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Try juveniles accused of rape as adults: MPs

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 18:41

Members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday expressed anguish over rising atrocities against women and children and demanded that juveniles accused of rape be tried like adults for this purpose.

Union Cabinet approves lowering juvenile age from 18 to 16 years for serious crimes

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 21:07

In a major decision the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved lowering of age of juveniles from eighteen to sixteen years.

Two Delhi men get 10 years jail for gang-rape though victim resiles

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 17:48

Two men have been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court for gang-raping a 28-year-old woman despite the victim resiling from her statement.

Cabinet to take up amendments in Juvenile Justice Act today

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 09:08

The Union Cabinet will on Wednesday discuss a proposal which calls for giving more powers to the Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes such as rape is to be sent to a correctional centres or tried in a regular court.

Delhi gang-rape victim`s family unhappy with SC ruling, wants death for convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 09:25

The family of the December 16 Delhi gang-rape victim is heavily disappointed with the Monday order of the Supreme Court staying the execution of two of the key convicts in the case and demanded a death penalty for them.

Juvenile Justice Board to decide on `Juveniles` above 16 years

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 23:12

In a significant move, Government has decided to revise the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in a bid to address concerns regarding the implementation of the Act.

660 Nirbhaya Centres for women violence victims

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:09

At least 660 rape crisis centres will be established across the country and named as Nirbhaya centres, as a tribute to the victim of December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.

Delhi gang-rape was turning point: Nisha Pahuja on India release

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 18:27

India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, known for her 2012 documentary "The World Before Her", was asked to try the Indian market two years ago, but didn`t show much excitement then. After the Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape, she was however convinced it is time to show the film to Indian audiences.

Three jailed for gang-raping, forcing girl into prostitution

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 21:55

A man has been sent to jail for 10 years for gang-raping a 19-year-old girl by a Delhi court which also convicted and awarded seven years imprisonment to two women for kidnapping and forcing the victim into prostitution.

Show dying declaration of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 15:26

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Delhi Police to show the dying declaration of the Dec 16 gang-rape victim as it extended its interim order putting on hold the execution of death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta who were convicted of the crime.

Mulayam Singh Yadav`s rape remark: Where are Jaya Bachchan`s tears?

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:33

Although Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh`s remark over rape has come under severe criticism, the silence of former actress and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan over the matter is conspicuous.

Dec 16 gang-rape: SC extends stay on two convicts` execution

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 19:32

The Supreme Court today extended till April 14 the stay on the execution of death penalty of two of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case, asking for copy of certain documents.