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SC slams Allahabad HC for providing Ex-BJP MP accused of sexual harassment with complainant’s statement

The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the Allahabad High Court for allowing former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Chinmayanand to access a copy of the statement by the 23-year-old woman who had filed a sexual harassment case against him. “The right to receive a copy of such a statement (made under Section 164 of the… Continue reading SC slams Allahabad HC for providing Ex-BJP MP accused of sexual harassment with complainant’s statement

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Insensitive Reporting on Sushant Singh Rajputs Death: NBSA Imposes Rupees One Lakh Fine on AajTak, asks Zee News, and two other News Channels to Apologize

The News Broadcasting Standards Authority has directed electronic news channels, Aaj Tak, Zee News, News 24 and India TV to air an apology for insensitive reporting and sensationalizing the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The self-governing authority has censured Aaj Tak, Zee News and News 24 channels for running insensitive Tag Lines that had… Continue reading Insensitive Reporting on Sushant Singh Rajputs Death: NBSA Imposes Rupees One Lakh Fine on AajTak, asks Zee News, and two other News Channels to Apologize

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Mumbai Police bust TRP racket, name Republic TV and two local channels

Owners of Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema have been arrested and charged, says city police chief. Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Thursday said a Television Rating Point (TRP) racket has been busted by the Detection Crime Branch, involving Republic TV, Box Cinema and Fakt Marathi. Owners of Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema have… Continue reading Mumbai Police bust TRP racket, name Republic TV and two local channels

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Occupying Public Places Like Shaheen Bagh Not Acceptable: Supreme Court

Blocking of road by Shaheen Bagh protesters unacceptable, says a Bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. The Supreme Court on Wednesday found the indefinite “occupation” of a public road by the Shaheen Bagh protestors unacceptable. The court said the protest, considered an iconic dissent mounted by mothers, children and senior citizens of Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship… Continue reading Occupying Public Places Like Shaheen Bagh Not Acceptable: Supreme Court

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Allahabad HC summons top UP govt officials in Hathras gang rape case

Upset with the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh and her forcible cremation subsequently, a Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned top government officials to the court. A bench of justices Rajan Roy and Jaspreet Singh issued summons to the Uttar Pradesh… Continue reading Allahabad HC summons top UP govt officials in Hathras gang rape case

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Amnesty International to halt Operations in India

Amnesty International says it has been forced to halt its India operations due to "reprisals" from the government. The watchdog also accused the government of pursuing a "witch-hunt" against human rights organisations. Amnesty said its bank accounts had been frozen and it had been forced to lay off staff in the country and suspend all… Continue reading Amnesty International to halt Operations in India

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Special Court acquits all 32 accused in Babri Masjid Demolition Case

The case relates to the razing of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. A special court in Lucknow delivered the much-awaited judgment on Wednesday in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.  All the 32 accused, including BJP veterans L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, have been acquitted. CBI judge S.K. Yadav had… Continue reading Special Court acquits all 32 accused in Babri Masjid Demolition Case

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Vodafone wins international arbitration against India in ₹14,200 crore tax dispute case

The British telecom giant moved the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2016. Vodafone Group Plc has won an international arbitration case against the Indian government in a ₹14,200 crore retrospective tax dispute. The tribunal ruled that the Indian government's imposition of tax liability on Vodafone is in breach of the investment treaty agreement… Continue reading Vodafone wins international arbitration against India in ₹14,200 crore tax dispute case

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Advocate fined Rs 10,000 for smoking while sitting in a car and attending a video-conference proceeding

The Bar Council and Bar Association have been asked to instruct advocates that proceedings conducted through video conferencing shall be attended either from residences or offices, and not from a vehicle or open ground. Advocate JV Ajmera has been directed to deposit a cost of Rs 10,000 before the Registry of the Gujarat High Court… Continue reading Advocate fined Rs 10,000 for smoking while sitting in a car and attending a video-conference proceeding

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Delhi riots: No coercive action against Facebook VP till October 15, says SC over Delhi assembly panel summons

The panel is probing the social media firm’s role in the spread of alleged hate speech The Supreme Court Wednesday directed a Delhi Legislative Assembly panel not to take coercive action against Facebook India VP and MD Ajit Mohan till October 15 in connection with a summon asking him to depose before it with regard… Continue reading Delhi riots: No coercive action against Facebook VP till October 15, says SC over Delhi assembly panel summons