Protection

  • SC refuses to grant anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband 24-02-2014 04:00 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand but extended interim protection from arrest till March end in a case lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds. The couple had approached the apex court against...
  • Parliament to be adjourned sine die today 21-02-2014 11:02 AM

    New Delhi: 12:00 pm: 11:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after uproar by Opposition parties demanding special economic package for seven backward states. 10:50 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that there is a possibility that the Parliament session could be extended. "Everything is possible. We will discuss...
  • Despite police protection, witness shot dead by unidentified assailants 18-02-2014 08:16 AM

    A 42-year-old person, who was a complainant in his brother's murder case and having police protection, was on Monday shot dead by three unidentified assailants in Bulandshahrdistrict, police said. Gulab Singh of Dhoosri village under Shikarpur police station was shot dead while on his way back to his village from...
  • Three youths gangrape, keep girl hostage for three days 10-02-2014 10:57 PM

    A 16-year-old married girl was allegedly kept hostage and gangraped by three youths for three days in Alwar district in Jaipur, police said on Monday. An FIR was lodged by the victim and her maternal uncle on Sunday against the accused--Surendra Meena, Ashok Meena and Mausam Meena-- under IPC Section...
  • Protests for quick passage of Whistleblowers Protection Bill 07-02-2014 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: Scores of activists and kin of those who failed to receive protection after exposing corruption on Friday demanded early passage of the whistleblowers bill pending in Parliament. Families of several whistleblowers held a demonstration at India Gate, displaying photographs of their slain relatives, including Bihar's engineer Satyendra Dubey...
  • SEBI rejigs committee on investor education and protection 27-01-2014 06:46 PM

    Mumbai: Market regulator SEBI has revamped its advisory committee that provides suggestions on issues related to investor education and protection activities. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had formed the advisory committee for 'Investor Protection and Education Fund (IPEF)' in 2009. The committee is mandated to recommend investor...
  • Over 50 child labourers rescued in Jaipur 10-01-2014 08:57 PM

    As many as 52 child labourers within the age group of 7 to 12 years were rescued from the clutches of minority contractors who involved them in making bangles and handicraft items at a house here, police said on Friday. The police arrested five persons, identified as Mohammad Fareed, Mubarik,...
  • 1,100 tortoises found after villagers complain of foul smell, smuggler arrested 18-12-2013 02:40 PM

    A man was arrested in Bihar for smuggling nearly 1,100 tortoises from Gaya district, a police officer said on Wednesday. "Seventeen sacks full of tortoises were seized from a Scorpio at GT Road near Amas police station late on Tuesday," Gaya Superintendent of Police Nishant Kumar Tiwari said. "Local villagers...
  • India throws rings of protection around Modi 04-11-2013 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: Security forces are preparing for one of their most challenging assignments in decades, protecting Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a country with a grim history of political assassinations. A series of small bombs killed six people at a rally which...
  • Nest Protect: iPod inventor launches the world's smartest fire alarm 09-10-2013 07:12 AM

    San Francisco: Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low. Tony Fadell, a gadget guru who helped...
  • Tarun Gogoi admits giving tickets to accused, supports Rahul Gandhi 28-09-2013 05:10 PM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the Congress did not have any guideline to stop giving tickets to criminals and he supported party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statement denouncing the ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers. Gogoi admitted that he had in the past allowed accused persons to contest...
  • Firefighter dead, 6 injured in Portugal wildfire 23-08-2013 02:39 AM

    Portuguese authorities say one firefighter has died and six were injured as they battled a wildfire in a remote and hilly region. A civil protection agency official confirmed the death and injuries, but said he could not immediately provide more information about what happened to the firefighters sent on Thursday...
  • IBM buys fraud protection software maker Trusteer 16-08-2013 11:12 AM

    New York: IBM is buying fraud protection software maker Trusteer, amid the growing threat of cyberattacks. The Armonk, New York, technology services company announced the acquisition Thursday, but didn't disclose how much it paid for Trusteer. In connection with the deal, IBM said it's forming a new software lab in...
  • UK issues forced marriage alert during school holidays 10-08-2013 07:54 PM

    London: The UK government has issued an alert for teachers, doctors and airport staff to be vigilant toward the problem of forced marriages of teenagers with origins in the Indian subcontinent during school holidays. It is feared that British teenagers, mostly with origins in the Indian subcontinent, are taken abroad...
  • 11 accused in RPF examination paper leak case get bail 06-08-2013 02:34 PM

    A local court inMuzaffarnagaron Tuesday granted bail to all 11 accused arrested in connection with the alleged leak of question papers of the Constable Recruitment Examination for the Railway Protection Force. The sessions court granted bail to the accused who were arrested by the Special Task Force for allegedly providing...
  • Smuggler caught with 5 leopard skins, arrested under Wildlife Protection Act 05-08-2013 03:59 PM

    A man has been caught with five leopard skins and sent to jail under several sections of Wildlife Protection Act, a forest official said on Monday. Gopi, resident of Punjab, has been arrested on Sunday night under various sections of Wildlife Protection Act, said BS Almia, forest officer of Pithoragarh...
  • Rajasthan: Woman beaten up by relatives after being branded as a witch 03-08-2013 06:36 PM

    Jaipur: A tribal woman in Rajasthan was branded as a witch and beaten up by five of her relatives, against whom she filed a police complaint on Saturday. Hansa Devi, 47, a resident of Rohida village in Sirohi district, some 400 km from Jaipur, lodged a first information report (FIR)...
  • Actress-singer Miley Cyrus goes nude for charity 28-07-2013 11:39 AM

    Los Angeles: Actress-singer Miley Cyrus has stripped down down for fashion brand Marc Jacobs' 'Protect the Skin You're In' campaign. Her nude picture, where she is covering her modesty with her arms and palms, features on a t-shirt, which costs $35 each. All proceeds for the sales will go to...
  • Kerala: Child tortured by father, stepmother on ventilator support 19-07-2013 09:59 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A five-year-old boy, who was allegedly brutally beaten up and tortured by his father and stepmother in Kerala's Kottayam, is critical and is on ventilator support. The Kerala government has taken custody of the child and arrested the father and the stepmother. A case of attempt to murder has...
  • Married or not, domestic violence act binding, says Kerala HC 17-07-2013 01:40 PM

    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...
  • India behind time on online protection of children: Delhi High Court 17-07-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: "The world has gone way ahead, we are way behind" on protection of children from online abuse, the Delhi High Court told the Centre, lamenting lack of adequate laws to address the issue. The court's observation came even as Facebook and Google, which were asked to submit affidavits...
  • Delhi minor rape: 2 accused charged with rape, unnatural offence 11-07-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: A court has framed charges of rape as well as charges under the provision of Child Protection Act against two people in the rape cae of a 5-year-old in Delhi. The case had sparked public outcry in April after it was learnt that the accused had kept the...
  • Take frogs off dissecting table in labs: NBC 17-06-2013 11:09 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: As part of conservation of endangered animal species especially amphibians, the National Biodiversity Congress has sought a ban on using animals covered under the Wildlife Protection Act for study and experimental purposes. Many species of amphibians, listed as protected in the Wildlife Act, are facing extinction on the global...
  • WB: Child rights panel seeks report on student's death 18-05-2013 10:21 AM

    Kolkata: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a report from West Bengal officials on the death of an eight-year-old student after he was allegedly assaulted by his teacher in class. The commission took up the matter after a report on CNN-IBN. The NCPCR has asked...
  • Government defers national policy for domestic workers 17-05-2013 03:15 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday deferred a proposal on giving domestic workers the right over minimum wages, paid leave and regulated working hours under a national policy. The national policy for domestic workers, which would benefit over 6.4 million domestic workers, was slated to be taken up by the...
  • Allotment of 2 of 3 houses allotted to ex-RPF man cancelled 16-05-2013 11:32 PM

    New Delhi: Embarrassed by the revelations about a union leader and retired RPF official occupying three government bungalows, the Railways has cancelled allotment of two houses and started eviction proceedings. "When it came to our notice that two houses are not been used for the purpose they were allotted, we...
  • RPF Association asked to vacate illegally-occupied properties 15-05-2013 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Railway Board chairman on Wednesday asked the RPF association to vacate Railway properties with immediate effect. The RPF Association has been illegally occupying four properties including one in Delhi. CNN-IBN had reported that the CBI was looking at the role and clout of the RPF Association in...
  • Cash-for-jobs scam: What makes RPF association such a powerful body? 13-05-2013 09:15 PM

    The CBI is likely to register a preliminary inquiry into the appointment of senior officers in the Railway Protection Force as it suspects large scale corruption in these postings. ...
  • CBI may initiate inquiry in RPF appointments 13-05-2013 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: CBI is likely to register a preliminary inquiry into the appointment of senior officers in the Railway Protection Force as it suspects large scale corruption in these postings. Sources said files related to appointments of senior officers in Railway Protection Force have been sought by CBI in this...