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  • Delhi reported maximum rape cases, murders among metros in 2020: NCRB data Sep 16, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Delhi reported maximum rape cases, murders among metros in 2020: NCRB data

    Altogether, 1,849 murder cases and 2,533 rape cases were reported across the country in 2020, a year that witnessed COVID-19 outbreak and lockdowns, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data showed.

  • Mysuru gang-rape case cracked, 5 labourers from Tamil Nadu arrested Aug 28, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Mysuru gang-rape case cracked, 5 labourers from Tamil Nadu arrested

    "As per preliminary interrogation, one of them is a juvenile -- a 17-year-old -- subject to confirmation."

  • Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy remanded in custody on rape charges Aug 27, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy remanded in custody on rape charges

    The 27-year-old appeared at Chester Magistrates' Court in north west England to face accusations brought by three complainants.

  • Sexual intercourse or any sexual act by husband not rape even if by force, says Chhattisgarh HC Aug 26, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Sexual intercourse or any sexual act by husband not rape even if by force, says Chhattisgarh HC

    However, the Chhattisgarh HC ordered that charges be framed against the man under Section 377 of IPC for his act of making unnatural physical relations with his wife, LiveLaw has reported.

  • Facing flak, Goa CM Pramod Sawant says his remarks on rape victims 'taken out of context' Jul 30, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    Facing flak, Goa CM Pramod Sawant says his remarks on rape victims 'taken out of context'

    Four men, one of them a driver with the agriculture department, allegedly posed as policemen and raped two girls after beating up the boys who were with them on Benaulim beach on Sunday.

  • Kerala HC permits abortion of 15-week plus pregnancy of mentally challenged rape victim Jul 27, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    Kerala HC permits abortion of 15-week plus pregnancy of mentally challenged rape victim

    The high court permitted the Government Mental Health Centre and the Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital, both in Thiruvananthapuram, to carry out the medical termination of pregnancy.

  • Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in California Jul 22, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in California

    Sheriff’s deputies brought the 69-year-old convicted rapist into court in a wheelchair. He was wearing a brown jail jumpsuit and face mask. Attorney Mark Werksman entered the plea for the disgraced movie mogul a day after Weinstein was extradited to California from New York, where he was serving a 23-year prison term.

  • #MeToo: What we can learn from the Bill Cosby case Jul 03, 2021 04:28 AM IST

    #MeToo: What we can learn from the Bill Cosby case

    To learn that comedian Bill Cosby, 83, has gotten away because of a legal loophole feels like a giant leap backwards.

  • “My cousin was raped, killed in West Bengal – social media made it a political issue” Jun 10, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    “My cousin was raped, killed in West Bengal – social media made it a political issue”

    Last month, a 20-year-old student was raped and killed in her own home in West Bengal. Elements on social media misused the news for political propaganda.

  • Doctor-actor Lakshmi Devy on gender violence and her fearless directorial debut Apr 06, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    Doctor-actor Lakshmi Devy on gender violence and her fearless directorial debut

    Indian-American actor and filmmaker Dr Lakshmi Devy is sending out a strong message of women’s empowerment through her directorial debut.

  • Pakistan court condemns two men to death in highway rape case Mar 21, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    Pakistan court condemns two men to death in highway rape case

    Prosecutor Hafiz Asghar said verdict in the closely watched, six-month trial of Abid Malhi and his accomplice Shafqat Ali was issued inside the prison where it was held in Lahore

  • Pornhub announces changes after report alleging videos of abuse Dec 09, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    Pornhub announces changes after report alleging videos of abuse

    "Going forward, we will only allow properly identified users to upload content. We have banned downloads," Pornhub added.

  • UP Congress calls for statewide protest against detention of Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Oct 01, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    UP Congress calls for statewide protest against detention of Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

    The in-charge of the party administration, Siddhartpriy Srivastava, here in a letter said all district and city unit presidents have been asked to hold immediate dharnas against the behaviour of the UP Police, which detained the leaders.

  • Like Sita had to give 'Agni Pariksha', Hathras woman's body was put on pyre: Mamata Banerjee Oct 01, 2020 04:54 PM IST

    Like Sita had to give 'Agni Pariksha', Hathras woman's body was put on pyre: Mamata Banerjee

    "If a crime takes place, action has to be taken within 72 hours, as we have done. What kind of an administration is this where the body of the woman was cremated in the dead of the night while no proceedings were initiated (against the accused)," Mamata Banerjee added.

  • Forensic report revealed Hathras woman was not raped: UP Police Oct 01, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    Forensic report revealed Hathras woman was not raped: UP Police

    Citing a forensic science laboratory (FSL) report, ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said the cause of her death is an injury on the neck and trauma resulting due to it.

  • Impose president's rule in Uttar Pradesh, says Mayawati over Hathras, Balrampur incidents Oct 01, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Impose president's rule in Uttar Pradesh, says Mayawati over Hathras, Balrampur incidents

    Referring to the deaths of two young women in Hathras and Balrampur regions in the state, Mayawati said the incidents are reminiscent of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case in Delhi.

  • Hathras-like incidents won't be tolerated in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray Oct 01, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    Hathras-like incidents won't be tolerated in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray

    Uddhav Thackeray's statement comes amid a nationwide outrage over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras on Tuesday, days after she was raped by four men on September 14.

  • Hathras gangrape victim was referred to AIIMS, not Safdarjung hospital, says Aligarh medical college principal Oct 01, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    Hathras gangrape victim was referred to AIIMS, not Safdarjung hospital, says Aligarh medical college principal

    "We are not in a position to explain as to why the patient was taken to the Safarjung hospital in New Delhi when we had referred her to the AIIMS,” Professor Shahid Ali Siddiqui said.

  • Hathras rape case | Is justice sought only for actress, asks Sanjay Raut Sep 30, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    Hathras rape case | Is justice sought only for actress, asks Sanjay Raut

    Speaking to reporters, Sena MP Sanjay Raut questioned the "hue and cry" generated by certain sections over the demolition of a "house roof" of an actress, an apparent reference to Kangana Ranaut.

  • Hathras victim earlier raped by some beasts, yesterday entire system raped her: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Sep 30, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    Hathras victim earlier raped by some beasts, yesterday entire system raped her: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    The body of the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday, a fortnight after she was gang-raped, was cremated in Hathras in the early hours of Wednesday.

  • Hathras gangrape: Congress questions 'silence' of PM Modi, BJP women leaders; terms UP 'crime capital' Sep 29, 2020 07:39 PM IST

    Hathras gangrape: Congress questions 'silence' of PM Modi, BJP women leaders; terms UP 'crime capital'

    The Opposition party’s attack on the Centre and the state government came after a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras died at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi Tuesday morning, days after she was allegedly raped by four men.

  • Matter of shame for country, govts: Arvind Kejriwal on Hathras gangrape incident Sep 29, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Matter of shame for country, govts: Arvind Kejriwal on Hathras gangrape incident

    The 19-year-old Dalit woman died at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday morning, days after being raped by four men in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, a senior police officer said.

  • Unbecoming of an Indian woman to fall asleep after rape: Karnataka HC Jun 25, 2020 06:51 PM IST

    Unbecoming of an Indian woman to fall asleep after rape: Karnataka HC

    Upon being questioned why she consumed alcohol with the accused after the incident and let him spend the night, the woman claimed that she had fallen asleep

  • Punjab: Two ashram heads held for raping women May 19, 2020 07:50 AM IST

    Punjab: Two ashram heads held for raping women

    According to the women, they were earlier allegedly raped by two disciples of the ashram -- Suraj Nath and Nachtar Nath.

  • Legal Matters | Why does the police enjoy immunity against misconduct? Mar 31, 2020 10:46 AM IST

    Legal Matters | Why does the police enjoy immunity against misconduct?

    Fifteen years later, States have still not complied with the Supreme Court directions on police reforms. Consequently, accountability is a concept that is almost alien to law enforcement in India.

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