One Dead After Delhi Doctor Hits 3 Women With Car


Ambuj Garg was allegedly driving in a rash manner when he hit the three women.

New Delhi: 

A woman was killed while another two were injured after a car driven by a doctor allegedly hit them in central Delhi, police said Wednesday, adding that he was nabbed while trying to flee the spot.

The accident took place Tuesday near the Rani Jhansi Road flyover.

The deceased was identified as Shanno Devi while the other two who suffered injuries in the accident were Kripali Devi and Geeta, both in their 50s.

Police said the locals rushed the victims to the Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, where Shanno Devi was declared brought dead while the injured women were discharged after treatment, a senior police officer said.

Investigation revealed that the accident took place barely 20 metres away from the flyover when the three victims were on their way home from a factory in Sadar Bazar they worked at.

The accused, identified as 47-year-old Ambuj Garg who works at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, drove away from the accident spot but was caught a few metres away, police said.

Geeta alleged that Ambuj Garg was driving the vehicle in a rash manner.

Subsequently, a case was registered and he was arrested, police said, adding that no traces of alcohol were found in the Mr Garg’s blood.

Police said no CCTV cameras were installed in the area.

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This State, With More Women Voters Than Men, Did Not Get A Single Woman Lawmaker


Aizawl: 

The Mizoram Assembly will not have a single woman legislator as all the 15 female candidates lost in the November 28 election in the state where women outnumber men in the voters’ list.

Of the total 209 candidates, 15 were women — the highest ever to have contested the assembly polls in the state so far.

Of the 7,07,395 electorates, around 6,20,332 voters had cast their votes on November 28, of whom 3,20,401 were women.

Political analysts attributed the failure of women to win the assembly election to the Mizo society being strictly patriarchal and the major political party’s refusal to field women candidates.

The Mizo National Front (MNF), which bagged 26 seats in the 40-member House, had not fielded a single woman candidate.

The BJP, which won only one seat, had put up the maximum number of women candidates at six.

The ‘Zoramthar’ a religious-based group had fielded five women candidates.

The People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) and the National People’s Party (NPP) also did not field any woman candidate.

State Cooperation minister Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu, who was the sole woman candidate to have been fielded by the Congress from the Hrangturzo seat, could not taste success.

The Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) had put up two women nominees while the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress fielded one woman candidate each.

The 15 women candidates together secured only 14,482 votes with Lalrinpuii of the ZPM, who contested from Lunglei South, getting 3,991 votes – the highes among the women candidates.

The second highest vote scoring woman candidate was Chawngthu, who bagged 3,815 votes in Hrangturzo seat.

In the 2013 election, there were six women candidates and no woman was elected to the state assembly.

Vanlalawmpuii Chawngthu contested the bypoll to the Hrangturzo seat in 2014 and won it after it was vacated by Lal Thanhawla as he was elected from two seats.

Last year, Chawngthu was appointed as the state Cooperation minister.
 





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One Dead After Delhi Doctor Hits 3 Women With Car


नई दिल्ली: दिल्ली में मंगलवार को देर रात एक तेज रफ्तार कार ने सड़क पार कर रही तीन महिलाओं को टक्कर मार दी. घटना में एक महिला की मौत हो गई जबकि दो गंभीर रूप से घायल हो गई. सभी घायलों को अस्पताल में भर्ती करा दिया गया है जहां उनका इलाज चल रहा है. घटना की सूचना मिलने के बाद मौके पर पहुंची पुलिस ने आरोपी को गिरफ्तार कर लिया है. पुलिस अधिकारी ने बताया कि यह हादसा रानी झांसी फ्लाईओवर के नजदीक हुआ जहां एक कार ने महिलाओं को टक्कर मार दी. पुलिस की शुरुआती जांच में पता चला है कि आरोपी कार चालक एक डॉक्टर है.

यह भी पढ़ें: दिल्‍ली : मीरा बाग इलाके में बेकाबू एसयूवी ने कई लोगों को रौंदा, एक लड़की की मौत

मृतक महिला की पहचान शन्नो देवी के रूप में की गई है, जबकि घायलों की पहचान कृपाली देवी और गीता के रूप में हुई है. दोनों की उम्र 50 साल बताई जा रही है. पुलिस अधिकारी ने बताया कि स्थानीय लोगों ने पीड़ितों को बाड़ा हिंदूराव अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया जहां शन्नो देवी को मृत घोषित कर दिया गया जबकि घायलों को उपचार के बाद छुट्टी दे दी गई. जांच में पता चला कि हादसा फ्लाईओवर से महज 20 मीटर की दूरी पर हुआ जब तीनों महिलाएं सदर बाजार में एक फैक्टरी से काम करके अपने घर जा रही थीं.

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यह भी पढ़ें: बेकाबू रफ्तार ने ली तीन लोगों की जान, दो की हालत अभी भी नाजुक

पुलिस के मुताबिक आरोपी अंबुज गर्ग (47) सर गंगाराम अस्पताल में काम करता है. अंबुज हादसे के बाद भागने की कोशिश कर रहा था लेकिन कुछ ही मीटर की दूरी पर उसे गिरफ्तार कर लिया. पुलिस को दिए बयान में घायल गीता ने कहा कि गर्ग लापरवाह तरीके से कार चला रहा था. पुलिस फिलहाल इस पूरे मामले की जांच कर रही है. 



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Most Seats With More Women Voters Won By Congress In Chhattisgarh


The Congress won 19 of the women voter-majority constituencies. (File)

Mumbai: 

Most of the assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh where women voters outnumbered men have been won by the Congress, the Election Commission data shows.

In 22 of the 90 assembly seats in the state, the number of women voters was higher than male voters.

The Congress, which secured the mandate by winning 68 seats and ended the BJP’s reign, won 19 of the women voter-majority constituencies.

However, among the newly-elected MLAs from these 22 seats, only three are women — Dr Lakshmi Dhruv from Sihawa seat, Chhanni Chandu Sahu from Khujji and Anila Bhendia from Dondilohara.

Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi won from Marwahi which has 93,542 women voters against 90,323 male voters.

The other constituencies where women voters outnumber men are Pathalgaon, Dharmajaigarh, Khallari, Kawardha, Mahasamund, Bindrawangarh, Sihawa, Khujji, Mohla-Manpur, Kanker, Bhanupratappur, Keshkal, Narayanpur, Chitrakot, Dantewada, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Konta, Bijapur, Kondagaon and Dondilohara.

Except Marwahi, Bindrawangarh and Dantewada, the rest were won by Congress. Bindrawangarh and Dantewada seats went to the BJP.





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Hyderabad City Police Launches ‘Women On Wheels’ Patrol Teams


‘Women on Wheels’ teams underwent two months of intensive training in unarmed combat.

Hyderabad: 

The Hyderabad City Police today launched women patrol teams “Women on Wheels”, whose services will be utilised towards crime prevention and crime against women, besides community policing initiatives.

A total of 20 teams (on bikes) were flagged off by Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar at an event.

Mr Kumar reiterated the commitment of Hyderabad City Police towards safety and security of all its citizens, especially women.

The Women on Wheels is also an attempt to mainstream female police officers and give them an opportunity to perform all police duties on par with their male colleagues, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crimes and SIT) Shikha Goel said.

She said 47 women officers were handpicked for this task.

They underwent two months of intensive training in unarmed combat, driving and other technical initiatives.

In the first phase, one team per division of city police will function. They would be used for crime prevention, emergency response, community policing and creating awareness, she said adding that in the next phase, more teams will be introduced with at least one for each police station.

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Seven Women Rescued In Raid At Thane’s Illegal Orchestra Bar, 42 Arrested


The police raided an illegal orchestra bar in Thane, Maharashtra, today. (Representative)

Thane: 

Police raided an illegal orchestra bar in Thane, Maharashtra, today and arrested 42 people, including its owner, manager and customers, and also rescued seven women, an official said.

Assistant superintendent of police (Thane district rural police) Atul Kulkarni, who led the raid on the “Gandharva” bar and restaurant, said the outlet did not possess a valid licence to operate and employ female singers.

During the raid, the police found a cavity within the premises from where seven girls were rescued, he said, adding Rs 64,980 in cash was also seized.

Singers and dancers were found engaging in “obscene” acts inside the outlet, the police said.

A total of 42 people, including 27 members of the bar management and staff, and 11 customers were arrested, the police said.

An offence under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against the accused and a probe was on, the police added.

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NIA Issues Production Warrant Against Kashmiri Women Separatist Leaders


Production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, Naheeda Nasreen of banned terror group. (File)

New Delhi: 

A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) today issued a production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, and Naheeda Nasreen of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, a banned terrorist organisation, after taking cognisance of recent charge sheet on terror charges against them.

The NIA court has issued the production warrant against the three accused women for December 12. The production warrant is an order issued by a criminal court of law to produce a person before the court in connection with criminal proceedings pending against him.

In the charge sheet, the NIA has accused the three women of allegedly engaging in anti-India activities and making attempts to incite the general populace of Kashmir for an armed rebellion against the Indian Government with aid and assistance of terrorist organisations based in neighbouring Pakistan.

The probe agency also established that the chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Andrabi was in close contact with global terrorist and Mumbai 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Mohammad Saeed. The NIA also told the court that they were allegedly running a social media campaign to gain support from Pakistani establishments including terrorist entities.

The three accused were arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in April this year and the case was later transferred to the NIA in July for further investigation.

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Avoid Women At All Cost


Over a year into the #MeToo movement, Wall Street risks becoming more of a boy’s club

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.

In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?

Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.

Interviews with more than 30 senior executives suggest many are spooked by #MeToo and struggling to cope. “It’s creating a sense of walking on eggshells,” said David Bahnsen, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley who’s now an independent adviser overseeing more than $1.5 billion.

This is hardly a single-industry phenomenon, as men across the country check their behavior at work, to protect themselves in the face of what they consider unreasonable political correctness — or to simply do the right thing. The upshot is forceful on Wall Street, where women are scarce in the upper ranks. The industry has also long nurtured a culture that keeps harassment complaints out of the courts and public eye, and has so far avoided a mega-scandal like the one that has engulfed Harvey Weinstein.

‘Real Loss’

Now, more than a year into the #MeToo movement — with its devastating revelations of harassment and abuse in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and beyond — Wall Street risks becoming more of a boy’s club, rather than less of one.

“Women are grasping for ideas on how to deal with it, because it is affecting our careers,” said Karen Elinski, president of the Financial Women’s Association and a senior vice president at Wells Fargo & Co. “It’s a real loss.”

There’s a danger, too, for companies that fail to squash the isolating backlash and don’t take steps to have top managers be open about the issue and make it safe for everyone to discuss it, said Stephen Zweig, an employment attorney with FordHarrison.

“If men avoid working or traveling with women alone, or stop mentoring women for fear of being accused of sexual harassment,” he said, “those men are going to back out of a sexual harassment complaint and right into a sex discrimination complaint.”

While the new personal codes for dealing with #MeToo have only just begun to ripple, the shift is already palpable, according to the people interviewed, who declined to be named. They work for hedge funds, law firms, banks, private equity firms and investment-management firms.

For obvious reasons, few will talk openly about the issue. Privately, though, many of the men interviewed acknowledged they’re channeling Pence, saying how uneasy they are about being alone with female colleagues, particularly youthful or attractive ones, fearful of the rumor mill or of, as one put it, the potential liability.

A manager in infrastructure investing said he won’t meet with female employees in rooms without windows anymore; he also keeps his distance in elevators. A late-40-something in private equity said he has a new rule, established on the advice of his wife, an attorney: no business dinner with a woman 35 or younger.

The changes can be subtle but insidious, with a woman, say, excluded from casual after-work drinks, leaving male colleagues to bond, or having what should be a private meeting with a boss with the door left wide open.

On Wall Street as elsewhere, reactions to #MeToo can smack of paranoia. “Some men have voiced concerns to me that a false accusation is what they fear,” said Zweig, the lawyer. “These men fear what they cannot control.”

There are as many or more men who are responding in quite different ways. One, an investment adviser who manages about 100 employees, said he briefly reconsidered having one-on-one meetings with junior women. He thought about leaving his office door open, or inviting a third person into the room.

Finally, he landed on the solution: “Just try not to be an asshole.”

That’s pretty much the bottom line, said Ron Biscardi, chief executive officer of Context Capital Partners. “It’s really not that hard.”

In January, as #MeToo was gathering momentum, Biscardi did away with the late-night, open-bar gathering he’d hosted for years in his penthouse suite during Context Capital’s annual conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “Given the fact that women are in the minority at our events, we want to make sure that the environment is always welcoming and comfortable. We felt that eliminating the after-party was necessary to remain consistent with that goal.”

In this charged environment, the question is how the response to me #MeToo might actually end up hurting women’s progress. Given the male dominance in Wall Street’s top jobs, one of the most pressing consequences for women is the loss of male mentors who can help them climb the ladder.

“There aren’t enough women in senior positions to bring along the next generation all by themselves,” said Lisa Kaufman, chief executive officer of LaSalle Securities. “Advancement typically requires that someone at a senior level knows your work, gives you opportunities and is willing to champion you within the firm. It’s hard for a relationship like that to develop if the senior person is unwilling to spend one-on-one time with a more junior person.”

Men have to step up, she said, and “not let fear be a barrier.”

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Bloomberg’s Max Abelson and Sonali Basak contributed to this report.

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





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Manish Sisodia Suspends 2 Officials As Women Go Missing From Shelter Home


Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the matter is “extremely serious”. (File)

New Delhi: 

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has suspended two senior officials of the Women and Child Development Department after eight women and a girl went missing from a shelter home in east Delhi.

The action was taken after the matter was raised by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), which is also demanding that the case be transferred to Delhi Police’s Crime Branch to ensure a high-level investigation into the matter.

The Delhi Police registered an FIR on Sunday in the matter.

In a letter, Mr Sisodia said the Department of Women and Child Development has “failed” in its duty to provide a safe and secure environment for the women and the girl who were placed under the protection of the state.

He also said the matter is “extremely serious” and it raises a “serious doubt” on the intention of the officials.

“In view of the same, it is directed that the district officer, north east, WCD and Superintendent, SAG Home are immediately placed under suspension and their charge is given to competent and sensitive officers,” the letter said.

The DCW, in a statement, claimed that the missing girls of Sanskar Ashram at Dilshad Garden were found after six months on December 2 following which a case was registered.

The DCW alleged that they were victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and also claimed that brothel owners might have kidnapped them in “connivance with the Home authorities”.

The women rights body demanded that the matter be probed thoroughly.





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Madan Lal Supports Women Coach, Asks Mithali Raj To Improve


In response to the allegations, Powar accused Mithali of being selfish and putting herself first over the team. He also stated that Mithali had threatened to retire midway after being denied the opening slot.

Powar’s interim contract with the BCCI ended on November 30. The same day BCCI invited applications for the post of Indian women’s coach. 

Veteran batter Mithali Raj criticised Powar and the selectors for keeping her out of the playing XI against England in the World T20 semi-finals, which India lost by eight wickets.

Madan Lal said it is better to place dummies instead of coaches who take a stand. He added that constantly shuffling coaches is not in the best interest of teams and this sends a bad signal. Madan Lal felt that having a coach for a longer duration works better for the stability of the team and players.

“If you keep removing coaches, it would be better to keep a dummy, who listens and acts according to the players. Coach is part of the team and takes decisions which should be abided by the team. The coach (Powar) also wanted to win only and the captain (Harmanpreet Kaur) was also part of it. Why was Powar alone targeted? Selectors are also part of the decision. It was unnecessary to remove Powar. Like this, the game won’t move ahead,” Madan Lal said.

Madan Lal did not seem to be convinced with Mithali Raj’s allegations on Powar to keep her out of the team. Citing examples from the men’s team, he said: “If tomorrow Ravi Shastri makes someone sit out, will you remove him as well? Things do not work like this. They (coaches) too are under pressure. Performance is kept in mind, you do not make someone sit out randomly. I believe in performance, so the board should analyse.”

Speaking on the mudslinging, e-mails to BCCI and emotional rants, Madan Lal said: “No one is bigger than the game. Was there any guarantee that the Indian team would have reached final if Mithali Raj was in the playing XI. This is a team game, not an individual game. I always believe that the captain and the coach have the supreme authority. They had taken the decision after looking at the condition.”

“Once we start making the player bigger than the game, then these kinds of controversies arise. It is the call of the coach and captain. Sometimes, I do believe that an experienced player (Mithali Raj) should have played but they (coach and captain) must have taken the decision with prior thinking and analyses. So, sometimes the decision is good, sometimes the decision back fires,” he added.

(With ANI Inputs)



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