Minority

  • Bangalore school rape case: Parents continue living in anxiety for the safety of their children 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Almost two months after the rape of a six-year old schoolgirl, parents in the Bangalore are yet to shed the uneasiness they feel in sending their children to schools. "I never thought I would follow up a rape case in a school where my daughter goes", said an anxious...
  • Three inmates booked for sodomising a minor inmate in protection home August 19, 2014

    Police have registered a case against three inmates for allegedly sodomising another inmate in a government-run protection home here. The three inmates who were accused in rape and loot cases, have also been booked for sodomising a 16-year-old inmate in a protection home here, Assistant Superintendent of the Protection Home, A...
  • Ferozabad: Police inspector's son rapes a minor August 18, 2014

    Ferozabad: A police inspector's son has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl. The accused, a 21-year-old youth, allegedly abducted, drugged and raped the 14-year-old when she stepped out of her house to run an errand. The incident occurred on Sunday. An FIR has been registered and the case is...
  • Ghaziabad: 60-year-old man sexually assaults minor girl, residents indulge in violence August 18, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Tension gripped Loni area of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on Monday after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by 60-year-old man. Angry residents have damaged a police vehicle and indulged in arson and damaged some property. Section 144 been imposed in the area and Rapid Action Force has been...
  • ISIS militants kill nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority August 17, 2014

    Kurdish officials say the ISIS militants have killed nearly 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in northern region. Reports also say the ISIS has killed hundreds of people belonging to a tribe opposing them in Syria. This even as US airstrikes continue near the ISIS controlled Mosul...
  • Odisha: School head arrested for sexually harassing Class 3 student August 16, 2014

    Baripada: The head of a school in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district was arrested on charge of sexually harassing a minor girl student, police said on Saturday. Father Santosh Geoger of St Joseph's Convent School at Udala was arrested on Friday on the basis of a complaint lodged by the father of...
  • Four boys drown in a pond August 13, 2014

    Indore, Aug 13 (PTI) Four children drowned in a pond on Wednesady at Bhadkiya village in the district, police said. "The kids drowned while taking a bath in a pond in the village situated about 10-km from here," said Rajendra Nagar police station in-charge, Kamlesh Sharma. The deceased have been identified as...
  • Six-year old raped in Assam August 11, 2014

    Tezpur (Assam): A minor was allegedly raped by two persons on Monday in North Lakhimpur district, close on the heels of the gangrape of a 15-year-old girl in Dibrugarh district, police said. The six-year old girl was found in a critical condition, covered with a thin sheet of cloth, near the...
  • Bangalore Police records statement of minor domestic help, says she was beaten regularly August 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Bangalore Police on Monday recorded the statement of 13-year-old domestic help, who was allegedly assaulted by her employers. The girl said that she wasn't fed well by the couple. She also told the police that she was tied up by her employers who had accused her of stealing food....
  • Man arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl August 11, 2014

    A man was arrested in the Bihar capital on Sunday for allegedly raping a minor girl, police said. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said the man - said to be around 25 years old - was arrested following a complaint lodged by relatives of the girl (aged around 12-13...
  • FIR filed against Bangalore couple for assaulting minor domestic help August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: An FIR was filed on Sunday against the Bangalore couple that was arrested on Saturday for brutally assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help. Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), chairperson Umesh Aradhya said, "We have filed an FIR against the couple." Aradhya also said that they are trying...
  • 13-year-old girl employed as domestic help rescued August 8, 2014

    An NGO has freed a girl child labourer, who was employed with a couple working with the Madhya Pradesh Government. The girl was rescued by the NGO Childline in association with State Women and Child Welfare Department. The 13-year-old was forced to work as a domestic help at the residence of Ajit...
  • Bangalore: Right wing activist arrested for derogatory remarks on FaceBook August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: A right-wing activist has been arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women and a community in his Facebook posts. VR Bhat was arrested on Sunday and police are now considering invoking the stringent Goonda Act against him. "We are examining the possibility of booking VR Bhat, the accused who...
  • Delhi: 17-year-old raped in moving vehicle, accused arrested August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A 17-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a property dealer in a moving car while his friends were also involved in the crime in Bhalaswa Dairy area of northwest Delhi, police said on Saturday. The incident took place last night when accused Satish, who known to the victim, took...
  • Two minors raped: IT city Bangalore observes bandh July 31, 2014

    Bangalore: Even as the city of Bangalore comes to terms with the gruesome gangrape of a 6-year-old inside her school, another minor girl, aged 7, has allegedly been sexually assaulted in the city. The pro-Kannada groups have called a 12-hour bandh in Bangalore on Thursday in protest of the incidents....
  • Delhi: 5 people gangrape minor girl, 3 arrested July 29, 2014

    Delhi: Three people, including two minor, have been arrested for the alleged gangrape of a minor girl in the national capital on Tuesday. Five people allegedly gangraped the class X student in the Uttam Nagar in West Delhi when she was on her way to school last week. The girl alleged...
  • WB: 3 men rape, murder minor girl, body found hanging from tree July 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Her body was found hanging from a tree near her house. Locals suspected three men from the village to be behind the crime and beat them up. One of them was lynched while the...
  • Three-year-old girl sexually assaulted near Bangalore July 23, 2014

    Bangalore: A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a juvenile in a village 30 km from Bangalore while her parents were away from home, police said on Tuesday. "The incident occurred on Friday when the 16-year-old accused sexually assaulted the child, taking advantage of her parents' absence from home at Thatteguppe...
  • Bangalore rape: Will collect information; investigate and prosecute, says Police Commissioner July 22, 2014

    Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddy on Monday said that the police will take a look at all the evidences in 6-year-old minor's rape case and will find clues, collect information, investigate and then prosecute. "I would request the public to not panic and co-operate with us," he said. ...
  • Making schools safe: Need to frame clear policies to curb violence against children July 21, 2014

    The arrest of a school skating instructor for the rape of a 6-year-old child in a Bangalore school has sparked a nationwide debate on the need to re-ascertain and frame the right policies to safeguard the security of children in school, and to curb the incidences of violence against students....
  • Low-quality education should not be tolerated: CNR Rao July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharat Ratna recipient Professor CNR Rao on Monday said the countrymen should not tolerate substandard education. "We live in a highly intolerant society. Whether it is about religion or caste, we are intolerant of something or the other. Then why are we tolerating mediocrity in...
  • Goonda Act to be invoked against accused in girl rape case July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the Goonda Act would be invoked against the skating instructor, arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old student at a public school, as he was involved in similar cases earlier. "Goonda Act will be invoked on Mustafa for raping the...
  • Police to enforce safety steps in Bangalore schools July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of rising crimes against women, especially sexual assaults on girls and minors in the city, police have drafted a set of guidelines for their safety and security in schools across the city, a top official said on Sunday. "Our police officers of deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner...
  • Bangalore student rape: School's skating instructor arrested July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Six days after a six-year-old girl was raped inside the premises of a top Bangalore school, police made the first arrest in the case on Sunday. The school's skating instructor has been arrested, Bangalore Additional CP (Crime) Pranab Mohanthy told CNN-IBN. The 32-year-old accused who will be produced in the...
  • Bangalore: 6-year-old raped inside international school premises July 17, 2014

    Bangalore: In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take...
  • Minors rounded up in illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: 225 children were rounded up in a police raid of an illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai. Police raided Rain pub in sector 6 of Nerul, Navi Mumbai where an illegal party was under progress; with alcohol. Of those rounded up, 100 were girls and mostly under 21 years. ...
  • Two drown as boat capsizes in Bagmati river July 17, 2014

    A woman and a minor girl drowned when a boat, on which they were travelling, capsized in Bagmati river in Bihar's Samastipur district, police said. "The incident occurred when the boat carrying 30 people on way to a fair Mananpur from Bikrampatti village capsized midstream," District Magistrate M Ramachandrudu said. Twenty-eight people...
  • Minor girl gang-raped in Sultanpur, probe on July 13, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang raped by two youths in Chanda area here, police said on July 13. The incident took place last night when the girl had ventured out of home for some work when the two accused-- Rinku Pal and Pankaj Kumar abducted her and gang raped her in a near...
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs gets higher outlay in budget July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The budget of BJP-led NDA government on Thursday announced a higher outlay of Rs 3,734.01 crore for the Ministry of Minority Affairs and announced schemes for skill upgradation of minorities and Rs 100-crore for modernisation of madrasas. The outlay of the Ministry of Minority Affairs in the union budget...
  • 10-year-old girl raped on Panchayat chief's directive July 9, 2014

    A ten-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on the diktat of a Panchayat chief in Bokaro district, the police today said. The 25-year-old rape accused allegedly dragged the girl to a nearby bush and raped her on the directive of Bhopal Pasi, the Panchayat chief of Swang Gulgulia Dhoura...