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Three Rohingya Muslims detained in Assam
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam's Hojai district on Sunday morning.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka businessman held, jailed for income tax default
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) A Karnataka-based businessman has been jailed for six months for allegedly not filing his income tax arrears and interest of around Rs 7.35 crore despite reminders, an official said on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
'Rapist' Kerala priest gets 60 years in jail
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 16 (IANS) A 51-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery on Saturday was sentenced to 60 years in jail in three different cases of rape and abuse of minor girls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Karnataka businessman jailed for Rs 7.35 cr tax default
Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The Income-Tax department arrested and jailed a Karnataka businessman for defaulting on paying Rs 7.35-crore as income tax arrears and interest despite reminders, said an official on Saturday.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
HC triples meat exporter Qureshi's security amount for UAE, Pakistan trip
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday increased, to Rs 6 crore, the security amount which has to be deposited by meat exporter and alleged hawala dealer Moin Akhtar Qureshi for travelling to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Deepak Talwar send to judicial custody in PMLA case
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to 14 days judicial custody in a money laundering case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Need to exercise freedom with responsibility, says Sadhguru in new book
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Everybody should understand the fundamentals of a republic, and when all of us are allowed to say and do what we want, we should exercise that freedom with responsibility, says revered yogi and mystic Sadhguru.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
AgustaWestland: Saxena gets interim bail till Feb 22
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday granted interim bail to Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena till February 22 in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Philippines' journalist Maria Ressa freed after posting bail
Manila, Feb 14 (IANS) Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippines journalist and Time magazine Person of the Year, was freed on bail on Thursday after having been detained overnight in connection with "cyber libel" charges against her news website Rappler.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Uttarakhand to get a national law university
Dehradun, Feb 13 (IANS) The Centre has decided to set up a national law university in Uttarakhand, an official statement said here on Thursday.
2019-02-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-acting CBI chief held guilty of contempt, sentenced till rising of court
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday held former acting Director of CBI M. Nageswara Rao guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him along with agency's legal advisor S. Bhasuran till the rising of the court.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Budget outlay for lawyers' welfare sought
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) City lawyers on Tuesday participated in a protest march from the Patiala House Court to Jantar Mantar demanding budgetary allocations for advocates' welfare schemes.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
(ATTN PRASHANT SAXENA)JSW Steel gets Letter of Intent for Bhushan Power and Steel
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Committee of Creditors (CoC) for Bhushan Power and Steel has issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to Sajjan Jindal owned JSW Steel, thereby declaring it a winning bidder for the bankrupt power company, sources said.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Trump's Indian American judicial nominee apologises for writing on rape
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Neomi Rao, US President Donald Trump's Indian American nominee for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals judgeship has apologised for her controversial college writings about date-rape victims, which had come under scrutiny.
2019-02-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
70,000 Jharkhand policemen start agitation for seven-point demand
Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) Around 70,000 policemen in Jharkhand started their agitation with a seven-point demand, including the salary of 13 months in a year, from Tuesday.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court nod for lie-detector test of Kalabhavan Mani's friends
Kochi, Feb 12 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct lie-detector tests on seven friends of late actor Kalabhavan Mani.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-White House aide sues Trump over non-disclosure agreements
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A former White House staffer who wrote a tell-all book, is suing President Donald Trump over non-disclosure agreements, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-02-12
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kamala Harris confronts critics on her black heritage
New York, Feb 12 (IANS) US Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has directly confronted critics who questioned her black heritage, her record of incarcerating minorities as a prosecutor and her decision to marry a white man.
2019-02-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Notices issued to Parrikar's son over eco-resort construction
Panaji, Feb 12 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's son, Abhijat, in connection with a petition filed against him for alleged destruction of forested areas for the construction of an eco-resort.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Boost for female 'big bang' in science
Canberra, Feb 11 (IANS) Nearly 300 women gathered on a global platform in Australia are promoting a "big bang" of women in science, to motivate more girls to take an interest in the field and strive for equality and visibility.
2019-02-11
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights,Science/Tech
HC seeks Centre's response on plea seeking welfare of home guards
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and the state governments to file their response on a plea seeking framing of policy related to the welfare of home guards, a lawyer said on Saturday.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Canada mosque shooter jailed for life
Ottawa, Feb 9 (IANS) A Canadian man who killed six worshippers in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 40 years.
2019-02-09
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Manipur women vendors on strike protesting against Citizenship Bill
Imphal, Feb 9 (IANS) Thousands of women vendors who exclusively run the three main markets here staged a 12-hour sit-in protest on Saturday demanding a written assurance from the state government that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, will not affect Manipur and other northeastern states.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sharifs' pleas for removal of names from ECL rejected
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday rejected pleas of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar seeking removal of their names from the Exit Control List (ECL).
2019-02-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Delhi Prisons grants 21-day furlough to Om Prakash Chautala
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Delhi Prisons grants 21 days' furlough to Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala, with condition not to participate in political activities withdrawn, a lawyer said on Friday.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-High Court judge files criminal complaint against Badal
Chandigarh, Feb 8 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana High Court former judge Justice Ranjit Singh has filed a criminal complaint against Punjab's former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is the Shiromani Akali Dali (SAD) chief, for deliberately and willfully making "false, derogatory and defamatory" statements against him.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gujarat HC allows bail to rights activists Teesta, husband in embezzlement case
Ahmedabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to Mumbai-based human rights activists Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in a case of embezzlement of Central government funds.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC dismisses Tejashwi Yadav's plea
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav challenging the Bihar government's decision asking him to vacate a bungalow in Patna that was allotted to him when he was Deputy Chief Minister.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gautam Khaitan sent to judicial custody till Feb 20
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday sent lawyer Gautam Khaitan, accused of money laundering in connection with a black money case, to judicial custody till February 20.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gurugram Expressway firm blocks link to NPR
Gurugram, Feb 8 (IANS) The concessionaire for the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Friday blocked the connectivity between the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) and the National Highway 48 near Kherki Daula toll plaza by erecting steel grills.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Christian Michel moves bail plea in Delhi court
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) British national Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, on Friday moved his bail plea in a Delhi court.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Saxena's ED custody extended in AgustaWestland case
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday extended Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena's Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody for four days until February 12 in the AgustaWestland deal case.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka Congress to take legal action against 4 rebel MLAs
Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Karnataka on Friday decided to take legal action against its four 'rebel' legislators for defying the party whip to attend the 10-day Budget Session of the Assembly and skipping its legislature party meeting here.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC asks EC to consider allotting common symbol to Dinakaran's AMMK
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Election Commission to consider allotting a common symbol -- pressure cooker -- to the T.T.V. Dinakaran-led AMMK for contesting the Lok Sabha elections, and by-elections to 20 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India up 8 spots in global IP Index, to 36th out of 50 nations
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) India has climbed eight places in the latest annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index released by the US Chambers of Commerce to reach 36th place out of 50 countries, climbing from 44th rank in the index last year.
2019-02-07
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
2G case: HC directs Shahid Balwa, others to plant 15,000 trees
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) In an innovative punishment, the Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa and four others to plant 15,000 trees in the Delhi South Ridge, observing that they have failed to file a response on an ED appeal challenging their acquittal in the 2G case.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
Contempt notice to Nageswara Rao, Subha Ram
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on CBI Joint Director M. Nageswara Rao and prosecution in-charge S. Bhasuram Subha Ram for transferring a CBI officer probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case despite the courts embargo against the transfer of investigating officials.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
2G case: HC directs Shahid Balwa, others to plant 15,000 trees
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa and four others to plant 15,000 trees, observing that they have failed to file a response on an ED appeal challenging their acquittal in the 2G case.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian-American man, girlfriend charged in plot to kill ex-wife
New Jersey, Feb 7 (IANS) An Indian-American man and his girlfriend have been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the man's estranged wife.
2019-02-07
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet approves Calcutta High Court's circuit bench at Jalpaiguri
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of a circuit bench of the Calcutta High Court at West Bengal's Jalpaiguri.
2019-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cabinet approves jail term for film piracy
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Cinematograph Act, 1952, to tackle the menace of film piracy and copyright infringement making penal provisions of three-year jail term or Rs 10 lakh fine or both.
2019-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Cohen
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A US judge earlier this week dismissed porn star Stormy Daniels' defamation claim against Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, filed as part of her ongoing legal battle with the President.
2019-02-06
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Philippines to tighten entry of foreign workers
Manila, Feb 6 (IANS) The Philippines Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday that it will soon impose stricter requirements and procedures in issuing special work permits and provisional work permits to foreign nationals who intend to work in the country.
2019-02-06
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights
No coercive action against Pradeep Koneru: HC to CBI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the CBI not to take any coercive action against Pradeep Koneru, a witness in the meat exporter and alleged hawala dealer Moin Akhtar Qureshi case.
2019-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC refuses to change NRC deadline
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to relax the July 31 deadline for the publication of Assam's final National Register of Citizens (NRC) and disapproved the Centre's plea for putting the updation work on hold.
2019-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
38 Rohingyas, mostly minors, sent to judicial custody in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 4 (IANS) In all, 38 Rohingya Muslims, mostly children, detained from different parts of Tripura by the security forces, were on Monday sent to judicial custody and juvenile homes, police said.
2019-02-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NCLT must decide on Essar Steel by Feb 11: NCLAT
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate tribunal (NCLAT) on Monday directed the NCLT's Ahmedabad bench to decide on the insolvency resolution of Essar Steel by February 11, failing which it would take a call on February 12.
2019-02-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Do not to extradite Bahraini footballer, Amnesty urges Thailand
Bangkok, Feb 4 (IANS) The Amnesty International on Monday urged Thailand not to extradite Bahraini footballer Hakeem al Araibi to his home country.
2019-02-04
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Football
Court rejects Swamy's plea in Tharoor case
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Monday rejected the application of BJP MP Subramanian Swamy seeking to conduct the prosecution in a case against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, accused of abetment to suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
2019-02-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Opposition protests against removal of burqa, black dupattas in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 4 (IANS) Opposition parties protested in the Jharkhand Assembly on Monday against the forced removal of burqas and black dupattas worn by women during an event attended by Chief Minister Raghubar Das in Giridih district.
2019-02-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights