Blind students` caning: NHRC sends notice to Andhra Pradesh govt

The director and principal of a school for blind in Andhra Pradesh will be produced before a court, a day after they were arrested for beating up their students.

Indonesian women gang raped and faces caning, end of humanity !

An official says an Indonesian woman who was gang raped by men who accused her of having extramarital sex now faces possible public caning for violating Islamic law.

Indian-origin transsexual avoids caning, gets 14-month jail in Singapore

A Singaporean of Indian-origin, who underwent a sex change operation, was spared the cane but sentenced to 14 months jail.

Boat carrying 40 people overturns, rescue work on

A boat carrying 40 people on Wednesday overturned in Vidya river in South 24 Parganas district, police said. The boat was going from Gadkhali to Gosaba, one of the islands of Sunderbans.

Amnesty urges caning repeal in Indonesia`s Aceh

Amnesty said caning defies UN Convention against Torture ratified by country.

Caning case: La Mart principal, teachers get bail

The principal of La Martiniere School and four other teachers have been arrested by WB police.The principal and three teachers
of the La Martiniere school for boys, who were arrested this
morning in connection with the death of 13-year-old student
Rouvanjit Rawla, were granted bail by a court here but police
said the charge was not abetment to suicide.

Rouvanjit`s death hasn`t deterred beatings in WB

Six months after Class 8 student Rouvanjit Rowla hanged himself following a humiliating caning by the principal, teachers in West Bengal have not stopped thrashing students, with some even causing serious injuries.

Calcutta HC rejects anticipatory bail plea of La Mart `HRD visitor`

The Calcutta High Court today
rejected the anticipatory bail prayer of Ramesh Bhattacharya,
who was charged with impersonation for visiting La Martiniere
for Boys school here claiming to be representing the Union HRD
Ministry.

La Martiniere yet to appoint counsellor for students: Lawyer

La Martiniere for Boys, the
school in the eye of a storm following the suicide of a
student after he was caned by the principal, does not have a
counsellor as laid down in NCPCR guidelines.

Rouvan case: HRD team visits school, demands rpt

A Human Resources Development ministry team on Wednesday visited Kolkata`s La Martinere school and asked it to submit a report about the Rauvanjit Rawla suicide case.

La Marts authorities refuse to sack principal for caning

The authorities of La Martiniere
for Boys` School today refused to sack its principal for
caning a student who allegedly committed suicide four days
later last February.

Rouvan case: Church of N India defends principal

With the Church and alumni of
La Martinere School for Boys coming out in support of him,
principal Sunirmal Chakravarty today said he will not resign
in connection with the caning of a student.

Caning has no connection with Rouvan suicide: Church

The Church of North India (CNI)`s
Kolkata Diocese, which runs La Martinere School for Boys here,
today claimed the caning of Rouvanjit Rawla by the Principal
had no connection with the student`s suicide.

Rouvanjit case: Police yet to quiz principal

Kolkata Police Wednesday said it is yet to question the principal of La Martiniere for Boys School, a day after he expressed regret for caning a 13-year-old student who allegedly committed suicide.

Caning of La Martiniere student ‘callous’

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has termed as "callous" caning of a 13-year-old student of a leading school in Kolkata by its principal, allegedly driving the youth to commit suicide.

Indonesian couple face caning for adultery: Police

A couple caught having
extramarital sex in Indonesia were paraded naked through their
village, beaten by an angry mob and now face a public caning,
an official said on Thursday.

Malaysia beer-drinking model `escapes caning`

A model who faced caning
under Malaysia`s strict Sharia law for drinking beer has had
her sentence reduced to community service, her lawyer said
on Thursday.

Caning under Sharia law must be explained: Malaysian Deputy PM

Days after three Muslim women were whipped for having illicit sex, Malaysian Deputy Premier Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday said religious authorities must explain properly the issue of caning under Sharia law.

Caning helped deal with guilt, say Malaysian women

Three Malaysian women who were caned for having illicit sex have regretted their actions and plan to turn over a new leaf.

In a first, three women caned in Malaysia under Shariah law

Three Muslim women became the
first in this Islamic country to be caned for Shariah offences
after being found guilty of having illicit sex, Malaysian Home
Minister said on Wednesday.