Fresh plea in SC favouring deportation of illegal Rohingyas

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A fresh petition has been filed in the Supreme Court favouring the Centre’s stand to identify and deport to Mayanmar around 40,000 illegal Rohingya Muslims staying here. The plea may be heard along with the PIL filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees challenging deportation, which is likely to come up for hearing on October 3…. Read more »

Swaraj says terrorism ‘existentialist danger’ to mankind

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Describing terrorism as an “existentialist danger” to mankind, India today wondered how the international community will fight the menace if the UN Security Council cannot agree on the listing of terrorists. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said terrorism is at the very top of problems… Read more »

Swaraj attacks Pak at UN; asks its leaders to introspect

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Hitting out at Pakistan for creating terror groups like LeT, JeM, Hizbul Mujahideen and the Haqqani Network, India today asked Pakistani leaders to introspect as to why their country is infamous as the “pre- eminent export factory for terror”. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke… Read more »

SC upholds cancellation of bail to Karim Morani in rape case

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The Supreme Court today upheld the Hyderabad High Court’s decision to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to Bollywood producer Karim Morani, accused of raping an aspiring actress. The Hyderabad High Court of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, on September 5, had held as valid the lower court’s order to cancel Morani’s anticipatory bail on grounds of… Read more »

Police to pursue forensic psychology to probe Pushkar’s death

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The Delhi Police today told the Delhi High Court that it wanted to embark upon a new mode of investigation, called forensic psychology, in the death case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar. The police told a bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar that this mode of investigation would take… Read more »

Madras HC begins hearing pleas challenging disqualification of MLAs

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The Madras High Court today began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 pro-Dhinakaran MLAs by the Tamil Nadu speaker. Eight of the 18 MLAs had moved court yesterday, challenging the action against them under the anti-defection law. They attacked Speaker P Dhanapal’s order disqualifying them as MLAs as ‘unauthorised’ and ‘illegal’… Read more »

Verifying details of amount for workers welfare plan:CAG to SC

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Govenrment auditor CAG today told the Supreme Court that they were verifying the details of the money collected by states and union territories under the 1996 Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act. A consultant with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that… Read more »