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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.

Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

21 Mar 2020

Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

Putting theirs and the lives of dozens at risk, the protesters of Shaheen Bagh have decided to continue their agitation tomorrow when the entire nation has been requested to follow Janata curfew to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

19 Mar 2020

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.

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.

IPL: Are Rajasthan Royals planning on shifting their base?

02 Feb 2020

IPL: Are Rajasthan Royals planning on shifting their base?

The champions of the inaugural edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals (RR) have not had the same amount of success following 2008.

People from other faiths shouldn't question Muslim law: Muslim Body

27 Jan 2020

People from other faiths shouldn't question Muslim law: Muslim Body

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has approached the Supreme Court seeking impleadment of a PIL which sought a ban on Islamic practices like Nikah Halala and polygamy, saying that practices of one faith shouldn't be questioned by those belonging to others.

SC to hear Aarey forest case today, activists get bail

07 Oct 2019

SC to hear Aarey forest case today, activists get bail

A special bench of the Supreme Court will hear a plea against the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey colony on Monday. The trees are being cut for the city's metro rail project and have drawn criticism from several quarters.

Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police

14 Aug 2019

Restrictions will continue in Kashmir, lifted in Jammu: Police

In a major relief for residents of Jammu, the restrictions which government imposed days ago have been completely lifted, a top police official said on Wednesday.

J&K: Centre should get time to ensure normalcy, says SC

13 Aug 2019

J&K: Centre should get time to ensure normalcy, says SC

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is highly sensitive but Centre should be given more time to bring normalcy in the state, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday.

Make marital rape ground for divorce, says plea; court declines

09 Jul 2019

Make marital rape ground for divorce, says plea; court declines

Marital rape should be a ground for divorce and the Centre should be directed to form appropriate laws- this is what a PIL demanded from Delhi High Court.

Chandni Chowk's temple vandalized: Amit Shah summons Delhi Police chief

03 Jul 2019

Chandni Chowk's temple vandalized: Amit Shah summons Delhi Police chief

After a 100-year-old temple was vandalized in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area on Sunday, Home Minister Amit Shah summoned Delhi Police Chief Amulya Patnaik on Wednesday.

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

29 Jun 2019

Ayodhya, Rafale, Article-370: SC to hear important cases next week

The Supreme Court will reopen on Monday, July 1, after its annual six-week-long summer vacation and the first week will be jam-packed with important cases.

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.

Guptas leave wedding trash in Auli, to bear cleaning expenses

25 Jun 2019

Guptas leave wedding trash in Auli, to bear cleaning expenses

Recently, the controversial South Africa-based Gupta family held a five-day double wedding affair in the hill station of Auli, Uttarakhand.

SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

24 Jun 2019

SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

While India focuses on becoming a superpower, its children are dying because governments didn't care to raise awareness about a deadly disease.

Lawyer, who murdered UP Bar Council's President, dies during treatment

22 Jun 2019

Lawyer, who murdered UP Bar Council's President, dies during treatment

Uttar Pradesh lawyer Manish Sharma, who killed the first female president of UP Bar Council on June 12, died on Saturday.

'Super 30' team had to change script 13 times

17 Jun 2019

'Super 30' team had to change script 13 times

Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 has been in the pipeline for a long time.

Fresh trouble for Hrithik's 'Super 30', IITians call movie 'inauthentic'

15 Jun 2019

Fresh trouble for Hrithik's 'Super 30', IITians call movie 'inauthentic'

Super 30 was supposed to be a movie that would inspire millions. The movie, starring Hrithik Roshan, is based on the life of Anand Kumar, who provides free coaching to underprivileged students to get them into IITs.

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

21 May 2019

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls on May 23.

You cannot download TikTok on Android anymore: Here's why

17 Apr 2019

You cannot download TikTok on Android anymore: Here's why

Amid calls for a ban in India, China's popular short-form video sharing app TikTok has hit a major roadblock - from Google.

Why can't Rahul Dravid vote this time: Details here

16 Apr 2019

Why can't Rahul Dravid vote this time: Details here

In an ironical incident, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid, who is Karnataka election body's ambassador, won't be able to cast his vote this time as his name was excluded from the list.

No ban on Electoral Bonds for now: Supreme Court

12 Apr 2019

No ban on Electoral Bonds for now: Supreme Court

Passing an interim order on electoral bonds, the Supreme Court on Friday directed all political parties to give details of their funding in a sealed cover to Election Commission by May 30.

BJP denies links with Modi's biopic, but supports release

04 Apr 2019

BJP denies links with Modi's biopic, but supports release

In a new development, the Bharatiya Janata Party distanced itself from the biopic on PM Narendra Modi, but told Election Commission it supported the release of the movie.

Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

04 Apr 2019

Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

A few weeks ago, BSP supremo Mayawati announced she will not contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

20 Mar 2019

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

After years of delay, India got its first Lokpal on Tuesday as President Ram Nath Kovind appointed its chief and eight other members.

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

17 Mar 2019

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.

Nirav Modi's bungalow, worth Rs. 100 crore, demolished using explosives

08 Mar 2019

Nirav Modi's bungalow, worth Rs. 100 crore, demolished using explosives

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's sprawling seaside bungalow located in Alibaug, Maharashtra was demolished on Friday.

#PulwamaAttack: Nitish Kumar doesn't want Article 370 to be scrapped

22 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAttack: Nitish Kumar doesn't want Article 370 to be scrapped

Bihar Chief Minister on Thursday said he will never support the scrapping of Article 370 which gives Jammu and Kashmir its special status.

After facing heavy backlash, PUBG promises to improve game

20 Feb 2019

After facing heavy backlash, PUBG promises to improve game

It has been a rough couple of months for PUBG in India, where the lives of many youngsters were affected due to the addictive nature of the multiplayer online game.

11-year-old moves Bombay-HC seeking PUBG ban, says 'game promotes violence'

01 Feb 2019

11-year-old moves Bombay-HC seeking PUBG ban, says 'game promotes violence'

The PUBG fever has gripped the entire nation and is keeping gamers, especially youngsters, hooked, so much so that their studies are also getting affected adversely.

Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

31 Jan 2019

Third SC judge exits case challenging acting CBI chief's appointment

On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice NV Ramana recused himself from hearing a plea challenging M Nageshwar Rao's appointment as interim CBI Chief.

Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment

24 Jan 2019

Justice Sikri recuses himself from plea challenging interim CBI-chief's appointment

Justice AK Sikri, who was part of the select panel which took the decision to transfer former CBI Director Alok Verma, on Thursday recused himself from a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the interim boss of the agency.

Supreme Court admits petitions challenging government's 'snooping order'

14 Jan 2019

Supreme Court admits petitions challenging government's 'snooping order'

The Supreme Court has admitted a clutch of petitions challenging the government's move to give sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept and monitor data on computers.

J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme

11 Jan 2019

J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme

The Supreme Court today closed the case seeking action against US-based pharma major Johnson and Johnson for implanting faulty hip implants into patients in New Delhi.

Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale

08 Jan 2019

Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale

The Delhi High Court today refused to vacate the stay on sale of drugs and prescription medicines by online pharmacies.

Dialogue can solve Ayodhya-issue, will lay brick: Farooq Abdullah

04 Jan 2019

Dialogue can solve Ayodhya-issue, will lay brick: Farooq Abdullah

Veteran National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Friday the Ayodhya dispute can be solved through dialogue while emphasizing Lord Ram doesn't just belong to Hindus.

Complete Chandni Chowk parking-lot by September 2020: Delhi-HC to NDMC

30 Dec 2018

Complete Chandni Chowk parking-lot by September 2020: Delhi-HC to NDMC

The Delhi High Court has directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to ensure completion of a parking lot at Gandhi Maidan in crowded Chandni Chowk area of the walled city by September 2020.

To help visually-challenged identify banknotes, RBI invites mobile-based solutions

30 Dec 2018

To help visually-challenged identify banknotes, RBI invites mobile-based solutions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is looking for a mobile phone-based solution to help visually challenged citizens in identifying bank notes.

Delhi Health Bill to face the AAP cabinet in January

27 Dec 2018

Delhi Health Bill to face the AAP cabinet in January

Health Minister Satyendra Jain has given nod to his department to finalize the Delhi Health Bill and it is likely to be presented in the AAP cabinet by next month, a senior official said today.

SC to hear PIL questioning #AyodhyaVerdict delay on 4 January

24 Dec 2018

SC to hear PIL questioning #AyodhyaVerdict delay on 4 January

The Supreme Court on Monday has reportedly agreed to hear on 4 January a PIL questioning the delay in judgment on the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue.