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Delhi court sentences 7-year jail to youth for raping minor girl

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 14:36

A youth convicted for raping a 16-year-old girl here has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a Delhi court which held that the testimony of the victim was "trustworthy".

Reconsider decreasing age of juvenile: Experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 22:01

There is a need to reconsider the decision to allow treatment of juvenile offenders as adults and instead look for solutions within the existing juvenile justice system, experts said here Wednesday.

UP registers 55 percent rise in rape cases in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 18:01

Under the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh has recorded a steep rise in the number of rape cases in 2013 as compared to the previous year.

Treat juveniles accused of rape on par with adults: Maneka Gandhi

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:46

Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday favoured treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders.

33,707 rape cases registered in India in 2013, MP tops list

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:17

Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of rape cases, followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, in 2013 across the country which witnessed over 33,707 such incidents.

Won`t lose, will work hard for people of UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 13:25

Under attack from several quarters over rising rape cases and deteriorating law and order situation in his state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday that he wont succumb to his criticism and continue to work hard for the people in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP set to corner SP in Parliament over rising rape cases in UP

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 12:29

With the Parliament resuming its normal business, the ruling BJP is set to corner the Samajwadi Party led By Mulayam Singh Yadav over rising incidents of crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh.

Rape victims` statement be recorded directly by judicial magistrate: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 22:38

The Supreme Court has ruled that rape victims` statement be directly recorded by a judicial magistrate instead of police officials to cut short protracted proceedings.

Army jawan, man held in rape cases in J&K

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 18:36

Two persons, including an Army jawan, were arrested in connection with two alleged cases of rape in Jammu and Rajouri districts, police said on Sunday.

Over 23,000 rape cases pending HCs; 309 in apex court

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 14:56

Nearly 24,000 rape cases are pending in various high courts of the country while more than 8000 of them have been disposed of in the last three years, government said today.

Court asks police to probe rape charge against BJD MLA

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:48

A court has directed police to enquire into a complaint of rape against a ruling BJD MLA and his associate in Odisha.

Rape cases doubled, molestation rose six times since Dec 16

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 13:08

Under severe attack after the December 16 gang rape, Delhi police took a slew of steps like setting up helplines and women help desks at police stations to ensure women`s safety but there is no let up in the crimes against them which have actually increased during the period.