Immigration/Law/Rights

  • US court dismisses case against Modi
    4:04 AM

    New York, Jan 15 (IANS) A US court has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failure to control the 2002 Gujarat riots, saying as a sitting head of government he was entitled to immunity. In dismissing the case filed by human rights group American Justice Centre (AJC)

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  • Dalits angry as Bihar massacre accused are acquitted
    4:00 AM

    Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar’s Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper -caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over the release of all the accused. Etwaria Devi, in her late 50s, lost her husband Ganga Paswan

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  • Military court to hear Malala attack case
    10:37 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The 2012 attack on Nobel Peace Award winner and child activist Malala Yousafzai case would be heard at military court in Peshawar when it formally starts functioning for speedy trial, media reported Wednesday. Pakistan federal government has decided to refer two high profile terror cases to

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  • SC seeks report on Ganga cleaning
    5:26 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked if the Narendra Modi government intended to complete the task of cleaning the Ganga river in its present term or carry it to the next term and keep the issue alive. The court sought details on the status of various

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  • Denotify bulls as performing animals: Tamil Nadu CM
    4:53 PM

    Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday urged the central government to denotify bulls from the list of performing animals so that Jallikattu – bull taming sport – could be held in the state during Pongal festival. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the

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  • NHRC officer gets 7-year jail term for raping woman
    3:51 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A senior officer of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was sent to seven years in jail by a court here for raping a woman by concealing his marital status and marrying her. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Virender Bhat awarded seven years jail to convict

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  • Delhi HC notice to Novartis on Cipla plea
    3:34 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi High court Wednesday issued notice to Switzerland-based Novartis AG on a plea by pharmaceutical firm Cipla, challenging a single judge bench’s order that temporarily restrained it from manufacturing or selling any drug containing chemical Indacaterol, used for treating chronic respiratory disease. A bench

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  • Delhi HC to hear plea on AAP foreign funding after polls
    3:16 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Saying there was “no urgency”, the Delhi High Court Wednesday posted for Feb 18 a plea seeking registration of a criminal case against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and others for allegedly receiving foreign funds in violation of law. A division bench of Chief Justice G.

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  • Delhi HC issues notice on ACs in two district courts
    3:07 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to two district court judges over a plea seeking directions for installing air conditioners in the two court complexes. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought a response from the district

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  • 1984 riots: Order reserved on accused’s plea
    2:29 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A court here Wednesday reserved its order on a plea of three accused in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, seeking transfer of the case to another court on the ground of jurisdiction. District Judge Talwant Singh fixed Jan 31 for delivering order on the plea

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  • BJP leader Naqvi held guilty, gets bail
    2:16 PM

    Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) BJP leader and central minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Wednesday got bail after a court sentenced him to a year in prison for violating the model code of conduct in 2009. The chief judicial magistrate ordered the detention of the minister of state for minority affairs and

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  • Not mandatory to appoint Leader of Opposition: Centre
    2:13 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed by the central government that the position of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha was not a mandatory constitutional position and no party has the requisite 55 seats to stake claim. A division

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