Pocso Act
North East  /  Published 18.02.21

4 held for trying to 'malign' Assam minister

Police on Wednesday arrested four persons belonging to the news website Pratibimba Live, including editor-in-chief Taufiquddin Ahmad, for allegedly posting a “salacious” news item to &ldqu...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 27.01.21

'Skin to skin' touch rule stayed

The Bombay High Court, days ago, had ruled that  groping a minor’s breast without “skin to skin contact” cannot be termed as sexual assault under the rotection of Children from ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.09.20

State digest: Four injured in cylinder blast at Koderma chemical plant

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl after promising her marriage in the Ranka police station area.  The man, identified as Arbind, has been remanded in judicial...
By Our Bureau

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


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 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

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

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


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