Sheena Bora murder case: Court rejects Indrani’s bail plea

A special CBI court here rejected the bail plea of Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, noting that the possibility of the accused influencing prosecution witnesses cannot be ruled out. After failing to secure bail multiple times on medical grounds, Mukerjea in December last year filed another plea, seeking bail on […]

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Palghar lynching : Supreme Court asks Maharashtra government to file status report on inquiry against policemen

The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to apprise it of the inquiry and action taken against the errant police personnel in the alleged lynching of three people, including two seers, in Palghar district in April. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy asked the state government to also file […]

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Doctors Are Frontline Warriors Against Coronavirus: Tripura HC

Sanjeev Sirohi It is most heartening and most refreshing to learn that the Tripura High Court just recently on July 30, 2020 in a notable judgment titled Karnajit De vs. The State of Tripura in AB 87/2020 made no bones in making an important observation in simple and straight language that, “Doctors are the first […]

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HC allows student to withdraw plea against UGC exam guidelines as case pending in SC

The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed a student to withdraw the plea challenging UGC guidelines making it mandatory for colleges to conduct final year exams by September-end as the issue is pending before the Supreme Court. Justice Jayant Nath, who conducted the hearing through video conferencing, also granted liberty to the student to approach the […]

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File response to PIL on providing food at shelter homes or face cost of Rs 10k: Delhi HC to Centre

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the Centre for not filing its response to a PIL, which has claimed that shelter homes in the city deny three quality meals a day to its occupants, despite repeated opportunities and warned that cost of Rs 10,000 would be imposed for failure to do so. A bench […]

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Government to bring helmets under mandatory BIS regime

The government has initiated a process to bring helmets under mandatory BIS regime as part of efforts to reduce fatal injuries involving two-wheelers, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry said on Saturday. Once the process is completed only BIS-certified helmets for two-wheeler riders would be manufactured and sold in India. “Ministry of Road Transport and […]

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Unlock 3 guidelines: No schools, metro and cinema hall to be opened till Aug 31

The nationwide Unlock 3 guidelines were on Wednesday issued by the government, opening up more activities outside the containment zones, but schools, colleges, metro rail service, cinema halls along with bars will continue to remain shut till August 31 and political and religious gatherings will also remain prohibited. For the first time since the coronavirus […]

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Delhi Cabinet decides to lower VAT on diesel from 30pc to 16.75pc

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday announced a reduction in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel from the existing 30 per cent to 16.75 per cent, saying the move will help propel Delhi’s economy. The diesel price will be reduced by Rs 8.36 in Delhi due to the VAT cut, Kejriwal said in a virtual […]

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India’s development cooperation does not come with any conditions: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius at Port Louis. Addressing the virtual event, the prime minister said that history has taught us that in the name of development partnerships, nations were forced into dependence partnerships. It gave rise to colonial […]

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Delhi High Court allows student to withdraw plea against UGC exam guidelines as case pending in SC

The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed a student to withdraw the plea challenging UGC guidelines making it mandatory for colleges to conduct final year exams by September-end as the issue is pending before the Supreme Court. Justice Jayant Nath, who conducted the hearing through video conferencing, also granted liberty to the student to approach the […]

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