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Over 1500 rape cases registered in Kerala in just 9 months

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10: Over 1,500 rape cases have been registered in Kerala so far this year, according to police statistics.

The numbers have been revealed at a time when there is a nationwide uproar over increasing crimes against women after the recent killing of two young women in Hyderabad and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh respectively.

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Body of newborn found near dustbin

Thane, Dec 10: The body of a newborn boy was found abandoned near a dustbin in Maharashtra's Thane city on Tuesday morning, police said.

A passer-by spotted the body near a waste bin located close to a school in Kopri locality and alerted the police, senior police inspector G A Aagarkar said.

The police rushed...

'Dry' Gujarat? Liquor worth Rs 252 cr seized in 2 years

Ahmedabad, Dec 10: Liquor worth over Rs 252 crore has been seized during the last two years from different parts of Gujarat, according to the state government.

Gujarat is a 'dry' state where manufacture, sale and consumption of liquor is banned.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who holds a charge of the Home Department, informed the state Assembly on...

Chhattisgarh woman attacked by spurned stalker on bail dies

Korba, Dec 9: A 35-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh has succumbed to her injuries she had sustained after a stalker, who was arrested earlier for shooting her obscene video, attacked her with a sickle on December 6, police said on Sunday.

The accused Indrapal Tonde (40) was on bail when he slashed the woman’s neck near Budhwari Bajrang...

6-year-old girl locked in bathroom, raped by neighbour in Kolkata

Kolkata, Dec 7: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Kolkata's Garden Reach area after she was locked up in the bathroom of a building, police said on Friday.

The incident happened on Thursday at the first floor of the building on Taratala Road and police said they have arrested a 19-year-old man who is a neighbour...

Another rape and murder? Woman's charred body found

Malda, Dec 5: In a rerun of the Hyderabad veterinary doctor's murder, a young woman's charred body was found in a mango orchard in West Bengal's Malda district on Thursday, raising suspicion that she was raped and killed, a senior police officer said.

The body has suffered severe burns, making it difficult to ascertain the woman's identity,...

Maha: Man paraded naked for rape bid on minor girl

Nagpur, Dec 2: A 35-year-old man was paraded naked on Sunday evening by people for trying to rape a four-year-old girl at her house in Pardi area of Nagpur in Maharashtra, police said.

Local people thrashed the accused Jawahar Vaidya, tied his hands with a rope and paraded him naked on streets before handing him over to...

Class 11 girl gang-raped by 6 men on her 17th birthday

Coimbatore, Dec 1: A Class XI student who was celebrating her 17th birthday along with her boyfriend at a park at Ishwarya Nagar was gang-raped by six people on November 26. The gang members also videographed the act. The city police arrested four of the accused on Friday within hours of her mother lodging a complaint. A special team...

Kerala court extends Franco Mulakkal's bail in nun rape case

Kottayam, Nov 30: A court in Kerala's Kottayam district on Saturday extended the bail of former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal in a nun rape case and also adjourned the matter till January 6 next year.

Mulakkal had earlier today moved an application seeking an extension of his bail ahead of the commencement of his trial in the rape case....

Mid Day meal: Children served 1 litre milk diluted in 1 bucket water in UP's Sonbhadra

Sonbhadra, Nov 29: The adage 'as mild as milk' seems to have been stretched for a government primary school here, which has been accused of serving its students diluted milk under the mid-day meal scheme.

Authorities at the government primary school, Salai Banwa in Chopan of the tribal Sonbhadra district here on Wednesday allegedly added one litre of milk...