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People not wearing masks are violating rights of others: SC

04 Dec 2020

People not wearing masks are violating rights of others: SC

The Supreme Court said on Thursday that those who chose to not wear masks in public places were violating the right to life of everyone else.

"Depression ki dukan": Kangana takes apparent dig at Deepika

10 Oct 2020

"Depression ki dukan": Kangana takes apparent dig at Deepika

Today, as the world marks Mental Health Day, actor Kangana Ranaut used the opportunity to encourage fans to watch her film Judgementall Hai Kya, which revolves around a woman struggling with mental health issues.

Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

28 May 2020

Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Gujarat High Court over COVID-19 testing in private labs.

NID Ahmedabad postpones convocation; Mallika Sarabhai was chief guest

05 Feb 2020

NID Ahmedabad postpones convocation; Mallika Sarabhai was chief guest

The National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad has postponed its annual convocation where renowned danseuse-activist Mallika Sarabhai was invited as the chief guest.

'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

07 Dec 2019

'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

Days after announcing a new nation by the name of Kailaasa, controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda is making headlines yet again.

Man claims his daughters held captive at Nithyananda's ashram

19 Nov 2019

Man claims his daughters held captive at Nithyananda's ashram

A Bengaluru couple moved the Gujarat High Court on Monday alleging that their two daughters have been illegally confined at the self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda's ashram in Ahmedabad.

Amid backlash, 'Mental Hai Kya' gets a new title

29 Jun 2019

Amid backlash, 'Mental Hai Kya' gets a new title

Courtesy a much-awaited re-union of Queen co-stars Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, quirky posters, and major controversy around its title, Mental Hai Kya has been in the news for a while.

Hardik Patel, convicted in 2015 case, won't contest polls

29 Mar 2019

Hardik Patel, convicted in 2015 case, won't contest polls

Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who recently joined Congress, won't contest upcoming polls since a Gujarat High Court rejected his plea seeking a stay on his conviction.

2002 Godhra incident: Yakub Pataliya sentenced to life imprisonment

20 Mar 2019

2002 Godhra incident: Yakub Pataliya sentenced to life imprisonment

On Wednesday, a special SIT court in Gujarat sentenced Yakub Pataliya to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident.

Gujarat HC quashes death sentence awarded to supposed mentally-ill murderer

21 Feb 2019

Gujarat HC quashes death sentence awarded to supposed mentally-ill murderer

The Gujarat High Court yesterday quashed the death sentence awarded to a man in a triple murder case by a court in Mehsana, noting the trial judge did not take into account his mental illness while delivering the verdict.

Gujarat riots: SC to hear plea against Modi in January

03 Dec 2018

Gujarat riots: SC to hear plea against Modi in January

The Supreme Court today deferred till the third week of January the hearing on a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.

Gujarat: HC quashes compensation awarded to farmers for land acquisition

27 Nov 2018

Gujarat: HC quashes compensation awarded to farmers for land acquisition

The Gujarat High Court yesterday quashed the compensation awarded to farmers for land acquired for a national highway and an expressway and ordered their re-determination in accordance with law.

Adultery: Done; Section 377: Done; Now time for marital rape?

30 Sep 2018

Adultery: Done; Section 377: Done; Now time for marital rape?

Striking down 158-year-old provisions of adultery under IPC Section 497, the Supreme Court recently said, "Any provision of law affecting individual dignity and equality of women invites wrath of Constitution. It's time to say that husband is not the master of wife."

'Loveratri' to 'Loveyatri', but Hindu-outfit still displeased with Salman's production

20 Sep 2018

'Loveratri' to 'Loveyatri', but Hindu-outfit still displeased with Salman's production

Aayush Sharma's debut movie 'Loveyatri' has become controversy's favorite child.

Gujarat CID arrests former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in 1996-case

05 Sep 2018

Gujarat CID arrests former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in 1996-case

Former Gujarat IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly framing a lawyer, wrongfully, in a 1996 case.

Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted

27 Aug 2018

Godhra train-burning case: Two accused convicted, three others acquitted

A special court in Ahmedabad convicted two accused and acquitted three in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident, on Monday.

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

04 Aug 2018

Justice Geeta Mittal becomes first woman Chief Justice of J&K-HC

Justice Geeta Mittal was today appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, becoming the first woman judge in the history to head it, according to the law ministry notifications.

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

02 Jul 2018

SC to hear Ahmed Patel's plea against petition challenging RS-election

The Supreme Court will hear Congress leader Ahmed Patel's petition seeking a direction to the Gujarat High Court to not proceed with a plea challenging his election to the Rajya Sabha on July 9.

Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre

11 May 2018

Godhra riots: Gujarat HC gives verdict on Ode massacre

A division bench of the Gujarat High Court acquitted three and reinforced the verdict handed by a special court to 19 others in the Ode massacre case where 23 Muslims were burnt alive during the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002.

After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience

22 Apr 2018

After acquittal, Maya Kodnani says no bigger court than conscience

Former Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani, who was acquitted Friday in the Naroda Patiya massacre case that killed 97 people, said it was God's way of testing her.

No marital-rape, but oral-sex is 'cruelty': Gujarat High Court

03 Apr 2018

No marital-rape, but oral-sex is 'cruelty': Gujarat High Court

Indian laws do not acknowledge 'marital rape' if the woman is aged over 18, meaning husbands can legally have forced sex with their wives.

Gujarat: 184 lions died in two years; HC issues notice

26 Mar 2018

Gujarat: 184 lions died in two years; HC issues notice

Taking a serious note of the death of 184 lions in the state in the last two years, the Gujarat High Court on Monday sought explanations from the Union and the state governments over the disturbing trend.

Marriages fixed on Facebook bound to fail: Gujarat HC

27 Jan 2018

Marriages fixed on Facebook bound to fail: Gujarat HC

"Modern marriages fixed on Facebook" are bound to fail, observed the Gujarat HC as it heard a domestic violence case of a young couple.

Gujarat HC rejects Wire's plea against gag-order over Jay Shah

28 Nov 2017

Gujarat HC rejects Wire's plea against gag-order over Jay Shah

The Gujarat HC has dismissed The Wire's plea against a gag order by a lower court.

Akshardham temple terror-attack case: Key accused arrested after 15 years

04 Nov 2017

Akshardham temple terror-attack case: Key accused arrested after 15 years

Fifteen years after the deadly terror strike on the Akshardham Temple in Gujarat's Gandhinagar in September 2002, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch Police arrested Ajmeri Abdul Rashid, a key accused in the case.

Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts

09 Oct 2017

Godhra train burning: HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts

The Gujarat High Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to 11 convicts in the Godhra train burning case and reduced it to life imprisonment.

Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi

05 Oct 2017

Godhra case: HC rejects Jafri's plea, upholds clean-chit to Modi

The Gujarat High Court (HC) has dismissed Zakia Jafri's plea and upheld the SIT closure report that gave PM Narendra Modi and 61 others a clean chit in the 2002 Godhra riots case.

RS polls: 3 Gujarat Congress leaders join hands with BJP

28 Jul 2017

RS polls: 3 Gujarat Congress leaders join hands with BJP

Ahead of RS polls, Congress is in for a major setback after three senior MLAs from Gujarat Assembly resigned and joined BJP in Amit Shah's presence in Gandhinagar on Thursday.

Court acquits 28 accused in post-Godhra riots

03 Feb 2017

Court acquits 28 accused in post-Godhra riots

28 people accused of arson, rioting and damaging property of minorities post Godhra train burning in February 2002, were acquitted by a Gandhinagar court.

RBI seeks regulator for spot exchanges

27 Sep 2016

RBI seeks regulator for spot exchanges

RBI has requested the Finance Ministry to appoint a regulator for monitoring spot exchanges in the country.

Gujarat Govt to appeal against HC's EBC order

06 Aug 2016

Gujarat Govt to appeal against HC's EBC order

Gujarat High Court (HC) quashed a 10% quota for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) announced by the Gujarat Government.

Gujarat HC finds ten guilty in a post-Godhra riots case

23 Jul 2016

Gujarat HC finds ten guilty in a post-Godhra riots case

Reversing a trial court's verdict of acquitting 27 accused in a post-Godhra riots case, Gujarat High Court held ten of them guilty of murder in Mehsana district's Meda Adraj.

11 Gulbarg Massacre convicts awarded life imprisonment

17 Jun 2016

11 Gulbarg Massacre convicts awarded life imprisonment

Ruling out capital punishment, a special court in Ahmedabad sentenced 11 people found guilty of murder in Gulbarg massacre, to life imprisonment.

Gulbarg Massacre: Court convicts 24, acquits 36

3 Jun 2016

Gulbarg Massacre: Court convicts 24, acquits 36

A Special Court found 24 accused guilty in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case.