Relief for Congress MP from Kerala High Court

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The Kerala High Court on Wednesday gave relief to five-time Congress Lok Sabha member Kodikunnil Suresh by staying for three weeks a verdict annulling his election as MP from a constituency reserved for Scheduled Castes. Suresh had filed a petition asking the court to stay the verdict for a month so that he could approach… Read more »

Court cancels bail for Aman Kachru ragging accused

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The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday cancelled bail given by a trial court to four medical college students accused of ragging to death first year student Aman Kachru last year. It also directed the accused to surrender in the fast track court at Dharamsala in Kangra district Thursday by 10 a.m. The order was delivered… Read more »

Semester system tussle: Court strives for students’ good

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‘Don’t play with the life and the career of the students,’ the Delhi High Court Tuesday told the Delhi University and a teachers’ association for their failure to resolve differences over introduction of semester system in colleges. Justice Aruna Suresh asked the university and the Delhi University Teachers’ Association not to endanger the future of… Read more »

Maximum illegal religious structures in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of 77,453 unauthorized religious structures on public land, the Supreme Court was Tuesday informed. Tamil Nadu is followed by Rajasthan with 58,253 such structures and Madhya Pradesh with 51,624 unauthorized structures. The court sought details from all states on the number of unauthorized religious structures in parks and on… Read more »

Court questions Bihar on child trafficking

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The Bihar High Court Tuesday issued notice to the Bihar government on the issue of child trafficking, asking it to respond within three weeks and file a status report, an NGO said in a statement issued in New Delhi. The notices were issued after Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), an NGO working for child rights at… Read more »

Centre’s reply sought on abolishing poverty line

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The Supreme Court Tuesday sought the central government’s response to its suggestion to abolish the above poverty line segment and expand the ambit of the below poverty line category under the public distribution system. A bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma asked the union food secretary to file his reply to this and… Read more »

Court questions government on Dalit Muslims’ plea

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The Supreme Court Monday gave six weeks’ time to the central government to file its reply on a suit filed by the Akhil Maharashtra Muslim Khatik Samaj seeking inclusion in the list of other scheduled castes. The petition said that socially Muslim Dalits like khatiks, mehtars, bhangi, lal-begi, halakkhor, mochi, mukri and garudi were similarly… Read more »

Trial court told to decide rape case afresh

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The Delhi High court Monday set aside a 10-year jail term awarded to a man for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl and directed the trial court to decide the case afresh. The high court slammed the trial court and told it to record the accused’s statement while deciding the matter again. While setting aside the… Read more »