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Germany court overturns ban on professionally assisted suicide
Berlin, Feb 26 (IANS) A five-year-old law banning professionally assisted suicide has been rejected as unconstitutional by Germany's top court.
2020-02-26
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC pulls up Delhi Police, questions 'inability' to work independently
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the environment in the capital was not conducive for it to hear a plea against the Shaheen Bagh protesters as the toll in Delhi violence over CAA agitation reached 20.
2020-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Five SC judges get swine flu, two still recuperating (LD)
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Five judges of the Supreme Court were infected by H1N1 virus causing swine flu, said the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare here on Tuesday. While three of them have resumed duties, two are recuperating and are being kept in isolation at home.
2020-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Allahabad HC orders CBI probe in Munna Bajrangi murder
Prayagraj, Feb 25 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered a CBI inquiry into the murder of mafia don Munna Bajrangi who was shot dead inside the Baghpat jail on July 9, 2018.
2020-02-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengaluru cops, NGO to allay women's fears on safety
Bengaluru, Feb 25 (IANS) The Bengaluru Police has joined hands with an NGO to allay the fear among women residents to frequent certain areas in the city on the ground of personal safety, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2020-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-Tripura Chief Secy sent to judicial custody
Agartala, Feb 24 (IANS) A district court on Monday sent former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh to a 13-day judicial custody after completion of his seven-day police custody in an alleged "financial embezzlement" case, an official said.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Tripura,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sharjeel Imam's police custody extended by 4 days
Guwahati, Feb 24 (IANS) Sedition accused Sharjeel Imam was on Monday sent to four more days in police custody by a court here.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Opposing govt not anti-national activity: SC judge
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Any attempt to quell dissent would have a chilling effect on the democracy as "governments are not always right" and those opposing it couldn't be labelled anti-national, said Justice Deepak Gupta of the Supreme Court, here on Monday.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Justice B.P. Dharmadhikari named Acting CJ of Bombay HC
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Justice Bhushan P. Dharmadhikari has been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said on Monday.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Justice Chandrachud lauds President's vast experience in law
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Supreme Court's Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Sunday praised President Ram Nath Kovind for his vast experience in matters of law and statecraft.
2020-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Top-notch IT, hospitality firms take part in LGBTI job fair
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Many top-notch IT and hospitality companies participated in a job fair organised for the LGBTI community here on Saturday.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Sinister campaign on social media to influence judiciary' (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday expressed concern over a "sinister campaign" on social media attempting to influence the judiciary.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Death-row convict's anxiety, depression obvious: Court
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed an application by one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya rape-murder case, Vinay Sharma, seeking medical treatment and observed general anxiety and depression in a death-row convict were "obvious".
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Court dismisses Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking medical care
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a petition filed by one of the Nirbhaya convicts seeking treatment for mental illness, schizophrenia and injuries in head and arm.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC judge showers praises on PM
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice Arun Mishra on Saturday did not fall short of praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of international judicial conference in the capital.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Sinister campaign on social media to influence Judiciary'
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday expressed concern over "sinister campaign" on the social media attempting to influence the judiciary, where some people expect through this tool, the judiciary could be eventually influenced.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi court allows Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday allowed Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad for over three months.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nirbhaya case: Convict refuses to meet new legal aid
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) One of the death row convicts in Nirbhaya rape and murder case, Pawan Gupta, has refused to meet his new legal aid in Tihar Jail.
2020-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala moves SC against giving T'puram airport ops to Adani
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala Government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to hand over the operation and management of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Adani Enterprises Ltd.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Former Pune bank manager gets 10 years jail for fraud
Pune, Feb 20 (IANS) A special CBI court here has sentenced, to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, a former branch manager of the Bank of Maharashtra for causing a loss of Rs 2.56 crore to the bank.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tanwar files contempt plea in SC on Ravidas temple restoration
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha MP Ashok Tanwar on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against the Delhi Development Authority Vice Chairman and Delhi Chief Secretary for failing to implement the top court's 2019 directive for the restoration of idols and reconstruction of the Guru Ravidas temple at Tughlaqabad, Delhi.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HC seeks Delhi govt's response on Manu Sharma's plea
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the Arvind Kejriwal government's response on the 1999 Jessica Lal murder case convict Manu Sharma's plea for pre-mature release. He is serving life-term.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC stays death warrant of convict in rape-murder of 3-yr-old
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the death warrant issued by a Gujarat court in the execution of a 22-year-old man convicted in the rape and murder of a three-year-old child in Surat in 2018.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lower judiciary not eligible to recruited as district judge: SC
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the members of the subordinate judicial services cannot be considered eligible for appointment as district judges through the way of direct recruitment.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC invites Gadkari to court on issues related to EVs
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed willingness to interact with Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to consider issues related to procurement of electric vehicles (EVs), which could play a major role in curbing air pollution, for public transport and setting up charging infrastructure for these vehicles in the country.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi HC judge, who decriminalised gay sex, to be transferred
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended transfer of Delhi High Court's Justice S. Muralidhar to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
DHCBA to protest against transfer of Justice Muralidhar
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) on Wednesday announced complete abstinence from work on Thursday in order to protest against the transfer of Justice S Muralidhar.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet okays Bill to protect women's reproductive rights
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the 'Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020', intended to protect women's reproductive rights.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Breakdown of marriage does not end parental responsibilities: SC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that in a child custody battle, the rights of the child need to be respected as he/she is entitled to the love of both parents, and even if there is a breakdown of marriage, it does not signify the end of parental responsibility, as it is the child who suffers the most in a matrimonial dispute.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Uighur Muslims land in detention camps for having beard, veil'
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A document which delineates the lives of hundreds of Uighur Muslims currrently in internment camps across China, was allegedly leaked by a source inside Xinjiang showing how members of the community are detained for having beards, wearing veils and using the internet.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ending online child pornography huge challenge: Kailash Satyarthi
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Saying that online child pornographic content is a big contributor to global trafficking of children, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday said that support of powerful countries like the US to end the menace is a huge challenge.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Economists, environmentalists must conduct study on value of tree: SC
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would want to involve economists and environmentalists in conducting a scientific study to examine the value of a tree, taking into account the value of the quantum of oxygen, the tree has given out during its lifespan.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC dismisses plea on error in CBSE sample papers
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking rectification of errors in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 accountancy sample question papers and imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on the petitioner.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kashmir Press Club takes note of 'harassment' of journalists
Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The Kashmir Press Club on Monday took serious note of the continuous "harassment" of journalists in the Valley.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
RPF rescued 2,151 destitute children in south
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF), Southern Region, rescued 2,151 runaway/destitute children and 295 others last year, Southern Railway said here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Labelling dissent as anti-national not good for democracy: Justice Chandrachud
Gandhinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Saturday decried "blanket labelling of dissent" as "anti-national", saying an essential aspect of democracy is freedom of expression.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Moin Qureshi was in touch with senior CBI officers: ED tells court
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) "Moin Akhtar Qureshi was in touch with senior officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)," stated the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) before a special court in a money laundering case.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Powerbank in unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare at SC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Chaos broke out at Supreme Court, as security personnel got into a tizzy and rushed into action after a bomb scare triggered by an unclaimed bag, with a beeping power bank, near the conference room on the court premises.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Powerbank in unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare at SC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Chaos broke out at Supreme Court, as security personnel got into a tizzy and rushed into action after a bomb scare triggered by an unclaimed bag, with a beeping power bank, near the conference room on the court premises.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Powerbank in unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare at SC
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Chaos broke out at Supreme Court, as security personnel got into a tizzy and rushed into action after a bomb scare triggered by an unclaimed bag, with a beeping power bank, near the conference room on the court premises.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
DoT directs telcos to pay AGR dues 'immediately'
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Friday directed all telecom licensees to make immediate payment of duies in compliance with the Supreme Court order of October 24 last year.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC judge faints while dictating order in Nirbhaya case
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice R. Banumathi on Friday fainted in the courtroom while dictating the order on the Centre's plea seeking separate hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
The letter in the AGR matter which triggered a SC tirade
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A Department of Telecommunication (DoT) desk officer's letter directing no coercive action against the telecom companies for not paying dues, leading to non-compliance of the Supreme Court order in Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) matter, irked the top court.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Clarify choice of poll nominees with criminal past: SC
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked political parties to bring on record reasons for selection of candidates with pending criminal cases, and added mere "winnability at polls" couldn't be attributed as a reason for the selection.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nirbhaya case: Court appoints lawyer to represent death-row convict
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday appointed advocate Ravi Qazi to represent one of the death-row convicts, Pawan Gupta, in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case after his erstwhile lawyer denied him legal aid.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bookie Chawla produced in Delhi court, police seeks custody
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla, who was extradited to India on early Thursday, was produced before the Patiala House Court.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hold local polls as per 2019 voters list: Kerala HC
Kochi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the State Election Commission to conduct the coming local bodies elections on the basis of the 2019 voters list used for the Lok Sabha polls and not a 2015 list used for local polls that year.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gargi molestation: 10 arrested sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Ten men arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the mass molestation of female students at Delhi University's all girls Gargi College during the annual fest Reverie was sent to judicial custody on Thursday.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC declines plea seeking CBI probe into Gargi molestation episode
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a plea seeking court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged molestation of women students during a cultural festival at the Gargi College here last week.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC re-unites couple ahead of V-day
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has re-united a 27-year-old man with his wife and child, almost a year after he was put under trial for kidnapping and raping her.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights