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‘Act against restaurant if…’: NCW to Delhi Police commissioner on saree row

The women's body also directed the restaurant's marketing and PR director to appear before it on September 28.
National Commission for Women (File Photo/HT)
National Commission for Women (File Photo/HT)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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‘Shocked’: NCW chief demands Channi’s resignation as Punjab CM over #Metoo case

NCW chief Rekha Sharma said she is “utterly disappointed” that Sonia Gandhi, Congress chief, being a woman herself, decided to appoint Charanjit Singh Channi as the new chief minister of Punjab.
Charanjit Singh Channi (right), who took oath as the chief minister of Punjab on Monday, seen here with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (left). (Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Charanjit Singh Channi (right), who took oath as the chief minister of Punjab on Monday, seen here with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (left). (Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 11:07 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Lowers dignity of women': NCW chief on women MLAs pulling Hooda's tractor

Hooda, a former chief minister of the state, sat in the driver's seat of the tractor as Congress legislators pulled it with ropes on the way to the state assembly on Monday.
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma addresses the media in Mumbai.(PTI)
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma addresses the media in Mumbai.(PTI)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 05:09 PM IST
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Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar, Pooja Bhatt slam NCW member’s victim-blaming comments about Budaun gang-rape

Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar and Pooja Bhatt were among the several celebrities who slammed an NCW member’s comments about the Budaun rape.
Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar, and Pooja Bhatt have slammed an NCW member for making insensitive comments.
Taapsee Pannu, Urmila Matondkar, and Pooja Bhatt have slammed an NCW member for making insensitive comments.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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Kangana Ranaut slams attack on Malvi Malhotra, says ‘this is what happens to small town strugglers’

Actor Kangana Ranaut has offered her support to Malvi Malhotra, a television actor who was allegedly stabbed by a jilted lover on Monday. Kangana said that ‘small town strugglers’ cannot protect themselves as well as ‘nepotism kids’.
Kangana Ranaut has offered her support to Malvi Malhotra.
Kangana Ranaut has offered her support to Malvi Malhotra.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Why NCW chief Rekha Sharma is under fire and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma (PTI File Photo)
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma (PTI File Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2020 01:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Why NCW chief Rekha Sharma came under Twitter fire

Following the Twitter outrage, Rekha Sharma has now protected her Twitter account. Her old tweets are not accessible anymore.
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma addresses the media in Mumbai.(PTI)
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma addresses the media in Mumbai.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

NCW chief meets Maha Guv, raises issue of rising ‘love jihad’ cases in state

She also raised the issue of the Maharashtra State Commission for Women not having a chairperson and stressed that the position be filled at the earliest to ensure complaints are addressed in a timely manner.
During her visit she met several women’s rights groups and NGOs to get a sense of the severity of the issue and the on-ground reality faced by women in Maharashtra(File Photo)
During her visit she met several women’s rights groups and NGOs to get a sense of the severity of the issue and the on-ground reality faced by women in Maharashtra(File Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2020 11:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Congress worker accuses colleagues of attack

“On one hand, our party leaders are fighting for justice for the Hathras victim (19-year-old Dalit girl who died days after being gang-raped by four men), and on the other hand, party ticket is being given to a rapist. It is a wrong decision. It will malign the image of our party,” Tara Yadav had said.
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Published on Oct 12, 2020 06:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspodent

Richa Chadha thanks NCW, Rekha Sharma for responding to her defamation case

Days after reminding about her defamation case, Richa Chadha finally got a reply from the National Commission for Women. The actor has now thanked NCW in a tweet.
Richa Chadha thanks NCW for responding to her defamation case.
Richa Chadha thanks NCW for responding to her defamation case.
Published on Oct 11, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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Anurag Kashyap ‘vehemently denies’ sexual misconduct charges, provides proof that he wasn’t in India at time of incident

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has ‘vehemently’ denied the charges of sexual misconduct levelled against him by an actor, and has provided proof to the police that he wasn’t in the country when the alleged incident took place.
Anurag Kashyap was questioned by the Mumbai Police on October 1.
Anurag Kashyap was questioned by the Mumbai Police on October 1.
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 11:13 AM IST
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Actor after filing FIR against Anurag Kashyap: ‘I am being grilled while he is chilling at home’

Days after filing her FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, the actor has now said that after filing the case, accused is ‘chiling at home’ while she is being ‘grilled and questioned’. NCW chief came forward to assure her that she has written to Maharashtra DGP regarding the case.
Days after accusing him of sexual misconduct at workplace, an actor filed an FIR against Anurag Kashyap alleging that he raped her.
Days after accusing him of sexual misconduct at workplace, an actor filed an FIR against Anurag Kashyap alleging that he raped her.
Published on Sep 26, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Smriti Irani responds to question on Payal Ghosh’s allegations against Anurag Kashyap

Union Minister Smriti Irani has commented on actor Payal Ghosh’s allegations of sexual misconduct against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. The filmmaker has denied the allegations.
Anurag Kashyap has denied Payal Ghosh’s allegations.
Anurag Kashyap has denied Payal Ghosh’s allegations.
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Mahie Gill on Anurag Kashyap: ‘I am sure he can never ever speak like this about any of his actors’

Mahie Gill responded to her name cropping up in an actor’s allegations of sexual assault against Anurag Kashyap. She said that she was sure he would ‘never ever speak like this about any of his actors’.
Anurag Kashyap poses with Mahie Gill.
Anurag Kashyap poses with Mahie Gill.
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 09:01 AM IST
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Actor accuses Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault, he says all claims are baseless

After an actor claimed that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had sexually assaulted her, the director took to Twitter to deny all charges.
Anurag Kashyap is known to be vocal on a number of issues.
Anurag Kashyap is known to be vocal on a number of issues.
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 08:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Priyanka Chopra pays tribute to women who fought for India’s freedom, Gunjan Saxena biopic draws NCW chief’s ire

Here are the top 5 entertainment news stories of the day: Actor Priyanka Chopra shared a video praising the work done by women in India’s freedom struggle on India’s 74th Independence Day. NCW chairman, meanwhile, has objected to the portrayal of women in Gunjan Saxena film.
Priyanka Chopra has posted a video on women in India’s freedom struggle. NCW’s chief Rekha Sharma objects to Gunjan Saxena biopic.
Priyanka Chopra has posted a video on women in India’s freedom struggle. NCW’s chief Rekha Sharma objects to Gunjan Saxena biopic.
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 11:58 AM IST
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NCW seeks immediate action against man for hurling abuses, giving rape threats to stand-up comedian online

Rekha Sharma, chairperson of the National Commission for Women, has sought action against a man who abused and gave rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media.
The National Commission for Women has sought action against a man who was allegedly abusing and giving rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The National Commission for Women has sought action against a man who was allegedly abusing and giving rape threats to a female stand-up comedian on social media. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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NCW received 2,043 complaints of crimes against women in June, highest in 8 months

Out of the 2043 complaints, the highest number were received under the ‘Right to live with dignity’ at 603. The ‘Right to live with dignity’ takes into account the emotional abuse of women.
The second highest number of complaints were received under the ‘Protection of Women against Domestic Violence’ at 452, the data showed.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The second highest number of complaints were received under the ‘Protection of Women against Domestic Violence’ at 452, the data showed.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 03, 2020 01:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jasra Afreen

Power walk: Hundreds of people march for women empowerment

The walk from India Gate to Janpath, which was led by NCW chief Rekha Sharma, saw the participation of hundreds of people, including students and activists.
National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma. (HT Photo)
National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2020 09:08 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

JNU violence: Panjab university students disrupt Haryana speaker’s address

Carrying banners, the students belonging to some Left-leaning student bodies, shouted slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad when the Haryana speaker was speaking
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Updated on Jan 06, 2020 04:45 PM IST
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Cops wasted 3-4 hours, my daughter could’ve been saved: Hyderabad vet’s family to NCW

NCW chief Rekha Sharma said the family told NCW member Shyamal S Kunder that the police played a “negative role” in the case.
Students from different organisations hold placards to protest against the Telangana government after a rape case of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad at Parliament Street in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Students from different organisations hold placards to protest against the Telangana government after a rape case of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad at Parliament Street in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 09:23 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Sona Mohapatra slams Shahid Kapoor for doing ‘misogynistic, patriarchal’ Kabir Singh: ‘Does the actor have no responsibility’

Sona Mohapatra slams Shahid Kapoor for taking up a film like Kabir Singh. She also lashed out at National Commission of Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma for lauding his performance in the film.
Sona Mohapatra slams Kabir Singh and the movie’s star Shahid Kapoor for being misogynistic.
Sona Mohapatra slams Kabir Singh and the movie’s star Shahid Kapoor for being misogynistic.
Updated on May 25, 2020 09:53 AM IST
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NCW chairperson demands death penalty for Kathua gang rape-murder case convicts

A court in Pathankot on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment the three main accused in the gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma Monday demanded capital punishment for the six convicts in the sensational Kathua gang rape-murder case(Twitter/Rekha Sharma)
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma Monday demanded capital punishment for the six convicts in the sensational Kathua gang rape-murder case(Twitter/Rekha Sharma)
Published on Jun 11, 2019 12:04 PM IST
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Azam Khan controversy: Candidates like him should be banned from polls, says NCW chairperson

Azam Khan had made a ‘khaki’ comment on film actor and BJP candidate Jaya Prada. Sharma had taken note of the remark and had even tweeted against it terming the comment ‘extremely disgraceful’.
National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma(HT Photo)
National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 09:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByArshdeep Arshi, Chandigarh

NCW issues notice to Azam Khan over his remarks against Jaya Prada

Citing news reports, the NCW said the alleged remarks made by him were “offensive, unethical and show disrespect towards dignity of women”.
National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Sunday called Khan’s below-the-belt remarks against the actor as “extremely disgraceful”.(PTI PHOTO)
National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Sunday called Khan’s below-the-belt remarks against the actor as “extremely disgraceful”.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Azam Khan sparks outrage with offensive remark against Jaya Prada

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan stoked a controversy with an “underwear” jibe against BJP’s Jaya Prada who is contesting against him from Rampur Lok Sabha polls constituency
(ANI)
(ANI)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Rahul Gandhi gets notice from women’s commission for ‘misogynist’ comment

Gandhi had said at a rally in Jaipur that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ran away from last week’s debate in Parliament on the controversial Rafale deal and fielded defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman instead.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday served with a notice by the National Commission of Women Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday served with a notice by the National Commission of Women Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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Minorities panel opposes NCW’s suggestion to ban church confessions

The minority commission’s vice-chairperson, who represents Christians on the panel, has written to the Prime Minister and the Union home minister, urging that no action should be taken on the demand to proscribe confessions.
The women’s commission’s recommendation to ban Church confessions is part of its latest report submitted to the home ministry.(AFP)
The women’s commission’s recommendation to ban Church confessions is part of its latest report submitted to the home ministry.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 09:45 PM IST
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42 inmates who got bail released in past year, 600 languish in jails

The inmates have not been released since they do not have a bail bond or a guarantor vouching for them
Most undertrials cannot afford the bail bond(HT Photo)
Most undertrials cannot afford the bail bond(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 12:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMegha Sood, Mumbai

Mumbai’s female inmates ‘languishing’ in due to inferior legal aid

Jail authorities acknowledged the problems and said that they were working towards improving the conditions.
The NCW suggests an in-house gynaecologist and pediatrician for inmates and their children(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The NCW suggests an in-house gynaecologist and pediatrician for inmates and their children(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 11:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMegha Sood, Mumbai
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