CRUELTY

  • Refusal to have sex during honeymoon is not cruelty: Bombay HC March 9, 2014

    Refusal to have sex with a life partner during honeymoon does not amount to cruelty, the Bombay High Court has ruled while setting aside a family court judgement dissolving the marriage of a couple on this ground. The court also ruled that a wife donning shirts and pants to office occasionally...
  • Bombay HC allows animal lover to keep 12 dogs in her flat October 17, 2013

    In an interim relief to an animal lover, the Bombay High Court, on Thursday, ruled that she may be allowed to keep 12 dogs in her suburban Andheri flat until further orders. Hearing a petition filed by animal lover Durga Rai, a bench of Justices P V Hardas and P N...
  • Anticipatory bail plea of Yukta Mookhey's husband adjourned July 21, 2013

    Mumbai: A local court on Saturday adjourned till July 25 the hearing on the anticipatory bail application filed by former Miss World Yukta Mookhey's husband Prince Tuli in a cruelty case. The sessions court also extended the interim protection from arrest it had earlier granted to Tuli. Mookhey had accused...
  • Man abducts estranged wife, leaves 100 cuts on her body July 14, 2013

    Mumbai: A 23yearold historysheeter has been arrested for allegedly abducting and torturing his estranged wife for nine days and leaving nearly 100 cuts on her body with a razor blade, police said. The 21yearold victim managed to escape from the clutches of the accused and lodged a complaint at Mulund...
  • Kunal Kapoor: Make India a crueltyfree cosmetics zone July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor has used the dying telegram service to urge the government to ban the import and sale of cosmetics that are tested on animals. The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has decided to discontinue the 160yearold telegram service on July 15. Kunal did a good deed by...
  • Divorce litigation is a long winding process: Fazaa ShroffGarg July 4, 2013

    How do I file for divorce in India? How do I identify a good lawyer? What are the grounds on which I can file for divorce? What goes into deciding who gets custody of the children? How much alimony will I have to pay? How much does it cost? Divorce...
  • US man held for chopping puppy, cooking its ribs June 30, 2013

    Washington: A man in the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly strangling a family puppy, chopping it into pieces and cooking its ribs on a stove, police said. Thomas Elliot Huggins, 25, was arrested earlier this week after a family member called police in Tampa, a media report...
  • Video: Argentine football player hurls stray dog at fence June 12, 2013

    A football player in Argentina caused outrage after he flung a dog at a fence in the middle of a match. Fans and the opposing team were angered and people in the stands began hurling garbage and insults at him. ...
  • For conviction in dowry death, establish cruelty first: Supreme Court March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that for seeking the conviction of a person accused of causing dowry death, the prosecution has to produce evidence that establishes that the demand for dowry was coupled with acts of harassment and cruelty. For the court to draw the presumption that the accused...
  • UK: 8yearold boy microwaves neighbour's cat August 15, 2012

    London: In a horrendous incident, an eightyearold boy in the UK put his neighbour's cat in a microwave and turned the appliance on, a media report said on Wednesday. The cat was found in the microwave in Rochester on Saturday after its owner heard it being turned on. The animal survived but may...
  • McDonald's drops egg supplier over cruelty charges November 19, 2011

    Minneapolis: McDonald's Corp said it has dropped a Minnesotabased egg supplier after an animal rights group released an undercover video of operations at the egg producer's farms in three states. The video by Mercy for Animals shows what the group calls animal cruelty at five Sparboe Farms facilities in Iowa, Minnesota...
  • Pamela Anderson accuses India of animal cruelty February 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Baywatch star and model Pamela Anderson has accused one of India's most prestigious research centres of animal cruelty, urging it to retire decadesold test monkeys and adopt humane practices. Anderson, famous for slowmotion beach running scenes in the hit 1990s lifeguard TV show, wrote to RC Deka, director...
  • Height of cruelty: Elephant beaten to death October 27, 2010

    An elephant calf is beaten to death by villagers for encroaching on their paddy fields in Morigaon district, Assam. ...
  • 'Not allowed to watch TV' no grounds for divorce June 7, 2010

    Mumbai: In a significant judgement in a divorce case, the Bombay High Court has held that decision of a father disallowing children from watching television programmes continuously and forcing them to go to bed early could not be termed as "cruelty". Dismissing an appeal filed by a 37yearold housewife from Pune...
  • Jaipur raises voices against cruelty to elephants August 31, 2009

    A week after an abused elephant in Jaipur died of a tranquillizer overdose, voices against cruelty to elephants are gaining strength in Jaipur. ...
  • Saving Ganesha: a fight to save the elephant race August 26, 2009

    At a time when people across the country are praying to Lord Ganesha, the elephant god, elephants in the country continue to be treated with cruelty. An elephant used for carrying tourists on its back runs amok dies with an overdose of tranquilisers. ...
  • Court grants interim relief to Sami in cruelty case April 18, 2009

    Mumbai: A sessions court on Friday granted interim relief to singer Adnan Sami by giving him 72 hours notification period before his arrest, if his estranged wife registers a case against him. Additional sessions judge P H Mali today ordered that if Sami's wife Sabah registers...
  • Citizen journo busts AIIMS animal house of horrors October 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the countrys top government hospital, has been accused of illtreating animals during experiments. A citizen journalist, who wished to remain anonymous, sent CNNIBN pictures of AIIMS officials illtreating animals during drug tests. The law says animals must not be used for experiments...
  • Wife refuses sex, HC grants divorce June 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Expanding the scope for mental cruelty, the Delhi High Court on Monday dissolved a 13yearold marriage citing the the denial of sex by either spouse as grounds. Reversing a trial court's order dismissing Ajay Kumar's petition for divorce on the ground of cruelty by his wife, Justice S...