Govt plans to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide

The Home Ministry is in the process of effacing Section 309 of IPC, under which anyone attempting to commit suicide is punishable with a jail term of up to one year and fine, and discussions in this effect are on.

Dehradun woman duped of Rs 1.30 cr by her Facebook friend

As they always say, choose your friends wisely. And when it comes to friendships on social networks, you ought to be extra vigilant else you can land in trouble. A glaring case of this has recently come into light.

Cyber crime numbers surge along with advance in technology!

Technology may have made lives easier for people, but it has also added to their woes with criminals adopting various innovative means to defraud people.

Kicking daughter-in-law amounts to cruelty: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that kicking a daughter-in-law amounts to an offence of cruelty punishable under Section 498A of IPC and allowed the trial of in-laws on a complaint of a woman alleging torture by them.

Senior Bihar police officer opts for blue beacon

A senior Bihar police officer, who introduced the concept of emergency bells, has removed yellow beacon lights from his official vehicle and will use blue lights instead.

Homophobia came into India, not homosexuality, says Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth said political parties that favour this ruling should know that homophobia came into India and not homosexuality.

Charges framed against Balkrishna in fake passport case

A special CBI court here has framed charges against yoga guru Ramdev`s close aide Balkrishna for obtaining a passport on the basis of fake documents.

NIA tells HC it cannot investigate Dabholkar`s murder

The NIA on Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that it cannot probe into the murder of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar.

Muzaffarnagar violence: 85 booked for rioting

A case has been registered against 85 persons, including a Khap council head and his two sons, for their alleged involvement in the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas.

Anti-Sikh riots: HC seeks CBI`s reply on plea against verdict

Delhi High Court on Monday sought the response of CBI and the two persons, who were sentenced to three years in jail for rioting in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, on the plea of victims` families.

‘Victim`s version enough to nail assault accused’

The Bombay High Court has held that in cases of outraging modesty of women, the evidence tendered by the victim should be sufficient to nail the accused and it was not necessary to seek corroboration.

Mahesh Kumar agreed to pay Rs 10 crore to become Member (electrical): CBI

Mahesh Kumar, main accused in bribery case in which Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal`s nephew was arrested, was "not interested" in becoming Member (staff) of Railway Board, CBI said.

16 years consent age for sex existed in IPC, 1860: Shinde

Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday cited the 153-year-old IPC to defend his proposal for lowering the consent age for sex to 16 years.

Security for VVIPs to help take "bold" decisions: DP tells SC

If Delhi Police is to be believed, security is provided for VVIPs not because of their status or any specific threat but to "facilitate" bold and impartial decision making by them.

Adarsh: CBI to add stringent sections of IPC

14 accused in Adarsh Housing Society scam might land in more trouble, as the CBI told a special court that it might add stringent sections of the IPC.

EC opposes statutory backing to poll code

The Election Commission opposed any move to provide statutory backing to the Model Code of Conduct, saying the present system was working fine.

Kripa asset: Police to seek help from I-T, ED

An FIR under relevant sections of the Prevention of
Corruption Act and the IPC was registered against Singh.

Youth jailed for stealing rickshaw and Rs 1,000

A youth has been sentenced to four
years in jail and fined Rs 6,000 by court for stealing a man`s rickshaw and Rs 1,000.

SP activists booked under IPC in Muzaffarnagar

A case against 25 Samajwadi Party activists including a city president was registered for
allegedly violating prohibitary orders issued during the March
9 agitation, police said.

IPC may have to be amended to check corporal punishment: NCPCR

In the wake of alleged suicide
by a student in Kolkata after being canned by his principal, a
child rights body may push for amending the IPC to ensure that
anyone involved in corporal punishment does not get away.