World | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 20, 2014
A proposed love marriage between an Australian man and his Chinese fiancee is stuck over a hefty dowry demanded by the girl's parents as 'bride price', a custom in several countries.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 1, 2014
A man, facing charges of dowry harassment, on Friday attacked his wife with a knife inside a court, which was to hear the case, and inflicted serious injuries on her, police said.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday September 22, 2014
A 25-year-old woman who was allegedly set ablaze by her father-in-law, a Deputy Superintendent of Tihar Jail, and her husband on Wednesday evening, succumbed to her injuries last night in New Delhi at Safdarjung Hospital.
NDTV Correspondent | Monday September 22, 2014
The iPhone 6 is certainly a much-desired product, enough that a brother has chosen to supplant the father's request for money as dowry.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 9, 2014
In a shocking case of cruelty, a 25-year-old married woman was allegedly kept locked up in a bathroom in Bihar's Darbhanga for the last three years by her husband and in-laws after she could not meet their dowry demands, police said today.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 7, 2014
Child marriage "is an evil worse than rape" and should be completely eradicated from society, a Delhi court has said while ordering registration of a case against a girl's parents for getting her married at a tender age.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 23, 2014
Fears about the inability to find a suitable groom for their daughters, along with the pressure to pay a huge sum of dowry, adds to the feeling of the girl child being a 'burden', says a United Nations report released on Tuesday.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 22, 2014
A man, along with his four family members, has been acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of cruelly treating his wife for dowry which led to her death.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday July 18, 2014
A woman was allegedly murdered by her husband and his family over dowry demands in Muzaffarnagar police said today.
Cities | Reuters | Tuesday July 8, 2014
Reports of crimes against women in India such as rape, dowry deaths, abduction and molestation increased by 26.7 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, government statistics showed on Monday.
India | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday July 2, 2014
The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the misuse of a law meant to target those guilty of dowry harassment and said people accused in such cases cannot be automatically arrested.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 4, 2014
A woman allegedly set herself ablaze along with her one-year-old daughter following atrocities over dowry demands in Pal Chandraha village, police said today.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 29, 2014
A man, along with his mother and two other family members, has been jailed for seven years by a Delhi court for the death of his wife following dowry demand with the judge saying the victim had been treated cruelly and had died in unnatural circumsta...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday May 26, 2014
A 28-year-old constable attached to prison department and his kin were arrested, for allegedly driving his wife to commit suicide over dowry harassment, police said today.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 25, 2014
A Canada-based Non-Resident Indian was today booked on the charges of alleged bigamy while three of his family members for harassing his wife for dowry, police said.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 24, 2014
A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment while his parents were awarded a 10-year jail term by a court in neighbouring Saharanpur district for killing his wife for dowry.
World | Press Trust of India | Friday May 23, 2014
An Australian politician has asked the Victorian government to introduce a ban on dowry, saying that such practices could lead to domestic violence.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 15, 2014
A 20-year-old student of Delhi University allegedly committed suicide after her boyfriend refused to marry her when she objected to his family's dowry demands.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 14, 2014
A woman was burnt alive allegedly by her husband for not fulfilling his dowry demands at Husainpur village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 6, 2014
A local court in Muzaffarnagar has sentenced four members of a family to two years of imprisonment for harassing a woman for dowry.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Nepalese police were searching for a husband and his parents after they allegedly set his pregnant wife on fire in a demand for dowry, an officer said Tuesday.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 1, 2014
A 32-year-old woman today committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad, allegedly after being consistently harassed by her husband for dowry.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 16, 2014
Taking a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party, Union minister Salman Khurshid today said that Congress supported Arvind Kejriwal and gave him eight MLAs in "dowry" but what could be done if the "groom" fled away.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 9, 2014
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man who called off his proposed marriage allegedly after his demand for hefty dowry was not met.