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70% domestic violence cases in Maharashtra yet to be heard

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 00:15

Over 70 per cent of the domestic violence cases registered in Maharashtra between 2008 and 2011 the victims are yet to be heard, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said.

Domestic violence case: Probe begins against ex-Kerala minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 19:56

A day after registering FIR against former Minister KB Ganesh Kumar under provisions of the domestic violence act, the Crime Branch on Wednesday commenced probe into the complaint filed against him by his estranged wife.

FIRs filed against former Kerala minister, his wife

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 20:04

An FIR was today filed against former Kerala minister KB Ganesh Kumar before a local court in connection with a domestic violence charge made by his wife, hours after he was forced to quit the ministry.

Relief under DV Act only if wife in domestic relationship: HC

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 15:47

In a significant order, the Bombay High Court has held that a wife can file an application for specific reliefs under the Domestic Violence Act only while remaining in a domestic relationship.

DSP arrested for abusing wife

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 15:38

A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at Karimnagar has been arrested on charge of "abusing" his wife, police said Wednesday.

Barack Obama signs Violence Against Women Act

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 08:56

US President Barack Obama has signed into law the new Violence Against Women Act, which he termed "very important".

PIL seeks protection for victims of domestic violence

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 13:48

A PIL has urged the Bombay High Court to direct the Maharashtra government to immediately appoint full-time officers to protect victims of domestic violence.

Govt`s reply sought on petition challenging Domestic Violence Act section

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 17:45

The petition filed by two women, including a senior citizen, has challenged the validity of section 2 (q) of the DV Act according to which the definition of `respondent` is limited to adult male members.

HC upholds life term for husband for torching wife

Last Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 11:12

The Bombay HC has upheld a lower court`s judgement awarding life imprisonment to a 25-year-old man for sexually harassing his wife and eventually setting her on fire.

"I wish I could have been there": CJI Altamas Kabir on gang-rape protests

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 20:31

"I wish I could also have been there, but I can`t" Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said terming protest that took place after December 16 gang-rape incident as "fully justified" and "absolutely necessary".

Anti domestic violence campaign for Scottish Muslims

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 18:45

A new campaign to combat domestic violence and encourage women in the Muslim community to speak up against it is being initiated in Scotland.

Rise in cases of cruelty by husbands against women in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 12:19

Women in the national capital seem to be as unsafe in their homes as they are outside with close to 1,500 cases of cruelty against them by their husbands or relatives registered during 2011.