You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Top News

Govt is okay with consensual sex at 16

DNMUM270926 | 3/6/2013 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :253 | India

New Delhi: The government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16. It has also sought the reintroduction of the word "rape" as a replacement for "sexual assault" in the new Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill. The draft of the bill has been readied by the government to replace the recently-promulgated criminal law amendment ordinance.
Official sources said the Union Cabinet is expected to discuss the draft of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013 in its next meeting.
The changes are in line with the recommendations of the Justice Verma panel. However, the draft bill does not include marital rape as recommended by the panel.
The proposed bill incorporates most of the clauses which are p
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Top News

Drought assistance: Fadnavis demands `9,200 crore, Modi govt says all yours
DNMUM363407 | 5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Shailendra Paranjpe | WC :282

Mumbai: Maharashtra has got what it demanded. Union minister for water resources Uma Bharti on Tuesday said that the Centre would immediately provide the entire relief demanded by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for completing the long-pending ir

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Tyagi had met Finmeccanica COO when he was air chief: CBI
DNMUM363408 | 5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Azaan Javaid | WC :586

New Delhi: Former Air chief marshal SP Tyagi had allegedly met the chief operating officer (COO) of Italian aerospace and defence group Finmeccanica while in office. The meeting with the official of Finmeccanica, accused in the Rs 3,726-crore VVIP

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Neighbour detained for rape and murder of Kerala Dalit law student
DNMUM363409 | 5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Jayaprakash K | WC :523

Thiruvananthapuram: Even as the Kerala police, on Tuesday, took into custody the missing neighbour in the rape-murder of a Dalit law student at Perumbavoor near Kochi, the Congress-led government in the state is finding it hard to explain the laxity
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

NGT show-cause notice asks U'khand, Himachal to explain forest fires
DNMUM363410 | 5/4/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Nikhil Ghanekar | WC :417

New Delhi: Expressing shock over the incidents of forest fires in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the national green tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday served a show-cause notice to officials of the two states, asking them to explain how the fires have b

Add To LightboxCalculate Price