Dowry

Nitish Kumar says, to invite me for marriage, speak out that no dowry has been taken

Nitish Kumar says, to invite me for marriage, speak out that no dowry has been taken

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on October 2 launched a campaign against dowry and child marriage 

Oct 09, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Bihar begins campaign against child marriage, dowry

A massive campaign against child marriage and dowry was launched in Bihar on Monday, officials said.

Oct 02, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
SC rules out immediate arrest in dowry cases, directs states to form family welfare committee

SC rules out immediate arrest in dowry cases, directs states to form family welfare committee

Putting an end to immediate arrests in dowry harassment cases, under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) , the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that police can not take 'coercive' action without conducting a preliminary inquiry. The court's order came in the wake of alleged misuse of the anti-dowry harassment law framed in 1983.

Jul 28, 2017, 06:59 AM IST

Dowry death: Three of family sentenced to 10 years jail in UP

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 each on the convicts.

Jul 26, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
UP: Woman attacked with knife by in-laws over property dispute in Vrindavan, brother-in-law arrested

UP: Woman attacked with knife by in-laws over property dispute in Vrindavan, brother-in-law arrested

In an another case of dowry-related violence, a woman was allegedly attacked with a knife by her in-laws over a property dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan.

Jul 19, 2017, 09:45 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh: Bride walks out of marriage after groom demands SUV

Angry over the sudden demand, the bride's family members closed the doors of the banquet hall, not allowing the groom's family to leave the venue.

Jul 17, 2017, 19:59 PM IST

Woman strangulated to death by in-laws for dowry in Uttar Pradesh

A 26-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her in-laws over dowry demand at Khampur village in the district, police said on Monday.

Jun 19, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
Wedding called off in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur over absence of beef dishes from menu

Wedding called off in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur over absence of beef dishes from menu

In a bizarre incident, a wedding was called off in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh by the bride's family after the groom's side cited absence of beef dishes from the menu. 

Jun 18, 2017, 09:48 AM IST
Father of Ph.D. student, who committed suicide in Delhi campus, says it was a mistake to send his daughter to IIT, should have saved money for dowry

Father of Ph.D. student, who committed suicide in Delhi campus, says it was a mistake to send his daughter to IIT, should have saved money for dowry

Manjula Devak was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room at 7:38 pm in Nalanda Apartments in the IIT-Delhi campus on Tuesday.

Jun 01, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Chhattisgarh: Groom arrested after bride files complaint over ''dowry demand''

The evil of dowry remains a menace till date in several parts of the country, but women are rising against the archaic practice and standing up for their rights.

May 30, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

Greater Noida: Married woman commits suicide by setting herself ablaze; in-laws booked for dowry

A married woman on Friday committed suicide by pouring kerosene oil and setting herself ablaze in Jewar Nagar here.

May 19, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Girl ends life as parents didn't have money to marry her off

Bemoaning the continuance of social evil of dowry in her Maratha community, a young girl from a village in Maharashtra on Friday committed suicide to "lessen" the burden of her poor father.

Apr 14, 2017, 21:27 PM IST
Hyderabad shocker: Woman ends life after alleging dowry harassment in video – Watch

Hyderabad shocker: Woman ends life after alleging dowry harassment in video – Watch

The victim had earlier complained to her parents that she was being harassed by her husband, mother-in-law and two sisters-in-law for additional dowry.

Apr 12, 2017, 16:59 PM IST

Dowry of Rs one crore 51 thousand given in Rajasthan village, bundle of notes flashed in public as proof - Watch viral video

Kotputli is a city and a municipality in Jaipur district in Rajasthan. 

Apr 10, 2017, 18:58 PM IST

Shocking! Video of Rajasthan man flaunting Rs 1.51 crore dowry goes viral

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Apr 10, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
'Man of action` Yogi Adityanath comes to the rescue of a woman facing torture over dowry

'Man of action` Yogi Adityanath comes to the rescue of a woman facing torture over dowry

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Tuesday took a quick action when a woman from Hardoi narrated the harrowing behaviour of her in-laws for dowry.

Mar 29, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
Maharashtra textbook shocker: 'Ugly or handicapped girls cause dowry demands`

Maharashtra textbook shocker: 'Ugly or handicapped girls cause dowry demands`

The reasoning appears in the textbook of Sociology under the title, "Major Social Problems in India" prescribed for Class 12 students in the state.

Feb 03, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt takes Re1 as dowry from wife's family

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt takes Re1 as dowry from wife's family

Jan 17, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

Former Odisha CM's son charges wife with harassment, extramarital affair

Sishir Gamang, son of former Odisha Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang, on Saturday charged his wife with harassment, torture of their minor son and an extramarital affair.

Oct 01, 2016, 17:17 PM IST
Denying sex to spouse for a long time mental cruelty, valid ground for divorce: Delhi High Court

Denying sex to spouse for a long time mental cruelty, valid ground for divorce: Delhi High Court

Putting an end to a nine-year-old marriage, the Delhi High Court has reiterated that denying sex to the spouse for a long time, without sufficient reason, amounted to mental cruelty and is a ground for divorce.

Sep 11, 2016, 10:39 AM IST