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  • Pastor raises slogans in court against verdict on section 377, ‘God has destroyed the cities which allowed homosexuality’

    Coimbatore: Days after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality, a city-based pastor created a flutter in a court complex here Monday, raising slogans against the landmark judgement and claiming that same sex marriage would lead to natural calamities, police said. Father Felix Jebasingh of Puliyakulam Church came to the district court complex and standing in the corridor shouted slogans urging the people not to support gay marriages. “Please do not support the court judgement on

  • What public good law on adultery serves, asks SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday disagreed with the Centre’s submission that the penal provision on adultery was needed to save the sanctity of marriage, saying it does not appeal to common sense that a woman cannot prosecute her husband for adulterous relationship.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Cases lodged against 3,000 agitators in Chakan, Khed

    Mumbai: Normalcy returned to the industrial area of Chakan outside Pune City on Tuesday, after two days of violence by Maratha agitators. Two cases have been lodged against nearly 3,000 persons under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections pertaining to rioting, arson and the use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, among others, at Chakan and Khed police stations.

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    Supreme Court to continue hearing petitions against Section 377 today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday will continue hearing a batch of petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexual activities. During the previous hearing on Monday, a five-judge Constitutional bench had refused to adjourn the hearing after the Centre sought more time to file its reply. The Centre requested the court to adjourn the hearing and sought four weeks to file its reply to the

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    Single incident of harassment not enough to penalise someone for domestic abuse, cruelty: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: In a significant ruling, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has said a single and solitary incident of harassment is not enough to attract the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which penalise domestic abuse and cruelty. The ruling was delivered earlier this month by a single-judge bench of Justice Kishor Sonawane while dealing with a criminal appeal filed by a man challenging his conviction under section 498 A

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    Mumbai: Activist Ashok Row Kavi challenges Sec 377 in SC

    Mumbai: In what has brought some hope to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government, seeking its response on a fresh petition challenging section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.

  • Four digits of a car help police solve hit-&-run case

    Bhayandar : Had it not been the tireless efforts taken by the Navghar police a hit and run case would have remain unsolved and that too on the virtue of a 4 digit clue captured by a CCTV camera.

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    Fodder scam: Lalu seeks leniency, sentencing today

    Ranchi : Citing illness and old age, RJD chief Lalu Prasad, convicted in a fodder scam case along with 10 others, on Friday sought leniency from the CBI court which will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Saturday.

  • FIR finally registered in Mumbai CA’s cyber stalking case

    Mumbai: The NM Joshi Marg police station has finally registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the stalker who has been harassing a woman by sending her lewd messages on Facebook since 2011.

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    Police says, Bollywood actor booked for ‘sexually harassing’ model

    Thane: A small-time Bollywood actor has been booked by the City Police for allegedly sexually harassing a 26-year-old model cum budding actress, the police said yesterday. According to the police, the actor, who played roles in some films, had been sending lewd messages to the complainant since February this year.

  • 11 GJM leaders held for murder attempt in Darj

    Darjeeling : The police on Friday night arrested 11 leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on charges of attempt to murder and vandalism.

  • Mumbai: Elite hotel Tulip Star in Juhu, booked for misusing garden land

    Mumbai: A case has been registered under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC against Juhu-based elite hotel Tulip Star for misusing land for private parties that breach conditions and understandings of the suburban district collector. The complainant, Gajanan Davle, a Talathi (secretary), has alleged that hotel Tulip Star is using the plot adjacent to the hotel building.