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Age factor makes bill on sexual offences controversial

A clash between provisions in the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill 2011, on the age for consent is the reason for much debate, reports Vicky Nanjappa.......

Moral victory for homosexuals? It is hardly one

The recent Delhi High Court ruling that virtually finished off Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code gives a false sense of triumph to those who believe that it was a fight between those who wanted......

IPC likely to cover sailors on high seas

Indian sailors working on foreign vessels may soon be covered under the Indian Penal Code even when they are beyond the territorial waters of the country, according to a Shipping Ministry......

BJP, Congress in suicide pact

I used to believe that Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code holds that suicide is a criminal act. Would some kind soul please pass on this information to the Bharatiya Janata Party and the......

CBI takes over Gutkha case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday registered cases under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act and the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against four persons......

COLUMN: Defending the Internet, loudly

Governments in India have used a clause (known in the legal trade as Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code) to curb various attempts to titillate the Indian mind, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. No sooner......

Audit fraud? Send them to jail, says ICAI

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has recommended strict penal action, including imprisonment, for auditors who are found associated with serious accounting frauds.It also wants the......

Government pockets SMS numbers

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has told all telecom service providers to immediately stop using SMS short-code services beginning with 0,1,7,8 and 9 digits. The order implies that no SMS......

Sebi extends takeover code amnesty scheme

Faced with a subdued response and corporate demand, Securities and Exchange Board of India extended the duration of its amnesty scheme by two months for listed companies and individuals, who have......

Who will bell the Ponzi schemes?

A system of multiple regulations operating in silos has created grey areas that foster illegal money raisingA group of people from the chit fund sector wrote a Right to Information application......

Why Aligarh is a very important film

Aligarh is a milestone in the history of Indian cinema that should start the much needed conversation about how India treats gays and lesbians, feels Aseem Chhabra. Towards the middle of director......

Cricketer Amit Mishra arrested, given bail, in assault case

IMAGE: Cricketer Amit Mishra comes out from the Cubbon park Police Station after he got bail in connection with a complaint of assault filed by a woman, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday. Photograph: PTI......

Relief for Mishra as woman withdraws assault case

In what comes as a relief for Indian cricketer Amit Mishra, the woman who had filed a police complaint against him for an alleged assault, has decided to withdraw the case. "Two days after lodging......

'If there is no case against Sreesanth, the BCCI's ban is totally unjustified'

'The entire BCCI order was based on the Delhi police's chargesheet.' 'Neeraj Kumar shouldn't be part of any BCCI committee that will look into lifting the life ban on the three cricketers.'......

'Delhi police framed Chandila, others to prove case under MCOCA'

'At that time the Delhi police was reeling under various controversies. This case was more of an attention diversion.' Rakesh Kumar, Ajit Chandila's lawyer, reasons with Manu Shankar/ why......

Timeline: IPL spot-fixing scandal

India pacer Shantakumaran Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mate Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were on Sunday cleared of charges by a Delhi court in the spot-fixing and betting scandal in......
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Sedition case filed against Aamir Khan

In the middle of a row over his remarks on rising intolerance in the country, Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Wednesday received support from... ...
Padma awards of famed Kannada writer stolen

By | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News Shivamogga (Karnataka), Nov 25 (IANS) The country's Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards... ...
Karnataka High Court quashes land case against B S Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru: In a sigh of relief to BJP national Vice President and former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday set... ...
Smart City Bhubaneswar needs to be safe for women

across the world are increasingly becoming unsafe for women. There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear... ...
Tara acquitted in attempt to murder case

A local court has acquitted Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara in a case registered for attempt to murder and provisions of the Terrorist and... ...

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