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Breakdown of marriage does not end parental responsibilities: SC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that in a child custody battle, the rights of the child need to be respected as he/she is entitled to the love of both parents, and even if there is a breakdown of marriage, it does not signify the end of parental responsibility, as it is the child who suffers the most in a matrimonial dispute.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Uighur Muslims land in detention camps for having beard, veil'
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A document which delineates the lives of hundreds of Uighur Muslims currrently in internment camps across China, was allegedly leaked by a source inside Xinjiang showing how members of the community are detained for having beards, wearing veils and using the internet.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ending online child pornography huge challenge: Kailash Satyarthi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Saying that online child pornographic content is a big contributor to global trafficking of children, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said that support of powerful countries like the US to end the menace is a huge challenge.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Economists, environmentalists must conduct study on value of tree: SC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would want to involve economists and environmentalists in conducting a scientific study to examine the value of a tree, taking into account the value of the quantum of oxygen, the tree has given out during its lifespan.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC dismisses plea on error in CBSE sample papers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking rectification of errors in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 accountancy sample question papers and imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on the petitioner.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kashmir Press Club takes note of 'harassment' of journalists
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Kashmir Press Club on Monday took serious note of the continuous "harassment" of journalists in the Valley.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
RPF rescued 2,151 destitute children in south
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF), Southern Region, rescued 2,151 runaway/destitute children and 295 others last year, Southern Railway said here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Labelling dissent as anti-national not good for democracy: Justice Chandrachud
Gandhinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Saturday decried "blanket labelling of dissent" as "anti-national", saying an essential aspect of democracy is freedom of expression.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Moin Qureshi was in touch with senior CBI officers: ED tells court
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) "Moin Akhtar Qureshi was in touch with senior officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)," stated the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) before a special court in a money laundering case.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Powerbank in unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare at SC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Chaos broke out at Supreme Court, as security personnel got into a tizzy and rushed into action after a bomb scare triggered by an unclaimed bag, with a beeping power bank, near the conference room on the court premises.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Powerbank in unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare at SC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Chaos broke out at Supreme Court, as security personnel got into a tizzy and rushed into action after a bomb scare triggered by an unclaimed bag, with a beeping power bank, near the conference room on the court premises.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Powerbank in unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare at SC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Chaos broke out at Supreme Court, as security personnel got into a tizzy and rushed into action after a bomb scare triggered by an unclaimed bag, with a beeping power bank, near the conference room on the court premises.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
DoT directs telcos to pay AGR dues 'immediately'
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Friday directed all telecom licensees to make immediate payment of duies in compliance with the Supreme Court order of October 24 last year.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC judge faints while dictating order in Nirbhaya case
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice R. Banumathi on Friday fainted in the courtroom while dictating the order on the Centre's plea seeking separate hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
The letter in the AGR matter which triggered a SC tirade
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Department of Telecommunication (DoT) desk officer's letter directing no coercive action against the telecom companies for not paying dues, leading to non-compliance of the Supreme Court order in Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) matter, irked the top court.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Clarify choice of poll nominees with criminal past: SC
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked political parties to bring on record reasons for selection of candidates with pending criminal cases, and added mere "winnability at polls" couldn't be attributed as a reason for the selection.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Court appoints lawyer to represent death-row convict
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday appointed advocate Ravi Qazi to represent one of the death-row convicts, Pawan Gupta, in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case after his erstwhile lawyer denied him legal aid.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bookie Chawla produced in Delhi court, police seeks custody
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla, who was extradited to India on early Thursday, was produced before the Patiala House Court.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hold local polls as per 2019 voters list: Kerala HC
Kochi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the State Election Commission to conduct the coming local bodies elections on the basis of the 2019 voters list used for the Lok Sabha polls and not a 2015 list used for local polls that year.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gargi molestation: 10 arrested sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Ten men arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the mass molestation of female students at Delhi University's all girls Gargi College during the annual fest Reverie was sent to judicial custody on Thursday.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC declines plea seeking CBI probe into Gargi molestation episode
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged molestation of women students during a cultural festival at the Gargi College here last week.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC re-unites couple ahead of V-day
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has re-united a 27-year-old man with his wife and child, almost a year after he was put under trial for kidnapping and raping her.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
NCPCR seeks probe into selling of children by missionaries
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), a statutory child rights body, has moved the Supreme Court seeking court-monitored SIT probe into allegations that children were sold by the shelter homes of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, in Jharkhand.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya's mother breaks down over delay in execution
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Not happy with yet another adjournment given by the court, Nirbhaya's mother on Wednesday broke down inside the courtroom and pleaded the judge to issue fresh date for the execution of four convicts.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
MP HC orders compensation for man detained mistakenly
Indore, Feb 12 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered the state government to pay a compensation of Rs five lakh to a 68-year-old man for keeping him in jail to serve a sentence for a dead convict over mistaken identity.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Convict entitled to legal aid
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Observing that any condemned convict is entitled to avail legal aid till his last breath, a Delhi court on Wednesday gave a death-row convict in Nirbhaya rape and murder case liberty to choose his own counsel after his lawyer refused to represent him in the matter.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC seeks centre's reply on rights for denotified tribes
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Central government to file reply on a petition seeking constitutional and legal rights for denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: SC won't entertain Centre's plea seeking stay on HC order
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain Centre's plea seeking a stay on a Delhi High Court order for simultaneous execution of all four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Find out decision on Rajiv murder case mercy pleas: SC to TN
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to request the Governor to inform it about his decision on the mercy plea of a Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Case filed against three Kolkata cops for custodial death
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) A case was filed against three police personnel, including two Sub-Inspectors, on Tuesday in connection with the death of a businessman during interrogation over an incident of theft in a north Kolkata police station, amid allegations that he was subjected to torture and administered electric shocks.
2020-02-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Convene stakeholders' meeting to block child pornography: SC
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to hold discussion with internet intermediaries, including Google, WhatsApp and Facebook, to develop a strategy to restrict circulation of rape videos, child pornography and images.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Muzaffarpur shelter home case: 11 convicts get lifer
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday sent eleven convicts to jail for life in connection with sexual and physical assault of several girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC soon likely to hear pleas on SC/ST quota in promotions
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the issues in granting reservation in promotion and filling up of vacancies, which were allocated to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amazon writ in Karnataka High Court against CCI probe
Bengaluru, Feb 10 (IANS) World's leading e-tailer Amazon on Monday filed a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court seeking staying the CCI probe order into its alleged violations of the competition laws.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Unitech case: SC declines to direct surplus Noida land's return
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass any order on the plea of Noida Authority seeking claim over 277 acre surplus land allocated to crisis-hit Unitech Ltd on lease for developing housing complexes, which were, however, not built. The total worth of the land is nearly Rs 8,000 crore.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC upholds constitutional validity of SC/ST Amendment Act
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC verdict blow to 'essence of reservation', says Congress
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said the essence of the reservation in the Constitution has received a blow after the Supreme Court decision on the issue of reservation in appointments and promotions, and alleged the rights of SC/ST communities have been constantly under threat during the BJP rule.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No fundamental right to claim quota in promotions: SC
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) In a major judgement, the Supreme Court has said that there is "no fundamental right which inheres in an individual to claim reservation in promotions", and also no court can order a state government to provide for reservation to SC/STs.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab bans movie based on gangster
Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a ban on the movie 'Shooter', which is based on the life and crimes of notorious gangster Sukha Kahlwan and 'promotes violence, heinous crimes, extortion, threats and criminal intimidation'.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No judge aims for popularity, only to resolve disputes: CJI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde on Saturday asserted that judging is a difficult task, while adding that judges never aim at gaining popularity but only at resolution of disputes.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rs 42,500 fine slapped for allowing minor to drive in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) A motorcycle owner has been slapped with a fine amount of Rs 42,500 for allowing a minor to ride his motor bike violating traffic rules under new Motor Vehicles Act 2019 in Odisha's Bhadrak district, said an official on Saturday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Command appointments' denial retrograde step, women officers to SC
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Women officers have proven their mettle and courage under fire for nearly three decades, and there has never been an occasion of soldiers/men having refused or accepted their command, said the women officers in a written submission, blaming the Centre for delay in bringing the policy for grant of permanent commission to them.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre to SC: Frame law to plug loopholes in death sentence
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday urged the Supreme Court to lay down a law in the execution of death sentence, as the convicts in the Nirbhaya case were making a mockery of the process.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
J&K High Court allows release of 'Shikara'
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to withhold the release of "Shikara" -- a film on migration of Kashmiri Pandits directed by filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hearing on plea against AAP candidate's affidavit adjourned
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday adjourned, till March 2, a petition filed against Karol Bagh constituency's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate, Vishesh Ravi, alleging foul play in the election affidavit he submitted to the Election Commission.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Court seeks action taken report on FIR against Sisodia
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A court here on Friday directed the police to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) on a complaint by a Supreme Court advocate seeking registration of FIR against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for posting "misleading" tweets.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC will hear PIL against Shaheen Bagh protesters after Delhi polls
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it understands the nature of the problem of the road blockade caused by the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters in Shaheen Bagh here, and adjourned a plea seeking removal of the anti-CAA demonstrators till Monday, after the Delhi elections get over on Saturday.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana man sentenced to death for rape, murder
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) A fast-track court in Nalgonda district of Telangana on Thursday sentenced to death a 29-year man for rape and murder of three minor girls.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sabarimala reference: SC reserves order for Monday
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order for Monday after a day-long hearing on whether a reference made to the larger Bench could have been made by a five-judge Bench, while hearing review petitions challenging the Sabarimala judgment.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bombay HC grants bail to Peter Mukerjea, stays it for 6 weeks
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, an accused arrested in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, on grounds that there was no prima facie evidence of his involvement in the crime.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights