preventive detention

Delay in communicating detention grounds vitiates order


August 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said the unreasonable delay and absence of proper explanation in communicating the grounds of detention under COFEPOSA vitiates the order of ... Read more...

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SC favours early hearing on detenu’s plea


July 28th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said it was the constitutional right of a person held in preventive detention to make a representation questioning his detention and ... Read more...

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Australian FM Carr heads to Libya to seek ICC lawyer’s release


June 19th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BNO NEWS) -- Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday morning traveled to Libya to personally push for the release of four detained staff members of the International Criminal Court ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in Meghalaya district


May 10th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for three hours in parts of West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya Thursday, two days after it was imposed in the wake of ... Read more...

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29 prison personnel held over Mexico massacre


February 24th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Three prison officials and 26 guards at the Apodaca state penitentiary in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon are being held in preventive detention ... Read more...

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‘India-Pakistan rivalry impacts regional cooperation’


November 8th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has urged the leaders attending the forthcoming 17th SAARC summit to strive for a democratic charter for the region ... Read more...

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Home minister justifies Hazare’s arrest (Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Strongly defending the arrest of Anna Hazare, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the social activist was taken into custody to prevent him from ... Read more...

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Team Anna to approach apex court against detentions


August 16th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Civil society members will approach the Supreme Court Tuesday against the "illegal" detention of activist Anna Hazare from his home by Delhi Police, said senior ... Read more...

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Telangana JAC gears up to cook, eat on Hyderabad roads


June 18th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) is going ahead with its "vanta varpu" or cook-and-eat agitation on the roads in Hyderabad Sunday to press for ... Read more...

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Mubarak to go on trial over protester shootings


May 25th, 2011 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will go on trial over the shooting of peaceful protesters, national media reported Tuesday.The order was ... Read more...

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Law and order different from public order: High court


April 4th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 4 (IANS) A law and order issue does not necessarily attract the provisions of Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act (PASA) to book someone for disturbing public order, the ... Read more...

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Liberty most valuable right: Apex court


September 29th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said individual liberty was one of the "most valuable" and "cherished" fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution. "In India, utmost importance is given ... Read more...

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Plea to release Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin dismissed


July 28th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit seeking the release of Nalini Sriharan, her husband Murugan and five others awarded death or life sentences in the Rajiv ... Read more...

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Amnesty International team meets Kashmiri separatist leader


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) A two-member team of human rights body Amnesty International Tuesday called on Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group. The team, comprising Bikram J. Batra and Ramesh ... Read more...

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Hafiz Saeed is not fiction, India reminds Pakistan (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India Thursday said it has given "enough evidence" about the involvement of Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa, in the Mumbai carnage, but Pakistan sought ... Read more...

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Mumbai multiplexes witness low turnout for ‘My Name is Khan’


February 13th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb. 13 (ANI): Despite tight security measures, very few viewers turned up to watch Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'My Name is Khan'.Most cinemas began showing 'My Name is Khan' after ... Read more...

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Bollywood shows solidarity for ‘My Name is Khan’


February 13th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb. 13 (ANI): In a display of solidarity among film fraternity, Bollywood actors thronged theatres in Mumbai to watch Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'My Name is Khan', despite threats from ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric acquitted of terror charges, 3 get 7-year jail


January 16th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) A Muslim cleric, who was arrested and charged with indulging in terror activities, was acquitted Saturday by a Mumbai court, his lawyer said here. Three others involved in the ... Read more...

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Singapore puts paedophile behind bars for 10 years


December 29th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 29 (DPA) A paedophile was put under a 10-year preventive detention for molesting six young girls, including a one-year-old toddler, the Straits Times reported Tuesday. But Salim Abdul Rahman escaped the ... Read more...

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Pak senators table bill in Senate against forced detention by intelligence agencies


November 27th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.27 (ANI): Senior Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leaders have submitted a bill on missing persons to the Senate, blaming the state intelligence agencies for the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of persons.The bill, which ... Read more...

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Austria slammed for rights denial of 19 Indian origin migrants


September 17th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 17 (IANS) The death of an Indian asylum seeker who was on hunger strike has led to growing human rights concerns here over the plight of illegal immigrants who ... Read more...

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Malaysia to amend, not repeal, ‘draconian’ detention law


August 2nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) The Malaysian government Sunday said it would amend, but not repeal, the Internal Security Act (ISA) -- the preventive detention law the opposition considers draconian. The government ... Read more...

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Pak official discards government’s claims of having ‘enough proof’ against Saeed


July 17th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 17 (ANI): The Pakistan government does not have sufficient convincing evidence against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed to pursue its case in the Supreme Court, seeking the November 2008 ... Read more...

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And now, Delhi to take anti-piracy measures


July 16th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After Maharashtra, it is now the turn of Delhi to come down on audio-video piracy, with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit assuring a film industry delegation Thursday ... Read more...

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Film industry hails Maharashtra anti-piracy ordinance a landmark


July 16th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has notified an ordinance to curb audio-video piracy, prescribing preventive detention and equating the pirates with drug offenders. The entertainment industry hailed the measure ... Read more...

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Eight-year-old booked under gangster act in Uttar Pradesh


June 20th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy has been booked under the Goonda Act - a tough anti-gangster law, in Uttar Pradesh. The police Saturday promised an inquiry into the matter. Jagannath, a ... Read more...

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Arms haul from arrested Sikh’s house in Vienna (Lead)


June 16th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, June 16 (IANS) Knives, pistols and guns were amongst the large cache of arms and ammunition seized from the Vienna apartment of Amritpal Singh, a Sikh of Indian origin, ... Read more...

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Seventh Vienna gurdwara shootout suspect arrested after firefight with police


June 16th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, June 16 (IANS) Amritpal Singh, a 26-year-old Sikh man of Indian origin, was arrested after a firefight with commados of Australian police who raided his apartment while investigating the ... Read more...

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Vienna gurdwara shootout suspect remains in custody


June 9th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, June 9 (IANS) Hardeep Singh, 33, a suspect in the May 24 shootout at the Guru Ravidass Gurdwara here in which a sect leader was killed, remains in custody ... Read more...

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Hafiz Saeed’s release questions Pakistan’s sincerity: Pakistani media


June 4th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) The release of 26/11 Mumbai mayhem mastermind Hafiz Saeed "raises many questions" about Pakistan's sincerity in eliminating jehadi groups operating in this country, an editorial in a leading ... Read more...

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Varun Gandhi deposes before NSA board in Lucknow


April 28th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, April 28 (ANI): BJP's firebrand leader Varun Gandhi on Tuesday deposed before the National Security Act board here following recent directions of the Supreme Court justifying imposition of the NSA ... Read more...

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Apex court releases Varun Gandhi for two weeks (Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday ordered Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Pilibhit candidate Varun Gandhi's release for two weeks from preventive detention in Uttar Pradish's Etah jail to ... Read more...

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Mayawati government seeks to justify NSA for Varun


April 11th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Saturday sought to justify before the Supreme Court the detention of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi under the stringent National ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks justification for detaining Varun (Lead)


April 2nd, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to justify young Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi's detention under the National Security Act (NSA) during ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks justification for detaining Varun Gandhi


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking justification for detaining Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi under the National Security Act ... Read more...

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