Category: Current Affairs

Maid Denies Rape in Shiney Ahuja’s Case

Over an year after Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja’s domestic help accused him of raping her, the woman has told the court that the rape never took place. The medical examinations, however, confirm rape.
The 20-year-old woman retracted her accusation last week before a special judge in a fast track court in Sewri where Shiney’s ‘in-camera’ trial is currently under way, an official source said Wednesday.
She also stated before the judge that she made the serious charge against Shiney allegedly because of pressure from a woman who introduced her to the actor, the official source said.

Six Phase Polls for Bihar

The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the poll schedule for Bihar which will be held in six phased commencing from 21st October.
The first phase on 21st October will have polling for 47 seats while the second phase will be held on 24th October in 45 seats.
The third phase will be on 28th October for 48 seats, fourth on 1st November for 42 seats, fifth on 9th November for 35 seats and last on 20th November for 26 seats, Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi told a press conference in New Delhi.
Counting for the 243 Assembly seats will be held on 24th November.

PM Hints at Cabinet Reshuffle

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to reshuffle his Cabinet before the winter session of Parliament. He told the editors of major newspapers at a breakfast meeting in New Delhi on Monday that he “would like to reduce the average age of his Cabinet”.
Rejecting the perception that there is a disconnect between his government and Congress party, Singh said that his Cabinet was functioning with much greater degree of cohesion than even the first Cabinet headed by Jawaharlal Nehru.
“I am not aware of anything that can be called a disconnect between the Congress Party and the Government. I can’t say that I will shut up every colleague in my Cabinet,” Singh said.

Sexology Conference Throws More Questions Than Answers

The 26th National Conference on Sexology underway at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has thrown more questions than answers relating to unnatural sex including bestiality. While everybody agreed that bestiality existing in the country even though it is an offence punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, there was no consensus on whether it is right or wrong.
The matter was raised by US based sex therapist Hani Miletski who revealed that young boys from south India are used to having sex with buffaloes and rich women are known to tutor their dogs to have intercourse.

Fax Stops Child Marriage

Presence of mind saved a minor girl from Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu from being married to a man twice her age after she faxed a complaint along with the wedding invitation card to the district collector.
The collector Arun Roy immediately dispatched a team and stopped the marriage a few moments before it was solemnized. The groom, 32 year old Sundaram decided to call off the marriage when he was informed that action would be taken against him for marrying a minor.