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  • Women constables tie rakhis to traffic violators in Rajkot August 10, 2014

    Rajkot: The Rajkot police on Sunday turned 'Raksha Bandhan' festival into a unique drive to spread awareness on traffic rules, wherein women constables tied rakhis to violators of traffic norms. "The traffic branch of Rajkot city police adopted a unique way wherein female police constables tied rakhis to those persons who...
  • Treat juveniles accused of rape on par with adults: Maneka Gandhi July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday favoured treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders. Speaking to reporters, she said according to the police, 50 per cent of all sexual crimes were committed by "16yearolds who know the Juvenile Justice Act...
  • Mumbai court to pronounce sentence in photojournalist gangrape case April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The sessions court in Mumbai is likely to pronounce the quantum of sentence to the convicts in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case on Friday. Three men convicted of two gangrapes in Mumbai's Shakti Mills compound last year, have become the first to be convicted under section 376 E...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape: 3 repeat offenders held guilty under Sec 376 E April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Three repeat offenders in the two Shakti Mills gangrape cases have been held guilty under section 376 (E) of the Indian Penal Code which stipulates a maximum punishment of death penalty. The three are convicted of gangraping a photojournalist and a telephone operater at the deserted Shatki Mills compound in...
  • Juveniles use existing law to threaten us: officials October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Shocking information surfaced when officials working for juvenile homes revealed its details to CNNIBN on hidden camera. The officials said some juveniles, use existing provisions in the law to threaten them. These officials fear for their lives and admit they sometimes ignore the rampant violence and abuse inside homes...
  • Delhi Police releases names, photos of sexual offenders since 1983 July 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has released a list of sexual offenders from the year 1983 to 2013 on its website. The list, carrying 664 names, includes case details and even pictures of some of the sexual offenders. Delhi has witnessed a surge in crime against women this year with...
  • Boy, 11, fathers child with a 36yearold woman in NZ June 19, 2013

    Melbourne: An 11yearold boy in New Zealand has become a father after conceiving a child with the 36yearold mother of a school friend. The woman coerced the boy, from Auckland, into repeated sexual encounters over a period of time before becoming pregnant, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported. The woman gave...
  • SC notice to Jammu and Kashmir, centre on juvenile offender's plea March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central and Jammu and Kashmir governments on a plea seeking the quashing of a criminal case against a 12-year-old boy and implementation of a law on juvenile offenders in the state. An apex court bench of Justice RM Lodha, Justice...
  • UK: Paedophile removed from sex offenders' list March 10, 2013

    London: A 71-year-old convicted paedophile in Britain has been taken off the "Sex Offenders Register", leading to an outrage among the public and sparking fears that thousands of criminals could soon be free to roam the streets. George St Angeli had his name removed from the national database after a...
  • Bangalore: Camera traps to check violation July 28, 2012

    Bangalore: The watch tells you that you are late. There is sparse traffic and police are hidden from sight. A snap decision makes you scoot off. Unlike days when you could get away, traffic police have adopted technology to curb the menace of traffic offenders. Fifty people sitting in a...
  • Facebooks scans posts to catch sex offenders July 12, 2012

    San Francisco: On March 9 of this year, a piece of Facebook software spotted something suspicious. A man in his early thirties was chatting about sex with a 13yearold South Florida girl and planned to meet her after middleschool classes the next day. Facebook's extensive but littlediscussed technology for scanning postings and...
  • Dating websites agree on predator screening March 21, 2012

    Los Angeles: Leading online dating companies eHarmony, Match.com and the operator of sites ChristianMingle and JDate have agreed to check subscribers against national sex offender registries to screen out predators, the California attorney general said on Tuesday. The set of business principles for the industry, which are also meant to screen...
  • Hollywood is getting conservative: Emma Stone October 23, 2011

    London: Actress Emma Stone thinks Hollywood movies are getting more conservative because studio bosses are afraid of "offending" anyone. "It concerns me that movies seem to be getting more and more conservative and watered down. Movies need broad appeal to succeed and bosses don't want to alienate anyone," contactmusic.com quoted the...
  • Facebook to close US prison inmate accounts August 11, 2011

    Los Angeles: Facebook has begun closing the accounts of California prison inmates after a convicted child molester viewed the pages of his victim from behind bars, authorities and the social networking site said. Facebook has shut down the accounts of at least two prisoners and officials are working on identifying other...
  • Bihar's 'dugdugi' bands drum out criminals May 30, 2011

    Patna: It's worse than a Harry Potter 'howler' voice letters that rebuke offenders publicly and self destruct. Police in Bihar have hit upon a novel idea to smoke out criminals evading arrest by sending out marching bands playing the folk instrument 'dugdugi' and publicly shaming the offender. The rural justice...
  • Madras HC to hear plea against Lankan minister June 14, 2010

    Chennai: The Madras High Court is likely to hear a petition seeking the arrest of Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda on Monday. Advocate P Pugalenthi, secretary of Tamil Nadu People's Rights Forum, wants the Centre to arrest and prosecute Devananda, who was part of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's delegation that...
  • Lanka minister's violent past out in the open June 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda's visit to India has raised some uncomfortable questions. Devananda, declared a proclaimed offender by a Chennai court in 1996, is a state guest in New Delhi as part of Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's delegation. Devananda's two decade old violent past has been brought up...
  • Anurag clears 'Kites' controversy April 21, 2010

    Director Anurag Basu says he is offended and disturbed by the reported leak of the climax of his Kitesven though that is not how the film ends. He also believes the movie should not get an Acertificate by the censors as it has 'no such intimate scenes'. "The climax that got...
  • No order yet on Dutt's probation plea March 5, 2007

    Mumbai: The Special Tada court in Mumbai on Monday reserved its judgement on Sanjay Dutt's petition under the Probation of Offenders Act (POA), 1958. The Bollywood actor, convicted for possessing illegal weapons in connection with the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, had filed an application under the Act 1958, under...