Bengaluru Colleges yet to implement self-defense training program

Self-defence classes could be beneficial in real situations, say trainers however others doubt their impact. Despite University Grants Commission’s (UGC) recommendation  to give self-defence training to women studying and working on campus, many colleges and universities do not organize such sessions while some have stopped mid-way. Most college students have never been trained. They wish […]

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Women staff of Victoria Hospital in Trauma

City’s major hospital fails to provide any safety support system to its women staff. Neetu Saini Around 30 women working in the Trauma Care and Emergency Centre of Victoria Hospital have written letters to the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institution (BMCRI) administration, complaining against the misbehaviour of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Madhusudan Ramdas. […]

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City Sees Surge in Sexual Offences by Taxi Drivers

Bengaluru has seen an increase in the reporting of sexual offences against taxi drivers. The frequency of reported cases of sexual offences by taxi drivers has increased in recent years. According to City Crime Record Bureau (CCRB) data, the number of reported cases of sexual assault/ harassment in 2016 was just three. In 2017, that […]

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