Most districts yet to set up sex abuse complaint panel

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The state government seems to have dumped the most potent weapon the law has provided to protect highly vulnerable women workers in the unorganised sector from sexual harassment. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, mandates the setting up of local complaints committee in each district to receive complaints…. Read more »

Another blue whale washed ashore Mumbai coast

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Yet another marine animal was found washed ashore at Revdanda coast near Alibaug on Wednesday evening. The 40-feet long blue whale, which is rarely found in shallow waters, is being said to be injured before being washed ashore. The mammal belongs to the Bryde whale family, which is found in tropical and temperate climate. “On… Read more »

3 students attempt suicide

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Under pressure from their parents, three SSC students on Wednesday attempted suicide by consuming pesticide at Venganapalli village in Yadiki mandal of the district. The trio — K. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Raja Reddy and B. Nageswar Reddy —are close friends and study at the government high school. They were reluctant to attend classes and were disinterested… Read more »

St Stephen’s molestation case: Accused resigns as Bursar

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St Stephen’s professor Satish Kumar, who is facing charges of molesting a PhD student working under his supervision, has resigned from the post of college Bursar following which the Governing Body today made a new appointment for the administrative position. Kumar, an Assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was yesterday denied anticipatory bail by… Read more »

We have lost mother: missionary sisters

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India has lost the shadow of Mother Teresa, said sisters at the Missionaries of Charity, following the death of Sister Nirmala. Sister Nirmala devoted her life to the service of the poor, needy and downtrodden. She has shown the path of light with service as motto to mankind. Following the sad news, the sisters at… Read more »

22-year-old woman allegedly gang-raped by 7 in Gurgaon, says Police

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A 22-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by seven people at a guesthouse in the Sushant Lok area in Gurgaon, police said on Friday. The woman, who is from West Bengal, has alleged that she was raped by one Kapil and his associates, said Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rajesh Kumar, adding that the complaint came… Read more »

14-year-old Bengaluru girl gang raped

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A 14-year-old girl was gang-raped by three people at an under-construction building near Ragigudda slum in J.P. Nagar police limits on Wednesday night. Police have arrested the accused, Aasai, 19, a fruit vendor, Santosh, 21, a canned water supplier, and Ajay, 20, an autorickshaw driver. All the accused are victim’s neighbours. The police said the… Read more »

6-year-old Tarun’s body fished out of Musi waters

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 The body of six-year-old Tarun who was washed away in the Musi on Sunday was recovered on Monday morning. GHMC’s entomology department officials noticed the body stuck under the Malakpet New Bridge, also known as Golnaka New Bridge, and retrieved it. The search restarted in the early hours of Monday and the GHMC deployed nearly 200… Read more »

21-year-old engineering student burns himself

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A 21-year-old engineering student doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire in an open plot near his college on Monday at Moinabad. K. Shiva Mahesh, belonging to Mahbub-nagar district, was depressed after he was not allowed to write his exam due to irregularities in his Intermediate certificates. With 90 per cent burns, he was… Read more »

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake: report

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The world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday. The 7.8-magnitude quake reversed the gradual northeasterly course of the mountain, according to a report in the state-run China Daily, citing the National Administration… Read more »