Chief Justice refuses urgent relief on SC/ST Atrocities judgment

Chief Justice refuses urgent relief on SC/ST Atrocities judgment

2018-04-02T14:53:45+00:00 On

Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra refused to hear a petition filed by a Dalit activists’ organization seeking urgent relief from the a recent judgment by another bench that imposed restrictions on the powers of the police in cases filed under the…

Jaitley not to withdraw defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

Jaitley not to withdraw defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

2018-04-02T15:10:16+00:00 On

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to withdraw the defamation case filed against Aam Aadmi Party Supremo Arvind Kejriwal, according to sources. Instead, the legal team of Arun Jaitley, himself a lawyer, will mention the matter before the Chief Justice of the…

Documentary on misuse of India’s anti-cruelty section 298A goes live on Netflix

Documentary on misuse of India’s anti-cruelty section 298A goes live on Netflix

2018-03-22T16:58:46+00:00 On

Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj, a crusader against the misuse of anti-domestic violence laws in India, said that her documentary ‘Martyrs of Marriage’ is now available on Netflix. Bhardwaj has won tens of thousands of fans and followers in India for her work towards…

Delhi Police installs first 100 station CCTV cameras for Rs 44 lakh

Delhi Police installs first 100 station CCTV cameras for Rs 44 lakh

2018-03-13T18:48:55+00:00 On

Delhi Police, the arm of the central government that is responsible for keeping law and order and providing security to important persons in the national capital, has spent Rs 43,94,441 for installing the first 10 CCTV systems at its police stations. The…

Supreme Court recognizes right to refuse medical treatment

Supreme Court recognizes right to refuse medical treatment

2018-03-09T11:38:43+00:00 On

The Supreme Court has passed a far-reaching judgment today allowing terminally ill patients the right to refuse treatment and die, subject to certain safeguards and conditions. The Supreme Court has also approved the right to refuse medical treatment and the concept of…

Aadhaar Face Recognition to help Govt identify people using only a camera

Aadhaar Face Recognition to help Govt identify people using only a camera

2018-01-15T15:21:06+00:00 On

Going by indications from the Unique ID Authority of India, Aadhaar numbers could soon be linked to people’s images, allowing the government and corporations to identify people from their photographs and videos. “UIDAI introduces yet another landmark technology for authentication – Face…

Judges blow the whistle on alleged improprieties in Supreme Court

Judges blow the whistle on alleged improprieties in Supreme Court

2018-01-12T13:30:35+00:00 On

Four of the most Supreme Court judges today held a press conference for what they said was to “discharge their debt towards the nation” and to put it on the record that they had not “sold their souls”. They alleged that there…

Masood Azhar warns Pakistan against ‘kneeling before Trump’

Masood Azhar warns Pakistan against ‘kneeling before Trump’

2018-01-11T11:49:52+00:00 On

Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of terror-cum-charity group Jaish-e-Mohammed, has warned the Pakistan government against giving in to the demands of the Americans, who want it to destroy all terror groups. Azhar said Pakistani media and intellectuals are trying to scare the…

Potential Trouble for Congress as SC directs reinvestigation of 1984 riot cases

Potential Trouble for Congress as SC directs reinvestigation of 1984 riot cases

2018-01-11T14:59:12+00:00 On

Congress Party leaders could find themselves attracting unwelcome attention and scrutiny after the Supreme Court today decided to order a reinvestigation of 186 cases out of the 241 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Out of the 241 cases, 42 are…

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

No new plans to modify National Green Tribunal – Govt

2018-01-10T12:42:57+00:00 On

The BJP-led government at the center has said that it has no further plans to amend the powers or constitution of the National Green Tribunal, the quasi-judicial body set up by the previous UPA government for protecting the environment. “There is no…

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

2018-01-09T07:05:56+00:00 On

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said he has had official talks with the Congress Party on the ‘triple talaq’ bill, but the opposition party has raised two demands that amount to incentivizing Muslim men to abandon their women. The first…

TRIPLE TALAQ: 4-hour discussion today in Rajya Sabha at 5 pm

TRIPLE TALAQ: 4-hour discussion today in Rajya Sabha at 5 pm

2018-01-04T13:51:05+00:00 On

Opposition parties will get their chance besiege the government on the controversial Triple Talaq bill for four hours today as part of a discussion in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament where the opposition parties enjoy a majority. The government…

Nine years on, Delhi Airport runway still waiting for Shiv statue to move

Nine years on, Delhi Airport runway still waiting for Shiv statue to move

2018-01-08T18:36:16+00:00 On

Authorities at Delhi International Airport have been waiting for nearly nine years for a religious trust to lower the height of a statue to make full use of one of Asia’s longest runways. It was in 1989 that the Airport Authority had…

TN, Karnataka lead in Child Marriage cases in India; South accounts for 65%

TN, Karnataka lead in Child Marriage cases in India; South accounts for 65%

2018-01-08T10:56:13+00:00 On

Data from the ministry of women and child development has revealed that the five southern states — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra — account for close to 65% of all cases registered under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act in…

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

BJP MP seeks solar lights for forest encroachers

2018-01-08T10:56:41+00:00 On

Bishnu Pada Ray, the member of Lok Sabha representing Andaman & Nicobar Islands has asked for permission to install solar lighting systems in the homes of forest encroachers who are under order by the Supreme Court to evacuate the forest land. Ray…