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  • Japan top court issues pregnant women protection ruling 17 hours 17 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Japan's top court said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of working females. The ruling from the Supreme Court its first on a practice known as "maternity harassment"...
  • HC seeks DU response on plea questioning Ph.D, M.Phil entrance process Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court has sought the response of Delhi University (DU) on a plea by a lawyer who has alleged that the varsity's admission process for M.Phil and Ph.d courses is "arbitrary". Justice Manmohan issued the notice to DU and sought its reply by March 16, 2015, the next...
  • Odisha: HC gives interim relief to lawyer till Octpber 30 in Chit fund scam case Yesterday

    Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest till October 30 to a lawyer who has been booked by CBI in connection with the chit fund scam. CBI in June this year had booked Debashis Panda, a High Court lawyer, for alleged offences under several sections...
  • Act on removal of religious structure encroachments: Delhi HC Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Religious Structure Committee and the city government to expeditiously take a decision on the removal of religious structure encroachments in various parks in Rohini area of the capital. The court also directed the deputy director of horticulture of Rohini area in west...
  • The 5 best films from Mumbai Film Festival 2014 2 days ago

    The 16th Mumbai Film Festival, popularly called MAMI, has ended and cinephiles now have the depressing task of re-adjusting to the real world. I watched 22 films over 7 days at the festival, and the task of choosing my favourites was harder than I thought it'd be. Here is my...
  • DLF seeks interim relief from capital market ban 2 days ago

    Mumbai: DLF Ltd, India's biggest listed property company, on Wednesday appealed for interim relief from a three-year ban from accessing capital markets by the regulator. DLF lodged its appeal with the Securities Appellate Tribunal, which will conduct its next hearing on October 30. In its harshest ever punishment, the Securities and Exchange...
  • Pakistan court admits petition seeking PM Sharif's disqualification 2 days ago

    Lahore: A petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on money laundering charges has been admitted by a court for hearing, 23 years after it was filed. A Lahore High Court comprising Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh yesterday admitted the petition after listening...
  • Disproportionate assets case: Karnataka HC directs probe against Yeddyurappa 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed a probe against former chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in a disproportionate assets case. Earlier a court in Shimoga had quashed FIRs against Yeddyurappa in the case. The FIR had alleged that Yeddyurappa had grabbed government land in Shimoga. The HC overturned...
  • Corruption cases return to haunt former CM BS Yeddyurappa 2 days ago

    Bangalore: A disproportionate assets case against BJP MP and former Karntaka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa returns to haunt him, with the Karnataka High Court telling a trial court in Shimoga to go ahead with its trial against him. A local magistrate court had quashed the First Information Report (FIR) lodged...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Next To Her' surprises with unexpected twists, 'Court' wins accolades for its masterful storytelling on Day 6 3 days ago

    What a day. On the penultimate day of the festival, film snobs heaved a huge sigh of relief as the madding crowd returned to their offices, now that the weekend had ended. I ended up watching four great films and returned home feeling giddy with cinema-induced happiness. It's amazing how empty the...
  • Bangalore family court to hear case against Karthik Gowda today 3 days ago

    Bangalore: A Bangalore family court will hear the case against Karthik Gowda, son of Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday. A case had been registered against Karthik in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. The actress is seeking the status of his legally wedded wife. The...
  • Centre to issue ordinance to auction cancelled coal blocks, says 'UPA's mess will be cleaned up' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Weeks after the Supreme Court cancelled allocation of 214 coal blocks, the government on Monday moved to bring an Ordinance that will enable it to acquire the land of these mines along with plants for auction later. "India will bring in the Ordinance to help auction of coal blocks...
  • Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi 4 days ago

    Chennai: In his first significant remarks on the issue of his archrival AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa being convicted in a graft case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday claimed that he neither rejoiced over her being jailed nor did he regret about her securing bail in the Supreme Court. Explaining...
  • Woman awarded 28,000 Euros after falling off her own toilet 4 days ago

    London: A 61-year-old woman has been awarded 28,000 Euros as compensation after she fell off the toilet in her own home in Ireland. Isabela O'Sullivan was injured when a tile fell close to her while she was using the toilet of her Shankill, Dublin home in September, 2011. O'Sullivan got...
  • I had to take a position for my organisation: CBI Director 5 days ago

    New Delhi: "I had to take a stand for my organisation and team," said CBI Director Ranjit Sinha after Supreme Court struck down observations made by a lower court on investigators probing coal scam. Two days after the apex court order, the CBI Director also said that he was approaching it...
  • Public prosecutors should not act casually in criminal matter: SC 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said a public prosecutor plays an important role in the prosecution of criminal cases and was not expected to adopt a causal approach in acceding to a plea for concessions sought by an accused. An apex court bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and NV...
  • DA case: J Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore jail after 22 days, Tamil Nadu CM receives her 5 days ago

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in Bangalore Central Prison, AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa walked out on Saturday. Her release from jail was in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John Michael...
  • DA case: Bangalore special court issues order for release of Jayalalithaa 5 days ago

    Bangalore: The Special Court on Saturday issued the order for release of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa from jail in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha came after a bond for Rs 2 crore was...
  • HC asks sports secretary to manage RCA affairs for three weeks 6 days ago

    Rajasthan High Court on Friday appointed state sports secretary JC Mahanti to manage the day-to-day affairs of Rajasthan Cricket Association for three weeks after Lalit Modi faction filed a case challenging their rival group's "forcible" taking over of RCA offices. Justice MN Bhandari passed the order after hearing a petition filed...
  • DA case: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa to move out of Bangalore jail today 6 days ago

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will finally walk out on Saturday. The Supreme Court on Saturday granted bail to Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case against her. Ahead of her release, Section 144 has been imposed around the Bangalore Central Jail...
  • US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states 6 days ago

    Washington: The US government announced on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate. A total of 26 of the 50 US states, and the capital Washington, now legally recognize gay and lesbian marriages, giving them the same legal...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa gets bail; will the relief be shortlived? 6 days ago

    After 21 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has finally been granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Her sentence has been suspended, as is that of her co-convicts. The court told her to ensure no violence by her party cadres. ...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa deserved to get bail, says lawyer Ram Jethmalani 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa's lawyer Ram Jethmalani said that she deserved bail. "I am happy that Jayalalithaa got bail. She deserved to get bail. Karnataka High Court's verdict was wrong." ...
  • Timeline: Legal, political twists in Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Following is the course the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has traversed, seeing legal and political twists and turns in the last 18 years after the DMK government decided to form Special Court on coming to power in 1996. 1996: Dr Subramanian Swamy, then...
  • Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa, suspends her sentence; AIADMK supporters celebrate 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's and has suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. Jayalalithaa has got...
  • Cannot disclose names of people having black money abroad: Modi government to SC 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government has told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of people having black money stashed abroad. The government says that that the names cannot be made public as it violates the double taxation avoidance agreement. The government says that the names can only be shared...
  • Jayalalithaa's last chance to be out of jail before Diwali, SC to hear her bail plea today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will take up former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Friday. This will be the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. Earlier, Jayalalithaa had moved...
  • Coalgate: CBI likely to appeal against adverse comments of Special Judge 1 week ago

    New Delhi: CBI will soon move an appeal against the order of a Special Judge wherein he rejected the closure report filed by the agency against a company in coal scam case and made some adverse remarks against the agency officials probing the case. Highly placed sources in CBI said...
  • Delhi: Man gets 7 years in jail for setting ablaze wife 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a 26-year-old man to seven years imprisonment for unintentionally setting ablaze his wife during a quarrel between them, saying being the husband he was "supposed to take very good care of her" but he did not. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan handed down...