Day: December 12, 2019

Weinstein agrees to $25 million settlement with accusers

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct, one of the women’s lawyers told AFP on Wednesday. The once-powerful producer of “Pulp Fiction” and “Sin City”, whose case sparked the #MeToo movement against sex crimes, […]

Britain votes in snap ‘Brexit election’

Britain went to the polls on Thursday, with the future of Brexit hanging in the balance, in a snap pre-Christmas election aimed at drawing a line under years of political gridlock and bitter division. More than 4,000 polling venues across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — including […]

NZ military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano

New Zealand’s military will embark on a risky dawn mission to retrieve eight bodies from the still-active White Island volcano, officials said Thursday, as pressure from distraught victims’ families mounted. Teams will move in “shortly after first light” on Friday, deputy police commissioner Mike Clement said, despite volcanologists […]

JNU students boycott exams over fee hike issue

New Delhi, Dec 12: The Jawaharlal Nehru University students boycotted the exams on Thursday over the hostel fee hike issue, even as the School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies (SSIS) saw students appearing for their papers. Sources said exams were also held in School of Engineering and the Atal […]

Rashtrapati Bhavan to host conference of Vice Chancellors / Directors of Central Universities

open view news desk Rashtrapati Bhavan will host a conference of 46 Vice Chancellors/ Directors of Central Universities/Institutes of Higher Learning on December 14, 2019. This is part of regular interactions of the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, with such institutions in his capacity as visitor […]

Funds Sanctioned Under the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme

open view news desk The State/ UT-wise details of funds sanctioned/ allocated and utilized for the projects being implemented by various Ministries/ Departments out of Nirbhaya Fund are at Annexure-I. The Empowered Committee in the Ministry of WCD in its meeting held on 22.10.2019 has appraised a project […]

Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

Bill seeks to grant Indian Citizenship to persons belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities on ground of religious persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh Narendra Modi government is committed to protect rights of each citizen of the country. The only religion that Modi government […]

Sexual Harassment of Children in Juvenile Homes

open view news desk The Juvenile Justice (Child and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act) and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rule, 2016 framed thereunder mandate regular monitoring and inspection.The primary responsibility of execution of the JJ Act lies with the State/UT Government. Ministry has been […]

Status of Women and Child Development Under SDGs of UN

open view news desk The SDGs are a comprehensive list of 17 Global Goals and 169 associated targets, which integrate economic, social and environmental dimensions of development. The SDGs were adopted by 193 countries including India at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 which came into […]

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