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Ramesh Kumar again takes over as Andhra SEC after HC order
Amaravati, May 29 (IANS) Within hours of his reinstatement by the Andhra Pradesh High Court as the State Election Commissioner (SEC), Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Friday assumed charge of the post.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Revolutionary poet Varvara Rao admitted to Mumbai hospital
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) Revolutionary Telugu poet and writer Varavara Rao, who is in judicial custody in Maharashtra in the Bhima Koregaon case, has been admitted to JJ Hospital at Mumbai, officials said on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
CBI files charge sheet against J&K cop for murdering his wife
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a charge sheet against Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector Vivek Bassan for allegedly murdering his wife with his service pistol in February 2018.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC bids 'virtual farewell' to Justice Sangita Sehgal
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) While the country is under lockdown due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus and all public gatherings prohibited, the Delhi High Court on Friday bid a first-of-its-kind "virtual farewell" to Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to hear plea seeking renaming India to Bharat on June 2
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear a plea on June 2 seeking direction to the Centre to amend the Constitution and change the name of the country from India to 'Bharat'. The plea claimed that this will help citizens of the country get over the colonial past and instil a sense of pride in their nationality.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra doctor's mother says his life is in danger
Visakhapatnam, May 29 (IANS) Suspended government doctor Sudhakar Rao's mother Kaveri Bai on Friday alleged that there is a threat to his life in Government Hospital for Mental Health and demanded that he be shifted to another hospital.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
NDBA: Lawyers' chambers in district court open on odd-even basis
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The New Delhi Bar Association on Friday allowed lawyers to open their chambers in Patiala House Court complex on odd-even basis for three hours.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Who paid for migrants' tickets, food?': SC posers to Centre
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday put three questions to the Centre on the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown. "Did the migrants pay for their ticket, who paid for their food on trains and who is ensuring that migrants are not hungry?" it asked.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC orders surprise sewage checks in Najafgarh
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the committee (formed to keep a check on sewage management) to carry out surprise checks in South West Delhi's Najafgarh area and ensure that the regulations regarding the disposal of the sewage are complied with in letter and spirit.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
US House passes Uyghur rights bill
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for the imposition of sanctions on China for its alleged abuse of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Attachment of properties by ED illegal, J.P. Morgan tells SC
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) J.P. Morgan India on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has not committed any wrongdoing and the attachment of its properties by the Enforcement Directorate is "blatantly illegal", as it has no role in the Amrapali Group housing scam.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Madras HC declares Jayalalithaa's niece, nephew Class II legal heirs
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday declared J. Deepak and J. Deepa as the Class II legal heirs of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and suggested to the government that it convert part of the latter's residence as a memorial.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vizag gas leak: SC allows LG Polymer's 30 employees to maintain safety
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed 30 employees of LG Polymers India Ltd to supervise "round-the-clock safety measures" at its sealed plant in Visakhapatnam, where a gas leak early this month killed 12 people.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC declines to entertain plea to link Aadhaar, social media accounts
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking to link Aadhaar with social media accounts as a measure to curb fake accounts.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
AAP MLA Jarwal seeks bail in doctor's suicide case
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal on Tuesday moved a Delhi court seeking bail in connection with a case of alleged suicide of a doctor in the national capital last month.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
93 Indians arrive in Indore from London in Air India flight
Indore, May 24 (IANS) A special evacuation commercial flight of Air India carrying 93 passengers from London via Mumbai landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport here on Sunday.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Seize LG Polymers premises, orders Andhra HC over gas leak
Amaravati, May 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered that the premises of LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam be seized in the case relating to gas leakage from the plant which claimed 12 lives and affected hundreds of others on May 7.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Pinjra Tod' activists arrested in another case, sent to police custody
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A court here on Sunday sent two members of 'Pinjra Tod' who were arrested in connection with their alleged role in an anti-CAA protest in east Delhi's Jafrabad area to police custody for two days.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two policemen suspended for brutally beating man (2nd Ld)
Chhindwara, May 24 (IANS) Head constable Krishna Dongre and constable Ashish were suspended on Sunday after a video of them brutally caning a man went viral yesterday.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi seeks details of liquor lying with departmental stores
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) As all the L-12 and L-12F liquor licenses expired on March 31, the Delhi Excise Department has asked the departmental stores to submit by May 30 the details of the stock lying in their premises.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
User privacy, security taken extremely seriously: Zoom
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Soon after the Supreme Court sought the response of the Central government over a petition seeking a ban on Zoom, the video calling app claimed that it "takes user privacy, security, and trust extremely seriously."
2020-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Afghan govt criticized for absence of women in political roles
Kabul, May 23 (IANS) Recent meetings of prominent Afghan political leaders have been held without the presence of women, which has sparked reactions from activists who said women should be given a role in decision-making about the future of the country, the media reported.
2020-05-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karnataka exempts factories from labour laws for 3 months
Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Karnataka government on Friday exempted all factories from labour law provisions on working hours on weekly and daily basis for three months till August 21.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
NIA files charge sheet against 3 in Lucknow FICN case
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filed a charge sheet against three persons on charge of hatching a conspiracy to circulate high-quality Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) after procuring them from West Bengal.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NIA charge-sheets Bengal-based man in fake notes case
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filed a charge sheet against a West Bengal resident in Lucknow Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Consider infusing Rs 500 cr in Amrapali projects: SC to govt
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to consider infusing Rs 500 crore loan immediately into the stalled housing projects of Amrapali Group, and also consider waiver of GST to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dozens of refugees in Australian centres transferred to US
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) Forty-two refugees held in an Australian centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG) were transferred to the US this week as part of an agreement between Canberra and Washington, human rights activists confirmed on Friday.
2020-05-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Madras HC slams govt over defamation cases against media, quashes 28
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday said the menace of misusing the criminal defamation law by the state as a tool to settle scores should be curbed, as it quashed 28 cases against media.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
SC awards Rs 7.64 cr compensation to kin of man killed 2010 AI crash
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court has awarded Rs 7.64 crore compensation to the next of kin of a man who was killed in a crash-landing of Air India Express Flight 812 from Dubai in Mangalore on May 22, 2010. The accident killed 158 out of 166 passengers on board.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ensure social distancing after resuming ops: HC to Delhi Metro
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to ensure that adequate steps are taken to maintain social distancing after the lifeline of the national capital is back on track.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
INS to SC: Centre, states owe several crores' dues to media industry
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has told the Supreme Court that the Centre and state governments advertising arms owe between Rs 1,500 crore and Rs 1,800 crore to various media houses going by industry estimates.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
1984 anti-Sikh riots: HC directs to take convict to hospital
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed the Tihar Jail authorities to take one of the convicts in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case to ILBS Hospital within three days for medical check up.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Are school exams permitted in Lockdown 4.0, HC bench asks MHA
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Tuesday asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs if the new Lockdown 4.0 guidelines bar states from conducting school examinations.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman arrested for questioning Andhra govt over gas leak
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) A 66-year-old woman in Andhra Pradesh was arrested by the police for her Facebook posting, questioning the state government over its handling of the recent gas leak from LG Polymers in Visakhapatnam and for making certain allegations.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC says virtual courtroom difficult while hearing matter on WhatsApp call
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A Supreme Court bench, while hearing a matter over WhatsApp call, on Monday remarked that taking up matters through a virtual courtroom is difficult. The apex court has been conducting hearings through video conferencing since the beginning of the lockdown, as a measure to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
J&K court orders probe after man collects money pleading starvation
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) A court on Monday ordered probe into the fraudulent collection of Rs 27 lakh as donation by a local who claimed he had no food to eat during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and the ongoing pandemic.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Summer vacation of Orissa HC, subordinate courts cancelled
Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) The summer vacation in Orissa High court and subordinate courts has been cancelled, a notification said on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jamia student in judicial custody till May 31
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A Delhi court has sent a Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha to judicial custody till May 31 in connection with the December 15 violence in the Jamia Nagar area in the city, police said on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC, subordinate courts to perform limited functions till May 23
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has extended suspension of its as well as subordinate courts' full functioning till May 23 in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC extends till June 15 all interim orders set to expire
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Taking suo motu cognizance of the "extraordinary circumstances" arising out of nationwide lockdown, the Delhi high court on Friday extended till June 15 all the interim orders passed by it or by district courts that were subsisting on or after May 15.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on petitioner seeking liquor shops' closure
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on a petitioner seeking a direction to the Centre and states to shut down liquor shops, as it is not possible for the shopowners to maintain social distancing.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC cancels summer vacation, will continue work till June 19
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court has cancelled its summer vacation and decided to continue working till June 19, it was announced on Friday.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC to Centre: why not requisition places near hospitals for quarantining doctors?
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to inform it about steps taken for quarantining doctors and medical staff involved in tackling Covid-19 at accommodations near hospitals.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC refuses to stay Delhi govt's special corona fee on liquor
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant an interim stay on the notification imposing a 70 per cent "Special Corona Fee" on the MRP of all liquor brands in the national capital.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
COVID-19: Orissa HC asks lawyers not to wear black coat, gown
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) After the Supreme Court, the Orissa High Court (HC) has asked lawyers appearing through video conferencing not to wear black coat and gown as a precautionary measure to contain spread of COVID-19 infection.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC judge, family self-quarantine after cook tests Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A Supreme Court judge and family of the judge have been quarantined after their in-house cook tested positive for Covid-19, said sources. The cook had gone on leave earlier this month.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Mallya's extradition will be a milestone in CBI's quest for excellence'
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Hours after liquor baron Vijay Mallya was on Thursday denied permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against a High Court order that upheld a ruling to extradite him to India to face fraud charges, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that the order was a "milestone" in the agency's quest for excellence and a reminder that economic offenders facing probes in large value frauds cannot consider themselves above the process merely because they have changed jurisdictions.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Won't restrict those engaged in essential services: Hry govt to HC (Ld)
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday apprised the Delhi High Court that it will "not restrict the movement of people who man essential services".
2020-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Why MGNREGA workers in Agra are worried?
Agra, May 14 (IANS) No one is untouched by the impact of the continuing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, even card holders under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Agra region are badly hit. Hundreds of workers are yet to get their wages for the previous months.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vijay Mallya can now be extradited in 28 days
New Delhi/London, May 14 (IANS) Indian fugitive and former liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday lost his appeal in the UK Supreme Court against his extradition to India, clearing a major roadblock for the Narendra Modi government to bring him back in the next 28 days.
2020-05-14
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights