Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several dozens of LGBT activists and their "opponents" were detained in the Russian capital Saturday during a string of gay pride events, Moscow police said. The majority were held during an attempted gay pride rally in front of the City Hall, which refused earlier to sanction the event. Several gay rights activists were also held near the State Duma building when attempting to stage consecutive solitary pickets, which require no official permits.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Penal provisions on rape have been misused by some women who develop consensual physical relationship with their lovers and after the breakup file false rape cases to force them to marry them, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Kailash Gambhir said rape law was often misused by women as weapon for "vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them to marry them.
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) A Kerala Police team Saturday arrived in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur with former Odisha police chief's son Bitti Mohanty, who jumped parole in 2006 while serving a sentence in a jail here for raping a German tourist. Mohanty, son of former Indian Police Service officer
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) While the recent controversy around the Indian Premier League (IPL) has revealed a network of betting in cricket, official national crime data shows gambling, in various forms, is rampant in the country, a think tank said Saturday. National Crime records Bureau (NCRB) data compiled by think tank PRS Legislative Research showed that Andhra Pradesh reported the highest number of 267,718 gambling cases from 2007-11. This was followed by Madhya Pradesh with 114,828 and Maharashtra 65,622.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Demanding a halt in the implementation of the Nitaqat law in Saudi Arabia, the BJP Saturday said here that it would work against Indian interests. "The Nitaqat scheme shall primarily work against the Indian interests. A minimum of two to three years moratorium to implement it is demanded," said BJP's Convenor of Overseas Affairs Vijay Jolly.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The union government will soon bring stand-alone legislation to deal with malpractices in sports, Law Minister Kapil Sibal said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There are no shelter homes for mentally challenged girls in Delhi, a member of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) said Saturday. "There are no shelter homes for mentally challenged girls in the national capital. We need to look into this matter," Charu Makkar, a member of the CWC said, in the course of a day-long discussion on government schemes for underprivileged children at India International Centre.
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Nerusu Lakshminivasa Rao, a software engineer from Andhra who murdered his wife and two children in the US in 2008, has been extradited to face trial there, police said. The fugitive, against whom an international arrest warrant was issued by a US court, was sent to the US by an American Airlines flight late Friday night
Jeddah, May 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is here to discuss matters of bilateral interest, including the Nitaqat law, as the Indian missions in Saudi Arabia scramble to help over 55,000 Indian workers leave the kingdom in adherence to its new stringent work policy.
Kiev, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Ukrainian capital has banned the holding of any non-official public events, including a gay pride (LGBT) parade, Saturday.