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Court seeks report on plea against Raj Thackeray


September 13th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday asked police to file an action taken report on a complaint filed against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for ... Read more...

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I drew no wrong, I’m not sorry: Aseem Trivedi (Third lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Wednesday said he made no mistake in drawing cartoons, and that he would not apologise since he had done no wrong.The 25-year-old ... Read more...

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No guidelines to regulate media reporting, says SC (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that there can be no blanket guidelines to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters but restrictions could be sought in ... Read more...

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Cartoonist sent to judicial custody, government faces flak on issue (Roundup)


September 10th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Barely a day in police custody for questioning after his arrest on sedition charges, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was Monday sent to judicial custody as ... Read more...

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Cannot target national symbols in cartoons: Government


September 10th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) As rights activists criticised the government for arresting a cartoonist for an allegedly derogatory cartoon, the government Monday said that such artists should stay ... Read more...

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Press Council chief slams sedition charge against cartoonist


September 10th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju Monday termed the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as "stupid" and demanded action against politicians ... Read more...

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Anna’s cartoonist supporter sent to police custody


September 9th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) A Mumbai court Sunday remanded Aseem Trivedi, an Anna Hazare supporter and political cartoonist, to seven days police custody for drawing an allegedly derogatory sketch ... Read more...

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Judicial activism shouldn’t erode constitutional principles: President (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday cautioned against judicial activism resulting in the erosion of constitutional principles of separation of powers between the three pillars of state ... Read more...

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Judicial activism shouldn’t erode constitutional principles: President


September 8th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday cautioned against judicial activism resulting in the erosion of constitutional principles of separation of powers between the three pillars of state ... Read more...

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Mukherjee asks youth diaspora to learn about India


September 7th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked the youth of the Indian diaspora to learn about India, its traditions and thought process and to use the ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot first serving minister to join Territorial Army


September 6th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Congress MP Sachin Pilot Thursday became the first serving union minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army, and stressed ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and impose stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and for stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... 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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Apex court’s observations in Kasab case


August 29th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
The Supreme Court's observations while upholding the death sentence for Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab:* The saddest and the most disturbing part of the case is that Kasab never showed ... Read more...

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SC to decide Mumbai attacker Kasab’s fate Wednesday


August 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday is likely to pronounce verdict on a petition filed by the 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab ... Read more...

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Sangma challenges Pranab’s election in apex court (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Purno Sangma Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Pranab Mukherjee's election as the president of India, and claimed Mukherjee held an office of profit ... Read more...

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Respect judicial independence, Kapadia tells government (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia Wednesday cautioned the government against trampling upon the independence of the judiciary while legislating to make judges accountable."Judicial accountability should ... Read more...

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‘Courts must keep in mind limitations of state’


August 13th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) Courts should keep in mind weaknesses and constraints of the state and authorities before issuing directives and judgments, a Guwahati High Court judge has said."The judgement ... Read more...

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Centre, Meghalaya not keen on talks with GNLA


August 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 10 (IANS) The central government is not keen to hold talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on its demand for creation of a separate Garoland ... Read more...

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65 years on, these refugees still stateless in Jammu and Kashmir


July 26th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) It's a trauma that has lingered for 65 years. Some 2,000-3,000 Hindu families had migrated to Jammu and Kashmir from West Pakistan when the sub-continent ... 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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Kalam to give lesson on fundamental duties


July 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will teach a lesson on fundamental duties at a public colloquium to be held in Shimla Saturday, an official statement said ... Read more...

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Pranab gets nostalgic


July 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Monday turned nostalgic and recalled the time when he was first elected to the Rajya Sabha from ... 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...

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Ban toxic imports, SC tells government


July 6th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the government to ban import of toxic wastes which had been identified and declared hazardous under an international convention.The ... Read more...

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Terms of Indira-Abdullah 1975 accord were never fulfilled: Mustafa Kamal (Interview)


July 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 1 (IANS) While the central interlocutors' report on Jammu and Kashmir is yet to find any serious takers here, Mustafa Kamal, a senior ruling National Conference (NC) leader ... Read more...

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Judge recuses herself from hearing plea against doctors strike


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday could not take up a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that the proposed doctors' strike June 25 was illegal ... Read more...

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Court seeks Delhi varsity view on OBC quota in minority colleges


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday sought a response from the Delhi University (DU) on a plea filed by a group of colleges seeking exemption ... Read more...

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Lesser known northeastern crafts caught in marketing bottleneck


June 14th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The hazy focus on developing and marketing lesser-known crafts and textiles of India's northeastern region - as well as the associated cultural heritage - has ... Read more...

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PDP is party of Jammu too: Mufti


May 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Mufti Mohammed Saeed, patron of the main opposition PDP, Sunday dispelled the impression that his party was Kashmir-centric and declared that it was as much as ... 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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Patnaik seeks modifications in mining bill


May 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Describing some of the provisions in the proposed new mining bill as an encroachment of the rights of the states, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

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‘Getting upset over cartoons immature’


May 19th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Eminent journalists, writers and cartoonists gathered at the capital's Press Club of India (PCI) Friday for a discussion on the controversy stirred by famed ... Read more...

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No religion-based reservation, says Mamata


May 18th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday rubbished demands of reservation for Muslims on the basis of religion and said the idea cannot work as ... Read more...

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