Mediation centre helps unite divorced couples

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Sukhveer and Shobha Singh came to Delhi High Court in 2009 in a custody battle over their child after their decided to annul their nine-year-old marriage. A year later the couple is happily remarried, thanks to the court’s mediation. Sukhveer and Shobha had married in 2000, but things started turning sour after Shobha’s family began… Read more »

Dalits have low awareness about legal rights : Expert

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The poorest of the poor dalits and exploited sections of society have extremely low awareness about legal rights and judicial remedies which is impeding welfare and human rights objectives, a rights activist said Saturday. ‘Unless Dalits and marginalised sections of society are aware of their legal rights and are also aware of the ways and… Read more »

Delhi Police launch juvenile justice website

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A website that will help deal with cases of missing children faster as well as provide information on all aspects of juvenile justice and rights was launched by the Delhi Police Saturday. The website – www.dpjju.com – intends to create awareness on juvenile rights and will give details about organisations working for juveniles, the laws… Read more »

Delhi civic agencies pulled up for poor sanitation

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Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the Delhi High Court has pulled up the civic agencies for poor sanitation in the capital, noting the conditions had not improved for the past 12 years. A division bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Veena Birbal Friday criticised the civic agencies for their “callous approach” to worsening sanitation… Read more »

Women’s bill holds many unrealized promises: Meira Kumar

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The women’s reservation bill holds many unrealized promises for the political empowerment of women, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said here Saturday. ‘India was one of the first countries where women were given the right to vote. Parliament has, over the years, enacted several laws for their empowerment, welfare and protection,’ Meira Kumar, the first… Read more »

Murder accused IIT student sent to judicial custody

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A student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee was sent to 14 days judicial remand Saturday for allegedly murdering a woman IIT-Delhi student at a hotel here, police said. ‘A local court (Saturday) sent Gaurav Verma, a third-year architecture student of IIT-Roorkee, who was arrested for murdering Pragati Tibberwal, to judicial remand till March… Read more »

Spread awareness to avoid hooch tragedies: Court

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In order to prevent the deaths of people by consuming spurious liquor, the Delhi High Court asked the Delhi Police to spread awareness amongst the public by wide publicity and arranging street plays. Justice V.K. Jain, in a series of guidelines issued to the police, said: ‘Display boards, educating and cautioning the public against consumption… Read more »

Gujarat probes shooting of inspector by officer

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A probe has begun into an incident where a senior police officer shot an anti-terrorist squad (ATS) inspector during a mock drill in Surat last month, though the state home ministry had termed it an ‘accident’ at that time. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Subhash Trivedi Friday handed over his service weapon to D.R. Patel,… Read more »