Poverty, not pleasure, forces women into prostitution: Court

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The Supreme Court Monday said it was because of ‘abject poverty’ and not for ‘pleasure’ that a woman is compelled to indulge in prostitution. It also ordered formulation of rehabilitation schemes for sex workers. ‘If such a woman is granted opportunity to avail some technical and vocational training, she would be able to earn her… Read more »

‘Cultural protest’ against Binayak Sen’s jail Tuesday

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Director Aparna Sen, musician Rabbi Shergill and writer Ashok Vajpeyi will be among those who will gather Tuesday for a “cultural protest” against the life term of human rights activist Binayak Sen.Sen, whose bail plea was rejected by the Chhattisgarh High Court Feb 10, is at present held in a jail in Raipur. He was… Read more »

Raja, Balwa’s CBI custody extended

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Former Telecom Minister A. Raja was on Monday sent to Central Bureau of Investigation custody for three more days by a Delhi court which also extended the custody of Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa for four more days in the 2G spectrum case after the investigation agency said it wanted to confront them on… Read more »

Navy war room case: Supreme Court issues notice to CBI

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The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a petition by Commander (retd) Jarnail Singh Kalra seeking access to the confidential documents being relied upon by the prosecution against him and others in Navy war room leak case. An Supreme Court bench of Justice Markandey Katju and Justice Gyan… Read more »

‘Allocate more funds to implement Domestic Violence Act’

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A delegation of activists and academicians Saturday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss and submit recommendations for the union budget 2011-12, including provisions of a flexible pool of funds for better implementation of the Domestic Violence Act by the states. A statement by the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), under whose aegis… Read more »

Justice Gogoi new Punjab and Haryana chief justice

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court here Saturday. Gogoi was administered the oath of office by Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia at the Raj Bhawan here. He succeeds Mukul Mudgal, who retired Jan 3. Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his… Read more »

Provident fund, gratuity cannot be attached, rules court

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An employee’s provident fund and gratuity cannot be attached under any decree in settlement of any debt or liability, the Gujarat High Court has held in an order made available Saturday. The court also said that it cannot restrain the employee, after he receives the provident fund and gratuity amount, from utlising it the way… Read more »

Court serves notice to power grid on Kutch creek towers

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The Gujarat High Court Friday issued notice to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and the union and state governments over installing transmission towers in Surajbari creek of Kutch district. The bench of Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice Akil Kureshi issued the notice following a public interest litigation by Samma Siddiq Usman… Read more »

Goa lawyers continue strike over judge’s suspension

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Goa lawyers continued their agitation against the suspension of a district judge for the second day, with more lawyers joining the strike Friday. A ruling Congress leader also criticised the suspension, terming it ‘a sad day for judiciary’. Lawyers from South Goa district headquarters of Margao staged a demonstration and boycotted courts Thursday to the… Read more »