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Police blame wife, in-laws for lawyer's murder
Patna, Dec 6 (IANS) A day after a lawyer with the Patna High Court was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals here, police on Thursday said his wife and in-laws were behind the killing.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Uttarakhand HC refuses stay on 'Kedarnath' release
Dehradun, Dec 6 (IANS) The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of forthcoming Bollywood film "Kedarnath", starring debutante Sara Ali Khan along with Sushant Singh Rajput.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Nation pays homage to Ambedkar
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Led by President Ram Nath Kovind, the nation on Thursday paid tribute to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar, on his 63rd death anniversary.
2018-12-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
With SC nod, country gets witness protection scheme
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) To stall the criminal cases collapsing with witnesses turning hostile under duress, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put in place a long-awaited witness protection scheme for the safety of witnesses faced with threat to life and harassments to them or their families in criminal cases' trial.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Patna High Court lawyer shot dead
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) A lawyer with the Patna High Court was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals here on Wednesday, prompting the Chief Justice of the court A.P. Sahi to tell police to file a report by this evening.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-Coal Secretary gets 3 years jail
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta and two other former government officials to three years in jail in a coal block allocation case.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Orissa HC grants bail to Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted bail to defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who was arrested for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and its culture.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Orissa HC grants bail to Abhijit Iyer Mitra
Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted bail to defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra, who was arrested for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and its culture.
2018-12-05
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
New Australia bill gives police power to spy on WhatsApp messages
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Australia is mulling a strict law that gives enforcement agencies power to track messages on platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram that offer end-to-end encryption and also to force users to open their smartphones when demanded, a media report said.
2018-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel extradited to India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Christian Michel James, a British national and a middleman, on Tuesday was extradited to India, a development that comes as a boost to Indian agencies investigating the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel being extradited to India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Christian Michel James, a British national and a middleman, has been extradited to India by the United Arab Emirates, a development that comes as a boost to Indian agencies investigating the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2018-12-04
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
15 juveniles rescued from NBCC construction site
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Child rights body National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday rescued 15 juveniles who were found working as child labour at an NBCC construction site in the national capital.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Herald case: I-T will not effectuate order on assessment of Sonia, Rahul & others for 2011-12
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that income tax authorities can go ahead with the reassessment of UPA Chief Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and others for the year 2011-2012 in a matter related to National Herald case, but will hold their hands in giving effect to their order.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ABVP, BJP demand JD-U's Prashant Kishor's arrest
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Ruling BJP members on Tuesday protested against Bihar Police's action against ABVP activists, and demanded the arrest of JD-U's national Vice President Prashant Kishor for breaking the model code of conduct ahead of the student union poll in the Patna University.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Prioritize trial against lawmakers: SC
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that criminal cases against former and present members of Parliament and state Assemblies involving offences punishable with life imprisonment would be taken up by special courts on priority.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Justice Dhingra led 2-member SIT to probe 'closed' anti-Sikh riot cases
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave its nod to a two-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by the former Delhi High Court Judge S.N. Dhingra to probe 186 anti-Sikh riot cases that had been declared closed.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Don't design to accommodate only disability, design to accommodate all (Comment)
They say Newton adored his cat and her kitten. To make it easy for them to enter his house, he made two holes -- a small one for the kitten, and a bigger one for the cat. Just perfect, he thought, till he saw the cat entered through the larger hole, and the little one used the same. That's when it hit him -- like an apple had fallen on his head -- that he needn't have made the smaller hole after all. One entrance suitable for his cats of whatever sizes - now, that would have been perfect.
2018-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC seeks details on vacancies in information commissions at Centre, states
New Delhi, Dec. Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the states to file details of the vacancies in their respective information commissions and the steps being taken to fill them.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CBI files chargesheet against AAP Minister Jain, others
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet against Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, his wife and others in a disproportionate assets case.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajapaksa can't take actions as Sri Lankan PM: Court
Colombo, Dec 3 (IANS) The Court of Appeal in Sri Lanka on Monday issued an interim order restraining former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his purported government from functioning as the Prime Minister, Cabinet and deputy ministers.
2018-12-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
J&K Governor dispels concerns over PRC rules
Srinagar, Dec 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday assured former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that no changes were being made to the existing Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) rules in the state and asked him not to pay heed to unfounded reports.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Uttarakhand gets three new High Court judges
Dehradun, Dec 3 (IANS) Three judges appointed to the Uttarakhand High Court were sworn-in at Nainital on Monday.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UNDP calls on countries to empower persons with disabilities
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Globally one billion people live with disabilities, making them the largest minority in the world, said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner on Monday, while calling on countries and governments to empower them and work for their betterment.
2018-12-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sohrabuddin case: Final hearing begins
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) The final arguments in the politically-sensitive case of the twin encounters of Sohrabuddin Anwar Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, and the brutal rape-cum-murder of Kausar Bi, started on Monday in a Special CBI Court here.
2018-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
FIR against Twitter CEO for 'hurting' Brahmin community
Jodhpur, Dec 1 (IANS) A court in Rajasthan on Saturday asked the police to file an FIR against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for hurting the sentiments of the Brahmin community by posing for a picture holding an anti-Brahmin message.
2018-12-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
SC rejects plea for the recall of verdict striking down NJAC.
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking the recall of an October 2015 constitution bench judgement striking down the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) that was brought to replace the collegium system for the appointment of judges to higher judiciary.
2018-12-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Allahabad HC raises doubts on completion of Prayagraj development works before Kumbh
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Saturday made scathing observations on whether Prayagraj will be prepared for the Kumbh Mela in January 2019 due to he ongoing development works in the city.
2018-12-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Brad-Angelina agree on kids' custody
Los Angeles, Dec 1 (IANS) Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement over the custody of their children, according to a lawyer in the case.
2018-12-01
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Hollywood
Law creates new political pathways for society: CJI
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday said diversity of interpretation is common in art and law but only difference is that photography is still whereas law keeps changing and creating new political pathways for the society.
2018-11-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
SC notice to Ramdev on sale and publication of book on him
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Yoga Guru Ramdev on a plea challenging the Delhi High Court order restraining the publication and sale of the book 'Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev' until the publisher deleted some defamatory portion written against the guru.
2018-11-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Unhappy with Bengal response on judicial infrastructure, SC summons Chief Secretary
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the presence of West Bengal Chief Secretary as it expressed "shock and surprise" over the stand taken by him and the Finance Secretary over providing judicial infrastructure, including court halls and residential accommodation, to judges of the subordinate courts.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gujarat HC notice to govt on 'religious profiling' of Muslim students
Ahmedabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to the state government seeking an explanation for using an online examination form for the Class X and XII board examinations, taken by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), to collect data and segregate students of Muslim community.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Education,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Government okays compensation formula for Johnson and Johnson faulty hip implant patients
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Centre has approved a formula for determining compensation for those who had received faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants manufactured by DePuy Johnson and Johnson Pvt Ltd, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Judiciary is losing its aura and majesty: CJI
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi said on Thursday that the judiciary is losing its aura and majesty, expressing his concern over young lawyers showing unwillingness to become judges.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Red Chillies Entertainment moves Delhi HC against notice over 'Zero'
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Red Chillies Entertainment on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court against a legal notice sent by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) alleging that an objectionable scene in the upcoming Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Zero" has allegedly hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs.
2018-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Stormy Daniels' lawyer filed Trump defamation suit against her wishes
New York, Nov 29 (IANS) American porn star Stormy Daniels has said that her lawyer Michael Avenatti had filed a defamation suit against US President Donald Trump against her wishes and sometimes spoke on her behalf without her consent.
2018-11-29
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US Senate advances Yemen resolution in rebuke to Trump
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) The US Senate has issued a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump, easily advancing a resolution that would end American military support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemens civil war despite a White House effort to quash the bill.
2018-11-29
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Philippines policemen found guilty of murdering teen
Manila, Nov 29 (IANS) Three Philippine police officers were on Thursday found guilty of a high-profile murder of a teenager, the first such convictions since President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs" began.
2018-11-29
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
German court hands 14-year prison sentence to Borussia Dortmund bus bomber
Berlin, Nov 27 (IANS) A German court on Tuesday awarded a 14-year prison sentence to the perpetrator of a shrapnel bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team bus that injured Spanish international defender Marc Bartra and a police officer.
2018-11-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Football
People jailed for over 2 years can't contest polls: Bangladesh court
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Tuesday ruled that people who have been jailed for more than two years with their appeals pending, cannot contest the December 30 general elections.
2018-11-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Will bring Private Member Bill for Ram temple construction: Tiwari
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said that he would bring a Private Member Bill in Parliament for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2018-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
First Pakistani transgender woman issued a driving license
Islamabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Pakistani traffic authorities have for the first time in the country's history, issued a driving licence to a transgender woman, a media report said on Tuesday.
2018-11-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Being fair will solve all problems, says CJI Gogoi
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday said that being fair towards others will solve all problems and that to be fair is the only one cardinal constitutional value.
2018-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Meghalaya okays independent probe into murder attempt on women activists
Shillong, Nov 26 (IANS) The Meghalaya Cabinet on Monday decided to conduct an independent inquiry into the murder attempt on frontline women's rights activist, Agnes Kharshiing, and her aide, Amita Sangma.
2018-11-26
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Uber driver convicted over passenger's death
Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) An Uber driver was on Monday convicted over the death of a British passenger in Sydney.
2018-11-26
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ram temple in Ayodhya is BJP's agenda: LJP
Nov 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP)-led by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday made it clear that the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is not on the party's agenda.
2018-11-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
'National action plan on business, human rights beneficial to India'
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A national action plan on business and human rights will be beneficial to India in the long term as it would complement the country's ambitious development agenda and also reduce business-related risks and rights violations, an international expert has said.
2018-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
2,000 public authorities under RTI ambit: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Nearly 2,000 public authorities come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Minister of State for Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T) said on Sunday.
2018-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
13 Indians get six-month jail in Tanzania for forged documents
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Thirteen Indian labourers, including eight from West Bengal, have been sentenced to six months of imprisonment in eastern Africa's Tanzania for allegedly travelling without valid documents, an official from National Anti-trafficking Committee (NATC) said on Sunday.
2018-11-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Queer parade celebrates identity, freedom
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Dancing, smiling, holding hands, expressing love and demanding hate crime legislation against anti-minority violence, the 11th edition of the Delhi Queer Pride Parade on Sunday witnessed thousands of queers along with their families and friends celebrating the freedom, first time since the Supreme Court struck down a part of Section 377.
2018-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights

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