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  • Delhi: 24-year-old Mizoram girl found dead in Munirka flat; live-in partner main suspect October 17, 2014

    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...
  • Nanny from hell? Frustrated California family says 64yearold caretaker refuses to leave their home even after being fired June 28, 2014

    A California family is exasperated and fearful after a 64yearold woman they hired as a livein 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...
  • 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...
  • Woman accuses livein partner of raping her on the pretext of marriage May 23, 2014

    A married woman, who was separated from her husband, has accused a 21yearold youth of raping her for over an year on the pretext of marriage. The 22yearold woman was in a livein relationship with the accused, Saddam, since last one year in VanTalab locality in Jaipur. She had recently come...
  • 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...
  • 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 livein 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 livein partner...
  • 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,...
  • 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 48yearold 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 livein partner into custody and he is being questioned. He is also said...
  • 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,...
  • Divorce fear stops livein couples from marriage December 19, 2011

    Washington: Fear of divorce deters livein 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 KusiAppouh, 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 livein partners to strip, suspended August 20, 2011

    Morigaon: Three police constables allegedly filmed a livein 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 livein 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, SenegaleseAmerican 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 '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...
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