India’s first transgender bureaucrat plans to get married After 377 Order

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BHUBANESHWAR: India’s first bureaucrat transgender wanted to tie in a nuptial knot with her boyfriend. Aishwarya Rituparna Pradhan, 34, presently deputy commissioner(in-charge) of GST in Paradip circle of Odisha commercial tax department, made a major life decision based on the verdict on Section 377. When the law was scrapped by the Supreme Court of India last week, she… Read more »

Maharashtra terror plot: 2 Men Get Police Custody Till September 17

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MUMBAI: Anti-Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra police arrested Liladhar alias Vijay alias Bhaiyya Lodhi (32) and Vasudev Suryawanshi (29) in Jalgaon, in connection with the seizure of explosives and an alleged conspiracy to carry out blasts in the state. They were produced before Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Padalkar. A special court remanded two accused and have been sent to… Read more »

Litigants Not to ‘Romance’ with Litigations: CJI Dipak Misra

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BHUBANESHWAR: Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra, who is retiring next month urged the people not to remain obsessed with litigations and make effort to see if they can be solved otherwise. You are welcome to litigate. But do not romance with litigation,” the Chief Justice said. He, however, added that courts welcome people to litigate if… Read more »

Sohrabuddin Encounter: Bombay High Court to announce verdict on discharge of cops

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MUMBAI: 2005-2006 encounter case of suspected gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife and their aide will most likely to get the final  on Monday.The Bombay High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on whether or not some senior Gujarat and Rajasthan police officers deserve to be discharged in the Fake’ encounters case. According to the reports submittted by Central Bureau… Read more »

Kathua rape case: Victim sexually assaulted and died out of asphyxia

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NEW DELHI: The doctors who conducted the autopsy of an eight-year-old  Kathua rape victim have revealed that she had been sexually assaulted and died of asphyxiation. Special Public Prosecutor JK Chopra, who is representing the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s crime branch  said the doctor’s statement have strengthened his case. The doctors recently recorded their statement in the court of the… Read more »

Every right matters, balancing rights can sometimes be a difficult task: CJI

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PUNE: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra while delevering his speech at Dr Patangrao Kadam Memorial Public Lecture Series at Bharti Vidyapeeth in Pune, said “balancing of rights” is sometimes a difficult task. Dipak Misra, who among the five-member constitution bench that decriminalised consensual gay sex and finished section 377 making homosexuality legal across the country. There is no… Read more »

Supreme Court rejectes to stay amendments to SC/ST Act

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NEW DELHI: A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, refused to stay the recent amendments brought in to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities)  Act, 1989. The bench issued notice to the Centre but refused to stay the amendments, saying “no stay can be granted without hearing the government”. The bench asked the… Read more »

J&K Govt Approaches SC in new DGP’s appointment

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NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government approached the Supreme Court after violating the Supreme Court guidelines that restricts States from appointing acting and interim police chiefs. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the state government that in view of the upcoming panchayat polls… Read more »

1984 anti-Sikh riots: HC seeks CBI reply

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to respond on a bail plea of a convict serving life sentence in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel was seeking on the plea by former Congress councillor Balwan Khokhar , which listed it for… Read more »

UIDAI’s proposal to hire social media agency is against its submissions, says Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court  said the proposal of the Unique Identification Authority of India to hire an agency  to monitor various social media platforms and monitor such platforms was contrary to its earlier submissions. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud  asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to… Read more »