Try juveniles accused of rape as adults: MPs

Members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday expressed anguish over rising atrocities against women and children and demanded that juveniles accused of rape be tried like adults for this purpose.

Union Cabinet approves lowering juvenile age from 18 to 16 years for serious crimes

In a major decision the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved lowering of age of juveniles from eighteen to sixteen years.

Cabinet to take up amendments in Juvenile Justice Act today

The Union Cabinet will on Wednesday discuss a proposal which calls for giving more powers to the Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes such as rape is to be sent to a correctional centres or tried in a regular court.

Delhi gang-rape victim`s family unhappy with SC ruling, wants death for convicts

The family of the December 16 Delhi gang-rape victim is heavily disappointed with the Monday order of the Supreme Court staying the execution of two of the key convicts in the case and demanded a death penalty for them.

660 Nirbhaya Centres for women violence victims

At least 660 rape crisis centres will be established across the country and named as Nirbhaya centres, as a tribute to the victim of December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.

Delhi gang-rape was turning point: Nisha Pahuja on India release

India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, known for her 2012 documentary "The World Before Her", was asked to try the Indian market two years ago, but didn`t show much excitement then. After the Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape, she was however convinced it is time to show the film to Indian audiences.

Mulayam Singh Yadav`s rape remark: Where are Jaya Bachchan`s tears?

Although Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh`s remark over rape has come under severe criticism, the silence of former actress and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan over the matter is conspicuous.

Dec 16 gang-rape: SC extends stay on two convicts` execution

The Supreme Court today extended till April 14 the stay on the execution of death penalty of two of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case, asking for copy of certain documents.

Delhi earned tag of "rape Capital" after Dec 16 gang-rape: High Court

The "horrendous" crime of December 16 gang-rape and murder case earned Delhi the dubious distinction of being the "rape capital", the Delhi High Court observed on Thursday.

Dying declarations of Dec 16 victim not inconsistent: Court

There was no inconsistency in the three dying declarations of the December 16 gang-rape victim, the Delhi High Court today said while sending four convicts in the case to the gallows.

`December 16 gang-rape convicts should meet their ultimate fate`

The ultimate satisfaction will be when the convicts meet their ultimate fate, parents of the December 16 gang-rape victim Thursday said, reacting to the Delhi High Court verdict upholding death penalty to the four men.

Helpline working well, asserts Delhi government

Contracts of all the workers running the Women in Distress (181) helpline have been renewed and the helpline is functioning properly, Delhi government said on Tuesday.

SC reserves verdict on fresh interpretation of term `juvenile`

The Supreme Court n Wednesday reserved its verdict on the pleas seeking fresh interpretation of the term `juvenile` in the statute and leaving it to the criminal court, instead of Juvenile Justice Board, to determine the juvenility of an offender in heinous crimes.

Mirge`s remarks on women and rape `insensitive`: Praful Patel

NCP on Wednesday disassociated itself from the remarks on women and rape made by a member of Maharashtra Commission for Women belonging to the party, saying they are "insensitive".

Maharashtra women panel member blames girls for rape; likely to be sacked

The insensitivity towards women`s rights appears to be not just limited to uncouth men. Maharashtra State Women Commission member and NCP member Asha Mirje exhibited similar disposition when she blamed women for not being “careful”.

Delhi gang-rape victim`s father seeks death penalty for rapists

The parents of the 23-year-old girl, who was gang-raped in Delhi in December 2012, have advocated for corporal punishment to offenders in rape cases.

Never remain silent about rape: Parents of Delhi rape victim

The parents of the 23-year-old girl, who was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus in Delhi in 2012 on Sunday made an impassioned appeal to rape victims asking them not to remain silent and should not hesitate to fight.

Danish woman gang-rape: police custody of five accused extended

Five persons arrested in connection with the gang-rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist were on Monday sent in police custody till January 23 by a Delhi court.

Don`t quash FIRs in rape cases despite settlements: Delhi High Court

Observing that rape is a "heinous and serious offence" that cannot be left to the parties to compromise and settle, the Delhi High Court has said that the FIRs in such cases should not be quashed by the courts.

December 16 gang-rape:Convicts tell HC case made up at behest of MHA

Two of four death row convicts in December 16 gang-rape case told the Delhi High Court that the case against them was "not investigated but prepared at the behest of the MHA.