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  • SC irked over road accidents, asks lawmakers to re-visit law 10 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • All married women's suicides can't be due to harassment: Court 12 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Every suicide by married women cannot be presumed to have been caused by harassment by the husbands or in-laws, a Delhi court said on Monday and acquitted a man giving him the benefit of doubt. "Minor incidents of beatings on small issues can take place in any household...
  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources 13 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark Yesterday

    Madurai: A man cannot be convicted on charges of instigating his wife to commit suicide just because he criticised her for being dark, ruled the Madras High Court on Sunday. Justice M Sathyanarayanan of Madurai, allowing a petition filed by Paramasivam against a lower court order, said "criticising the wife...
  • My driver was driving; a false case has been registered against me: Salman Khan on 2002 hit and run case 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Dressed in a white shirt, actor Salman Khan walked inside the Mumbai sessions court to record his statement under Section 313 of CrPC -- a right that every accused has to explain the evidences against him. He answered the questions posed by the sessions court for almost 4 hours....
  • Hit-and-run case: Court rejects Salman Khan's plea for adjournment 4 days ago

    Mumbai: A court here on Wednesday declined a plea by Bollywood actor Salman Khan to adjourn for three weeks the recording of his statement in the 2002 hit-and-run case, due to start on March 27. Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande ordered Salman Khan to remain present in the court Friday when his...
  • Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala government to HC 5 days ago

    Kochi: Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government told the Kerala High Court. Arguing on behalf of the state on a batch of appeals against its liquor policy for 2014-15 before a division bench, senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal said the government...
  • Satisfied with government's steps on swine flu: Delhi High Court 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the central and city governments to deal with swine flu, saying "no case of the failure of administration is made out for this court to step in". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and...
  • Rescue plan for Sahara in doubt as Spanish bank BBVA denies loan 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A rescue plan for Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday, when Spanish bank BBVA SA denied offering a credit line to the bank, scuppering the conglomerate's claims it would use it to help secure bail for its jailed boss. Sahara, once one of India's most high-profile firms, told the...
  • CBI files closure report in 1984 anti-sikh riots case, gives clean chit to accused Jagdish Tytler 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a closure report in the 1984 anti-sikh riots case giving a clean chit to accused Jagdish Tytler. The closure report was filed in December 2014 but the court has not yet taken cognisance of the matter. Protesting against the clean chit...
  • Manmohan Singh moves Supreme Court against CBI court summons in coal scam 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday moved Supreme Court challenging the special CBI court order in the coal block allocation scam case. The former PM has been named as an accused in the Talabira coal block allocation case. Singh may ask the court to quash the order and...
  • Row over degree: Delhi Law Minister Tomar to reply on BJP leader's plea 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response from city's Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on a BJP leader's plea seeking setting aside of his election from Tri Nagar assembly constituency over alleged wrong declaration of educational qualification in the nomination papers. Justice Manmohan issued notice to the Minister...
  • Victory for free speech: Bollywood rejoices after scraping of 66A 5 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, many well known faces from Bollywood, including Gul Panag, Ayushmann Khurana, Konkana Sensharma, and Shekhar Kapur, welcomed the verdict. The court held that Section 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Is it biggest win for free speech online? 6 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional 6 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act 6 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...
  • AAP hails Supreme Court's decision on section 66A of IT Act 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The AAP on Tuesday hailed the apex court's decision of striking down section 66A of the IT Act, terming it as a "big day" for freedom of speech and expression. It also lashed out at BJP for speaking against the Act while it was in the opposition and...
  • Summoning in Herald case illegal: Sonia Gandhi to Delhi HC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said in Delhi High Court that the summons issued against her, Rahul Gandhi and five others in the National Herald case were "illegal", claiming no one was cheated in the acquisition process. A bench of Justice Sunil Gaur was told by senior advocate...
  • Delhi HC restrains court decision in defamation case against Jagdish Tytler 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained a trial court from taking any decision in the defamation case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on a complaint filed by a senior advocate representing the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The trial court had framed charges against Tytler...
  • Most parties welcome SC decision on IT Act; JD(U), Shiv Sena disagree 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Most parties on Tuesday welcomed Supreme Court's move to scrap a provision that made posting offensive comments online punishable with jail term with Congress admitting to flaws in the law. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav disagreed saying that though he respects judiciary, it was wrong to struck down the...
  • 'Court' gets feature film National Award, director 'hugely surprised' 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane, whose film 'Court' was on Tuesday named the National Film Award winner in the best feature film category, was surprised at the news. "I didn't know National Award was getting announced today. It came as a big surprise for me and my entire team," Tamhane told IANS. "Our...
  • Here is what Supreme Court said while striking down Section 66A of IT Act 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act. The apex court called the section unconstitutional and untenable adding that it affects the Freedom of Speech and Expression. Here are the major observations made by the Supreme Court: 1. The ...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Victims of Section 66A of IT Act rejoice SC verdict 6 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". Victims of the Act claim that they have been proved innocent. ...
  • When in trouble, dial Supreme Court 6 days ago

    Once again it's the Supreme Court to the rescue. The highest court in the land has struck down the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act thereby rendering a huge boost to free speech online. Here's what the section says: "Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or...
  • Section 66A made us feel like criminals, says victim of IT Act 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court quashed Section 66A of the IT Act calling it untenable and unconstitutional. Two girls - Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan - were arrested in Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra as one of them posted a comment against the shutdown in Mumbai following Shiv Sena leader Bal...
  • Nirbhaya documentary: SC seeks reply from advocates of accused 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two advocates, representing the December 16 gangrape convicts, against whom a women lawyers body has sought action for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the case. "We have heard the argument, pleadings and grievances urged...
  • Petitioner Shreya calls SC's order quashing Section 66A of IT Act people's victory 6 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The The petition was filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. She said, "The Act was being misused. The government has its own...