Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court


The Gujarat high court has held that the two-finger test (also known as Per Vaginal test) to check the virginity of rape victims is unconstitutional while directing the trial courts and doctors to stop the practice. The reason cited by Gujarat high court for scrapping the medical test is because it violates the right ofContinue reading “Wrong acquittal in rape of minor girl reversed after 25 years by Gujarat high court”

Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya accused of making a woman watch porn


A woman has written to the National Commission for Women (NCW) alleging that Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya used to make her watch porn videos whenever she visited his office in Mumbai. In the complaint filed with the Amboli police station, the woman, an assistant choreographer, has alleged that Ganesh Acharya and two women assaulted herContinue reading “Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya accused of making a woman watch porn”

Hazmat suicide at California hotel leaves staff sickened


Eight members of Hotel Fairmont’s staff have fallen sick after exposure to poisonous chemicals. According to the San Jose fire fighting teams, the woman, who committed suicide on the 19th floor, may have used the hazardous material. As part of the decontamination procedure, the HAZMAT teams of San Jose and Santa Clara County fire dept.Continue reading “Hazmat suicide at California hotel leaves staff sickened”

New Mexico Governor orders withdrawal of National Guard before Trump’s SOTU address


New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered the National Guard for the return of its troops from the southern border, refusing to be part of United States President Donald Trump’s ‘charade’. Gov. Grisham ordered for the return of troops, shortly before Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Michelle Lujan Grisham, whoContinue reading “New Mexico Governor orders withdrawal of National Guard before Trump’s SOTU address”

Lebanon becomes the first Arab country with a woman security minister


Lebanon’s new interior minister, Raya El Hassan, has become the first Arab (woman) as well as Lebanese woman to take on the charge of a number of government security agencies, ending a nine-month political deadlock. Hassan is one of the total four women elected to the cabinet – setting a new record for women politicalContinue reading “Lebanon becomes the first Arab country with a woman security minister”

Puberty affects a girl’s cognitive ability, says study


You look yourself in the mirror and notice you are taller than you were a few weeks ago. Fuller and bigger breasts, hair in places you have never had before, the onset of periods, acne – you just wonder what I am turning into? Well, welcome to puberty girls! Puberty is that time of yourContinue reading “Puberty affects a girl’s cognitive ability, says study”

Women achievers in legal profession: Rashi Anand Suri


You can try your hand at a host of different things until you zero in on any one of them, believes Rashi Anand Suri, partner at law firm S N Gupta & Co. In the initial years of her career, Ms. Suri tried her hand at numerous legal streams before finally settling down for corporateContinue reading “Women achievers in legal profession: Rashi Anand Suri”

Be prepared to take on life with a warm water bath, everyday


Imagine the kind of frustration you can put your friends, family and colleagues through whenever you foul smell in a close encounter with them. Without realising it, you end up killing the joy of meeting them owing to that disgusting smell emerging from you. Your friends or distant family relatives may not be able toContinue reading “Be prepared to take on life with a warm water bath, everyday”

41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Santa Clara County


A 41-year-old woman has died of swine flu in the Santa Clara County, prompting the health officials to make a public announcement on Friday, advising vaccination. Nobody younger than 65, had died of any flu strain in the US last year. The typical swine flu virus triggers a medical indication of severe pneumonia that effectsContinue reading “41-year-old woman dies of swine flu in Santa Clara County”

Show Biz is “addictive”, says Ruby Wax


In the recent HARDtalk interview given by Writer, performer and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax has talked about the addictive side of show business and why she left her career as a comedian to study neuroscience. The questions regarding her own troubled childhood were also raised during the interview and how her learning of theContinue reading “Show Biz is “addictive”, says Ruby Wax”