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17 October, 2018 11:27 AM "Appropriate To Step Down": MJ Akbar's Full Statement

#MeToo: "Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office..." MJ Akbar said Union Minister MJ Akbar, who is facing multiple sex harassment charges, has resigned. Mr Akbar has filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, one of the 20 women who has accused him of sex harassment 46

15 October, 2018 2:33 PM Not Surprised By MK Akbar's Move, Say Women Activists

One of the activists, Vani Subramanian, said MJ Akbar was "not the first man to not accept his mistakes" and won't be the last Several women rights activists today said they were not surprised by Union Minister MJ Akbar's decision to go to court against a journalist who has accused him of sex harassment. One of the activists, Vani Subramanian, said Mr Akbar 64

4 October, 2018 5:38 AM Not Here: US City Blocks Plan For 'Robot Brothels

The US city of Houston on Wednesday blocked a Canadian businessman's plans to open what local media dubbed a robot brothel, after an outcry from residents. The KinkySdollS shop in Toronto was set to expand to the Texas city with dolls that the company says have interactive artificial intelligence and robotic technologies. Customers would have been able to "rent 75

27 September, 2018 6:23 AM Adultery law unconstitutional, rules SC: What Section 497 IPC said

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Thursday said that mere adultery can't be a crime unless it attracts abetment to suicide.  Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Thursday said that mere adultery can't be a crime unless it attracts abetment to suicide. Speaking strongly against Section 497 which defines Adultery in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the CJI said that adultery 49

27 September, 2018 5:46 AM Adultery not a crime, Section 497 struck down by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that adultery law under Section 497 can be ground for civil issues including dissolution of marriage but it cannot be a criminal offence. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) manifestly arbitrary, offends dignity of women and violates 60

26 September, 2018 9:30 AM Landmark Supreme Court decisions of 2018: When law of the land prevailed

The Supreme Court in a landmark ruling said that Aadhaar will stay, albeit with conditions. Here are some major rulings of the Apex Court in 2018. Legal sanction to homosexuality | After taking into account a clutch of petitions challenging criminalisation of homosexuality, the Supreme Court on September 6, deemed Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional 33

22 September, 2018 10:01 AM Bishop Arrested For Allegedly Raping Kerala Nun Stood Smiling In Court

Franco Mulakkal was admitted to a government hospital in Kottayam on Friday night after he complained of chest pain. He was discharged on Saturday. Franco Mulakkal, the senior Catholic priest arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun in Kerala, has been sent to the custody of the police for two days by a court. His petition 69

16 September, 2018 1:26 AM Dalai Lama Says He Knew Of Sex Abuse By Buddhist Teachers Since 1990s

The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are "nothing new". The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the admission during a four-day visit to the Netherlands, where he met on Friday with victims of sexual abuse allegedly 67

10 September, 2018 1:58 PM Gay Marriages Will Destroy Society: Pastor Shouts In Court Complex

Days after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality, a city-based pastor created a flutter in a court complex here Monday, raising slogans against the landmark judgment and claiming that same sex marriage would lead to natural calamities, police said. Father Felix Jebasingh of Puliyakulam Church came to the district court complex and standing in the corridor 40

8 September, 2018 2:40 AM "Mistakes Happen": Kerala Women's Panel Boss On MLA Accused Of Sex Abuse

Kerala women's panel made it clear that it cannot register a case on its own despite the National Commission for Women taking note of the sexual harassment allegations. The chief of Kerala's women's panel seemed to speak in defence of a CPI(M) legislator who faces allegation of sexual abuse of a woman. PK Sasi of the ruling Left has been accused of sexually 68