World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 3, 2013
Swedish police have warned of a growing trend of teenage gang rapes, often filmed or photographed on smartphones, as a high-profile case under a new rape law opened in the capital on Tuesday.
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday November 29, 2013
Tarun Tejpal's lawyers sought bail for him by saying that "He is not running away, will face the trial."
India | Nishtha Gautam | Friday September 13, 2013
I protested at Raisina Hills in December along with thousands of others against the state apathy and a complete breakdown of law and order in our society which was brought to light by the Delhi gang rape. While the majority was baying for the blood o...
Cities | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Friday September 6, 2013
A Bangalore court today sentenced six men to life term on charges of raping a 21-year-old college student last year.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 17, 2013
A legal expert at a top Chinese university has inflamed controversy over a gang-rape case by calling the act less harmful if the victim was a bar waitress.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 25, 2013
Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet in a city court against two men for brutally raping a five-year-old girl two months ago, under stringent provisions of newly enacted law for protection of children which entails maximum punishment of life imprison...
People | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday April 23, 2013
Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma was the architect of a report that became instrumental in shaping a new, stronger anti-rape law in the country.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 22, 2013
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said an all-party meeting should be held to suggest amendments to tackle any shortcomings in the anti-rape law and also called for death penalty in cases of barbaric rapes.
India | Edited by Mala Das | Monday April 22, 2013
The Rajya Sabha is discussing security for women, not very far from where angry demonstrations are being held in New Delhi to protest against the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl last week.
India | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday April 22, 2013
In an effort to ensure that the Rajya Sabha functions, Chairman Hamid Ansari has offered structured debates on all issues that the opposition wants to raise. He has already allowed a discussion on growing crime against women after the Opposition crea...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 3, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the anti-rape bill, providing enhanced punishment for rape, making stalking and voyeurism criminal offences and fixing the age of consent for sex at 18.
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Monday March 25, 2013
A 55-year-old ward boy of a government-run hospital in Ulhasnagar became perhaps the first accused in the city to be booked under the tough new anti-rape law, which was passed by Parliament last week. Officers of the Central police station in Ulhasna...
India | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Thursday March 21, 2013
The Rajya Sabha today passed a law to provide stricter punishment for rape and other sexual crimes against women, two days after it was cleared by the Lok Sabha.
India | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Wednesday March 20, 2013
After putting up an embarrassing show when the Lok Sabha debated the anti-rape bill yesterday, the Congress has instructed all its legislators to be present in the Rajya Sabha when the draft law to punish rape and other sexual crimes against women is...
India | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The Lok Sabha this evening cleared a draft law to punish rape and other sexual crimes against women, introduced in the wake of the fatal gang-rape of a student on a Delhi bus.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday March 19, 2013
The new anti-rape bill, which seeks to provide stricter punishment for rape and other crimes against women, has finally been tabled in Parliament today. The bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu; edited by Mala Das | Tuesday March 19, 2013
New laws to punish rape and other crimes against women will be shared with Parliament today for discussion and debate. After a meeting with political leaders earlier on Monday, the cabinet cleared the anti-rape bill the same evening - the age of cons...
India | Sunil Prabhu | Thursday March 14, 2013
Though different political parties have professed that protecting women with tougher laws that punish sexual offences is a top priority, a new law that aims to do just that may be delayed.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday March 13, 2013
A group of ministers assigned to finalise tough new anti-rape laws have decided that the age of consent will be lowered from 18 to 16 years; voyeurism and stalking will be non-bailable offences and that there will be no punishment for false cases fil...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Wednesday March 13, 2013
With a 24-hour deadline looming, a Group of Ministers or GoM headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram is racing against time as it meets today to attempt a consensus on the proposed anti-rape law.