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LS polls: Ahmedabad candidate promises justice for `dukhi pati`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 14:17

There are promises galore for voters in Ahmedabad East constituency with fringe political parties and Independent candidates promising justice for "aggrieved husbands" and "lavish" lifestyle for the poor in their manifestos.

Married or not domestic violence act binding: HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:47

In a significant ruling, Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she was in a live-in relationship.

Domestic Violence Act can be invoked against female relative

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 21:57

In a significant ruling, Bombay High Court has held that a woman can file a complaint of cruelty under the Domestic Violence Act against female family members too, and not just the male relatives.

Domestic Violence Act can be invoked against female relative

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 21:56

In a significant ruling, Bombay High Court has held that a woman can file a complaint of cruelty under the Domestic Violence Act against female family members too, and not just the male relatives.

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.

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.

"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".

Govt for stricter punishment to dowry takers

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 21:44

In a move to put greater onus of culpability on dowry takers, the government is amending a law to enhance punishment for such people.

Estranged wife can live in husband`s house: SC

Last Updated: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 11:29

The SC bench passed the ruling while dealing with a matrimonial dispute of a couple who are senior citizens of the capital.

Create awareness among women of Domestic Violence Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 13:17

Lack of awareness among women of provisions of `protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005` was a major reason behind them falling victims to domestic violence, according to District Collector Mini Antony.

Females can also be tried under Domestic Violence Act: Raj HC

Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 00:33

Rajasthan High Court has ruled that if a female relative of a husband is accused of torturing his wife she can also be tried for offences under the Domestic Violence Act.

Pune: Minor boy granted relief under Domestic Violence Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 15:18

A local court has granted relief to an 11-year-old boy here, under the Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act, ordering his estranged father to bear his educational expenses.