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India's researchers to set up peer counselling network, as depression, student suicides see a steep rise

In 2020 alone, five suicide deaths and one suicide attempt were reported in IITs. In the last week, an IIT Gandhinagar researcher ended her life

Published on 14th July 2020
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Gujarat Forensic Sciences University calls for stepping up DNA evidence ‘collect & test' in India to combat expected surge in rapes post-lockdown

Taking note of the expected surge in crime after the COVID-19 lockdown, the initiative aims at equipping first-line responders in criminal investigation with a clear understanding of DNA evidence

Published on 2nd June 2020
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Delhi's My Safetipin App is telling women which streets are unsafe to be on. Here's how

Founder of My Safetipin app, Dr Kalpana Viswanath tells Edex how the app is making the streets of Indian cities safer for women and what more can be done with it

 

Published on 4th February 2020
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Union Budget 2020: More girls enrolled in school than boys, Beti Bachao massive success, FM says to furore in Parliament

In reaction to the booing, Sitharaman announced that issues related to women and children 'cannot be politicised'  

Published on 1st February 2020
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Maharashtra, Telangana and MP have 1 in 2 stalking cases in India, reveals NRCB data

In the category of publishing sexually explicit content and obscene material, UP tops the list in the recently released NCRB data. But is this the whole extent of the cases of stalking in the country?

Published on 22nd October 2019
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With increased mobile penetration, cyber crime in India increases by 88% since 2015

Cyber crime has steadily been on the rise ever since mobile banking and internet services have been adopted with such elan across the country — leading to a spurt in OTP frauds, phishing and more

Published on 22nd October 2019
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It's official: NCRB reveals Delhi and Mumbai are India's most unsafe cities for children

Among states, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh contributed to almost half of the total crimes committed, while kidnapping and sexual abuse topped the list of offences

Published on 22nd October 2019
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These 5 Indian states account for 50% of crimes committed against women. Shocked yet?

Women in these five states are still grappling with abuse from their families and kidnapping  — is the lack of a stronger punishment the reason?

Published on 22nd October 2019
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UK and Norway have swimming in school curriculum, so should India: Experts

Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education in England while Norway introduced the programme in 2015

Published on 14th October 2019
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24k child sexual assault cases in 2019: Why SC wants special courts for districts with 100+ cases

It was revealed during the trial that NCPCR had no data available for cases registered under POCSO

Published on 26th July 2019
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Fast track courts to clear 1.6 lakh POCSO cases soon, Government promises to strengthen law  

The number of cases registered has also gone up after it was made compulsory for police to register such crimes and investigate the matter within four months, said G Kishan Reddy

Published on 17th July 2019
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This sexual abuse survivor from Kerala is petitioning the government to include 'Personal Safety Education' in schools

Mariam Rauf is petitioning the government of Kerala to include mandatory personal safety lessons in school 

Published on 28th November 2018
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Out of every 10 children going missing in Delhi 6 remain untraced: Report

In reply to an RTI query, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Krishna Raj stated that out of 2,42,938 children reported missing across the country only 1,70,173 could be traced.

Published on 27th September 2018
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Stalking cases reported in all South Indian metros only one-fifth of Delhi's tally

Sexual harassment, stalking cases in the capital (and North India) outnumbered the cases in all the major South Indian cities put together

Published on 30th November 2017
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Sathyabama violence shouldn't surprise us: Engg students in TN take to arson quite often

In the last two years alone, at least two instances of Engineering students vandalising and attacking colleges and setting fire to property have been reported

Published on 23rd November 2017

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