After a Dalit youth converted to Islam for marriage in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, several Hindu groups including Bajrang Dal reached his residence and convinced him to do 'Ghar Wapsi' by becoming Hindu again. The Dalit man reportedly embraced Islam to marry his Muslim girlfriend on advice of a Maulvi. The …read more
Even the dead have dignity. They cannot be “named or shamed.” This was the observation of the Supreme Court today as it dealt with the issue of disclosure of identity of rape victims, including the eight-year-old girl who was raped and brutally murdered recently in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir …read more
A 24-year-old Indian Sikh, who had gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival celebrations, was found from his Facebook friend’s home in Punjab province’s Sheikhupura city. Efforts are on to send him back to India, an official has said.
Amarjit Singh, a resident of Amritsar, had arrived in …read more
A six-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and abandoned on the verandah of school by a neighbour in Odisha’s Cuttack district on Saturday evening has slipped into coma in hospital. “She has suffered deep injuries on her face, and her brain due to throttling,” said the superintendent of the …read more
Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan has apologised for defending the casting couch culture. Addressing the media, Saroj had said the Indian film industry “at least” provided jobs and did not abandon women after raping them. “I have already said I am sorry. But you don’t know the question that was …read more
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached property worth Rs 1,122 crore belonging to Vadodara-based DPIL firm in connection with a Rs 2,654.40 crore bank fraud case. The ED has also attached some belongings of promoter-directors of the Diamond Power Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. -- Suresh Narain Bhatnagar, his …read more
India is unlikely to participate in the 20th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad this year, repeating its strongest diplomatic move of boycotting the summit two years ago. According to the sources, talks and terrorism cannot go along.
Pakistan is reportedly aggressively …read more
The Madras High Court today dismissed a petition by former Union minister P Chidambaram wife Nalini Chidambaram, challenging Enforcement Directorate's (ED) summons to her to appear as a witness in its money laundering probe in the Saradha chit fund scam case.
Justice S M Subramaniam rejected Nalini's contention that women …read more
Four terrorists and two security personnel were killed on Tuesday in an encounter in a forested area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said. Four terrorists were killed, said state police chief SP Vaid. The Army also announced that four terrorists had been killed.
Police sources said the security …read more
Three militants and two security personnel were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral forest area on Tuesday. An Indian Army soldier and a state policeman were among those killed in the encounter.
A joint operation was started by the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), state police and the …read more
More 24 hours after his decision to not admit the opposition notice for an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu hit back at his detractors, saying the decision was “timely and not hasty”. It came after over a month of due diligence and in …read more
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Salman Khurshid said yesterday that his party does have blood on its hands and that people should learn from that mistake, reported Times Now. "I'm a part of the Congress so let me accept that we have blood on our hands," said Khurshid …read more
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan may be among some of the world's leading economists in the running for the post of Bank of England (BoE) governor as the UK government hunts for a candidate to take charge from next year, according to a media report.
Canada-born Mark Carney, the current …read more
The Delhi High Court on Monday questioned why the ordinance on amending the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, to provide for the death penalty to those convicted of raping a child up to 12 years old, was cleared without conducting any research on the issue.
The observation …read more
Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan has made some shocking comments defending the casting couch that exists in the film industry. She says, "Casting couch provides livelihood and doesn't rape and abandon you. Taking advantage of a girl is done with her consent. Women are not sexually abused & dumped. They are given …read more
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