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SC puts onus on Parliament to bring in law barring criminals from contesting polls

The Supreme Court, however, directed political parties to post on their websites full details of the criminal charges the candidates they are fielding in elections were facing.

Queer men, dating apps and crime: How much does decriminalising 377 help?

Is the going away of Section 377 going to help LGBTQ+ people when it comes to reporting crimes? Not unless the police is sensitised, and workplaces change.

TN BJP President Tamilisai Soundarajan nominates PM Modi for Nobel Peace Prize

Tamilisai’s husband Dr P Soundarajan also nominated the PM for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Rajkumar abduction case: Court acquits 9, says no evidence they are Veerappan's men

Rajkumar, the popular Kannada actor, was kidnapped by infamous dacoit Veerappan in 2000, and was kept captive for 108 days.

Revival of 45 bankrupt companies will meet 50 pc of lenders' claims: IBBI Chairperson

The resolution plans for 34 of these companies assure recovery of Rs 49,826 crore against the total creditors' claim of Rs 89,486 crore, IBBI data shows.

BBC to offer 'reality check' service for 2019 elections in India to counter fake news

BBC News has also come out with special Indian coverage, putting forward its own solutions to the country's rising fake news crisis.

Queer men, dating apps and crime: The fear of being outed makes gay men vulnerable

Dating apps and sites have made it easier for LGBTQ+ people to meet and socialise without scrutiny from society, but it has also made them vulnerable to crimes.

Injured Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued, shifted to French vessel Orisis

Abhilash will reportedly be transferred to the Australian Navy’s HMAS Ballarat soon.

Three-year jail term for sexual harassment of women on trains soon?

To combat rising incidents of crimes against women on trains, the Railway Police Force (RPF) has proposed a set of provisions that could be included in the Railways Act.

Why small hydroelectric projects are not the answer to India’s clean energy woes

On World Rivers Day, we see why small hydropower projects, that are projected as ecologically benign energy solutions, are not really so.