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Pocso Act
West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.20

Settle judge choice row, HC to state

The state law department should settle its disputes regarding appointment of judges for subordinate courts with the high court administration, Calcutta High Court said on Tuesday.“Filling up vacant ...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

Protecting children from sexual offences

Not just women, but children too, suffer cruel neglect in India. Perhaps it is this darkness implicit in society’s value system that is most shocking. The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the ...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.18

Norms to curb child abuse before Calcutta high court

A writ petition filed by the father of a four-year-old who had been sexually assaulted in school has led to a high court-appointed committee framing a comprehensive set of guidelines to deal with chil...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 03.01.20

6 arrested for assault on minor

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a gang in Meghalaya’s West Jaiñtia Hills, and six out of seven accused, including two juveniles, have been arrested so far.West Jaiñtia Hills...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.01.20

Cry of ‘six girls raped’ from Khunti

Six underage girls were gang-raped while they were returning after sunset from a Makar Sankranti fair on Wednesday night in Khunti district around 30km south of the state capital, villagers have alleg...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.12.18

Rape cuffs on Sonari monk

The Bharat Sevashram Sangha monk accused of outraging the modesty of a 15-year-old girl on Wednesday evening was arrested on Friday and forwarded to judicial custody.The 54-year-old has been charged w...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 12.07.19

Pocso: Bill to define child pornography

 The Union women and child development ministry has decided to define child pornography in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill that the government plans to introduce ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.07.19

Government moots death for child sexual assault

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Pocso Act, including the death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children and providing stringent other punishments for other crimes ag...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.12.19

Off with mercy: President leads chorus

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said there should be no scope of mercy for those sentenced to death for sexual abuse of children under the Pocso Act, throwing the weight of his office behind the c...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.19

Calcutta teen rescued from sleaze den

A 15-year-old girl allegedly forced into prostitution was rescued from a house near Thakurpukur on Tuesday afternoon.Two women who were allegedly running a trafficking racket from the single-storey ho...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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