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Gujarat: Domestic violence cases rise,conviction rate goes downhill

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:18

The number of domestic violence cases in Gujarat rose by 1154 to 7812 in 2013 with the conviction rate of just 2.30 per cent which is far below the national average in this category, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

NCW to be given powers to arrest?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 23:26

Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to NCW in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place.

Lebanese wife-beater convicted under new law

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:15

A Lebanese man who beat his wife has been jailed for nine months in the first such conviction under a domestic violence law passed in April.

China`s Supreme Court overturns death sentence for victim of domestic violence: Lawyer

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:46

China`s top court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after years of violent abuse, her lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move activists say shows the government could be serious about battling domestic violence.

Hope Solo held on two counts of domestic violence

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 13:46

US women`s star Hope Solo has been held on two counts of domestic violence for attacking her sister and her teenage nephew when she was "intoxicated and upset" at a party, according to reports.

Man kills daughter after quarrel with wife in Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 11:55

A man in Odisha killed his five-year-old daughter and critically injured three family members after a quarrel with his wife, police said Monday.

Pakistani woman files dowry case against Indian husband

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 01:08

A Pakistani woman has filed a police complaint against her Indian husband alleging that she is being subjected to domestic violence over dowry demand.

Woman dies after husband sets her ablaze over domestic quarrel

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 13:09

A man allegedly set his wife ablaze after she went to her parents` place following a quarrel with him, police said Monday.

Fed up with frequent torture, woman kills husband in Nasik

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 14:34

A 30-year-old woman allegedly slit her husband`s throat and then strangulated him to death after being fed up with his constant torture, police said.

Indian-American millionaire beats girlfriend 117 times, but ducks jail

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 20:52

Gurbaksh Chahal, India-born CEO of RadiumOne, a Silicon Valley company focusing on real-time advertising across web, mobile and Facebook, has dodged jail time even after beating his girlfriend 117 times.

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.

US top court rules domestic abusers can`t own guns

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 04:46

The US Supreme Court upheld a federal law Wednesday barring anyone convicted of even a minor domestic violence charge from ever owning a gun.