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Twelve booked for ordering social boycott of family over marriage

11 Feb 2021

Twelve booked for ordering social boycott of family over marriage

Police registered an offense against at least 12 persons for allegedly ordering social boycott of a 23-year-old man and his family in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra after he married a woman belonging to his caste.

Opening pant's zip not sexual assault under POCSO: High Court

28 Jan 2021

Opening pant's zip not sexual assault under POCSO: High Court

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has ruled that holding the hands of a minor girl and opening the zip of pants do not fall under the purview of "sexual assault" or "aggravated sexual assault" of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Mumbai: Driver stages kidnapping of employer's two kids for extortion

28 Jan 2021

Mumbai: Driver stages kidnapping of employer's two kids for extortion

A driver and his relative were arrested from suburban Andheri in Mumbai for allegedly staging the kidnapping of two children of a builder, for whom he worked, in a bid to extort Rs. 1 crore, police said on Wednesday.

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order

27 Jan 2021

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Bombay High Court order acquitting a man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act saying groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault.

Woman dies after being 'pushed' out of train by husband

14 Jan 2021

Woman dies after being 'pushed' out of train by husband

A 26-year-old woman has died after her husband allegedly pushed her out of a running local train while they were standing at its door in Mumbai, a police official said on Thursday.

Chhattisgarh: Man gets wife raped by friend, divorces her later

20 Jul 2019

Chhattisgarh: Man gets wife raped by friend, divorces her later

In a disgusting incident, a 19-year-old man from Chhattisgarh first made his friend rape his minor wife, and then he divorced her just 40 days after the marriage.

Virender Sehwag's wife accuses business partners of forgery, FIR filed

13 Jul 2019

Virender Sehwag's wife accuses business partners of forgery, FIR filed

Wife of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, Aarti has accused her agro-based company's business partners of forgery.

Man offers woman help in finding job, later rapes her

24 May 2019

Man offers woman help in finding job, later rapes her

In a horrifying incident, a woman was allegedly raped in a hotel room in Punjab's Mohali district on Wednesday.

Delhi: Crane on wrong side of road crushes 61-year-old woman

23 Jan 2019

Delhi: Crane on wrong side of road crushes 61-year-old woman

In a horrific accident, a crane hurtling down the wrong side of the road crushed a 61-year-old pedestrian under its wheels in south Delhi's Dhaula Kuan in the wee hours of Sunday.

#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

06 Sep 2018

#Section377: How global media organization reported on this landmark judgement

The world media today hailed the overturning of a colonial-era law in India that criminalized gay sex, saying the landmark ruling was a boost for gay rights not only in the world's largest democracy but also the world.

NewsBytes on TheQuint:  How low will journalism stoop down?

06 Jan 2018

NewsBytes on TheQuint: How low will journalism stoop down?

In an era of 'infobesity', where every organization feeds you with content/news, the pertinent question is - what is news?