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Friday, May 14, 2021



24-yr-old man acquitted of raping, abducting minor: 'Possibility of victim giving statement under pressure'

April 28, 2021 1:26 am

The court also held that the minor stating that a "bad act" was committed by the accused was not sufficient to construe that he had sexually assaulted her.

Elderly arrested for raping a nine-year-old girl in Tripura

March 14, 2021 5:29 pm

The accused elderly was produced before a court, which was yet to pronounce its verdict till the filing of this report.

Teen booked for rape after 15-yr-old girl gives birth

February 01, 2021 1:50 am

In the complaint, the girl's maternal grandfather alleged that the boy, who lives in the neighbourhood, allegedly raped the girl when she was alone in the house, but they did not register the FIR earlier fearing social stigma, said police.

‘Aghast’ at handling of POCSO case, HC seeks all judgments of trial court judge

December 23, 2020 4:29 am

The order was passed Monday in a leave petition filed by Delhi Police in February against the trial court’s December 2019 judgment in a case pertaining to the rape of a minor.

Speaking for the voiceless

July 22, 2017 8:39 am

Criminal justice process would benefit from more elements of inquisitorial system.

Child rights body opens POCSO cell to monitor cases of sexual abuse

June 11, 2017 5:30 am

In 2016, 40 per cent of the accused, booked for sexually abusing a child, were acquitted. There was a sudden rise in the number of such cases from 62 in 2014 to 81 in 2015. Police had registered 80 cases of sexual abuse last year as well.

Bengaluru: Five-year-old girl sexually assaulted, dumped on roadside

June 03, 2017 4:50 pm

The girl had bleeding head injuries and was immediately rushed to the state-run Bowring hospital.

Posco to NGT: Not starting work on Odisha steel project

April 09, 2016 1:40 am

Posco told a NGT bench headed by Justice Swatantra Kumar that they are not in a position to carry on any work due to issues of the environmental clearance.

PMO likely to discuss Posco steel plant project with Odisha government tomorrow

August 24, 2015 3:10 pm

The proposed Posco project has been stalled for about a decade due to various regulatory hurdles, including delays in land acquisition and mining leases.

Posco project: PMO to hold meet with Odisha officials, mines ministry

August 24, 2015 12:58 am

The project has been hanging fire ever since the firm signed a MoU with the Naveen Patnaik government in June 2005. It has been dogged by land acquisition and other problems.