Opinion  /  Published 02.08.19

Protecting the identity of those accused of rape

The need to correct a perceived imbalance may lead to others. Prompted by the increase and spread of sexual violence against women, laws against them were sharpened and conditions laid down for their ...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 01.07.19

Priests ‘cannot reveal confessions’

The Vatican on Monday reaffirmed Catholic teaching that priests cannot reveal what they learn in confession, in an apparent response to moves in Australia and elsewhere to force them to do so in ...
By Reuters in Vatican

Opinion  /  Published 25.06.19

Trump is running concentration camps

I have often wondered why good people of good conscience don’t respond to things like slavery or the Holocaust or human rights abuse.Maybe they simply became numb to the horrific way we now rarely t...
By Charles M. Blow / New York Times News Service

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.19

Torture cry in woman’s death

A 50-year-old woman, who would often counsel people to help them out of suicidal tendencies, is believed to have killed herself in her Hiland Park flat.Alokparna Mitra told police in her dying declara...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.19

Home truth: abuse tales on stage

A Class IX student takes online English tuitions after school. Then it’s time for homework, followed by dance practice. Sometimes she squeezes in an hour of maths tuition. At bedtime, she likes read...
By Chandreyeee Ghose in Calcutta


World  /  Published 24.02.19

Pope vows to fight sex abuse with God's wrath

Pope Francis closed out his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing on Sunday to confront abusers with 'the wrath of God,' end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the...
By AP in Vatican

India  /  Published 18.02.19

4.6 lakh children ‘inhalant addicts’

An estimated 4.6 lakh children are addicted to inhalant drugs and need help, the first nationwide survey commissioned by the Union government on the extent of substance abuse has found.The study — M...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.06.19

School is a hostile space for too many students

Apparent signs of progress do not necessarily reflect meaningful transformation. This was evident from the recent findings of a community-based study conducted jointly by Unesco’s office in New Delh...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 08.06.19

Aligarh toddler murder accused has sex offence record, say police

Police on Saturday arrested two more people for the murdering a toddler in Aligarh and confirmed that one of the men booked earlier for the crime is an alleged sex offender who has targeted children i...
By PTI in Aligarh

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.19

Stories of abuse survivors told through dance

A pregnant woman contemplates killing her unborn child if it’s a boy A woman’s rage affects her relationship with her young daughter A mother attempts to kill both herself and her child&...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta


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