Judge seeks security

Sources in the CBI said that on behalf of judge KM Dave, then principal sessions court judge A R Patel had written a letter to the CBI Director in June this year asking for the security cover. Special CBI judge K M Dave, who is presiding over the murder trial of RTI activist Amit Jethva has sought “round-the-clock” security for himself and his family, citing the “sensitivity” of the case. Former BJP MP from Junagadh,…

"Judge seeks security"

Check if mosques adding to noise pollution: National Green tribunal

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to conduct a joint inspection to see if mosques in east Delhi are exceeding decibel levels and contributing to noise pollution. The bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed “the CPCB and the DPCC to conduct a joint inspection on a random basis at intervals to ascertain whether there is violation of law…

"Check if mosques adding to noise pollution: National Green tribunal"

Bribe givers to get 7-year jail

Bribe givers were not covered in any of the domestic legislations to check corruption. NEW DELHI: Bribe givers can now be punished with a jail term of maximum of seven years under a new anti-corruption law that has got assent from President Ram Nath Kovind. Besides, public servants — politicians, bureaucrats and bankers among others — have also been given a ‘shield’ from prosecution in the legislation that makes it mandatory for investigating agencies such…

"Bribe givers to get 7-year jail"

Ground reality shows most missing names are mainly of minorities in NRC List

The NRC list raises many doubts. Many anxieties. And many questions The release of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has opened a Pandora’s box of troubles for the state of Assam. The entire process of the inclusion of names on the basis of a legacy or a family has thrown up a few loopholes too. We travelled to Bhubandha gram panchayat in Morigaon district. According to the 2011 census, Bhurbandha gram panchayat had 11610…

"Ground reality shows most missing names are mainly of minorities in NRC List"

Women’s Commission Has No Power To Order Maintenance

No power is granted to the Commission to issue directions with regard to the matters where specific provisions are made in other statutes and where the parties have appropriate remedies available on them.’ Quashing an order passed by the Women’s Commission Sreekumar had approached the high court assailing commission’s order that he should pay three-fourth of his salary to his wife and two children to meet the expenses for remitting the housing loan installments and…

"Women’s Commission Has No Power To Order Maintenance"

Nation’s shame: Children sexually abused in Kerala orphanage

The Kerala government has alleged that five children at an orphanage in Ernakulam were sexually exploited and four children were missing. So far, three persons have been arrested. The incidents came to light after the government took over Janaseva Shishubhavan in Aluva and Nembassery following complaints of irregularities. The sexual abuse took place one-and-a-half years ago. Chairman of the home Jose Maveli was arrested under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), Section 21…

"Nation’s shame: Children sexually abused in Kerala orphanage"

Nirbhaya gets justice, 4 Rapists to be hanged till death

Death penalty for rapists; Three convicts namely, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma had filed review petitions in 2012 against the apex court’s May 5, 2017 judgement in Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case After 6 years of tragedy, the Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty to four of Nirbhaya rape case convicts. They were seeking a reduction of their death sentence to a life term. In a landmark judgement, a three-judge bench of the…

"Nirbhaya gets justice, 4 Rapists to be hanged till death"

Women’s rights need more than just a social media campaign: NCCB

In an interview with DW, Indian feminist V. S. Elizabeth says that although the global #MeToo movement had an impact on India, it is still restricted to the educated middle class with an access to the Internet. V.S. Elizabeth: Women’s role in India varies according to the region, class, caste and very often also the religion. Upper caste and middle class women have a great deal of opportunities, both educational as well as professional. But…

"Women’s rights need more than just a social media campaign: NCCB"

Game draws attention to India’s human trafficking

Leena Kejriwal uses art and gaming to share stories of human trafficking and encourage players to take action in the real world. Thousands of girls are forced into the sex trade in India each year. Leena Kejriwal’s art installations are hiding in plain sight across India. In small towns and big cities, stark black silhouettes of little girls are spray-painted on buildings, railway station walls, the boundaries of schools and in crowded markets. They tell…

"Game draws attention to India’s human trafficking"

3597 people died due to potholes in 2017

Potholes across India killed 3,597 people in 2017, The Times of India reported on Sunday. This was a more than 50% rise in toll since 2016, the report said, adding that at least 10 people died due to potholes every day. In contrast, 803 people died due to terror-related activities in India in 2017. This included civilians, security personnel and suspected terrorists. Roads in several parts of the country often develop potholes during the monsoon,…

"3597 people died due to potholes in 2017"