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Sexual harassment case: SC doesn't rule out conspiracy against ex-CJI

18 Feb 2021

Sexual harassment case: SC doesn't rule out conspiracy against ex-CJI

The Supreme Court thinks that former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, who was accused of sexual harassment by a former staffer, could have been a victim of a conspiracy.

Kerala journalist, arrested on way to Hathras, granted 5-day bail

15 Feb 2021

Kerala journalist, arrested on way to Hathras, granted 5-day bail

Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh last October, has been granted bail by the Supreme Court for five days to visit his ailing mother.

Right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime, says SC

13 Feb 2021

Right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime, says SC

Junking a petition challenging last year's order on the Shaheen Bagh agitation, the Supreme Court said that the "right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime."

COVID-19 vaccines: SC turns down plea regarding sale of fakes

11 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: SC turns down plea regarding sale of fakes

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to the Centre for framing "strict" guidelines to prevent any chance of sale of fake coronavirus vaccines in India.

Munawar Faruqui is out, four others are still awaiting bail

11 Feb 2021

Munawar Faruqui is out, four others are still awaiting bail

Last week, the Supreme Court finally granted bail to Munawar Faruqui, a comedian arrested on January 1 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

11 Feb 2021

Amazon moves Supreme Court over $3.4bn Future Group-Reliance deal

Amazon has moved India's Supreme Court to stop a $3.4 billion assets sale by its partner, Future Group, to Reliance Industries.

SC stays further dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat

10 Feb 2021

SC stays further dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed further dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat.

Revered Hindu sites in Pakistan in state of decay: Report

08 Feb 2021

Revered Hindu sites in Pakistan in state of decay: Report

Most of the revered sites of the minority Hindu community in Pakistan are in poor condition and the authority responsible for their upkeep has failed to maintain them, leaving the ancient worship places in a state of decay, according to a recent report by a Supreme Court-appointed commission.

SC grants relief to Sonu Sood against BMC's notice

05 Feb 2021

SC grants relief to Sonu Sood against BMC's notice

The Supreme Court on Friday granted relief to actor Sonu Sood who had moved the top court against an order by the Bombay High Court, dismissing his case against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) notice.

Supreme Court grants interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

05 Feb 2021

Supreme Court grants interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who was arrested last month for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by mocking Hindu deities.

Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee

30 Jan 2021

Government attempts to ban Bitcoin again; Considers digitizing the rupee

After leaving Indians with no choice but to embrace digital transactions, the government is poised to ban cryptocurrencies.

'Mirzapur': Allahabad High Court stays arrest of show's makers

30 Jan 2021

'Mirzapur': Allahabad High Court stays arrest of show's makers

The Allahabad High Court has stayed the arrest of web series Mirzapur's producers, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, in connection with a First Information Report (FIR) filed against them.

Kunal Kamra refuses to apologize for his jokes on SC

29 Jan 2021

Kunal Kamra refuses to apologize for his jokes on SC

Comedian Kunal Kamra, who was issued a notice over controversial tweets by the Supreme Court, has refused to tender an apology.

Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

28 Jan 2021

Who is Pushpa Ganediwala, judge behind controversial Bombay HC ruling

The Bombay High Court's recent ruling that groping a minor without skin-to-skin contact does not constitute sexual assault has faced severe flak.

Opening pant's zip not sexual assault under POCSO: High Court

28 Jan 2021

Opening pant's zip not sexual assault under POCSO: High Court

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has ruled that holding the hands of a minor girl and opening the zip of pants do not fall under the purview of "sexual assault" or "aggravated sexual assault" of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order

27 Jan 2021

Skin to Skin contact: SC stays Bombay HC order

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the Bombay High Court order acquitting a man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act saying groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault.

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

27 Jan 2021

'Tandav' row: Supreme Court says freedom of speech 'not absolute'

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that freedom of speech is not absolute while hearing petitions seeking a stay on cases filed against the makers of web series Tandav, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

27 Jan 2021

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

VK Sasikala, the expelled AIADMK leader and close aide of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, was on Wednesday released from a Bengaluru prison after spending four years behind bars.

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

26 Jan 2021

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, headed by Amit Shah, seen as the number two in the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, suspended internet services till 11:59 pm today at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi, and their adjoining areas in New Delhi.

Farmers' tractor rally allowed but they can't disrupt R-Day parade

25 Jan 2021

Farmers' tractor rally allowed but they can't disrupt R-Day parade

After weighing all options, the Delhi Police allowed protesting farmers to hold a tractor rally on Republic Day, Tuesday, in the national capital. However, the farmers have been strictly told they can't disrupt the main parade.

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

24 Jan 2021

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

A Kashmiri-origin woman, Sameera Fazili, will be among the 20 Indian-Americans in the new Joe Biden administration in the United States.

Vijay Mallya seeking 'alternative route' to remain in the UK

23 Jan 2021

Vijay Mallya seeking 'alternative route' to remain in the UK

Fugitive economic offender Vijay Mallya has reportedly appealed to the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel for an alternative route to remain in the UK and avoid extradition to India.

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

22 Jan 2021

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

21 Jan 2021

Farmers reject government's proposal for 18-month suspension of farm laws

Roughly 500 farmer groups under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday rejected the government's proposal to resolve the ongoing protests against the new agricultural laws.

Farmers firm on holding tractor rally on Outer Ring Road

21 Jan 2021

Farmers firm on holding tractor rally on Outer Ring Road

Farmers protesting against the central government's agricultural laws are adamant about staging a tractor rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road on Republic Day (January 26).

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

20 Jan 2021

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

More than two months after he won the election, on the promise of healing a broken nation, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of United States of America in Washington DC.

Before Sushant's birth anniversary, fans remember him on Twitter

20 Jan 2021

Before Sushant's birth anniversary, fans remember him on Twitter

There's no doubt that Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was loved by many and even after his untimely demise in June last year, his fans managed to keep him alive.

Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

20 Jan 2021

Kisan Mahapanchayat seeks reconstitution of SC panel; court issues notice

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice on a plea filed by the Kisan Mahapanchayat seeking the reconstitution of a court-appointed panel to discuss the contentious agricultural laws.

Farm laws assault on middle class, jobless youth: Rahul Gandhi

19 Jan 2021

Farm laws assault on middle class, jobless youth: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing the media on Tuesday over three farm laws, that have sparked a massive agitation, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said they not only impact the farmers but also the middle class and every youngster who is unemployed.

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

19 Jan 2021

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rakesh Tikait said farmer unions will not be attending the first meeting with the panel formed by Supreme Court to end the deadlock persisting between them and the Centre.

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

18 Jan 2021

Delhi Police must decide on farmers' R-Day tractor march: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi Police should decide whether protesting farmers must be allowed to enter the national capital on Republic Day with hundreds of tractors or not, as it adjourned the matter for Wednesday, January 20.

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

18 Jan 2021

Will be peaceful: Farmers refuse to call off tractor march

Farmers, protesting against three agrarian laws, refused to call off the Republic Day tractor march while assuring that it will be peaceful.

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

16 Jan 2021

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

15 Jan 2021

Farmers, Centre to hold ninth round of talks today

The farmers and Centre will hold the ninth round of talks today at 12 PM, for the first time since the Supreme Court put a stay on the implementation of three laws that triggered a massive protest.

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

14 Jan 2021

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

Bhupinder Singh Mann, the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union, on Thursday quit the four-member committee formed by Supreme Court to talk with farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws for over a month.

Lisa Montgomery: US executes first female inmate in seven decades

13 Jan 2021

Lisa Montgomery: US executes first female inmate in seven decades

Early on Wednesday, the United States performed the first execution of a woman in nearly seven decades, as Lisa Montgomery was administered a lethal injection in Terre Haute, Indiana. She is the eleventh person to die after President Donald Trump restarted federal executions post a hiatus of 17 long years.

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

13 Jan 2021

Farmers don't know what they want, says BJP's Hema Malini

Veteran actor and politician Hema Malini has said that the farmers who are protesting against the new agricultural laws do not know what they want.

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

13 Jan 2021

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

The Supreme Court's Tuesday verdict of putting a stay on the implementation of farm laws was appreciated by protesting farmers but the four-member committee was not since it is "pro-government."

Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva arrested in drugs case

12 Jan 2021

Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva arrested in drugs case

Film actor Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva was arrested by officials of the Bengaluru Crime Branch from Chennai on Monday night.

Big blow for Centre: SC stays implementation of farm laws

12 Jan 2021

Big blow for Centre: SC stays implementation of farm laws

Handing over a huge blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of three farm laws that triggered a massive farmers' agitation.