Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicIndian Penal Code

Topic: Indian Penal Code

Why Rahul & Priyanka Gandhi were arrested — the laws they broke in their march to Hathras

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were arrested Thursday afternoon after UP Police blocked their march to Hathras.

2 men from prominent Kolkata business families arrested for ‘filming 182 women, extortion’

Police arrested Aditya Agarwal and Anish Loharuka for running a sleaze racket since 2013, in which they would 'repeatedly harass, blackmail and extort the women'.

Can changes in British-era IPC alter police attitude towards people or more reforms needed?

The Narendra Modi government has decided to revamp the British-era Indian Penal Code.

Motor Vehicles Act offences can also be prosecuted under IPC, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said there is no bar under the Motor Vehicles Act that prevents an offence from being prosecuted and sentenced under the both statutes.

What is sexual intercourse not amounting to rape that Chinmayanand is accused of

Chinmayanand has been charged under Section 376C of IPC, which was introduced after 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

There is a law to protect doctors from assault but this is why it doesn’t work

At least 19 states, including West Bengal, have passed the Medical Protection Act that shields doctors, but it’s the implementation that’s a problem.

Delhi court to rule on bail cancellation of woman who’s accused CJI of sexual harassment

CJI Ranjan Gogoi referred to complainant’s ‘criminal track record’ while refuting the charges. Her lawyer says one is a closed case and the other is a way to intimidate her.

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.  

Candidates’ failure to make public criminal record may lead to contempt of court action: EC

The new EC directive also makes it compulsory for political parties to publicise criminal record of their candidates. 

SC refuses to lift bar on immediate arrest of husband & family under anti-dowry law

However, a three-judge bench led by CJI withdraws family welfare committees it had mandated to vet complaints filed by women under the law.

On Camera

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Gig economy booming, workers will triple to 2.35 crore by 2030, says Niti Aayog report

Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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