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Sixty year old lady embarasses police by stripping in custody
Report dated 28/09/2011 @ 4:17 PM
Murder accused Laxmi Dangle 61, gave the police the jitters when she would repeatedly strip in jail in full sight of the male officers and abuse them, even trying to swallow pills and commit suicide on one occasion.
Flabbergasted and fed up with the lady's outrageous behavior the police requested that the court take her off their hands and place her under judicial custody.
Dangle is accused of murdering her neighbour Latika Kamble 60, to whom she owed Rs.1.2 lakhs. Dangle bludgeoned Kamble to death with a tile when she was asleep and tried to flee with valuables but could not find the keys to the cupboard where they were kept!
The police's request has been granted and Dangle has been placed under judicial custody.
Gujarat government plans 7-year jail term for cow slaughter
Report dated 27/09/2011 @ 5:24 PM
The Gujarat government under CM Narendra Modi is readying for the legislative assembly next year and its first move is to pacify Hindus annoyed by the importance given to Muslims during Modi's recent fast. The government now plans to introduce a bill that ensures a 7 year jail term for cow slaughter.
The Gujarat Animal Preservation Amendment Bill also proposes confiscation of vehicles for six months, that are used to transport beef.
The move will help the BJP win over not only Hindus but also the powerful Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
The Bill will give the state government control over the transportation of the 'holy' animal in and outside the state and make it obligatory for transporters to obtain a permit from a new authority.
Kerala men can be jailed for impregnating wife third time
Report dated 26/09/2011 @ 6:00 PM
If the Kerala Women's Code Bill 2011 is passed in letter and spirit a Keralite husband can be jailed for impregnating his own wife.
That's not all, the Code Bill maintains that violating family norms will be seen as a legal disqualification and parents will be ineligible for any government benefits. Religious and political bodies should not be permitted to discourage population planning or be censured by the government.
The Commission on Rights and Welfare of Women and Children believes that nothing less than a fine of Rs.10,000 or a three month simple imprisonment term should be imposed on the expectant father of a third child.
Parents who violate the precepts will be regarded as legally disqualified. On the other hand, a cash incentive of Rs.5000 will be awarded to women who marry after age19 and have their first child after age 20. This benefit will only be available for the first two children.
The recommendations are part of measures intended to encourage population planning for the well-being and development of children.
A Commission on the Rights and Welfare of Women and Children was constituted in 2010 and the Kerala Women's Code Bill 2011 follows this. The Code Bill is to be submitted to the CM by a high profile 12 member committee.
Parents hire detectives to spy on kids celebrating Navratri nights
Report dated 26/09/2011 @ 5:59 PM
The joyful Navratri celebrations are imminent and as always parents worry about their children staying out late, drinking, driving under the influence and having unprotected sex.
This season however many private detective agencies are better equipped with 3G technology that enables them to beam a live feed of their progeny 'having a good time' at the swinging dandiya parties.
Parents are now savvy about the tecs and have hired several that use 3G services. The techs are known in some cases to be considerate of parents feelings when they see obscenity, and record it to show later to the parents.
Regardless of the fact that some of the Navratri parties include kids/adults in their 20s, parents want to keep a check on them to make sure they are safe.
Pune polls : Kalmadi calling the shots from his jail cell
Report dated 25/09/2011 @ 6:22 PM
Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi, who is now a resident of Tihar Jail for his part in the Commonwealth Games farce, may be out of sight but is apparently not out of clout.
A controversy erupted after Maharashtra Congress president Manikrao Thakre announced the formation of a 21 member coordinating committee to work out the electoral strategy for the coming civic polls in Pune. Anti-Kalmadi factions within the party allege that the panel was dominated by loyalists of the tainted imprisoned MP Kalmadi.
Kalmadi, who virtually handled Congress party affairs in Pune single-handedly for some 20 years, is still having his say in the choice of candidates for the civic poll, in an effort to perpetuate his domination, even though his incarceration keeps him absent from the scene.