SC to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of Article 370 in April

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing on a plea challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution till April 2019, following a request by the state and the Centre.  The Centre had asked for the adjournment saying the current situation is very sensitive in the state. Supreme Court bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M… Read more »

SC agrees to examine plea against stray dog culling in Karnataka

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court bench of Justices NV Ramana and MM Shantanagoudar has agreed to examine a plea seeking contempt action against the chief officer of a municipal council in Karnataka and a private contractor on allegations of mass culling of stray dogs. The bench also sought response and issued notice to Wilson VT, chief officer of Municipal… Read more »

Bhima Koregaon: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Maharashtra’s plea against Bombay HC order

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of the Maharashtra government’s plea against the Bombay High Court till December 3. Five activists were arrested on June 6 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which requires a chargesheet to be filed within 90 days of arrest. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and justices… Read more »

Local court grants bail to Samachar Plus editor-in-chief

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DEHRADUN: Editor-in-chief and chief executive officer (CEO) of Samachar Plus news channel Umesh Kumar, who is lodged in jail since October 29, was granted bail by a local court in DEHRADUN. The private news channel head was arrested from his Indirapuram residence in Ghaziabad on October 28 on the charges of threatening a subordinate with dire consequences if… Read more »

Calcutta HC directs implementation of counsellors in all WB schools

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KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court has directed the implementation of comprehensive guidelines to appoint counsellors in about one lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to protect students from sexual abuse. Justice Nadira Patherya ordered that counsellors will have to be appointed to all educational institutions in the state in a phased manner within one year. The Court was… Read more »

Delhi HC adjourns hearing for National Herald case till November 22

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday, adjourned the hearing of plea of the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) challenging the Central government’s move to ask it to vacate the Herald House here, ordered a status quo in the matter  till next date of hearing on November 22. The National Herald case involves Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former party president… Read more »

Lankesh murder accused sent to SIT custody in Pansare case

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MUMBAI: Sessions judge S S Raul sent Amol Arvind Kale (34) in the custody of a special investigation team (SIT) of Maharashtra Police till November 22. Kale was a accused in the murder case of Communist leader Govind Pansare and was earlier arrested by Karnataka Police in connection with the September 2017 murder of journalist Gouri Lankesh. Pansare,… Read more »

HC stays Pune Police’s notification on luxury bus movement

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MUMBAI: Bombay High Court stayed a notification of the deputy commissioner, traffic control division, Pune, restricting the movement of private luxury buses in the city. A vacation bench of Justice M S Karnik was on Wednesday hearing a petition filed by luxury bus operator Konduskar Travels Pvt Ltd challenging an October 26 notification issued by the Pune… Read more »

Family of Kathua victim drops lawyer, says she seldom came to court

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PATHANKOT: The family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua withdrawn J&K lawyer Deepika Rajawat as his counsel saying she seldom appeared for hearings in the case, officials informed on Thursday. The plea was moved Wednesday by the family before the court of district and sessions judge here which is hearing the case day-to-day… Read more »