Registration of migrant labourers mandatory in Ahmedabad

The Ahmedabad district administration on Monday issued a notification making it mandatory for all migrant labourers engaged in construction work to register themselves with the nearest police station. They are liable to be prosecuted if they fail to do so.

Just pouring kerosene on self not an attempt to suicide: Court

 A man accused of trying to commit suicide by pouring kerosene oil on himself at an MCD office here 16 years ago, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said it was "merely a preparation" to commit suicide and nothing more.

CPI-M blasts Fadnavis, Ramdev over 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' comment

The CPI-M on Monday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of violating his constitutional position by saying that those unwilling to say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' have no right to stay in the country.

10 guilty, three acquitted in Mumbai triple blasts case

A Special POTA Court on Tuesday held 10 people guilty in connection with the triple bomb blasts in Mumbai between December 2002 and March 2003 that killed at least 12 people and injured 139 others.

Obscene acts in private place not offence under Indian law: Bombay HC

Obscene acts in private place not offence under Indian law: Bombay HC

The Bombay high court has said that obscene act done in a private place is not a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code, quashing a case against 13 men who were arrested for allegedly indulging in obscene acts with women in a flat.

Sedition law: Can Modi govt do what Congress could not?

Among other things the arrest of JNU president Kanhaiya Kumar for alleged anti-national activities has brought the focus back is on the controversial sedition charge which under Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) prescribes a jail sentence from three years to life imprisonment for "whoe

Prez Pranab Mukherjee calls for thorough revision of IPC, says it still has some British enacted laws

Prez Pranab Mukherjee calls for thorough revision of IPC, says it still has some British enacted laws

There are many new offences which have to be properly defined and incorporated in the code, the president noted.

Samajwadi Party in damage control mode after child killed in celebratory fire by partymen

Samajwadi Party in damage control mode after child killed in celebratory fire by partymen

In a huge embarrassment to ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, an eight-year-old boy was killed in celebratory firing by party workers in Shamli district that led Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today to order the immediate removal of some of the area's top officers.

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation and decided to reopen a debate on Indian Penal Code's Section 377 that criminalises gay sex.

NIA to seek Pak help in cracking Pathankot terror attack case

The NIA will seek help of Pakistan in solving the Pathankot terror attack case once the identity of people contacted by the perpetrators has been established, the anti-terror probe agency's chief Sharad Kumar said on Tuesday.

Varanasi violence was pre-planned, says police

The violence and arson that rocked this holy city yesterday was "pre-planned" and the reason for instigation is being looked into, police said today.

Child Marriage Prohibition Act applies to Muslims too: Gujarat HC

The Gujarat High Court has ruled that Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) will apply to a Muslim person too, saying that those who obstructed changes in the Muslim personal law harmed the community's interests.

Sex with minor wife no rape? SC impleads NCW

The Supreme Court on Friday impleaded the National Commission for Women (NCW) as a party in the hearing of a petition that has challenged the constitutional validity of an exception in a rape law that says sexual intercourse with a wife not less than 15 years of age is not rape.

Can a Muslim man remarry without consent of first wife?

Can a Muslim man remarry without consent of first wife?

Does the Indian Penal Code (IPC) hold precedence over Muslim personal laws? Are Muslim men allowed to remarry without obtaining the consent of their first wife? Will this amount to bigamy under the IPC?

J&K High Court's beef ban hogs headlines

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court ban on the sale of beef in the state hogged the news headlines on Thursday with few realising that it was only the reiteration of an over 150-year-old law.

SC asks Centre about steps taken to make hate crime punishable

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to apprise it of steps it has taken to make hate crimes and racial violence punishable under the Indian Penal Code.

Zee Media Exclusive: Radhe Maa says 'my family is rich, I'm not after money'​

Zee Media Exclusive: Radhe Maa says 'my family is rich, I'm not after money'​

As a case has been registered under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code against Radhe Maa, the controversial 'godwoman' on Sunday defended herself. She even danced in a jubilant manner inside her ashram in Mumbai and introduced her family to the media. Many of her supporters were lifting her in their laps, also giving her pecks on the cheek.

Delhi court frees man in rape case, says can't be swayed by emotions

A married man accused of raping a divorced woman has been acquitted by a Delhi court after she turned hostile, saying "courts are not to be swayed by emotions" and one cannot be convicted if witnesses do not support the prosecution case.

Court dismisses plea of BSP leader Dhananjay Singh's wife

A court here on Tuesday dismissed the plea of former parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh seeking to also prosecute her two domestic helps for the murder of Rakhi Bhadra, a charge she is being tried for.

Vyapam scam: CBI files FIR against MP Governor's former OSD

 CBI today registered an FIR in Vyapam scam against former Officer on Special Duty of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and 37 others for alleged irregularities in selection of police officers.