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Woman abused by husband can file 498A complaint at place where they seek refuge: SC

Supreme Court makes it clear that the complaint need not be filed at the place where husband's home is located.  
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MP issued most death sentences in 2018 — a result of harsher child rape law

As of 31 December 2018, there were 426 convicts on death row. No death sentences were awarded in J&K, Goa and 6 NE states, with Assam as exception.
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It was consensual: Akbar denies rape charge, wife says US journalist Pallavi Gogoi is lying

MJ Akbar’s wife Mallika claims her husband and Gogoi were in a consensual romantic relationship over 20 years ago that caused ‘discord’ in her family.
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Celebrated IISc professor told to step down following sexual harassment charges

Professor Giridhar Madras was accused by one of his former students of making “sexually coloured” remarks and harassing her with late-night phone calls.

Suhel Seth: The man who ‘collected beautiful people’ and almost got away with everything

Friends & acquaintances talk about the hubris of celebrity consultant Suhel Seth, who hit headlines recently after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.
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Dileep, the Malayalam cinema titan felled by his hubris

Dileep, accused of getting an actress abducted and sexually assaulted, rose from a mimicry artiste to become one of the three big stars of Malayalam cinema.
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Sushma Swaraj of 2018: A pale shadow of the once firebrand leader

The irrelevance of Sushma Swaraj to politics is fast becoming obvious, and her silence on MJ Akbar & MeToo is tellingly reflective of her diminished position.
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78% Indians did not report sexual harassment at workplace when they faced it: Survey

Survey involved 15,000 respondents from rural and urban India. About 50% who said they were harassed at workplace said it happened during regular work hours.
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Haryana has not only fought its female foeticide but is also helping Punjab’s girls live

In 2011 census, Haryana had the worst sex ratio (830), while Punjab was second (842). By 2017, Haryana rose to 914, while Punjab only managed 892.
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Wish #MeToo had started sooner, says judge who accused retired HC justice of harassment

Ms X, as the judge is publicly known, claimed in 2014 that a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge asked her to dance on an item song at a function in his house.

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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.