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Public servant facing criminal case cannot be reinstated: HC

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 10:32

The Madras High Court has ruled that a public servant facing criminal case and suspended for corruption charges cannot claim reinstatement in service during the pendency of the case.

Muslim Personal Law can`t override criminal law: Court

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 17:05

Holding that Muslim Personal Law cannot "override" criminal law, a Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of a Muslim man, accused of kidnapping and raping his 17-year-old lover belonging to the same community.

Experts hail ordinance on crimes against women

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:30

The police and the lawyers have welcomed the the Criminal Law Ordinance, 2013, which brings in many amendments in laws on crimes against women, the ordinance will strengthen cases and help in getting better conviction rate.

Govt ready for a debate on redefining age of juvenile

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 18:31

Amid conflicting views on whether there is a need to revisit the definition of juvenile, the Centre said it was ready for a debate on the issue.

Boston suspect`s widow hires criminal lawyer

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 15:38

The quest to find a resting place for the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev drags on.

Anti-rape bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 09:06

The anti-rape bill, brought against the backdrop of the outrage over Delhi gang-rape, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha passes anti-rape bill, age of consent stays at 18

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 19:46

The Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday passed the anti-rape bill, while maintaining the age for consensual sex at 18 years.

Anti-rape bill tabled in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 08:33

The proposed anti-rape bill, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week, has been introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Govt relents, keeps age of consent for sex at 18

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 09:31

Under pressure from various opposition parties, the Union Cabinet on Monday agreed to keep the age of consent for sex at 18 years from 16.

C`garh CM against lowering of age for consensual sex

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 00:25

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has opposed the Centre`s move to lower the age of consensual sex from 18 to 16 years stating that it is "inappropriate" in a country like India.

GoM agrees to bring down age of consent to 16

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 08:55

Sorting out differences, a Group of Ministers recommended lowering of age of consent for sex from 18 to 16 years and suggested stern punishment for offences like stalking.

WCD against lowering age of consensual sex from 18 to 16

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 00:38

The proposal to lower the age of consensual sex from the present 18 years to 16 continued to be the sticking point at the meeting of GoM.