Crime & Justice

Life sentence to self-styled godman Rampal, 14 others

CHANDIGARH: A court in Haryanas Hisar town on Tuesday awarded life sentence to self-styled godman Rampal along with 14 others for the murder of six people. He has been in prison since November 2014.

Nursing student raped in UP hospital

LUCKNOW: A ward boy and a medical student were arrested on Tuesday for raping a nursing student while she was admitted in a Bagpat hospital in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Shot by guard, judge's wife dead, son 'brain dead'

GURUGRAM: The wife of Additional District and Sessions Judge Krishan Kant, who was shot at by her husband's security guard on Saturday, has died while their teenager son is "brain dead", doctors said on Sunday. But police said the boy too was dead.

Class 10 student gangraped in Delhi, 4 held

NEW DELHI: A 16-year-old class 10 student was on Saturday allegedly gangraped by four persons in east Delhi's Vinod Nagar, police said on Sunday, adding that the accused have been arrested.

DU student held for kidnapping minor boy for ransom

NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old Delhi University girl student and her teenaged brother have been arrested for kidnapping a three-year-old son of their landlord in south Delhi to extract a hefty ransom of Rs 5 crore, police said on Friday.

Police officer killed in Bihar encounter

PATNA: A police officer was killed during an encounter with criminals in Bihars Khagaria district, police said on Saturday.

SC stays execution of death sentence of Rohtak woman

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of the death sentence of Sonam, convicted of killing seven members of her family, along with her friend Naveen, at a Rohtak village in Haryana in September 2009.

NRI found dead in Chandigarh Hotel

CHANDIGARH: A 40-year-old NRI, a software engineer, was found dead at a Hotel in Sector 35 this afternoon. The police have ruled out any foul play in the incident.

Youth held for killing parents, sister in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A first-year polytechnic student was arrested on Wednesday by Delhi Police for murdering his parents and sister in a south Delhi locality early on Wednesday. The police said the youth was angry with his family members for repeatedly taunting him for being "useless."

3 of family found dead in house

NEW DELHI: A man, his wife and their daughter were found dead with stab wounds in their house here on Wednesday, police said. Their son was severely injured.

Motorcyclist killed in Phagwara road accident

PHAGWARA: One Motorcyclist Youth identified as Manbir Singh(18) resident of Village Nasirabad was killed on the spot when his bike he was riding dashed against a tree near the Village on Sunday afternoon.

2 NC men killed as militants open fire in Srinagar

SRINAGAR:Two party workers of the National Conference (NC) were killed and another critically injured on Friday as militants opened fire in the old city area here, police said.

Terror funding: NIA raids Srinagar businessman's residence

SRINAGAR / NEW DELHI: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday searched the residence of a businessman in Srinagar in connection with a terror funding case, officials said.

Minor apprehended for attempting rape on Class 3 girl

NEW DELHI: In a shocking case, a 15-year-old boy has been apprehended here for allegedly trying to rape his neighbour -- a Class 3 girl student, police said.

Jilted lover held for shooting woman in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A 27-year-old man has been arrested here for allegedly opening fire at a girl who rejected his marriage proposal, police said.

UP cop kills Apple executive in late night chase

LUCKNOW:  An Uttar Pradesh constable was on Saturday arrested and booked for murder after he shot and killed an young Apple executive from close range, an official said.

Activists hail SC verdict on adultery

NEW DELHI: Activists and lawyers welcomed the Supreme Court's landmark verdict on decriminalising adultery, saying patriarchal control over a women's body was unacceptable.

"Partners in a marriage should have respect for each other's sexual autonomy"

NEW DELHI: In another landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised adultery after striking down a British era law, Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, terming it as unconstitutional, archaic and manifestly arbitrary, with one judge saying women can't be treated as "chattel".

Women can't be treated as cattle: SC strikes down adultery law

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, an adultery law dating to the British era, terming it unconstitutional, archaic and manifestly arbitrary, with one judge saying women can't be treated as "cattle".

Nishant Sharma shifted from Ropar to Pathankot jail, three jail staffers suspended

ROPAR: The Roparr Police has registered a case of attempt to murder under sections 307 of IPC against three accused for the murderous attack on All India Shiv Sena(Hindu) president Nisdhant Sharma who was stabbed in the Rupnagar district jail today morning.

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