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  • Plea in SC for probe into hanging of farmer during AAP rally 7 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Days after a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly hanged himself during an Aam Aadmi Party rally, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored judicial probe into the incident that took place in full public view. The PIL, likely to be listed for hearing during next...
  • Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage 8 hours 8 minutes ago

    Washington: Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the deeply divisive issue in the coming days. Crowds rallied from the US Capitol to the Supreme Court, carrying placards reading, "A Child Needs a Father and...
  • Masarat Alam Bhat's bail plea rejected Yesterday

    Srinagar: A local court in Budgam on Saturday rejected the bail application of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat. "The court has rejected the bail application of Bhat. The grounds on which the plea was rejected will be known when we get the detailed order copy," the Hurriyat leader's counsel...
  • 'It is a scam', says Supreme Court on scheme for permanent shelter homes Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday questioned why despite the huge sum spent under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for constructing permanent shelter homes in 790 urban cities in the country there was no new facility in some states, saying "it is scam". "It is a scam. Take for...
  • India or Bharat: Supreme Court seeks response from government Yesterday

    New Delhi: 'India should be named Bharat', a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states. The apex court on Friday decided to examine questions raised on the naming of the country and sought response from the Centre on the plea demanding change in...
  • Attacks on religious places shakes human conscience, needs to be stopped: Delhi High Court Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday said that attacks on any kind of religious structures shake the human conscience of all and such practices should be stopped. "This is something which shakes the human conscience and agitate all of us. There should not be any attack of any kind...
  • Chittoor firing: Hyderabad High Court asks Andhra Pradesh Police to furnish case diary Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed Andhra Pradesh Police to furnish the case diary relating to a case registered in connection with the killing of 20 people in police firing in Seshachalam forests of Chittoor district on April 7. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and...
  • Supreme Court, High Court Judges to attend Regional Judicial conference on April 24 2 days ago

    Shimla: A host of Supreme Court and High Court judges would be participating in the three-day Regional Judicial conference beginning in Shimla on Friday. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would inaugurate the conference while Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice Mansoor Ahmad would preside over the opening session. The conference would...
  • Don't give MBA admissions till April 28, Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra private colleges 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday restrained the private colleges in Maharashtra from granting admissions to MBA courses on the basis of common entrance test (CET) held in March this year till April 28. The order was passed by a division bench headed by Justice...
  • NJAC will not appoint judges till Supreme Court decides on its validity 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Judicial Appointments Commission, whose constitutional validity has been challenged, will not make fresh appointments of judges to higher judiciary till the issue is settled, the government on Thursday told the Supreme Court. The NJAC will only deal with...
  • Supreme Court asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was "fast approaching". "In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation...
  • Searching Manohar Parrikar's residence will embarrass nation: Goa government 2 days ago

    Panaji: A Goa court has stayed a warrant issued by a lower court to search the official residence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Delhi to trace convicted former state minister Francisco 'Miccky' Pacheco as the state government held that execution of the order will be an embarrassment to the...
  • Goa court stays search warrant for Manohar Parrikar's Delhi house 3 days ago

    Panaji: A Goa district court has stayed a warrant issued by a local court to search the official residence of Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Delhi to trace former state minister Francisco 'Miccky' Pacheco who is reported to be absconding since his conviction in a 2006 assault case. Hours after...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on Indian Army unit's promotion policy 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to spell out whether it has cleared the Indian Army's promotion policy to have a combat unit commanded by a Colonel at the age of 37 years who will exit after commanding the unit for two and a half years. The...
  • Delhi High Court seeks response from Ministry of Defence on replacement of INSAS rifles 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a petition seeking replacement of the INSAS rifles with modern firearm in active service in military and the para-military. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw asked the MoD...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict Balwan Khokhar gets interim bail 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted 10 days' interim bail to Balwan Khokhar, a convict in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots who is serving life imprisonment. A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Ashutosh Kumar granted interim bail to Khokhar on medical grounds and to attend his...
  • Supreme Court to decide on Army's promotion policy for the rank of Colonel and above today 4 days ago

    New Delhi: An issue that has split the 1.13 million strong Indian Army down the middle is likely to be resolved on Wednesday when the Supreme Court decides on the promotion policy of the force. The appeal was filed by the Central government against a decision of the Armed Forces...
  • News 360: Court to deliver verdict on May 6 in Salman Khan hit-and-run case 4 days ago

    Salman Khan's fate in the 2002 hit-and-run case will be known on May 6 when a Mumbai court delivers the judgement. The actor is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for allegedly killing one person and injuring four others in 2002. If convicted he faces a 10-year...
  • Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maharashtra government tells HC 4 days ago

    Mumbai: It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on...
  • SC seeks SIT's report on progress made in black money probe 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by former apex court judge Justice MB Shah, to file a fresh status report by May 12 on the progress made by it on black money probe. A bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and justices Madan...
  • Supreme Court to decide which 5 judges can hear validity of NJAC Act 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias once again cropped up on Tuesday before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court set up to hear the constitutional validity of the law replacing the appointment of judges by the collegium system. After some of the parties in...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal over Arizona 'fish pedicures' 5 days ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the owner a Phoenix-area spa that ran afoul of Arizona state regulations that barred her from providing pedicures in which clients have their feet nibbled by small fish to remove dead skin. The high court's action, made without comment by the...
  • Judgement in Salman Khan hit-and-run case to be pronounced on May 6 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Salman Khan's fate in the 2002 hit-and-run case will be known on May 6 when a Mumbai court delivers the judgement. The actor is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for allegedly killing one person and injuring four others in 2002. If convicted he faces a...
  • Cheating case against Shruti Haasan withdrawn 5 days ago

    Chennai: A city-based company has withdrawn a case of cheating against actor Shruti Haasan filed in Hyderabad following the intervention of cinema industry bodies. The actors have been asked by the respective associations to adhere to contractual agreements. "Picture House Media Ltd has withdrawn its case against Shruti Haasan after...
  • US Supreme Court rejects Rajat Gupta's appeal against insider trading 5 days ago

    New York: In a setback to India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, the US Supreme Court on Monday rejected his appeal to overturn his conviction on insider trading charges and upheld his two-year prison term. The IIT and Harvard-educated 66-year-old former McKinsey head currently serving a two-year jail term on...
  • Shia Board hails Sypreme Court order on maintenance allowance to Muslim women 5 days ago

    Lucknow: The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) on Monday said the Supreme Court verdict in connection with granting of maintenance allowance to Muslim women even after divorce has come as a respite to those who are unable to sustain themselves. "The Supreme Court verdict has come as a respite...
  • Supreme Court rejects plea against NGT's order to ban 15 year old vehicles 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea against an order of the National Green Tribunal banning all vehicles which are more than 15 years old from plying on Delhi roads. "Let us assist them (NGT) and not discourage them," a bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice...
  • Rajasthan: Lawyers should get trained in sea, space, cyber, IPR laws 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Asking the legal fraternity to be ready to adopt new challenges, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani on Sunday pitched for lawyers to get trained in legislations related to sea, space, cyber, environment and intellectual property rights. The state's chief justice was delivering a presidential address on the...
  • Maharashtra: HC upholds dismissal of judicial officer who had close relations with lady advocate 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Observing that a judicial officer should have behavioural standards of extra-ordinary quality, the Bombay High Court has upheld the dismissal of a Chief Judicial Magistrate from Nanded for developing close relations with a woman advocate and passing orders in her favour. A division bench of Justices AS Oka and AK...
  • Do not support any cause because client is powerful: Supreme Court judge to lawyers 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Supreme court judge Jagdish Singh Khehar on Saturday suggested the lawyers to not support any cause just because the client is powerful as the approach damages the image of the judiciary. Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day national law conference on "Dispensation of Justice- challenges posed by new...