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Sharp rise in rape, molestation cases make women feel unsafe in Gurgaon -Anshika Tiwari and Shivika Jain

-Hindustan Times Till June, 2017, as many as 58 rape cases have been registered in Gurgaon. Women said they feel unsafe commuting to and from work With a spurt in rape, molestation and other crimes against women in Gurgaon, the women no longer feel safe in the city. Incidents of eve teasing and harassment have also raised concern over women’s safety in the city. “I don’t prefer going out alone after 9 pm. This...

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Panic buttons in buses a must: Govt

-The Telegraph New Delhi: The government has decided to make it a must for all public buses owned by state transport corporations to have emergency panic buttons, surveillance cameras and vehicle-tracking devices to ensure the safety of Women passengers. A formal notification on the rules will be issued after June 2, Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said in the capital today. The minister made the announcement while launching a pilot...

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Crimes against women on the rise in trains

-PTI Crimes against women in trains have been on the rise despite deployment of security personnel by the Railways, with more than 200 cases, including rape, molestation and misbehaviour, reported last year. A total 210 such cases were registered in 2012 against 127 cases in 2011. According to Railway Ministry data, while molestation cases in trains have gone up from 52 in 2010 to 72 in 2011, the number touched 119 in...

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Crime against women on rise in trains

-PTI Despite initiating steps to prevent crime in trains and stations, there has been an increase in cases of misconduct against Women passengers. As per data available with the Railways, a total of 712 cases including rape, murder, robbery and eve-teasing were reported against women and children in railway premises in 2011 as against 501 cases in the previous year. There were 15 rape and 362 eve-teasing cases reported in 2011 as against...

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Manmohan seeks report from Railways on incident involving volleyball player Arunima by K Balchand

She lost a limb after she was thrown out of a running train; Railway promises all help for her rehabilitation Distressed over the incident in which national volleyball player Arunima alias Sonu Sinha was thrown out of a running train causing her to lose a limb, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for a detailed report from the Railways. With Dr. Singh away in China attending the BRICS summit, the Prime Minister's...

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