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Maharashtra panel backs longer jail terms, higher penalties in Shakti bill

  • The revised version of the Shakti bill is expected to be placed before the Maharashtra legislature soon for approval.
Maharashtra government's Shakti bill proposes to increase imprisonment for acid attack perpetrators from the current 10 years to life to a minimum of 15 years extendable to life
Maharashtra government's Shakti bill proposes to increase imprisonment for acid attack perpetrators from the current 10 years to life to a minimum of 15 years extendable to life
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 03:57 PM IST
By, Mumbai, Hindustan Times

8.3% dip in crimes against women in 2020: NCRB report

The NCRB, which functions under the Union home ministry, said that a total of 371,503 cases of crime against women were reported across the country last year in comparison to 405,326 in 2019 and 378,236 in 2018.
Members of various groups demonstrate against the Hathras rape incident and crimes against women, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, in October last year. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Members of various groups demonstrate against the Hathras rape incident and crimes against women, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, in October last year. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 03:32 AM IST
By, , , Hindustan Times, Jaipur/ Bhopal/ Chennai

News updates from HT: Mumbai police to create ‘Nirbhaya Squad’

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mumbai Police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. (HT file photo)
Mumbai Police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 08:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Police file FIR, send notice to GitHub after Muslim women 'put up for sale’

The police have also sent a notice to source code depository platform GitHub, using which these images were uploaded, asking it to share “relevant details”.
Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmoy Biswal said a case of sexual harassment under Indian Penal Code’s Section 354-A was registered on Wednesday following a complaint received on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal regarding “Sulli Deals Mobile Application”.(File Photo)
Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmoy Biswal said a case of sexual harassment under Indian Penal Code’s Section 354-A was registered on Wednesday following a complaint received on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal regarding “Sulli Deals Mobile Application”.(File Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 03:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

FIR against 3 for raping 12-year-old in UP: Police

The incident took place when the victim was alone in her house as her parents had gone to attend a wedding ceremony, a police official said.
One of the accused lured the girl and took her to a secluded building on the outskirts of the village, where his friends were already present, officials said. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
One of the accused lured the girl and took her to a secluded building on the outskirts of the village, where his friends were already present, officials said. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 23, 2021 01:02 AM IST
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