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Juvenile Justice Bill brings 'new regime of safety': Maneka Gandhi

Hailing the passage of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014, in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said the law comes as a "new regime of safety for potential victims".

Where is the change? ask women as safety remains key issue

The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old exactly a year ago had led to massive public outcry with thousands of people pouring out on streets in rage forcing Parliament to enact a new anti-rape law but nothing much has changed when it comes to safety of women in the capital.

Delhi gang-rape trial: Accused seek mercy, sentencing on Friday

After quite a lengthy hearing, a Delhi court reserved its order on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to the four convicted in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case to September 13.

Former CJI JS Verma passes away

Former Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Verma passed away on Monday at the age of 80 due to multiple organ failure.

CPI opposes proposal to lower age of consent

Opposing proposal for lowering age of consent for consensual sex from 18 to 16, CPI said it will encourage child marriage and open a pandora`s box of social anomalies like trafficking of children.

Raje wants debate on lowering the age of consensual sex

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday said she wanted a debate on the Centre`s decision to lower the age of consensual sex from 18 to 16 years.

Special cabinet meet on anti-rape law soon: Chidambaram

A special cabinet session may be called soon to clear the anti-rape law, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said here on Friday.

Anti-rape law: `Cabinet meeting may be convened`

Government Friday said a special meeting of the Cabinet could be convened to pass the criminal law (amendment) bill.

Bring electoral, police reforms, to check sexual assault: Bedi

Kiran Bedi said Centre should have respected all aspects of the Justice Verma recommendations while framing a law on sexual assault.

Organs of Constitution should respect limits: Law Minister

Days after Supreme Court questioned government over allowing FDI in retail, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said Judiciary, Executive and Legislature should respect limits of their jurisdiction.

Anti-rape ordinance a landmark decision, says Union Law minister

Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Saturday said the proposed ordinance on anti-rape law will prove to be a historic step to deal with the crime against women.

Mixed response to ordinance on sexual violence against women

Ordinance on sexual violence against women evoked mixed response with BJP welcoming it but CPI(M), several women`s groups opposed it for doing "injustice" to Justice Verma Committee recommendations.

Marital rape can lead upto 7 years of jail: Ordinance

Marital rape will also attract stringent punishment under the ordinance proposed by the Centre.