RAPE CASE

  • Delhi Court fixes Uber rape case for May 1 April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 1 for hearing the Uber cab rape case after it was informed that the Supreme Court has continued the stay on the proceedings till further orders. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja deferred the hearing as the apex court has already summoned the...
  • Gujarat: Asaram's son Narayan Sai gets bail in rape case April 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted conditional bail of three weeks to Narayan Sai, son of self-proclaimed godman Asaram, who has been behind bars for more than a year in connection with a rape case filed against him by a Surat-based woman. Justice Paresh Upadhyay granted the relief to...
  • Uber rape case: Will lay down law on whether accused has right to recall witness, says SC April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will lay down a law as to whether an accused has got the right to get witnesses recalled for their re-examination in a criminal case. "We are going to lay down the law that whether witnesses can be recalled at the...
  • Bangladesh police seek acquittal of Rubel Hossain in rape case April 6, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi cricketer Rubel Hossain on Monday got a clean chit in an alleged rape case filed by an aspiring actress as the police, in its final report, sought acquittal of the 'country's World Cup hero'. Police told Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Court that they found no proof of the charges the...
  • Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in connection with Nadia nun rape case April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Four Bangladeshis have been detained in Punjab's Ludhiana on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district. "Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police," said DCP Naveen Singla in his statement. The two men arrested...
  • Nun rape case: Arrested man's wife identifies 7 accused from photos March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: The wife of Gopal Sarkar, one of the two men arrested in connection with the nun gangrape case, has identified seven accused persons by their photographs caught on the CCTV camera at the convent school on March 14 night, a senior CID official said on Saturday. "These persons had...
  • Uber cab rape: Delhi Police moves Supreme Court against witnesses recall March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court's order allowing the accused driver of Uber cab rape case to recall and examine 13 prosecution witnesses including the victim. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu by Attorney...
  • West Bengal: Nun wants to stay for more time in hospital, no arrests made March 19, 2015

    Ranaghat(WB): No arrests have been made even five days after the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school even as the traumatised woman's plea to stay on for some more time in hospital has been accepted by it. Amid mounting outrage over the incident and the culprits still roaming...
  • Dramatic rise in rape cases registered: Government March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of rape cases registered has "dramatically" increased since 2013 which is a matter of "deep concern", government told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and exuded confidence that the steps being taken to deal with the issue will take effect. "We have initiated...
  • BJP seeks CBI probe into Bengal nun rape case March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal and said that the Mamata Banerjee government cannot hide its "guilt" of being unable yet to arrest any of the accused by blaming the matter on the saffron outfit and giving...
  • West Bengal: Two days on, no arrest in nun gangrape case, enraged locals block Mamata's convoy March 16, 2015

    Ranaghat/Kolkata: With no arrests made even after two days of the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun at Ranaghat, protests erupted at several places with some demonstrators blocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy for nearly an hour when she went to meet the victim. Two more persons were detained on Monday to...
  • Archbishop Thomas D'Souza condemns rape of nun, says protest a spontaneous outburst March 16, 2015

    Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza condemned the rape of a 71-year-old nun at the convent school in Nadia district and said that the protest was a spontaneous outburst of the locals as District Administration failed to arrest the accused. He also criticised the vandalisation of church in Haryana. ...
  • Nun rape case rocks Parliament, opposition parties demand quick answers March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Demanding answers from the West Bengal government, leaders from various parties raked up the issue of nun rape case in Parliament on Monday. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said, "Women in West Bengal are unsafe, we have seen this time and again. No law and order despite Mamata being...
  • Nun gangrape: Christians to take out solidarity rally March 15, 2015

    Kolkata: To express solidarity with the senior nun who was gangraped at convent school in Nadia district, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta would take out a rally on Monday. Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza said the rally from Allen Park in Park Street is to show their solidarity and sympathy...
  • RSS condemns rape of nun in West Bengal March 15, 2015

    Nagpur: RSS on Sunday strongly condemned the alleged gangrape of a nun at a convent school in West Bengal and warned that such incidents should not be used to create tension between communities. "This (rape) is against our tradition. All civilised societies condemn such incidents. But there should not be any...
  • Alleged gangrape of nun in WB takes political turn, state minister blames religious groups March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat: The gangrape of a nun in Nadia district has taken a political turn with West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim making a controversial statement on it and alleging that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's "ghar vapsi" campaign is responsible for the incident. Accusing the VHP for raising communal tensions, he said, "This...
  • Nun gangrape case: Police gets visuals of four accused from CCTV footage March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat (WB): Police on Sunday said they have obtained CCTV footage of four of the accused in the alleged gangrape of an elderly nun at Gangnapur in Nadia district. Nadia Superintendent of Police Arnab Ghosh told a press conference here that a study of the CCTV footage at the convent had...
  • Uber cab rape case: Defence counsel alleges bias March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence counsel in the Uber rape case has accused the judge conducting the trial of being "biased" towards him. The charge was made by advocate DK Mishra, appearing for Shiv Kumar Yadav, who has been accused of raping a 25-year-old woman in his cab, when the victim's father had...
  • SC stays trial in Uber rape case for two weeks March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the trial court proceedings in the Uber rape case, where a 25-year-old woman was raped by a cab driver. The Court has stayed the Delhi High Court order allowing the accused to recall and re-examine 13 witnesses including the victim. SC also...
  • Assam: Opposition questions Congress MLA statement accusing Gogoi March 9, 2015

    Guwahati: Opposition members in Assam Assembly on Monday questioned Congress MLA Siddique Ahmod's reported statement in a public meeting accusing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi of failing to take action despite being informed that the rape accused, who hailed from Karimganj, would be dragged out from Dimapur Central Jail. The opposition members...
  • Nagaland: Mobile, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur, 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    Karbi Anglong: The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle...
  • Women's Day: Suffer mentally everyday, says Uber rape survivor March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The 25-year-old woman executive, allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi, on Sunday said she is suffering mentally everyday and lashed out at the web-based US taxi firm for "insult to her injury", saying it has only made cosmetic changes to its policies to operate in...
  • Rapists should be hanged publicly: BJP March 8, 2015

    Indore: BJP MLA Usha Thakur on Sunday justified the killing of the rape accused by a mob in Nagaland and pitched for a law allowing rapists to be hanged in full public view to deter others from committing such offences. "There is a need to make a stern law against men...
  • Can't keep live-in relations outside purview of rape: Delhi High Court March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to keep live-in relationships outside the purview of rape under the Indian Penal Code, saying it would amount to giving them the status of matrimony, which the legislature has chosen "not to do". The court made the observation while hearing a PIL, which...
  • Nagaland: 18 people held in Dimapur mob lynching case, mobile, Internet services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: Twelve people have been arrested on Sunday in Dimapur city of Nagaland in connection with the lynching of a rape accused on Thursday. The situation is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands,...
  • Dimapur returning to normalcy, curfew relaxed till 3 PM; mobile, Internet, SMS services blocked March 8, 2015

    Dimapur: The situation in Dimapur city of Nagaland is slowly returning to normalcy, three days after a 35-year-old rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob of thousands, lynched and then hanged from a clock tower. The curfew has been lifted till 3 PM but mobile, Internet...
  • Dimapur mob lynching case: Situation remains tense in Assam, Nagaland; no arrests so far March 7, 2015

    Dimapur: Even as both Assam and Nagaland remain tense over the lynching of an alleged rapist by a mob in Dimapur, Amnesty International India on Saturday said the case must be investigated and those who lynched the man must be brought to justice urgently. A mob of thousands dragged the man...
  • US premier of BBC documentary 'India's Daughter' to be attended by Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto March 7, 2015

    New York: The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, will have its US premier next week and will be attended by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto in a show of support for the film banned in India. The...
  • Don't shoot the messenger: Why we need to watch BBC's banned documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    At the fag end of BBC's much discussed and now banned documentary 'India's Daughter' defence lawyer Anil Singh points out "There are some 250 cases of murders and rapes against some of sitting members of the parliament registered in court. No one takes note of those? Why only take action...
  • Uber provides full details for license to operate in Delhi February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Uber, the US-based online taxi-hailing company, on Wednesday provided "full" details to Delhi Government which it had asked for its application to resume services in the city. Authorities had set a February 25 deadline to provide supporting details for the firm's application to operate in the national capital. State Transport...