Work on special courts to deal with rape cases likely to begin on October 2: Government
The Department of Justice in the Law Ministry had proposed to set up 1,023 fast-track courts at a total budget of Rs 767.25 crore.
Over 1,000 new fast track courts to be set up for speedy justice
EFC of the Finance Ministry, which is examining the Ministry's proposal, is ...
Only 42% of Nirbhaya fund released for projects since 2015
The then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at Centre announced the fund...
Centre sanctions Rs 4,000 cr for women safety projects under Nirbhaya Fund
A total of Rs 200 crore has been released for the Central Victim Compensation Fund.
For speedy trial of 1.66 lakh rape, POCSO cases, govt to set up 1023 spl fast-track courts
Each of these special courts are expected to dispose of at least 165 such case per year, said a proposal by the Department of Justice under Union Law Ministry.
Parliamentary panel takes exception to Nirbhaya Fund being used for construction of buildings
The Nirbhaya Fund was started in 2013 by the Congress led UPA government to implement initiatives aimed at enhancing safety and security of women across the country.
States to have cyber forensic labs, DNA testing facilities soon to check crimes against women
Five states - Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand - have already set up cyber forensic training laboratories.
Centre approves Rs 194.44 crore Safe City Project for Lucknow
The city will soon have integrated smart control room, exclusive women outposts, pink toilets, night patrols of women police and women help desks in all police stations with counsellors.
Nirbhaya Fund not being used for women: Mother
"The Nirbhaya Fund should have been used for women security and empowerment but it is being for works like road construction," Asha Devi said.
Government moots one big shelter in each state
ET has learnt that Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has mooted a model in which the Centre builds a home for 1,000 inmates in each state and then hands it over to the state to run and maintain it.
Supreme Court to examine laws on media reporting in sexual assault cases
The apex court was told that in today's world, parallel media trials were going on even when proceedings of cases were pending before the court of law, like in the recent Kathua gangrape-murder case.
Sexual assault cases on minor girls spike
Situated in a nondescript room of a government hospital, the largely non-publicised centre is helping survivors and their families, thanks to the rise in awareness.
Rlys to install CCTV cameras in 983 stations using Nirbhaya Fund
The fund was set up following the brutal gangrape of a Delhi girl on December 16, 2012, that had sparked a nationwide outrage.
Women's safety: Steps planned sans their inputs in Bengaluru
The objective is to create and support initiatives by the government and NGOs towards protecting the dignity and ensuring the safety of women.
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