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  • Centre concerned over law and order in UP :Rajnath Singh

    Amid a spate of cases of violence against women and political leaders in Uttar Pradesh, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the central government was concerned over the situation in the state. “The MHA (ministry of home affairs) is concerned over the prevailing ‘law and order’ situation in Uttar Pradesh,” Rajnath Singh wrote […]

    ‘Nirbheek’: Lightweight revolver for women

    Over a year after the brutal Delhi gangrape incident, the Indian Ordnance Factory here has come out with ‘Nirbheek’, a .32 bore light weight revolver designed especially for women to defend themselves from assault. With its nomenclature inspired by ‘Nirbhaya’, the 500-g revolver is light and can be kept by women in their purses or […]

    Policewoman at every police station to deal with eveteasers:HC

    Jharkhand High Court has directed the state government to post at least one policewoman in every police station to deal with the problem of eveteasing.  Disposing of a PIL urging protection of girls from eve teasers, a division bench of Chief Justice R Banumathi and Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh also directed the state government yesterday […]

    Laws to deal with communal riots inadequate: Rahman Khan

    Noting that Muzaffarnagar riots have underlined inadequacies in existing laws to deal with such clashes, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday pitched for introduction of the Communal Violence Bill in Winter Session of Parliament. Asked if UPA would table the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill in the next session of Parliament, […]

    National Integration Council to meet on Sept 23, riots on agenda

    Days after Muzaffarnagar riots, the government has convened a meeting of the National Integration Council (NIC) in New Delhi on September 23 to discuss how to combat communalism. The 148-member NIC, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will discuss threadbare the growing menace of communalism, casteism and regionalism and how to deal with them. Union […]

    SC refuses to hear Centre’s review plea of its verdict on convicted politicians

    The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the Centre’s plea seeking a review of its verdict on disqualification of MPs and MLAs on being convicted in a criminal case. The apex court, however, agreed to hear the Centre’s petition seeking review of its judgment barring arrested persons from contesting elections. Earlier, the Union Cabinet on […]

    SC admits judgement on CIC mistake of law, recalls verdict

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled an order and admitted that it committed a “mistake of law” by directing that only sitting or retired high court chief justices or an apex court judge could head the central and state information commissions. A bench of justices A K Patnaik and A K Sikri withdrew its order […]

    CJI stresses on vibrant subordinate judiciary

    Affirming his commitment for enhancing judicial effectiveness, Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam on Saturday called for steps for creating a vibrant judiciary in the country so as to win the trust and confidence of the people. Inaugurating a new building of Odisha Judicial Academy Cuttack, the CJI called upon the judicial officers to […]

    Ishrat case: Court declares senior Guj IPS officer absconder

    A Special CBI court in Ahmedabad on Friday declared Gujarat IPS officer P P Pandey an absconder in the 2004 fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate of the special CBI court H S Khutwad on Friday passed an order proclaiming Additional DGP (Crime) P P Pandey an absconder […]