Crime

From Practice to Perfect: Sex with Minor Wife Criminalised by the SC

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn a landmark judgement, the Apex Court ruled out the exception u/s 375(2) of the IPC as being unconstitutional, stating that if any husband engages in sexual intercourse with his minor wife, consensual or not, it will amount to rape and such husband can be subjected to up to 10 years of imprisonment under the […]

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Health: Care or Scare?

Reading Time: 6 minutesEvery profession has black sheep. The health sector is ailing with deep-rooted corruption. Shernaz exposes the rot, as one section of ethical doctors go hammer and tongs on the corrupt ones, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A headline in Pune Mirror some months back screamed, “MCI a den of corruption, says Symbiosis […]

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Aarushi Denied Justice, Deadly Curse of Elphinstone, From Wagon R to Biopic, Bitcoin Billionaire and We Want Sauce

Reading Time: 3 minutesShail reviews the fortnight that was in verse. Aarushi’s parents were acquitted of murder charges by the Allahabad High Court. In Mumbai, many died due to the collapse of a railway bridge at Elphinstone. The Delhi CM’s car was stolen from outside the Secretariat. Didi Taihuttu, a Dutch, has sold everything his family owns for […]

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No Amicable Settlement for Heinous Crimes: SC Brings Relief

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn 4th of October, 2017, the Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, brought in a sign of relief by ruling that criminal proceedings in grave offences like murder, rape, dacoity, and financial fraud cannot be quashed even if the parties settle such dispute amicably. Any criminal activity is a public wrong against the society at […]

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Three Most Heinous Crimes Commonly Committed by the Self-Acclaimed Indian Godmen

Reading Time: 3 minutesRitambhara tells us about the self-styled criminal Godmen and how they dupe people, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. In India, self-acclaimed Godmen are a type of charismatic gurus with dynamic profile presence and huge supporters from all areas from leading businessmen to politicians across the world, which increases their popularity and wealth. […]

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Shall our Children Inherit a Future Replete with Shame, Molestation, Rape, and Murder?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEditor-in-Chief, Arindam, anguishes about the unsafe and insecure future that our children would inherit if we do not wake up to the growing crimes against children. He introduces the Special Feature, wherein Ratan Mani Lal and Vedatrayee Dutta take a hard look at this menace. He sees light in Tapati Sinha’s piece on Shantiniketan. Read […]

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Difficult Time for Those Having a School-going Child

Reading Time: 4 minutesSeveral studies and reports have indicated that children are prone to exploitation even within homes, and most of the cases of molestation are perpetrated by someone the victims have known closely. It indicates a dangerous trend related to children’s safety. There has been growing incidence of crime against children in the National Capital Region (NCR). […]

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Red Alert: Future is Dead!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent shameful cases of an International school in Gurgaon where a seven-year-old boy was brutally murdered in the toilet of the school, a famous school in Delhi where a small girl was raped by the school staff and the slapping case of a school in Noida, are skid marks in the criminal history of […]

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A Child murdered in Ryan; Tom Alter Fights Cancer; Sasikala Ousted; Blast in London Tube and Rohingya Refugees

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week, Shail recasts five major events in the week that was in verse. A seven-year-child was brutally murdered in Ryan International School, Gurgaon, actor Tom Alter fights Cancer, Sasikala was ousted from her party in Tamilnadu, a blast in London tube injured many as terrorism raised its ugly head once again and the plight […]

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A Soliloquy of a Grandmother

Reading Time: 5 minutesSunday (September 10) was Grandparents’ Day. Shernaz recounts the playfulness and bickering with her two adorable grandchildren. She worries about the world that they would inherit. From media reports blasted at us daily, it would seem that no child is safe anywhere. Read more in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Being a grandma […]

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