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08 May 2018

Indian Penal Code

Rape of girls at orphanage: Man, daughter get life sentence

A special court in MP's Shivpuri has awarded life imprisonment to a 79-year-old retired professor and his daughter, an advocate, in a case of rape and harassment of minor girls at an orphanage run by her.

05 May 2018


Shimla: Government school teacher dismissed for sexually harassing student

A government school teacher was dismissed from service for allegedly sexually harassing a student, an official statement said today.

01 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Mother sells Delhi teen to Manali-pimp for Rs. 40,000 monthly

In a disturbing incident, a teenager from Delhi has alleged that her mother sold her to a pimp for Rs. 40,000 a month.

30 Apr 2018


Bihar: As molesters strip 14-year-old girl, onlookers make video

In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old girl was groped and molesters tried ripping her clothes off in Bihar's Jehanabad district.

29 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: 14-year-old gangraped repeatedly, cops clueless till she gets abortion

In a brutal tale of torture, five men in Jabalpur, MP, gangraped their 14-year-old cook repeatedly for two months.

27 Apr 2018

Hindustan Times

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.

25 Apr 2018


Mumbai: 'Maushi' held for sexually assaulting four-year-old girl repeatedly

Yet another student, yet another sexual assault case, this time by a Mumbai woman.

25 Apr 2018

Ram Nath Kovind

Delhi: 13-year-old forced to drink by aunt; raped by boyfriend

Another minor has been raped, this time in the forest area of outer Delhi's Shahbad Dairy on Sunday, hours after President Ram Nath Kovind greenlit death penalty for convicted rapists of children under 12 years.

23 Apr 2018

Tamil Nadu

Former BJP candidate molests sleeping minor in Chennai train, arrested

A lawyer who fought the 2006 Tamil Nadu (TN) elections on a BJP ticket has been arrested for allegedly molesting a sleeping nine-year-old girl on a train, somewhere between Salem and Erode, Sunday night.

22 Apr 2018


Man sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for kidnapping, raping minor

A Bihar court has awarded 10 years of imprisonment to a man for kidnapping and raping a minor girl in Nawada district of the state three years ago.

Confusion over Unnao rape victim's age gets murky

BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the primary accused in Unnao rape case, has been booked under Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and other IPC sections.

15 Apr 2018

Amit Kumar

Witchcraft: Delhi man convicted of sexually assaulting minor girl

A man, who claimed to cure backaches through witchcraft, has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on the pretext of treating her, with a Delhi court relying on the victim's sole testimony.

10 Apr 2018


Mumbai shocker: Fashion designer rapes minor daughters for 2 years

In a shocking and heinous case of child abuse, a Mumbai-based fashion designer has allegedly raped his daughters, aged 13 and 17, for more than two years.

07 Apr 2018


Delhi: Youth killed 7-year-old for resisting sodomy, arrested

A 21-year-old was recently arrested for abducting and sodomizing his seven-year-old neighbor in Delhi's Okhla Industrial area.

03 Apr 2018


Sexual assault: Mumbai school-trustee denied bail, asked to surrender immediately

The founder-trustee of Andheri-based Tridha International School, accused of sexually assaulting a kindergarten student in 2016, has been denied bail by the Bombay High Court.

26 Mar 2018

Delhi Police

Former Karate World Champion to teach self-defense to Meghalaya girls

Taking a cue from the Delhi Police model of self-defense program for girls, West Khasi Hills (WKH) district authorities in Meghalaya have appointed former Karate World Champion Linza F Syiem to train school girls to fight against sexual harassment.

17 Mar 2018


Thane: Music teacher sentenced to 3-year imprisonment for molesting minor

A Thane court awarded three-year rigorous imprisonment to a 30-year-old music teacher for molesting a minor girl on 9 Dec'16.

14 Mar 2018


Mumbai cabbie gets 10 years' imprisonment for raping minor boy

A sessions court in Mumbai on Tuesday awarded 10 years' imprisonment to a 30-year-old man for raping a minor boy inside his cab five years ago.

12 Mar 2018

Sexual Assault

NCPCR working on better security measures for child TV artistes

The infamous Papon kissing controversy raised several questions over the security of the child TV artistes.

05 Mar 2018


Hostel chief near Mumbai held for allegedly molesting inmates

A 35-year-old man running a hostel in Palghar, 100 kms from Mumbai, has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two of its inmates since December.

28 Feb 2018


Delhi: 67-yr-old madrasa teacher arrested for allegedly raping 9-yr-old girl

A 67-year-old man in Delhi, a teacher, has been arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl inside his madrasa.

25 Feb 2018

Sexual Assault

Now, a case against Papon in Guwahati for kissing minor

Singer Papon has been on the receiving end ever since his video of kissing a minor girl surfaced online.

23 Feb 2018


Mumbai: Man, who raped his daughter, sentenced to life

In a shocking incident, a 38-year-old man has been sentenced to life by Vasai court on Thursday for raping his own daughter and having two children with her.

Papon accused of 'inappropriately kissing a minor girl'; complaint filed

A complaint has been filed against singer Papon after a video of him kissing a minor girl has surfaced online. The video is from the sets of the reality show he is judging and the victim is a contestant from his team.

30 Jan 2018


Delhi shocker: Drunk man rapes eight-month-old cousin, arrested

In a horrifying crime, a 28-year-old man has been arrested in Delhi's Netaji Subhash Place for forcing himself on his eight-month-old cousin while drunk.

29 Jan 2018


Mumbai records a rise in rape cases in 2017

With the number of rape cases increasing day by day, the number of registered cases in Mumbai in 2017 has risen by 40 as compared to figures from the previous year.

21 Jan 2018


Class 7 and 5 students rape four-year-old in Ludhiana, arrested

In a disturbing case, a four-year-old girl in Ludhiana was raped by her 13-year-old neighbor and his 12-year-old friend, students of Class 7 and 5.

14 Nov 2017


Delhi: Man arrested for allegedly raping 18-month-old neighbor

A man was arrested for allegedly raping his 18-month-old girl neighbor at her house in Delhi's Shahpur Jat.

08 Nov 2017


Mumbai school trustee booked for raping 3-year-old

A 57-year-old French national, who is a trustee of an international school in suburban Andheri allegedly raped a three-year-old girl inside the school premises. He was arrested on Tuesday and would be remanded in police custody till November 14.

10 Sep 2017


Delhi: Five-year-old girl raped by peon in Tagore Public School

In a horrifying incident, a five-year-old girl studying in Class-I was raped inside a classroom by a peon in Tagore Public School in Delhi's Gandhi Nagar.

11 Jul 2017


Mumbai: Civic body gives clean chit to actor Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, who was served a notice by BMC following a complaint regarding an unauthorized installation of an electric junction box in the common passage of Versova tower's 20th floor, has now been given a clean chit by BMC.

31 May 2017


RTI Query: 1 of 3 BMC's school children is malnourished

An RTI reply revealed that despite the introduction of midday meals in schools over 2 decades ago, 1 out of every 3 school kids studying in a municipal school is malnourished.

26 May 2017

Delhi Police

DU Admissions- ECA admissions get more simple

This year, admission procedure for students applying to colleges through the 'Extra-Curricular Activities' quota in DU has changed in many ways.

28 Apr 2017


Mumbai: Survey declared Gateway of India's public toilet dirtiest

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation conducted its survey of pay-and-use toilets, and discovered that the public toilet at Gateway of India is one of the dirtiest.

21 Feb 2017

Andhra Pradesh

One killed, 9 injured as KSRTC bus catches fire

58-year-old Bhagyamma, a Peenya Dasarahalli resident, was killed and nine others injured when a KSRTC bus caught fire near Arishinakuntte on NH4. Cause of the mishap is not yet known.

17 Feb 2017

Aero India

Major fire at Bellandur lake, toxic fumes engulf vicinity

A massive fire broke out on the lake bed at Bellandur, engulfing the area with heavy toxic fumes.

15 Feb 2017

Manohar Parrikar

Bengaluru: Rumours on demonetization of Rs 10 coins create panic

Rumours about demonetization of Rs 10 coins spread in Bengaluru, creating chaos as more and more citizens found it difficult to use their coins for payment.

06 Feb 2017


Water scarcity hits Bengaluru

Water supply in many areas like Ramamurthy Nagar, C.V. Raman Nagar and more has been erratic since last few weeks.

23 Jan 2017

Narendra Modi

70 passengers waited in Air India's aircraft for 3 hours

70 passengers, including senior-citizens spent over 3 hours in an Air-India aircraft on Sunday before the Mumbai-Gwalior flight was cancelled as the weather was reportedly unclear in Gwalior.

12 Dec 2016

Shah Rukh Khan

Things not so 'tinsel-y' in India's tinseltown

Relief is not in sight for people struggling with demonetization woes, even after a month.