11 May 2012
Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court Arun Mishra has given an in-principle nod to set up a fast track court for expediting trial in cases of female foeticide.
08 Jun 2016
Lucknow: Darul Uloom of Deoband, the largest seminary in the country, has issued a fatwa (edict) against female foeticide, calling the act unlawful and against Islam.
25 Jul 2016
Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court today acquitted Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 18-year-old blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases.
02 Feb 2016
Jaipur: The Union minister Maneka Gandhi suggested that sex determination test should be made compulsory to track women pregnant with a girl child as a measure to check female foeticide.
22 Oct 2015
New Delhi: Despite there being fast track courts to deal with rape cases, trial of more than 93 percent of them are pending for the last three years. Prosecution records reveal that the police worked out 3,936 of the 4,508 rape cases which is slightly more than 87 percent reported between 2012 and 2014. Charge-sheets were filed in 3,575 of the 3,936 cases worked out.
13 Jan 2016
Ranchi: Jharkhand government today decided to set up fast track courts in five districts for speedy trial of cases related to witchcraft incidents.
22 Dec 2014
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed Attorney General to fast-track cases related to terrorism after courts granted stay orders against the execution of seven terrorists.
06 May 2015
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the conduct of Centre, Delhi government and various states for not giving wide publicity to its directions on female foeticide for strict implementation of law prohibiting sex determination.
24 Aug 2016
New Delhi: In what could be a rebuke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa over defamation cases, the Supreme Court on Wednesday told her that she is a public figure and she has to face the criticism.
07 Sep 2014
New Delhi: The Home Ministry has asked all state governments to speed up cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification, directing them to seek day-to-day trial in courts, appoint special public prosecutors and ensure regular monitoring.