To find out the reason behind sexual assault against women, the Madras High Court has reportedly urged the Centre and TN government to see if it’s due to “sex starvation” among men as a result of various aspects like culture, religion and morality that prohibits sex.
BY AISHWARYA | DEC 17, 2017 3:42 PM #SEXUAL ASSAULT #INDIA NEWS
After cyclone Ockhi lashed Kerala and Tamil Nadu, political parties and organisations have been demanding the centre to declare Ockhi as a national disaster. While the centre did not decide anything on this yet, a massive protest has been planned in Thiruvananthapuram. Before the eruption of the protest, PM Modi has reportedly decided to visit the cyclone hit areas of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
BY AISHWARYA | DEC 17, 2017 3:27 PM #OCKHI #MODI #INDIA NEWS
After the government banned sex work in Goa, the brokers of sex workers are reportedly demanding Aadhaar cards of people who are contacting them for 'service'. As cops in Goa are now nabbing the flesh traders by claiming to be ‘customers’, this will keep the brokers and the workers safe since they will know from their networks about the background of their ‘customers’.
BY AISHWARYA | DEC 17, 2017 11:45 AM #AADHAAR #SEXWORKERS #INDIA NEWS
Bharti Airtel’s chairman Sunil Mittal reportedly revealed that there was a time when he was in a deep financial crisis for the want of Rs 5,000. Describing his financial situation at around 1980’s, he said, "It was a regular event back then that we had no money in the bank for cheques.” Further, he narrated the story of how he approached Brijmohan Lall Munjal to write him a cheque for Rs 5,000.
BY HARITHA | DEC 16, 2017 9:22 PM #AIRTEL #5000 #CHAIRMAN #INDIA NEWS
In Koraput district of Odisha, a woman reportedly delivered her baby in a drain next to the hospital as she was refused admission to the hospital because she didn’t have the required documents. She has now been admitted to the hospital. However, the hospital authorities have refuted all allegations.
BY SENTHIL KUMAR | DEC 16, 2017 8:32 PM #BABY #HOSPITAL #APATHY #INDIA NEWS
Major telecom company stopped from conducting Aadhaar-based verification of SIM – Find out more here
According to reports, UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has temporarily stopped Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank from conducting Aadhaar-based SIM verification of mobile customers using eKYC process as well as e-KYC of payments bank clients. UIDAI found that when the app is opened, along with the welcome message, a pre-ticked agreement notice appears on the screen, which states, “Upgrade or create my Airtel Payment Bank wallet using existing Airtel mobile KYC" and vanishes almost instantaneously. As this violates the Aadhaar Act and Regulations, UIDAI has taken action against the company.
BY POOJA | DEC 16, 2017 7:38 PM #UIDAI #AIRTEL #AADHAR #INDIA NEWS
A young girl who was rescued from prostitution reportedly said that she was given hormonal injections in order to make her look older than their age. "I used to look like a kid and because of that they gave me hormonal injections. I was a skinny 13 year old and they made me look older by giving me injections," said the young rape survivor. A group of girls who were rescued are now seeking justice through a petition on social media.
BY LOKESH RV | DEC 16, 2017 3:34 PM #PROSTITUTION #INDIA NEWS
Popular actress Rakhi Sawant has made a controversial statement about the ban on television channels over airing condom advertisements between 6 am and 10 pm. Rakhi Sawant reportedly said, "The government wants Indians to get AIDS." Rakhi also said that there should be more condom advertisements as more awareness about the product will lead to more precautions.
BY LOKESH RV | DEC 16, 2017 1:01 PM #CONDOM #AD #INDIA NEWS
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally took over as the President of the Indian National Congress party. Actor Kamal Haasan took to Twitter to congratulate the newly sworn-in Congress chief. Kamal wrote, “Your seat does not define you but you can define your position. I have admired your elders. I am sure you would work and deserve my admiration too.”
Congratulations Mr. Rahul.G. Your seat does not define you but you can define your position. I have admired your elders. I am sure you would work and deserve my admiration too. All the strength to your shoulders.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) December 16, 2017
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | DEC 16, 2017 11:58 AM #KAMALHAASAN #RAHULGANDHI #INDIANNATIONALCONGRESS #INDIA NEWS
The Karnataka government has reportedly decided not to permit Bollywood actress Sunny Leone's New Year's eve show in Bengaluru following protests from Kannada outfits. Pro-Kannada organisations have been protesting against Sunny’s visit to the city for an event on December 31. "I have instructed not to allow such events. Don't bring her here. People are opposed to the event." Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy told media.
BY LOKESH RV | DEC 16, 2017 10:30 AM #BEGALURU #SUNNYLEONE #INDIA NEWS
According to reports, Bengaluru-based Blank Noise has called for a ‘Meet to Sleep’ event across India on December 16 to mark five years since the gang-rape of Nirbhaya in Delhi. Citizens can head to their nearest parks alone or assemble in groups to sleep. Blank Noise's website says sleep is a protest.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | DEC 15, 2017 11:04 PM #BLANKNOISE #MEETTOSLEEP #INDIA NEWS
Prominent social activist Anna Hazare has reportedly claimed that the ruling BJP received Rs 80,000 crore in the last five months. Further, citing a Forbes magazine article that quoted Transparency International survey, Hazare said India has topped the list of corrupt countries in Asia in the last three years of BJP-led government. He also reportedly added that he is going to start another movement for “a strong Jan Lokpal as well as for the farmers of the country from March 23 next year.”
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | DEC 15, 2017 9:49 PM #BJP #ANNAHAZARE #DONATION #INDIA NEWS
The Government has passed a Bill in the Parliament, which criminalizes the practice of instant triple talaq in any form – oral, written and electronic. It is now a cognizable offence and punishable by imprisonment up to three years. The draft of the Bill was prepared by an inter-ministerial group, which included Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and his junior in the ministry P P Chaudhary.
BY POOJA | DEC 15, 2017 9:27 PM #TRIPLETALAQ #INDIA NEWS
According to reports, 22-year-old Alexandria Rintoul from Shillong has been denied UK entry visa as her language qualifications were too advanced. The musician was waiting for the visa so that she could live with her husband in Scotland, say reports. Rintoul reportedly took the advanced IELTS exam as recommended by an immigration lawyer hired by her husband Bobby. However, the visa officials reportedly said she has to take a lower one.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | DEC 15, 2017 8:46 PM #UKVISA #PREGNANTINDIANWOMAN #ADVANCEDENGLISH #INDIA NEWS
Pro-Kannada group Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene protested on Friday against the participation of Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a New Year's Eve party in Bengaluru. The state president of the organisation reportedly said that they are against Sunny wearing short clothes and if she wears saree for the event, even they will go watch it. He also threatened to commit mass suicide on December 31 if the event was not called off.
BY LOKESH RV | DEC 15, 2017 7:40 PM #SUNNYLEONE #PROTEST #INDIA NEWS
The bail application of the minor student who was arrested for the murder of his 7-year-old schoolmate inside the school premises was reportedly rejected by a Gurgaon court today. The accused has been placed in a juvenile home and will continue to remain there until further notice. The statements given by the accused during police questioning suggest that he committed the murder because he wanted his exams to be postponed.
BY POOJA | DEC 15, 2017 7:02 PM #RYANMURDERCASE #PRADYUMANTHAKUR #INDIA NEWS
A six-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her mother and her lover in east Delhi’s Ghazipur on Wednesday night, after the child reportedly saw them in a compromising position. The clandestine couple planned to kill the child as she reportedly threatened to tell her father about the affair.
Yugal Bihari Prajapati, 25, and Reena Prajapati, 23, had gone to an orchid in Varanasi, when people rang up the local cops to say that the couple were creating nuisance. The police team not only reached the venue, but also got the couple to marry each other. Both said that they had never imagined marrying like that and that the feeling was yet to sink.
BY SHILPA | DEC 15, 2017 5:39 PM #POLICE #VARANASI #MARRIAGE #INDIA NEWS
A pro-Kannada organisation protested over Bollywood actress Sunny Leone's visit to Bengaluru on December 31. Protesters claimed that Sunny’s visit would be an "assault" on the city's culture. Sunny is set to give a live performance along with international DJs for the first time in Bengaluru on New Year's eve.
BY LOKESH RV | DEC 15, 2017 4:25 PM #SUNNYLEONE #PROTEST #INDIA NEWS
In yet another shocking incident, a 24-year-old man brutally murdered his 16-year-old ‘lover’ in UP's Shamli district as she allegedly refused to marry him. The victim and the accused were reportedly in a relationship and after the victim faced opposition from her family to marry him, she stopped contacting him. Frustrated by this, the accused went to her school and stabbed her multiple times in front of almost 50 of her schoolmates. A teacher who tried to save her was also injured in the incident. After murdering the girl, the man tried to fall in front of a moving train to kill himself but people nearby stopped him from doing so.