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West Bengal government bans Two Fingers Test

Following the order of the apex court, West Bengal government has issued a proforma for forensic medical examination of rape survivors. The ‘Two Finger Test’ –test for examining the rape victims, which was also condemned by Justice Verma Commission, has been set aside in the Proforma issued by the W.B...

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I&B ministry sets up panel to address sexual harassment

NEW DELHI: To strengthen the grievance redressal mechanism for women staffers, the I&B ministry has constituted an internal complaints committee in line with the new legislation on prevention of sexual harassment at workplaces. Read More

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Patent challenge

IT has been more than a year since the first compulsory licence was granted to an Indian company manufacturing generic drugs to produce a patented drug. In March 2012, the compulsory licence granted to Natco for manufacturing sorafenib tosylate (brand name Nexavar), a drug whose patent was owned by the pharma giant...

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Many institutes yet to set up complaint cells against harassment

HYDERABAD: The recent ‘Abhaya’ rape case has renewed focus on measures against gender crimes in workplaces. However, it seems that educational institutions, corporate offices and the government are not putting in effort to set up internal complaint committees. Read More

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Centre to SC: Ban all kinds of gutka

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday made a strong plea before the Supreme Court for passing an appropriate order to ban all kinds of gutka in the country saying they are addictive and harmful even if they don’t contain tobacco. Read More

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SC panel to probe sexual harassment complaints on premises

The decks were cleared for the formation of the Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee after the government issued the relevant notification, enforcing Gender Sensitisation and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Regulations, 2013. Read More

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Sexual harassment act awareness needed for safer working places

Speaking about the significance of ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’, Chiranjeevi Chowdary, commissioner, department of women and child development said that representation of women at workplaces has increased after economic reforms were introduced in the country and in these times relevance of...

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