New Delhi: The
government has agreed to increase the age of consent from 16 to 18
years in the anti-rape bill it plans to introduce in the Lok Sabha
Tuesday, informed sources said Monday.
"Consensual sex with a girl under 18 years old will be treated as
rape," said a government source after a consensus on the issue was
arrived at an all-party meeting here.
According to these sources, in case of a minor who is accused of
gender crimes, he will have to undergo a probation of one year as
punishment for the first offence but will be charged with rape if
he is booked for a second time.
The government will bring the amendments on the issue when the
bill is brought up in the lower house.
The cabinet will meet Monday evening to approve the amendments,
said the sources.
Curfew continues for the second consecutive day in Udgir - the Marathwada town some 60 kms from Latur,
where communal clashes broke out between the two communities on
Police said that the situation was peaceful and totally
Lack of significant employment opportunities among the youth of
Jammu and Kashmir is fuelling their sense of alienation and
compounds their mistrust and anger against the government and New
Delhi. As per Census 2001, 71
The hilly district of Wayanad with a sizeable scheduled tribes
population had the highest overall dropout rate of more than one
percent, while in all the other 13 districts the rate was less
than 0.5 percent, shows»
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans a "long march to Dhaka"
Monday to protest against reported atrocities on religious
minorities in Bangladesh and express solidarity with protestors
demanding death penalty for those »
Picture of the Day
Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurating the Islamic calligraphy
exhibition at M.F. Husain Art Gallery at Jamia Millia Islamia
in New Delhi.
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