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No 'namaz' by outsiders at Taj Mahal: SC

No ‘namaz’ by outsiders at Taj Mahal: SC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to allow outsiders to offer Namaz inside Taj Mahal premises. The apex court said, the historic Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is a protected site, so it should be kept in mind that no Namaz will be offered there.The

Centre opposes reopening of Rafale matter in SC

SC orders Delhi private hospitals to treat poor for free

SC orders Delhi private hospitals to treat poor for free. The Supreme Court on Monday passed an order that private hospitals in Delhi which were given subsidised land by the government will have to provide free treatment to patients belonging to the weaker sections of the society. The apex court said that all private hospitals

Nirbhaya case: SC likely to pronounce verdict on review pleas today

Nirbhaya case: SC likely to pronounce verdict on review pleas today

Nirbhaya case: SC likely to pronounce verdict on review pleas today. The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce judgment on the review petitions filed by the three convicts in the brutal December 2012, Delhi gang rape case. The apex court had on May 4 reserved its order on the review petitions filed by the convicts–

Electoral bonds remain, submit details by May 30: SC

SC notice to Centre on no headgear for Sikhs in sports events

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Central government on a plea seeking direction to formulate guidelines exempting turbaned Sikhs from wearing any headgear during sports events. A bench of Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao was hearing the plea filed by Delhi-based cyclist Jagdeep Singh Puri, who was

Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab

Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Women’s Commission on Friday said over 30,000 legal cases pertaining to NonResident Indians (NRIs) from the state abandoning their wives are pending for disposal and urged the Centre to enact deterrent laws to curb the menace. Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati met Union External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

New Delhi (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the city police and questioned as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet in connection with a rape case. The next date of hearing in the case is on July 11. The Delhi High Court asked, “It has been over

PNB scam: SC dismisses plea seeking SIT probe on Tuesday

PNB scam: SC dismisses plea seeking SIT probe on Tuesday

PNB scam: SC dismisses plea seeking SIT probe. The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday dismissed the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam against Nirav Modi. Attorney general K K Venugopal said that the plea made baseless allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi

SC refuses urgent hearing of plea to declare Kejriwal’s sit-in as unconstitutional

SC refuses urgent hearing of plea to declare Kejriwal’s sit-in as unconstitutional. The Supreme Court today refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking its direction to declare as “unconstitutional” the sit-in of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues inside the lieutenant governor’s office here. Kejriwal and his ministers have been staging

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

NEW DELHI: Sharing “specific information” with the income tax department about any benami transaction or property could earn you up to Rs one crore, while the same for undisclosed black money stashed abroad could fetch up to Rs 5 crore. Besides, the ‘Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme’ has also been amended under which a person can

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality

New Delhi – India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study. The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.In 2016, India’s healthcare access

A year left, NDA govt promises justice to 1984 Sikh riots victims

A year left, NDA govt promises justice to 1984 Sikh riots victims

WASHINGTON: The NDA government has taken steps and “will do its best” to render justice to each and every family that has suffered during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a senior BJP leader has said. “I stand before you to assure the community that we will do our best to render justice to each and every

Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

NAGPUR: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said that the Centre would try to bring a bill in the monsoon session of Parliament to pave the way for reservation in job promotions for employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories. The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was addressing

Karnataka floor test: Section 144 clamped in Mangalore

Karnataka floor test: Section 144 clamped in Mangalore

Karnataka floor test: Section 144 clamped in Mangalore. Amid the political ruckus in Karnataka, section 144 has been imposed in Mangalore as a precautionary measure ahead of the Supreme Court’s order directing Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) B.S. Yeddyurappa to prove majority in the state assembly on Saturday.The Supreme Court directed Yeddyurappa to prove the majority

Delhi HC social media Kathua rape case

Delhi HC issues notice to Google, FB for revealing identity of rape victim

 Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites after their Indian subsidiaries informed the court that they are not concerned entity to reply to court’s notice on disclosing the identity of Kathua victim. The Court will again hear the matter on May 29. Earlier the Delhi High Court had slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs

BJP Supreme Court Karnataka Polls Rahul

BJP’s buff called off by SC in Karnataka Polls: Rahul on floor test decision

Welcoming the Supreme Court’s move on directing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to conduct a floor test tomorrow, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it supports their stand against Governor Vajubhai R. Vala’s unconstitutional decision. Taking to Twitter, Rahul said that the BJP’s bluff to form the government without the majority numbers, has been

Even chameleon doesn't change colours as quickly KCR does: Sidhu

1988 road rage case: SC to give verdict in Sidhu’s case today

1988 road rage case:  The Supreme Court will announce its verdict in cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s road rage case, on Tuesday. Last month Sidhu’s advocate argued in the court that it was not his client’s fault behind the death of the victim in a road rage case. After the Punjab government sought his conviction in

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

NEW DELHI: The Central government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

NEW DELHI: The NDA government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is planning to increase the jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months, according to a senior official.The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is reviewing the Maintenance and

SC wants anti-sexual harassment panels in all courts

SC wants anti-sexual harassment panels in all courts

SC wants anti-sexual harassment panels in all courts. The Supreme Court on Friday directed state high courts to ensure that committees in all district courts must be set up to deal with sexual harassment complaints. This order comes in the wake of the recent incident of a lady advocate being assaulted by members of the

SC dismisses plea for independent probe into Sridevi’s death

SC dismisses plea for independent probe into Sridevi’s death. The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking an independent probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sridevi. The actor had died on February 24 due to accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub in Dubai.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar