Plea for abortion: SC orders med examination of rape victim

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The Supreme Court today asked the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute to set up a medical board to examine a rape survivor who has sought termination of her 25-week old foetus. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the head of the medical institution to set the doctors’ panel by tomorrow to… Read more »

Need to curb rising intolerance over political views: Court

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The need of the hour is to curb the growing intolerance among people who value their views more than someone else’s life, a Delhi court has said, observing that such instances reflected a return to “the age of barbarism”. It sent four men, including a government servant, to three years of rigorous imprisonment for grievously… Read more »

Rohingya refugees illegal, pose security threat: Centre to SC

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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims are “illegal” immigrants in the country and their countinous stay posed “serious national security ramifications”. The Centre’s affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and… Read more »

Charge sheet filed in Kodanad heist case

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Ten persons were today charge-sheeted in the case relating to the murder of a security guard at Kodanad Estate, frequented by J Jayalalithaa, five months ago, police said. The 300-page charge sheet was filed before Judicial Magistrate C Sridhar, supported with 69 documents and 97 witnesses, investigating officer Balasundaram told reporters here. The estate guard,… Read more »

Madras HC directs Vijayashanthi to appear before it on Sep 18

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The Madras High Court has directed actress Vijayashanthi to appear before it on September 18 regarding referring a property dispute to the mediation centre for settlement. Justice M V Muralidaran passed the order recently on a criminal original petition filed by the actress. In the petition, Vijayashanthi had prayed for quashing a complaint, filed by… Read more »

Frame policy to curb celebratory firing, Delhi HC asks Centre

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The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and other authorities to frame a policy within three months to curb the practice of celebratory firing. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar told authorities that the plea for stringent norms to curb the practice is certainly not adversarial and… Read more »

Kerala HC posts plea on stadium shops for hearing tomorrow

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The Kerala High Court today posted for further hearing tomorrow a plea by business establishments challenging a notice issued by GCDA directing that the units inside the Kochi Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium complex be closed for a specific period for smooth conduct of the FIFA U-17 World Cup football tournament in October. The petition sought… Read more »