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Shafat Ali Khan, private hunter tasked with 'taking down' tigress Avni, has history of run-ins with animal conservationists
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Shafat Ali Khan, private hunter tasked with 'taking down' tigress Avni, has history of run-ins with animal conservationists

The decision to seek Khan's services to shoot Avni dead had angered animal rights activists before the death of the tigress and led to an even stronger condemnation after she was killed.

#MeToo in India: MHA constitutes Rajnath Singh-led panel to look into sexual harassment at workplace
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#MeToo in India: MHA constitutes Rajnath Singh-led panel to look into sexual harassment at workplace

The GoM will recommend action required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, as well as for strengthening the existing legal and institutional frameworks for addressing issues related to sexual harassment at workplace

Appetising in taste, adulterated in content: Your paneer may be gourmet's delight, but it might just be spurious
India

Appetising in taste, adulterated in content: Your paneer may be gourmet's delight, but it might just be spurious

Throughout August 2018, there has been a statewise  “crackdown” over a thousand spurious milk product/paneer factories in Punjab (out of many thousand).

#MeToo in India: NCW urges I&B ministry to direct print publications and production houses to form internal complaints committees
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#MeToo in India: NCW urges I&B ministry to direct print publications and production houses to form internal complaints committees

The National Commission for Women has urged the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to direct print, publication and production houses to form an internal committee to probe complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.

Centre to form group of ministers to identify lacunae in sexual harassment laws; Rajnath Singh likely to chair panel
India

Centre to form group of ministers to identify lacunae in sexual harassment laws; Rajnath Singh likely to chair panel

Earlier, there were indications that the panel could be headed by a senior women Cabinet minister but now, the sources said, it could be headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Law Ministry endorses proposal to remove time limit to report child sexual abuse, says Maneka Gandhi
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Law Ministry endorses proposal to remove time limit to report child sexual abuse, says Maneka Gandhi

On 3 October, Maneka Gandhi had written to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, asking him to remove the time limit for reporting child sexual abuse and allow people to complain even "10-15 years later".

Amit Shah reacts to MJ Akbar controversy, says BJP will verify sexual assault allegations against junior minister
India

Amit Shah reacts to MJ Akbar controversy, says BJP will verify sexual assault allegations against junior minister

BJP president Amit Shah's statement comes after Opposition leaders raised questions about the saffron party's silence on the issue. He said that it remains to be seen if the allegations are true or false.

#MeToo: Maneka Gandhi says WCD ministry will propose panel of retired judges to hold public hearings of cases
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#MeToo: Maneka Gandhi says WCD ministry will propose panel of retired judges to hold public hearings of cases

The Ministry for Women and Child Development will soon propose a committee with senior judicial and legal persons as members to look into all issues emanating from the #MeToo campaign.

#MeToo: AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi, SP's Ghanshyam Tiwari demand MJ Akbar's resignation over sexual harassment allegations
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#MeToo: AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi, SP's Ghanshyam Tiwari demand MJ Akbar's resignation over sexual harassment allegations

Congress has also been questioning the silence of the ruling party and Union ministers over the allegations against MJ Akbar.

Congress' Jaipal Reddy says MJ Akbar must resign if he can't explain sexual harassment charges
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Congress' Jaipal Reddy says MJ Akbar must resign if he can't explain sexual harassment charges

As the MeToo fire rages on, charring reputations as more women narrate their experiences of unsolicited sexual behaviour with Union minister MJ Akbar and actor Alok Nath among those named for their alleged actions, Congress demanded the resignation of the junior minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs.

'Men in power often do this, there should be probe': BJP's Maneka Gandhi reacts to #MeTooIndia, accusation against 'big' politician
India

'Men in power often do this, there should be probe': BJP's Maneka Gandhi reacts to #MeTooIndia, accusation against 'big' politician

Maneka, in contrast is also one of the very few voices to have reacted to the MeToo movement as she even came out in support of actor Tanushree Dutta, whose allegations against well-known social worker and veteran actor Nana Patekar sparked off the movement in India

Happy #MeToo movement has reached India, but shouldn't be used to 'target people who've offended us', says Maneka Gandhi
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Happy #MeToo movement has reached India, but shouldn't be used to 'target people who've offended us', says Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi said a lot of steps have been taken to empower women to speak up, and she is happy that the #MeToo campaign has begun in the country.

Survivors of sexual abuse as minors may now report assault until the age of 30 years, says Maneka Gandhi
India

Survivors of sexual abuse as minors may now report assault until the age of 30 years, says Maneka Gandhi

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has sent in a proposal raising the age to report sexual abuse till 30 years, according to reports. The move comes nine months after WCD ministry stated that they will seek a change in the CrPC to allow filing of complaints of child sexual abuse many years after the crime.

Data suggests Centre's move to roll out sex offenders registry is ill-advised; move will only create more problems
India

Data suggests Centre's move to roll out sex offenders registry is ill-advised; move will only create more problems

India is not ready for a sex offenders registry because it seems to be violating more rights in the garb of protecting public safety.

India rolls out sexual offenders database: WCD ministry favours move, activists point out flaws in system
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India rolls out sexual offenders database: WCD ministry favours move, activists point out flaws in system

The National Crime Records Bureau will be tasked to maintain the database and profile of sexual offenders.

Widows in Vrindavan look forward to start life afresh after Yogi Adityanath, Maneka Gandhi inaugurate facility for them
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Widows in Vrindavan look forward to start life afresh after Yogi Adityanath, Maneka Gandhi inaugurate facility for them

According to a Women and Child Development official, the building's construction has been funded by the Centre and will be managed by Uttar Pradesh government.

Child trafficking in India: What the Deoria, Muzzafarpur and Yadagirigutta cases highlight about the problem
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Child trafficking in India: What the Deoria, Muzzafarpur and Yadagirigutta cases highlight about the problem

It is in encountering the individual stories of trauma that one begins to comprehend what survivors of trafficking go through.