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  • SGPC row: Truce between Haryana, Punjab after Akal Takht steps in Yesterday

    After Akal Takht stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana have decided to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. While the situation has been defused the long term problem of the legality of...
  • SGPC row: Punjab, Haryana Sikh rallies called off after Akal Takht order 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. The Akal Takht has asked Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. Both Punjab and...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post 2 days ago

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act approved, sent to Cabinet for approval 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has circulated the draft to the ministries to be placed for Cabinet's approval. According to sources, Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi had on Tuesday sent the draft with amendments in...
  • Three-year-old girl sexually assaulted near Bangalore 5 days ago

    Bangalore: A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a juvenile in a village 30 km from Bangalore while her parents were away from home, police said on Tuesday. "The incident occurred on Friday when the 16-year-old accused sexually assaulted the child, taking advantage of her parents' absence from home at Thatteguppe...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • Thane: Tutor arrested for molesting girl student 6 days ago

    Thane: A coaching class tutor has been arrested for allegedly molesting a teenage girl student, police said. According to ASI Mhaske of Virar police station, accused Jayprakash S Gabre (37) repeatedly molested the girl between May and July this year when she came for the classes. The accused used to touch...
  • Bangalore student rape: Culprits to be booked under Goonda Act, says CM 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Facing the public's ire for 'sleeping' in the Assembly during a debate on sexual offences, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah is making sure that the culprits in the rape of a six-year-old inside the premises of a top Bangalore school do not slip .. Speaking to CNN-IBN on the heinous...
  • Goonda Act to be invoked against accused in girl rape case 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the Goonda Act would be invoked against the skating instructor, arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old student at a public school, as he was involved in similar cases earlier. "Goonda Act will be invoked on Mustafa for raping the...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act ready, may be tabled in Parliament's Winter Session July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The draft to amend the Juvenile Justice Act has been finalised and will be presented to the Law Ministry for opinion, say sources. The Women and Child Welfare Ministry is hoping to table the draft in the Winter Session of Parliament after seeking the Law Ministry's opinion on...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • West Bengal without forest policy and eco-tourism strategy: CAG July 15, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal does not have a forest policy or an eco-tourism strategy to meet the objectives set in the National Forest Policy, the Comptroller and Auditor General has pointed out in its latest report. In 2006, the National Forest Commission had recommended that each state should have its own forest...
  • SC for stricter Juvenile Justice Act, says can't have a cut-off age for crime July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. The apex court said,"You can't have a cut-off date for crime like you have for government jobs." Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the under-age offenders, SC has asked the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Rajasthan aims 6,500 MW power in next five years: Budget July 14, 2014

    Stating that the cumulative loss of three power distribution companies in the state stood at Rs 75,000 crore as on March 31, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said the state aims to generate capacity addition of 6,500 MW power in next five years. Three DISCOMs, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam...
  • Arguments for and against treating juvenile rapists as adults July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has reignited the rape law debate once again. She has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the...
  • Rape law debate: Should juveniles get the same punishment as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • The biggest victims will be the run-away couples, says HS Phoolka July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. Lawyer HS Phoolka said, "This is against international convention that India is a signatory. The biggest victims will be the run-away couples. This is not right, you can do one...
  • Hasty decisions in Juvenile Justice Act should be avoided: Khurshid July 14, 2014

    Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid said that the hasty decisions on Juvenile Justice Act should be avoided. His remarks came in the backdrop of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's proposal to amend the act. He said, "We formed Justice Verma committee. We made all the necessary changes in law. There should...
  • Laws are not written in the stone, says Kiran Bedi July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma supported Maneka Gandhi's opinion and said, " I think what Maneka Gandhi is doing is right, the matter is debatable, so I think...
  • Subramanian Swamy welcomes Maneka’s juvenile justice proposal July 14, 2014

    BJP leader Subramanian Swamy welcomed Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's decision to make changes in law to try juveniles who commit rape. ...
  • Need to revisit the Juvenile Justice Act: Congress July 14, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said that the Congress has been demanding an amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act for a long time. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Oza said, "It's a tough rope to walk on but lot of cases of juveniles being involved in such crimes have up recently,...
  • Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed; Nitin Gadkari seeks more time July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act is likely to be delayed by a couple of months as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said it needs three months to review the current Act and thereafter will introduce it afresh in Parliament. ...
  • Maneka's juveniles remark: SP says statement won't change the system July 14, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the Maneka's statement will not change the system. "We'll have to think about a lot of things. This matter requires debate and it won't be appropriate to comment," he said. ...
  • Juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults: Maneka Gandhi July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16-year-olds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. "We are changing the...
  • Treat juveniles accused of rape on par with adults: Maneka Gandhi July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday favoured treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders. Speaking to reporters, she said according to the police, 50 per cent of all sexual crimes were committed by "16-year-olds who know the Juvenile Justice Act...
  • Man awarded life sentence for raping minor daughter July 11, 2014

    A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for raping his minor daughter. Special Third Additional Sessions Judge Vijay Chandra on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to 40- year-old resident of Baadi town in the district, for repeatedly raping his daughter, who is about 14 years old. The accused...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 2013-14 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • Utilise Rs 50,000 grant to set up RTI cell: Government to departments July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: To facilitate easy processing of RTI applications, the government today asked all departments to utilise one-time grant of Rs 50,000 for setting up an exclusive cell. The government had three years ago started a scheme 'Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through effective Implementation of RTI', under which one-time...