Immigration/Law/Rights

  • IPL probe: Mudgal committee submits final report to SC
    12:41 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal committee Monday submitted its final report of its investigation into the allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The committee, which investigated the allegations against sidelined BCCI chief N. Srinivasan, who

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  • Court issues warrant against Digvijaya Singh
    4:37 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A court here Saturday issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh after he failed to appear before it in a defamation case filed against him by union minister Nitin Gadkari.

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  • Online campaign seeks reopening of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases
    2:35 PM

    New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) The central government was Saturday asked to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the 1984 massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. A large number of people participated in an online campaign by Amnesty International India in

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  • Catalonia unruffled by Spanish challenge to independence vote
    11:11 AM

    Madrid, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) Artur Mas, leader of the regional administration in Catalonia, said that he plans to press ahead with a symbolic vote on independence despite a fresh legal challenge from the Spanish government. Mas originally planned a formal independence referendum Nov 9, but Spain’s Constitutional Court effectively blocked

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  • Court reserves order in Musharraf’s high treason case
    5:45 PM

    Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) A special court here Friday reserved judgement on dismissing the high treason case against Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf and others till Nov 21. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab resumed hearing of the case earlier in the day during which Musharraf’s counsel Farogh

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  • New twist to Goa’s peculiar ‘dual nationality’ issue
    2:19 PM

    Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Portugal’s new consul general in Goa has given a new spin to the simmering row on the eligibility of indigenous Goans for Portuguese nationality, an issue that has forced the state government to approach the central government for help. On a day when Goa Chief Minister

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  • CBI court summons Maran, others in Aircel-Marxis deal
    1:29 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran has been summoned by a special court hearing the Aircel-Marxis deal, as part of the larger 2G spectrum allocation case, to appear before it March 2. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court Judge O.P. Saini, after taking cognizance

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  • Vatican synod discusses accepting homosexuality
    2:04 PM

    London, Oct 14 (IANS) Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings have called on the church to adopt a more positive stance on homosexuality. A preliminary report by bishops during a Vatican synod said homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer”, BBC reported. “Without denying the moral

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  • Alaska joins US states permitting gay marriage
    10:04 AM

    Washington, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Gay couples in the US state of Alaska may now request for the necessary documents to marry due to a court ruling that after 16 years revoked the constitutional amendment banning such unions. In a ruling issued late Sunday, federal Judge Timothy Burgess found in favour

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  • Kenyatta appears before International Criminal Court
    11:49 PM

    The Hague, Oct 8 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta became the first serving head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) here Wednesday over charges of crime against humanity committed during 2007-2008 post-election riots. Kenyatta’s team, however, demanded from the ICC judges that the case against him

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  • Libya releases 24 detained foreigners
    2:44 AM

    Tripoli, Oct 8 (IANS) Twenty-four Russians and Ukrainians arrested in Libya in 2011 on charges of aiding Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been released, a Libyan attorney, said Tuesday. “I have contacted with the Consul of Ukraine and he told me the 24 Russians and Ukrainian defendants have been

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  • Hong Kong protesters agree to formal talks
    9:38 PM

    Hong Kong, Oct 7 (IANS) Representatives of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday agreed to hold official talks with the government. Though no date was set, the students made it clear the talks would be called off if the remaining demonstrators were cleared from the streets by force, BBC reported. As

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