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28 July, 2017 10:24 AM 10-Year-Old Rape Survivor Can't Have Abortion, Says Supreme Court

New Delhi: A 10-year-old raped by her uncle will not be allowed to have an abortion, the Supreme Court ruled today, rejecting the petition by a Supreme Court lawyer. The court said it was basing its decision on the assessment of doctors who said that a medical termination was not safe either for the girl or the foetus. She is 32 weeks pregnant. The court 38

28 July, 2017 9:02 AM The SC Order On Sec 498A Addresses The Demands Of 'Men's Rights' Activists

According to reports, no coercive action would be taken against the accused, or arrests would be made, till the veracity of the allegations made by the victim are confirmed. These exceptions would apply to only such cases where there's no visible sign of injury suffered by the complainant. To this end, the court has defined specific guidelines for the police 24

28 July, 2017 5:59 AM Parliament live updates: Congress MLAs are being abducted in Gujarat, claims Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha

Today marks the end of second week of Monsoon Session. Both Houses of Parliament will take up Private Members Bills on Friday. On Thursday, Lok Sabha passed the Companies Act Amendments and Rajya Sabha cleared the IIIT Bill. 11:32 am: Rajya Sabha reconvenes. Ruckus continues. Anand Sharma raises the issue. "What can I do? You have to approach the Election 50

27 July, 2017 4:45 PM No arrest in dowry harassment case without verifying authenticity of complaint: SC

NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over misuse of anti-dowry law by disgruntled wives against her husband and in-laws, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed that no arrest or action be taken on such complaints without verifying the veracity of dowry harassment allegations. Admitting that there is a growing tendency to abuse Section 498A IPC by women by roping 25

27 July, 2017 3:26 PM Pakistani council orders 'revenge rape' of 16-year-old girl

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's 17

27 July, 2017 10:35 AM Pakistani Girl Raped In 'Revenge' For A Rape Her Brother Committed. Police Arrest 29 Relatives

The extended family members all lived within yards of each other, in a small village near a river bank in Pakistan's largest province, Punjab. It was in this village in Muzaffarabad, a suburb of the city of Multan, where the first of two rapes took place. A daughter of the family, around the age of 12 or 13, was cutting the grass in nearby fields on July 16 when a teenage 16

27 July, 2017 10:35 AM CJP takes notice of teenage girl’s 'revenge rape' on panchayat orders

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday took notice of the rape of a teenage girl in an impoverished southern district of Punjab which reportedly took place on the orders of a panchayat or village council. The panchayat comprising 20 members, including four women, in Muzaffarabad district of Multan had ordered a man earlier 20

27 July, 2017 6:16 AM Nitish Kumar stumps his friends and foes alike

NEW DELHI: JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar has become the chief minister of Bihar for the sixth time as he jilted an uncomfortable ally in the RJD and joined hands with the BJP after four years, yet again demonstrating his political manoeuvrability. Often referred to as the Chanakya of Bihar politics, Kumar, 66, quit as the CM of the politically crucial state 25

27 July, 2017 1:30 AM Donald Trump To Ban Transgender US Military Personnel, Reversing Obama

The United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military, President Donald Trump tweeted Washington: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the US military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands 38

26 July, 2017 9:41 PM I served 34 years in the Army. I’m transgender. President Trump is wrong

The most important thing in the military is getting the job done. Gender identity has nothing to do with it. President Trump says allowing transgender people to serve in the military would bring “disruption” that could stand in the way of the “decisive and overwhelming victory” our armed forces must strive for. Apparently, he doesn’t think transgender 25