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#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

09 May 2019

#SupremeInjustice: Kavanaugh and Gogoi's episodes show women are rarely heard

The temple of justice, India's Supreme Court, turned out to be a big disappointment in the last couple of days.

'The Social Network' actor Armie Hammer is the next Batman?

20 Feb 2019

'The Social Network' actor Armie Hammer is the next Batman?

The Batman is the upcoming standalone movie from DCEU and while fans cannot wait to see what the film has in store, the project has hit a couple of snafus along the way.

#ThatWas2018: The highs and lows of the Trump presidency

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: The highs and lows of the Trump presidency

US President Donald Trump has ridden on waves of approval and disapproval since he came into power in 2016.

Trump nominates Neomi Rao to replace Kavanaugh on DC circuit

15 Nov 2018

Trump nominates Neomi Rao to replace Kavanaugh on DC circuit

US President Donald Trump has sent to the Senate the nomination of prominent Indian-American, Neomi Rao, to replace Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the powerful DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford is still being harassed, lawyers claim

09 Nov 2018

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford is still being harassed, lawyers claim

Christine Blasey Ford, who accused US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual harassment, is still receiving threats, her lawyers told NPR.

Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh's family for their 'terrible suffering'

09 Oct 2018

Trump apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh's family for their 'terrible suffering'

US President Donald Trump has apologized to new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the "terrible suffering" they were "forced" to endure.

Despite sexual assault allegations, Kavanaugh gets backing for SC seat

06 Oct 2018

Despite sexual assault allegations, Kavanaugh gets backing for SC seat

Despite sexual assault allegations, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the US Supreme Court is all but certain, with key senators having backed the embattled judge's nomination.

Research confirms women worry about sexual-harassment, (unsurprisingly) men don't

04 Oct 2018

Research confirms women worry about sexual-harassment, (unsurprisingly) men don't

It's no surprise that most women across the world, at some point in their lives, have been victims of sexual harassment.

Raped at 16, kept silent: Indian-American model Padma Lakshmi

26 Sep 2018

Raped at 16, kept silent: Indian-American model Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi, a prominent Indian-American model-cum-host, has alleged she was raped by her boyfriend at the age of 16.

After #MeToo, #WhyIDidntReport proves sexual abuse victims are rarely believed

23 Sep 2018

After #MeToo, #WhyIDidntReport proves sexual abuse victims are rarely believed

First, #MeToo happened, which united victims of sexual abuse around the globe, and snowballed into, probably, the biggest movement for survivors recently.

Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee of sexual misconduct breaks silence

17 Sep 2018

Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee of sexual misconduct breaks silence

A woman who had earlier alleged that US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, had sexually assaulted her, has identified herself.

Trump nominates Indian-American professor Aditya Bamzai to Civil Liberties board

08 Aug 2018

Trump nominates Indian-American professor Aditya Bamzai to Civil Liberties board

US President Donald Trump has nominated a prominent Indian-American law professor and legal expert to an agency on privacy and civil liberties.

Indian-American Amul Thapar not in Trump's top-3 for SC-judge nominee

07 Jul 2018

Indian-American Amul Thapar not in Trump's top-3 for SC-judge nominee

Indian-American judge Amul Thapar has not made it to the shortlist of three candidates from among which US President Donald Trump is likely to nominate his pick for the US Supreme Court justice.

US: Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

03 Jul 2018

US: Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

US President Donald Trump has interviewed prominent Indian-American judge Amul Thapar and three other legal luminaries shortlisted by him as the potential nominees to replace the Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy.

Trump wants people to come to US through merit-based immigration-system

27 Jun 2018

Trump wants people to come to US through merit-based immigration-system

US President Donald Trump today said he wants foreign workers to come to the US through a merit-based immigration system so as to meet the demands of companies that are moving into America in greater numbers.

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

27 Jun 2018

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'

Final verdict: Samsung to pay Apple $539 million in damages

25 May 2018

Final verdict: Samsung to pay Apple $539 million in damages

According to a federal court verdict in San Jose, California, Samsung has to pay Apple $539 million as damages in a long-running patent infringement case.

US Supreme Court to hear dispute over Gujarat power plant

22 May 2018

US Supreme Court to hear dispute over Gujarat power plant

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition filed by Indian villagers seeking to hold a US-based international financial institution responsible for widespread environmental damage they blame on a power plant it financed in Gujarat.

Apple seeking $1bn from Samsung in 7-year-old patent infringement dispute

17 May 2018

Apple seeking $1bn from Samsung in 7-year-old patent infringement dispute

Apple is seeking $1 billion from Samsung in a long-running patent infringement case.

California bakeries can refuse to sell cake to gay customers

08 Feb 2018

California bakeries can refuse to sell cake to gay customers

In a controversial judgment, a California court has ruled that bakeries in the US state can refuse services to same-sex couples if they find it in disagreement with their religious beliefs.

Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban, restrictions come into effect

05 Dec 2017

Supreme Court upholds Trump's travel ban, restrictions come into effect

In a major win for Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court has upheld the president's third travel ban which denies the citizens of six predominantly-Muslim countries, Venezuela and North Korea, from entering the US.

North Korea, Venezuela and Chad brought under Trump's travel ban

25 Sep 2017

North Korea, Venezuela and Chad brought under Trump's travel ban

In a bid to make America safe again, the US has brought Venezuela, North Korea, and Chad under Trump's controversial travel ban.

Trump's attempt at restricting refugees rejected by appeals court

08 Sep 2017

Trump's attempt at restricting refugees rejected by appeals court

The Trump administration's efforts to temporarily ban most refugees from entering America has been rejected by a US appeals court.

Trump travel ban: People denied entry can reapply for visas

02 Sep 2017

Trump travel ban: People denied entry can reapply for visas

A legal settlement, reached at a US federal court, allows people who were denied entry into America because of President Donald Trump's first travel ban to reapply for visas.

Can Google lose trademark over its name? Perhaps, yes.

25 Aug 2017

Can Google lose trademark over its name? Perhaps, yes.

The US Supreme Court is currently mulling on whether Google should be allowed to retain the trademark on its name.

Trump's travel ban partially comes into effect

30 Jun 2017

Trump's travel ban partially comes into effect

From midnight on June 29, US President Donald Trump's travel ban has partially come into force. People from six countries and refugees will now face tougher immigration processes.

Trump Travel Ban: Visa applicants must prove "close" family/business ties

29 Jun 2017

Trump Travel Ban: Visa applicants must prove "close" family/business ties

The White House has unveiled a new set of criteria for visa applicants from six predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban.

SC partly lifts Trump's travel ban: what does it mean?

28 Jun 2017

SC partly lifts Trump's travel ban: what does it mean?

US President Trump welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to allow parts of his travel ban to go into effect.

Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court allows part of it

26 Jun 2017

Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court allows part of it

In what appears to be a victory for Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has let the present administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers coming from the six Muslim-dominated countries.

Another federal court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

13 Jun 2017

Another federal court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

Yet another court has upheld a block on US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

US Supreme Court upholds ban on "gay conversion" therapy

03 May 2017

US Supreme Court upholds ban on "gay conversion" therapy

The US Supreme Court (SC) turned down a challenge to California's ban on "gay conversion therapy", which prohibits state-licensed practitioners from offering "therapy" to change youths' sexual orientation.

100 Days of Trump: A look at his presidency

29 Apr 2017

100 Days of Trump: A look at his presidency

US President Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office on April 29 by holding a rally in Pennsylvania.

US Court declines General Motor's plea to avoid ignition-switch lawsuits

25 Apr 2017

US Court declines General Motor's plea to avoid ignition-switch lawsuits

The apex court of USA has declined General Motors' plea to avoid lawsuits that stemmed from the firm's infamous ignition switch defects and subsequent recalls.

US: Arkansas conducts first double-execution in 17 years

25 Apr 2017

US: Arkansas conducts first double-execution in 17 years

The US state of Arkansas executed two prisoners, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams who were on death row in the first double execution in the US for 17 years.

Arkansas carries out first prisoner execution in 12 years

21 Apr 2017

Arkansas carries out first prisoner execution in 12 years

The US State of Arkansas has conducted its first execution in 12 years.

Democrats mull options to block nomination of Trump's justice nominee

04 Apr 2017

Democrats mull options to block nomination of Trump's justice nominee

Democrats said they will use a tactic called filibuster to thwart the confirmation of US President Donald Trump's nominee for justice, Neil Gorsuch, bringing in the necessary 41 votes.

Neil Gorsuch vows independence from President Trump

22 Mar 2017

Neil Gorsuch vows independence from President Trump

US President Donald Trump's nominee for justice, Neil Gorsuch, vowed independence and assured he wouldn't hesitate to rule against Trump, at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing.

High-stakes hearing for confirmation of Trump's justice nominee begins

21 Mar 2017

High-stakes hearing for confirmation of Trump's justice nominee begins

A US Senate Committee began a hearing on on March 20 on confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for justice.

Travel ban: US judge blocks Trump's new executive order

16 Mar 2017

Travel ban: US judge blocks Trump's new executive order

On March 16, a federal judge blocked Trump's renewed travel ban, hours before it was scheduled to begin.

Trump urges rule-breaking to confirm Neil Gorsuch

02 Feb 2017

Trump urges rule-breaking to confirm Neil Gorsuch

A day after nominating Neil Gorsuch to fill in a permanent seat at the Supreme Court, Donald Trump encouraged the US Senate's Republican leader to resort to the "nuclear option" of dismissing longstanding chamber rules if need be in order to confirm the nomination.