Public servant facing criminal case cannot be reinstated: HC

The Madras High Court has ruled that a public servant facing criminal case and suspended for corruption charges cannot claim reinstatement in service during the pendency of the case.

Muslim Personal Law can`t override criminal law: Court

Holding that Muslim Personal Law cannot "override" criminal law, a Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of a Muslim man, accused of kidnapping and raping his 17-year-old lover belonging to the same community.

Govt ready for a debate on redefining age of juvenile

Amid conflicting views on whether there is a need to revisit the definition of juvenile, the Centre said it was ready for a debate on the issue.

Boston suspect`s widow hires criminal lawyer

The quest to find a resting place for the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev drags on.

C`garh CM against lowering of age for consensual sex

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has opposed the Centre`s move to lower the age of consensual sex from 18 to 16 years stating that it is "inappropriate" in a country like India.

WCD against lowering age of consensual sex from 18 to 16

The proposal to lower the age of consensual sex from the present 18 years to 16 continued to be the sticking point at the meeting of GoM.

10 yrs jail for retired cop for raping woman in police station

A retired Delhi Police official has been sent to 10 years in jail for repeatedly raping a widow in a police station 15 years ago.

Rise in crimes against women a ‘matter of shame’: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hoped Parliament would "urgently" pass amendments to strengthening criminal laws in this regard.

None of Justice Verma panel recommendations rejected: Chidambaram

The government defended its decision to come out with an ordinance on sexual assault, saying it has an open mind to other suggestions that might follow.

China considers legalising secret detentions

The law would effectively legalise the forced disappearance of dissidents.