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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former... (more...)

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A 34-year-old woman at Moga civil hospital in Ludhiana. The woman and her daughter were allegedly molested and thrown off a bus. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Girl, 13, dies after being thrown from speeding bus by molesters

A 34-year-old woman at Moga civil hospital in Ludhiana. The woman and her daughter were allegedly molested and thrown off... (more...)

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Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriages are considered sacred, gov’t says

Indian government says marital rape cannot be criminalized in Indian society where marriages are considered sacred. (AP Photo/Saurabh... (more...)

Andrew Macdonald, regional general manager for Uber Central, which includes all of Canada and the Central U.S., admits that Uber hasn’t always been in control of its message.

Can Uber bury its PR disasters once and for all and prove it’s a force for good?

Andrew Macdonald, regional general manager for Uber Central, which includes all of Canada and the Central U.S., admits that... (more...)

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Bikram Yoga founder denies sexual assault allegations by six students including B.C. woman

Surrey woman Jill Lawler is among six women who have filed sexual assault complaints against Bikram Choudhury, the founder... (more...)

India

Do we treat our daughters right? Here are 8 videos against sexual violence that went viral

Mumbai’s Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain uploaded a YouTube rap about sexual violence in India, which has has taken... (more...)

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Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape case of elderly nun

Mohammad Salim Shaikh, one of the two suspects arrested by police in the gang rape of an elderly nun in in a missionary school... (more...)

India

#RapAgainstRape: Video of two Indian women rapping about sexual violence goes viral

Mumbai’s Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain uploaded a YouTube rap about sexual violence in India, which has has taken... (more...)

BC Court

British man convicted for raping prostitute after DNA linked to crime scene samples

Hardeep Sandhu, 39, was found guilty by a jury of rape and injuring with the intention of committing grievous bodily harm... (more...)

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Modi concerned about rape, attacks on churches as Indian Christians say they feel vulnerable

An Indian Christian woman Josephine Michael Kinny talks with her granddaughter at her residence in Mumbai, India, Tuesday,... (more...)

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Bandits gang rape nun who tried to stop them from robbing school in eastern India

Students of Convent of Jesus and Mary School participate in a protest against the gang rape of a nun in her 70s by a group... (more...)

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Indian businessman responds to India’s Daughter with his own documentary on rape in Britain

United Kingdom’s Daughters highlights the rape problem in the UK with statistics and two BBC videos on sexual violence VANCOUVER... (more...)

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