Law (India)

Supreme Court to see if Centre nod needed for FIR against soldiers under AFSPA

The question cropped up in the wake of a petition filed by Lieutenant Colonel Karamveer Singh, father of Major Aditya Kumar of 10 Garhwal Rifles, …

India News

Truckers To Go On Nationwide Indefinite Strike From Friday

Transporters are likely to face losses amounting to approximately Rs 3,640 crore per day due to stoppage of the work and now the ball is in the …

Business (India)

Will try to restore anticipatory bail, UP tells SC

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government informed the Supreme Court on Monday that a Bill to restore the legal …

India

Sohrabuddin Case: HC Completes Hearing On 5 Revision Petitions

The Bombay High Court concluded on Monday the hearing on the five revision petitions challenging the discharge granted to senior Gujarat and …

India

Now, 7-year jail term, Rs 5 lakh fine for branding anyone a witch in Assam

In Assam, branding someone a witch will now attract a seven-year jail term. Three years after it was passed by the state assembly in 2015, the Assam …

India

Rahul Gandhi Rakes Up Women’s Reservation Bill; BJP Sees Double Standards

Our PM says he’s a crusader for women’s empowerment? Time for him to rise above party politics, walk-his-talk & have the Women’s Reservation Bill …

India

Govt and the judiciary: what’s the nature of the relationship, how it should evolve

India’s judiciary is in the throes of a crisis. In the course of conversations with The Indian Express, eminent jurist Prof Faizan Mustafa explained …

India News

"People More Important Than Industries": Top Court To Centre On Pollution

"Let us be very clear. The people of this country are more important than the industries," the top court bench stressed.<p><b>New Delhi:</b><p>People are more …

India

Unitech case: SC allows Devas LLP to execute sale deed for Bengaluru land, deposit Rs 44 crore

Directs Wisdom World Developers to prove its bonafide by depositing Rs 15 crore for Noida properties. Next date of hearing fixed for July 27

India

Mandatory attendance: Delhi High Court asks JNU not to impose coercive steps till matter is decided

The court was hearing a writ petition filed by Kavita Singh, the dean of the varsity’s School of Arts and Aesthetics, and four others.<p>The Delhi High …

Judiciary

Commerce Ministry Recommends Safeguard Duty On Solar Cells

India has produced 842 MW solar cells in 2017-18. The period of investigation was 2014-15 to 2017-18. The imports of the cells has jumped to 9,790 MW …

Business (India)

Delhi High Court To Examine Provision Of Preventive Custody

The Delhi High Court raised another question about the provision of legal aid to such people to make them aware of their rights.<p>Taking note of …

Judiciary

People Should Have Right To Their Data, Not Companies, Says TRAI

Rules for protection of personal data in the telecom space are not sufficient, regulator TRAI said today while suggesting that consumers be given the …

Privacy

Kerala church scandal: SC to hear anticipatory bail plea of priest on Tuesday

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea of the priest after he sought urgent …

India News

NIA court sends Kashmiri separatist Asiya Andrabi, two associates to one-month judicial custody

The three women were produced before the court after their custody with the National Investigation Agency expired on Monday.<p>A special National …

India News

Emergency Era Chief Justice Had 2 Hours To Accept Top Post, Reveals Book

However, Justice Ray's statement about being given "two hours" to decide on taking over as the Chief Justice has been challenged by some other senior …

India

Major Muslim group won't block decriminalization of homosexuality in India

India is facing the prospect of legalizing gay sex in a matter of days and the movement has been bolstered after an influential Muslim group said it …

LGBTQI

Section 377, Sabarimala temple case, Lokpal on Supreme Court’s agenda this week

Decades-old practice in Kerala’s famed Sabarimala temple of restricting entry of women aged between 10 and 50 – the menstrual age – will come under …

Female Genital Mutilation

Modi govt returns to SC collegium names of 2 more lawyers after sitting on them for 2 years

<b>Move to send back names of Harnaresh Singh Gill and Mohammed Nizamuddin unusual as Centre cites no adverse remarks against them.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> The Modi …

India News

Why the law on sedition needs to be scrapped

'The best remedy would be to scrap Section 124-A of the IPC, a colonial vestige, altogether.''However, if legislators don't want to do so, they can …

India News

Government Says DGCA To Regulate Air Traffic Controllers After Fall In Audit Score

The Indian government today said it would soon empower the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to regulate air traffic controllers after India’s …

Business (India)

Shah Faesal tweet row: Conduct rules for employees shouldn't gag free speech- Technology News, Firstpost

The gagging of free speech and its direct fallout in the form of self-censorship are slowly but steadily moving from being exceptions to becoming the …

Technology (India)

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on Shia Waqf Board’s plea against ‘un-Islamic’ flags

The plea states that such flags are being hoisted in Muslim-dominated areas with "utmost impunity" and allegedly cause tension between the Hindu and …

India News

Deputy CM for new law for city

Deputy Chief Minister and Bengaluru in-charge G. Parameshwara, on Monday, batted for a dedicated new law for the city.<p>“City legislators have said the …

India

IBC: NCLAT Asks Rewant To File Affidavit Over Association With Ravi Ruia In Essar Steel Insolvency Case

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Numetal submitted that although ArcelorMittal has disposed of share before submitting its resolution plan …

Business (India)

NEET 2018: CBSE appeals to Supreme Court against Madras HC judgment

Implementing the High Court order, the government feels, could lead to more litigation as it would push a large number of candidates out of the …

Judiciary

JSPL Sees No Financial Implications Of Coal Block Allocation Case

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. doesn’t expect any financial implication arising out of the coal block allocation case, in the wake of a special court …

Markets (India)

AIMPLB to Set up 10 Shariat Courts, Says Nikah Halala is a Quranic Practice Beyond Challenge

The board has also decided that Shariat courts will be opened across 10 cities in India, with the inauguration of the first scheduled in Surat on …

India

Vashu Bhagnani fights for the rights of Fanney Khan and Batti Gul Meter Chalu

On July 13, Justice SJ Kathawalla heard Vashu Bhagnani's case against KriArj Entertainment, T-Series and others for his claim on the all India …

Entertainment (India)

Both government, private varsities cannot increase fees on their own, says SC

Government and private universities cannot increase their fees arbitrarily without getting the approval of the fee fixation committee, the Supreme …

India