Former CJI J S Verma cremated

The mortal remains of former CJI JS Verma was consigned to flames in the presence of prominent political leaders and those from legal fraternity.

President Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to anti-rape bill

President Pranab Mukhejee on Wednesday gave his assent to the anti-rape bill which provides life term or even death for repeat offenders of rape. The bill was brought before the President after it was cleared by the Parliament.

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.

Anti-rape bill: Party`s promise fulfilled, says Congress

Welcoming the passage of anti-rape bill by Parliament, Congress Thursday thanked the government for delivering on the party`s promise in this regard.

MPs question efficacy of anti-rape bill

MPs Thursday raised questions over efficacy of the system in dealing with cases of sexual crimes committed by influential people like politicians as the anti-rape bill had no such provision.

Anti-rape bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

The anti-rape bill, brought against the backdrop of the outrage over Delhi gang-rape, will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Anti-rape bill new, progressive: Shinde

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday termed as "new" and "progressive" the Criminal Law Amendment Bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha passes anti-rape bill, age of consent stays at 18

The Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday passed the anti-rape bill, while maintaining the age for consensual sex at 18 years.

Parties protest no-invite to meeting on anti-rape bill

Irked over not being invited for a meeting on the anti-rape bill, six regional and small parties Tuesday took "strong exception" to this and asked the PM to ensure that all parties are invited at these crucial meetings in future.

BJP to support anti-rape Bill

BJP on Tuesday said it will support the government in passing the anti-rape Bill by voting in its favour.

Anti-rape bill tabled in Lok Sabha

The proposed anti-rape bill, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week, has been introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Govt relents, keeps age of consent for sex at 18

Under pressure from various opposition parties, the Union Cabinet on Monday agreed to keep the age of consent for sex at 18 years from 16.

Anti-rape bill to face hurdles in Monday’s all-party meet

Proposed bill which seeks to hand down stringent punishment for crimes against women, including rape and acid attack, and lower age of consent for sex to 16, is to face hurdles in all-party meeting.

Mental retards recommended anti-rape bill: SP

The bill also uses the term `rape` which will be gender- specific, in contrast to the gender-neutral `sexual assault` as proposed in the ordinance. This means only men can be booked for the crime.

Union Cabinet clears anti-rape bill, stalking made a non-bailable offence

The final draft of the anti-rape bill was cleared by the Cabinet on Thursday.

Revised anti-rape bill set to clear Cabinet hurdle

The Union Cabinet is expected to clear the anti-rape bill on Thursday a day after the EGoM finalised changes to the controversial provisions of the draft.

Shinde confident that Anti-Rape Bill will be passed soon

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday expressed confidence that the bill, which seeks to make punishment for crime against women more stringent, will be passed in the Budget session.