Thursday, 20 February 2020

Tag Archives: abuse

Complaint filed against Rakhi Sawant for Truck Drivers Abuse

BOLLYWOOD: Rakhi Sawant is no stranger to controversy and she has hit headlines again after a case was registered against her in a Bathinda court. The complaint comes after she shared a video, condemning the action of those responsible for the rape and murder of Dr Priyanka Reddy. The four ...

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Open hate in society disturbing, says Naseeruddin Shah

BOLLYWOOD actor Naseeruddin Shah said he stands by his remarks on mob violence incidents and is disturbed by “open hate” in the society. Last year, the 69-year-old veteran, referring to the recent spate of mob violence incidents, had said that at many places the death of a cow is being ...

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Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

MOSCOW: Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges. The 36-year-old reporter, known for exposing corruption among Moscow officials, was freed following an outcry by supporters ...

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Hundreds of Pakistani girls trafficked by Chinese men as brides

KARACHI: Hundreds of women and girls from Pakistan’s Christian community have been trafficked to China as brides in recent months as their country becomes a new marriage market for Chinese men. Chinese and Pakistani brokers are aggressively seeking out girls, sometimes even cruising outside churches to ask for potential brides, and some ...

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Natalie Portman: Stop calling women crazy

HOLLYWOOD: Natalie Portman has urged Hollywood to stop calling women ‘crazy’. The 37-year-old actress spoke out about harassment, equal pay, and representation when she appeared as an honouree at Variety’s Power of Women summit over the weekend, and said Hollywood should stop allowing men to ‘’discredit’’ women’s reputations by branding ...

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5 Kerala Priests Accused Of Rape

KERALA: Five priests in Kerala are being investigated over allegations that they sexually assaulted a woman for almost 20 years in a cycle of abuse and blackmail. Two of the priests today approached a court for protection from arrest. The woman’s story was exposed when an audio clip of her ...

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Pakistani Celebrity add voices to #MeToo movement

KARACHI: Three prominent Pakistani women have added their voices to the #MeToo movement in the wake of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in a city in the east of the country last week. Model and event manager Frieha Altaf, actress Nadia Jamil and fashion designer Maheen Khan ...

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Harvey Weinstein’s 30-Year Pattern Of Abuse In Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD: In 1984, Harvey Weinstein was 32 years old and making one of his first real feature films, on location outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was a comedy called Playing for Keeps, featuring a not-yet-famous Marisa Tomei, and the mood on set was anxious. Weinstein was foul-mouthed and domineering. He ...

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Gay British Asians being forced into heterosexual marriages

LONDON: Hundreds of gay and lesbian people of South Asian heritage are believed to be under pressure to marry someone of the opposite sex, police say. West Midlands Police said a growing number are now contacting the force after being ordered to have a heterosexual wedding by their families. The ...

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Bangladesh envoy arrested in NY for abuse, Dhaka protests

NEW YORK: Bangladesh said on Wednesday the arrest of one of its diplomats in New York on charges of labor trafficking and assault appeared to be a violation of an international treaty on the treatment of diplomats. Mohammad Shahedul Islam, the deputy consul general of Bangladesh Consulate General in New ...

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