Haryana panchayat orders groom's family to pay 75 paise for demanding dowry

In a bizzare incident, a panchayat in Haryana's Fatehabad area has ordered the family of a groom to pay a penalty of paltry 75 paise after the engagement was called off as the dowry demands were reportedly not met.

One or two instances of assault do not make cruelty case: Delhi court

"One or two instances of physical assault", even if found to be true, cannot make for a case of cruelty for the purpose of satisfying unlawful demand, a Delhi court has observed, while discharging the in-laws of a woman in a dowry harassment case.

UP: Khap Panchayat bans dowry seeker from marriage

Khap Panchayat in Muzaffarnagar has banned dowry seeker from marriage for two years if they demands dowry.

Govt planning to make anti-dowry law compoundable

The government on Wednesday said that it is planning to make offences under the anti-dowry law compoundable by amending a specific provision in it.

Man cancels marriage on receiving SMSes about bride's affair

A police complaint has been filed against a man for calling off his wedding at the last minute here after receiving SMSes about his fiancee's past love affair, police said on Friday.

Bihar woman sells 15-day-old to arrange for dowry

 In a shocking incident, an elderly woman allegedly sold her infant grandson for Rs.50,000 to arrange for dowry for her daughter`s marriage in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district, police said Saturday.

21-yr-old killed for dowry in Odisha

A 21-year-old woman was strangulated to death allegedly by her husband for dowry in Utraula area, police said on Sunday.

Khap mahapanchayat pledges to stop honour killing, dowry

In a significant move, the 'Sarv Jatiya Khap Mahapanchayat' (all castes' council) in Haryana here on Sunday took a pledge to oppose honour killing and prevent dowry system in the state.

Woman threatens to immolate herself before Akhilesh Yadav's residence

A 22-year-old woman on Sunday threatened to immolate herself in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence if action is not taken against six persons, including her husband and mother-in-law, accused of harassing her for dowry.

Chinese-Aussie love marriage stuck over 'dowry' demand

A proposed love marriage between an Australian man and his Chinese fiancee is stuck over a hefty dowry demanded by the girl's parents as 'bride price', a custom in several countries.

Government may amend Dowry Act

Government to amend the Dowry Act in the section 498A of the Indian Penal Code.

Dowry demand: Groom refuses to turn up for his wedding

A groom refused to turn up for his wedding because his dowry demands were not met.

Woman killed for dowry in Bihar

A 28-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her husband on dowry demand at Jogibigha in Nawada district of Bihar, police said on Sunday.

Delhi court frees husband in dowry death case, says he was a victim

A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the charges of cruelly treating his wife for dowry and compelling her to commit suicide, saying he was a "victim of circumstances" and that no evidence was found to establish that he harassed her.

UP: Bride refuses to marry after groom’s family demands dowry

A girl named Madhuri in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba refused to get married after groom Subhash's family demanded dowry.

Cases against 12 for dowry in Haryana

A case has been registered against 12 persons in two separate dowry-related cases, police said on Saturday.

Goa lady magistrate booked for dowry harassment

A woman magistrate of a trial court is among three family members who have been booked in a dowry harassment case, police said on Wednesday.

Muslim cleric in Bihar opposes dowry

A Muslim cleric in Bihar has opposed a demand for dowry and issued a fatwa against organising dinner or lunch with the money received from bride's family.

Man, relatives get 2 yr-jail term for harassing wife for dowry in Delhi

A man facing trial for cruelly treating his wife for dowry has been sentenced to two years in jail by a Delhi court which observed that as a husband it was his responsibility to keep her happy but he instead "victimised her".

Woman poisoned to death by in-laws in Muzaffarnagar

A 28-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her in-laws for dowry at Buara village under Khatoli Police Station in the district, police said on Monday.