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Centre proposes death penalty for childrens' rapists

Centre proposes death penalty for childrens' rapists

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12.



Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, 64 members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven parties led by the Congress on Friday submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra on five grounds of "misbehaviour".

From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free

From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free

Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) Six years after a trial court punished her for 28 years in jail calling her the key instigator in Gujarat's worst communal massacre that left 97 Muslims dead in 2002 in Ahmedabad's Naroda Patiya, the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani saying there was no evidence to nail her.

Supreme Court website may have been hacked

Supreme Court website may have been hacked

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday amid reports that some Brazilian hackers may have targeted it.

Pakistan calls India's claims on surgical strike 'baseless'

Pakistan calls India's claims on surgical strike 'baseless'

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday rejected as "false" and "baseless" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims of having launched a surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistani territory.

SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case

SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Jammu lawyers for obstructing the filing of charge sheet in the Kathua minor rape and murder case even as they claimed they were protesting on a different issue.

BCCI must be under RTI just like other sports bodies: Law Commission

BCCI must be under RTI just like other sports bodies: Law Commission

New Delhi, April 18: The Law Commission of India has recommended that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) should come under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act just as other national sports bodies do, stressing that it sees no reason why "BCCI should be an exception".

India, Britain to boost anti-terror ties, work together in Indo-Pacific

India, Britain to boost anti-terror ties, work together in Indo-Pacific

London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to strengthen cooperation to take "decisive and concerted actions" against globally-proscribed terrorists and terror entities while naming Pakistan-based terror outfits following talks between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Theresa May of Britain.

Media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh each for identifying rape victim

Media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh each for identifying rape victim

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed 12 media organisations to pay Rs 10 lakh each as compensation for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

As ATMs dry up, govt blames 'unusual demand', vows to print more notes

As ATMs dry up, govt blames 'unusual demand', vows to print more notes

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amidst reports of a cash crunch and empty ATMs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday sought to allay fears, saying "there is more than adequate currency in circulation", even as the government blamed "unusual demand" for shortages in some areas.

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