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Khanewal: Husband set estranged wife on fire, FIR registered

KHANEWAL: A man allegedly set fire to his wife after sprinkling petrol on her when she refused to leave her parents’ home to join him at Chowk Farooq Azam area in the city. Police said that 27-year-old Ayesha was married to Umar Farooq. Few days ago, couple developed differences and Ayeshaleft her husband and reached…

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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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Iran’s first Oscar submission directed by woman causes stir

TEHRAN, Iran: A movie about a young girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran’s first-ever submission for the Academy Awards’ foreign film directed by a woman, reported AP. But not everyone is celebrating. The…

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Brave Karachi woman foils purse snatching attempt

A courageous woman in Karachi foiled an attempt by two armed men to snatch her purse in Karachi. According to CCTV footage obtained by SAMAA, two men riding a bike approached a woman and tried to snatch her purse. She, however, fought and forced them to flee. –

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Flight makes emergency landing after woman discovers her husband is cheating on her

NEWS DESK: A Qatar Airways flight had to make an emergency landing after a female passenger found out her husband was cheating on her mid-flight, reports the Hindustan Times. According to The Independent, the unidentified Iranian woman reportedly used her husband’s fingerprint to unlock his phone while he was asleep, before becoming incensed by what…

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Watch: No one interferes as woman beaten in public

A woman was brutally attacked by a criminal in the United States. However, not a single person came to her rescue as she lay helpless on the streets

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Shocking video: Indian woman assaulted on footpath in broad daylight; none came to rescue her

In a spine-chilling incident in India, a woman was allegedly raped by a drunk man in broad daylight on a footpath along a busy road in Andhra Pradesh. Shockingly, the horrific crime was captured on camera, as onlookers decided to take a video of the incident, instead of helping the victim. Reportedly, the accused, who…

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Man proposes to girlfriend in mid-air amid fear of plane crash

NEWS DESK: A man identified as Chris Jeanes proposed to his girlfriend in mid-air as their plane started hurtling towards the ground, reported The Independent. The London-based lawyer had planned to pop the question in Bali, when the AirAsia plane fell 24,000 feet in just nine minutes, prompting oxygen masks to drop. As other passengers…

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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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Leading Russian journalist stabbed in neck by intruder inside Moscow radio station

NEWS DESK: Russian journalist Tatyana Feldenhauer has been seriously injured after an unidentified attacker stabbed her in the throat, reported The Independent. The incident took place in the editorial offices of the Echo of Moscow radio station after 12 noon local time. Ms Felderhauer is deputy editor in chief of the leading liberal media outlet….

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Watch: Woman injured in Faisalabad knife attack

After Karachi, a case of knife attack was reported in Faisalabad as a woman was attacked by a stabber in Chak Jhumra area of the city.

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Norway appoints its first female foreign minister

OSLO: Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide was named minister of foreign affairs on Friday, making her the first woman to hold the post in the Nordic country, reported Reuters. She replaces Boerge Brende, who last month was appointed president of the World Economic Forum. The appointment leaves the top three government jobs, that of…

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Kangana Ranaut: I am prepared for all fights that come my way

NEWS DESK: National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut says she will continue to speak out on gender issues, reported Pinkvilla. #Metoo is a global campaign on social media, with women from different quarters and corners of the world sharing their tryst with sexual harassment. Kangana said in a statement: “It’s a deliberate stand that I have…

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Woman ‘publicly raped and beheaded for serving fish in Congo’

NEWS DESK: A woman has been raped in public and killed by a rebel militant group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reportedly because she served the gunmen “forbidden food”, reported The Independent. France 24 said it had compiled footage and witness statements documenting the incident, rare evidence of the atrocities being committed on the…

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Indian woman drags man to police station after he gropes her in ATM booth

MUMBAI: A 22-year-old man was arrested recently after a woman said he had groped her inside a bank’s ATM booth in Andheri (east) on Saturday, reported Times of India. The 27-year-old woman grabbed the man, Jitendra Ede, who lives in Andheri, and took him to the Andheri police station and got him arrested. Deputy commissioner…

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Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first

A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports, an official said Saturday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan has become “the first woman to lead a federation”…

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Asian woman speaking Punjabi breaks the internet

An Asian woman speaking fluent Punjabi during an interaction in a market has gone viral on social media.  Watch the video.

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CCTV: Karachi knife attacker targets another woman

Police strategy to track down a notorious knife attacker, who has stabbed and injured five women so far in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, has failed. This CCTV video shows the attacker targeting another woman in broad daylight. The manhunt still continues. Watch this report…

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‘World’s heaviest woman’ dies

An Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman died Monday of heart and kidney failure at an Abu Dhabi hospital, following months of treatment to help her lose weight and one day walk again. A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for the bedridden Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 37, since…

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Mexico earthquake: Trapped woman saved by WhatsApp messages

MEXICO CITY: Trapped under tons of rubble and in complete darkness, Diana Pacheco’s hopes were fading fast for making it out alive from a collapsed office building after a huge earthquake in Mexico City, despite rescuers’ frantic attempts to reach her. Then the trapped woman had a great stroke of luck: a series of short…

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Video: Doctor’s negligence claims woman’s life

A young woman named Gulshan Ara, who was undergoing treatment for hernia, lost her life due to negligence shown by the doctor who was treating her at a private hospital at Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.

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