Court denies Rs 50,000 maintenance to woman

A Delhi court has denied Rs 50,000 as maintenance to a woman, who had claimed the amount from her husband in a domestic violence case, saying that generally in matrimonial disputes the aggrieved partner exaggerates the income of the estranged spouse.

Mentally ill women face increased risk of sexual assault

Despite public concern about violence being perpetrated by patients with mental illness, researchers have found that women with severe mental illness are more likely to face sexual assault and domestic violence.

Shabana starts work on short film on domestic violence
Shabana starts work on short film on domestic violence

 Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, who often raises her voice on gender issues, Saturday began work on a short film on domestic violence.

Domestic violence case: Court allows man to live in own house

A man, who had to vacate his flat after his wife obtained a restraining order against him in a domestic violence case, has been allowed by a Delhi court to reside in one room of the house as he had nowhere else to go.

Leander Paes denies all allegations against him by Rhea Pillai

Ace tennis player Leander Paes denied all allegations of domestic violence and harassment against him before the local metropolitan magistrate`s court here on Wednesday.

Gujarat: Domestic violence cases rise,conviction rate goes downhill

The number of domestic violence cases in Gujarat rose by 1154 to 7812 in 2013 with the conviction rate of just 2.30 per cent which is far below the national average in this category, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

NCW to be given powers to arrest?

Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to NCW in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place.

Lebanese wife-beater convicted under new law

A Lebanese man who beat his wife has been jailed for nine months in the first such conviction under a domestic violence law passed in April.

China`s Supreme Court overturns death sentence for victim of domestic violence: Lawyer

China`s top court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after years of violent abuse, her lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move activists say shows the government could be serious about battling domestic violence.

Man kills daughter after quarrel with wife in Odisha

A man in Odisha killed his five-year-old daughter and critically injured three family members after a quarrel with his wife, police said Monday.

Pakistani woman files dowry case against Indian husband

A Pakistani woman has filed a police complaint against her Indian husband alleging that she is being subjected to domestic violence over dowry demand.

Woman dies after husband sets her ablaze over domestic quarrel

A man allegedly set his wife ablaze after she went to her parents` place following a quarrel with him, police said Monday.

Fed up with frequent torture, woman kills husband in Nasik

A 30-year-old woman allegedly slit her husband`s throat and then strangulated him to death after being fed up with his constant torture, police said.

Indian-American millionaire beats girlfriend 117 times, but ducks jail

Gurbaksh Chahal, India-born CEO of RadiumOne, a Silicon Valley company focusing on real-time advertising across web, mobile and Facebook, has dodged jail time even after beating his girlfriend 117 times.

US top court rules domestic abusers can`t own guns

The US Supreme Court upheld a federal law Wednesday barring anyone convicted of even a minor domestic violence charge from ever owning a gun.

Sikh man found guilty of domestic violence, rape in New Zealand

A Sikh man was found guilty of domestic violence and sexual attacks against his Indian wife by a court in New Zealand.

Sikh man in New Zealand held guilty of domestic violence, rape

A Sikh man in New Zealand has been found guilty of domestic violence and rape by a court.

US voices concern over new Afghan law

A new draft law in Afghanistan is drawing international outcry amid concerns that it would greatly restrict prosecutions of domestic violence.

Hitting a woman shows cowardice, says Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan believes that men have to change first if we want to combat violence against women, domestic violence shows “cowardice”

It`s official! Alcohol use does lead to domestic violence

A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has suggested that alcohol use is more likely to lead to violence between partners than marijuana.