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Pranali Lotlikar

  • Vegetarian granted divorce after being harassed with non-vegetarian food on her plate

    Deliberately putting non-vegetarian food on the plate of a vegetarian is one of the many allegations levelled by a 28-year old woman against her in-laws, while seeking divorce from her 29-year-old husband before the family court. The woman claimed that she was subjected to harassment by her in-laws...

    Monday, 22 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Commission fines risk firm, asks it to pay consumer for damaged car

    The state consumer dispute redressal commission recently penalised the National Insurance company for failing to provide promised services to its consumer. The forum has asked the firm to pay the claim amount of Rs1,95,000, which the company was liable to pay for the damage of the consumer's...

    Friday, 19 December 2014 - 6:05am
  • The long lost prison reforms

    Human rights activists, lawyers stress on need to focus on rehabilitation, better prison conditions, vocational training for criminals

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:46am
  • 'If prisoners are subjected to human rights violations, don't expect to get them rehabilitated'

    He was first arrested from Nagpur on May 8, 2007 under the Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act for his alleged links with Maoists. He was slapped, kicked and made to stretch behind bars. Arun Ferriera, who spent almost five years in jail pleading his innocence before walking free, speaks about...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:41am
  • A prison in a prison: Life of a woman criminal

    "It is a prison within a prison," said Murali Karnam, an assistant professor with the TISS' Nodal Centre of Excellence for Human Rights Education, School of Law Rights and Constitutional Governance, while describing a jail's female barracks. The entire prison is designed as per the requirements of...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Inmates' children serve punishment with parents: Advocate

    One of the main witnesses of the conditions prisoners are subjected to are their advocates. An advocate who worked in a city-based prison told dna that not only were the rights of prisoners violated, the children of women prisoners suffered the most.

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:11am
  • Money speaks in jail, says undertrial gangster

    A fugitive gangster who was arrested in number of cases, told dna how one can get everything from a servant to a good meal if you are willing to bribe jail authorities. All you need to do to have a good life in jail is 'take care' of the prison officers, he said. He also said that the poorer...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:04am
  • Developer fined Rs 2.5 lakh for failing to deliver flat

    The state consumer dispute redressal commission penalised an Andheri-based developer, who had failed to hand over possession of a flat in Ghatkopar to one Kamal Kale, who had booked it. The forum asked the developer to hand over possession of the flat and also directed the developer to pay Kale Rs...

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • New India Assurance asked to pay consumer Rs 1.23 lakh plus interest

    The South Mumbai district consumer dispute redressal forum pulled up New India Assurance company for unfair trade practices and directed it to pay a consumer Rs 1,23,530 along with 6% interest on the amount from 2013. It also directed the company to pay the consumer an additional Rs 10,000 and Rs 5...

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 6:29am
  • Travel agency penalised for giving fake air tickets, not providing refund

    A city-based travel agency must not only refund the cost of a travel package to the complainant, but also pay interest on the amount, and give compensation for mental agony caused to the complainant, ruled the Central Mumbai district consumer dispute redressal forum recently. What was the...

    Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 6:38am