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Bhagwat criticises SC's Sabarimala decision
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday criticised the Supreme Court's decision allowing entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying it was flawed as it did not consider all aspects and hence would not be easily adopted.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Bhagwat pitches for legally constructing Ram temple
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Highlighting the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a matter of national interest, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building it at the earliest through "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed certain "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing the process.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
The Washington Post publishes missing Saudi journalist's last article
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The Washington Post has published the last article written by its missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in which he wrote about the poor state of press freedom across the Arab world.
2018-10-18
Category: International, United States,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala shutdown over Sabarimala near total
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) The state-wide shutdown called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday saw huge response with near total effect while just a few private vehicles moving on road.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
UP court receives complaint against Facebook's Zuckerberg
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) A complaint has been registered in an Uttar Pradesh court against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and three others for using national symbols and letter heads of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its site without due permission.
2018-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology,Business/Economy
Protesters clash with police near Sabarimala, women turned back (Round-up)
Sabarimala/Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple clashed with police and heckled women journalists as the pilgrimage season opened on Wednesday, with no woman in that group making it to the hill shrine despite police assurances.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Salvini renews attack on France's migrant 'drop off'
Rome, Oct 17 (IANS/AKI) Hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday continued his criticism of the alleged drop-off of two African migrants by French police in the northwest border town Claviere, claiming he would be "under investigation by half of Italy's prosecutors" for doing far less.
2018-10-17
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Showdown near Sabarimala, two women turned back
Nilackal/Pamba (Kerala), Oct 17 (IANS) Traditionalists opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple despite a Supreme Court ruling took on the Kerala government on Wednesday, forcibly turning back stray women visiting the shrine despite police assurances that no one will be prevented from taking part in the pilgrimage.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Telangana,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Sabarimala protesters force Andhra woman to back down
Sabarimala (Kerala) Oct 17 (IANS) Strong protests by Sabarimala traditionalists on Wednesday forced a 40-year-old Andhra woman and her family to abandon their trip to the Lord Ayyappa temple.
2018-10-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
HC asks Delhi to frame policy on 'Ravana Dahan', firecrackers
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to frame guidelines to regulate burning of effigies of Ravana and bursting of firecrackers during Dussehra, but it refused to stay practices of "Ravana Dahan" this year.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
CBI court in Uttar Pradesh convicts four in fake currency case
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) A CBI court here has held four persons guilty in a 2014 counterfeit currency seizure case and handed them 10-year rigorous imprisonment each, an official said on Tuesday.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Women journalists' group demands Akbar's dismissal, writes to President
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A panel of female journalists has written to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the dismissal of Union Minister M.J. Akbar who has been accused of sexual harassment by a dozen women in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
2018-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
'Party's over' for human trafficking profiteers: Italy
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday vowed to end the trafficking of migrants to Italy, warning "the party is over" for those who profit from the criminal phenomenon.
2018-10-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
After acquittal of moral turpitude charge, judicial services job can't be denied
New Delhi, Oct. Oct 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that a person accused of moral turpitude involving kidnapping of a girl but subsequently acquitted cant be denied appointment as a judicial officer in subordinate judiciary.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Defamation suits won't intimidate Vinta Nanda: Lawyer
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Writer-producer Vinta Nanda will remain undaunted in her fight against the sexual violation she faced 19 years ago even if defamation suits come her way, her lawyer said on Monday, a day after actor Alok Nath's wife Ashu Singh reportedly moved a court seeking a police probe into the "Tara" writer's accusation.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala HC grants bail to rape accused Bishop Mulakkal
Kochi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested in September on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala HC grants bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal
Kochi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a nun between 2014 and 2016.
2018-10-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
#MeToo: DCW urges victims to report sexual crimes, creates email ID
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday urged the victims of sexual crimes to report their cases to the police and the women's panel, creating a dedicated email ID to receive such complaints.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Major General among 7 given life sentence by Army court
Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) A Summary General Court Martial (SGCM) of the Indian Army has convicted seven personnel, including a Major General, in a 24-year-old fake encounter case, sentencing them to life in prison.
2018-10-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Twitter under Irish investigation over data collection
San Francisco, Oct 14 (IANS) Twitter is reportedly facing an investigation by privacy regulators in Ireland over data collection in its link-shortening system, the media reported.
2018-10-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology,Business/Economy
Have worked to provide security to working women: Modi
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Describing the benefits of various schemes including the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed his government has worked towards providing security to females working on night shifts and removing problems faced by women.
2018-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court orders probe into destruction of records in student's murder case
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Hyderabad High Court on Friday ordered probe into destruction of records in 11-year-old sensational case of a Andhra pharmacy student's rape and murder.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India elected to UN rights Council with highest number of votes
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India was elected with the highest number of votes by the General Assembly to the influential Human Rights Council on Friday with a pledge to combat intolerance.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Diplomacy
Mumbai NIA court attaches Zakir Naik's five properties
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here has ordered attachment of five properties belonging to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, an agency statement said on Friday.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Can't ask everyone in the country to become vegetarian: SC
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it can't pass order asking everyone in the country to become vegetarian.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC stays blanket ban on 'fatwas' by religious bodies
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold the Uttarakhand High Court order imposing a blanket ban on the issuance of 'fatwas' by the religious bodies.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Rahul condoles death of G.D. Agarwal
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the death of environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who was on a fast for the last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
SC rejects Congress plea on electoral rolls in text mode
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Congress leader Kamal Nath's plea seeking electoral rolls in text mode for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections in November to avoid any foul play.
2018-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US on verge of securing pastor's release from Turkey
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) US officials believe they were on the verge of securing the release of Andrew Brunson, the American pastor jailed by Turkey on accusations he helped plot a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a media report said.
2018-10-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mumbai Police begins probe into Tanushree-Nana case
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Mumbai Police has started an investigation regarding an FIR lodged by Tanushree Dutta against actor Nana Patekar on charges of sexually harassing her on the sets of a 2008 film, said the actress' lawyer.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana court convicts self-styled godman Rampal for murders
Chandigarh, Oct 11 (IANS) A court in Haryana's Hisar town on Thursday convicted self-styled godman Rampal in two cases of murder. He has been in prison since November 2014.
2018-10-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2004 grenade attack: 2 ex-ministers get death, Khaleda's son jailed for life
Dhaka, Oct 10 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced 19 people, including two former ministers, to death and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman to life imprisonment for their role in the 2004 grenade blasts that killed 24 people and injured 500.
2018-10-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
#MeToo: Vikas Bahl to sue Kashyap, Motwane for defamation
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) "Queen" director Vikas Bahl has sent a legal notice to his former Phantom Films partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, whom he has called "opportunists" for making "defamatory allegations" in the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement.
2018-10-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC seeks details of Rafael deal decision making process
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to disclose the details of the decision making process for the purchase of 36 Rafael fighter jets in a ready-to-use condition.
2018-10-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Defence/Security,Business/Economy
Delhi government asks HC to dismiss plea seeking to minimise drinking age
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The Delhi government requested the High Court on Wednesday to dismiss the plea seeking to minimise the legal age of drinking -- currently 25 years -- in the national capital.
2018-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Australia to restrict migrants outside Sydney, Melbourne
Canberra, Oct 9 (IANS) The Australian government has unveiled a proposal to force new migrants to live outside Sydney and Melbourne where population was expected to exceed eight million by 2030.
2018-10-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif's son in assets case
Lahore, Oct 9 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption body has asked PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif's son Salman Shehbaz to appear before it on Wednesday in an assets beyond means case.
2018-10-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC rejects ex-Bihar Minister's bail
Patna, Oct 9 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Tuesday rejected an anticipatory bail plea by former Bihar Minister Manju Verma in an Arms Act case brought against her by the CBI which is probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.
2018-10-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC declines early hearing of Sabarimala review plea
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an early hearing of petitions seeking recall of a Constitution Bench judgment allowing entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.
2018-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Chhattisgarh's Veena Sendre is country's first Trans Queen
Raipur, Oct 8 (IANS) Veena Sendre from Chhattisgarh has been chosen as India's first 'Miss Trans Queen'. Veena defeated Namita Ammu of Tamil Nadu to claim the title at the national-level beauty contest organised in Mumbai on Sunday.
2018-10-08
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society
Petitions in SC seek review of Sabarimala verdict
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Contending that religious practices cannot be "tested on the basis of rationality", multiple petitions were filed on Monday in the Supreme Court to seek review of its September 28 verdict to lift a ban on entry of women in the 10-50 age group into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.
2018-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
No arrest for Chidambaram, son till Nov 1
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) A special court here on Monday extended former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti's interim protection from arrest till November 1 in the Aircel-Maxis case.
2018-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharif, Abbasi, journalist appear before court in treason case
Lahore, Oct 8 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with a journalist, appeared before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday for a hearing on a petition seeking treason proceedings against them.
2018-10-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Najeeb Ahmed case: HC allows CBI to file closure report
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed the CBI to file its closure report into the disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed, a Jawaharlal Nehru University student who went missing from here in October 2016.
2018-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Women achievers meet at UN forum in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 7 (IANS) Over a dozen women achievers from different walks of life participated in a day-long festival at a UN forum in this tech hub on Sunday.
2018-10-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Human Interest/Society
Sabarimala chief priest's representatives won't participate in Vijayan meeting
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 (IANS) The representatives of Sabarimala temple's 'tantri' (chief priest) will not attend a conciliation meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss the September 28 Supreme Court verdict that threw open the temple to all women, it was announced on Sunday.
2018-10-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court Justice amid protests
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as the 114th Supreme Court Justice by one of the narrowest margins in history amid mass protests, ending a vitriolic battle that began as a debate over judicial ideology and concluded with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.
2018-10-07
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NTripura will be a drug-free state: Deb
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday said he will "not comprise" on drugs and vowed to make Tripura a drug-free state.
2018-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Patekar finds support among Maharashtra farm widows
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Oct 6 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, currently under a cloud over allegations from actress Tanushree Dutta, found support from unexpected quarters: hundreds of farm widows of Maharashtra.
2018-10-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
When SC can decide on adultery, why should it delay on Ram temple: Sakshi Maharaj
Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Sacchidanand Hari Sakshi aka Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday took on the Supreme Court over the delay in deciding on the Ram Janmabhoomi matter, saying when the court can take decisions on adultery and homosexuality, "why should it delay an issue which pertains to faith of millions of Hindus?"
2018-10-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion

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