LIVE IN RELATIONSHIPS

  • Delhi: 24-year-old Mizoram girl found dead in Munirka flat; live-in partner main suspect 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a suspected case of murder, a 24-year-old girl from Mizoram was found dead in a Munirka apartment on Friday. The girl was taken to Safdarjung Hospital with serious head injuries where she was declared dead, police said. "She was living with a man identified as Virender Singh since the...
  • Comment: Locked up in a livein relationship no new laws please August 12, 2014

    "Love is blind and love can be foolish" Unknown This quote wouldn't have been as meaningful ever as it is today and will be in future particularly in Indian context. I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. She teaches in a school where children are predominantly...
  • 22yearold girl alleges rape, assault by livein boyfriend May 27, 2014

    A 22yearold girl has alleged that she was raped and assaulted by her 27yearold boyfriend with whom she had been in a livein relationship for the past five years, following which the accused was arrested from Katewa Nagar in Jaipur, police said on Tuesday. In an FIR lodged with the Shyam...
  • After seven years of livein relationship, woman accuses partner of rape May 20, 2014

    A offence of rape has been registered against a person for not honouring the promise of marriage he made to a woman, with whom he had a livein relationship for about seven years, police said on Tuesday. Based on a complaint filed by the 32yearold woman, a teacher by profession, a...
  • Man leaves livein partner of 7 years, marries another woman; booked for rape May 20, 2014

    An offence of rape has been registered against a person for not honouring the promise of marriage he made to a woman, with whom he had a livein relationship for about seven years, police said on Tuesday. Based on a complaint filed by the 32yearold woman, a teacher by profession, a...
  • Woman accuses livein partner of rape after he calls off marriage May 1, 2014

    A 21yearold girl on Thursday alleged that she was raped by a youth for over a year on the pretext of marriage in a suburban town in Jaipur, police said. The girl lodged an FIR with the Sanganersadar police station after the accused youth, Raju's marriage was fixed elsewhere by his...
  • Livein relationship neither a crime nor a sin: Supreme Court November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Livein relationship is neither a crime nor a sin, the Supreme Court has held while asking Parliament to frame law for protection of women in such relationship and children born out of it. The apex court said unfortunately, there is no express statutory provision to regulate livein relationships upon...
  • 37yearold woman alleges being raped and assaulted by livein partner October 9, 2013

    A 37yearold woman was allegedly raped and assaulted by a man with whom she was in a livein relation in Shiv Colony in Jaipur, police said on Wednesday. Accused Kamlesh Sharma (44), a driver, was booked under various sections of the IPC for rape, assault and extortion on a complaint filed...
  • Married or not, domestic violence act binding, says Kerala HC July 17, 2013

    Kochi: In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she was in a livein relationship. 'What was intended under Sect 2(a) of the Act was a...
  • Jiah Khan suicide case: If my son is guilty, he will be punished, says Zarina Wahab June 14, 2013

    Actor Suraj Pancholi's mother Zarina Wahab spoke to our Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand about her son who was arrested for allegedly abetting actress Jiah Khan's suicide. She denied that her son was in a livein relationship with the late actress and she also said if he is guilty then he...
  • Delhi: Man ditches livein partner, charged with rape February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A youth, in a livein relationship with his childhood friend for over five years on the promise of marriage, has been charged with raping her. In its charge sheet filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Jyoti Kler, police has said that Rohan, working with a multinational company in New Delhi,...
  • Livein relationships against Indian culture: RSS March 18, 2012

    Nagpur: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday said livein relationships must be discouraged in the country as it is 'against humanity and Indian culture'. "The Sangh is against livein relationships because it is against humanity, and also against the Indian traditions and culture," RSS joint secretary Dattatraya Hosbale said, speaking to...
  • Accept livein relationships in society: Team Anna March 12, 2012

    Ghaziabad: Batting for "livein relationships", Team Anna member and former Union minister Shanti Bhushan has said people should accept it in the context of changing society rather than protest. "Social values are changing fast and we should accept it (livein relationships) rather to protest or go against these values," Bhushan, who...
  • Punjab: Girl in a livein relationship beheaded March 1, 2012

    Amritsar: A young girl into a livein relationship for the past one year, was allegedly beheaded by unidentified assailants in Maqboolpura locality in Amritsar, police said on Thursday. Parveen, 20, was living with a man named Luvjeet, who was recently put behind bars in connection with a rape case. On Wednesday,...
  • Delhi HC denies minor to live with boyfriend February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday denied permission to a Class 9 girl to live with her boyfriend, a student of Class 12 of the school she was in, and handed over her custody to her parents. The girl from a private school in Paschim Vihar had moved the...
  • Nagpur senior citizens look for livein partners January 24, 2012

    Nagpur: Encouraged by a Supreme Court verdict, making livein relationships legal and inspired by a recent meet of senior citizens in Ahmedabad, in search of a life partner, elders in Nagpur have decided to give the idea a go. A group of senior citizens under the banner of 'Jyeshtha Nagrik LivIn...
  • Livein relationships are a fad, immoral: Court January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Despite legal legitimacy, livein relationships are largely perceived to be immoral and it is a fad visible only in urban areas, a Delhi court observed on Tuesday while dubbing it as "infamous western cultural product". In remarks that may stoke a controversy, Additional Sessions Judge Surinder S Rathi said,...
  • This is not America court tells 'livein' couple January 29, 2011

    New Delhi: "This is not America", is what the Delhi High Court on Friday told a 22yearold woman in a livein relationship with her brotherinlaw, who had deserted her sister and two children and sought the court protection on the ground that they faced a threat to their lives from...
  • Livein partner not a 'keep': Govt protests October 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The use of the word 'keep' by the Supreme Court in its judgement on livein relations on Thursday has pitted Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising against the two judges who gave the verdict in the case. Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising on Friday criticised the two Supreme Court judges...
  • SC scraps cases against Khushboo April 28, 2010

    Relief for Tamil actor Khushboo from her legal tangle. The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed 22 criminal cases filed against the star. Cases were filed against her by Tamil political parties like the PMK in 2005 after Khushboo said pre marital sex was a social reality. ...
  • Exgirlfriend avenges herself at 'lover's' wedding November 14, 2009

    Bangalore: A wedding went terribly wrong when an exgirlfriend of the groom stormed into his wedding hall to stop the marriage. Priyanka, a 23yearold MBA student accused Anand of breach of promise. She claimed she was two months pregnant and Anand was getting married to another girl for dowry. She...
  • FTN: No sin this, live and let livein November 6, 2009

    Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were the star turn at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit held in New Delhi last week and they spoke openly about their relationship and the fact that marriage was not part of their plans. Even a decade ago, such an open acknowledgment...
  • Women in livein to be given wife's status: Maha govt October 10, 2008

    Mumbai: It's only a proposal and still many steps away from becoming the law, but it has already sparked off a debate. The Maharashtra Cabinet has proposed to provide livein relationships a legal standing and give women in livein relationships the status of 'wife'. The move comes after Justice Mallimath...
  • Bold step: Maharashtra govt legalises livein relationship October 9, 2008

    Mumbai: In a bold step to "legalise" the livein relationships, Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal suggesting a woman involved in such a relationship for a "reasonable period" should get status of a wife. The proposal is based on recommendations of the Justice Mallimath Committee which said if a man...
  • Maharashtra Govt to legalise livein relationship October 9, 2008

    Mumbai: In a bold step to "legalise" the livein relationships, Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal suggesting a woman involved in such a relationship for a "reasonable period" should get status of a wife. The proposal is based on recommendations of the Justice Mallimath Committee which said if a man...
  • Long livein relationship as good as marriage: SC January 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that if a man and woman are involved in a livein relationship for a long period, they will be treated as a married couple and their child would be called legitimate. While deciding a case involving the legitimacy of a woman born out of...
  • Livein relationships more likely to go nowhere October 4, 2007

    Melbourne: According to an Australian family researcher, men and women who start living together while still in the early stages of their relationship risk ending up single. Ruth Weston, the principal research fellow at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, said that young people think the living together before marriage...
  • Law rescues abused livein partner May 24, 2007

    He came, met mom. He said he is in for a committed relationship and would like me to come and stay with him in Bangkok. i didnt see any problem in our relationship. But later, often he would lie about travel plans. I got pregnant, he said he was too...
  • How did your wife die? SC to hubbies October 27, 2006

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that in case of death of a married woman under suspicious circumstances, the husband must explain the circumstances else he can be held responsible for her death. The ruling was handed down by a bench comprising Justices G P Mathur and R V...
  • Women law brings hope for victims October 26, 2006

    New Delhi: Can the Domestic Violence Act really protect women from abusive husbands in absence of social change in a society where the position of women is still subordinate and where traditional mindsets dominate? People like Monika Singh, a victim of domestic violence, do feel that this law can help...