he was allegedly fed up with a woman’s persistent demand for sex, police said Monday.

Sachin Mitkari, who worked in a hospital at Parbhani along with the woman, was found hanging from the ceiling of his house on the Parbhabni-Vasmat road Sunday, police said.

Neighbours who found him hanging alerted police, who sent the body for post-mortem, said a police official at Parbhani, which is around 500 km from Mumbai.

A suicide note written by Mr Mitkari was found at the spot, police said. In it, he accused the woman of harassing him and of insisting on having sexual relationship with him, they said.

Mr Mitkari’s note said the woman was aware that he was married but nonetheless was continuously after him, demanding to have sexual relations with him, police said.

She used to blackmail him by threatening to file a criminal case against him, the official said, quoting the note.

Police have registered an abatement to suicide case against the woman, the official said. Further investigation in the matter was underway, he added.





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Belgaum, Karnataka Man Arrested After Allegedly Raping, Strangling Woman In Goa


A man from Karnataka was arrested for allegedly raping, killing a woman in Goa (Representational)

Panaji: 

A 23-year-old man from Karnataka was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a middle-aged woman at Old Goa village, 10 kilometres away from state capital Panaji, police said Sunday.

The arrest was made on Saturday night, days after the victim’s body was found in Old Goa, police said.

“The accused, Manjunath Dodamani, hailed from Belgaum in Karnataka and lived with his parents at Old Goa. He was arrested last night,” Superintendent of Police (North), Chandan Chaudhury, told reporters.

“He has confessed to the crime. He told the police that on Wednesday night, he offered lift to the woman and later took her to an isolated spot, where he raped her and later strangled her to death,” the SP said adding that the accused knew the woman.

The woman’s post-mortem had revealed that she had been sexually assaulted and murdered, police said.

Mr Chaudhury said a team of 15 police officers followed all possible leads to arrest the accused.





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