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10 yrs jail for retired cop for raping woman in police station

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 21:44

A retired Delhi Police official has been sent to 10 years in jail for repeatedly raping a widow in a police station 15 years ago.

Cabinet divided, GoM set up on rape bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 16:37

Amid persisting differences in the Cabinet, the tough law against rape and other crimes was on Tuesday referred to a Group of Ministers which held its first meeting and reported substantial progress in evolving a consensus.

Cabinet defers anti-rape law bill, refers it to GoM

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 08:52

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday deferred a decision on the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, which proposes life term to those found guilty in rape crimes.

Cabinet to take up Criminal Law (Amendment) bill on Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 18:18

Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, which proposes jail term to rape convict for life, will be taken up at a special meeting of the union cabinet tomorrow, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said.

MHA prepares for inter-ministerial talks on criminal law bill

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 21:47

The Home Ministry is moving fast to hold inter-ministerial consultations on the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill.

Abolishing death penalty: Par panel members for broader debate

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 20:35

Majority of the members of a Parliamentary panel on Thursday supported capital punishment for rapists in cases where the victim either dies or is left in a persistent vegetative state.

Rise in crimes against women a ‘matter of shame’: PM

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 15:08

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hoped Parliament would "urgently" pass amendments to strengthening criminal laws in this regard.

Par panel`s predicament over Criminal Law Bill after Ordinance

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 22:12

As government brings an ordinance on crimes against women, Parliamentary committee examining a similar bill, decided to seek views of Rajya Sabha Chairman on whether legislation was still "alive".

None of Justice Verma panel recommendations rejected: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 15:27

The government defended its decision to come out with an ordinance on sexual assault, saying it has an open mind to other suggestions that might follow.

Ordinance should have been issued earlier, says BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 22:44

The BJP Sunday said that the promulgation of ordinance for stricter punishment for sexual crimes against women was a belated move by the government to address concerns of people on the issue and should have been brought earlier.

China considers legalising secret detentions

Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 12:02

The law would effectively legalise the forced disappearance of dissidents.