Kathua: News

12 Jun 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Kathua rape case: Officer reveals how Sanji Ram was caught

Earlier this week, an eight-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and brutally murdered finally got justice.

10 Jun 2019


Kathua rape case: Three guilty sentenced to life imprisonment

In the horrific Kathua rape and murder case, three prime convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Pathankot court on Monday.

Kathua Case: 6 held guilty of 8-year-old's rape, murder

In what comes as a sigh of relief for those who have faith in the judiciary, Pathankot court on Monday convicted six of the seven accused in the horrific Kathua rape and murder case.

08 Jun 2019


Sonam Kapoor and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit argue over Aligarh murder-case

When a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Aligarh over a petty sum of Rs. 10,000, the entire country wept.

03 Jun 2019


Kathua rape case: Trial is almost complete, verdict expected soon

In January last year, India outraged after an 8-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in Jammu's Kathua.

14 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Sunday and criticized tall leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) and Omar Abdullah (National Conference).

20 Jan 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K's first inter-state bridge to be inaugurated on January 22

Union minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 1.2 km-long Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge on the Ravi river in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on January 22.

29 Dec 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Army seizes arms, ammunition in Kathua, averts major terror-attack

The Army today said they have averted a major terror attack with the seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Plea alleging custodial torture of key Kathua case witness dismissed

The Supreme Court dismissed a plea claiming a key witness in the sensational Kathua gang rape-and-murder case was allegedly tortured in custody by Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with a separate rape case.

Kathua Case: The real life 'Peepli Live'

Picasso said, art is a lie that tells the truth. Look deeper, and you would agree.

04 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP shocker: Minor, admitted in ICU, gang-raped, case registered

In an appalling incident, a minor was gang-raped in the ICU of a private hospital in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, where she was admitted.

17 Oct 2018


Two countries, two girls, two rapes, but two different ends

Imran Ali, who was convicted for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Kasur, Pakistan, was hanged to death today morning in Kot Lakhpat Central Jail.

Kathua rape case: Supreme Court dismisses plea for fresh probe

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea by an accused in the sensational Kathua gang-rape and murder case seeking fresh investigation on grounds that the probe was allegedly motivated.

29 Sep 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: National flag displayed upside down in BJP-rally, FIR registered

The national flag was allegedly displayed upside down during a rally led by senior BJP leader Rajiv Jasrotia in Kathua district, following which an FIR was lodged for insulting the tricolor, police said today.

Kathua rape case: Victim died of asphyxiation, doctors tell court

In the ongoing trial surrounding the Kathua rape case, the doctors who conducted the autopsy of the eight-year-old victim, have revealed that she had been sexually assaulted and died of asphyxiation.

08 Sep 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 19 children rescued from an unregistered orphanage in Kathua

At least 19 children, including eight girls, have been rescued from an unregistered orphanage in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district during a raid.

Kathua rape case: Crime branch to submit supplementary-chargesheet this week

Jammu and Kashmir Police's crime branch will be submitting its supplementary charge-sheet this week before the Pathankot court, which is hearing the gruesome case of rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January.

Kathua rape: After shifting case, accused moved out of J&K

The SC today passed a slew of directions to authorities in the Kathua rape-murder case, including shifting the accused from Kathua prison in J&K to Gurdaspur district jail in Punjab.

30 Jun 2018

Domestic Violence

Activist, who led Kathua-rape protest, booked for domestic violence

Social activist and lawyer Talib Hussain, who led the stir in demand for justice for Kathua rape victim, has been booked for allegedly assaulting his wife and attempting to kill her for dowry.

Kathua rape case: Pathankot court frames charges against the accused

The Pathankot district and sessions court, which was hearing the Kathua rape and murder case, has framed charges against seven of the eight accused in the case. The eighth accused in the case is a juvenile.

Kathua rape case: Accused to be produced before Pathankot court

The eight people accused in the case of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community in J&K's Kathua will be produced before a court in Pathankot in Punjab on May 31 in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court.

26 May 2018

Narendra Modi

NDA parting ways; four years of Modi government, disappointing: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati today termed the four years of Modi-led government as "disappointing" as the NDA alliance partners are parting ways with the BJP, one by one.

Kathua rape: Accused's signature doesn't match with exam attendance sheet

The signature of Vishal Jangotra, an accused in rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January, doesn't match the one which he claimed to have signed in an exam attendance sheet in Meerut on January 15, stated Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) report.

The missing objective of the PDP-BJP alliance

Like a square peg in a round hole, the BJP-PDP alliance is an obvious misfit.

Kathua-rape: Prime accused said "was like grandfather to victim"

Sanji Ram, the prime accused in Kathua rape case, has reportedly said he was like a grandfather to the eight-year-old victim.

04 May 2018


Actress Emma Watson tweets support for Kathua victim's lawyer

'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson today came out in support of Kathua rape victim's lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat.

28 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Kathua, Unnao rapes: IIM-Bangalore professors write to Modi demanding justice

"Your Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign hope has repeatedly been trampled upon," reads a letter by IIM-Bangalore professors, addressed to PM Narendra Modi in the wake of the Kathua and Unnao rapes.

27 Apr 2018

Amit Sharma

Sanji Ram decided to kill Kathua-rape-victim to save son: Investigators

The main accused in Kathua rape case, Sanji Ram planned the murder of the eight-year-old victim to save his son, Vishal; investigating officers have said.

27 Apr 2018


Centre mulling death penalty for rape of boys under 12

To make the Criminal Law (Amendment) ordinance, 2018 gender neutral, the ministry of women and child development plans to move the Cabinet to demand the same punishment — death penalty — also for those found guilty of raping boys under the age of 12.

Kathua-case will be shifted out at 'slightest-possibility' of mistrial: SC

The Kathua rape case will be shifted out of J&K at the "slightest possibility" of the trial being affected, the SC today assured the victim's family, who have alleged threats to themselves and their lawyer.

22 Apr 2018


Brouhaha shouldn't be created over 1-2 rape cases: Minister

Wading straight into controversy, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar said, Sunday, brouhaha should not be created on rape cases in a big country like India.

21 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Hema Malini: Rape cases are given more publicity these days

BJP MP Hema Malini commented on the rising rapes and crimes against women on Saturday and said such incidents are getting a lot of publicity, ANI reported.

Death penalty for child rapists: Modi Cabinet approves Ordinance

The Cabinet on Saturday cleared the ordinance seeking death penalty for those raping children under 12.

20 Apr 2018


Paintings on Kathua-rape end in stone-pelting at Kerala-artist's home

In a horrific turn of events, stones were thrown at a Kerala painter's house after her paintings on the Kathua rape case offended Hindus.

20 Apr 2018


After #BoycottAmazon trends because of Swara Bhaskar, company deletes tweet

Facing flak for its association with actress Swara Bhaskar, Amazon deleted the tweet which was a part of their 'Ajnabi Shahar Ki Googly' campaign.

19 Apr 2018


Feel disgusted to talk about the Kathua rape: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest celebrity from Bollywood to condemn the Kathua rape incident, saying he feels "disgusted" by it.

19 Apr 2018


Rape is a rape, shouldn't be politicized: Modi

PM Narendra Modi addressed the Kathua and Unnao rapes at a public program in London yesterday, saying "rape is rape" and it shouldn't be politicized.

18 Apr 2018

Delhi High Court

Media houses fined Rs. 10L for revealing Kathua victim's identity

Media houses today apologized before Delhi High Court for revealing the identity of eight-year-old Kathua rape victim.

18 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

'Speak like you advised me': Manmohan Singh to Modi

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in an interaction with the Indian Express, hit out at PM Narendra Modi over his silence on Kathua, Unnao rape cases.

16 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Fast-track cases of rapes of minors: Rahul to PM Modi

Amid public outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases, Congress President Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to fast-track cases of rapes of minors and punish the guilty if he was serious about providing justice to the country's daughters.