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SC asks to set up state commissions for women in all states

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre if state commissions for women (SCW) actually exist across the country. The top court raised the question as it dealt with the issue of precarious conditions faced by destitute widows living in Vrindavan and such other places. The apex court, which is hearing a matter pertaining […]

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SC concerned over non-utilisation of funds for urban shelter

New Delhi:¬† The Supreme Court has expressed concern over non-utilisation of funds for providing shelters to the urban homeless and non-constitution of committees for the purpose in the urban local bodies of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Seeking a road map from these states on how they plan to provide such shelters, the apex […]

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Eight IPS officers promoted

Delhi:¬†Eight senior police officers have been promoted by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, according to a notification by the Department of Personnel and Training. Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was appointed the special director of the CBI. Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer, had been serving in the Central Bureau of Investigation as additional director. […]

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Girl assaulted over eve-teasing in public view in Mumbai, 1 held

Mumbai: A 16-year-old girl was left with a fractured nose after she was assaulted by a man in her neighbourhood in full public view, allegedly after she protested his passing lewd comments at her. The incident, which took place on Tuesday, was captured on a CCTV camera. The video, purportedly showing Imran Shahid Shaikh (19), […]