Kerala HC ordered examination of a transgender

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The Kerala High Court today ordered medical examination of a 25-year-old person, who claimed to be a transgender, on a plea by his mother, alleging that her son was being illegally detained by members of the community. The order was issued by the Division bench comprising Justices V Chitambaresh and K P Jyothindranath on a Habeas Corpus Petition… Read more »

Madras High Court prohibits homework for class 1, 2 children

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Chennai: Taking the study burden on small children as a serious concern, the Madras High Court on Wednesday prohibited schools from assigning homework to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students studying in Class I and Class II. The Court has asked CBSE to set up flying squads to inspect schools violating the new directive…. Read more »

Contractual employees of BSES defer strike

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Contractual employees of power distribution companies BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna today agreed to defer their proposed indefinite strike for the time being after Delhi High Court asked the two discoms to “hear them out”. Observing that “everything will come to a standstill if electricity was disrupted” in the national capital, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked… Read more »

Activist moves Ukhand HC over eviction of former CMs frm govt bungalows

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Human rights activist Avdhesh Kaushal today filed an affidavit in Uttarakhand High Court for early hearing and disposal of his petition seeking eviction of five former CMs of the state occupying government bungalows here. “I have filed an affidavit in the High Court through my counsel seeking early hearing and disposal of my petition seeking… Read more »

Centre bats for new comprehensive law on human trafficking

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The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that instead of amending certain provisions in existing statutes, there was a need for a “comprehensive legislation” to tackle all aspects of human trafficking. The ministry of women and child development, which along with National Legal Services Authority, was hailed by the court for their efforts to… Read more »

Road mishap victim gets nearly Rs 21 lakh

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A 30-year-old man, who had received serious injuries in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck, has been awarded nearly Rs 21 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. The tribunal directed Iffco Tokio General Insurance Company Ltd, with which the offending truck was insured, to pay Rs 20,87,925 to the… Read more »

Inter-caste marriage : SC orders to protect newly-wed

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The Supreme Court today asked the Haryana police to provide security to a newly-wed couple against whom a ‘khap panchayat’ in Faridabad has issued diktat for having an inter-caste marriage. A vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy also asked Haryana Police and its Delhi counterpart to file response within four weeks… Read more »