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Increase compensation to rape survivors up to Rs 10 lakh: SC to states

Increase compensation to rape survivors up to Rs 10 lakh: SC to states

The apex court said they should consider and formulate programmes for such victims in the light of the scheme framed in Goa.

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Two rape victims shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

Two rape victims were shot dead in separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The twin attacks were condemned by Opposition Congress which slammed the SP government for the “increasing lawlessness” in the State.

Two rape victims shot dead in UP, one was to appear in court 2 days later

Two rape victims shot dead in UP, one was to appear in court 2 days later

Two rape victims were shot dead on Sunday in separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh with one of them being fatally attacked just two days before she had to appear in a court as a witness in the case.

Malaysia's ethnic-Indian men say no to marrying rape victims

 In a short film shot as a social experiment, two out of three ethnic-Indian men in Malaysia have said that they would not marry rape victims as it would tarnish their family's "honour".

India's Daughter: BBC removes intn'l statistics from documentary

BBC has removed international statistics from the documentary 'India's Daughter', claimed British filmmaker Leslee Udwin.

Zee Media Special: Minor rape victims handling life threatening pregnancy

Three minor girls narrate their heart-wrenching story of rape and the subsequent life threatening pregnancy at a very young age!

Compensate rape victims in 24 hours, expedite induction of more cops: HC

Expressing displeasure over the current procedure of paying compensation to rape victims, the Delhi High Court ordered that the money be disbursed within 24 hours of the award.

Centre will set up special centres for rape victims: Maneka Gandhi

The Centre will set up special centres for rape victims in every district of the country to provide medical as well as legal help to them, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said here on Sunday.

Rs five lakh compensation each to Muzaffarnagar rape victims

The Uttar Pradesh government today announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to seven women, who were raped during Muzaffarnagar riots.

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

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.

Bangladesh HC bans male doctors from examining rape victims

Bangladesh`s High Court on Sunday banned male doctors from examining rape victims to save them from embarrassment.

Ecuadoran man lured 30 rape victims with job offers

Police in Ecuador arrested a man suspected of raping 30 women and said he lured his victims with job offers.

Prolonged exposure therapy more beneficial for rape victims than counselling

A new study has revealed that adolescent girls with sexual abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced greater benefit from prolonged exposure therapy (a type of therapy that has been shown effectiveness for adults) than from supportive counselling.

Rape victims` testimonies not always to be believed: SC

Rape victims` can be disbelieved if the allegations are not corroborated with evidence, the Supreme Court held on Thursday.

HC pulls up Maharashtra govt for not compensating to rape victims

The Bombay High Court on Monday pulled up the Maharashtra government for expressing its inability to provide compensation to victims of rape, sexual assault and acid attack.

`New decree in Pak regressive, insensitive to rape victims`

Pakistan`s top human rights watchdog on Friday expressed "alarm and disappointment" over a declaration by the Council of Islamic Ideology that DNA tests are not acceptable as primary evidence in determining rape cases.

LS Speaker for strict punishment to those ostracising rape victims

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Friday pitched for steps to help rape survivors recover from the trauma.

Judge who made rape remark not picked as justice in Jakarta

A candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court who suggested in a panel interview that rape victims might enjoy the act has not been selected for the post and may lose his job as a judge.

Rape victims from poor sections to get financial assistance

Rape victims who belong to economically poor sections may soon get financial assistance from government.