Dialogue is the only way to resolve conflicts: PM

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Dialogue is the only way to cut through deep-rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow seeds of conflict between nations and societies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. “As the inter-connected and inter-dependent world of 21st century battles a number of global challenges, from terrorism to climate change, I… Read more »

Press doesn’t have exclusive right to criticise anyone: Court

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Press does not have any exclusive right or special privilege to comment, criticise or make imputations or allegations which are sufficient to ruin a citizen’s reputation, a Delhi court has said. Further, journalists do not have greater freedom than others, it has said while reminding that the responsibility of the scribes was higher as they… Read more »

Civic bodies face HC ire for not collecting school garbage

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Quit your jobs and sit at home. Is this how you treat your children? An anguished bench of the Delhi High Court told this to the officials of the city government and the municipal corporations for their failure to implement daily garbage collection from city schools. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and… Read more »

Court says no bail for juvenile as his life may be in danger

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A juvenile accused of murder has been denied bail by a Delhi court which has said his life was in danger outside the observation home and there were possibilities that he could further commit crime. The court, which upheld the order of a juvenile justice board (JJB) dismissing his earlier bail plea, said if he… Read more »

Nine high courts oppose all-India service for lower judiciary

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Nine high courts have opposed a proposal to have an all-India service for lower judiciary, eight have sought changes in the proposed framework and only two have supported the idea, a law ministry document says. The document, sent to all members of the parliamentary consultative committee on law and justice, also states that most of… Read more »

Kejriwal, others adversely impacted my reputation: Jaitley

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today charged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with making “a series of false, scandalous and defamatory allegations” with regard to the alleged DDCA controversy which had “adversely impacted” his reputation. During a stormy proceeding in a Delhi court, the chief minister and five other AAP leaders, facing criminal defamation case lodged by… Read more »

AAP MLA in judicial custody for non-appearance in defacement case

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Aam Aadmi Party MLA Surender ‘Commando’ was today taken into judicial custody for his repeated non-appearance in a case related to defacement of public property in 2014. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ashu Garg ordered Commando’s custody when he appeared before the court. He had not done on the last few occasions despite the court’s directions…. Read more »

SC agrees to hear plea challenging Finance Act, 2017

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh challenging the constitutional validity of some provisions of the Finance Act, 2017 on the ground that these would destroy the independent functioning of the NGT and 18 other tribunals. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y… Read more »