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Myanmar president urges more efforts for stability, development


September 8th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 8 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein has called for all-out efforts to bring stability to the state and promote its socio-economic development, Xinhua reported Saturday, citing official ... Read more...

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Court declines plea on blocking of web pages


September 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking the quashing of a government notification blocking web pages containing "inflammatory and ... Read more...

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No sovereign immunity for Italian Marines, centre tells SC


August 31st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that two Italian Marines facing trial for killing two fishermen off Kerala coast enjoyed no sovereign immunity and ... Read more...

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Divorced woman moves court against passport office


August 8th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 7 (IANS) "If you are a divorced woman, then you can renew your passport only after getting a no-objection certificate (NoC) from your former husband." This official diktat ... Read more...

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Can’t interfere in policy matters, centre tells SC


July 25th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The central government told the Supreme Court Wednesday that courts could not interfere in policy matters."Policy can be impugned in the court only if, ... Read more...

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Role and power of India’s president


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
India's president is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions. A lowdown on the Indian first citizen's roles and powers as ... Read more...

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Plea in SC seeks Assam government’s dismissal (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday by a petitioner seeking direction to the central government to advise the president to dismiss the Assam government in ... Read more...

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Ban toxic imports, SC tells government (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the government to ban the import of toxic wastes which had been identified and declared hazardous under an international convention.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Court scraps probe against Mayawati, BSP chief elated (Roundup)


July 6th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) In a major breather for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court Friday dismissed a nine-year-old corruption case in which she was ... Read more...

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Boost for Mayawati as SC slams CBI on graft case


July 6th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a big boost to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, the Supreme Court Friday quashed a first information report filed by the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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Court scraps probe against Mayawati, BSP chief elated (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) In a major breather for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court Friday dismissed a nine-year-old corruption case in which she was ... Read more...

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Justice has been done, says Mayawati (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to dismiss an old case of corruption against her, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati said that she has got ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Justice after nine years, says Mayawati


July 6th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to quash an old case of illegal wealth against her, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said that she ... Read more...

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SC quashes CBI probe against Mayawati in graft case (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a major breather for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court Friday quashed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe against ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice on missing Bihar engineer (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to the ministries of home and external affairs on a plea of Nikhat Parveen, seeking that her husband Fasih ... Read more...

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Personal liberty can’t be curtailed illegally: Supreme Court


May 20th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Personal liberty is the "most precious and prized right" guaranteed by the Indian constitution and it can't be taken away without following the due procedure ... Read more...

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EU concerned over jailed Russian opposition leaders


May 12th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union is concerned over the arrests of Russian opposition movement leaders during the recent protest rallies in Moscow, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Jagan’s Sakshi group challenges freezing of accounts


May 9th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) froze its bank accounts, the Sakshi Group of companies owned by YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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Apex court notice on nurses’ harassment


May 7th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking a shield for nurses against alleged harassment by some ... Read more...

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Apex court notice to government on SIMI ban (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on two pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, under ... Read more...

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Videograph court proceedings to ensure accurate reporting: Prashant Bhushan


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan has told the Supreme Court that to ensure fair and accurate reporting, proceedings of the Supreme Court and of the high ... Read more...

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‘Right to fair trial can’t overshadow freedom of speech’ (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A person's right to free and fair trial enjoys no primacy over the right to freedom of speech and expression of the media, senior counsel ... Read more...

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‘Right to fair trial can’t overshadow freedom of speech’


April 17th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A person's right to free and fair trial enjoys no primacy over the right to freedom of speech and expression of the media, senior counsel ... Read more...

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2G: Apex court to hear government’s plea April 13


April 5th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear April 13 the government's plea seeking a review of its Feb 2 verdict cancelling 122 2G licences granted in 2008, ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses plea to stay Rajoana’s death sentence (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking stay of the death sentence awarded to Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the 1995 assassination of then ... Read more...

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Bar criminals from contesting elections: Quraishi


March 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Stressing that it is important to get rid of criminals in the electoral process, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said the law must bar such ... Read more...

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Indian Americans launch White House petition to save Indian student


March 19th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Upset over the guilty verdict in the case of former Indian American student Dharun Ravi accused of spying on his gay roommate, the community has launched ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Notice to government on smoking scenes in films (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt's plea seeking quashing of a notification ... Read more...

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Italy recalls embassy staff from Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 14 (IANS) Italy announced Wednesday that it was suspending all activities at its embassy in Syrian capital Damascus and has recalled its diplomatic staff.In a statement, the Italian ... Read more...

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China mulls human rights, torture in criminal law reform


March 8th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China is planning to introduce major changes in its criminal procedure law that seek to insert in writing the principle of "safeguarding human rights" and exclude ... Read more...

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Government’s flip-flop on gay sex ban (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A senior government lawyer Thursday urged the Supreme Court to ban "immoral" gay sex, only to be contradicted by the home ministry which said it ... Read more...

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Activists slam government’s stand on gay sex


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The union home ministry's opposition in the Supreme Court Thursday to decriminalising gay sex has drawn flak from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) activists ... Read more...

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Criminal acts in privacy not immune, court told


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights(DCPCR) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the right to privacy does not confer any right on consenting ... Read more...

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Punish airline for deboarding woman: Disabled rights group


February 21st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling it a violation of fundamental rights, the NGO Disabled Rights Group (DGR) Tuesday demanded stringent action against a private airline for deboarding a woman ... Read more...

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Scope of penal provision on gay sex wide: SC (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said the scope of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was wide and could not be limited to holding ... Read more...

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