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A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to utilise Aadhaar biometrics to identify unnamed dead bodies.(HT File Photo)

Plea in Delhi high court to use Aadhaar biometrics to identify unnamed dead bodies

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2018 05:07 PM IST
A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to utilise Aadhaar biometrics to identify unnamed dead bodies.
Activists display placards to demand the speedy justice to the 11-year old deaf girl who was allegedly raped in Chennai for 7th months(PTI)
Activists display placards to demand the speedy justice to the 11-year old deaf girl who was allegedly raped in Chennai for 7th months(PTI)

Lifting the time bar will act as a deterrent to sexual abusers

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2018 06:58 PM IST
This is in keeping with the opinion of the WCD ministry that the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012, does not lay down a time limit. It adds clarity to the Act which was earlier somewhat ambiguous.
Out of every 10 children going missing in the national capital, six remain untraced, a report released by the Alliance for People’s Rights (APR) and NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) stated on Tuesday.(HT File PHOTO)
Out of every 10 children going missing in the national capital, six remain untraced, a report released by the Alliance for People’s Rights (APR) and NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) stated on Tuesday.(HT File PHOTO)

Out of every 10 children going missing in Delhi 6 remain untraced: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2018 07:27 PM IST
As many as 26,761 children went missing in Delhi in the last five years, and of them only 9,727 could be traced, the report titled ‘Missing Children In Delhi 2018’ stated.
The step has been taken in a bid to bolster the information base on the number of children under institutional care amid reports of children going missing from shelter homes(File Photo)
The step has been taken in a bid to bolster the information base on the number of children under institutional care amid reports of children going missing from shelter homes(File Photo)

30,000 shelter home children under watch, Aadhaar cards linked to Track Child portal

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 11:51 AM IST
Track Child functions as a central database of all those children who have gone missing in different parts of the country
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India, January 17, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India, January 17, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Govt will try to share Aadhar data with police for crime solving

Press Trust of India, Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Hansraj Ahir was responding to a specific suggestion made by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Director Ish Kumar at the event that limited access to Aadhaar data was needed to be given to police for the purposes.
Baijayant Panda said was targeted and humiliated in the BJD.(File Photo)
Baijayant Panda said was targeted and humiliated in the BJD.(File Photo)

Was targeted and humiliated in the BJD: Baijayant Panda

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 10:11 AM IST
Baijayant Panda resigned from the BJD last month. In January this year, the party suspended Panda from its membership for alleged “anti-party activities”.
Shakti 1090 Mobile Application With UP Government’s vigilant women power line in Lucknow.(HT Representative Photo)
Shakti 1090 Mobile Application With UP Government’s vigilant women power line in Lucknow.(HT Representative Photo)

Home ministry creates new division to address issues of women security

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 08:57 PM IST
A home ministry statement said the division would deal with all aspects of women safety in coordination with the relevant ministries, departments and the state governments.
The committee will have suggestions for model prisons.(HT File Photo)
The committee will have suggestions for model prisons.(HT File Photo)

Reforms to free crowded state prisons of undertrials

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Five-member committee to look at issues ranging from over-crowding in prisons to absence of sound legal aide for undertrials.
This is the third incident of a minor being sexually assaulted in Jharkhand in the past four days.(Reuters/File Photo)
This is the third incident of a minor being sexually assaulted in Jharkhand in the past four days.(Reuters/File Photo)

12-year-old gangraped in Jharkhand when she went to attend nature’s call

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 06:19 PM IST
Hospital authorities said tests were being done to determine if the girl suffered any internal injury.
The government will provide special concessions such as fee waiver to children born out of intercaste and inter-religion marriages.(AFP/Photo for representation)
The government will provide special concessions such as fee waiver to children born out of intercaste and inter-religion marriages.(AFP/Photo for representation)

Maharashtra plans law to encourage intercaste/inter-religion marriages

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2018 03:49 PM IST
The law will focus on giving protection to such couples, in the backdrop of instances of honour killing, and also ensure that the child born out of wedlock receives reservation benefits if either of the parents belong to a backward caste.
Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh said the government has blocked 25 pornographic sites.(Shutterstock)
Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh said the government has blocked 25 pornographic sites.(Shutterstock)

MP minister blames porn sites for fuelling rapes, asks Centre to take steps

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 11:35 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh says existing laws have not effective in checking the growth of pornographic sites.
Congress leader Kapil Sibal said PM Modi is ‘not serious’ about crimes against women across the country.(HT/File Photo)
Congress leader Kapil Sibal said PM Modi is ‘not serious’ about crimes against women across the country.(HT/File Photo)

Congress attacks PM Modi for ‘silence’ over Unnao rape case

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Congress leader Kapil Sibal asks PM to observe fast over rape incidents, seeks arrest of rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
Dalit families who fled Mirchpur village continue to live in makeshift camps in Hisar. Their homes were burnt down in 2010.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
Dalit families who fled Mirchpur village continue to live in makeshift camps in Hisar. Their homes were burnt down in 2010.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

SC/ST Act is like an umbrella, it ensures we are safe, say Mirchpur Dalits

Hindustan Times, Mirchpur, Hisar | By Niha Masih
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 02:55 PM IST
Despite a rare, legal victory, Dalits of Mirchpur are back on the streets — to fight for the SC/ST Act that helped them win a case seven years ago.
All these point to a crucial link in making Mumbai safer for women: The broken criminal justice system.(Representational photo)
All these point to a crucial link in making Mumbai safer for women: The broken criminal justice system.(Representational photo)

Make Mumbai safer, fix the criminal justice system

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 12:18 AM IST
The crime rate for assault on women was 25.6 per lakh people compared to the average of 19.3 for metro cities, in the NCRB report.
Activists holds placards as they protest against violence and crimes against women.(AFP file Photo/Getty Images)
Activists holds placards as they protest against violence and crimes against women.(AFP file Photo/Getty Images)

5 years of Dec 16 gangrape: Myopic reading of crime records likely to overshadow finer points, positive trends

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:54 AM IST
The increase in numbers might be a result of better reporting and recording of crime by sufferers and police.
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