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  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi asks to end slavery, calls for Anti-Child Labour Act 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. ...
  • After SC relieving Ranjit Sinha in 2G probe, demand for the controversial CBI chief's removal grows Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ranjit Sinha who is the most controversial chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in recent times is retiring on December 3. However, amid growing criticism, the demand for his removal is growing louder. Removal of the CBI director though, is not an easy task. After the...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • Disclose details of prisoners to be released on SC order: CIC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The details of prisoners who are set to be released on a recent Supreme Court order should be put in public domain, the Central Information Commission said in a directive to Tihar Jail. Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu directed Tihar authorities to place details of all such undertrials and...
  • Delhi: Man gets 11 years jail for possessing smack 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A man has been sentenced to 11 years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court for possessing 300 grams of smack in 2012. Special judge Shail Jain awarded the jail term to Delhi native Avinash Rathi and also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on him after holding...
  • Kozhikode: Two 18-year-old students arrested for molesting LKG kid 1 week ago

    Kozhikode: Two students at a private school were arrested on Saturday for allegedly molesting a four-and-a-half-year-old girl studying in LKG class in the same institution at Parakkadavu near Nadapuram in the district. The accused, both 18-year-old boys, are pursuing 'religious education' in the same campus run by a minority educational...
  • Ahead of President's visit, Vrindavan authorities grapple to deal with monkey menace 1 week ago

    Mathura: To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists. "We have decided to withdraw services of langurs as it...
  • The story of India's missing children November 12, 2014

    In a country where 3000 children are born every hour, the fact that 15 children go missing every hour seems to matter very little. A poorly implemented law, a largely apathetic police force and an overburdened child helpline seem to be falling grossly short of controlling these steadily rising...
  • Being a sex worker doesn't confer right to violate her: Delhi Court November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced four youths to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for abducting and gangraping a Rwandan refugee, saying merely because she was working as a sex worker does not confer the right upon anyone to violate her dignity. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja convicted all the...
  • Committed to go ahead with more labour reforms: Bandaru Dattatrey November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government is committed to go ahead with further labour law reforms, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatrey said even as trade unions are opposing such measures. "The government is totally committed to reform the labour sector. We need to bring in changes in the labour laws in a manner that they...
  • Birender Singh takes charge as Rural Development Minister November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday assumed office and indicated that the rural employment guarantee act would continue in the entire country and not just in some districts. A former Congressman, Birender Singh said there was no doubt that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
  • Naseeruddin Shah might write a handbook for training young actors November 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: Naseeruddin Shah, one of India's finest actors, says he might write a handbook for training young actors. The 'Finding Fanny' star, who was here to attend an event organised to celebrate the success of his book 'And Then One Day - A Memoir', said training given to amateur actors in...
  • Centre to push through amendments to land purchase Act: Jaitley November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go ahead with amendments to the Land Acquisition Act even if the opposition does not support it, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "Some changes may be necessary (to the land laws). We will first try to reach a consensus and if that is not...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks chamber's help in setting finances right November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: After futile efforts to wrest a financial package from the Centre during the past UPA-II and present NDA regime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday turned to an industry body to plead for the state's case. "After coming to power three-and-half...
  • Telangana government to set up 24-hour helpline for women's safety November 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Setting up a 24-hour helpline, enhancing policing and effective implementation of IT Act are among measures being proposed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for women's safety. The helpline should have the toll free number '181', he suggested during a review meeting on women's safety, as per a release...
  • HC seeks Delhi government reply on plea challenging reimbursement rule under RTE Act October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response of the city government on a plea by an association of private schools which has challenged the provision under the Right to Education Act pertaining to their reimbursement for expenditure incurred on providing education to poor children. A bench...
  • Child has right to education despite parents' dispute: Court October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A child is entitled to complete education and ancillary expenses irrespective of dispute of parents, a Delhi court has said while directing the father of a girl to ensure her re-admission in school as she could not attend classes due to her mother's incapability to pay fees. The...
  • Tamil Nadu opposes new Road Bill, says it encroaches upon state powers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday vociferously opposed the proposed new Motor Vehicles Bill, saying it encroaches upon the financial, legislative and administrative powers of state governments. "The Bill erodes and encroaches upon the powers of the state government... A major change in the existing set-up has been proposed. "The...
  • Make payment exceeding Rs 20,000 through cheque: MHA to NGOs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Tightening the noose around erring foreign-funded NGOs, the government has ordered that all voluntary organisations henceforth will have to make payments exceeding Rs 20,000 through account payee cheques or drafts. The order came weeks after the Home Ministry found that over 10,000 NGOs receiving foreign funds have failed...
  • NIA files chargesheet in ISI spy case October 24, 2014

    Chennai: A preliminary charge sheet was filed by the National Investigation Agency in a court in a case of alleged attempts to spy for Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, and carry out sabotage activities in South India. The charge sheet was filed against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • Child right is a matter of international concern: Justice Lokur October 18, 2014

    Shillong: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B Lokur on Saturday said that child rights is a matter of international concern and it is time that the issue needs to be concentrated at the national sphere by breaking 'compartmental-barriers'. "We now have to concentrate on the...
  • DNA test of child allowed to prove infidelity of spouse: SC October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: DNA test of a child can be allowed to prove infidelity of a spouse despite opposition from his or her partner, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held, saying that if such test is resisted then adverse inference can be drawn against the person opposing it. A bench headed...
  • 'I wish there was a cure for my disease': A 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer plans to end her life on November 1 October 15, 2014

    Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old who has chosen the day she wants to die as November 1, 2014. The terminally ill patient discovered she was suffering from grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumour, in January this year. Brittany got married in 2013 and was planning to start a family when...
  • Delhi: Man arrested for raping minor girl October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A 29-year-old person was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Zamrudpur village area of Southeast Delhi, police said today. Police has registered a case under POCSO and arrested the accused. "The incident took place on Saturday while the seven-year-old girl's parents were out for Karva Chauth,"...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Man gets life term for raping friend's daughter October 14, 2014

    Ratlam: A special court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a man for raping a nine-year-old daughter of his friend at Jaora town in the district last year. The sentence was awarded to Suresh alias Suraj Mali by special judge, SC/ST Act, BC Malaiya, under relevant sections of the Protection...
  • 'Ex-MPs can take pension even if they get benefits as ex-MLAs or ex-MLCs' October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Members of Parliament are entitled to receive pension as ex-MPs even if they are getting pension as former MLAs or MLCs, according to an RTI reply. According to information received from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat through the RTI application, the pension of former MPs is regulated under...
  • 7-year-old girl molested in southwest Delhi school October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 24-year-old man inside the premises of her school in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area, police said. The Std IV student had gone to the school library on Tuesday along with two of her friends when the accused, identified as one Sachin,...
  • Delhi: Employer asked to pay compensation of over Rs 60 K to minor maid October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Upholding an order of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), a Delhi court has asked an employer to pay a compensation of Rs 60,840 to a minor maid for making her work for eight months without wages. "I have no hesitation in holding that the Child Welfare Committee was...
  • Delhi: South African convicted for trying to export contraband October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A South African national, arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport last year while trying to export over 17 kg of contraband substance, has been convicted by a Delhi court. Michael Shibambo was held guilty under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after 17.5...