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Teacher arrested on corporal punishment charge in Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 19:27

A headmaster of a government-run school in Odisha`s Kendrapara district was arrested on charge of meting out corporal punishment to a student, police said on Sunday.

Lanka rights body recommends abolition of capital punishment

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:54

Sri Lanka`s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment.

Sexual harassment: man pleads guilty, gets lesser punishment

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:31

A 30-year-old man, convicted for sexually harassing a minor girl, has been sentenced to nearly six months in jail, a period he has already spent behind the bars, after he voluntarily pleaded guilty.

Man sentenced to 7 yrs jail for raping minor whom he married

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 09:36

A man has been sentenced to seven years in jail for raping a minor by a Delhi court which refused to take a lenient view towards him merely on the ground that he later got married to the girl.

Majithia completes religious punishment for distorting hymn

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:45

Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday completed his religious punishment which was awarded to him by Akal Takhat.

Rape remark: Mulayam Singh Yadav writes to NCW, says is against blanket death penalty

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 19:58

In the midst of controversy over his comments on rape, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday while replying to a notice by NCW stated that rape is a heinous crime and that rapists should be dealt with sternly.

Boys err at times, wrong to hang rapists: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 17:21

In a highly insensitive and controversial statement at the time when security of women is a major issue, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that it was wrong to give capital punishment to rapists.

Syrian Islamic extremists chop off thief`s hand, post grisly images on Twitter

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 13:08

Many Twitter users were in for a shock when a group of Islamic extremists live-tweeted images on Friday of a blindfolded man whose hand was being cut off as a punishment for robbery.

Congress, AIADMK clash in Lok Sabha on move to release Rajiv`s assassins

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 14:24

The move of the Tamil Nadu government to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case generated heat in Lok Sabha with Congress and AIADMK members clashing on the issue.

Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi an attack on soul of India: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:36

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the government is moving a review petition in the Supreme Court on “fundamental issues of law” arising from the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Digvijay Singh condemns Tamil Nadu govt`s decision to release Rajiv Gandhi`s killers

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 08:48

A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced her decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh condemned the move.

I am extremely happy, I thank CM Amma: Perarivalan`s mother

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 14:15

The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Wednesday said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.