At least 170.6 women in one lakh have experienced some form of crime in Bhubaneswar, as per the Sustainable Development Goals Urban Index, 2021-22 report released by NITI Aayog.
The government sees the engagement of Mission Shakti groups as a part of its commitment towards the economic empowerment of women in Odisha, the Chief Minister said.
Sources said she went to Kushabhadra river’s embankment to relieve herself when prime accused Balaram Bhoi and his aides Ajit Das, Kanhei Bhoi and Bidyadhar Swain waylaid her.
The accused had been repeatedly raping the girls from when they were about eight years old, and the issue came to light in 2018, when the victims were aged 15 and 14 respectively.
The leader and the others were booked under IPC sections related to outraging modesty of a woman, criminal intimidation, voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult and common intention, among others
BJP's national vice-president Raghubar Das also alleged that the JMM and Congress failed to fulfil their poll promises after forming the government.
Honeywell will create an integrated Command & Control Centre to manage a state-of-the-art video system that features more than 7,000 video cameras at more than 3,000 locations across the city.
Poet and filmmaker Leena Manimekalai had moved the Madras High Court, challenging the impounding of her passport over criminal defamation case against #MeToo allegations.
Tondiarpet all-women police arrested a 19-year-old youth for posting a minor girl’s photographs on Instagram with obscene messages.
The accused is Thirmali Mahesh, and had committed the crime under the Puranapul bridge of Kulsumpura police limits in the city.
Taking part in a debate on the Mysuru gang rape incident in the Council, Bharati Shetty observed that the victim was left to bear the brunt, more than her male friend.
Among the five metropolitan cities, while Chennai witnessed a rise in crime rate, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru witnessed a downward trend in the number of crimes.
Incidents of sexual harassment and offences against children significantly increased during Covid induced lockdown/shutdown last year too.
Despite the decline in the crime rate, the State still recorded the maximum number of crimes against women in the southern part of the country.
It is learnt that the accused, Ravinder and Kishore, are threatening the victims to withdraw the plaint.