Mumbai's Agenda: How Safe Are Women
Nov 24, 2014
Mumbai News | Written by Nikita Niraj Arora, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Saturday May 16, 2015
Residents of Mumbai's Kamathipura, considered Asia's largest red light district, have mounted a campaign to place a curb on the sex trade in the area. Sex workers however have expressed helplessness, even as activists claim the move would only open up the area to property developers.
Mumbai News | Written by Saurabh, Edited by Aashna Harjani | Wednesday May 13, 2015
A group of 13 girls from Mumbai's largest red-light area, Kamathipura, will undertake a five city tour to the US beginning May 12 to perform a play, titled Lal Batti.
Mumbai News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Thursday February 12, 2015
The teacher of a private school near Mumbai has been arrested for allegedly forcing his female students to watch pornographic videos.
Sunday November 30, 2014
Priyanka Chopra has sent a notice asking her tenants, who have been accused of running a sex racket on her property in Mumbai rented to them, to vacate
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Tuesday September 2, 2014
Sheetal Jain was born to a sex worker in Kamathipura, but she did not let her address define her; the 19-year-old will now pursue her passion for drumming at a music school in Washington DC
Mumbai News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 1, 2014
A man, who sought separation from his wife alleging that she was aggressive and autocratic with an insatiable appetite for sex, was granted divorce by a family court in Mumbai.
Mumbai News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday May 31, 2014
Eleven children, who are looked after by the NGO Kranti are battling discrimination and eviction from the housing society they live in. Kranti works on rehabilitating children of sex workers but they have to leave their home of three years by June 10.
India News | Varun Singh, mid-day.com | Friday April 11, 2014
In a bizarre and grotesque statement, the state Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Abu Azmi said women who were raped should also be punished.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 9, 2014
Refusal to have sex with spouse during honeymoon does not amount to cruelty, the Bombay High Court has ruled while setting aside a family court judgement dissolving the marriage of a couple on this ground.
Robin Bansal | Thursday July 4, 2013
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan confirmed on Wednesday (July 3, 2013) night that he has a new baby, but was cryptic about details including the sex of his third child.
India News | Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta (With inputs from AFP) | Thursday July 4, 2013
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan today confirmed that he has a new baby, but was cryptic about details including the sex of his third child.
Mumbai News | Written by Tejas Mehta | Tuesday May 28, 2013
Are mannequins, which display lingerie, as harmless as they look? Or are they silently promoting the surge of sex crimes?
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Sunday April 21, 2013
Are children becoming easy targets for sexual predators in this country? The events of the last week certainly seem to suggest so. A five-year-old girl raped in the national capital, a six-year-old girl raped in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, a seven-year-old Dalit girl raped by her neighbour in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, three minors allegedly raped in ...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Friday November 2, 2012
What a businessman thought would be a pleasure trip, turned into his worst nightmare when he and the madam he had hired were kidnapped by three middlemen who had promised them the girls. The trio later murdered the madam and fled the scene.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Monday September 17, 2012
Condoms, Viagra and sex toys - these are the most crucial evidences for cops investigating the murder of 65-year-old Navraj Kawatra - son of late Amrita Pritam - at Borivli on Friday.
Mid-Day.com | Tuesday August 14, 2012
Renowned cricket umpire Asad Rauf has been caught on the back foot following allegations by an Oshiwara-based model that the former Pakistan first-class cricketer sexually exploited her for several months after promising marriage.
Pune News | mid-day.com | Thursday August 2, 2012
Officials of the Social Security Cell on Tuesday night busted a high-profile sex racket and arrested a couple and two small-time TV actresses who chose to be a part of the flesh trade to earn an extra buck.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Monday June 18, 2012
An ayurvedic doctor killed her husband, after the couple entered a heated argument over intimacy, on Thursday night at their Borivli residence. She then tried to mislead the police by giving them false information that her husband had died of an electric shock while repairing a fan. However, Dr Pragya Bhattacharya's lie was busted after her husband...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday June 6, 2012
Cops raid restaurant in Oshiwara after receiving tip-off that girls attending a party were prostitutes; arrest organiser, his associate, restaurant owner and manager; 11 girls rescued
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Friday May 11, 2012
Aamir Khan is basking in the afterglow of the overwhelming response to his TV debut, and the state government seems desperate to piggyback on his efforts, in hope that his star power will work where their political powers failed, and help reverse the disproportionate child sex ratio in the state.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Friday May 11, 2012
A 25-year-old man from Buldhana has been arrested by the Mumbai Cyber Crime cell for allegedly creating a fake profile on Facebook using a woman's name, and using it to first befriend, then harass a media professional in Mumbai. The victim, Kalpana (name changed), realised that the accused Shyam Gajanan Bahekar was actually a man and refused to spe...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Friday May 4, 2012
Once again, the iron-fisted rule of 56-year-old Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble has created a stir. The Social Service cop, feared by bar owners and sex racketeers because of his unforgiving raids, allegedly thrashed a suburban restaurant manager and threatened his staff with a hockey stick last month. He was caught on camera dispens...
Mumbai News | Reported by Tejas Mehta | Friday April 27, 2012
A college student from Guwahati has taken his parents to court alleging that they are trying to prevent him from a sex-change operation. His father says the surgery cannot be treated as "a personal decision" and that the 21-year-old must get the consent of his entire family, including his grand-parents and his uncles. "I gave birth to a son, not a ...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Monday April 2, 2012
He's no movie star. But assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Vasant Dhoble of Social Service (SS) branch apparently has his photographs lying around in people's desk drawers. Well, not just any people. During a a raid at a hotel Dhoble found his photographs from a drawer close to the cash counter. The staff allegedly revealed that they had been g...