UP man sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping minor daughter.

A special court here on Monday sentenced a man to 10-year imprisonment for raping his 14-year-old daughter. The Judge, Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari, also imposed a fine of Rs 32,000 on the accused after finding him guilty under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

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Court orders CBI to conduct probe against Bihar CM in shelter home case

A court here has directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and two senior bureaucrats in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal. The special POCSO court here passed the order on Friday on an application filed by an accused, Ashwani, a self-styled medical practitioner who allegedly used […]

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Malayalam actor granted conditional bail

Malayalam actor Sreejit Ravi, who was arrested after a complaint by school girls that he had behaved indecently, was today granted conditional bail by a court here. Additional District Court judge K P Indira granted bail to the actor on the condition that he deposits Rs one lakh and two solvent surieties of the like […]

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Halt POSCO project, say UN rights experts

The construction of a mega steel plant in Odisha should be halted immediately, UN independent rights experts have urged, citing serious human rights concerns. The project reportedly threatens to displace over 22,000 people in Jagatsinghpur district, and disrupt the livelihood of many thousands more in the surrounding area, a statement said. “The construction of a […]

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SC sets aside Orissa HC order on iron ore licence to Posco

Orissa high court order has set aside by the Supreme Court which had quashed state government’s petition to allot iron ore licence to South Korean steel major Posco in Khandadhar hills in Sundergarh district for a multi-crore steel plant. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha asked the Centre to consider all the objections raised by various […]

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Orissa moves Supreme Court over POSCO mining

Orissa Friday moved the Supreme Court against an Orissa High Court order that disapproved its grant of permission to South Korean steel major POSCO to mine iron ore in Sundergarh district, a state minister said. ‘The state government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court today (Friday) against the high court order,’ […]

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