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Delhi riots: A year later, over 3,500 granted bail
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Exactly a year after communal clashes broke out in North-East Delhi as violence between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters and protesters spiralled out of control, data collected from the designated trial courts showed that over 3,500 people have been granted bail and 73 charge sheets have been taken cognisance of.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
K'taka Law Commission chief calls for technology upgradation
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Karnataka Law Commission chairman S. R. Bannurmath on Saturday appealed to the Karnataka government to improve the technical services in the legal infrastructure like providing internet, computers and updated software to allow High Court judges, advocate generals and other legal officers to discharge their duties properly.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC seeks govt response on funds for TS patient
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and AAP government in Delhi whether Rs five lakh for treatment of a patient suffering from Turner Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder causing deformity, can be made available after All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that it has no funds.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC stays quashing of FIR against T'gana minister
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court has stayed a Telangana High Court order which quashed a 2017 FIR lodged against Telangana Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh and his civil servant wife T.N. Vijayalakshmi, in an alleged disproportionate assets case.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Death not due to gunshot, police on farmer's death during tractor rally
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday informed the high court that the death of a farmer whose tractor overturned during the tractor rally on Republic Day was due to shock and hemorrhage as a result of head injury, and not due to any gunshot injury.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UK court rules 'IS bride' from London can't return home
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A woman who left Britain as a teenager to join the Islamic State (IS) cannot return home, the Supreme Court in London ruled on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha court orders confiscation of Seashore Group's properties
Cuttack, Feb 26 (IANS) A special court in Cuttack has ordered confiscation of the movable and immovable properties belonging to the Seashore Group, one of the companies involved in the massive chit fund scam in Odisha.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Malicious complaints damaging husband's reputation mental cruelty: SC
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday held that malicious complaints levelled by a wife against her husband, damaging his reputation, amount to mental cruelty against the husband for the purpose of seeking divorce.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
R-day violence: Court says police duty-bound to conduct impartial probe
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday directed the city police to conduct proper investigation into the case related to the Republic Day violence at the Red Fort, in which actor-activist Deep Sidhu is an accused, and said that the investigating officer is not supposed to collect evidences only to prove the guilt of the accused.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court declares Mirchi's family members fugitive economic offenders (Ld)
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major boost to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the money laundering case against slain underworld gangster Iqbal Mirchi and his family members, a Special Court here on Friday declared his wife and two sons as "fugitive economic offenders" and also ordered the seizure of their properties in India and abroad.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Move Delhi HC to challenge FASTag policy, SC tells petitioner
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea against making FASTags mandatory for motor vehicles for purposes of renewal of fitness certificate and insurance by third party.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK court came down heavily on ex-Mumbai HC judge in Nirav Modi case
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Even as the UK's Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case, District Judge Samuel Goozee came down heavily on former Mumbai High Court Judge Abhay M. Thipsay, saying he "never disclosed" his "party-political affiliation" either in the reports biography, or in relation to his declaration as an expert and disclosure of any potential conflict of interest.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
10-day event in UP schools to mark Women's Day
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) To mark International Women's Day on March 8 this year, schools across Uttar Pradesh will hold awareness events on 'gender equality' from February 27 to March 8 as part of the 'Mission Shakti' campaign.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Justice Katju's expert opinion in Nirav Modi case "less than objective," says District Judge Samuel Gooze
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Even as the UK's West Minister's Magistrate court on Thursday cleared the decks for the extradition of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, District Judge Samuel Gooze came down heavily on former Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju, saying Gooze attached "little weight to Katju's "expert opinion" as it was "less than objective and reliable".
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: Can't allow sexual harassment cases to be swept under carpet
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it cannot allow sexual harassment cases to be swept under the carpet.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Contempt proceedings into tigress Avni's killing ends
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday closed the contempt proceedings in the killing of tigress Avni in 2018, after it was submitted that the order to shoot the animal was affirmed by the court.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
SC seeks Centre response on plea seeking caste-wise census for Backward Classes
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre, National Commission for Backward Classes and the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on a PIL filed seeking a caste-wise census for Backward Classes.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP woman booked for sexually abusing boy
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) A case has been registered against a woman on the orders of a local court for allegedly sexually abusing a minor boy.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Deep Sidhu withdraws 'security' plea from court
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Punjabi actor-turned singer Deep Sidhu, an accused in the Republic Day violence case, has withdrawn an application seeking security in the jail premises after he was shifted to a separate cell.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
TikTok agrees to pay $92M in privacy lawsuit in US
San Francisco, Feb 26 (IANS) Chinese short-video making app TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over privacy violations in the US.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ossification test at 55 can't determine juvenility during crime: SC
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the ossification test conducted on an accused at the age of 55 cannot be termed conclusive to declare him a juvenile on the date of the incident in the absence of reliable medical evidence.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC suggests more courts for speedy cheque bounce case trials
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Against the backdrop of staggering pendency of 35 lakh cheque bounce cases, the Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the Centre examine the possibility of additional courts for speedy disposal of these cases.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana HC asks government to resume Covid bulletin
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Two days after Telangana stopped issuing a daily media bulletin on the Covid-19 situation, the Telangana High Court on Thursday directed the state government to resume it to provide information to people on a daily basis.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
What legal recourse can Nirav Modi take after UK court ruling
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank loan fraud case, after almost a two-year long legal battle.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
After 23 years, murder accused found juvenile, SC set asides life imprisonment
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In 1998, a father and his two sons were accused of a murder in Madhya Pradesh. Twenty threee years later, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the life imprisonment of one of the two sons, noting he was a juvenile when the offence was committed, and sent his case to the Juvenile Justice Board to determine the quantum of fine.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pvt medical colleges autonomous on fee but must be reasonable: SC
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said private medical colleges have the autonomy to decide on the fee to be charged, but it is essential to ensure this is reasonable and non-exploitative.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
TPC zonal commander named in NIA's fresh charge sheet
Ranchi, Feb 25 (IANS) The zonal commander of Jharkhand-based terrorist group Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC)-- a breakaway group of the banned CPI-Maoist -- has been named in a new charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency on Thursday in a 2017 extortion case.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
No evidence that if extradited Nirav Modi won't get justice: UK court (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case, after almost a two-year long legal battle.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Decks cleared for Nirav Modi's extradition (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan fraud case, after almost a two-year long legal battle.
2021-02-25
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
New social media norms empower enforcement agencies: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) As the Indian government on Thursday announced new stringent guidelines for social media platforms, legal and policy experts have said that the rules will empower police and enforcement agencies, while the "traceability" requirement may make it tough for some platforms to provide their services in India.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Decks cleared for Nirav Modi's extradition
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case.
2021-02-25
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
India plea for extradition, Interpol notice refused, Sandesaras to SC
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Richmond Investments Pvt Ltd, owned by Sterling Biotech promoters Sandesaras, have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, contending that Nigeria and Albania in April and July 2019, respectively, declined to extradite members of the family, the Interpol had refused India's request for Red Corner Notice, and Indian agencies are acting unilaterally against them.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No fundamental right of same-sex marriage: Centre to HC (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that there is no fundamental right to seek recognition for same-sex marriage.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Same-sex partners not comparable with Indian concept: Govt
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that living together as same-sex partners is not comparable with the Indian concept of a family unit.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi riots: HC to hear pleas on March 26
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday listed for March 26 a batch of petitions related to last year's violence in the national capital.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bombay HC: Wife not a 'chattel' of husband
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) While ruling that a wife's refusal to make tea for her husband would not amount to a grave and sudden provocation for killing her, the Bombay High Court sharply observed that a wife is not the husband's property required to all the household work.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP courts to resume normal functioning from March 1
Prayagraj (UP), Feb 25 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court and its Lucknow bench and all Uttar Pradesh courts will function in a routine manner from March 1 with all judges and their supporting staff like private secretaries, bench secretaries and peons attending in full strength.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre to file reply on plea for recognition of same-sex marriage today
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it will file a reply on a batch of petitions filed by same-sex couples seeking enforcement of fundamental right of choice of the partner later in the day.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Toolkit case: Shantanu gets protection from arrest till March 9
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted protection from arrest till March 9 to Shantanu Muluk in the 'Toolkit' case and directed the police to not take any 'coercive' action against the accused till then.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mukhtar Ansari custody: UP, Punjab spar over Art 32 use
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the Punjab governments have locked horns over whether a state government can file a petition under the Constitution's Article 32 to claim fundamental rights.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Facebook VP questions Delhi Assembly's power over peace and harmony
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Facebook India Vice President and MD Ajit Mohan on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Delhi Assembly has no legislative power to set up a panel to examine the issue of peace and harmony.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC sets aside NCDRC order of liability on Tata Motors for defective car
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has set aside a National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) order, which imposed a liability on Tata Motors for sale of a defective two-year-old car by one of its dealers to a customer.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC slaps Rs 5 cr fine on medical college, community service for students
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday imposed a Rs 5 crore fine on a private medical college in Unnao for violating Medical Council of India regulations in granting admission to students.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC directs SAT to hear NSEL plea against 'Not Fit and Proper' brokers
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) seeking direction to the Securities and Appellate Tribunal (SAT) for hearing its plea in the "Not Fit and Proper" case against brokers.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Lame excuse': SC rejects Covid plea for extra USPC attempt
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that petitioners, who sought an extra chance to appear for the UPSC exam after exhausting their last attempt in October last year, made "a lame excuse" under the guise of Covid-19 to participate in the Civil Service Examination scheduled in 2021.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Shocking', says Delhi HC on murder of undertrial inside Tihar
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed shock at the alleged murder of an undertrial inside Tihar jail.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Palghar lynching: SC asks Maha police to submit fresh charge sheet
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra police to submit the second supplementary charge sheet in the alleged lynching of two seers and another person in Palghar in April last year.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Women to have ownership of house in rural UP
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) In a landmark decision, women in rural areas in Uttar Pradesh will now get the ownership of their house.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Merely created Toolkit, others edited: Shantanu to court
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Shantanu Muluk, who is an accused in the 'Toolkit' conspiracy case related to the farmers' protest, has asserted that he merely created the document with information on the agitation, which was then edited by others without his knowledge.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Allahabad HC launches virtual court for traffic offences
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has launched a virtual court at the Allahabad district court for the disposal of the cases related to road traffic violation, Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) and Integration of Civil Court with Land Records (Bhulekh) through online mode.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights