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Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

14 Sep 2020

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Same-sex marriages are not a part of our culture, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Monday while opposing a plea demanding the recognition of same-sex marriage rights under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court

15 May 2020

No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court

Giving a big relief to cash-strapped factory owners, the Supreme Court on Friday junked a circular from Ministry of Home Affairs, which pressurized them to pay full wages to workers, even during the lockdown.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

17 Mar 2020

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.

Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

28 Jan 2020

Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

A nine-judge constitutional bench, that was formed to hear pleas on religious discrimination faced by women, will not hear the matter for more than ten days, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde announced on Tuesday.

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

25 Jan 2020

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

Bank KYC forms to start asking your religion: Here's why

21 Dec 2019

Bank KYC forms to start asking your religion: Here's why

Banks may soon start asking depositors to disclose their religion. What's the need for this?

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

12 Dec 2019

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

A day after the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has filed a writ petition against the Bill in the Supreme Court on Thursday, calling it "unconstitutional."

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

SC will pronounce verdict on Sabarimala, Rafale review pleas tomorrow

13 Nov 2019

SC will pronounce verdict on Sabarimala, Rafale review pleas tomorrow

In his last working days as the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi is hoping to end long-drawn and important legal battles.

What exactly is Article 15 of the Indian Constitution about?

30 Jun 2019

What exactly is Article 15 of the Indian Constitution about?

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15, an Anubhav Sinha directorial which hit the theatres on June 28, has created a huge buzz and has shifted the focus to the actual Article 15 of the Indian Constitution.

Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

03 Apr 2019

Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

On Tuesday, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati defended her statues, which dot the Uttar Pradesh landscape, in Supreme Court.

Delhi University Teachers' Association withdraws strike: Details here

09 Mar 2019

Delhi University Teachers' Association withdraws strike: Details here

The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) decided to withdraw its strike on Friday and said it would intensify its struggle against the Vice-Chancellor through other means.

#SabarimalaRow: Wrong to go against SC verdict, says Subramanian Swamy

17 Oct 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Wrong to go against SC verdict, says Subramanian Swamy

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy endorsed women's entry into Kerala's Sabarimala Temple, attacking those opposing the Supreme Court's verdict on the issue.

UP: Man gives triple talaq to wife over phone; booked

04 Oct 2018

UP: Man gives triple talaq to wife over phone; booked

Police have registered a case in Bahraich, UP against a man for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over the phone.

Supreme Court: Lawmakers can continue practising as lawyers

25 Sep 2018

Supreme Court: Lawmakers can continue practising as lawyers

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, ruled that lawmakers can continue to practice as lawyers.

Government withdraws social media monitoring hub proposal after SC rebuke

03 Aug 2018

Government withdraws social media monitoring hub proposal after SC rebuke

The Centre is withdrawing its proposal of creating a social media monitoring hub, it told the SC, weeks after the apex court termed the move akin to "creating a surveillance state."

Punishing only men for adultery violates right to equality: SC

03 Aug 2018

Punishing only men for adultery violates right to equality: SC

The SC has commenced hearing on a much-criticized law: the 158-year-old criminalization of adultery in India.

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

18 Jul 2018

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court said the ban on women entry in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine is against the Constitution.

UP: Woman given 'triple-talaq' by husband for serving burnt roti

09 Jul 2018

UP: Woman given 'triple-talaq' by husband for serving burnt roti

A woman has complained to the police that she was given triple talaq and forced to leave her husband's house because the roti she had prepared got burnt.

Gujarat HC refuses to stay JEE-Advanced results; students seek re-evaluation

07 Jun 2018

Gujarat HC refuses to stay JEE-Advanced results; students seek re-evaluation

The Gujarat HC today refused to stay the results of the 2018 JEE (Advanced) examination scheduled to be declared on June 10, saying the announcement of the results has all India ramification.

SC dismisses Congress petition related to impeachment of Chief Justice

08 May 2018

SC dismisses Congress petition related to impeachment of Chief Justice

A five-judge bench, excluding the top five judges of the SC, has dismissed a petition by the Congress challenging Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Leave official-bungalows after exiting office: SC tells former UP CMs

07 May 2018

Leave official-bungalows after exiting office: SC tells former UP CMs

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that former Uttar Pradesh CMs can not stay in official residences, once their terms end.

SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to former MPs

16 Apr 2018

SC dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to former MPs

The Supreme Court has today dismissed a PIL challenging the perks, including pension and travel allowances, given to former Parliamentarians.

No interim order on tobacco pictorial warning, hearing in January

22 Dec 2017

No interim order on tobacco pictorial warning, hearing in January

Several petitions had been filed against the Karnataka HC's recent order quashing mandatory pictorial warnings covering 85% of tobacco packs. It put the compulsory coverage at 40%.

HC: Reduce tobacco graphic warnings size from 85% to 40%

16 Dec 2017

HC: Reduce tobacco graphic warnings size from 85% to 40%

On 16th December, Karnataka High Court (HC) quashed the 2014 amendment rules that required graphic health warnings to cover 85% of packaging on tobacco products.

Sabarimala temple: SC Constitutional bench to decide on women's entry

13 Oct 2017

Sabarimala temple: SC Constitutional bench to decide on women's entry

The SC has referred the case on women's entry in Sabarimala to a Constitutional bench, which will decide if the current ban violates fundamental rights.

Indian arrested in Pakistan a suspected SIMI member

23 May 2017

Indian arrested in Pakistan a suspected SIMI member

Maharashtra Police suspects Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, an Indian national held in Islamabad, might be a SIMI member; they are in talks with the Centre to check if he is the same "Nabi" questioned in 2005-06.

Police yet to locate whereabouts of Indian arrested in Pakistan

22 May 2017

Police yet to locate whereabouts of Indian arrested in Pakistan

After the arrest of Indian national Sheikh Nabi Ahmed in Pakistan over 'incomplete' documents, police tried to locate his family in a Mumbai suburb, but haven't succeeded yet.

Indian arrested in Pakistan over travel documents

21 May 2017

Indian arrested in Pakistan over travel documents

An unidentified Indian national was arrested by Pakistani officials in the F-8 area of Islamabad over incomplete travel documents.

FIA rejects Ferrari's appeal against Vettel's penalty

12 Nov 2016

FIA rejects Ferrari's appeal against Vettel's penalty

Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has rejected Scuderia Ferrari's appeal against the 10-second penalty imposed on their driver Sebastian Vettel at the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix.