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Sexist, racist jokes are not funny: Sonam Kapoor

Actress pens down her thoughts on the MeToo movement

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November 14, 2018


New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault. The law stipulates that a person has committed rape if they have been part of a sexual act in which the…

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July 1, 2018


Peshawar tourist who harassed Kalash women in viral video is from the PTI

The Facebook profile of the man who harassed Kalash women shows that he is a member of the PTI. The Chitral police initiated an inquiry and arrested him late Thursday night. On Tuesday, a video went viral of a tourist filming women in the Kalash Valley despite their repeated calls for him to stop. When the…

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June 22, 2018


Morgan Freeman apologizes after sexual harassment accusations

Octogenarian Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday after a report of multiple sexual harassment accusations, making the actor the latest high-profile figure to face allegations of misconduct in the #MeToo era. Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described to CNN a range of troubling behavior by Freeman on production sets or…

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May 25, 2018


Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault; says he believed it was “consensual”

NEWS DESK: Golden Globe award-winning comedian and writer Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who claims she went on a date with him in 2017, reported The Independent. An article in Babe reports the 23-year-old photographer, named only as “Grace” to protect her anonymity, describing in uncomfortable detail an encounter…

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January 15, 2018


Sleeping Beauty teaches ‘inappropriate behaviour’, says UK mother

NEWS DESK: A mother made headlines after calling for Sleeping Beauty to be removed from her son’s primary school curriculum for its “inappropriate sexual” message, reported The Independent. Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, near Newcastle, says the fairytale teaches children that it’s OK to kiss a women while she’s asleep. The mother-of-two realised the issue…

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December 8, 2017


Donald Trump’s sexual assaults: The full list of women who have accused the President

NEWS DESK: A year after women came forward to accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual assault or harassment, the issue is once again at the forefront of political discourse, reported The Independent. For a number of months, women have been coming forward to accuse powerful men in entertainment and media of sexual assault or…

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December 5, 2017


This Pakistani actress thinks it’s okay to film people without their consent

By Minerwa Tahir NEWS DESK: Hania Amir, an actress and model who works in Pakistani drama serials, has recently caused a stir by posting a selfie video on Snapchat in which she is clearly violating the consent of a man seated behind her. “This man is struggling to get out of my photo,” she says…

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November 9, 2017


US lawmakers want ‘stealthing’ classified as rape

NEWS DESK: Two US lawmakers are pushing for Congress to classify “stealthing” – the act of secretly removing a condom during sex – as rape, reported The Independent. The practice, which transforms a consensual act into a non-consensual one, puts the partner at risk of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. The phenomenon has gained…

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October 6, 2017


Indian court grants mother custody of child without father's consent

NEW DELHI: India's top court ruled Monday that an unwed mother could be the sole legal guardian of her child without naming the father or getting his consent, a verdict hailed by activists. The single mother had approached the Supreme Court in New Delhi after two other courts told her that she needed to reveal…

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July 6, 2015


Cases won’t be withdrawn without MQM’s consent: Memon

Staff ReportKARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said that the cases against criminals involved in the Lyari gang war would not be withdrawn without Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) consent, SAMAA reports on Thursday.Talking outside the Sindh Assembly (SA), Memon said that the MQM was PPP’s coalition partner and will remain so. Earlier, MQM boycotted…

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February 14, 2013


Imran Khan wants Parliament’s consent for North Waziristan operation

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, on Saturday stressed upon the need of dialogue and consultation before army’s likely operation in North Waziristan tribal agency, SAMAA reports.“The Parliament and local tribal leaders of the North Waziristan should be taken into confidence for peace in Pakistan’s tribal belt, especially South and North Waziristan,” the…

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August 25, 2012


Facebook changes your default email without your consent

NEW YORK: Facebook users were venting anger Tuesday over a move changing users' default email address to the one operated by the leading social network.”You can thank Facebook for making that change without telling you,” said security consultant Graham Cluley of Sophos.Facebook indicated in April it would be “updating addresses on Facebook to make them…

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June 26, 2012


By-polls to be held with parliament’s consent: PM Gilani

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday that the by-polls will be held with parliament’s consent, SAMAA reported. New election commissioner will also be appointed unanimously, the PM said. Talking with the government television he said that in past, the governments were overthrown and then elections were held. We will talks…

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January 31, 2012


No operation without my consent : Mirza

Staff Report KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulifqar Mirza said on Thursday that no operation would be conducted without his consultation, adding that the government has not decided to conduct operation in Lyari, the stronghold of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party. He along with Shahi Syed, the president of the Awami National Party (ANP) for Sindh…

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October 21, 2010


Drone attacks in Pak with government’s consent: Nawaz

Staff Report BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Chief Nawaz Sharief alleged that drone attacks in Pakistan are taking place with the consent of the government. During the press conference in Bahawalpur on Thursday Nawaz Sharief stated that he was not hungry of power and could serve the nation even by remaining out of the parliament. He…

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February 4, 2010


Kuwait women can get passport without man's consent

KUWAIT: Kuwait, where women fought for years for voting rights, has said married women can obtain passports without the approval of their husbands, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The constitutional court in the Gulf Arab state ruled a 1962 law requiring the need for spousal consent was unconstitutional and a violation of rights, the daily…

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October 21, 2009


'Inclusion in World Snooker only with govt consent'

Staff Report KARACHI: Pakistani players will be allowed to participate in the World Snooker Championship with the permission of the government, said President of the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association Alamgir Shiekh. Talking to the BBC, Shiekh said that two players will be sent to participate in the event in November if the government decides…

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May 27, 2009