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Section 309 no more!

Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code lays down the punishment for attempted suicide: “Whoever attempts to commit suicide and does any act towards the commission of such offense, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine, or with both.” 376 more words


Crime against women rising in country: Minister

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Parathibhai Chaudhary said data provided by the National Crime Records Bureau showed that the cases of assault on women by her husband or his family members rose from 99,135 in 2011 to 1,06,527 in 2012 and further to 1,118,866 cases in 2013. 116 more words


Complaint against Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark

In his complaint, filed in Chief Judicial Magistrate Radheshyam Shukla’s court, advocate Rajkishore Giri charged Manjhi with breach of section 500 (punishment for defamation), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (statements conducive to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 99 more words

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In the House of Suddhoo

The house of Suddhoo, near the Taksali Gate, is two-storied, with four carved windows of old brown wood, and a flat roof. You may recognize it by five red hand-prints

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