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Cow killers get stricter punishment than errant drivers: Delhi Court

A Delhi court drew a unique analogy over enhancement of punishment in road accident death cases, observing that an errant driver gets a maximum jail term of two years while a cow killer's sentence ranges from five to 14 years.

Progress in education but crimes against women high: Justice R Banumathi

Crimes against women are on the rise and respect for them on the decline despite the progress made by them in education.

Dowry menace: Woman burnt to death by in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district

Dowry menace: Woman burnt to death by in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district

Amid growing concern over the level of violence against women in the country, a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district was burnt to death by her in-laws for not bringing a SUV in dowry.

A student commits suicide every hour in India

Every hour, one student commits suicide in India, according to 2015 data (the latest available) from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Only 1 in 100 sexual assaults in Karnataka ends in conviction

Nationwide, one in 10 such cases ended in conviction, 10 times better than Karnataka`s record.

3 die every 10 minutes in road accidents; up 9% in 4 years

State highways, three per cent of India`s road length, contributed to 25 per cent of road accidents and 28 per cent of deaths due to road mishaps.

UP reports maximum cases of crime against Dalits

Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of cases of crime against members of the Schedule Caste community with 8,358 instances in 2015, according to National Crime Records Bureau data.

Crime capital? 'Delhi most unsafe city for senior citizens'

Crime capital? 'Delhi most unsafe city for senior citizens'

Delhi has been categorised for the second consecutive year as the most unsafe city for senior citizens in 2015, the latest data from "Crime in India" report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.

Marginal decline in crimes against women, crimes against children up: Report

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday released the 63rd edition of ‘Crime in India' report for the year 2015, which showed a marginal decline in crimes against women, while crimes against children showed an increase.

Govt to strengthen anti-terror laws, apparatus

With terrorists widely using social media for their propaganda and new threats emerging, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the NDA government is working on strengthening the anti-terror laws and providing legal protection for undercover operations.

UP, Bihar, Rajasthan: Worst states for women, J&K catching up

UP, Bihar, Rajasthan: Worst states for women, J&K catching up

Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar are the worst states for women says an IndiaSpend analysis.

Alcohol kills an Indian every 96 minutes

The per capita consumption of alcohol in India increased 38 percent, from 1.6 litres in 2003-05 to 2.2 litres in 2010-12.

82,190 Muslim prisoners in jails by 2014

As many as 82,190 Muslim prisoners are lodged in different jails across the country by the end of 2014, Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday.

47% rise in juvenile crimes between 2010 and 2014: Govt

Juvenile crimes shot up by over 47 per cent beteen 2010 and 2014, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Three years of Nirbhaya gang-rape: Violence against women continues, say activists; parents oppose release of juvenile

Three years of Nirbhaya gang-rape: Violence against women continues, say activists; parents oppose release of juvenile

On the third anniversary of Nirbhaya gang-rape case, activists on Wednesday said that women continue to face violence in every sphere of life.

34 farmers, farm hands committed suicide every day in 2014

34 farmers and farm labourers committed suicide on an average every day in 2014, for reasons including indebtedness and crop failure, reflecting the deepening agrarian distress in several parts of the country.

Govt not to release data on Muslims in police force

Govt not to release data on Muslims in police force

The data on Muslims was first provided in 1999 during Atal Bihari Vajpayee led government.

Kota suicides: Coaching centres launch 24X7 helpline for distressed students

Kota suicides: Coaching centres launch 24X7 helpline for distressed students

Stung by the rising number of suicides in education hub Kota, around 40 coaching institutes have launched a 24X7 helpline to provide free counselling to the distressed students.