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SC issues guidelines for video conferencing across courts
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Courts, at all levels, must respond to the call of social distancing and ensure that court premises do not contribute to the spread of coronavirus, said the Supreme Court on Monday, passing a slew of directions for all courts in the country extensively using video-conferencing as a medium to conduct hearings.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Plea in SC to restrain media from demonising Muslim community
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind seeking direction to the Centre to stop the dissemination of fake news and take strict action against the sections of the media spreading bigotry and communal hatred in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Centre to SC: Shut 'PIL shops' till India wins corona battle
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday told the Supreme Court, citing PILs filed by activists Harsh Mander and Swami Agnivesh, that professional "PIL shops" must be locked down till India wins the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Police warn arrest of those 'inciting people on domicile law' in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 3 (IANS) J&K police on Friday said it will arrest those trying to incite people on the new domicile law.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TN begins distribution of cash, essentials to certain beneficiaries
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday began to distribute Rs 1,000 and free essential items for each 'rice only' ration card holder in the state.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Plea in SC for WHO-graded gear for medical professionals treating corona patients
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought Centre's response to a plea seeking direction to ensure availability of World Health Organization-graded protective gear for all medical professionals and health workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Perks and privileges of ex-J&K CMs withdrawn
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The perks and privileges of former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir have been withdrawn thereby repealing the long list of privileges enjoyed by former Chief Ministers since 1984.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fake news triggered labourers' migration, can't be ignored: SC
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its satisfaction with the measures taken by the Centre to contain the spread of coronavirus but expressed serious concern over the circulation of fake news across various news platforms - electronic, print or social media -- which triggered an exodus of migrant workers from the cities.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Decision to relax curfew in Chandigarh gets court's consent
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Coming as a big succour for the local authorities, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Sunday stamped relaxations granted by the Chandigarh administration daily for eight hours amidst the curfew to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
$20 tn lawsuit filed in US against China over coronavirus pandemic
New Delhi/Washington, March 23 (IANS) A Washington-based advocacy group and a Texas company have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese government for the novel coronavirus, demanding $20 trillion compensation for the damages caused by the pandemic.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
COVID-19: Kerala High Court closed till April 8
Kochi, March 23 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday decided to close down till April 8, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lawyers' body urges SC to declare 4-week vacation from March 23
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) In the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has urged Chief Justice S.A. Bobde to consider declaring a four-week vacation in the top court beginning March 23.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: HC holds midnight hearing on convicts' plea
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Soon after the trial court did not provide any relief to the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, the convicts approached the Delhi High Court late on Thursday night to try and stay their execution scheduled for just a few hours from now.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Delhi HC pulls up convicts' lawyer
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up the lawyer representing the death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case for not adhering to prerequisite technicalities before filing the petition.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Whole nation has got justice today: Nirbhaya's mother
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Soon after a Delhi court on Thursday paved the way for the hanging of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, the victim's mother Asha Devi said that "this is the moment of justice for the whole country".
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as RS MP amid protests
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took oath as Rajya Sabha member on Thursday amid protest by Congress members and few other political parties.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Don't issue order to compel people to move court: Allahabad HC
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has stayed any order against anyone till April 6.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses curative petition of Pawan
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petition preferred by Pawan Gupta, one of the four convicts awarded the death sentence in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Court pulls up lawyer on new plea to defer hanging
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday came down heavily on the lawyer representing the death-row convicts in Nirbhaya rape case, asking him why he always approaches court at the last hour.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya convicts seek stay on hanging; notice issued to Tihar
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday issued a notice to Tihar Jail authorities and the state government on an application seeking stay on the hanging of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
If reassessment of AGR is permitted, it is fraud on this court: SC
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on Telcos, the government and even the media as it said no further objection to its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) order will be allowed against the payable dues.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Gogoi's decision shakes peoples's trust in free judiciary'
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph on Tuesday criticised former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for accepting the nomination to the Rajya Sabha, saying his decision will negatively affect the confidence of the common man on the independence of the judiciary.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nirbhaya case: Court dimisses plea seeking quashing of death penalty
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday pulled up the counsel for Nirbhaya rape convict Mukesh for making "false averments" and dismissed an application seeking quashing of death penalty.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Police custody of Kashmiri couple held for IS links extended (Ld)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday extended by seven days the police custody of a Kashmiri couple and another accused who were arrested for allegedly having links with Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) and were reportedly planning a terror attack in the country.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya convict's plea for quashing death penalty dismissed
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday dismissed an application moved by Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts facing the gallows in Nirbhaya rape and murder case, seeking quashing of the death penalty awarded to him.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh moves court to quash hanging
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Mukesh Singh, one of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, on Tuesday moved a court here to seek quashing of his death sentence on the pretext that he was not present in Delhi when the crime occurred on December 16 that year.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC grants Permanent Commission to women officer in Navy
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed permanent commission to serving women officers in Indian Navy in all eligible branches and directed the Centre to comply with its order within three months.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dismiss plaint against Sisodia, Delhi police urges court
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Tuesday urged a court here to dismiss a plea against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for allegedly posting "misleading" tweets during the December 15 Jamia violence, saying that the matter with similar allegations is pending before the Delhi High Court.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Allow registration of BS-IV vehicles till March 31: SIAM
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Monday said that it has approached the Supreme Court seeking directions for ensuring sale and registration of BS-IV vehicles is allowed till the cut-off date of March 31, 2020.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC order on permanent commission for women in navy on Tuesday
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court will deliver judgment on permanent commission for women officers in the navy on Tuesday. It follows a verdict by the apex court in favour of permanent commission for women officer in the army.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bhima Koregaon case: SC tells Teltumbde, Navlakha to surrender
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined anticipatory bail to academician Anand Teltumbde and activist Gautam Navlakha and allowed them to surrender, in three weeks, before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence case.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
COVID-19 pandemic: US missions cancel all visa appointments
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, US Missions in India have cancelled all immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments from Monday, March 16 onwards, according to an announcement on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Keeping pace with pilgrims who visited Iran, major concern in Ladakh, J&K
Srinagar, March 11 (IANS) Keeping pace with the number of locals coming home after pilgrimage to holy Shia Muslim shrines in Iran is a major issue involving prevention of the dreaded coronavirus in J&K and Ladakh.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tearful Rana Kapoor denies any wrongdoing, sent to ED custody (4th Lead)
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) A teary-eyed Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor denied any wrongdoings leading to the private bank's current financial crisis as a special court on Sunday sent him to Enforcement Directorate's custody till March 11.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Godhra riots SIT judge M.K. Dave transferred
Gandhinagar March 8 (IANS) M.K. Dave, the special SIT judge hearing the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case, has been transferred and made the principal District Judge of Valsad by an order of the Gujarat High Court. He is replaced by S.K. Baxi, the principal District Judge, Bhavnagar.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Feed the needy: Chennai's Mohandoss tweets on PM's handle
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A believer in Mahatma Gandhi's ideology, Chennai-based social worker Sneha Mohandoss, among the seven women achievers to handle Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter account on International Women's Day on Sunday, urged people to feed at least one needy person and stressed no wastage of food.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC asks Bar Council to inspect Jamia Hamdard's law school
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the Bar Council of India to conduct an enquiry into the alleged irregularities and flouting of the UGC Regulations and Bar Council of India -- Rules of Legal Education by The Hamdard Institute of Legal Studies and Research (HILSR), a faculty under Jamia Hamdard.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gauhati HC directs fresh hearing of case of Assam detainee
Guwahati, March 6 (IANS) Setting aside an order by a foreigners' tribunal in Assam, the Gauhati High Court has bailed out a man from detention centre while ordering the tribunal to hear afresh his citizenship claims.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to hear plea against NCLAT nod to JSW acquisition of BPSL
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a plea against the NCLAT order, which allowed JSW Steel to acquire Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd for Rs 19,700 crore and shielded it from prosecution by the Enforcement Directorate.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC wants BS-VI heavy vehicles for Delhi civic agencies
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it is worried about the future in the backdrop of increasing air pollution and asked the municipal corporations and other civic agencies in Delhi to consider acquiring BS-VI-compliant diesel vehicles instead of BS-IV.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Organisations supporting public causes cannot be stopped from receiving foreign funds: SC
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Friday held that if an organisation is not involved in active politics or party politics, but support public causes by resorting to legitimate means of dissent like 'bandh', 'hartals' etc., then it cannot be deprived of its legitimate right of receiving foreign contributions.
2020-03-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC declines to scrap 2017 SSC examination
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to scrap the 2017 Staff Selection Commission (SSC) combined graduate level examination, which came under cloud due to allegations of malpractice and leaking of the paper.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
No objection to transfer, says Justice Muralidhar at farewell
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Departing Delhi High Court judge Justice S. Muralidhar on Thursday appraised the judges and lawyers of the court about the sequence of communication about his transfer to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC refuses to allow Gonsalves to intervene in Mander matter
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused permission to senior advocate Colin Gonsalves to intervene in Harsh Mander matter. Gonsalves said he was counsel for Mander in the Delhi High Court and he wanted to put some facts on record connected with his alleged hate speech.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
For Nirbhaya case convicts' health status, move NHRC: HC
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday disposed of a plea seeking direction to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to ascertain the physical and mental health of the four Nirbhaya case death-row convicts.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Contempt proceedings sought against Mander for remarks against SC (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to initiate contempt proceedings against social activist Harsh Mander, who delivered a speech instigating violence and "contemptuous" of the top court to a huge gathering of people outside Jamia Millia Islamia in December 2019.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AIADMK ex-MP sentenced to 7 years jail in bank cheating case
Chennai, March 4 (IANS) A special court here on Wednesday sentenced K.N. Ramachandran, a former AIADMK parliamentarian and Chairman-cum-Managing Trustee, Kannamal Educational Trust to seven years rigorous imprisonment in a bank cheating case.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sengar, 6 others convicted for murder of Unnao rape survivor's father
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday convicted seven persons, including expelled BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in a case pertaining to murder of Unnao rape survivor's father.A
2020-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
IL&FS case: NCLAT dismisses Deloitte, BSR plea
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Wednesday dismissed the pleas of Deloitte Haskins & Sells and KPMG arm BSR & Associates challenging their impleadment in the case regarding fraud in IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN).
2020-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Notice to convicts on fresh death warrant
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday issued notice to four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya case on an application moved by the Delhi government seeking issuance of fresh date for their execution.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights