Four gang-rape convicts get 10-year jail in dacoity case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday awarded 10-year jail terms to four people - earlier convicted for the brutal gang rape of December 16, 2012 - in a dacoity case that occurred the same night.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh on August 27 convicted the four for dacoity, kidnapping, wrongfully confining a person, voluntarily causing hurt in committing or attempting to commit robbery, dishonestly receiving stolen property knowing it was obtained by dacoity and common intention under the Indian Penal Code.


DCW to work with Delhi Police's crimes against women cell

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday decided to work closely with Delhi Police's special unit dealing with crimes against women for speedy resolution of common cases, an official said.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal visited the office of the Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) at Nanakpura area, where she met Joint Commissioner of Police and SPUWAC head Robin Hibu and Deputy Commissioner of Police Varsha Sharma, a DCW official told IANS.


Kashmiri Pandits living in Valley struggles to live a normal life

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net,

Srinagar: Against the back drop of highly ambitious Composite Township project of central government to resettle and rehabilitate migrated Kashmiri Pandits back into the valley, the internally displaced Pandit families living in Kashmir still struggles to roll back their life to normalcy.

Women's rights must be respected: President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said India "must respect as sacred the rights of women to equal opportunities and dignified living", as given an opportunity, the women can rise and excel in any field of their choice.

"We need to build such mechanisms within institutions that facilitate the growth of women into decision making positions," he said while addressing eminent women leaders who featured in a book titled "30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories".


Medical student commits suicide in AIIMS hostel

New Delhi: A 17-year-old MBBS student allegedly committed suicide early Sunday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her hostel room in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, police said.

Police said they were called after Khushboo Chaudhary's hostel inmates spotted her hanging in her room from the room's window around 2.50 a.m. and approached hostel security.

"The room was locked from inside. We broke open the door and found Khushboo hanging. The body has been sent for a post-mortem," a police official said.


Sania gets Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards for 12 others

New Delhi : Tennis star Sania Mirza received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour on Saturday, while 12 others, including ace shooter Jitu Rai and hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh were conferred with the Arjuna award.

This year's ceremony had its fair share of controversy as well since a division bench of the Delhi High Court on Saturday stayed a single-judge order directing the Centre to give the prestigious Dronacharya award to former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar.

Bengal man nabbed with dismembered bodies of woman, child in bags

Kolkata: A man in West Bengal's Hooghly district was arrested on Saturday while he was trying to dispose off the bodies of a woman and a minor girl suspected to be killed by him, police said.

The accused Samaresh Sarkar, was caught with three trolley bags inside which the dismembered bodies of a woman and a minor girl were found. He was caught by fellow passengers after he threw the bags into the river while riding a ferry.

"The passengers of the ferry grew suspicious after Sarkar threw the bags into the river and detained him.


Indian women's hockey team qualifies for 2016 Olympics

London: England ensured that India qualified for the Olympics after 36 years when they defeated Spain to enter the final of the ongoing EuroHockey Championships here.

England's 2-1 victory over Spain in the semi-finals - after Holland had entered the title clash by edging out Germany 1-0 - ensured that one quota place was freed up as both finalists have already earned their sports for the Rio Olympics next year.

India took the quota place on the basis of their fifth-place finish in the women’s Hockey World League Semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium last month.

Union health secretary, AIIMS, Delhi Police get NHRC notices

New Delhi : The NHRC has issued notice to the union health secretary, director of AIIMS and the commissioner of Delhi Police over reports that an injured girl died after failing to receive timely treatment, an official said on Friday.

The eight-year-old girl was injured in a road accident on August 12 and her uncle was made to run from one hospital to the other, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), resulting in her death, the commission said citing media reports.

Haryana gets 21 all-women police stations

Chandigarh : Promising a better policing environment to make women feel secure in approaching police, the Haryana government on Friday launched all-women police stations in all 21 districts of the state.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the first all-women police station at Mansa Devi complex in Haryana's Panchkula town, adjoining Chandigarh.

"The all women police stations are a gift for women of Haryana on the eve of the festival of Raksha Bandhan," Khattar said.