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MHA seeks report from Samajwadi Party-led UP govt on Bulandshahr gangrape case

MHA seeks report from Samajwadi Party-led UP govt on Bulandshahr gangrape case

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday asked for a report from the Samajwadi Party led Uttar Pradesh Government on the Bulandshahr gangrape case.

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister`s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average -- over 10 years -- for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).

Congress condemns Gir Somnath Dalit assault, calls for action against accused

Congress called for strict action against all the accused of the Gir Somnath Dalit assault incident.

Court orders FIR against Sub Inspector

Additional District Judge Vivekanand Saran Tripathi directed filing of a case against Sub Inspector Vinod Kumar, in charge of Krishna Nagar outpost, for allegedly refusing to file an FIR in the case.

TMC councillor arrested for allegedly extorting money

A councillor of the ruling Trinamool Congress in Salt Lake area was arrested for his alleged involvement in extorting money from locals.

Woman alleges rape in moving car in Delhi

The police have registered a case under sections 365 (abduction) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code.

Court dismisses complaint against Arvind Kejriwal for calling PM Modi

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra rejected the complaint filed by advocate Pradeep Dwivedi saying the CM did not say anything to disturb the tranquillity of the state or to bring into hatred or contempt the government.

SC to pronounce verdict on pleas challenging criminal defamation today

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Friday its verdict on a batch of petitions including by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy challenging the constitutional validity of sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code providing for criminal defamation.

CBI to grill MHA Under Secretary Anand Joshi

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to question Under Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Anand Joshi, who stands accused of corruption and murky dealings with certain NGOs.

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.