HC directs JNU not to take any coercive step against Kanhaiya till July 20

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed Jawaharlal Nehru University not to take any coercive step on a fine imposed against its former students union president Kanhaiya Kumar till July 20. A Rs 10,000 fine was imposed on Kumar by an appellate authority of the university in connection with a 2016 incident in which anti-India… Read more »

SC says ‘Mobocracy Can’t Become New Norm’

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NEW DELHI: On mob killings in the name of cow protection, the Supreme Court today said no citizen can take the law into their hands and the government must act. “It is the state’s duty to ensure order and prevent mobocracy,” the court said today. “In case of fear and anarchy, the state has to… Read more »

SC refuses to stay new amended rules on health warning for tobacco products

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to stay the operation of new amended rules of the Union Health Ministry directing the manufacturers to have graphic warning images on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products and helpline numbers for those who wanted to quit the habit. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices… Read more »

SC asks Parliament to consider enacting new law to deal with mob lynching

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to become a new norm. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also passed a slew of directions to provide “preventive, remedial and punitive measures”… Read more »

2 hours given to Justice A N Ray to decide on CJI post?

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New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India A N Ray was given “two hours” to decide on accepting the top judicial post in the country in 1973, that had created a controversy as his appointment had led to the supersession of three senior judges of the top court, according to a latest book. “If I didn’t… Read more »

Delhi HC sentences man to life term for sodomy

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sodomising a three-and-a half-year-old boy, observing that the child was subjected to traumatic and brutal sexual assault. A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel dismissed the man’s appeal and upheld a trial court’s order convicting him for the offences… Read more »

NGT plans to hear cases using video-conferencing

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New Delhi: Crippled by the delay in appointment of experts and judicial members, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is planning to conduct hearings through video-conferencing to decide the environmental cases pending in its regional benches. The NGT’s functioning has been hit by vacancies. The apex environment watchdog is functioning with less than one-third of its… Read more »