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Update for the online era 21.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
For tighter provisions against ‘indecent’ portrayal of women
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HC notice to State on buildings on river bed 20.9.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganthan and Justice Uma Devi on Tuesday ordered notices to AP government to respond to the allegation of illegal ...
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Rebel MLAs 'distanced' themselves from AIADMK: Speaker 19.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs were disqualified as they "distanced" themselves from their party and fell "into the control of persons outside their party" besides aligning with the DMK, Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal has held while holding that they had "voluntarily given up their membership" of the AIADMK.
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India's first centre for Animal Law opened in Hyderabad 15.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Nalsar University of Law here has established India’s first Centre for Animal law. Union minister for Women and Child development Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the centre at the Shamirpet campus on Friday.Humane Society International will also play an important role in the functioning of the centre by steering and coordinate its activities.The centre will create curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research. It will also conduct workshops on animal laws and animal welfare issues with judicial magistrates, animal welfare advocates, law enforcement agencies and other
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India's first centre for Animal Law opens in Hyderabad 15.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Nalsar University of Law here has established India’s first Centre for Animal law. Union minister for Women and Child development Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the centre at the Shamirpet campus on Friday.Humane Society International will also play an important role in the functioning of the centre by steering and coordinate its activities.The centre will create curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research. It will also conduct workshops on animal laws and animal welfare issues with judicial magistrates, animal welfare advocates, law enforcement agencies and other
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Parties call for hybrid electoral system 11.9.2017 Hindu: National
BJP yet to submit views to House panel
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BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration: Full text 4.9.2017 TOI: India
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‘Govt must probe aged women’s assault’ 23.8.2017 TOI: Goa
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Infosys ADR holders complain to Sebi 22.8.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Legal experts fear such shareholder activism could turn into a class-action suit against Infosys
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Now, reporting crimes with just a click 21.8.2017 Deccan Herald - National
Reporting crime is now a click away with the government on Monday launching the national criminal tracking system with new facilities. The launch of digital police portal — www.digitalpolice.gov.in — under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) — a work in progress since 2009 — by Home Minister Rajnath Singh could also see the speeding up of passport verification process. In the portal, citizens can lodge a complaint or request for person and address verification of employees, tenants and nurses among others, and also seek permission for hosting public events. Besides, the portal will enable restricted access to law enforcement agencies on topics such as antecedent verification and make assessment of FIRs. Launching the portal, Singh said the Interoperable Criminal Justice System will be a useful resource for all stakeholders, including the policy makers. Elaborating on the plans, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said a victim or a witness can report a crime online ...
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Govt wants Blue Whale game off the internet 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Centre has directed internet majors -- Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo -- to immediately remove the links to the Blue Whale Challenge, the dangerous online game that has led to the suicide of children in India and other countries. "Instances of children committing suicide while playing the Blue Whale Challenge have been reported in India... You are hereby requested to ensure that any such link of this deadly game in its own name or a similar game is immediately removed from your platform," the Ministry of Electronics and IT said in a letter dated August 11 to internet majors. The letter was issued following instructions from Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, an official source said, adding that the proponents of the Blue Whale Challenge should be reported to law enforcement agencies. The government instructions came following deaths that were linked to this game, reported from Mumbai and West Midnapore district. Expressing concern on the availability of such a deadly ...
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Simple blow on child's back is not sexual harassment: Court 14.8.2017 deccanherald.com
A simple blow on a childs back does not amount to sexual harassment under the POCSO law as there must be a sexual intent behind the act, a Delhi court has said. It said that an offence under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is made out when harassment is done with a sexual intent. "Simply giving a blow on the back of the victim does not amount to sexual harassment as defined under the POCSO Act, according to which sexual harassment must be done with sexual intent. Then only the offence becomes punishable under the POCSO Act. "Explanation of Section 11 of the Act says that any question which involving sexual intent shall be a question of fact," Additional Sessions Judge A K Sarpal said. The courts observation came in a case in which a minor girl, student of class 10, had accused a man of sexually harassing her by spitting on her and misbehaving with her after giving a blow on her back with his hand. The girl had alleged that the incident took place when she and her sister were ...
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How can Parl make laws when women are under represented? asks Kanimozhi 9.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
DMK MP Kanimozhi on Wednesday made an impassioned plea for passing Womens Reservation Bill, asking how Parliament can make laws without enough representation of the fairer sex. Kanimozhi used the occasion in Rajya Sabha to celebrate 75th anniversary of Quit India movement to raise the issue in the presence of some leaders whi are against the pasaage of the Bill. Building her argument over the stalking incident in Chandigarh where a BJP leaders son is accused, she said 50% of countrys population, women, are "treated badly" and even elected representatives are queationing the integrity of the girl. Always, she said whether it is rape or acid attacks, women are questioned why thet were outside home at odd hours. "We should be ashamed of asking girls why they are out," she said. Kanimozhi then went on to touch the Womens Reservation Bill, which was passed in Rajya Sabha amid pandemonium during UPA regime and pending in Lom Sabha since then. "We are not able to pass the Womens Reservation Bill. We saw the ...
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Man, his brother acquitted in dowry harassment case 7.8.2017 deccanherald.com
A Delhi court has acquitted a man and his brother in a dowry harassment case lodged by a woman, saying it seemed to be a "concocted and false" complaint filed due to a property dispute. The court absolved the man, along with his brother, of the charges of torturing, wrongfully confining and threatening his wife to grab the property given to her by her father. "The story as disclosed by the complainant on the face of it seems to be concocted and false and it appears to be a dispute over a 50-square yard plot in the complainants name. "There is nothing on record to prove that she was subjected to cruelty in lieu of demand for dowry," Metropolitan Magistrate Chetna Singh said. According to the prosecution, a complaint was lodged by the woman and her father alleging that her husband used to beat her after consuming alcohol and was forcing her to give him documents of the property. It said she left her husbands house and started living with her brother-in-law, adding that he too began beating and torturing ...
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LIVE! On Pranab's last day in office, a warm, farewell letter from the PM 3.8.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Full text: China's official position on Sikkim standoff with India 2.8.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
China reiterates its position, asks India to withdraw and conduct an investigation
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High Court stays Chief Secretary’s order on probe into charges against Ramachandrapura Mutt 25.7.2017 Hindu: National
The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday stayed the order of the Chief Secretary directing the Commissioner for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments to conduct an inquiry into the allegations made ...
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Offences of religious, racial enmity rose by 41 pc in 3 yrs: Govt 25.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The number of offences promoting enmity on communal and racial lines have gone up by 41 per cent in the country in the last three years, the government told the Lok Sabha today.According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, presented by Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, 336 cases related to offences promoting enmity between different groups on the ground of religion, race, place of birth were registered in 2014, which have risen to 475 in the year 2016, an increase of over 41 per cent.In the states, a rise of 49 per cent of such cases were registered during
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File FIRs in cases of attacks in name of cow protection, Centre tells states 19.7.2017 TOI: India
The Centre has asked state governments to mandatorily register FIRs in all “untoward incidents” happening in the name of cow protection, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
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Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking minimum qualification for lawmakers 17.7.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking a direction to fix minimum qualifications for becoming an MP or MLA, saying it was for Parliament to decide. "You are seeking an order that there should be qualifications for MPs and MLAs. That is for Parliament to decide. We cannot decide it," a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said. The apex court was hearing a petition seeking its direction for "prescribing desirable qualifications for MPs and MLAs" so only properly qualified people became lawmakers. Besides this, the petition also referred to a provision of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which deals with corrupt practices, and sought a direction that the candidates and others associated with them, like their agents, also be prosecuted under the electoral law. The bench observed that a candidate can be held liable for the offence of corrupt practice under the Representation of the People Act whereas others, like their agents, can be prosecuted under ...
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