SC nod to terminate 24-week-old foetus citing medical reasons

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The Supreme Court today allowed a Mumbai-based woman, who is in her 24th week of pregnancy, to undergo termination of the foetus as it does not have a skull. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao allowed the 22-year-old woman to terminate her pregnancy while taking into consideration the report of… Read more »

Food for troops: Delhi HC refuses urgent hearing on plea

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The Delhi High Court today refused urgent hearing on a plea seeking a status report from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) following a BSF soldier’s allegation that troopers posted along the LoC were being served poor quality food. The petitioner urged the bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini, which did not assemble, that… Read more »

Majumdar’s bail plea rejected, sent to 3-day PC

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A Bidhannagar court today turned down the bail plea of West Bengal BJP leader Jayprakash Majumdar, accused in a cheating case, and remanded him in police custody for three days. Majumdar was arrested yesterday by Bidhannagar Police Commissionarate on charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and cheating following a complaint by one Arupratan Roy, who accused… Read more »

Jawans taking to social media could be punished: Army Chief

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today said jawans who take to social media to express their complaints could be punished as their act lowers the morale of those guarding the frontiers of the country. He also said that despite Pakistan’s continuous engagement in proxy war against India, “we want to restore peace on the Line… Read more »

Education not commodity, student not consumer’

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A youth’s plea against an institute for allegedly not providing him with an internship or job as promised at the time of admission, has been rejected by a consumer forum here which observed that “education is not a commodity”. A Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (West) rejected the plea of the youth who sought… Read more »

Allow projects only if they have waste management plan: NGT

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Any development project, which is bound to generate waste and sewage, should not be granted clearance unless its plan provides for proper collection, processing and disposal of sewage and garbage, the National Green Tribunal has said. “It needs no wonders to understand that any development, residential, industrial or commercial is bound to generate municipal waste… Read more »

Banned KPC member sent to judicial custody

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A Delhi court today sent Manipur’s proscribed Kangleipak Communist Party’s (KCP) member Inugbam Sanatombi Devi, arrested along with its chief here on January 12, to two-day judicial custody. Metropolitan Magistrate Ashish Gupta sent Devi to Tihar Jail after the police said she was not required for custodial probe. The police, however, said it might seek… Read more »

Calcutta High Court allows RSS to hold programme at Brigade

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The Calcutta High Court today allowed the RSS to hold a programme, which is to be attended by its supremo Mohan Bhagwat, at the Brigade Parade Ground here tomorrow. Rejecting refusal of permission by Kolkata Police, Justice Joymalyo Bagchi directed that the programme be held at Brigade Parade Ground, subject to some restrictions including a… Read more »

Court puts LeT terrorist Abu Jundal on trial

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A special court has put Lashkar-e- Toiba terrorist Abu Jundal on trial for allegedly conspiring to commit terror acts in India, promoting enmity among different communities and other offences in a case related to post-2008 Mumbai attacks. District Judge Amar Nath framed charges against Jundal for offences committed under section 153 A (1) (promoting enmity… Read more »

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra to take action against open defecation

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The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra government to consider a petition seeking action against open defecation, as if it was a representation made to the state and take appropriate measures expeditiously. The court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Vishwasrao Devkar seeking strict action against people who defecate in the open, thereby… Read more »