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NY attorney general resigns after women abuse report

New York state’s top prosecutor and a public champion of the #MeToo movement resigned on Monday, just hours after being accused by The New Yorker of physically assaulting four women. It was an abrupt fall from power for Eric Scheiderman, the chief law enforcement officer in the state and a Donald Trump opponent whose office…

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New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed

NEW YORK: The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment. The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and…

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CJP takes notice of murder of Jaranwala girl

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of a minor girl who was murdered after rape in Jaranwala and directed the Punjab police chief to submit report within 48 hours. Seven-year-old Mubashira was abducted while she was playing near her house on April 1. Later, her body was recovered from…

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Women free to speak up as Harvey Weinstein’s company files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK: Harvey Weinstein’s former production company announced it had filed for bankruptcy, less than six months after the Hollywood mogul was beset by avalanching sexual assault allegations. The studio also said it was immediately releasing accusers from non-disclosure agreements which Weinstein had used to silence them, allowing women to speak up without fear of…

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Drop of blood leads to arrest of Asma’s killer, says RPO

RPO Mardan said just a drop of blood collected from the sugarcane field led police to arrest the killer of Asma of Mardan. The criminal cajoled the minor girl into going along with him to field where he murdered her after the panicked little girl began shouting. Watch the clip.

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Class 7th girl subjected to sexual assault in Khanewal

KHANEWAL: The incidents of sexual assaults are not coming to an end despite the shocking incidents of Kasur and Mardan as yet another girl was subjected to sexual assault after abduction in Khanewal. According to details, the student of class 7th was subjected to sexual after she was kidnapped at gunpoint. According to police, two…

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Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

NEWS DESK: Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara’s allies and neighbours, reported AFP. The Turkish military announced the death of its first soldier since the launch of operation…

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Twitter demands #JusticeForZainab

KARACHI: Little and innocent Zainab was murdered after she was brutally disgraced by beasts in human garb in Kasur. The seven-year old girl was found dumped at a garbage point in the city ready to become the food of stray dogs. The cold-blooded murder of the flower-like little girl has shocked every sensible person. The…

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Zainab’s murder: New CCTV emerges

SAMAA has acquired a new CCTV footage in which seven-year-old Zainab can be seen with an unidentified man. Zainab, a resident of Kasur district, was found dead in a garbage heap six days after she went missing from her house. The girl, according to medics, was subjected to sexual assault before being murdered by her…

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Open letter from little Zainab

By Tatheer ul Islam Dear world,  I am Zainab. I am seven years old. I was the eighth child of my parents. I live in Kasur. I was assaulted by beasts in human garb who murdered me mercilessly. He said to me he will offer me my favorite candies and will take me to the…

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Zainab laid to rest in Kasur amid grief, tears

Zainab, a seven-year-old girl, was laid to rest amid sobs and tears as hundreds of devastated family and friends turned up to attend her funeral prayer in Kasur.  Large numbers of local residents attended her second funeral. The first was led by PAT leader Dr Tahir ul Qadri earlier in the day. CM presides over…

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Man weeps for brother who lost life in Kasur protest

am The brother of Muhammed Ali, who was killed in straight fire by police,  said his brother came out on road to demand justice for little Zainab. Talking to Samaa, the brother wept profusely and queried, “Who will provide us justice? My brother has little children.” Watch what he said.

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Tahir-ul-Qadri leads funeral prayer for Zainab

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri Wednesday led the funeral prayer of little girl who was murdered following sexual assault in the city. Dr. Qadri left for Kasur soon after the protests erupted in the city as demonstrators made preparations for the funeral prayers. In the violent protests, two demonstrators lost their lives…

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Time’s Up: Top actresses launch campaign against sexual abuse

WASHINGTON: More than 300 top women in Hollywood — from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett — unveiled an initiative Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their “sisters” in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs. The initiative, dubbed Time’s Up, caps a year in which…

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US chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in judiciary

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles…

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Hollywood’s #MeToo hits Washington

Washington: From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals. But the #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood slammed into the US capital this week, triggering a dizzying slew of allegations, apologies and resignations. Democratic Senator Al Franken said he was sorry after…

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Ellen Page: I was ‘outed’ by director Brett Ratner

NEWS DESK: Ellen Page wrote a detailed Facebook post, becoming the latest actress to speak out against director and producer Brett Ratner, reported BBC. She says he outed her in public before she herself had fully realised she was gay. According to her, it happened on the set of X Men: The Last Stand when…

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Men With No Respect For Women To Be Dealt With Sternly: Delhi Court

NEWS DESK: A Delhi court has refused to quash the jail term of a man held guilty in a sexual harassment case, saying persons who have no respect for women need to be taught that such behaviour will invite stringent punishment. Special Judge Sandeep Yadav upheld the one-year sentence of convict Virender Kumar while dismissing…

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India nun rape case: Bangladeshi man jailed for life

NEWS DESK: A court in eastern India has sentenced a Bangladeshi man to life in prison for raping an elderly nun in March 2015, reported CNN. The court in Kolkata (Calcutta) found Nazrul Islam guilty of rape and attempted murder. Five other men were jailed for 10 years for robbery during the assault in Ranaghat,…

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Woman assaulted on footpath in India

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman was allegedly raped in full public view in the port city of Visakhapatnam, local media reported. The incident happened near New Railway Colony on Sunday afternoon when the woman, who was sitting next to a tree on the footpath, was raped by a youth in his early twenties. According to…

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