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Class 2 student raped in Delhi school

PTI   NEW DELHI A Class 2 student of a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) school was allegedly raped by an electrician in the institute’s premises, police said on Friday. Following the incident, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to Delhi police demanding details of the case. The NDMC too has ... Read More »

Parliament passes bill to restore SC, ST Act

IANS   NEW DELHI The Rajya Sabha on Thursday unanimously passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, which seeks to overturn a Supreme Court order that struck down the provision for immediate arrest of the accused booked under the Act. Since the Lok Sabha has already passed the bill, it is set to become ... Read More »

Bill in LS for use of DNA technology to crack tough criminal cases

IANS   NEW DELHI A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday for expanding the use of DNA-based forensic technology to crack difficult criminal cases such as rape, murder and human trafficking and establish identities of unclaimed dead bodies and victims of disasters. The proposed law will support and strengthen the justice delivery system in the country. Union ... Read More »

Bail provision approved in triple talaq bill

IANS   NEW DELHI The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared amendments to the triple talaq bill with the fresh version allowing a magistrate to give bail to the men found instantly divorcing their wives. According to the new provisions of the bill which is pending in the Rajya Sabha, instant divorce will continue to be illegal and void, attracting a ... Read More »

BJP trying to buy tribal votes: Mamata

IANS   JHARGRAM (WEST BENGAL) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of misguiding the tribal and scheduled caste communities in the state and trying to buy their votes by giving them cash before the elections. Without naming BJP, the Trinamool Congress supremo also hinted that the saffron outfit was orchestrating the infiltration of Maoists into ... Read More »

Heavy rain claims 26 lives in Kerala

PTI   THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday describing the situation as ‘very grim.’ The army and National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in affected areas in Idukki, Kozhikode, Waynad and Malappuram districts to assist ... Read More »

Must strengthen democratic institutions to maximise globalisation benefits: CJI

IANS NEW DELHI In order to seize the benefits of globalisation, developing countries need to strengthen and modernise their democratic institutions and public administration, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said here on Tuesday, adding that Indian judiciary was responding quite well to the emerging legal scenario by unhesitatingly borrowing from international judicial approaches. He cited the examples of ... Read More »

Karunanidhi laid to rest on Marina by his mentor’s side

IANS   CHENNAI DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi was buried beside his mentor C N Annadurai on the sands of Marina beach here on Wednesday after his party clinched a midnight legal battle as lakh of commoners wept, pushed and jostled for space to bid adieu to their leader, causing a stampede that killed two ... Read More »

Thailand court orders repatriation of Munna Jhingada aide of gangster Chhota Shakeel to India

NEW DELHI In a big win for India, a criminal court in Thailand on Wednesday ordered the repatriation of Sayyed Muzakkir Muddassar Hussain alias Munna Jhingada, who is believed to be a close associate of Pakistan-based gangster Chhota Shakeel. Dismissing Pakistan’s argument, the Thai court ruled that Jhingada is an Indian citizen and must be sent back to his country ... Read More »

AAP to give privilege notice against Rajnath for ‘misleading’ Parliament

IANS   NEW DELHI The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it will submit a privilege notice in the Lok Sabha against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for what it called “misleading” Parliament on its demand for Delhi’s full statehood. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday claimed that it had received no request from the city government to ... Read More »