Category: Indian Penal Code

Army dismisses officer for sexual harassment

Source: New Delhi:The Indian Army has punished a Major General by dismissing him from service in relation to sexual harassment of a lady officer.  On Friday, the sentence was ‘promulgated’, meaning it was sent to the formation where the officer is currently posted and he was informed about it. Following an Army General Court

Govt’s Proposal For Law on Violence Against Doctors Ready, Health Ministry To Send Bill To Cabinet Soon

Source: New Delhi: A draft legislation seeking to punish people who assault on-duty doctors and other healthcare professionals by imprisoning them for up to 10 years, has been finalised and will be made public soon for feedback, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday. Those “grievously hurting” doctors and other healthcare professionals in clinical

Hyderabad doctor dies in paragliding accident while on vacation with friends

Source: A 25-year-old man from Hyderabad died and an Uttar Pradesh resident was injured in a paragliding accident in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred at Shanag area near Manali. Two persons were injured and taken to a hospital, where doctors declared one of them brought dead, district Superintendent

CBI court declares sacked Income Tax Commissioner Sanjay Srivastava absconder

Source: A CBI court on August 9 declared sacked Income Tax Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Srivastava absconder in a case filed by the investigative agency. Last month, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a case against the sacked officer, alleging cheating, forgery and passing backdated appeal orders to obtain undue benefits as Commissioner of

Orissa High Court rules no bail under Section 436-A of CrPC in life term offence

Source: CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court has ruled that the benevolent provision under Section 436-A of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) is not applicable for granting bail to an accused facing trial for an offence for which maximum punishment prescribed under law is imprisonment for life. The provision under Section 436-A of CrPC is applicable

Social media under surveillance

Source: The Union home ministry has asked central law enforcement agencies to monitor social media platforms and identify those spreading rumours or hateful content online in the aftermath of the government’s decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Sources said the ministry was also keeping an eye on social media content critical of

J&K bifurcation: All laws will now apply — from property purchase to Indian Penal Code

Source: As Jammu & Kashmir loses its special status with Monday’s Presidential order, the region will witness a tectonic shift in laws governing the state. From property-related laws, criminal laws to crucial central laws like Right to Information & Education — these will be among the many that will be applicable to the proposed Union Territories (UTs),