Patna HC quashes lower court order against Taslima Nasreen

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The Patna High Court has quashed a six-year-old order of a lower court which took cognizance of a complaint against controversial Bangladeshi write Taslima Nasreen for allegedly hurting religious sentiments with a tweet. The writer’s tweet was neither malicious nor was it made to intentionally disturb any public order, Justice Arun Kumar said in his… Read more »

Bombay HC denies permission to 16-yr-old rape survivor to undergo

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The Bombay High Court today denied permission to a 16-year-old rape survivor, who was in her 27th week of pregnancy, to undergo an abortion, citing the report of a panel of doctors which examined her. A bench headed by Justice Ranjit More turned down the plea filed by the girl’s father on her behalf seeking… Read more »

SC refers ban on women’s entry at Sabarimala to consti bench

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The Supreme Court today referred to its constitution bench the matter pertaining to a ban on the entry of women at Kerala’s historic Sabarimala temple. A three-judge bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra framed several questions to be dealt with by the constitution bench, including whether the temple can restrict women’s entry. The apex… Read more »

Act against lawyers holding kangaroo courts in disputes: Madras HC

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Taking a stern view of some advocates holding ‘kangaroo courts’ to resolve a dispute involving a medical college near here, the Madras High Court today directed that criminal action be taken against them. The court also directed the Centre to take appropriate steps to streamline the legal profession and told the Bar Council to go… Read more »

West Bengal has 40 per cent child brides: Survey in SC

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West Bengal has got the dubious distinction of having the maximum number of married girl children at 40 per cent, a survey considered by the Supreme Court has said. The apex court, which has delivered a historic verdict declaring sexual intercourse with minor wife as rape, quoted the survey in its order, saying the figure… Read more »

NCP will have to vacate its Delhi office: Court

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Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has been asked to vacate its Delhi office by a city court here. The office of NCP is currently located in the posh Lutyens zone at 10, Dr Bishambar Das Marg in the heart of the national capital. District Judge Poonam A Bamba rejected the appeal of the NCP… Read more »

Kejriwal’s denial of instruction to Jethmalani belated : Jaitley

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Union Minister Arun Jaitley today termed as “bald and belated” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s denial in Delhi High court that he had not instructed his former lawyer Ram Jethmalani to use defamatory words against the BJP leader. Jaitley contended that the Aam Aadmi Party leader has neither substantiated his claim that he did not instruct… Read more »

HC seeks info on crackers licences from Pb, Har, C’garh

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Concerned over the pollution from fireworks, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the two states and the Union territory of Chandigarh asking them to furnish by tomorrow details of licences issued for sale of crackers. The development comes days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till… Read more »

NGT raps Delhi government over report on rain water harvesting

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The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government for not filing a status report on whether government buildings, bridges and flyovers have installed rainwater harvesting systems and if these are functional. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar granted last opportunity to the city government to submit the report and warned of… Read more »