India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 4, 2015
In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that a child born out of rape will have inheritance rights over the property of the assaulter, the "biological father".
India News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 2, 2015
Women's rights activists hailed Thursday a Supreme Court ruling rejecting judge-ordered mediation between rapists and their victims, a legal move they said was common in the conservative country.
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With inputs from agencies) | Monday June 8, 2015
The Delhi Government today said that its circular on the two-finger test - a vaginal test for rape survivors -- that generated much controversy, had been "misinterpreted". Health Minister Saytendra Jain said the government would prefer to clarify that the test was "banned for sexual assault victims".
India News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Tasim Zahid | Sunday August 24, 2014
The families of the Badaun cousins- who were found hanging from a mango tree- have said that they will hang themselves from the same tree if "justice is not done in the case."
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 13, 2014
A 21 year-old-man was arrested in Madhavaram,Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu today for allegedly raping a minor girl after promising to marry her, police said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 21, 2014
After failing to exhume the bodies of Badaun rape victims for a fresh autopsy, the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI has now decided to send their personal belongings and vaginal swabs for DNA analysis at a laboratory in Hyderabad.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 15, 2014
Girls below 18 years of age have been the victims in most of the rape cases in the capital and the majority of such cases have happened in residences or involved men known to them, says a study by Delhi Police.
India News | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas (with inputs from PTI) | Tuesday July 8, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to exhume the bodies of two young girls who were found hanging from a tree in a small village in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, in May this year.
Cheat Sheet | Devesh Kumar | Monday June 2, 2014
Even before the nationwide outrage over the abduction and gangrape of two sisters in Badaun could die down, father of one of the victims today alleged that close associates of the accused, all belonging to the dominant caste of their village, had threatened to unleash another wave of terror once media attention on the case subsided. "They say, once...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 1, 2014
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan will visit Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow and meet family members of the two girls who were gangraped and murdered.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 23, 2014
About one in five women in the US has been raped in her life time, with nearly half of the victims subjected to sexual assault before the age of 18, a White House report said today.
Delhi News | Edited by Ashish Mukherjee | Saturday April 20, 2013
There was outrage in India today over the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi, who is now in critical condition in hospital. The Delhi Police has suspended two officers for allegedly misbehaving with her father, who says he was offered Rs 2000 by cops to buy his silence.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 19, 2013
Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj today expressed concern over the brutal rape of a five-year-old in the national capital and police atrocities on some women protesting the incident.
Delhi News | NDTV.com | Friday April 19, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his shock over a five-year-old girl's brutal rape in the capital. A statement released by the Prime Minister's Office says that the PM is deeply disturbed by the incident. Here is the full statement issued by the PMO:
Delhi News | Reported by Alok Pandey; Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Agencies) | Saturday April 20, 2013
A five-year-old who was kept hostage, mutilated and raped by her neighbour, is fighting for her life at Delhi's famous AIIMS hospital. Doctors say she is now conscious, but still in critical condition.
Delhi News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from Reuters) | Friday April 19, 2013
Delhi rape: A five-year-old who was kept hostage, mutilated and raped by her neighbour, is fighting for her life in Delhi. The barbarous attack on her- she was violated with pieces of a candle and a bottle- have outraged the city, triggering large protests against politicians and the police at the hospital where she was being treated.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 4, 2013
Home Secretary R K Singh has expressed his regret to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for the gaffe of disclosing the names of the victims of the Bhandara rape incident in Rajya Sabha over which the Minister faced huge embarrassment.
India News | Agencies | Thursday January 24, 2013
The Justice Verma committee today recommended the strict enforcement of sexual assault laws, faster rape trials and changes to the country's antiquated penal code to protect women in the wake of a fatal gang rape in New Delhi last month.
India News | Written by Rahul Joglekar; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday January 8, 2013
As the five men accused of raping the 23-year-old medical student appeared in a Delhi court today, many in India are looking for answers. How can our cities be safe for women? What is it like for victims of rape elsewhere? Are there any lessons from another country? These are questions that refuse to go away.
India News | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Friday January 4, 2013
Rehabilitation and compensation of rape victims, gender sensitisation of the police force and depiction of women across different media platforms are likely to be the focus of the meeting between the Centre and the Chief Secretaries and top cops of states in New Delhi today.
Noida News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 30, 2012
As the country mourned the death of Delhi rape victim, anniversary of the brutal Nithari killings that shook the nation's conscience six years ago remained a low-key affair, with the participation of city's bigwigs in remembering the victims missing this time.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 30, 2012
Total number of crimes reported in Hyderabad city rose to 16,776 in 2012 compared to 16,112 cases in last year, a top police officer said today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday November 29, 2012
Victims of rape, targeted acid attacks and human trafficking in Goa will be eligible for up to Rs.10 lakh as compensation, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 18, 2012
On a day when a Parliamentary panel visited Haryana to meet some of the rape victims and their families, yet another incident of crime against women in the state came to light, with a 50-year-old woman alleging gangrape by four unidentified persons in a village in Karnal district.