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  • Comment: Locked up in a live-in 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...
  • Nanny from hell? Frustrated California family says 64-year-old caretaker refuses to leave their home even after being fired June 28, 2014

    A California family is exasperated - and fearful - after a 64-year-old woman they hired as a live-in nanny stopped working and has refused to move out of their home after being fired. Marcella Bracamonte says she and her husband, Ralph, hired Diane Stretton in early March to do chores and...
  • 22-year-old girl alleges rape, assault by live-in boyfriend May 27, 2014

    A 22-year-old girl has alleged that she was raped and assaulted by her 27-year-old boyfriend with whom she had been in a live-in 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...
  • Woman accuses live-in partner of raping her on the pretext of marriage May 23, 2014

    A married woman, who was separated from her husband, has accused a 21-year-old youth of raping her for over an year on the pretext of marriage. The 22-year-old woman was in a live-in relationship with the accused, Saddam, since last one year in Van-Talab locality in Jaipur. She had recently come...
  • After seven years of live-in 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 live-in relationship for about seven years, police said on Tuesday. Based on a complaint filed by the 32-year-old woman, a teacher by profession, a...
  • Man leaves live-in 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 live-in relationship for about seven years, police said on Tuesday. Based on a complaint filed by the 32-year-old woman, a teacher by profession, a...
  • Woman accuses live-in partner of rape after he calls off marriage May 1, 2014

    A 21-year-old 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 Sanganer-sadar police station after the accused youth, Raju's marriage was fixed elsewhere by his...
  • Children born of live-in relationships are legitimate, rules SC April 24, 2014

    Giving an important clarification on live-in relationships, the Supreme Court has said that if a man and woman "lived like husband and wife" for a long period and had children, the judiciary would presume that the two were married. A bench of Justices BS Chauhan and J Chelameswar on Monday...
  • How awesome is this? The elderly in Chennai get a second chance at companionship, select their own live-in life partners February 17, 2014

    At a time when the world is revising its prejudices, India has shown signs of terrific openness and maturity by letting the elderly in Chennai get a second shot at happiness. Senior citizens were recently seen participating in a programme to get an another chance to select a live-in partner...
  • Live-in relationship neither a crime nor a sin: Supreme Court November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Live-in 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 live-in relationships upon...
  • 37-year-old woman alleges being raped and assaulted by live-in partner October 9, 2013

    A 37-year-old woman was allegedly raped and assaulted by a man with whom she was in a live-in 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 live-in 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 live-in relationship with the late actress and she also said if he is guilty then he...
  • Delhi: Man ditches live-in partner, charged with rape February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A youth, in a live-in 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 multi-national company in New Delhi,...
  • Bangalore best Indian city to live in: Survey December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Technology hub Bangalore has emerged as the best city to live in India, pipping other metro cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, in terms of overall quality of living, according to a latest worldwide survey of cities by global HR consultancy Mercer. Amongst Indian cities, Bangalore...
  • Can get you any drug, give me 24 hours: Brad Pitt October 14, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Brad Pitt is not into drugs anymore, but says he can still get his hands on anything he wants. The 48-year-old opened up about his former marijuana habit earlier this year, and is no longer suffering the addiction. However, he admits he can arrange any drugs...
  • Mumbai: Female lawyer found dead in Wadala August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A female lawyer was found dead in the Wadala area of Mumbai on Thursday. A police officer said that the woman's throat was slit and that the neighbours informed the police. The police have taken her live-in partner into custody and he is being questioned. He is also said...
  • Live-in relationships against Indian culture: RSS March 18, 2012

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

    Ghaziabad: Batting for "live-in 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 (live-in relationships) rather to protest or go against these values," Bhushan, who...
  • Punjab: Girl in a live-in relationship beheaded March 1, 2012

    Amritsar: A young girl into a live-in 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...
  • Divorce fear stops live-in couples from marriage December 19, 2011

    Washington: Fear of divorce deters live-in couples from marriage, especially its social, legal, emotional and economic ramifications, says a new US study. Demographers Sharon Sassler, professor of policy analysis and management, and Dela Kusi-Appouh, doctoral student in development sociology, both at Cornell University, conducted the study. Roughly 67 percent of the study...
  • Tribute to George Harrison's India connection October 21, 2011

    Mumbai: He was one of the most important musicians of our times. Not just because George Harrison belonged to the Beatles but also because he was the first musician of global repute to try a fusion of different musical styles, especially Indian. Director Martin Scorsese's documentary on Harrison, 'Living In A...
  • Cops force live-in partners to strip, suspended August 20, 2011

    Morigaon: Three police constables allegedly filmed a live-in student couple after forcing them to strip and sent the video to local media to "teach them a lesson", a move which triggered a public outrage leading to suspension of the trio in Assam's Morigaon district. "Acting as moral police, the three barged...
  • Tougher child adoption laws to come up soon June 15, 2011

    Mumbai: A new adoption rule which is likely to come into effect soon says that single men will not be able to adopt a girl child at all. Not live-in couples won't even have the option to do so. Many would say that being single and being a father don't...
  • I'm waiting to get into Bollywood movies: Akon April 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood is his ultimate goal and India like his second home, Senegalese-American rapper and singer Akon said here Friday.The "Beautiful" singer, who landed here on his birthday Friday, will be performing in Gurgaon and Bangalore. "Thank you everyone for having me here. I love India and I keep looking for...
  • This is not America - court tells 'live-in' couple January 29, 2011

    New Delhi: "This is not America", is what the Delhi High Court on Friday told a 22-year-old woman in a live-in relationship with her brother-in-law, 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...
  • Live-in 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 live-in 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...
  • Should a live-in partner have the same benefits as a married person? October 22, 2010

    On 'Face The Nation', Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if a live-in partner should have the same benefits as a married person. ...
  • Supreme Court sets aside rights of live-in partner October 21, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the high court verdict saying the man is not liable to pay for maintenance of his live-in partner. A woman in a live-in relationship is not entitled to maintenance unless she fulfills certain parameters, the Supreme Court held on Thursday while observing...