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Sex assault on cruise ships `all too common,` US hearing told

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:03

Sexual assault is "far too common" on cruise ships serving US ports, despite the cheerful image of fun on the high seas promoted by cruise lines, a Senate committee heard Wednesday.

Woman stripped, assaulted in public in Bihar goes missing

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:39

The middle-aged woman, who was stripped and assaulted in public for allegedly kidnapping two men, went missing Monday from a Patna hospital where she undergoing treatment, officials said.

In 95% cases of rape in 2013, culprits known to victims: NCRB

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 18:12

In almost 95 out of every 100 cases of rape registered in the country last year, the culprits were known to their victims, according to a report by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).

India registers 400 cases under POSCO Act till March 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 17:17

A total 400 cases of sexual assault against children were reported across the country with Kerala registering 145, highest number of cases till March this year.

BSP leader`s son held in sexual assault case

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 04:26

Hyder Nasir, 24, son of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sheik Bahadur, was arrested here in a sexual assault case, registered against him and five others on a complaint by the victim, police said late Wednesday.

Neighbour acquitted of charge of sexually assaulting minor in Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:16

A man, who was accused of sexually assaulting and harassing his 11-year-old neighbour, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which held that the child was not a "reliable witness" as she changed her statement.

India-born doctor wins battle against deportation

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:34

An India-born doctor in Australia, convicted of sexually assaulting a patient, Friday won a court battle to overturn a ministerial decision to deport him.

SC refuses to grant bail to Asaram Bapu in rape case

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 14:07

In yet another set back for Asaram Bapu, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant bail to the controversial godman in a rape case filed against him.

Supreme Court grants bail to Tarun Tejpal in sexual assault case

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:38

The Supreme Court granted bail to Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case.

Australian PM `gutted and dismayed` at Harris verdict

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:14

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was "gutted and dismayed" Tuesday after entertainer Rolf Harris was convicted on 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls, as his home town moved to purge his memory.

TISS graduates held for sexual assault in Bihar, kins allege accusations false

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 09:42

Two interns of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who went to conduct a survey at a hospital in Muzzafarpur district of Bihar on behalf of their organisation, were accused of sexual assault by the hospital staff, beaten publicly and later handed over to police.

Man acquitted of charge of sexually assaulting minor

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:24

A man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the minor resiled from her statement and said that she made the allegations against him at the instance of an NGO official.