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Rajasthan the second state to pass bill of death penalty for raping children up to 12 years

Rajasthan the second state to pass bill of death penalty for raping children up to 12 years   The death penalty can now be awarded to culprits convicted of raping girls up to 12 years of age in Rajasthan after the state assembly unanimously passed a bill to this effect on Friday. Courts will be able to administer the death penalty to rape convicts of up to 12-year olds after the bill becomes law. That would make Rajasthan one the second state in India to legalize death penalty for rape. The only other state being Madhya Pradesh. The Rajasthan bill also enhanced the maximum punishment for people raping a minor to 14 years and life imprisonment from the earlier tenure of 7 years. In incidents of the death of a child following a gang rape, the maximum prison sentence has been increased to 20 years. The Rajasthan government said that the increase in incidents of violence against women and children prompted it to enact the law. “We want to prevent rape against minors, and if it still happens, the accused should get the strictest punishment,” said Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria. There has been a steady rise in the crimes against children in the state of Rajasthan in recent times according to data and statistics from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB)’s 2016 report. About 3.8 percent of...

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Passive Euthanasia Legalized by Supreme Court in a Historic Judgement

Passive Euthanasia Legalized by Supreme Court in a Historic Judgement   Chronic terminally ill patients in India will now have the right to decide to end their lives legally through passive euthanasia following the execution of a living will. This was ruled by the Supreme Court on Friday. Judicial view on Euthanasia in India The constitutional values of liberty, dignity, autonomy, and privacy were given priority by a constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra while delivering a unanimous judgment. The apex court has also laid down the procedural guidelines that would have to be followed for formulating...

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Karnataka the Second Indian State to Officially have its Own State Flag

Karnataka the Second Indian State to Officially have its Own State Flag A separate flag for the state of Karnataka was officially unveiled earlier this week. The Karnataka State flag is a tricolor one with white, yellow and red. The white color on the flag symbolizes peace while yellow signifies the auspiciousness and well-being of Kannadigas and the red colors are reflective of courage. At the center of the flag is the state emblem of Karnataka which has been designed based on the symbol of the kingdom of Mysore. This emblem is also displayed on all correspondence of the...

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Madras HC: No need to stop traffic for VIPs including CM and Governor

Madras HC: No need to stop traffic for VIPs including CM and Governor While suggesting that traffic stoppages due to movement of VIPs in the city of Chennai should not be more than 5 or 10 minutes, the Madras high court has opined that traffic authorities need not stop traffic to allow for the easy passage of dignitaries including the State Chief Minister and the Governor of the State. Public Interest Litigation against VIP traffic Stoppage The court made this observation in relation to a public interest litigation that had been filed by a man who claimed to have...

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Good News for Superbike Lovers, Prices of Imported Bikes slashed by 25%

Good News for Superbike Lovers, Prices of Imported Bikes slashed by 25% Good news for lovers of the most powerful superbikes in India. Following a 25% reduction in the import duties of the heavy machines on two wheels, prices in India are set to get reduced by as much as Rs 7.36 lakhs. It was about three weeks ago that the central government had reduced the import duty on bikes with a displacement of more than 800 CC by 25% to 50%. This reduction is applicable to the Completely Built Up (CBU) units. Ducati, Harley Davidson to be cheaper...

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