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SC stops separated couple from posting each other’s photos online

In an unusual order, the Supreme Court has restrained a separated couple from posting each other’s pictures on social media or online. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued the directive last week while annulling the couple’s marriage. The woman expressed an apprehension that her former husband might malign her reputation by posting

New SIT to supervise probe in 186 anti-Sikh riot cases set up

New SIT to supervise probe in 186 anti-Sikh riot cases set up

The Supreme Court today set up a three-member special investigation team (SIT) headed by former Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra to supervise further probe into 186 anti-Sikh riot cases.Besides Justice Dhingra, serving IPS officer Abhishek Dular and retired IG rank officer Rajdeep Singh would be part of the SIT which has been

'84 Sikh Riots' case hearing

’84 Sikh Riots’ case hearing in Supreme Court

84 Sikh Riots case hearing in Supreme Court. Constituted Committee will present report on cases closed by the SIT. Committee was formed to reopen closed cases.The Supreme Court had adjourned the hearing in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases till 6th December, 2017. The SIT had been constituted by the Union Home Ministry in February

Centre asks SC to hold orders over Nation Anthem in theatres

Centre asks SC to hold orders over Nation Anthem in theatres

NEW DELHI: The playing of national anthem before the screening of movies should not be made compulsory for now, the government told the Supreme Court today. The government on Monday said it would set up an Inter-Ministerial Committee to frame new rules for the same. It also said that it would need six months to

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India’s Aadhaar open for abuse: Edward Snowden

A day after the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) denied that there was any breach of the Aadhaar database, American whistleblower Edward Snowden said on Friday that the Aadhaar database conceived and introduced by the Indian government can also be misused and abused. Edward Snowden Retweeting CBS journalist Zack Whittaker’s response on a BuzzFeed report

LS adjourned sine die; 12 bills passed in Winter Session

The Lok Sabha was today adjourned sine die, bringing to an end the short Winter Session during which the House passed 12 bills, including the ‘triple talaq’ legislation that seeks to criminalize instant divorce in the Muslim community. Announcing the adjournment, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session, which commenced on December 15, had 13 sittings spread

SC to hear plea seeking ban on glass coated 'manjha'

SC to hear plea seeking ban on glass coated ‘manjha’

SC hear plea seeking ban glass coated manjha: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea seeking nationwide ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated ‘manjha’. Last year, the Apex court had ordered to continue the ban on Chinese manjha in India.In December last year, the National Green Tribunal (NGT)

Centre likely to introduce triple talaq bill today

The Central Government is likely to introduce a bill on triple talaq in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had, on December 15, said that the Cabinet approved a proposal to introduce the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, to make instant triple talaq void and illegal. The Supreme

NCW welcomes Cabinet's nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime

NCW welcomes Cabinet’s nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime

NCW welcomes Cabinet nod Bill triple talaq crime: National Commission of Women’s (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on Saturday welcomed the Cabinet’s approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence.“We fought because we were getting complaints regarding this. We welcome this move by the Cabinet. I also would like

Parsi woman married outside community can enter fire temple, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: In a landmark decision by the Supreme Court, a Parsi woman, who was barred from entering fire temples and Towers of Silence after marrying outside the community, was today granted the right to enter a Parsi temple in Gujarat.The woman, Goolrukh Gupta, had approached the Apex Court challenging an Ahmedabad High Court order. The

Vikas Singh becomes new President of SCBA

Former Additional Solicitor General Vikas Singh has been elected as the new President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). While, Senior Advocate Sukumar Pattjoshi and Vikrant Yadav have been elected as vice president and General Secretary of SCBA respectively.According to media reports, Singh, was declared elected with 639 votes in his favour. Meanwhile, Maneesh Kumar Dubey

Hotels & Restaurants Can Sell Bottled Water Above MRP: SC

The Supreme Court ruled, on Tuesday, 12 December, that hotels and restaurants can sell bottled water and pre-packaged food above MRP, reports Hindustan Times. According to the report, the bench, led by Justice Rohinton Nariman, dismissed the government’s pledge that overcharging for pre-packed or packaged products could be considered an offence under the Legal Metrology

SC to pronounce verdict in coal scam against Madhu Koda today

SC to pronounce verdict in coal scam against Madhu Koda today

SC pronounce verdict coal scam Madhu Koda today: A special court on Wednesday will pronounce its verdict in a coal allocation scam case against former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda.The court will also pronounce verdict against former coal secretary HC Gupta and six other in the case related to alleged irregularities in the allocation of

‘8,257 missing from Punjab terror years’

‘8,257 missing from Punjab terror years’

8257 missing Punjab terror years: An investigation by an advocacy group into mass disappearances between 1980s and 1995 during the worst phase of terrorism in Punjab, says evidence has emerged of 8,257 cases of enforced disappearances and fake encounters in the state during the period.The probe carried out by the Punjab Documentation and Advocacy Project

SC asks Punjab woman to behave properly with husband and mother-in-law

The Supreme Court has asked a wife to go along with her husband, “behave properly” with the aged mother-in-law, saying “everything is still not lost” in their relationship. The top court also restrained the family members of the wife from interfering with the peaceful living of the couple and asked the woman not to leave

Centre willing to extend linking of Aadhaar till March 31

Centre willing to extend linking of Aadhaar till March 31

Extend linking Aadhaar till March 31: The Union Government on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it was willing to extend the deadline fixed for compulsory linking of Aadhaar card till March 31, 2018 for availing various services and welfare schemes. The Supreme Court is now scheduled to hear the Aadhaar card case next week.A

UP Cabinet endorses Centre’s triple talaq draft proposal

Lucknow, Dec 6, The UP government has approved the Centre’s draft law to end the practice of instant triple talaq under which a Muslim man trying to divorce his wife by uttering “talaq” three times would face three years imprisonment and a fine.The Centre’s draft law was formally endorsed by the state government at a cabinet

Baby girl of 10-yr-old Chandigarh rape victim adopted by Maharashtra couple

A family from Maharashtra has adopted the girl child of 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim. The 10-year-old girl was raped by her two maternal uncles and one of them impregnated her. Later, a special court in a fast-track trial found the duo guilty and awarded them life term till death. The family took her home last week.

Owaisi hits BJP Ayodhya issue

Owaisi hits out at BJP on Ayodhya issue

Owaisi hits bjp ayodhya issue. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was raking up the Ayodhya matter to cover up its failures.“Kapil Sibal is representing the Sunni Waqf Board. He is putting forward the brief and the contention of his client. A lawyer can take

SC adjourns Rohingya deportation case to January 31

SC adjourns Rohingya deportation case: The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted all petitions relating to deportation of Muslim Rohingya refugees for detailed hearing on January 31. The Rohingya immigrants, who fled to India after violence in the Western Rakhine state of Myanmar, have settled in Jammu and Kashmir, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR and Rajasthan. Prime