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JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

27 Aug 2020

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

Congress will hold a nationwide protest tomorrow (August 28, Friday) against the Centre's decision to hold NEET and JEE competitive examinations next month, amid the coronavirus crisis.

Kamala Harris worse, have more Indians than her: Donald Trump

15 Aug 2020

Kamala Harris worse, have more Indians than her: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump, seeking re-election in November, chided his opponent Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, saying he has more Indians on his side than the 55-year-old senator from California.

SC holds Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets on CJI

14 Aug 2020

SC holds Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets on CJI

On Friday, the Supreme Court held known lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for two of his tweets targeting Chief Justice SA Bobde and the judiciary.

Harvey Weinstein's $19 million settlement with accusers rejected

15 Jul 2020

Harvey Weinstein's $19 million settlement with accusers rejected

A US federal judge has rejected a proposed $19 million settlement for women who accused former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse and harassment.

Allahabad HC order tomorrow on UP's 'name and shame' hoardings

08 Mar 2020

Allahabad HC order tomorrow on UP's 'name and shame' hoardings

The Allahabad High Court on Sunday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for installing hoardings with the names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters.

Ayodhya case: Meet the 92-year-old lawyer who defended Lord Rama

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya case: Meet the 92-year-old lawyer who defended Lord Rama

On Saturday, the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the long-drawn Ayodhya title dispute case.

#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC

06 Mar 2019

#RafaleHearing: 'Secret' Rafale deal files stolen, Center tells SC

The government told the Supreme Court that "secret" Rafale deal-related documents were stolen from the Defense Ministry and petitioners filing review pleas in the matter are relying on classified documents, violating the Official Secrets Act.

Locked up for supporting India? UAE man cages several men

11 Jan 2019

Locked up for supporting India? UAE man cages several men

India faced UAE in their group stage encounter of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup last night, and while the hosts managed to triumph after a healthy competition of football, a shocking video has revealed that a UAE national locked up several individuals in a cage for supporting the Indian team!

Bangladesh: Former-PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven-years prison in corruption-case

29 Oct 2018

Bangladesh: Former-PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven-years prison in corruption-case

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and three others to seven years of imprisonment in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

Tushar Mehta appointed as the Solicitor General Of India

10 Oct 2018

Tushar Mehta appointed as the Solicitor General Of India

On Wednesday, the Additional Solicitor of India, Tushar Mehta was appointed the Solicitor General Of India.

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

28 Sep 2018

8-member committee formed to recommend names for Lokpal

On Thursday, the government constituted an eight-member search panel for Lokpal.

For cases of Constitutional importance, SC allows live streaming

26 Sep 2018

For cases of Constitutional importance, SC allows live streaming

A three-judge bench on Wednesday allowed live streaming of cases having Constitutional importance, the proceedings of which take place in the court of Chief Justice of India.

Malaysia ex-PM faces barrage of charges over $681mn bank balance

21 Sep 2018

Malaysia ex-PM faces barrage of charges over $681mn bank balance

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak arrived in court yesterday to face a barrage of charges relating to $681mn of state funds that allegedly ended up in his personal bank account.

After chemical-attacks, Trump wanted to assassinate Assad, claims Woodward's book

05 Sep 2018

After chemical-attacks, Trump wanted to assassinate Assad, claims Woodward's book

US President Donald Trump wanted to assassinate his Syrian counterpart Bashar-al-Assad in wake of a chemical attack on civilians, a new book by Bob Woodward claims.

Modi govt attempted to stall NRC, says Congress spokesperson

05 Aug 2018

Modi govt attempted to stall NRC, says Congress spokesperson

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera on Sunday alleged that the Narendra Modi government had itself tried to stall the Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) process by appealing to the Supreme Court in 2017 that such a move could lead to law and order issues.

Radio-hosts face backlash for calling NJ's Sikh Attorney "turban man"

26 Jul 2018

Radio-hosts face backlash for calling NJ's Sikh Attorney "turban man"

Two radio hosts in the US, Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, are facing severe backlash for referring to New Jersey's Sikh-American Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as the "turban man."

Justice Chelameswar, one of India's boldest judges, retires

22 Jun 2018

Justice Chelameswar, one of India's boldest judges, retires

Supreme Court (SC) Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who caused a ripple by rebelling against the Chief Justice earlier this year, retired today.

New York Attorney General sues Trump and Trump Foundation

15 Jun 2018

New York Attorney General sues Trump and Trump Foundation

The newly-appointed Attorney General of the New York state has sued US President Donald Trump and the Trump Foundation for a pattern of "illegal conduct" and "unlawful political coordination", seeking to completely dissolve the President's namesake foundation.

Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

09 May 2018

Breaking from tradition, Justice Chelameswar won't attend own farewell function

In a surprise move, Justice Jasti Chelameswar, who has been taking on Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra over his alleged abuse of power, has refused to attend his own farewell ceremony.

SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

28 Apr 2018

SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Centre's plea to recall its March 20 judgment of provisions made in the SC/ST Act.

SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

26 Mar 2018

SC will examine constitutional validity of polygamy, nikah halala

Today, the Supreme Court agreed to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala among Muslims. It sought the views of the BJP-led government and the Law Commission about this.

Human trafficking is greatest human tragedy: CJI Dipak Misra

24 Mar 2018

Human trafficking is greatest human tragedy: CJI Dipak Misra

Terming human trafficking as "the greatest human tragedy", the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said that the menace was on the rise and people involved in it considered human beings as a commodity.

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces corruption charges

14 Feb 2018

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces corruption charges

Israeli police has claimed that there is enough evidence to indict scandal-ridden PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Reportedly, he faces allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases.

SC rift 'settled'? No rebel judge to hear key cases

16 Jan 2018

SC rift 'settled'? No rebel judge to hear key cases

Hours after Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal claimed the rift between SC judges had been "settled," the court released a list of seven key cases to be heard by a Constitution bench.

US-Mexico border wall: Construction of prototypes begins

28 Sep 2017

US-Mexico border wall: Construction of prototypes begins

Even as Congressional funding for Trump's border wall remains a question mark, it may go up (for real) soon.

KK Venugopal appointed as India's new Attorney General

30 Jun 2017

KK Venugopal appointed as India's new Attorney General

Senior lawyer KK Venugopal has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India as Mukul Rohatgi steps down from the post.

Delhi Taj Mansingh takeover battle: The Tata Group v ITC?

22 Apr 2017

Delhi Taj Mansingh takeover battle: The Tata Group v ITC?

With the Supreme Court allowing e-auction of Delhi's Taj Mansingh hotel, Tatas and ITC are likely heading for a fierce takeover battle.

Sidhu can continue with TV show: States Punjab Advocate General

25 Mar 2017

Sidhu can continue with TV show: States Punjab Advocate General

Following last week's controversy on whether Sidhu's appearance on a TV show amounted to bearing an "office of profit", the Punjab Advocate General confirmed it as conflict of interest.

Trump administration may target spouses of H-1B visa

08 Mar 2017

Trump administration may target spouses of H-1B visa

Trump administration has ratcheted its attempts to cut down foreign immigrant workers in US.

Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment

25 Feb 2017

Political storm after Dikshit's "Rahul still immature" comment

Congress leader Sheila Dikshit said Rahul Gandhi "is still not mature", pushing the party into damage control mode. Party veteran Harikesh Bahadur followed by saying the Gandhi scion's preparedness should be debated.

SC dismisses petition seeking probe into Sahara diaries

11 Jan 2017

SC dismisses petition seeking probe into Sahara diaries

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into the Sahara-Birla diaries, saying there was no case to be made.

US Consular official attacked in Mexico by an American

09 Jan 2017

US Consular official attacked in Mexico by an American

A US Consular official was attacked in Mexico's second biggest city Guadalajara by a man wearing blue nurse uniform near a shopping center.

Sahara Diaries documents puts Sheila Dixit in a fix

26 Dec 2016

Sahara Diaries documents puts Sheila Dixit in a fix

The Congress posted a list linked to the Sahara bribery case on Twitter in which a reference to its leader Sheila Dikshit also allegedly figured; Dikshit junked the list saying there was no truth in the allegations.

Modi received kickbacks from Sahara: Rahul Gandhi

21 Dec 2016

Modi received kickbacks from Sahara: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused PM Modi of accepting kickbacks from the Sahara group of companies as Gujarat Chief Minister.

Explosion in Mexico fireworks market kills 36

21 Dec 2016

Explosion in Mexico fireworks market kills 36

On Tuesday in the north of Mexico city, a fireworks market exploded killing at least 36 people and injured 72.

Government demands apology from Rahul Gandhi

14 Dec 2016

Government demands apology from Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's allegations of corruption against PM Modi created an uproar among members of the ruling dispensation.

Chinese media: Trump may use India to balance China

08 Dec 2016

Chinese media: Trump may use India to balance China

A Global Times report titled 'Trump may be cool to alliance with Delhi' suggested that president-elect Donald Trump may increase Indo-US defence co-operation to "suppress" China.

Trump, Gore discuss Climate Change

06 Dec 2016

Trump, Gore discuss Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump met Al Gore at Trump tower in New York and is said to have discussed 'Climate Change' at length.

Punitive tax for US firms moving abroad: Trump

06 Dec 2016

Punitive tax for US firms moving abroad: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened American firms with dire consequences if they move abroad and still hope to sell products in the US; he has proposed a 35% punitive tax.

Indian IT sector worried over Trump's policies

25 Nov 2016

Indian IT sector worried over Trump's policies

The Indian IT-sector is getting jittery over the implementation of Trump's campaign promises; he had stressed on prioritizing jobs and wages for US workers and also cap the number of H-1B visas.