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‘Gender decorum should be taught in schools’

NEW DELHI: As a 23-year-old brutalised and gang raped victim fights for her life in the capital, novelist, columnist and award-winning documentary filmmaker Madhuri Banerjee ascribes the rise in gender crime in India to the bias against the girl child and says “gender decorum” and respect for women should be inculcated in boys at the school level.

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Court releases passports of Italian marines

KOLLAM/KERELA: Setting the stage for their return to Italy for Christmas, a local court today released the passports of the two Italian marines, facing murder charges in Kerala, after they made an unconditional undertaking that they would return to the state by January 10.

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